Monthly Archives: August 2012

Not Bin Laden, this time US soldiers plan to kill president Obama

August 30, 2012
Not Bin Laden, this time US soldiers plan to kill president Obama

(By BBC) Anarchist US soldiers ‘plotted government overthrow’ – BBC A group of American soldiers formed an anarchist militia and plotted to overthrow the United States government, a court in Georgia has heard. The allegations emerged in a murder case against four soldiers accused of belonging to the group. Prosecutors say the men formed...
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London Metropolitan University’s Sponsorship Licence Revoked – students fear deportation

August 30, 2012
London Metropolitan University’s Sponsorship Licence Revoked – students fear deportation

(By BBC) More than 2,000 students potentially face deportation after a university had its licence to teach and recruit students from outside the EU revoked. The UK Border Agency (UKBA) says student attendance at London Metropolitan University is not being monitored and that many have no right to be here. As a result, the...
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The International Crimes Tribunal Judge resigns – New Judge appointed

August 30, 2012
The International Crimes Tribunal Judge resigns – New Judge appointed

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday was adjourned within five minutes of it’s start of proceedings as a legal dispute was raised over following the resignation of its judge AKM Zaheer Ahmed, a retired district judge. His reasons for resigning was due to “illness”. Nothing more was disclosed. As the tribunal resumed at 10.35am with...
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Train Fares to rise

August 30, 2012
Train Fares to rise

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said train fares will be raised as there has been no fare hike over the last 20 years. He   said this while talking to the journalists during his visit to the Rajshahi railway station. He also said the railway would be turned into a profitable concern within the next two...
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Bangladesh attracts Chinese factories due to low labour costs

August 30, 2012
Bangladesh attracts Chinese factories due to low labour costs

full story by BBC: “In my factory in China, the salary of workers has been increasing steadily over the last few years,” she told me during her recent visit to Bangladesh to look for opportunities here. “It has reached around $400 to $500 (£250 – £315) a month per worker. If I continue to...
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Prisoners of Eid – Largest number of Bangladeshi VIP’s in prison

August 20, 2012
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Since the event of the so called “one-eleven”, the day when the army intervened to give the troubled democracy in Bangladesh a break from rivalry of the two leading parties, there has never been so many political elites in prison than the numbers held today. The prisoner’s held in prison range from members and...
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Asia’s fastest data cable links Tokyo to Singapore

August 20, 2012
Asia’s fastest data cable links Tokyo to Singapore

A new high-speed undersea data cable has opened to traffic in Asia. The 7,800km Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) connects Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. It transfers data via an optical fibre system at 40 gigabits per second, and is three milliseconds faster than any other cable between Singapore and Tokyo. The gain in...
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Eid Message from Hillary Clinton on behalf of US State Department

August 20, 2012
Eid Message from Hillary Clinton on behalf of US State Department

Press Statement Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Washington, DC, August 19, 2012 As we mark the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting and prayer for Muslims around the world, I am delighted to wish all Muslims a peaceful and joyous Eid al-Fitr. To honor this special time, Muslims in the United States...
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UK Judges Ruling and Bangladesh Marriage Law

August 17, 2012
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A judge in UK has said the arranged marriage of a UK woman of Bangladeshi origin, who is disabled and has severe learning difficulties, should be annulled. Mrs Justice Parker ruled that the woman clearly lacked the mental capacity to consent to marriage that took place in Bangladesh and that therefore it should be...
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Dhaka ranked ‘least desirable’ city

August 16, 2012
dhaka-busy

A recent report by Global Liveability Survey has ranked Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka the least desirable place to live.  The Australian city of Melbourne has kept its spot as the best urban place to live in the world, according to the Global Liveability Report. Australia and Canada both fared well with, respectively, four and three cities making...
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