Monthly Archives: August 2012

Julian Assange: UK ‘threat’ to arrest Wikileaks founder (BBC)

August 16, 2012
Julian Assange: UK ‘threat’ to arrest Wikileaks founder (BBC)

Ecuador has accused the UK of making a “threat” to enter its embassy in London to arrest Wikileaks’ Julian Assange. Mr Assange took refuge at the embassy in June to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faces questioning over assault and rape claims, which he denies. Ecuador says a decision on his claim for...
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Press release – 14-08-2012

August 14, 2012

14-08-2012             Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Britain and the countries concerned about Rohingya refugees should talk to the Myanmar government regarding the issue instead of pressuring Bangladesh. She said this when British Secretary of State for International Development Affairs Andrew Mitchell met her at her hotel suite in London yesterday. The PM informed the...
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Russia to provide 10200 to 12750 crore towards setup of Nuclear Plant in Bangladesh

August 13, 2012
Bangladesh-Russia-Sign-N-Plant-Agreement-At-Rooppur

Russia has agreed to provide as credit 85 percent of the estimated Tk 12,000-15,000 crore needed for setting up the first-ever nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. It will initially provide $500 million for conducting necessary studies and preparing the design for the 1,000 MW nuke plant.  This was agreed at a two-day meeting between...
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City planned for Saudi Women – “No Man’s Land”

August 13, 2012
City planned for Saudi Women  – “No Man’s Land”

Saudi Arabia announced on Monday plans to build a new city exclusively for women entrepreneurs. The Gulf kingdom is working on the narrow junction between strict Sharia law and the aspirations of active females who wish to pursue their own careers. The new plan is to combine women’s desire to work in the modern age and...
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Medical Schools to select students on existing GPA results: Follow Up

August 13, 2012
1 doctor for 20,000 people

Bangladesh Government introduces a major change in an old system of recruiting students at the medical and Dental colleges by scrapping the old admission test.  Therefore from now on there will be no admission tests for public and private medical colleges this year as students will be enrolled on the basis of their SSC...
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Petroleum-City Corporation-Met Office-Share Market (summary of all news)

August 12, 2012

Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) will import 8 lakh tonnes of furnace oil to fuel the rental and quick rental power plants in six months beginning from July this year, BPC sources said. The BPC has recently finalised the import estimation of the heavy fuel oil (HFO) after it had received requirements from the Power...
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Three new bridges on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway to be built

August 12, 2012
Three new bridges on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway to be built

The government will construct , as the existing Kanchpur, Meghna and Meghna-Gumti bridges have become risky for vehicular movement. All the three bridges, to be constructed parallel to the old ones, will have four lanes. The construction, which may begin next year, will take around two and a half years to complete. Japan will...
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President Md Zillur Rahman leaves Dhaka today for Saudi Arabia

August 12, 2012
President Md Zillur Rahman leaves Dhaka today for Saudi Arabia

. During his visit, the President will attend the 4th Extra-ordinary Session of the Islamic Summit in Makkah Al-Mukarramah to be held on August 14-15. He is scheduled to deliver a speech at the summit where heads of the OIC countries will take part and discuss the present situation and the problems of the...
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Prime Minister reaches London

August 12, 2012
Prime Minister reaches London

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reached London yesterday to attend the ‘Global Nutrition Event’ to be held today. The Prime Minister is leading a 36-member delegation. She will deliver her speech at the inaugural ceremony of ‘Global Nutrition Event’ today at 10 Downing Street. During her stay in London, she is also likely to attend...
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You Can Steal A Little, but work hard Says Minister

August 10, 2012
You Can Steal A Little, but work hard Says Minister

BBC Version: A minister in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has told officials that they could “steal a little”, but should not be “robbing” public funds. Public works minister Shivpal Yadav made the remarks while speaking to officials at Etah district. Mr Yadav later said he was against corruption and that news channels had shown...
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