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2008-09-21 09:00:14

Text of report by Bangladeshi Bangla Vision TV on 21 September The police and law-enforcing agencies have received a threat that their establishments will be bombed if 10 detained members of the Hizb ut-Tahrir are not freed immediately. A fax message carrying the bomb threat was sent to the Rajshahi city police commissioner's office last evening and was signed by one Mohammad Obayedur Rahman Giyas. Police say they are not yet clear about the motive of the message, but think a strong group...

2008-09-02 06:00:11

Text of report by Bangladesh's ATN Bangla TV on 2 September [Presenter: Lopa Hossain] Detained Senior Secretary-General of BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] Tarique Rahman will be released on bail any time today, a senior jail official has said. DIG [Deputy Inspector-General] of Prisons Maj Shamsul Haider Siddiqui last night met Tarique Rahman [elder son of ex-PM Khaleda Zia]. Later he told reporters that they have already received documents of bail granted to Tarique in six cases. They...

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By Arpit Basu Kolkata: On Monday, Kingfisher officials submitted the letter of intent to commence international flights to Dhaka , Chittagong and Yangon at the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office in the city. While the airline is all set to start services to Dhaka and Chittagong from October 20, they are not yet ready with a specific timeframe for Yangon. "We met FRRO Basab Talukdar and submitted the letter of intent to commence international service from the city. Although...

2008-07-14 09:00:18

One child policy suggested in Bangladesh on world population day DHAKA, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh on Friday observed the world population day with suggestion for adopting one child policy as about 3 million people are being added annually in the country. Chief Adviser of the caretaker government of Bangladesh Fakhruddin Ahmed called upon all concerned to make contribution to build Bangladesh with tolerable population. He stressed the need for strengthening the campaign targeting...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

Denmark to provide 100 mln USD for Bangladesh's water project DHAKA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Denmark will provide 100 million U.S. dollars for a three-year project taken to ensure improved water supply in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka city, according to local media on Monday. An agreement to this effect was signed between the governments of Bangladesh and Denmark here Monday, private news agency UNB reported. The project is aimed at providing help in designing and constructing a new large...

2008-07-01 09:00:16

Bangladesh calls for efforts for population control DHAKA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Chief Adviser of the Bangladesh caretaker government Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed Monday called on public and private sectors to work closely to control the country's booming population growth. The head of the caretaker government made the call while chairing a meeting of the country's National Population Council here, private news agency UNB reported. The impoverished South Asian country has a population of about...

2008-06-24 02:29:25

Bangladesh's population to reach over 205 mln in 2025 DHAKA, June 21 (Xinhua) -- Bangladesh's population will reach over 205 million in 2025, said the U.S. Census Bureau's world population projection report. According to the report received here on Saturday, Bangladesh ranks seventh with over 154 million people marking 2 percent growth rate currently. It said the world's population will reach 7 billion in 2012, despite the global community struggles hard to satisfy its appetite for...

2008-06-20 09:00:17

By Johann Hari Bangladesh, the most crowded nation on earth, is set to disappear under the waves by the end of this century - and we will be to blame. Johann Hari took a journey to see for himself how western profligacy and indifference have sealed the fate of 150 million people This spring, I took a month-long road trip across a country that we - you, me and everyone we know - are killing. One day, not long into my journey, I travelled over tiny ridges and groaning bridges on the back of...

2008-06-19 09:00:42

Bangladeshi Customs seizes mobile sets, instruments worth 140,000 USD DHAKA, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Bangladeshi Customs officials seized huge quantity of mobile phone sets and other mobile instruments worth about 10 million taka (about 142,000 U.S. dollars) at Zia International Airport here early Tuesday. The airport police said some passengers traveling from Hong Kong abandoned four bags on their landing at the airport. The bags contained 1,000 mobile phone sets, 1,177 digital music...

2008-06-16 12:00:24

AlwaysOn Network Bangladesh, a joint venture between US-based AlwaysOn Network and an organization of non-resident Bangladeshi technologists, has launched a new wireless network that will deliver free internet access to Bangladesh primary schools and colleges, as well as to rural and urban areas based on Soma Networks's broadband wireless solution. The new nationwide telecommunications infrastructure is part of an agreement between AlwaysOn Network Bangladesh (AONB) and the Bangladeshi...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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