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Dhaka rushes relief to quake-ravaged China PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

A 24-member Armed Forces team on behalf of Bangladesh government left Dhaka for the earthquake-ravaged China Wednesday to rush relief to survivors, the Inter-Service Public Relations Directorate said in a statement.

The team led by brigadier general Muhammad Mujibur Rahman will hand about 9.5 tonnes of medicines and tents over to the Chinese authorities.
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Iftekhar says sorry for murder of Bahraini national PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

Foreign affairs adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said Wednesday that he was sorry for the murder of a Bahraini national allegedly by a Bangladeshi.

In the wake of the "racially-charged" murder, a new directive in Bahrain bars all new Bangladeshi nationals from receiving work permits.
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SC upholds HC stay order PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Zobaida case proceedings

Bdnews24.com

The Supreme Court upheld a 2-month High Court stay order Wednesday on proceedings involving graft charges against Tarique Rahman's wife Zobaida Rahman, and her mother, for allegedly assisting Tarique in amassing illegal wealth.

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Moriarty still hopes for polls without emergency PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

US ambassador James F Moriarty reiterated his belief Wednesday that it would be difficult to hold elections amid the ongoing state of emergency.

"I still continue to believe that, and my government believes, it is difficult to hold a free, fair and transparent election under a state of emergency," Moriarty told reporters Wednesday after a meeting with home adviser MA Matin at the Secretariat.
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Lawyer seeks SC clarification on EPR bail PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

A lawyer filed an appeal with the Supreme Court Wednesday, urging it to clarify its ruling against the High Court granting bail to detainees in EPR cases under investigation.

The hearing will be held in the full bench of the Supreme Court Thursday.
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1,156 workers to get jobs in Poland PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

The government has selected 1,156 Bangladeshi workers for employment in Poland, the foreign ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

"As of now, 1,156 skilled workers have been pre-selected for jobs in Poland," foreign affairs adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury told a meeting at the expatriates welfare and overseas employment ministry.
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UN Peacekeepers Day today PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Agency

Bangladesh will join the world in observing International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Thursday, the Interservices Public Relations Directorate said in a statement.

A reception for the relatives of fallen peacekeepers and retired injured peacekeepers will be arranged at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre later in the day, to be attended by the chief adviser and other advisers to the caretaker government.

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SSC results likely on June 26: official PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

Results of the Secondary School Certificate examinations are likely to come out on June 26, an official said Wednesday.

"We are trying to publish the results on June 26," Prof Manirul Islam, chairman of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education for Dhaka, told a press conference, ahead of the start of the Higher Secondary Certificate examinations Thursday.
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Police officer shot, robbed of Tk 2 lakh PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Agency

Unknown gunmen shot a Special Branch inspector and stole Tk 2 lakh from his possession, police said Wednesday.

The gunmen shot Nurul Amin as he was leaving a bank in Uttara, fellow SB inspector Hanif Shikder told bdnews24.com.
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Ex-army chief gets bail in MiG-29 case PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Bdnews24.com

A Dhaka court granted bail Wednesday to former army chief retired general Mustafizur Rahman, until June 2, in the MiG-29 case.

Dhaka divisional special judge Golam Mortuza Mojumdar presided over the bail hearing at the special courtroom set up at the Sangsad Bhaban complex, and set June 2 for charge framing proceedings to begin.

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Myanmar extends Aung San Suu Kyi's house arrest PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, YANGON - Myanmar's ruling junta has extended the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi by another year, an official said Tuesday, as 16 of the democracy leader's supporters were arrested.

Seven Myanmar officials went to the lakeside Yangon home that has been Aung San Suu Kyi's prison for most of the

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The decline and fall of Nepal's last king PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

REUTERS, KATHMANDU - Not long ago he was revered as a Hindu god, waited upon by thousands of royal palace retainers. His face crowned banknotes and the national anthem hailed him.

Now Nepal's King Gyanendra is vilified, set to lose his crown and even pay his own tax and electricity bills.

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China orders evacuation amid quake flood fears PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Agency

Chinese authorities Tuesday ordered the evacuation of 80,000 people as troops scrambled to hold back a dangerously swelling lake formed by this month's devastating earthquake.

As the death toll from the May 12 quake jumped to 67,000, state press said that emergency workers aimed to move the residents from their homes near the so-called "quake lake" by midnight (1600 GMT) Tuesday.
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Watchdog needed on child abuse by peacekeepers: NGO PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, LONDON - Aid workers and peacekeepers are sexually abusing young children in war zones and disaster zones but their actions are largely going unpunished, a British charity said Tuesday.

"Children as young as six are trading sex with aid workers and peacekeepers in exchange for food, money, soap and, in very few cases, luxury items such as mobile phones," Save the Children said in a report.

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US millionaire admits giving cash to Israeli PM PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, JERUSALEM - A US millionaire testifying in a corruption probe that could end Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's career said on Tuesday he gave him envelopes stuffed with cash to fund his political ambitions and perhaps his taste for high living.

Morris Talansky was giving evidence to a Jerusalem district court as part of a criminal investigation into claims that Olmert received tens of thousands of dollars in illegal funds in the years before he became prime minister in 2006.
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'The on-field umpire is in the best position' PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Two leading umpires talk about the ICC's proposed referrals system

Nagraj Gollapudi

The ICC's cricket committee at its meeting earlier this month recommended that trials of a referrals system - under which teams can refer three decisions by an on-field umpire to the third umpire - be approved by the board in July. Cricinfo asked two umpires on the Elite Panel, Billy Bowden and Daryl Harper, for their views.

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Real still hopeful of landing Ronaldo press PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, MADRID - Real Madrid is awaiting a decision by Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo on his possible transfer to the Spanish champions, but are hopeful of signing him, Spanish newspapers said Tuesday.

Real president Ramon Calderon told a meeting of the club's board on Monday that "it is up to the player to commit himself publicly," the newspaper Marca said.
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Terry will lead England against US footballers PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, LONDON COLNEY - John Terry has been restored as England captain for Wednesday's friendly against the United States at Wembley.

England coach Fabio Capello confirmed Terry will lead the team for the first time since the Italian took charge.
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Rain threatens French Open washout PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

AFP, PARIS - Heavy rain played havoc with the third day of the French Open on Tuesday as tournament superstars Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova kicked their heels in the locker room.

Action had been scheduled to begin at 11:00 am (0900GMT), but all courts remained covered into the early afternoon with organisers announcing that there would be no play before 1:30 pm (1130GMT).
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Capello relishes England sessions PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

BBC Sports

England boss Fabio Capello has welcomed an extended spell with his players to get his ideas across to them.

Capello has his squad for 10 days for Wednesday's game against USA and the 1 June trip to Trinidad & Tobago.
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HC rejects Khaleda's quashing appeal PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 29 May 2008

Niko case

Bdnews24.com

The High Court Tuesday rejected a petition filed by former prime minister Khaleda Zia to have the Niko scam case scrapped.

The HC bench of justices Khademul Islam
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