Monthly Archives: August 2012

21st Century US: Church refused to marry couple because they were African Americans

August 1, 2012
21st Century US: Church refused to marry couple because they were African Americans

  A Bapti st church in Mississippi, United States, officially denied the marriage of a couple because they were African Americans.  This most recent event denotes the persistent racism in the northern nation. Charles and Andrea Wilson thought about getting married at the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs (south), but the main priest...
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Padma Bridge project loan effectiveness deadline extended by one more month

August 1, 2012
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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have extended their loan effectiveness deadline for the Padma Bridge project by one more month, officials said yesterday.  ADB Country Director in Bangladesh Teresa Kho and Chief Representative of JICA in Dhaka Takao Toda met ERD senior Secretary Iqbal Mahmood at latter’s...
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Temporary ban on export of all kinds of raw fishes except shrimp

August 1, 2012
Temporary ban on export of all kinds of raw fishes except shrimp

The government yesterday  during Ramadan to ensure adequate supply to the market and keep the price at a tolerable level, said a Commerce Ministry press release. The decision is applicable for the sweet water fishes only with immediate effect. But normal export of sea fish will continue.
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Petrobangla discovers new layer of gas in Srikail gas field in Comilla

August 1, 2012
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State-run Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (BAPEX), a subsidiary of state-owned Petrobangla has discovered a new layer of gas in the No 2 well of Srikail gas field in Comilla, said Bapex Managing Director  Mortuza Ahmad Faruque. The newly found layer was just above the layer discovered on Jul 13 at well number...
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Nepal-Bangladesh relationship gets a boost

August 1, 2012
Nepal-Bangladesh relationship gets a boost

  Nepal will come forward to jointly produce and share hydroelectricity with its neighbours including Bangladesh.  Foreign Secretary Mohammad Mijarul Quayes told the reporters after the secretary-level meeting at the Foreign Ministry yesterday. Nepalese Foreign Secretary conveyed his government’s appreciation for the opportunities offered by the Bangladesh government on the use of Chittagong and...
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Government plans on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

August 1, 2012
Government plans on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

State Minister for Women and Children Affairs said the government is making all-out efforts to fully implement the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). She said this while speaking an exchange of opinion meeting organized by Citizen Initiatives on CEDAW in the city yesterday.
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US imposes new sanctions on Iran

August 1, 2012
US imposes new sanctions on Iran

US President Barack Obama has ordered new economic sanctions against Iran’s energy sector and some financial firms. The sanctions come amid ongoing concern over Iran’s nuclear programme, which Tehran denies is to develop weapons. Tehran has been attempting to diversify the way it gets paid for oil sales, including by using gold and barter,...
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Remittance Rises Ahead of Eid Season to $1.02 Billion

August 1, 2012
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The inflow of remittance is on the rise ahead of Eid as the country received a total of US$102 crore or 1.02 billion in remittance up to July 27. If the trend continues, remittance would cross $120 crore or 1.20 billion in July, said BB’s Executive Director Md Ahsanullah to the reporters yesterday.
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Olympic female badminton players face charges

August 1, 2012
Olympic female badminton players face charges

(BBC): The Badminton World Federation has charged eight female Olympic doubles players with “not using one’s best efforts to win a match”. The Badminton World Federation has charged eight female Olympic doubles players with “not using one’s best efforts to win a match”. Four pairs of players – two from South Korea, one from...
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