Archive for: July 2011

President admitted to CMH

Ref: President Zillur Rahman got admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) here Sunday for medical checkup.

He started for the hospital from his office at Bangabhavan at about 11:30am after he felt ‘unwell’, sources said.
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EID-RAMADAN Vacations for schools, colleges declared

Ref: The education ministry has declared Eid-ul-Fitr and Ramadan vacations for high schools from Aug 4 to Sept 7 and colleges from Aug 16 to Sept 7.

Education minister Nurul Islam Nahid spelled out the vacation schedule at a press conference on Sunday.
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Medical-dental admission test Sep 23

Ref: Admission test for medical and dental colleges will be held combined this year, for the first time, for both public and private institutions.

Having effected some major changes in the admission process, the health directorate has fixed September 23 for the combined admission test.
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Strong quake jolts northeast Japan, no tsunami

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 jolted northeast Japan on Sunday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

The quake, at 3:54am local time Saturday, was also felt in Tokyo.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and no tsunami warning was issued. Read more →

Dhaka, Delhi vow to manage border better

Ref: Bangladesh and India have signed a ‘border management plan’ to ensure better management of border to stop smuggling and human trafficking.

India has also lauded the initiatives taken by Bangladesh to combat terrorism and militancy.
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Salvage work put off, 2 bodies found

Ref: Salvage operation in Buriganga river has been halted for the day after bringing the capsized trawler near shore.

“We have stopped the salvage work for the night as we’re close to the shore,” Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) chairman Abdul Malek told reporters at the spot near Mitford Hospital ghaat.
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14 wickets tumble in Harare

Ref: Mushfiqur Rahim spared Bangladesh’s blushes with a gritty half-century on the opening day of the three-day practice match against Zimbabwe XI.

On a day that saw 14 wickets tumble on Saturday at the High Performance Centre and Country Club in Harare, the Bangladesh wicketkeeper-batsman carried the team to 188 all out in 60.1 overs with 64 off 143 balls after their decision to bat first almost proved disastrous.
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Sheershanews editor arrested

Ref: Police arrested editor of online news portal Sheershanews and Sheersha Kagoj Md. Ekramul Haque in an extortion case early Sunday.

Kalabagan thana SI Shariful Islam told banglanews Giasuddin Talukder, a businessman, filed an extortion case against Ekramul with Chief Metropolitan Magistrate court on July 28.
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Turkey: Military chiefs resign en masse

Ref: The chief of the Turkish armed forces, Isik Kosaner, has resigned along with the army, navy and air force heads.

They were furious about the arrest of senior officers, accused of plotting, shortly before a round of military promotions.
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17 die in Bogra road crash

Seventeen people were killed and 22 injured as a crashed onto a passenger bus in Shahjahanpur upazila of Bogra early Thursday morning.

All the victims were passengers of the bus bound for Joypurhat, reports our Bogra correspondent. Read more →