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Trading at cattle markets yet to gain momentum PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
With the second largest festival for Muslims approaching fast, once again cattle markets filled with various animals for sacrifice shall be witnessing presence of a large number of black money holders who will make newspaper headlines by buying bulls with a few hundred thousand taka.  Although right after declaration of the State of Emergency in the country, most of the black money holders virtually entered into the ‘black holes’, pulling back their most expensive and luxurious Hammer type vehicles from city roads, invariably they will once again appear in country’s cattle markets.
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Charity worker has been killed PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 December 2007

The charity launched more than 10 years ago gives some of Newport's Bangladeshi community trips in Wales and promotes integration within the community


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Nearly 90% of all diseases caused by unsanitary water conditions PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
The next time you fall sick and someone suggests it's because of something in the water, they could be right. According to the World Bank, 88 percent of all diseases are caused by unsafe drinking water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene
 The number are daunting. Annually, water-related problems are responsible for:
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Bangladesh decides to install 7 rental power plants PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Bangladesh has decided to install seven rental power plants to check its acute power crisis with the power ministry recommending three foreign and local companies to add 250-mw electricity to the national power grid, reports quoting officials said here today.
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Rasel out of NZ tour PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
Bangladesh fast bowler Syed Rasel has been ruled out of the New Zealand tour after injuring his collar bone in a warm-up match, officials said Tuesday.
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Seven days victory celebration came to an end PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 December 2007
Liberation War Museum celebrated the Victory Day with much enthusiasm and a cultural programme at its premises. The seven-day event that began on December 10 came to an end with yesterday's programme, which included songs, dances, recitations, discussion and staging of a jatrapala titled Andharer Musafir.
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Internet's high tariff discourage local investors PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 December 2007
The government's high internet tariff is holding back the country's software industry to have a strong position in the global market, says the chief of software makers' association.

The government has slipped into a deep sleep in terms of providing affordable internet tariff rate for consumers, Rafiqul Islam Rowly, president of Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS), told The Daily Star on Saturday.
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Climate change: massive problem for Bangladesh's future PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 December 2007
World Bank Vice-president Praful Patel yesterday said the issue of climate change will be mainstreamed into Bangladesh's development agenda while the bank will provide $325 million to Sidr relief and rehabilitation programmes.

Speaking at a joint news conference with Agriculture Adviser CS Karim, before leaving the country last night, Patel said the World Bank (WB) preliminarily estimates that the economy of the country will suffer a dent of $3 billion from the two floods and the cyclone of this year, with oil and commodity price shocks inflicting another $1.6 billion in damages
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Musharraf lifted emergency rule PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 December 2007

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf lifted his unpopular state of emergency yesterday , but only after a last-minute move to shore up his powers before general elections three weeks away.

His Western backers, notably the United States, had insisted on an end to the emergency before the elections, hoping to quell a wave of popular discontent in a nuclear-armed country central to the US "war on terror".

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Nation celebrates the 36th anniversary of victory PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 16 December 2007
The nation today celebrates the 36th anniversary of its glorious victory over Pakistani occupation forces in the nine-month Liberation War with the demand for trial of the war criminals gathering momentum.

While a grateful nation pays homage to the three million martyrs for their supreme sacrifice for the long-cherished freedom of the motherland, the people imbued with the spirit of Liberation war have united vowing to bring to book local collaborators of the occupation forces.
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Bangladesh team arrive in NZ PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2007
For the Bangladesh team the first impression of New Zealand has been one of pleasant surprise. Arriving in December with the mind playing all over the prospects of one chilly Kiwi tour it doesn't hurt when you see glorious sunshine and temperature hovering around the 20-degree mark.
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SAARC cultural festival: From fusion music to glitzy fashion and more PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2007
From trendy fusion music to glitzy fashion and food, fascinating folklore to a car rally, photo exhibition and crafts -- the recently concluded South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) cultural festival in New Delhi showcased them all.
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Bangladesh govornment exempts customs duty on clothes imported for cyclone victims PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2007
The Bangladesh government has exempted customs duty on clothes that will be imported for the cyclone-affected people, private news agency UNB reported Thursday.
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Bangladesh cyclone survivors face uncertain future PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2007
With its brightly painted mudguards, plastic streamers and embroidered hood, Nasir Howlader's cycle rickshaw was his pride and joy until last month's cyclone left its mangled parts strewn across the rice fields of southern Bangladesh.The rickshaw -- which Howlader finished paying for only weeks before Cyclone Sidr struck -- was also his livelihood. Without it his future in this impoverished country looks precarious.
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India recorded their first series win over Pakistan at home after 27 years. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2007
India won the series 1-0 after the third and the final Test here ended in a draw. India's last win against Pakistan at home was in 1979-80 six-Test series, which they won 2-0. This also marks the first ever instance for India for recording victories in Test as well as ODI series against Pakistan at home in the same season.
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Bangladesh to shun Eid, New Year revelry PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2007
There will be no New Years' revelry on the streets of Dhaka and other major towns of Bangladesh in view of the devastating cyclone last month, which left thousands dead and millions homeless, local media reported Wednesday.
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SAARC Youth Camp begins in Savar PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2007

A four-day first SAARC youth camp 2007 begins in Savar Monday(10 December) in a bid to increase communication, cooperation and fraternity among the youths of the member countries.

The youth camp also aimed at creating an opportunity for exchanging the culture and the experience, strengthening the friendly relation and developing the leadership among the youths of the region.

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EC provides $44 mln to support Bangladesh's voter-registration projects PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2007

The European Commission (EC) is providing 30 million euros (about 44 million U.S. dollars) to finance Bangladesh's voter registration, local government reform and the activation of village courts.

Three contribution agreements to the effect were signed here Thursday, private news agency UNB reported quoting a release

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LIFE providing emergency relief to victims in Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Life for Relief and Development (LIFE), is currently working on the ground in Bangladesh to provide food and other essentials to some of the hundreds of thousands who survived the devastation of Cyclone Sidr.
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Bangladesh's economy faces severe challenge due to natural calamities. PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 13 December 2007

The growth of the Bangladeshi economy is expected to slow down in 2007 due to a serial of natural calamities including two rounds of floods and the cyclone Sidr.

In late November, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) lowered its forecast of Bangladesh's GDP growth for the fiscal 2008 (July 2007-June 2008) to below 6.0 percent due to the cyclone, while it made a prediction of 7.0 percent early this year.

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Bangladesh confident of one-day success in New Zealand PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 December 2007
Bangladesh could surprise New Zealand and win this month's one-day series, if their batsmen can put some runs on the board, captain Mohammad Ashraful has said.

"Our bowling attack is reasonably good. If we can post a good total, it will not be impossible to win one or two games in the one-day series," Ashraful told Reuters on Wednesday.
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