Archive for: July 2013

Moni, Manmohan talk LBA, Teesta

REF:  Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has told Foreign Minister Dipu Moni that New Delhi recognised that it was to ratify its 1974 land boundary agreement with Dhaka as well as the additional protocol added to it in 2011.

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Singh,however, did not make any specific commitment on the stalled agreement for sharing of water of Teesta, but noted that water of the common river continued to flow from India to Bangladesh, even as New Delhi is trying to evolve “national consensus” on the issue.

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Appeal against Mollah verdict Hearing ends; verdict any day

REF:  The Supreme Court Appellate Division will pronounce verdict any day on the appeal against Jamaat leader Quader Mollah verdict of International Crimes Tribunal (ICT).
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The Appellate Bench comprising 5 Justices led by Chief Justice M Mozammel Hossain on Tuesday concluded the proceedings of the case fixing no date and time for the verdict.
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At least nine die in Cairo violence, two killed in Sinai

REF:  Nine people were killed in Cairo on Tuesday in clashes between opponents and Islamist supporters of Egypt’s deposed President Mohamed Mursi, state-run media reported, keeping the most populous Arab nation in turmoil.

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The violence broke out before dawn near a Brotherhood protest at Cairo University, where Mursi supporters have been camped out since the army removed the Islamist politician from power on July 3 following protests against his rule.

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Syria rebels seize key northern town

Ref: Syria’s rebels yesterday seized the strategic town of Khan al-Assal, a regime bastion situated in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.
Khan al-Assal was the last regime bastion in the west of Aleppo province, which lies on the Turkish border, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read more →

Morsi’s family accuses army of kidnapping

Ref: The family of Mohamed Morsi is to take legal action against Egypt’s army chief, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, for “kidnapping” the Islamist president, his daughter said yesterday.
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“We are taking local and international legal measures against Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the leader of the bloody military coup, and his putschist group,” Shaimaa Mohamed Morsi told reporters. Read more →

US unveils BD action plan 2013

REF:  The United States on Friday is outlining next steps in a longstanding effort to address in a meaningful way worker safety problems in Bangladesh.
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The severity were exemplified in the tragedies of the November 2012 Tazreen Fashions factory fire and the April 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse – and, more broadly, the ability of Bangladeshi workers to exercise their full range of labor rights.

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Chetia repatriation process on

REF:  Bangladesh’s High Commissioner to India Tariq A Karim has confirmed that the process of repatriating Indian insurgent leader Anup Chetia is on.

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“We are taking the matter forward from where it stood. The process for the repatriation of Chetia is going on,” Karim said in New Delhi on Friday.