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Taliban Attack US Base in Afghanistan's East PDF Print E-mail
International News
Saturday, 28 August 2010

Up to 30 Taliban insurgents, including suicide bombers, attacked a US base in Afghanistan's east on Saturday, officials said, but there were no details available about possible casualties or damage.

The attack began overnight at the well-fortified Forward Operating Base Chapman in Khost province near the southeastern border with Pakistan, where U.S. and other foreign forces have been stepping up operations against a resurgent Taliban.

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Mirza Abbas Shown Arrested PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Saturday, 28 August 2010

BNP standing committee member Mirza Abbas has been shown arrested in pre-hartal violence of Jun 26.

Assistant police commissioner Mohammad Maniruzzaman told bdnews24.com that the former MP was shown arrested for vandalising a car and setting fire in a case filed with the New Market Police Station on Saturday.

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AL Leaders Relieved from 2001 Murder Case PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 26 August 2010

A Dhaka tribunal has relieved Awami League leader HBM Iqbal, MP Nurunnabi Shaon and 12 other people from charges relating to the Malibagh quadruple murder case of 2001.

Judge Shamsun Nahar Begum of Speedy Trial Tribunal-1 gave the order on Thursday based on a recommendation of the home ministry to withdraw the case after dubbing it as a 'political harassment case'.

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Population Census in Mar 2011 PDF Print E-mail
Events
Thursday, 26 August 2010

The 5th population and housing census will be carried out in the country for five days from Mar 15 next year.

Planning minister A K Khandker told journalists that the decision was taken at a meeting of the National Statistics Council, held at the Statistics Building at the capital's Agargaon, on Thursday.

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Coco Parole Cancellation 'to Hide AL Failure' PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 26 August 2010

Main opposition BNP has alleged that the cancellation of Arafat Rahman Coco's parole is a ploy by the Awami League-led government against Zia's family, to hide their failure in ruling the country.

Khandaker Mosarraf Hossain, BNP standing committee member, made this allegation at a protest rally, at the capital's Muktangan, organised to voice the party's opposition to the cancellation of Coco's parole.

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Ershad's Military Regime Illegal PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 26 August 2010

In a landmark verdict, the High Court has declared illegal the Seventh Amendment to the constitution that had legalised the autocratic regime of military strongman Hussein Muhammad Ershad.

The bench of justices A H M Shamsuddin Chowdhury and Sheikh Mohammad Zakir Hossain handed down the verdict on Thursday.

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Green Leafy Vegetables Can Cut Risk of Diabetes: Study PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Sunday, 22 August 2010

Eating more green leafy vegetables can significantly cut the risk of developing diabetes, scientists said on Friday.

British researchers reviewed six earlier studies on links between diabetes and the consumption of fruits and vegetables and found eating an extra serving a day of vegetables like spinach, cabbage, and broccoli reduced adults' risk of getting type 2 diabetes by 14 percent.

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Shah Alam Granted Bail in 4 Cases PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Sunday, 22 August 2010

Bashundhara Group chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan alias Shah Alam was on Sunday granted bail in four cases where it is alleged he illegally took over government land.

The Bashundhara chairman sought bail after surrendering to Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court at around 10.30am, his lawyer Roknuzzaman Prince confirmed to bdnews24.com.

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Zimbabwe Offers to Tour Pakistan to Help Flood Victims PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Sunday, 22 August 2010

Zimbabwe's cricket team has offered to tour Pakistan to raise funds for the victims of the country's massive floods, despite the suspension of foreign visits following a militant attack last year.

An official of the Pakistan Cricket Board told Reuters the governing body of the ZCU had made contact over a proposed tour.

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'BNP Involved in Attack', Hasina Alleges PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Saturday, 21 August 2010

AUG 21 GRENADE ATTACK

There is no doubt that BNP was involved with the Aug 21 grenade attack, prime minister Sheikh Hasina has claimed on Saturday.

This comes after he comments on Friday alleging that a deputy minister of the then BNP-led government was involved in the attack.

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13 Die in Sylhet after Drinking Local Alcohol PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Saturday, 21 August 2010

Thirteen people have died between Friday night and Saturday morning after having consumed local alcohol on Wednesday night.

Two others -- Bina Das, 32, and Goyas Mia, 25 -- remain under treatment.

Local people say about 15 people had local alcohol at Goalabazar (fish market) on Wednesday night and had started vomiting since Thursday morning.

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Traditional Saris Still an Eid Favourite PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Saturday, 21 August 2010

The sari market, this Eid too, is seeing a steady rise in demand for traditional locally made saris.

Markets are livening up with the approaching Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, and even though sales are yet to hike up, buyers are crowding the markets to catch a glimpse of the new wears on display.

Visits to the market have found huge crowds shifting through the shops at Mirpur's Benarasi Palli and the Dhanmondi Hawkers' Market.

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Suspected Tahrir Member Handed to Police PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Saturday, 21 August 2010

Locals on Friday handed over to Brahmanbaria police a man who they claimed was a member of the banned Islamist outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir.

The alleged member, Ibad Hossain,20, of the city's Kautali area is a student of the College of Development Alternative (CODA) in Dhaka.

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Wigan Braced to Face Red-Hot Chelsea PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Saturday, 21 August 2010

London, Aug 20 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Having opened the defence of their Premier League title with a 6-0 thrashing of West Bromwich Albion last week, Chelsea now face the team they beat 8-0 to secure the crown three months ago.

Chelsea went into that final fixture with a measure of trepidation having lost at Wigan earlier in the season but tore them apart to end Manchester United's three-year grip on the trophy.

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BNP Sees 'Vengeance' behind Coco Parole Repeal PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Saturday, 21 August 2010

BNP senior joint secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has slated the government decision to cancel the parole of party chief Khaleda Zia's younger son Arafat Rahman Coco.

The decision has been made out of 'political vengeance', he claimed at a discussion organised by Shikkhok Karmachari Oikya Jote at the National Press Club on Friday.

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Juba Leaguer's Autopsy Report with Police PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Saturday, 21 August 2010

Police has received the autopsy report relating to the death of Juba League leader Ibrahim Ahmed.

Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station sub inspector Azimuddin told bdnews24.com that the report, which was collected from Dhaka Medical College on Thursday, was sent to metropolitan detective branch police on Friday.

Metropolitan DB Police additional deputy-commissioner Mohammed Maniruzzaman told bdnews24.com on Friday that they had not read the report yet.

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US Says Troop Drawdown in Iraq at 56,000 PDF Print E-mail
International News
Thursday, 19 August 2010

senior Obama administration official said on Wednesday the US troop strength in Iraq was now 56,000, not 50,000, as he had told Reuters earlier.

"I had incorrect information," the official said.

The Obama administration has said it expects to draw down troop levels to 50,000 by August 31, with those who remain continuing to train Iraqi armed forces and police units.

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Hearing Loss on the Increase Among US Teens PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Thursday, 19 August 2010

As many as one in five US teenagers have some degree of hearing loss, according to researchers who said the problem is growing.

"Teenagers really underestimate how much noise they are exposed to," Dr. Josef Shargorodsky of Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston told Reuters Health.

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Govt Pressures 45 Pvt Varsities to Get Campus PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 19 August 2010

The education ministry has given those private universities who have not yet moved to their own campuses three weeks to inform what steps it would take against them.

Although according to the private university law passed on July 11, all universities must move to their own campuses within seven years from their establishment, 45 out of 54 private universities in the country do not have those.

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Ozil Last Piece in Puzzle for Real PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Thursday, 19 August 2010

Real Madrid have completed their pre-season spending by signing Mesut Ozil and have new coach Jose Mourinho's powers of persuasion to thank for luring the Germany midfielder to the La Liga club.

The 21-year-old playmaker passed a medical and signed a six-year deal with the Spanish giants on Wednesday to complete a move from Werder Bremen which came to fruition the previous day after weeks of speculation on his possible destination.

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Biman Chairman Criticises Minister over Cabo Air PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Thursday, 19 August 2010

Biman chairman Jamal Uddin Ahmed has openly criticised aviation minister Ghulam Muhammed Quader over his decision not to charter the Nigerian company Cabo Air to carry Hajj pilgrims.

This followed criticism previously made by the parliamentary standing committee chairman Moinuddin Khan Badal.

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