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Musharraf swears in Pakistan cabinet full of foes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Reuters, ISLAMABAD - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf swore in 24 members of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's cabinet on Monday, six weeks after opposition

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Nat''l identity reg authority ordn okayed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

The Council of Advisers of the caretaker government Sunday finally approved the National Identity Registration Authority Ordinance 2008 with Home Ministry as the control ministry for providing the NID cards now under preparation, reports UNB.

As per the ordinance, the voter identity cards being provided by the Election Commission will be considered National ID card.

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‘Govt''s minus-two policy turned into minus of rice, ata’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

BNP leader Brig (rtd) ASM Hannan Shah Sunday ridiculed the government saying its covert policy of ''minus two'' known as elimination of Khaleda and Hasina from politics has now turned into minus of rice and ata, reports UNB.

"The so-called minus two policy has now yielded to plus. But they have minus rice and ata," Shah said sarcastically pointing to the abnormally high price of the food grains.

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Retailers asked to keep profit margin reasonable PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

A senior BDR officer Sunday urged the retailers to keep their profit margin at a reasonable level and said the Bangladesh Rifles will monitor the market prices through intelligence, reports UNB.

“This is your responsibility to keep the prices of essentials under control,” Col Mohammad Abdul Halim, BDR director (operations & training), said at a meeting, with presidents and secretaries of retail market associations of Dhaka City, at the BDR Headquarters.

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Jacob wants immediate trial of war criminals PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Visiting former chief of general staff of eastern command of India JFR Jacob has demanded immediate trial of war criminals, reports UNB.

"The trial of war criminals can be held under the country''s existing law. The government can take initiatives of holding their (war criminals) trials as the country people have already raised their voices for it," he told reporters after placing wreaths at the National Mausoleum in Savar Sunday.

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Iraqi cleric calls off militias PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Iraqi Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr has ordered his fighters off the streets of Basra and other cities in an effort to end clashes with security forces, reports BBC.

He said in a statement that his movement wanted the Iraqi people to stop the bloodshed and maintain the nation''s independence and stability.

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Nepal royalists warn of civil war if king ousted PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Allies of Nepal''s embattled king have warned that the Himalayan nation could slide back into civil war if landmark elections next month lead to abolition of the monarchy, reports AFP.

Several prominent royalists insisted many people in the deeply traditional Hindu-majority nation wanted the 239-year- old institution to stay and were opposed to the rise of former Maoist rebels, in interviews with the news agency.

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SSC exams 156 expelled on second day PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

A total of 156 examinees and four invigilators were expelled under nine educational boards of the country Sunday on the second day of the ongoing Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations for adopting unfair Means, reports UNB.

Examination-control room said the highest 55 examinees were expelled under the Technical Education Board, as usual, while 38 under Madrasah Education Board, 20 under Dhaka Board, 17 under Rajshahi Board, 10 under Barisal Board, six under Comilla Board, five under Jessore Board, four under Chittagong Board and one under Sylhet Board.

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Greece hands China Olympic torch PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

The Olympic torch has been handed over to Chinese officials at a ceremony in Athens, amid scuffles between police and pro-Tibet demonstrators, reports BBC.

A small group of protesters tried to break through a police cordon to enter the stadium.

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MSC regains top slot PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

After losing the top slot following a defeat against Old DOHS Club in their last match, Mohammedan SC regained supremacy in the Metropolis Premier Division Cricket League beating Bangladesh Biman by four wickets at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium (SBNS) Sunday, reports UNB.

In the day’s other matches, holders Abahani Limited, who suffered two consecutive defeats, notched a 105-run victory over Sonargaon Cricketers at the BKSP-2, BKSP defeated Kalabagan KC by 96 runs at the Narayanganj Osmani Stadium (NOS), Surjotarun Club beat Young Pegasus by 36 runs at the BKSP-1 while City Club outplayed Partex SC by two wickets at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium (DCS).

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Pakistan miss Shoaib, Asif in ODI series against Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Pakistan selectors have left senior fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif out of the squad for the first two One-Day Internationals against Bangladesh to be played next month, reports agency.

Shoaib was not considered as he faced a disciplinary hearing while Asif had yet to recover fully from an elbow injury that had kept him out of action since October, a spokesman for the Pakistan board said.

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Amol crowned with Tennis title PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 April 2008

Amol Roy clinched the men’s singles title of the Independence Day Tennis Tournament beating Shibu Lal 6-2, 5-7, 5-3 (retired) in the final at the Ramna National Tennis Complex in the city on Sunday, reports UNB.

Rustam Ali won the boys’ singles title of 14-year age group defeating Aquib Monir 6-2, 6-1 in the final at the same venue in the afternoon.

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