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2008-06-16 00:00:08

AlwaysOn Network Bangladesh (AONB), a joint venture between Oregon-based AlwaysOn Network and an organization of nonresident Bangladeshi technologists, announced today the commercial launch of a new wireless network that will deliver free Internet access to Bangladesh primary schools and colleges, as well as competitively priced broadband services to underserved rural and urban areas. SOMA Networks' broadband wireless solution was found to outperform all other wireless access methods, making...

2008-02-09 09:00:25

Text of report by Zahedul Islam headlined "Kolkata-Agartala bus service via Dhaka: Government to send New Delhi proposal to core group for scrutiny" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 9 February The government has decided to send an Indian proposal for a direct Kolkata-Agartala bus service via Dhaka to a core group of the representatives of government departments concerned for scrutiny before sending a reply to India. Sources in the communications ministry said the...

2008-01-30 06:00:28

Text of report headlined "Doctors suggest Tarique's admission to well-equipped hospital" published by Bangladeshi newspaper New Age website on 30 January Doctors at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University on Tuesday [29 January] told the Dhaka Central Jail authorities to admit the ailing Tarique Rahman to a well-reputed hospital with all the modern equipment and facilities for proper treatment. The suggestion was made when Tarique, eldest son of detained former Prime Minister...

2007-06-18 09:02:39

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c59963) has announced the addition of the new Espicom report "The Medical Device Market: Bangladesh" to their offering. Our in-depth medical device market reports are ideal for executives wanting to understand the key drivers in medical markets and have access to a wealth of statistical data. Each report opens with an outlook section that provides analysis of the market, 5-year market forecasts, national data...

2006-08-25 05:45:05

DHAKA (Reuters) - Consumption of alcohol in Southeast Asia, including predominantly Muslim countries, has nearly doubled in the last decade, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday. WHO ended a southeast Asian regional meeting in Dhaka on Friday with calls for control over use of alcohol and improving the safety of patients at health centers. "The (WHO) committee recognised that the adult per capita alcohol consumption in the region has almost doubled in the last decade,...

2006-08-15 01:54:26

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police detained four people after the main opposition said they were planning to kill the daughters of independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman during ceremonies on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of his assassination. The Awami League said the four including a woman planned to kill its chief and Mujib's daughter, Sheikh Hasina, and her sister Sheikh Rehana during a wreath-laying ceremony at the independence leader's former house in Dhaka. "The enemies...

2006-07-29 21:44:12

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan resume a badly bruised peace process this week, hoping that the dialogue does not collapse because of bomb attacks in Mumbai blamed on Islamic militants. The meeting of foreign secretaries and foreign ministers of the two old rivals, on the sidelines of a South Asian conference on Monday and Tuesday, comes after India put off talks scheduled for earlier this month in the wake of the July 11 train attacks. More than 180 people...

2006-07-04 03:49:56

DHAKA (Reuters) - Nearly 50 people were injured in clashes with police as opposition activists tried to enforce a general strike in Bangladesh on Tuesday, police and witnesses said. Ten people were injured in the capital's Russell Square after baton-wielding police swooped on rock-throwing activists attacking vehicles. About 40 others were hurt in similar violence in northern Patgram area, local officials said. Police detained an unspecified number of activists in Dhaka and...

2006-07-02 03:37:43

DHAKA (Reuters) - Two people were killed and nearly 200 injured in clashes in Bangladesh on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown, police and witnesses said. A policeman was killed after being pelted with stones and hit by stick-wielding activists in Sonargaon, about 30 km (18 miles) from Dhaka. A 45-year-old man was killed in the capital and 100 people were hurt. The opposition Awami League said the man had been hit by a rubber bullet but police...

2006-07-02 02:44:31

DHAKA (Reuters) - One man was killed and nearly 100 people were injured in sporadic clashes in the Bangladeshi capital on Sunday as opposition parties enforced a countrywide transport shutdown, police and witnesses said. Another 80 were hurt in similar clashes in southern and northern Bangladesh, as police and pro-government activists fought rock-throwing opposition workers and supporters. Police used batons, tear gas and rubber bullets, witnesses said. The opposition Awami League...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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