Bangladesh News

Thursday
Oct 19th
Archive
Pope leads 250,000 for open-air Paris mass PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

AFP, PARIS  - Pope Benedict XVI Saturday urged Catholics to respond to Christ's call in an open-air mass attended by some 260,000 people to celebrate his first visit to France, before leaving on a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

In brilliant morning sunshine, the leader of the world's one billion Roman Catholics arrived by "popemobile" at Paris' historic Invalides complex south of the Seine, where 60,000 youths camped out overnight after a candlelit riverside procession.
Read more...
 
Fall of the doctor who said his vitamins would cure Aids PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Promoter of nutritional pills drops libel action against Guardian

The Guardian Online

Matthias Rath, the vitamin campaigner accused of endangering thousands of lives in South Africa by promoting his pills while denouncing conventional medicines as toxic and dangerous, has dropped a year-long libel action against the Guardian and been ordered to pay costs.

Read more...
 
Zuma court victory clears pathway to presidency PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Agencies

Jacob Zuma, the leader of the ANC overcame a big obstacle to becoming South Africa's next president yesterday when a high court judge threw out fraud and corruption charges against him.

Judge Chris Nicholson criticised prosecutors and upheld Zuma's claim that he was the victim of politically motivated charges, saying there was "a ring of Kafka" to the prosecution.
Read more...
 
Khaleda to lead party for life PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

BNP meet decides

Staff Correspondent

Khaleda Zia will head BNP for life, party leaders decided Saturday in a standing committee meeting, just two days after her release from jail.

The BNP leader said committee members also decided that last year's controversial Oct 29 standing committee meeting was illegal and annulled its decisions.

Read more...
 
At least 18 dead in Delhi blasts PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

REUTERS, NEW DELHI- At least 18 people were killed and 80 injured in serial bomb blasts in New Delhi on Saturday, police said.

"18 people have died so far," Delhi police commissioner Y.S. Dadwal told reporters. "They (the bombs) do not seem to be of very high intensity."
Read more...
 
Dhaka condemns bombings PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Desk Report

Bangladesh has condemned the serial bomb blasts that killed at least 18 people in New Delhi on Saturday, and expressed solidarity with the government in fighting terrorism.

India, suffering a wave of bombings in recent years with targets ranging from mosques and temples to trains, has said in the past that it suspects militant groups from Pakistan and Bangladesh are behind many of the attacks.
Read more...
 
Upazila polls may be delayed PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Admits Election Commission

Staff Correspondent

The Election Commission has conceded that it may not be possible to hold upazila elections from Oct 23, as the commission has still to hold talks with BNP and the polling regulations have yet to given the all-clear by the law ministry.

"The commission does not have sufficient time in hand if the schedule is to be announced at least 40-45 days before the election date," election commissioner Muhammad Sohul Hussain told bdnews24.com Saturday.
Read more...
 
Ship laden with fertiliser sinks PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Staff Reporter

A ship laden with fertiliser sank in the outer-anchorage of Chittagong port early Saturday, although no casualties were reported.

The shipment of 26,250 tonnes of TSP fertiliser originated in Morocco and was destined for the Bangladesh Agriculture Development Corporation.
Read more...
 
Govt mulls cut in fuel prices PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

The government is considering a cut in fuel prices following the drop in global oil price, the finance and planning adviser said Saturday, reports bdnews24.com

"As fuel prices have come down in the international market, we will hold a meeting to discuss a cut in domestic fuel prices," adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam told reporters on his return home at Zia International Airport.
Read more...
 
100-day work scheme launches tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

The first-phase of the 100-day job generation scheme is set to begin on Monday for an initial period of sixty days throughout the country, a senior government official said on Saturday.

"We are fully prepared to launch the project," food and disaster management secretary Molla Waheeduzzaman told bdnews24.com.
Read more...
 
Jalil to 'take rest' PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Bdnews24.com

Awami League leader Abdul Jalil said on Saturday that he would be "taking rest" as requested by party chief Sheikh Hasina.

"I talked to [Sheikh Hasina] by phone Friday night. She is worried about my health and asked me to take rest," Jalil told reporters at his Gulshan home Saturday.
Read more...
 
'Tarique's flight from politics proves his guilt' PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Desk Report

Tarique Rahman's resignation as BNP senior joint secretary general has proved his guilt, Awami League presidium member Amir Hossain Amu said Saturday.

"By resigning the post Tarique Rahman has proved that he was guilty of charges against him. His resignation is a step toward driving graft and terrorism out of politics," Amu told a views exchange meeting with Jubo League at the Gulshan home of acting AL president Zillur Rahman.
 
Read more...
 
EU finance ministers split over sales tax cuts PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

AFP, NICE, France - EU finance ministers clashed Saturday on whether to shake up European sales tax rules to allow especially reduced rates for targetted services and products.

The European Union has long debated the merits of allowing such reduced value added tax rates, but efforts to change existing rules have stalled in the face of resistance, mainly from Germany but also from Austria and Denmark.
Read more...
 
Khaleda to meet Hasina, join Sunday polls talks PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

Khaleda Zia has agreed to consider taking part in the ongoing dialogue with the government by Sunday and meeting her arch-rival Sheikh Hasina, said one of the four advisers who met her Friday night.

As the four met the former prime minister for nearly two hours, Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed phoned Khaleda and spoke for 10 minutes.
Read more...
 
BNP's 'urgent' party policy meet held PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Standing Committee Meet Saturday afternoon

Staff Correspondent

BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia called an urgent meeting of her party's standing committee on Saturday, two days after her release from special jail.

The meeting of the party's top policymaking body began at 4.30pm to discuss a schedule and agenda for BNP's planned dialogue with the government, among other urgent issues stemming from Khaleda's release, a party official said.
Read more...
 
Fakhruddin phones Khaleda PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Talks polls schedule

Desk Report

Khaleda Zia has agreed to consider taking part in the on-going dialogue with the government by Sunday and meeting her arch rival Sheikh Hasina, said one of the four advisers who met

Read more...
 
Remittance from Malaysia soars nine fold PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Foreign Adviser says

Staff Correspondent

Remittance from Bangladeshi workers in Malaysia reached $92.44 million in fiscal 2007-08, soaring nearly nine fold from the previous year, said foreign adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury on Saturday.

Malaysia is also planning to recruit 1 lakh more Bangladeshi workers by the end of this year, he added.
Read more...
 
Oil up slightly PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Reuters, New York,Sep- Oil inched higher on Friday as Hurricane Ike neared the Texas Coast, shuttering a quarter of US crude oil and refinery production and threatening the nation's energy hub with a 20-foot (six-meter) wall of water.

The gains were tempered by mounting concerns that high energy costs and an economic slowdown were cutting deeply into global fuel demand -- worries that briefly had crude below the $100 mark for the first time since early April.
 
Read more...
 
Gold surges on weak dollar PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

REUTERS, NEW YORK/LONDON- Gold ended sharply higher on Friday, as the dollar fell on weak U.S. retail sales data and as Hurricane Ike, a potential catastrophe, moved toward the southwestern United States.

Other precious metals bounced back after Thursday's sharp losses, with platinum rising nearly 5 percent, palladium gaining 6 percent and silver ticking up almost 3 percent.
Read more...
 
CA to visit China Sept 15 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Agency

Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed goes to China on Monday on a four-day state visit.

"Apart from strengthening political ties, which is important, the visit should have major positive economic ramifications", Dr Iftekhar told bdnews24.com Saturday, said foreign adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, who will accompany the chief adviser.
Read more...
 
Bandarban hills being razed for brickworks: Locals PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 15 September 2008

Our Correspondent

The hills of Bandarban are being bulldozed to make way for brickfields, with officials taking no action, say locals.

Local journalist, Kamrujjaman pointed out a roadside brick factory near the Lama-Alikadam highway in Chhagalniaya, owned by a man named Md Shafi known locally as 'Shafi Mistri'.
Read more...
 
<< Start < Prev 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Next > End >>

Results 379 - 399 of 693