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EC Unable to Act on JP MP's Fraud PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

The Election Commission has said it has nothing to do with Satkhira-4 MP HM Golam Reza for his alleged concealment of information before the national elections.

In a letter to the complainant's lawyer on Monday, the EC secretariat said the commission would not take any actions against the Jatiya Party MP since the complaint was not lodged during or immediately after the scrutiny of his nomination paper.

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Sangakkara New No 1 in ICC Test Ranking PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

India opener Virender Sehwag lost his numero uno status after being toppled by Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara in the latest ICC player rankings for Test batsmen released on Sunday.

Sehwag has dropped to second after making 99 runs in the first innings but not batting in the second after the match ended a tame draw in Colombo last Friday, reports PTI.

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Protesting Workers Driven off Highway PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

The police have clubbed and tear-gassed thousands of apparel workers off the Dhaka-Narayanganj link road, who had come out on the streets from Kathherpool, Kutubail, Ramarbagh, Shibu Market and Fatulla Post Office Road areas in Narayanganj to protest the minimum pay scales.

At least 20, including police officials, were injured in the sporadic clashes that occurred at Kathherpool and surrounding areas on Monday morning.

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China to Hold Large-Scale Air Force Drill PDF Print E-mail
International News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

China's air force begins a five-day exercise starting on Tuesday with fighter jets, spy planes and helicopters, state media said, against a backdrop of increased diplomatic and military tensions with Washington.

Chinese media has announced several military drills over the past few weeks, including of naval forces. Such events are normally shrouded in secrecy and little reported on, but the military has recently said it is trying to be more open.

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5th Extension for Police Investigating Aug 21 Attack PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

A Dhaka court has for the fifth time, given the police additional time to complete its investigation into the use of explosives in the August 21, 2004 grenade attack .

Judge Ismail Hossain of the Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judges court gave the police a two-month extension on Tuesday, following a petition, submitted by Abdul Kahar Akand, special superintendent of police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the investigation officer (IO) in the case.

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Clashes in Pakistan's Karachi Kill at Least 34 PDF Print E-mail
International News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

At least 34 people have been killed in the Pakistani commercial hub of Karachi, after a member of the dominant political party in the city was shot dead, police said on Tuesday.

Raza Haider of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), was gunned down on Monday along with his bodyguard while attending a funeral, an attack that apparently set off a new round of ethnic and sectarian-related clashes in the city of 18 million.

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Sunday's Tripartite Meeting 'A Farce' PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

A section of labour leaders has said at a press conference that Sunday evening's tripartite meeting that apparently settled RMG minimum wage issue was a conspiracy.

Representatives of 13 labour organisations suggested on Monday that those who agreed to the government stipulated pay scale of the garment workers were not the genuine workers' representatives.

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'Shots Fired' in 'Pro-Juba' League Protest PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

Supporters of Pro-metropolitan Juba League convenor Nizamul Islam demonstrated in the city on monday, and allegedly vandalised private property protesting an earlier attack on the leader.

Witnesses said that they vandalised three buses and 10 trucks, injuring two passengers in their attack. It is also alleged that the demonstrators fired a number of bullets.

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Ramna park restaurant extension demolished PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

The Housing and public works department has demolished the illegally built extension of the Ramna Restaurant, in the capital's Ramna Park.

The demolishing started at 10am on Monday morning.

Workers from the housing and public works department began demolishing the illegal portion with sledge hammers and crowbars, in the presence of a magistrate and the police.

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Getting Fit but Staying Fat won't Help Blood Pressure PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Tuesday, 03 August 2010

If you're trying to bring your blood pressure to a healthy level, a US study suggests that how much you weigh is more important than how fit you are.

As expected, the study of about 35,000 people by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center found overweight or obese people were more likely to have a high systolic blood pressure - the top number in a blood pressure reading.

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Tendulkar Rested for Sri Lanka Tri-Series PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Sunday, 01 August 2010

Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir and Harbhajan Singh have all been rested for the tri-series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand that kicks off on Aug 10.

Yuvraj Singh makes a return to the 15-man squad after being dropped for the Asia Cup, the first time he had been omitted since cementing his place, reports Cricinfo.

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Most ISD Call Rates down From Sunday PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Sunday, 01 August 2010

From Sunday, the costs of telephone calls to most overseas destinations will be reduced, according to the website of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC).

These lower prices are part of the decision by the BTRC to bring all calls under a single platform - with callers from now on having to dial 00 to make international calls. Callers will no longer be able to make calls using 012 prefix.

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Hasina Warns against RMG Anarchy PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Sunday, 01 August 2010

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has threatened to take stern measures against those responsible for creating unrest in the readymade garment sector.

Her deputy spokesperson Mahbubul Haque Shakil said that the prime minister had said that there would be zero-tolerance for those who create anarchy in the industry.

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Amended Money Laundering Act Soon: Muhith PDF Print E-mail
Business News
Sunday, 01 August 2010

Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has said that the government will amend the money laundering act in the next parliamentary session.

The finance minister was briefing journalists after a meeting with the customs, VAT and tax officials at the Chittagong Circuit House on Saturday noon.

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EC Not Empowered to Ban Religion-Based Party PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Sunday, 01 August 2010

The election commission has nothing to do with cancellation of any political party, commissioner Sohul Hossain has told bdnews24.com.

He made the remarks on Saturday following a comment from the law minister, who said that the EC will decide whether to ban a religion-based political party.

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AIDS Gel with Gilead Drug Protects Women in Study PDF Print E-mail
Health News
Monday, 26 July 2010

A gel containing a prescription drug can sharply reduce HIV infections in women, a study described as groundbreaking by the World Health Organisation showed on Monday.

The gel, containing Gilead Sciences(GILD.O: Quote, Profile, Research) AIDS drug tenofovir, reduced HIV infections in women by 39 percent over two and a half years -- the first time such an approach has protected against sexual transmission of the virus.

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US, S.Korea Start Military Drills; North protests PDF Print E-mail
International News
Monday, 26 July 2010

The US and South Korean militaries kicked off large exercises on Sunday to underscore deterrence against North Korea after accusing the reclusive communist state of sinking a warship. Pyongyang warned that the drill had pitched the peninsula onto the brink of war.

US naval vessels, including the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George Washington, began the drills by setting off from South Korean ports where they had called last week in a show of force timed with a high-level meeting between the two allies.

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Hodgson Unsure about Torres PDF Print E-mail
Sports News
Monday, 26 July 2010

New Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson has admitted he is unsure whether Fernando Torres will definitely remain at the club, although he said he was looking forward to working with him if he gets the chance.

Torres has been linked with a move to Premier League champions Chelsea in recent times, but the former Fulham boss is still hoping the Spaniard will stay at the Merseyside club, despite being unable to clarify the situation.

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PM Tells DCs to Serve the People PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Monday, 26 July 2010

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina urged deputy commissioners to work with a mentality of serving the people, pointing out that they are responsible for conveying the situation on the ground to the government so that it can address the issues.

She was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day deputy commissioners' conference at the international conference centre in the prime minister's office on Sunday morning.

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11 Persons Directly Involved in Question Leak PDF Print E-mail
Country News
Monday, 26 July 2010

The probe committee has identified 11 persons directly involved in the question leak incident related to the recruitment test of assistant teachers for public high schools.

Of them, six persons were Bangladesh Government (BG) Press employees, one Public Service Commission (PSC) official and four outsiders.

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Environment-Friendly Method for Coal Mining: Tawfiq PDF Print E-mail
Environment
Monday, 26 July 2010

Prime minister's energy advisor Tawfiq-e-Elahi said on Sunday that the final draft of the national coal policy will be published by the end of the year after taking advice from specialists in the field.

He revealed this in response to a query at a seminar on coal gasification held at the Petrobangla headquarters in Dhaka.

Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Resources Corporation (Petrobangla) arranged the seminar.

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