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Zimbabwe's MDC, ruling party start full crisis talks PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

REUTERS, JOHANNESBURG- Senior negotiators from Zimbabwe's main opposition MDC and the ruling ZANU-PF party began talks on Thursday and a report indicated they were close to reaching a deal on forming a unity government.

The talks were under way on Thursday, President Thabo Mbeki's spokesman Mukoni Ratshitanga said. Senior Movement for Democratic Change officials and two Zimbabwean cabinet ministers were leading the rival negotiating teams meeting at an undisclosed venue around the South African capital Pretoria.

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Afghan army says kills "dozens" of insurgents PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

REUTERS, KABUL- Afghan soldiers killed "dozens" of militants, including foreigners, in a clash on a highway in southern Zabul province on Thursday, the defence ministry said.

The clash broke out following reports of an ambush by the insurgents in Zabul, the ministry said in a statement.
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Pakistan seeks more help from India to combat terror PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

REUTERS

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani told his Indian counterpart on Thursday both countries should cooperate more deeply to combat "terrorism and extremism" in the region.

Having gone to the brink of a fourth war in 2002, the nuclear armed South Asian rivals embarked on a peace process four years ago but relations were strained by a suicide attack outside the Indian embassy in Kabul this month.
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Israel revives plan to build new West Bank settlement PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

REUTERS, JERUSALEM- Israel's Defense Ministry has revived a plan it had shelved under US pressure to build a new Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank, government officials said on Thursday.

A ministry committee approved the construction of 20 housing units in Maskiot, an abandoned military base in the Jordan Valley for some of the families removed from settlements in the Gaza Strip during Israel's pullout in 2005, the officials said.
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EC seeks amendment PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Representation of People Order 1972

Desk Report

The Election Commission has asked the government to amend the Representation of People Order 1972 instead of abolishing it, election commissioner Muhammed Sohul Hussain said Thursday.

The election commissioner said his office had recommended that the provisions on electoral reforms in the Representation of People Ordinance 2008 be included in the RPO 1972.
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HC cancels, declares it illegal PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Contempt of Court ordinance'08

Staff Correspondent

The High Court has cancelled the Contempt of Court Ordinance 2008, declaring it illegal and unconstitutional.

A High Court bench of justices ABM Khairul Haq and Md Abu Tariq gave the ruling Thursday on a writ petition by Supreme Court lawyers Md Shamsul Huq and Tajul Islam.
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Permanent jobs for 10 judges PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Govt appeals to stay HC order

Staff Correspondent

The government Thursday appealed to the Appellate Division to stay a High Court order on permanent appointment to 10 judges, whose services were not confirmed during the alliance government.

Advocate Khalequzzaman filed the appeal Thursday on behalf of the government.
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BBC Bangla crewman dies in road crash PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Our Correspondent

A BBC Bangla crew member died and 12 others were injured Wednesday night after their microbuses crashed on the Jessore-Khulna highway, a BBC official said Thursday.

The dead crewman Saiful Islam Russel was an event assistant, said producer of the 'Electoral Dialogue' radio programmes Waliur Rahman Miraj.
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Gatco trial goes on despite HC stay PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Khaleda not in court

Desk Report

Former prime minister Khaleda Zia was not taken to court for a second day in the Gatco case hearing Thursday, which was held despite a High Court stay order on the case

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'Trust case a bid to taint my family' PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Staff Correspondent

Former prime minister Khaleda Zia has claimed that a graft case filed by the ACC, involving the Zia Orphanage Trust, is a bid to taint the image of her family, a lawyer said Wednesday.

Khaleda made the remark to deputy assistant director of the Anticorruption Commission Harun Ur Rashid, who quizzed her Wednesday at the special jail regarding the case, barrister Mahbubuddin Khokon said.
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MPs allege government vote-rigging PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Bribery scandal in India

Roving Correspondent

A bribery investigation is under way into claims by three Indian opposition MPs that they were offered thousands of pounds by the government to abstain just hours before a crucial vote of confidence.

Mahavir Bhagora, Ashok Argal and Faggan Singh Kulaste said they were each offered 30 million rupees (£350,000) not to vote by the leader of a party allied with the ruling coalition. They said the incident had been captured on a hidden camera by a television news channel.
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UK tightens marriage visa rules PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Agencies

The UK has reset the minimum age requirement for obtaining marriage visas to prevent forced marriages involving British nationals.

According to the new visa guidelines, men and women must be at least 21 years of age instead of the previous 18 years to get marriage visas.
 
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Double number, salary of community teachers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Speakers tell discussion

Speakers at a discussion asked the government Thursday to raise the number and salary of community school teachers.

Former caretaker government adviser Sultana Kamal, speaking at the meeting organised by the Community Primary Teachers Association, said the salaries of community school teachers should be raised on humanitarian grounds.
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Navy chief backs 'non-lethal weapons' in conflict, peace-keeping PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Seminar

Staff Correspondent

The concept of using non-lethal weapons is increasingly gaining popularity in both military forces and civil law enforcing agencies, navy chief vice admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizami said Thursday.

He was attending the closing ceremony of a three-day long 'Non-lethal weapons executive seminar', jointly organised by the Bangladesh Navy and US Marine Corps Pacific Force, held at Radisson Garden Hotel Thursday, the Inter Service Public Relations department said in a statement.
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AL's Jafrullah gets 2 years for graft PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

A Dhaka court Thursday sentenced Awami League presidium member Kazi Jafrullah to two years for failing to submit a wealth statement on time to the Anticorruption Commission, reports agency.

Judge Md Ashraf Hossain of Special Judge's Court-5, on the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban complex, handed down the sentence, to be effective from the day of Jafrullah's arrest or surrender.
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Stocks end higher PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Heavy buying spurred stocks to close higher for a second day to cap the closing day of the week, reports bdnews24.com.

Indices on the Dhaka Stock Exchange witnessed a surge Thursday as nearly 90 percent of the traded scrips advanced.

The benchmark DGEN or general index maintained an upward curve across the day to surge 105.56 points or 3.80 percent to 2878.08.
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EU to maintain GSP for 176 countries PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

The European Union has adopted a new regulation to maintain preferential access to its market for 176 developing countries, the European Commission said in a statement Wednesday, reports bdnews24.com.

The regulation was adopted by applying its generalised system of preferences for the period from Jan 1, 2009 to the end of 2011.
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Govt to use quotation system for food procurement PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Desk Report

A cabinet committee Thursday recommended the use of a quotation system in line with public procurement regulations to import food grains on an emergency basis, the finance adviser said.

"We have asked the authorities to use the quotation system instead of inviting bids for food procurement," AB Mirza Azizul Islam told reporters after a meeting of the cabinet committee on economic affairs.
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BFF-Citycell become partners PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Agency

The Bangladesh Football Federation Thursday signed a three-year partnership deal with country's oldest mobile operation Citycell.

"We have finalised the different clauses of the deal after a bilateral discussion and it has received official recognition since today (Thursday)," BFF president Kazi Salahuddin told reporters at a press conference at the BFF House.
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BDR make winning start PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

Office Handball league

Bangladesh Rifles recorded a 34-26 win over Bangladesh Police in the inaugural match of the Devine Zone 2nd Office Handball League Thursday at the Handball ground adjacent to Bangabandhu National Stadium, reports agency.

Sudhan and Khairuzzaman scored nine and seven goals as BDR dominated the first half 18-10 against Police, whose Preeti netted 12 goals.

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Ferguson challenges Unitedīs youngsters PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2008

AFP, DURBAN - Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has challenged his young stars to build on their impressive displays during the club's tour of South Africa when they return to England.

And up-and-coming youngsters Lee Martin, Fraizer Campbell, Chris Eagles, Darron Gibson, Jonny Evans and Danny Simpson all jetted out of Durban having played in the 1-0 victory over Pirates at the Absa Stadium on Tuesday evening.

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