Archive for: December 2010

3 probe committees formed to investigate JSC, JCD debacle

Ref:In an instant action, the government formed three probe committees to dig out the causes of large-scale fails in the Junior School Certificate and Junior Dahkil Certificate examinations.

According to the results published Thursday 26.96 percent students got plucked–mostly failing to pass in Mathematics, English and Science. Read more →

British PM fires 2011 terror warning

Ref:Prime Minister David Cameron said Britain had to combat its home-grown Islamic extremism in 2011, in his New Year message released Friday.

He said 2011 would likewise be a “crucial year” in Afghanistan, where British troops are fighting Taliban insurgents, as the country deals with fighting terror on two fronts. Read more →

Israel confirms major gas find

Ref:Noble Energy, a US-based oil and gas firm, along with its Israeli exploration partners, have confirmed the discovery of a huge offshore gas field called Leviathan, 130km off the coast of the Mediterranean port of Haifa.

Delek Energy, one of the Israeli partners, said on Wednesday that the discovery was the largest deepwater natural gas find in the world in the past decade. Read more →

Three charged over Denmark ‘plot’

Ref:Three men suspected of preparing a deadly attack on a newspaper in Copenhagen have been charged by a Danish court with plotting an act of terrorism.

Police detained four men in Denmark and one in Sweden on Wednesday on suspicion of planning an armed assault on the offices of Jyllands-Posten, the newspaper that outraged Muslims in 2005 with cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Read more →

Deadly bomb blast in Afghanistan

Ref:At least 14 Afghan civilians, including women and children, have been killed in a roadside bombing in the southern Helmand province.

The bomb struck a minibus travelling on the main road that connects the Sangin district to the major city of Kandahar on Thursday. Several civilians were also wounded. Read more →

Flooded Australian towns evacuated

Ref:Flooded communities across eastern Australia could be underwater for more than a week, with the clean-up bill expected to hit billions of dollars.

Days of torrential downpours have left parts of central and southern Queensland state inundated, flooding thousands of homes and businesses, cutting off roads and forcing one town’s entire population to evacuate. Read more →

Sudan recalls Darfur negotiators

Ref:Sudan’s government has withdrawn from peace talks with Darfur rebels, but it insisted that it is still committed to the peace process.

Members of the government delegation announced the decision on Thursday at a summit in the Qatari capital, Doha. Read more →

Chief justice submits wealth statement

Ref: Chief justice A B M Khairul Haque has submitted his wealth details to the president.This is the first time a chief justice of the country gave accounts of his earnings and assets.Supreme Court registrar Mohammad Ashraful Islam on Thursday evening handed over the records to president Mohammad Zillur Rahman.However, he could not detail the amount of wealth quoted in those accounts.

JSC Results: Pass rates: Barisal 81.75%, Comilla 73.55%, Ctg 70.26%, Rajshahi 63%, Jessore 62.45%, Dinajpur 62.18

Ref: Results of the Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations were published on Thursday afternoon.

Results of the first-ever held JSC exams under Barisal, Comilla, Chittagong Rajshahi, Jessore and Dinajpur boards were received so far. The pass rate in Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examination however is yet to be available.
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Australia`s Ricky Ponting out of Sydney Test

Ref: Australia captain Ricky Ponting is out of the last Ashes Test in Sydney after fresh problems emerged with his injury.

Ponting first fractured the little finger of his left hand during the third Test in Perth and played in Melbourne with it heavily strapped.
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