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Cech devastated by late mistake PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Goalkeeper Petr Cech was disconsolate after his late error contributed to the Czech Republic's Euro 2008 exit at the hands of Turkey on Sunday, reports BBC.

Cech, who lost the Champions League final with Chelsea in May and has had a bad run of injuries, dropped a cross that led to Turkey's equalising goal.
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Protests over death of employee shut Bangabazar PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Employees at Bangabazar Hawkers Market took to the streets in the area Monday to protest the death of a shop employee allegedly in the hands of his employer.

Protesters alleged that Rana had died from torture by the owner of SK Traders, a shop in the market.
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Khaleda says she 'cannot go abroad', wants treatment here PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

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Detained former prime minister Khaleda Zia said Monday that she "cannot go abroad", but would receive medical treatment at home without any conditions attached.

She also blamed the government for the failing health of her two sons, Tarique Rahman and Arafat Rahman Coco, demanding that they should be sent overseas for better medical treatment.
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AL hands list of dialogue delegates PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The Awami League Monday sent a list of nine dialogue delegates to the Chief Adviser's Office, reports bdnews24.com.

AL office secretary advocate Abdul Mannan Khan, accompanied by deputy office secretary ABM Mozammel Hoq, handed the list to Kazi Md Aminul Islam, secretary to the Chief Adviser's Office.
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Horijon community facing uncertainty in CCC job PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Deprived of their rights for unknown reason

Towhidul Alam

The Sweepers of Chittagong City Corporation want certainty about their jobs. Most of the cleaners known as shebok come from Horijon community.

They don’t have assurance about their job. They are deprived of all sorts of legal rights by the authority of cleaning department in City Corporation.

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Govt to extend dialogue process to include NRBs PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

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The government is set to expand its dialogue process further by holding talks with expatriate or non-resident Bangladeshis to help identify solutions to national problems, an adviser said Monday.

The government has hired a firm experienced in video conferencing to execute the cross-continent dialogue session, local government adviser Anwarul Iqbal told reporters at his office after a meeting with a visiting delegation of expatriate Bangladeshis.
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Labour leaders dispute Mirza Aziz's view PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

State-run industries

Bdnews24.com

Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad, an umbrella organisation of labour rights groups, has disputed the finance adviser's comment that 'government managed industries cannot thrive' due to the attitude of state-employed workers.

"The government is just passing the buck, that is, shifting the responsibilities on to the workers," SKOP members said in a statement Monday.
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BSMMU patients ransack Ansar camp PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Manhandling of patient

Bdnews24.com

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital ansar camp was ransacked Monday following the removal of a patient from the hospital's outpatient line.

Witnesses said ansar Sultan Ali pushed out of line an elderly patient who came for treatment at the outpatient department of the hospital.
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Bay low deepens into depression PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Agency

The well-marked low over the north Bay and the adjoining coast has intensified into a monsoon depression, the weather office said Monday.

In a midday bulletin, the Meteorological Department said the depression had been centred about 235km west-southwest of Chittagong port, 215km west of Cox's Bazar and 135km south-southeast of Mongla.
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ADB commits $130m in food aid PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The Asian Development Bank has committed $130 million (Tk 890.50 crore) in food aid to Bangladesh, to help finance the government's food security programmes over the coming fiscal year (2008-09), ADB's South Asia regional director Kunio Senga said Monday, reports bdnews24.com.

The aid is aimed at food security programmes being undertaken by the government in a bid to expand the country's social security net over the next year, Senga said, following a meeting with finance and planning adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam.
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Adviser sees no major change in budget PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

The budget proposed for fiscal 2008-09 will not see any major change, finance and planning adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam said Monday, reports bdnews24.com.

Some minor changes may be possible.
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Oil price hits record $139.89 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Agency

The price of crude oil struck a record high point of 139.89 dollars a barrel on Monday even as Saudi Arabia is said to be preparing to increase output.

New York main oil futures contract, light sweet crude for July delivery, beat its all-time high of 139.12 dollars
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Stocks return from losses PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Dhaka stocks returned from losses Monday with the prices of most issues going up on a buying spree after a previous-day fall.

The last two trading days witnessed corrective measures taken by Dhaka Stock Exchange to cool the overheated market. Investors sold off their holdings for fears of more interventions.
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29 promoted to joint secretary PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The government has promoted 29 deputy secretaries of different cadres, including administration, to joint secretary, the establishment ministry said in a statement Monday.

Twenty-three bureaucrats are from the administration cadre, two from information cadre and one each from public works, health, tax and audit and accounts cadres.

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Khaleda in court for Gatco charge framing PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Former prime minister Khaleda Zia was produced in a special court located in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban complex Monday to face charges in the Gatco graft case, reports bdnews24.com.

Other accused in the case, Khaleda Zia's
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BFF officials meet Mahbub Jamil PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The special assistant to the chief adviser, Mahbub Jamil, Monday had a meeting with the newly elected Bangladesh Football Federation committee members led by its president Kazi Salahuddin.

"It was just a curtsey meeting and we met him at his office in the morning," Salahuddin told reporters at the BFF House in Arambagh Monday.
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Israel brushes aside pressure over statehood deal PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

JERUSALEM, Mon Jun 16, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Israel sought on Monday to lower US expectations for any deal with the Palestinians this year, brushing aside pressure over settlements and calling for decisions on Jerusalem's future to be deferred.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ended her sixth trip to the region this year with no sign of progress in nudging both sides toward a peace deal by the end of 2008.

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Iran police start wider crackdown on un-Islamic dress PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

TEHRAN, Mon Jun 16,(bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Iranian police have launched a more extensive crackdown on "social corruption" such as women flouting Islamic dress codes, the Farhang-e Ashti newspaper reported on Monday.

"In its wider crackdown which has started from Saturday, police will confront those who appear in public in an indecent way and will also seal off shops selling un-Islamic dress," the newspaper said, quoting an unnamed police official.
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Bad day for Brazil, Argentina in qualifiers PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Brazil lost 2-0 to 10-man Paraguay and Argentina needed a stoppage-time equaliser to hold Ecuador 1-1 at home in South American World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.

Chile completed a dramatic day by winning 2-0 at high altitude in Bolivia with two goals from defender Gary Medel, the first a bicycle kick.
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Turkey heroics add more sizzle to Euro 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

TENERO, Switzerland, June 16 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Turkey pulled off an extraordinary rescue to book a place in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals with a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic on Sunday after trailing by two goals with 15 minutes to go.

UEFA president Michel Platini had used an interview earlier on Sunday to extol a "sizzling" tournament that had upset established hierarchies in thrilling style but even he could not have foreseen the amazing climax in Geneva.
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Karzai threat seen as pressure tactic in Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008

ISLAMABAD, Mon Jun 16, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai's threat of a cross-border pursuit of militants is more of a tactic to build pressure on Pakistan than a signal of real intent, analysts said on Monday.

Unnerved by Pakistan's efforts to make peace with militants in its tribal areas, Karzai made the warning on Sunday after the Taliban launched a bold and successful mass jailbreak in Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.
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