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India to Lift Duty on 61 Items PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Delhi has assured Dhaka of exempting some Bangladesh products from import duty. Commerce minister Faruk Khan said that as a result, 61 items including textiles and leather goods will be exempted from taxes for entry into India.

Speaking at a press meet at the Secretariat on Tuesday, the minister said that he had held talks with his Indian counterpart Ananda Sharma and that he had urged for removal of 61 items from the 'negative' list.

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Middle-Age Smoking Doubles Alzheimers Risk: Study PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

WASHINGTON: People who smoke heavily in middle age could more than double their risk for Alzheimer`s disease and other forms of dementia 20 years later, according to research by Finnish experts published in a US journal.

It has been documented that smoking increases the risk of most diseases and mortality, but some studies have shown that smoking can reduce the chances of developing Parkinson`s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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Another 337 Pilkhana BDR Mutineers Indicted PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

DHAKA: Another band of 337 suspected mutineers from Rifles Sports Board and all directorates under the BDR headquarters were indicted Tuesday in the ongoing serial trial of some 3,500 rebel border guards. Submission of depositions by the accused in the dock also began following the formal charge framing, court sources said.

The Special Court-10 headed by Col Khandaker Obaidul Hasan and comprising Lt Col Md Nurul Alam and Major ASM Kawsar as members framed and read out charges against the 337 suspects at the Durbar Hall of the BDR headquarters at Pilkhana.

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Milan Go Second after Downing 10-Man Napoli PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

ROME: AC Milan kept on Lazio`s heels at the top of Serie A as they beat 10-man Napoli 2-1 at the San Paolo stadium in Naples on Monday.

Robinho and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the goals for Milan as Michele Pazienza was sent-off for the hosts for a pair of handballs before Ezequiel Lavezzi hit an ingenious late consolation.

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Bangkok On High Alert As Chao Phraya Overflow Merges With High Tides PDF Print E-mail
International News
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

BANGKOK: Thailand`s capital city of Bangkok is on high alert Tuesday bracing for an expected inundation as the Chao Phraya River surges high due to run-offs from the North, peak high tides and incessant rain, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.

The high tide is expected to reach its peak at around 9am, as the water level in Bangkok surges extremely close to the 2.5-metre flood safety level.

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Price of Commercially Produced Power by December PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

DHAKA: The government is going to introduce for the first time an indicative price of the commercially produced electricity from captive power plants by December to encourage the private entrepreneurs to invest in the power-hungry sector.

Chairman of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission (BERC) Syed Yusuf Hossain Monday disclosed the move after a meeting held in the conference room of BERC in the city.  The meeting discussed the draft proposal on fixing the rates of the electricity from the commercially set-up captive power plants.

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SC Lifts Stay: ACC Graft Case Against Nanak Resumes PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

DHAKA: The proceedings of a corruption case against LGRD State Minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak will resume as the Supreme Court Tuesday overruled a High Court order that had halted the trial.

A three-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by Chief Justice ABM Khairul Haque, issued the order of stay on the HC-imposed stay on the case proceedings.    

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Charge Framed against 111 BDR Personnel PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Monday, 25 October 2010

A special court on Monday had finished framing charges against 111 BDR personnel, at the BDR Peelkhana headquarter, for taking part in the mutiny on February 25-26 last year.

The accused BDR personnel were all members of the BDR's recording wing. The court also started recording witness accounts.

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Hernandez Man United's Hero PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Monday, 25 October 2010

After a week when Wayne Rooney hogged the headlines, his stand-in Javier Hernandez scored twice to secure Manchester United's first away win in the Premier League this season in a 2-1 triumph at Stoke City on Sunday.

Rooney, whose stated desire to leave Old Trafford was followed by an immediate u-turn and a five-year contract, missed the game with an ankle injury but for the second week running his replacement, Hernandez, opened the scoring.

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Bomb Kills Six at Sufi Shrine in Eastern Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
International News
Monday, 25 October 2010

A bomb exploded at the gate of a Sufi shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Pak Pattan on Monday, killing six people, a city government official said.

The explosive was planted on a motorcycle, city police chief Mohammad Kashif told Reuters by telephone.

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Diabetes to Double or Triple in US by 2050 PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Monday, 25 October 2010

Up to a third of US adults could have diabetes by 2050 if Americans continue to gain weight and avoid exercise, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention projected on Friday.

The numbers are certain to go up as the population gets older, but they will accelerate even more unless Americans change their behavior, the CDC said.

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Sonali Bank Issue Trading Halts for 40mins PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Monday, 25 October 2010

Trading at the at the Sonali Banks' stock brokerage house suffered a setback for 40 minutes due to a technical glitch.

Investors at the brokerage house complained that trading came to a halt around noon when the brokerage house lost connection with its main server.

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No Bar on Taking Babar to Chittagong PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Monday, 25 October 2010

A government law official has disclosed that there was no bar on producing former junior home minister Lutfuzzaman Babar to the Chittagong court in the 10-truck arms case.

The Supreme Court has scrapped the High Court's bar on moving Babar from Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Monday.

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Jamaat Headquarters Raided PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Monday, 25 October 2010

The police have raided headquarters of the religion-based political party Jamaat-e-Islami at Maghbazar, Dhaka.

No one however has been arrested from the sudden raid on Monday noon.

Nurul Islam, Dhaka metropolitan police's additional deputy commissioner, told bdnews24.com, "Police have raided the headquarters on a tip-off that some people were holding a meeting with a plan to perpetrate subversive acts."

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Bollinger, Hussey to Return Home PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Friday, 22 October 2010

Fast bowler Doug Bollinger and batsman Mike Hussey will return to Australia ahead of the third and final one-day international against India, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

Bollinger had reported a minor abdomen injury while Hussey will return to play in West Australia's Sheffield Shield match with South Australia.

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London's Stadium Loses It's Decorative Wrap PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Friday, 22 October 2010

Plans to surround London's Olympic stadium with an eye-catching fabric wrap have been scrapped after Wednesday's spending review by the British government but the overall Games budget has been unaffected.

"It is non essential and cannot be justified in the current financial climate," a spokesman for the Department of Culture and Sport (DCMS) said.

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French Union Calls for Massive New Pension Protest PDF Print E-mail
International News
Friday, 22 October 2010

One of France's biggest unions called on Thursday for further "massive" strike action next week against a planned pension reform that has triggered the biggest and most sustained anti-austerity protests in Europe.

A final Senate vote on President Nicolas Sarkozy's unpopular bill is set to be speeded up to make sure it happens on Friday, a parliamentary source told Reuters, following pressure from the government as protests and fuel blockades drag on.

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Cyclone 'Giri' at a Standstill PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Friday, 22 October 2010

The cyclone 'Giri' over the east central parts of the Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas 6pm on Thursday remained stationary.

It was positioned about 505 kms south of Chittagong port, 415 kms south of Cox's Bazar port and 525 kms south-southeast of Mongla port, the Met Office said.

The Met Office also predicted that the depression might intensify and move in a northerly direction. It also asked the maritime ports of Chittagong and Cox's Bazaar to hoist local warning signal number four.

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New Malaria Estimate Says 205,000 Die in India PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Friday, 22 October 2010

Malaria kills around 205,000 people in India each year, more than 13 times the estimate made by the World Health Organization, researchers said on Thursday.

WHO, the public health arm of the United Nations, estimates that approximately 15,000 people a year die from malaria in India, and 100,000 adults worldwide.

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Quomi Jute Mill to Reopen PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Friday, 22 October 2010

Sirajganj Quomi Jute Mill, the largest state-owned jute mill of northern Bangladesh, will reopen in November.

The prime minister is set to inaugurate the mill within the first week of November, Gazi Shafiqul Islam, member of jute ministry's parliamentary committee and Sirajganj Ullapara MP, told bdnews24.com on Thursday.

Nurul Islam, project coordinator for the mill, told bdnews24.com that almost 5,000 people will get jobs if the mill is restored.

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30 Mln Children in Poverty PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Friday, 22 October 2010

Over 30 million children of Bangladesh live below the poverty line, according to the UNICEF.

In a keynote paper presented at a seminar on 'Mitigating socio-economic inequalities to accelerate poverty reduction: investing in vulnerable children', it said that 7.5 million children live in hardcore poverty.

UNICEF representative in Bangladesh Carel de Rooy presented the paper. The seminar was jointly organised by Bangladesh Economic Association and UNICEF at the city's Sonargaon Hotel on Thursday.

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