Archive for: March 2011

Mashiur against fees for transit

Ref: Bangladesh should not collect fees for providing transit or transshipment facility to India, says prime minister’s economic advisor Mashiur Rahman.

“Had our country been an uncivilised one or our leaders been illiterate then we could have asked for the fees, but that’s not the case,” he told reporters after a dialogue on Thursday.
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BCL factional clash injures 30

Ref: At least 30 people, including an Upazila chairman and journalists, have been injured in a clash between two groups of pro-government Bangladesh Chhatra League in the district town.

Police and witnesses said the clash took place on Thursday over the student council elections of Government Nazimuddin College.
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Abdul Alim gets bail on condition

Ref: The International Crimes Tribunal Thursday granted bail to detained BNP leader Abdul Alim, on conditions, in a case filed on charges of his involvement in wartime crimes against humanity in 1971.

The tribunal directed him to appear before the court on April 28.
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Ivory Coast: Ouattara fighters 'capture Yamoussoukro'

Ref: Forces loyal to one of Ivory Coast’s rival presidents, Alassane Ouattara, have captured the administrative capital Yamoussoukro, residents say.

Fighting erupted when they later entered the key port of San Pedro on their advance from the north against incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo.

Mr Gbagbo continues to cling to power in the main city Abidjan.

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Libya foreign minister 'defects'

Ref: Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa is in Britain and “no longer willing” to work for Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s regime, the Foreign Office says.

He flew in from Tunisia on a non-commercial flight and was questioned for several hours by British officials.

The Foreign Office in London called on other members of the Libyan government to abandon Colonel Gaddafi.

His apparent defection comes as rebels in Libya are retreating from former strongholds along the eastern coast.

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India reach dream final

Ref: India knocked out arch-rivals Pakistan by 29 runs in a dramatic semi-final of see-saw battle to make sure Sachin Tendulkar remains on course for his World Cup day of destiny in Mumbai.

The 37-year-old was dropped no fewer than four times and survived two umpire reviews in his uncharacteristically scratchy 85. India’s 260 for 9 in 50 overs had looked vulnerable but in the end it proved more than enough.


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Western Marine to export two more oceangoing ships to Germany

Ref: Country’s leading Shipbuilding Company Western Marine Shipyard is going to export another two large oceangoing ships to Germany Thursday just after four months of the first-phase delivery of two such state-of-the-art vessels.

“We are going to hand over the two ships named ‘EMS Lake’ and ‘EMS Dollart’ to the German Grona Shipping Company Thursday through organizing a fascinating function in the port city,” said Managing Director of the company Md. Sakhawat Hossain.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday afternoon, he said, “Industries Minister Dilip Barua will attend the function as chief guest. A successful sea trial has already been completed in presence of the German owners.”

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141/4 in 32overs

Ref: Pakistan are 141 for 4 in 32 overs chasing 261 for a win against India in the second semi-final in Mohali.

Yuvraj Singh gave India the vital breakthrough by clean-bowling Asad Shafiq (30) with a straight and full delivery that the batsman decided to cut. Never
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Dr Yunus proposes to stay in GB in alternative position

Ref: Sacked Managing Director of Grameen Bank Nobel laureate Dr Yunus proposed to the government to make an alternative arrangement for his reinstatement in the micro-finance bank.

“Now he is thinking about his stay in the bank in an alternative position,” said a negotiator after a meeting with Prof Yunus and a Grameen Bank representative Wednesday under a new move.
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Voting in 24 UPs end

Ref: Voting in 24 Union Parishads of three divisions on the second day of polling under the first phase has closed.

The polling began at 8am and ended at 4pm in the 24 UPs under four Upazilas of four districts.
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