Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requested the European Union on Wednesday to nominate Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus as the president of the World Bank.…Continue
There has been in recent days an extraordinary lapse from established standards of flying regulations and respect for reputation. Stories eagerly followed in Indonesia revealed pilots have been using drugs when flying passenger planes. I was stunned. The…Continue
DHAKA, Feb 22: Journalists will keep themselves off from work for one hour at all the media houses-newspapers, news
agencies and television channels- across the country on February 27 to press home the demand for arresting the killers of Sagor Sarwar and Meherun Runi.
From a huge rally held in front of Jatiya Press Club here today, journalist leaders announced the programme saying that they would also hold a symbolic day-long hunger strike on March 1, if the killers are…
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PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Afghan National Security Forces made signs of progress in the icy city of Gardez when an improvised explosive device was discovered by Afghan Uniformed Police and destroyed by members of the Afghan National Army’s explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) unit near wood market Feb.…Continue
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Taliban Acts of Murder on the People of Afghanistan Continue Kabul, Afghanistan (Feb. 20, 2012) - The commander of the International Security Assistance Force, Gen. John R. Allen, joins Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai in condemning the latest desperate acts of murder by insurgents. A vehicle-borne IED exploded when it rammed the 4th district police station today in Kandahar, killing two local policemen and wounding four innocent Afghan civilians. Yesterday, a roadside bomb killed four…Continue
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KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb 20) – An individual wearing the uniform of the Afghan Uniformed Police turned his weapon against International Security Assistance Force service members in southern Afghanistan today, killing one service member.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 21) – An Afghan Provincial Response Company, partnered with coalition forces, detained two criminals during an operation in Baad Pukh district, Laghman province, Sunday.
One detainee was tried and convicted in an Afghan court of…Continue
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KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - Brig. Gen. Khatool Mohammadzai,
director of women's affairs for the Afghan National Army and a deputy
director of planning and physical training for a reserve force that is
to be part of the Defense Ministry, recently met with military leaders
and local female members of the Afghan National Police at the Joint
Regional Afghan Command in Kandahar province, to…
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KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 21) – An International Security Assistance Force service member died as a result of a non-battle related injury in southern Afghanistan today. It is ISAF policy to defer casualty identification procedures to the relevant national authorities.
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DHAKA, Feb 19: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said Monday those who ignore the spirit of the Language Movement and four principles of Liberation War are enemies of the country’s independence.
To face those enemies, the prime minister said the spirit of Ekushey should be infused in the new generation and Bangla language and literature should be practiced at all national spheres as well as all levels of the society.
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DHAKA, Feb 17: Infant should be given first breast milk as it contains colostrums, which is highly nutritious and has antibodies that protect the newborn from diseases.
While talking to this correspondent, Professor Dr Khursheed Jahan of Institute of Nutrition and Food Science of Dhaka University said infants must be given first breast milk as it make strong their body's immune and resistance systems which help to protect them from different diseases.
She said most of…
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DHAKA, Feb 17: Ashrayan programme of the Bangladesh government is expected to rehabilitate another 50,000 homeless families in southern coastlines as a part of a poverty alleviation campaign raising their homes and providing them with other civic facilities including interest-free loans.
"Works are underway in full swing to rehabilitate some 50,000 ultra poor homeless families in the southern coastlines under the Ashrayan Phase by 2014 . . . the entire amount of the Taka 1,169…
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The conference lasted the entire day, from 10 am until 6 pm, and gathered an enthusiastic audience of…
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DHAKA, Feb 16: Bangladesh Information and Cultural affairs minister Abul Kalam Azad today hoped at least cultural affairs ministers of 30 Asia pacific countries will participate in the upcoming high level international convention on cultural diversification in the capital.
The minister said it while presiding over a meeting of the national organizing committee of the convention at the Shilpakala Academy here.
Dhaka will host the three-day convention styled "Cultural…
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During a recent visit to Italy last week, I was shocked to realize how much media coverage was dedicated to the apparently unprecedented cold weather hitting the country.
Even before leaving I was warned by friends and family that this was to be "the worst winter since 1985" but I could not anticipate that the national television channels would literally be monopolized by alarmist talks about snow storms, frost, Siberian temperatures and all sorts of weather related apocalyptic…Continue
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I was so sad to hear the news. The Guardian Blog has just reported that Royal Reporter James Whitaker died today at the age of 71. The Royal Editor of the Daily Mail Reporter was known for bringing us many enthralling stories about the royal family, including the story of Diana, Princess of Whales's, eating disorder.…Continue
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By Albert Oppong Ansah
Most young people in the Northern region of Ghana have their first sexual experience either out of curiosity or pressure from partners and peers, a survey conducted in six districts of the region has revealed.
The survey conducted among young people aged 13 to 25 years in the Tamale Metropolis, Central Gonja, Karaga, Saboba, West Mamprusi and Savelugu/Nanton districts, also showed that these young people had sex with those from the circles of the family…Continue
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