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Jt. forces arrest at least 44 in countrywide crackdown PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Dhaka, May 31 (bdnews24.com)—Joint forces in a sudden countrywide crackdown have arrested at least 44 local leaders in nine districts, including Awami League, BNP and Jatiya Party leaders and union parishad chairmen, officials and police said Saturday.

The mass arrests, under emergency powers rules, have come just 17 days after the caretaker government relaxed the ban on indoor politics on May 13.
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Govt holds out hope of dialogue with all parties PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The government is trying its utmost to ensure the participation of the major political parties in formal dialogue, the education adviser said Saturday.

"The success of the dialogue is essential for the country. We believe all parties will join the dialogue," adviser Hossain Zillur Rahman told reporters after the unveiling of an annual report on primary education at the LGED Auditorium in Agargaon.
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Faith in judiciary must be upheld, says CJ PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Outgoing chief justice Md Ruhul Amin, on his last day in office Saturday, said the country would be overwhelmed by catastrophe if people lost faith in the judiciary.

"The judiciary is the last shelter of the state. People have high expectations of the judiciary.

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5 killed in Rajbari road accident PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

Five people died and four others were injured after a truck and a passenger vehicle were involved in a head-on collision on the Doultadia-Khulna highway Friday night, a police official said, reports bdnews24.com.

SI Kamal Hossain of Goaland Ghat Police Station said the accident occurred when a Goaland Bazar bound passenger vehicle from Doulatdia collided with a goods truck at Canal Ghat killing three people instantly.

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‘Heart diseases, diabetes curable without drugs and surgery’ PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

No angiogram, no operation needed anymore to heal a patient who suffers from a critical heart disease like blockage in the coronary artery, physicians claimed, reports agency.

Another serious disease, diabetes, is also reversible through lifestyle changes, needing no medicine, they said.

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Teletalk to expand its network across CHT: Malek PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

The government has decided in principle to steadily expand the network of the state-owned telecom operator Teletalk in all the 25 upazilas of the three hill districts, as it would be more economical than the expansion of digital telephone exchanges by BTTB, reports agency.

“The expansion of mobile phone network instead of installing digital telephone exchanges by BTTB will help save some Tk 109 crore of the national exchequre,” said CA’s special assistant for Post

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Ferry movement on Paturia-Kazirhat route suspended for long PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

Agency

Ferry movement on Paturia-Kazirhat route remained suspended for last 10 months causing sufferings to the truck drivers on the route.

Drivers of the goods-laden truck of the northern region are using Jamuna Bridge for going to Dhaka and other eastern areas but for that they have to spend additional fuel worth Tk 2,000 per trip.

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6 Six female snatchers arrested in Habiganj PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

Agency

Police arrested six female snatchers from different areas under Highway Thana here on Friday afternoon.

E may, vao day coi co con nho nay ngon lam http://nhatquanglan1.0catch.com Police said with the help of local people they arrested Runa Akter, 25, Banesa, 42, and Monwara, 30, from Sayestaganj Natun Bridge crossing when they were fleeing after snatching a gold chain from a woman.

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5 Five sentenced to life term in Noakhali PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

Agency

A court here on Thursday sentenced five people to life term imprisonment in a murder case. The convicts are Hedayetul Islam, 26, Monir, 30, Supon, 23, Hossain, 27, and Dulal.

They were also fined Tk 20,000 each, in default, to suffer two years RI more.

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320 bottles of phensidyl syrup seized PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

Some 320 bottles of Phensidyl syrup were seized at Dauladia Ferry Ghat here on Friday, reports agency.

Ghat thana OC Nasim Khan said on suspicion they searched a private car, parked in the area, at 9:30am and seized the contraband phensidyl form it. Sensing presence of the law enforcers, the car driver, however, managed to flee the scene.

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DU summer vacation begins today PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

A month-long summer vacation of the Dhaka University begins Sunday, reports bdnews24.com.

Scheduled examinations will be held during the vacation that ends June 30, DU registrar Syed Rezaur Rahman told bdnews24.com Friday.

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'Last stand' for Clinton at Democratic meeting PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

AFP, WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton Saturday makes a last stand in her ebbing White House bid, as the Democratic Party tries to defuse a unity-sapping row over voided primary votes in Michigan and Florida.

The legal wranglings of the Democratic National Committee's rules panel in a Washington hotel will mark

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Myanmar junta under new pressure over cyclone victims PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

AFP, YANGON - Myanmar's junta Saturday came under renewed international pressure from rights groups and the US defence chief who said its slow response to the cyclone disaster had cost "tens of thousands of lives."

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates criticised the military regime's delay in allowing in foreign aid, saying US

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Over a million wait as China poised to drain 'quake lake' PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

AFP, MIANYANG - China was poised on Saturday to drain a dangerous "quake lake" in an attempt to avert a disaster that could have flooded the homes of over a million people.

Authorities started to helicopter workers away from a dam that was caused by quake-induced landslides after hundreds of soldiers finished an enormous drainage channel.

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Death toll from S.Africa violence hits 62: police PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

AFP, JOHANNESBURG - Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa killed 62 people and wounded 670 this month, police said Saturday, raising an earlier toll of 56 dead after several victims died in hospital.

"In total, at 6:00 am (0400 GMT) on Thursday morning, we had 62 dead people and 670 injured," national police spokeswoman Sally de Beer told AFP, after a spate of violence that started two weeks ago but which has now subsided.

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Discovery set to freight Japanese science lab to ISS PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

AFP, CAPE CANAVERAL - All systems were go early Saturday ahead of a launch of the US space shuttle Discovery that will carry the main unit of Japan's ambitious Kibo science lab to the International Space Station.

The shuttle stood gleaming on the launchpad at the Kenndy Space Center here late Friday as NASA engineers continued to check over the equipment and prepare for the next step, fueling up the massive rockets in the morning.

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Spain, Italy, Portugal join French fishing strike over fuel prices PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

AFP, MADRID - Fishermen from Portugal, Italy and Europe's largest fleet, Spain, began open-ended national strikes Friday, adding to growing continent-wide protests at the soaring price of fuel.

French fisherman have already been on strike for two weeks, disrupting cross-Channel ferry traffic and blocking oil facilities.
Organisers of the actions in Portugal and Spain claimed a 100 percent response to the strike call, whilst more than 10,000 Italian fishermen joined the strike, according to unions.

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Wall St nerves steady as hopes rise for oil decline PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

AFP, NEW YORK - Wall Street opens the month of June with guarded optimism, as hopes mount that the worst of the economic storm is over and that the peak has passed for surging crude oil prices.

The market is looking past the latest woes, say analysts, to a stronger economy with increasing worries about inflation.
In the holiday-shortened week to Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average of 30 blue-chip shares advanced 1.27 percent to 12,638.32.

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Mourinho nears Inter hot-seat after Moratti meeting PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 01 June 2008

AFP, ROME  - Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is close to being named the new boss of Inter Milan according to Italian press reports following the release of pictures of the Portuguese coach meeting with Inter president Massimo Moratti in Paris.

The lunch meeting allegedly took place on Friday with other Inter officials also reported to have attended.

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