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De-Worming Pill Takes 150 Kids ill PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Thursday, 05 May 2011

The government-distributed pills have done it again.

Around 150 students of a government primary school of Mirzapur Upazila in Tangail district have fallen sick after swallowing the pills distributed by the health directorate as part of nationwide school de-worming campaign.

They have been admitted to the Upazila Health Complex, Mirzapur Kumudini Hospital and Tangail General Hospital for treatment.

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Limon Secures Bail PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 05 May 2011

The High Court has granted a six-month bail to Limon Hossain, who has been behind bars in a case filed by the Rapid Action Battalion.

The bench of justices Nazrul Islam and Anwarul Haque approved the ad-interim bail on Thursday upon plea from the legal aid organisation Ain O Shalish Kendra.

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Nizami Being Quizzed at 'Safe Home' PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 05 May 2011

The investigation panel of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) has started quizzing war crimes suspect Jamaat-e-Islami chief Motiur Rahman Nizami at its 'safe home'.

The questioning began at 10am on Thursday and it will continue until 5pm with a one-hour pause at noon, Abdur Razzak Khan, a member of the investigation committee told bdnews24.com.

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Delhi Studies Dhaka's $1bn Project Details PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 05 May 2011

Dhaka has sent to New Delhi detailed proposals for 15 projects to be financed by the $1-billion Line of Credit that India offered to Bangladesh.

Jayant Prasad, a Special Secretary with India's Ministry of External Affairs, on Wednesday said that New Delhi was studying the 15 Detailed Project Reports or DPRs it received from Dhaka.

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Bangladesh Fund Floats PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Thursday, 05 May 2011

The Bangladesh Fund has begun pumping money into the sagging stock market with the purchase of a lot of 50 shares of government-run Titas Gas.

The open-ended mutual fund with Tk 5 billion in initial capital entered the market on Thursday, a day after the Securities and Exchange Commission approved its registered trust deed and certified its floating..

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SC Rejects Yunus Plea PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 05 May 2011

The Supreme Court has rejected the petition of Muhammad Yunus for reversing its earlier verdict on his removal from Grameen Bank.

The full court of the Appellate Division also snubbed another petition filed by nine Bank directors against the High Court order that backed Yunus sacking.

The full court ended simultaneous hearings on the petitions on Wednesday.

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Man U Beat Schalke To Set Up Barca Final PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Thursday, 05 May 2011

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Manchester United will face Barcelona in a mouthwatering Champions League final later this month after they fielded a second-string side and still handed Schalke 04 a 4-1 thrashing on Wednesday.

United reached their third European Cup final in four seasons thanks to a 6-1 aggregate demolition of the Germans with two second-half goals from Anderson after Antonio Valencia and Darron Gibson had already put the tie out of reach.

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US Reaffirms Firefight at Laden Compound PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 05 May 2011

US officials reaffirmed on Wednesday that there was a firefight at the compound in Pakistan where Osama bin Laden was killed, despite growing questions about the Obama administration's version of events and revelations the al Qaeda leader was not armed.

"I know for a fact that shots were exchanged during this operation," said a Pentagon official.

After a briefing by senior intelligence and defense officials, members of the House Armed Services Committee declined to discuss details of what they had been told.

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Police Stations Attacked, DC Detained PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Angry mob has detained the deputy commissioner of Dinajpur and police officials in a stand-off in Kaharol and Birganj Upazilas over an overnight robbery.

According to locals, the incident occurred on Monday night after a heist in the house of Dr Rajon Debnath of Vasuria village.

The mob set ablaze a microbus carrying plainclothes police late on Monday night, and a pick-up van of Kaharol police and three motor bikes between 10am and 12pm.

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Zawahri Most Likely To Succeed Laden PDF Print E-mail
International News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Egyptian-born doctor and surgeon Ayman al-Zawahri is al Qaeda's second-in-command expected to succeed Osama bin Laden following his killing in a firefight with U.S.forces in Pakistan.

Zawahri has been the brains behind bin Laden and his al Qaeda network, and at times its most public face, repeatedly denouncing the United States and its allies in video messages.

In the latest monitored by the SITE Intelligence Group last month, he urged Muslims to fight NATO and American forces in Libya.

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'EL CLASICO' 4 PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Barcelona are in a commanding position ahead of their Champions League semi-final second leg with Real Madrid at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.

The Catalans have a 2-0 lead after the first leg at the Bernabeu thanks to a brace from the majestic Lionel Messi, who now has 52 goals to his name for the 2010-11 season in all competitions, reports Soccerway.

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Muhith To Address ADB Meet In Vietnam PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

The finance minister has left for Hanoi to attend the 44th Board of Governors meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

A M A Muhith left Dhaka on Sunday night for the Vietnamese capital on a five-day visit, senior information officer of the ministry Shahedur Rahman told bdnews24.com on Monday.

Bangladesh Bank governor Atiur Rahman and Economic Relations Division secretary Mohammad Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan are accompanying the minister to the meeting slated for May 3-6.

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SL Seeks Proof of Captains' Match-Fixing Claims PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has expressed concern over match-fixing allegations and called on two former captains to substantiate their claims.

Hashan Tillekaratne and Arjuna Ranatunga have said match fixing has been widespread in Sri Lankan cricket since 1992, reports BBC.

And the Board has also queried why the revelations are only being made now.

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Yunus Files Bail Plea In Fraud Case PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus has filed an ad interim bail petition with the High Court in a fraud case.

The bench of justices Nozrul Islam Chowdhury and Mohammad Anwarul Haque is likely to hear the plea on Tuesday, a day after its filing.

"The petition is in Tuesday's cause list (No 326) of the HC bench and it may hear the plea today," deputy attorney general Mohammad Ullah Kislu told bdnews24.com.

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Stocks Go Downwards PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

The benchmark indices of the two bourses marked fall until midday on Tuesday.

The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) general index lost 55.96 points or 0.93 percent to 5935.41 at 12:49pm.

Of the 237 issues traded by then, 39 advanced, 184 declined and 14 remained unchanged.

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Laden Death A Political Victory For Obama PDF Print E-mail
International News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

SNAP ANALYSIS

Barack Obama has had many defining moments as U.S. president. The death of Osama bin Laden may become the most significant for him politically.

Obama, a Democrat, announced late on Sunday that U.S. forces had killed the al Qaeda leader and recovered his body. The death handed Obama a major national security victory just as he begins campaigning for re-election in 2012.

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Laden's Wife Not Killed In Raid: Us PDF Print E-mail
International News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

A woman killed during the raid of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan was not his wife and was not used as a human shield by the al Qaeda leader before his death, a US official said on Monday, correcting an earlier description.

John Brennan, President Barack Obama's top counter- terrorism adviser, told reporters earlier that the slain woman had been one of bin Laden's wives and had been used -- perhaps voluntarily -- as a shield during the firefight.

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Pakistan Not Part Of Operation To Kill Laden: Zardari PDF Print E-mail
International News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Pakistan's president acknowledged for the first time on Tuesday that his security forces were left out of a US operation to kill Osama bin Laden, but he did little to dispel questions over how the al Qaeda leader could live in comfort near Islamabad.

The revelation bin Laden had been holed up in a compound in the military garrison town of Abbottabad, possibly for years, has threatened to worsen US ties with nuclear-armed Pakistan.

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Pakistan Faces Tough Questions Over Laden PDF Print E-mail
International News
Tuesday, 03 May 2011

Pakistan faced embarrassing questions from the United States on Monday over how al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was able to hide there in plain view before he was killed by a secret US assault team.

The revelation that bin Laden had been holed up in a compound near Islamabad threatened to exacerbate US tensions with nuclear-armed Pakistan, which had not been told of the raid in advance.

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Dollar Rises, Oil Slides after Bin Laden's Death PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Monday, 02 May 2011

The dollar rebounded from three-year lows and US crude slid more than 1 percent on Monday after news Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in a firefight with US forces reduced the perception of security risks facing the United States.

The news appeared to have provided a reason for investors to unwind extended positions in many assets, including very short dollar positions in holiday-thinned Asian trade.

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Gaddafi Presses Offensive After Son Killed PDF Print E-mail
International News
Monday, 02 May 2011

Muammar Gaddafi pressed an offensive against rebel forces, and his supporters burned Western embassies after the Libyan leader survived a NATO airstrike that officials said killed his son and three grandchildren.

Funerals were expected to be held on Monday, an occasion that might bring an awaited appearance or declaration by Gaddafi who authorities say was in the Tripoli house when it was destroyed by at least three missiles late on Saturday.

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