Archive for: July 2013

Bangladeshi best in recitation

REF:  Bangladeshi Quran contestant Mohammed Nazmus Sakib Rumman has won the ‘Most Beautiful Recitation’ contest, says Dubai’s “Khaleej Times”.


The competition, a branch of the Dubai International Holy Quran Award, saw the participation of Quran-reciters from Bangladesh, Cameron, UAE, Netherlands, Egypt, Uganda, Yemen, Afghanistan, Niger, Bahrain, Tajikistan, France, and Indonesia.

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Indian committee shelves Tipaimukh

REF:  India’s Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) has struck down the Tipaimukh hydel project in the country’s northeastern state of Manipur on grounds it will ruin the environment.


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That should be welcome news in Bangladesh, where the project had run into considerable resistance from opposition politicians to environmentalists.
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Publish ad for Khokon Razakar appearance: ICT

REF:  International Crimes Tribunal-1 directed the authorities to publish advertisement in national dailies asking fugitive Faridpur BNP leader MA Zahid Hossain Khokon, alias Khokon Razakar to appear in the dock in connection with the cases field for wartime crimes against humanity.
The tribunal also asked him to appear before it by August 14 after publishing the advertisement in two national dailies- The dainik Janakantha and The daily Star.

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Ousted Egypt president is in good health: Ashton

REF:  Egypt’s rulers allowed an EU envoy to meet deposed President Mohamed Mursi, the first time an outsider was given access to him since the army overthrew him and jailed him a month ago, and she said she found him in good health.


European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton revealed little about what she called a “friendly, open and very frank” two-hour conversation with Mursi, after she was flown to an undisclosed location to visit him.


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Taliban storm Pakistan prison, free hundreds

REF:  Taliban fighters disguised as police and armed with bombs and grenades broke 250 prisoners out of a Pakistan jail in a brazen overnight attack that undermined the new government’s ability to combat an escalating insurgency.The assault on the heavily guarded Central Prison in the city of Dera Ismail Khan took place despite reports that regional officials had received intelligence a fortnight ago suggesting such an attack was imminent.
The carefully planned attack underlines the growing capabilities of the Pakistani branch of the Taliban, an offshoot of the Islamist insurgents of the same name in neighboring Afghanistan.


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Syria army retakes key rebel city

Ref: The Syrian army has recaptured the key rebel district of Khaldiyeh in the central city of Homs, the state broadcaster reported yesterday.
“The armed forces have restored security and stability across the neighbourhood of Khaldiyeh,” one of the largest bastions of rebels in Syria’s third city, state television said. Read more →

No respite in Chittagong gas crisis

Ref: THE prolonged gas crisis over the last 5-6 years has essentially sapped business prospects in the port city of Chittagong. Petrobangla boasts of increasing gas production by 500 million standard cubic feet per day (mmcfd). Contrary to that, gas supply to Karnaphuli (KGDCL) franchise remains in the region of 195-210mmcfd today. Practically, gas supply to Chittagong has been reduced after such huge claim by Petrobangla.
After splitting of Bakhrabad Gas System Ltd (BGSL); Karnaphuli Gas Distribution Company Ltd (KGDCL) became responsible for supply of gas in Chittagong district including the Hill Tracts, and Bakhrabad Gas Distribution Company Ltd (BGDCL) looks after gas supply in Comilla and Brahmanbaria region. These two franchise areas get their supplies from two sources: (i) production from smaller fields around Bakhrabad hub and Chittagong region (namely Bakhrabad, Saldanadi, Srikail, Feni, Sundalpur, Semutang, Sangu gas fields etc); those are having tiny reserve potentials, and (ii) import from the north-east gas fields via Ashuganj-Bakhrabad (A-B) pipeline. Read more →

Egypt’s Brotherhood stays on streets despite killings

REF:  Thousands of supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood stood their ground in Cairo on Sunday, saying they would not leave the streets despite “massacres” by security forces who shot dozens of them dead.


Egypt’s ambulance service said 72 people were killed in Saturday’s violence at a Cairo vigil by backers of deposed President Mohamed Mursi, triggering global anxiety that the Arab world’s most populous country risked plunging into the abyss.

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Rony files bail plea, hearing after Eid

REF:   Ruling Awami League lawmaker Golam Maula Rony filed a bail petition with Metropolitan Session Judge Court on Sunday morning.


Rony’ lawyer Kabir Hossai filed the petition.The court fixed August 13 for hearing on bail plea hearing. So, Rony has to stay in jail during Eid-ul-Fitr.


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HSC results in August 1st week

REF:  The results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)-2013 and its equivalent examinations are scheduled to be published in the first week of August.


Chairman of Inter-Education Board Coordination Committee and Dhaka Education Board Professor Taslima Begum said, “Education Ministry sought time to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to publish the results in the first week of august.”


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