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2008-10-07 06:00:26

Text of unattributed report headlined "Hasina's Bail: SC Sends Petition to Full Bench" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 7 October The Supreme Court (SC) vacation bench yesterday sent to its full bench Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's petition seeking stay on the High Court (HC) order rejecting her bail prayer in an extortion case, and for granting bail in the case. The vacation bench of the chamber judge fixed 12 October for hearing of the petition by the...

2008-10-01 06:00:34

Text of report headlined "Hizb ut-Tahrir Leaders Released on Bail" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 1 October The ten Hizb ut-Tahrir leaders, including four university teachers, who were arrested in Rajshahi two weeks back on suspicion of inciting anti-government activities and involvement in militancy were released on bail yesterday. Hundreds of activists, who drove to Rajshahi from the capital as news on their getting bail came through, greeted them at...

2008-09-15 06:00:35

Text of report headlined "Khaleda, Hasina Should Work Together for Democracy, Says Moriatry" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 15 September US Ambassador to Dhaka James Moriarty yesterday said the US hopes a free, fair and credible election is held by December with participation of all major political parties according to the EC's roadmap. "An elected government to represent all in January, which is better for democracy," he said. Welcoming the release of BNP...

2008-09-10 03:00:16

Text of report by Porimol Palma headlined "Jordan may go tough on agitating workers" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 10 September Jordanian authorities may take stern actions against around 300 Bangladeshi workers who have been on strike since August 31 protesting cutbacks in wages and irregular payments by a garment factory in that country. Strike in Jordan is illegal and if a labour strike continues for 10 days, workers automatically become illegal,...

2008-09-10 03:00:10

Text of report headlined "AL Welcomes Khaleda's Bail; JP Not Happy With the Happening" published by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 10 September In a rare political gesture, Awami League (AL) acting president Zillur Rahman yesterday expressed satisfaction over the bail of political archrival BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia. "This is good. We are happy as we are always against political persecution," Zillur told reporters in a reaction after the High Court yesterday granted...

2008-09-03 06:00:16

Text of report in English by privately-owned Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star website on 3 September Beirut: For Muslims in Lebanon, there are many traditions associated with the holy month of Ramadan - and not all of them are religious. As well as fasting, praying and giving to charity, many are preparing for another less orthodox Ramadan custom; watching hours of dramatic Egyptian and Syrian soap operas. Beirutis say that during Ramadan, they love to sit with their families and watch...

2008-08-21 06:00:30

Text of report headlined "Khaleda, Tarique denied bail in separate cases" by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 21 August, subheading as carried A Dhaka court yesterday rejected former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's bail petition in Barapukuria coalmine graft case. Another Dhaka court rejected bail prayer of her elder son BNP [Bangladesh Nationalist Party] Senior Joint Secretary-General Tarique Rahman in a corruption case concerning a fake orphanage trust. Additional Chief...

2008-08-20 06:00:30

Text of report headlined "Landslide zones in Chittagong to be marked" by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 20 August [by Abdullah Al Mahmud] The government initiated the process to mark hillsides and valleys, where landslides are possible, as "Red Zones", evacuate people living in those areas and bring those areas under afforestation. The move comes a day after 11 people died in a mudslide at Matirjharna in Chittagong city. Commerce and Education Adviser Zillur Rahman...

2008-08-14 06:00:42

Text of report headlined "Bapex revved up; government hikes gas sale rate to 25 taka from seven taka/mcf" by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 14 August [by Sharier Khan] For the first time the government has increased gas sale tariff for Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company (Bapex) to 25 taka per thousand cubic feet (mcf) from a miserly 7 taka to help the company financially grow, sources said. The government has also approved four drilling projects for Bapex in...

2008-08-14 06:00:42

Excerpt from unattributed report headlined "Chittagong to get emergency gas, rental power plant; advisers' council sends back coal policy to ministry" by Bangladeshi newspaper The Daily Star website on 14 August The Council of Advisers at its meeting here yesterday decided to provide 20 mcf (million cubic feet) additional gas and set up a 50- MW rental power plant for immediate and short-term solutions to the acute gas and power crises prevailing in Chittagong. Chaired by Chief Adviser...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.