Monthly Archives: August 2012

Roads & Drivers are Now part of the “Death Trap” – Can Minister Reshape This? – Mission Impossible

August 10, 2012
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(BanglaNews.com) Road Accidents along with Boat/Ferry accidents in Bangladesh have become a major factor in loss of life. This is a great challenge for the Minister responsible for that department. Last Thursdays figures alone shows how dangerous the roads in Bangladesh are. Statistics show that the roads and highways of Bangladesh are among the...
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Afghan police chief kills US soldiers invited to dinner

August 10, 2012
Afghan police chief kills US soldiers invited to dinner

Three American special forces soldiers were shot dead by a man in Afghan uniform in what appeared to be the latest incident of local forces turning their weapons on their foreign allies. The Americans were killed after being invited to dinner to discuss security in Sangin district of Helmand on Thursday evening. The shooting...
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China criticises United States position on the South Sea

August 8, 2012
China criticises United States position on the South Sea

China expresses its strong dissatisfaction and resolute opposition to the press release issued last Friday (3rd) by the U.S. State Department over the South China Sea, said the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qin Gang, on Saturday (4th). The United States confirmed they would monitor the area to “to avoid an abusive...
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Bangladesh Government Official Press Release 8th August 2012

August 8, 2012
Bangladesh Government Official Press Release 8th August 2012

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged all to remain vigilant so that the situation like the post-2001 election does not come back to the country. She made the appeal when leaders of Janmashtami Udjapan Parishad and Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad met her at her official residence Ganobhaban yesterday. She said the government is holding the...
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Cameroon athletes ‘missing’ from London 2012 Olympics amid asylum fears

August 8, 2012
Cameroon athletes ‘missing’ from London 2012 Olympics amid asylum fears

(The Telegraph)  Several Cameroon Olympic athletes have disappeared amid fears they have fled the London 2012 Games to claim asylum, team officials have admitted. The seven athletes, including the entire boxing team and half its swimming team, were reported missing earlier this week in a major embarrassment for the African nation. Authorities admitted on...
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News on 156 Fire Stations to be built over 3 years

August 6, 2012
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www.banglanews.com staff reporter The government is to construct 156 new fire stations across the country in next three year under a master plan which also aimed at providing training to ordinary people for protecting the community from blazes and other disasters. This would to the current 216 fire stations that are already in place...
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Government plans to lease land in South Sudan & Kenya

August 6, 2012
Government plans to lease land in South Sudan & Kenya

Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain said that Bangladesh would lease huge amount of farmlands in South Sudan and Kenya for cultivating rice, wheat, maize and other crops. He told the journalists at a press briefing at Shahjalal International Airport after a weeklong visit to the African nations. Bangladesh has signed...
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Malaysian delegation arrived in Dhaka with final draft to construct Padma Bridge

August 5, 2012
Malaysian delegation arrived in Dhaka with final draft to construct Padma Bridge

A Malaysian delegation arrived in Dhaka yesterday to submit its final draft agreement with a proposal to construct Padma Bridge. Led by Malaysian Special Envoy to India and South Asia Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu, the delegation will hand over the draft copy to Communications Minister Obaidul Quader at his secretariat office today. The...
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Pakistan police suspended after parading naked couple (BBC)

August 5, 2012
Pakistan police suspended after parading naked couple (BBC)

Several Pakistani police officers have been suspended after they were accused of parading a couple naked in public. According to witnesses, police in the Sindh town of Gambat forced the man and woman to walk to the police station naked as punishment for trying to have sex outside marriage. Mobile phone footage shows a...
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina suggests formation of a “small cabinet” involving BNP

August 5, 2012
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina suggests formation of a “small cabinet” involving BNP

 has advised some leaders of Awami League to talk with political parties, including the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, about a possible “small cabinet” that would act as an interim government during the next parliamentary polls. The Prime Minister has also suggested making the opposition leaders understand the significance of the constitution amendment which...
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