Archive for: April 2011

Limon a gangster, says charge sheet

Ref: Claiming that he is a member of ‘Mizan-Morshed’ gang, police have submitted a charge sheet in the case filed against Limon Hossain, who got his leg amputated after being shot purportedly by RAB personnel.

Charges were brought against Limon under the Juvenile Crimes Act.

Another charge sheet against seven others was also submitted.

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Libyan delegation due amid US disliking

Ref: Disregarding a Washington request, Dhaka is going to receive a Libyan delegation arriving to clarify the position of the North African nation and seek support from the government.

“A Libyan delegation will visit Bangladesh and some other countries to describe their position,” Bangladesh ambassador to Libya ABM Nuruzzaman told on Wednesday.

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Saleh, Yemen opposition agree on plan to transfer power

Ref: Yemen’s coalition of opposition parties reversed course late last night and accepted an initiative that would see longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh step down in 30 days, potentially breaking three months of political deadlock.

The deal, which was presented last week by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), meets opposition leaders` demand for Mr. Saleh`s departure but also calls for immunity for Saleh, his relatives, and his aides.

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Akram named BCB chief selector

Ref: Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has named former cricketer Akram Khan as the new chief selector of the national team.

BCB, at a meeting on Wednesday, also selected former cricketers Minhajul Abedin Nannu and Habibul Bashar Sumon as members of the selection panel.

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Hasina for 3-month cap on caretakers

Ref: The prime minister has suggested if the caretaker government fails to oversee elections in three months, the previous elected government will do the job.

Sheikh Hasina after the talks on Wednesday with the special parliamentary committee on constitution amendment also said that she was in favour of parliament reserving the right to impeach judges.

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HuJI chief arrested

Ref: In a late-night operation on Tuesday, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) men arrested Sheikh Farid, chief of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI), a banned Islamist outfit.

RAB intelligence wing director Lt Col Ziaul Ahsan told that Farid was arrested from Tongi.

Ahsan said the HuJI chief was nabbed when he was on his way to the capital late on Tuesday night.

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Amini foretells rulers’ fate Govt’s fall in one month!

Ref: Belligerent Islamic cleric Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini now took on the role of a political fortuneteller as he Tuesday categorically said the Sheikh Hasina government would fall within a month.

President of a faction of Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ), the outspoken maulana made this prediction at a discussion meeting on ‘National Women Policy against Quran, High Court verdict against Fatwa, Education Policy against Islam’ organized by IOJ Dhaka Metropolitan Unit at the National Press Club.

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Shehzad century steers Pakistan to victory

Ref: Opener Ahmed Shehzad struck his second one-day international hundred to anchor Pakistan to a confident seven-wicket victory over West Indies on Monday.

Shehzad hit seven fours and one six in his 102 from 148 balls as Pakistan successfully chased 221 for victory in the second ODI at the Beausejour Cricket Ground.

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She hopes to build AUW as world’s top seat of learning

Ref: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Tuesday called upon all, including the country’s womenfolk, to resist all evil designs of the ‘religion traders’ who are out against the women policy.

The Prime Minister made the call while lying foundation-stone of the permanent campus of the Asian University for Women (AUW) at Jangal Salimpur under Bayezid Bostami thana.

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Rebels claim Misrata success, NATO targets Kadhafi

Ref: Rebels in Misrata said they have pushed troops loyal to Moamer Kadhafi out of the besieged city, after the Libyan leader’s compound took direct hits in a NATO air strike.

Several rebel sources Monday said regime forces were ejected from Misrata, 215 kilometres (132 miles) east of Tripoli, but rockets continued to rain down on the country’s third city.

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