Bangladesh News [04.04.2011]

General strike cripples Bangladesh's main cities

DHAKA, Bangladesh – Dozens of protesters were arrested and injured in Bangladesh on Monday, reports said, as an Islamic hard-line group enforced a nationwide general strike demanding ...
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Police dispel Bangladesh protest

Police in Bangladesh broke up angry protesters blocking a main highway in the capital Dhaka, over a new law giving women equal property rights. Dozens were arrested and injured as police used ...
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Bangladesh Islamist strike turns violent

DOZENS of people were injured and more than 100 arrested today as Bangladeshi police fired rubber bullets during a strike by Islamic parties against a proposed law to give women equal ...
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Day in the life of a seismologist

IRIN ) - Earthquake preparedness is a cause for concern in Asia - witness the earthquakes in Japan and Myanmar in the past few weeks - especially in densely populated and disaster-prone ...
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Bangladesh Supreme Court to hear Yunus' plea Tuesday

Dhaka, April 4 : Bangladesh's Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear the plea of Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus challenging his removal from the managing director's post ...
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Bangladesh media lauds Indian victory

Dhaka, April 4 : Newspapers in Bangladesh, which was a co-host for the cricket World Cup, have feted winners India, runners-up Sri Lanka and all those who contributed to the success of ...
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WB approves grant for more electrification in rural Bangladesh

The World Bank (WB), acting as administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid ( GPOBA), has approved a grant of 6.75 million U.S. dollars to help more poor households in rural areas ...
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Australia leaves for Bangladesh with new captain

Australia has left for a one-day international cricket tour of Bangladesh two days after its new captain, Michael Clarke, celebrated his 30th birthday.Clarke replaced Ricky Ponting, who ...
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NSU, Elementary School champions

North South University (NSU) and Bangladesh Elementary School won the championship of The Daily Star-BSRM English debate competition in their respective groups here yesterday.Dristy ...
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7,79,441 to sit for HSC exams this year

Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent Alim and Business Management (BM) examinations begin tomorrow with 7,79,441 examinees sitting in 2,074 centres across the country.This year ...
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Arrestees on 3-day remand

A Dhaka court yesterday granted three days remand of the three persons arrested in connection with the Friday's killing of septuagenarian Nurjahan Begum at the city's ...
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Cross border crimes to top agenda

Police chiefs of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) nations will attend a two-day meet beginning today in Colombo of Sri Lanka. They aim to discuss on tackling cross ...
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Hearing deferred till May 4

A Dhaka court yesterday deferred till May 4 the hearing on taking into cognizance the charges against BNP Senior Vice-Chairman Tarique Rahman and his business partner Giasuddin Al Mamun in a ...
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JS body to probe corruption

A parliamentary sub-committee was formed yesterday to probe alleged anomalies and corruption in repairing works of damaged embankments and river protection in the Aila-hit areas. The ...
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Govt ready to talk with critics

State Minister for Religious Affairs Mohammad Shahjahan yesterday said the government is ready to sit with the critics and discuss the matter to remove any confusion about the Women ...
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Indian navy chief arrives

Chief of Naval Staff of Indian Navy Admiral Nirmal Verma arrived in Bangladesh yesterday on a five-day visit at the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin ...
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A haven for drug addicts

Sirajuddaula Park still looks comparatively good in the morning, but the atmosphere starts getting worse from afternoon when the park becomes crowded with floating people.Generally residents ...
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Arrest warrant against BNP leader Bulu's wife, 8 others

A Dhaka court yesterday summoned former commerce adviser and BNP leader Barkat Ullah Bulu and issued arrest warrants against his wife and eight others in a fraud case.The other accused ...
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Dipu Moni leaves for UAE, Russia

Foreign Minister Dipu Moni yesterday left here for UAE to attend the first general assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency, the intergovernmental organisation dedicated for ...
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Four PWs give depositions

Four prosecution witnesses yesterday gave depositions against 49 suspected accused of Border Guard Security Unit (BGSU) who later cross-examined the witnesses at a special court.Director ...
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Conference on sanitation begins in Colombo today

Experts from South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) countries will begin a five-day dialogue in Colombo of Sri Lanka today to address sanitation challenges of the region needed ...
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Rally in support of hartal

Different Islamist political groups yesterday organised rally and brought out procession in support of countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal in the port city. The groups under the banner of Islami ...
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Saeed Eskander gets bail in graft case

A Dhaka court yesterday granted fresh bail to Major (Retd) Saeed Eskander, younger brother of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in connection with a corruption case.Judge AFM Aminul Islam of ...
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Mustafa new dist governor of Rotary Int'l District-3280

Ghulam Mustafa, former president of BAIRA, was elected District Governor of Rotary International District-3280 Bangladesh at its conference held in the city on Saturday, says a press ...
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43 jailed in Rangpur for 2009 mutiny

Forty-three jawans of 34 Battalion under Rangpur sector of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) were yesterday sentenced to jail terms ranging from six months to six years for their involvement in ...
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Prof Shafi Trust Fund established

The Prof Dr Mohammad Shafi Trust Fund was established at Dhaka University (DU) yesterday.Prof Dr Mohammad Shafi's youngest son handed over a cheque for Tk 2 lakh to the chairman of DU ...
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Wahidur made envoy to Kenya

The government has appointed Md Wahidur Rahman, director general of the ministry of foreign affairs, as the next high commissioner of Bangladesh to Kenya, says a press release.Wahid, a ...
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Jubo League cadres beat up, stab RU student

A group of ruling party cadres severely stabbed a resident student of Rajshahi University (RU) on Saturday night allegedly as he protested mobile phone snatching.Protesting the attack, ...
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First phase of UP elections over

ENTHUSIASM FOR FRANCHISE: A large number of voters queue up to cast their vote at Char Moishadi Government Primary School centre in Patuakhali Sadar upazila yesterday, the last day of the ...
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Rivals kill Khulna criminal

A 'listed criminal', who came out of Khulna district jail on last Wednesday, was hacked to death by his rivals at about 10:00pm on Saturday at Kashipur under Khalishpur police station ...
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Students go on rampage at Rajshahi Govt College

Students of Rajshahi Government College on Saturday vandalised and torched furniture of the college and a vehicle in front of the administration building.Backed allegedly by college unit BCL, ...
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Deadlock on at RU music, drama dept

Prof Moloy Bhoumick, chairman of music and drama department at Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday demanded investigation into the charges brought against him by the teachers of the department.At ...
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2 youths fined for stalking

Two youths were fined Tk 5,000 each for sexually harassing a female SSC examinee at Dimla upazila headquarters Friday. Sources said, when Nazmul, 17, son of Faizar Rahman and Rabbi, 16, son ...
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Bangladesh opposition unites against Hasina's women's policy

Dhaka, April 3 : The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has supported Monday's general strike called by a conglomerate of Islamist groups to protest the government's ...
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>Bangladesh student killed in clash on eve of strike
>1 dead in clash over women's rights


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