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Wolves leave it late PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2008

Sports Correspondent

Jacek Krzynowek’s injury-time winner snatched all three points for Wolfsburg whose impressive away form continued at Hansa Rostock on Friday.

Rostock goalkeeper Stefan Wachter had repeatedly denied the visitors but was left heartbroken as Krzynowek fired home in the last minute to secure Wolfsburg’s sixth victory on the road this season.

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BEA for equal rights of women PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2008

Speakers at a roundtable on ‘Empowerment of Women’ on Saturday stressed the need for taking effective steps by the government to implement the ‘women development policy’ to ensure their equal status in the society, reports UNB.

The roundtable organised by the Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) at its newly built headquarters in the city was presided over by BEA president Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad.

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Books and sports can help develop latent talents of learners PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2008

Eminent columnist and industrialist Alhaj Nurul Islam B.Sc yesterday said, the future of the nation lies invisible in the children. Hence, in a bid to build up an enlightened society, the importance of reading books and taking part in sports side by side with education is immeasurable.

He was speaking as Chief Guest at a discussion titled “ Improving the standard of education and motivating learners to be book and sports oriented”
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Hamdard offers free health service to 20,000 patients at CITF’08 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2008

Hamdard Laboratories (WAKFA) Bangladesh organized free treatment programme at the Chittagong International Trade Fair ’08, said a press release.

About 20,000 patients were given free medical treatment as part of the move.

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Abu Dhabi realty prices to rise 25 pc PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2008

Real estate prices in Abu Dhabi are likely to jump as much as 25 per cent this year as the euro’s continued battering of the dollar increases material costs and demand outstrips supply in the market, say experts, according to Internet.

In its latest report, HSBC Global Research, however, said the fundamentals of Abu Dhabi’s real estate sector “are still healthy”, with residential prices up 30 per cent year-on-year on an average in January 2008.

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IMF backs modest boost to developing nations’ clout PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2008

The International Monetary Fund’s executive board approved yesterday measures that slightly boost the voting power of developing countries within the multilateral institution, officials said, reports AFP.

IMF managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn told reporters at a briefing that the reform proposals—which still require approval by member states and the Fund’s board of governors—form part of a wider overhaul of the IMF.

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US Democrats urge Bush bring more trade cases at WTO PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2008

Democratic lawmakers urged President George W. Bush yesterday to file new trade complaints against China, the European Union, Japan, Canada, Mexico and others at the World Trade Organization, reports Reuters.

“Unfortunately, during the last seven years, this administration has mismanaged America’s trade policy. We urge you to take important steps to remedy this situation,” House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles Rangel and other panel members said in a letter to Bush. The lawmakers said the U.S.

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Containing food crisis PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 March 2008

It is in fact, the responsibility of the government of the day to ensure food at prices the people can afford. Citing rise in international prices means sidetracking the issue. If international prices of essential food items are high, then the government shall have to find ways and means to subsidize the prices. All other things can wait. In fact, the coming days are going to be even more difficult.

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Pakistani PM Gilani says terrorism main priority PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

REUTERS, ISLAMABAD - Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani laid out plans on Saturday for his government's first 100 days, saying the fight against terrorism, poverty and unemployment would be on top of his agenda.

Gilani, a top official from assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto's party, secured the unanimous approval of the National Assembly earlier on Saturday without a vote of confidence after the opposition said it supported him.

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Steyn and McKenzie cap South Africa's day PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

India v South Africa, 1st Test, Chennai, 4th day

Cricinfo.com

There was a 25th century and 10,000 Test runs for Rahul Dravid and a large crowd to celebrate, but little else went India's way at Chepauk as a rejuvenated South African side dominated the fourth day's play.

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No constitutional basis for BCS quotas: Akbar Ali PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

Faulting the appointment system of the Public Service Commission, Akbar Ali Khan said Saturday that there is no constitutional basis for the present Bangladesh Civil Service quota system.

Speaking at the review of a report on the 'Quota system for civil service recruitment in Bangladesh', the chairman of the Regulatory Reforms Commission

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Bangladesh asks global investors to look into ICT sector PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

Bangladesh has asked global investors to invest more in the country's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector.

The call was made on Wednesday at an event organised by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said a statement from the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN.

The two-day event included a series of interactive panel discussions and country presentations by emerging markets such as Bangladesh and Turkey,

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Former UGC chairman Prof Asaduzzaman buried PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Agency

Former University Grants Commission chairman Prof M Asaduzzaman was laid to rest at the Mirpur Martyred Intellectuals' Graveyard Saturday.

Prof Asaduzzaman, of Dhaka University's public administration department, died Friday morning of cardiac failure. He was 60.

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BCL activists stage demos for Hasina's release PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

Some 200 student activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League staged demonstrations Saturday at Dhaka University campus demanding the release of detained Awami League president Sheikh Hasina.

The activists began the protest at 12.30 pm from Modhur Canteen, chanting slogans for the release of Sheikh Hasina, sending Hasina abroad for better treatment and holding national elections immediately.

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UN human rights body turns to climate change PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

GENEVA, Reuters - Climate change could erode the human rights of people living in small island states, coastal areas and parts of the world subjected to drought and floods, the United Nations Human Rights Council said on Friday.

In its first consideration of the issue, the UN forum's 47 member states endorsed by consensus a resolution stressing that global warming could threaten the livelihoods and welfare of many of the world's most vulnerable people.

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Shah Jahan's rare dagger to be auctioned PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

LONDON, Reuters - A gold encrusted dagger once owned by the Indian Emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal as a gesture of love for his wife, could fetch 500,000 pounds ($1million) when it goes on sale next month, experts said on Friday.

The dagger, once part of Shah Jahan's collection, is dated in the years just after the Mughal Emperor came to power in the 17th century.

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Students form human chain for war crimes trials PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

Students from private universities located in the city's Dhanmondi area formed a human chain Saturday to demand the trial of those accused of committing war crimes during the 1971 Liberation War.

The students gathered at Road15, Dhanmondi, in the afternoon, and called for the immediate formation of a special tribunal to bring the alleged war criminals to justice.

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Govt loses Tk 3418cr in 3 decades PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Government lost Tk 3417.60 crore in last three decades as land revenue due to alleged widespread corruption and irregularities at the 64 ADC (Revenue) offices across the country, reports UNB.

The startling figure was revealed in a book titled `Bangladesh Dark Facets of Land Rights & Management with Directions to Agrarian Reform'' written by Prosanta K Roy, a deputy secretary to the Government.

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CA pledges projects for CHT PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Chief Adviser Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed (Friday) said various projects would be taken for the development of unprivileged tribal people of the CHT region with special emphasis on education, reports UNB.

"The present government is also giving importance to various income-generating projects for the people of the region," the CA said at a cultural programme performed by Murang tribe at Kapurpara area here this (Friday) morning.

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India now fixes rice export at $1000 per tonne PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

With inflation moving toward seven per cent, the government has begun pulling out all stops to boost domestic supply situation by withdrawing incentives on export of at least 40 items, including steel, cement and non-basmati rice, according to Internet.

The government has raised the minimum export price for non-basmati rice from $650 per tonne to $1000.

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‘No famine in country’ PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 March 2008

Finance Adviser Dr Mirza Azizul Islam said the price of rice would come down after the harvest of the current Boro paddy, reports UNB.

"There is no famine in the country. The prices of essentials have gone up in Bangladesh following the price-hike on the international market…this is not unusual," he said when local newsmen asked whether there is any famine in the country.

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