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Decisions Agreed to Invigorate Ctg Port PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Tuesday, 28 September 2010

The Regulator of Chittagong seaport has decided to keep open its delivery order branch on weekend and other holidays and container supply gate up to 8pm every day to invigorate the port's activities.

Chittagong Port Authority made the decision at a meeting with the port users on Monday, its chairman RU Ahmed said at a press briefing.

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Don't Blame AL for Pabna Incident: Imam PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina's advisor HT Imam has claimed that Awami League leaders are not responsible for the attack on district administration officials on Sep 17.

He made the claim at a press briefing following a two and half hour-long closed-door meeting with administration officials, including the deputy commissioner, on Monday afternoon.

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Australia Commonwealth Team New Delhi-Bound Despite Shootings PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ACGA) said Sunday's tourist shooting in New Delhi will not change its Commonwealth Games plans.

New Zealand's Prime Minister, meanwhile, remained confident of his country's participation in next month's multi-sport event.

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Foreign Aid Needs Better Scrutiny PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Foreign loan should be received in such a way so that no harm is caused to the country, economist Qazi Kholiquzzaman has said.

He made the comment on Monday while speaking at a discussion at the auditorium of Centre for Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific at Topkhana Road in the city.

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Anthrax Hits Chuadanga PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Government health officers have detected the first case of human anthrax in Chuadanga. One Saddam Hossain, 35, was identified to be infected with anthrax at Mahmujumma village of the Sadar Upazila on Monday.

Chuadanga Sadar Upazila medical officer Dr Wajed Ashraf Delwar told bdnews24.com that they were informed of villagers' suspicion about Hasan Ali, 30, his wife 'Papia', 26, and their son 'Nahid', 6, of Boalia village and Saddam Hossain of Mahmujumma village of being infected with anthrax.

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Sayedee to Appear Before Tribunal PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 21 September 2010

WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL

Jamaat-e-Islami executive committee member Delwar Hossain Sayedee will be taken to the International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday in a case relating to alleged crimes against humanity during 1971, jail authorities say.

On the same date, the court will also hear the petitions from Jamaat executive member Matiur Rahman Nizami, secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, assistant secretary generals Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, and Abdul Quader Molla.

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India Ratifies Regional Services Deal, Urges Others PDF Print E-mail
International News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

India has ratified the SAARC Agreement on Trade in Services and called upon other members of the South Asian bloc to do the same at the earliest to boost economic cooperation.

India's external affairs minister S M Krishna said that services trade should strengthen the region's economic cooperation further by expanding intra-regional investment and production opportunities.

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Ronaldo Rescues Real PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a deflected free-kick to earn Real Madrid a battling 2-1 victory at promoted Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday.

The world's most expensive player has endured a frustrating start to the season, being booed and whistled by home and away fans, with his anxiety to score a goal clear for all to see.

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DCC Polls under Previous Boundaries PDF Print E-mail
Metropolitan
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Dhaka City Corporation elections of will be held in December under the previous boundary of the constituencies, the chief election commissioner says.

The DCC ran its term in May 14, 2007. During the previous elections there were 90 wards in the capital. Elections to the other five city corporations have already been held.

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All WDB Leaves Cancelled PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Leaves of all Water Development Board officials and engineers have been cancelled as the government grapples with worsening flooding across the country.

The officials have been asked to stay at their workplaces until the situation improves, water resources minister Ramesh Chandra Sen told bdnews24.com at his office on Sunday.

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Govt Admits Possibility of Anthrax in Dhaka PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Despite highsounding reassurances, the government has finally admitted its ignorance about the extent of anthrax infection among cattle in Dhaka.

The admission came when livestock and fisheries minister Abdul Latif Biswas was talking to reporters on Sunday about a government decision to form a 25-strong national coordination committee to combat the spread of anthrax.

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CNG Stations to Remain Shut PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

The decision to keep the CNG refuelling stations shut for six hours a day will continue, the prime minister's energy advisor has said.

The CNG-station owners on Saturday had threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Sep 25 if the decision was not withdrawn.

Advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi revealed the decision at a press conference at the Secretariat on Sunday, when he also said that the decision might be withdrawn "only after the national grid gets additional gas."

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Permanent River Commission Soon PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Shipping minister Shajahan Khan has said that the government will make new law for river protection and also form a permanent commission.

"The grabbed rivers have become narrowed. The public representatives and powerful persons are responsible for this. Even the government has not been taking any effective measures to prevent it," the minister said addressing a seminar on Buriganga's condition organised by Paribesh Bachao Andolan (save environment movement) at the National Press Club on Saturday.

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Pakistan Reject Corruption Claims PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Fresh allegations of spot-fixing by Pakistan players following Friday's third one-day international against England appear to be false, Pakistan Cricket Board legal adviser Tafazzul Rizvi said on Saturday.

"At this stage we don't believe these latest allegations that our players did any fixing in the third one-day match against England," Rizvi told Reuters in Karachi.

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Muhith Urges NRB Investment under PPP PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Finance minister AMA Muhith has urged the expatriates to invest in different sectors of Bangladesh under his much vaunted Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme.

Muhith was addressing a meeting with the expatriates in London, England on Saturday.

"We are currently stressing on PPP for the country's development," the finance minister said.

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10 Killed in Afghan Votes PDF Print E-mail
International News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

A string of attacks hit Afghanistan's parliamentary election on Saturday, killing at least 10 people as the Taliban tried to disrupt a poll that is testing the credibility of the government and security forces.

Voters appeared hesitant to go to polling stations after a series of rocket strikes across the country. In the worst attack, police said the Taliban killed one Afghan soldier and six pro-government militiamen in a raid on a security outpost next to a polling station in northern Baghlan province.

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CNG Station Owners Threaten Strike PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

CNG filling station owners have threatened to go on strike if the government decision to keep CNG stations closed for six hours every day is not withdrawn by Sep 25.

CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners Association general secretary Zakir Hossain Nayan told bdnews24.com on Saturday that the station owners had faced great losses as they obeyed the government decision to keep stations shut from 3pm-9pm everyday during a large part of the Ramadan.

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PM Flies to NY with 100 PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Sunday, 19 September 2010

Nearly 100 people from different sectors are accompanying prime minister Sheikh Hasina on her New York tour. Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, planning minister A K Khandker, deputy speaker Shawkat Ali, foreign minister Dipu Moni, prime minister advisor Gowher Rizvi and ambassador-at-large Mohammad Ziauddin are members of the official entourage that left on Saturday.

Her sister Sheikh Rehana, son Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed and daughter Saima W Hossain, son-in-law Khandaker Mashroor Hossain, daughter-in-law Kristine Overmire Wazed and Rehana's daughter Azmina Siddique have also been included as members of the official team.

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Shahriar Nafees Included for New Zealand ODIs PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Opening batsman Shahriar Nafees was the only surprise inclusion in Bangladesh's 14-member squad for the five-match home ODI series against New Zealand.

Left-arm spinner Suhrawadi Shuvo who made his debut in March, before being ignored for the tour to the United Kingdom, also earned a recall to the side, reports Cricinfo.

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Flood to Worsen in 9 Districts PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Flood situation may worsen in nine districts due to heavy rainfall and flash flood from northern hilly regions.

The flood affected districts are Kurigram, Sirajganj, Jamalpur, Rajbari, Faridpur, Shariatpur, Madaripur, Munshiganj and Manikganj.

A Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) bulletin said water level of Brahmaputra, Jamuna, Padma and Meghna would increase farther in the next one or two days.

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Anthrax Closes in on Dhaka, 9 Infected in N'ganj PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Anthrax is closing in on Dhaka, having infected nine people in Narayanganj, the nearest district some 20 km south of the capital, according to the district's top medical office. With the latest cases, at least 504 people have so far infected with the disease.

Dr Zinat Afroj of Narayanganj Civil Surgeon's Office said on Monday at least nine people have been confirmed to have contracted the acute disease at Araihazar Upazila in the district.

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