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Addicts spend Tk 46 crore a day on drugs PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

DNC Director informs

Heroin is widely abused hard drug, yaba a fashionable one

Staff Correspondent

The Department of Narcotics Control said Wednesday that about 100,000 people, of whom 30 percent are women and children, are involved in the illegal drugs trade with Dhaka being the largest market.

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Ibrahim backs all local polls ahead of national election PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Dialogue

Staff Correspndent

The Bangladesh Kalyan Party voiced support for holding all local polls ahead of the parliamentary election in its dialogue with the government Wednesday, especially stressing the upazila polls as a critical stage for decentralisation of power.

BKP chairman Syed Muhammad Ibrahim also urged people to refrain from saying or doing things which might lead others to misunderstand the army's role and intentions.
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Export diversification, a demand of the time: MA Salam PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

EPB seminar in Ctg

Staff Reporter

Today’s competitive world market calls among other things for export diversification as well as identifying priorities for export development for all the countries of the globe.

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Road Dev work near Sagarika cattle mkt, Hanimax showroom open PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Acting CCC mayor Alhaj M Monzur Alam yesterday inaugurated development work of the road behind Sagarika cattle market near Alonkar, says a press release.

The work estimated at Tk 26 laks funded by ADB  includes construction of culvert and drains with part CC plastering.

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Seminar on water supply and waste water mgnt held in Ctg PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

A day-long seminar on master plan for water supply in CDA planned area and waste water management (Sewerage) in greater Chittagong was held at city’s hotel Agrabad on Tuesday, says a press release.

CWASA and Korean Int’l Cooperation Agency(KICA) jointly organized the seminar where CWASA chairman Md. Ishaq presided.
Miss Kim Moinzing, representative of Korean Govt, Korea University Professor Chai and Prof. Hong participated on the occasion.

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Matin clarifies NCC statement PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Home adviser MA Matin on Wednesday clarified a statement on the National Coordination Committee that he made the previous day, reports bdnews24.com.

The NCC that works to check serious crimes has no legal validity for taking up new cases, said Matin, the committee's chairman, in Tuesday's statement which created some confusion.
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DU approves Tk 164 crore budget PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The Dhaka University senate Wednesday approved a Tk 164 crore budget for fiscal 2008-09.

DU treasurer Syed Abul Kalam Azad presented the budget with Tk 12 crore in deficit for the university.
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Nasim's family applies for compassionate bail PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

The family of detained Awami League leader Mohammad Nasim, who was hospitalised Tuesday after a stroke, have applied to the government to release him on bail to seek treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, reports Bdnews24.com.

Nasim's son Tanvir Shakil Joy and lawyer Sheikh Baharul Islam submitted the application to home adviser MA Matin and home secretary Abdul Karim on Wednesday. Baharul Islam also submitted the application to the Chief Adviser's Office.
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Coco exempted from court appearance, Tarique seeks same PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

A Dhaka court has exempted Arafat Rahman Coco, the detained younger son of Khaleda Zia, from personal appearance for court hearings in the Gatco graft case.

Judge Shahed Nuruddin, of Special Judge's Court-3 set up in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhban complex, granted the exemption Wednesday on the previous day's petition by Coco's lawyers.
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Tarique's exemption hearing lags behind brother's PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

A special trial court, which has exempted Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman Coco from personal appearance in court hearings, has yet to decide on the same for his elder brother Tarique Rahman.

Judge Shahed Nuruddin adjourned a hearing on Wednesday to June 29 on Tarique's application seeking exemption from appearing in hearings of a bribery case linked to the murder of Bashundhara Group chairman Humayun Kabir Sabbir..
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Govt meets NGOs to prepare for Geneva rights hearing PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The government Tuesday held meetings with NGO representatives to better prepare for the UN Human Rights Council's review meeting scheduled for January 2009.

The council under its Universal Periodical Review (UPR) process will discuss the latest human rights situation in Bangladesh.
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CSE closes lower PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Agency

Trading at Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) closed lower yesterday with the losers dominating the gainers.

The CSE All Share Price Index (CASPI) declined by 0.34 percent to close at 9090.36 points.
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Motijheel City Centre safe: report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008
 
A committee has recommended a restart in the construction of City Centre, a high-rise in Motijheel, which developed a crack on its front wall, reports bdnews24.com

The committee has declared the building safe for use.
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Oil prices steady around $137 a barrel in Asia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

AP, SINGAPORE -- Oil prices were steady in Asian trading Wednesday amid concerns about the impact that high fuel prices are having on demand in the United States, the world's biggest energy consumer.

Investors also awaited the release of U.S. government fuel stocks data later Wednesday expected to show a drop in crude oil inventories.
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Rising investment may lead to liquidity crisis: adviser PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Finance adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam said Wednesday that banks might face a limited liquidity crisis as investment was on the rise for what he called a business-friendly environment, reports bdnews24.com

"Investment has been boosted due to various government steps and announcement of an investment-friendly budget," the adviser told reporters at the planning ministry after a meeting with a delegation from the Bangladesh Association of Banks.
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Asia's inflation becomes the world's problem PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

REUTERS, HONG KONG- Asia cemented its status as the 21st Century workshop of the world by exporting the goods global consumers loved at prices that kept falling. Now it's producing the one thing the world hates -- inflation.

Higher prices from the world's factory floor have major implications for a global economy still reeling from the credit crisis and increasingly dependent on Asian exports.

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Wenger tips Germany for top honours at Euro 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger has tipped Germany to beat Spain in Sunday’s Euro 2008 final in Vienna, reports Soccerway.

In an interview with reporters on Tuesday he said that Germany had the mental toughness that no other team at Euro 2008 had.
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Russia´s jewel Arshavin lapping up the big time PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

AFP, VIENNA  - Andrei Arshavin's two virtuoso performances for Russia have stamped the slight forward as the player of Euro 2008 ahead of the likes of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Holland's Wesley Sneijder.

The 27-year-old was forced to sit out Russia's opening two games against Spain and Greece but once free of his ban he has left an indelible mark on this tournament.
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Fatih too thin on troops for glory PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

The Turks already represent the most extraordinary story of this tournament, and not just because they have somehow progressed to the semi-finals after leading for just nine minutes of the four matches they have so far contested, reports Mail.Online.

And not just because they possess the same fighting spirit that enabled Manchester United to lift the European Cup in 1999.
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Indian shares fall more than 2 pct after rate rise PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

REUTERS, BANGALORE - Indian shares fell more than 2 percent on Wednesday to their lowest in more than a year, after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) aggressively tightened monetary policy to rein in double-digit inflation.

No. 2 lender ICICI Bank led the losses, sliding 3.3 percent to 682 rupees as higher interest rates were expected to dampen demand for loans. Top lender State Bank of India fell nearly 2 percent to 1,180 rupees.
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South Korea to implement US beef deal PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 26 June 2008

AP, SEOUL, South Korea  -- South Korea's government said Wednesday it would resume imports of American beef this week, hoping to move on from a crisis that battered the pro-U.S. administration with weeks of anti-government protests over food safety.

South Korea and the United States agreed last week to restrict U.S. beef exports to younger cattle, believed to be at less risk of mad cow disease, despite an earlier deal that placed few restrictions on meat shipments.
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