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Yunus should be able to stand for WB chief: EU delegation

DHAKA, Feb 23: Supporting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s proposal to appoint Prof Yunus as the World Bank president, a delegation of European parliament said Thursday a personality like him should be able to stand for the post.

“The proposal is a very positive, interesting and an expression of confidence about a person of international repute for this prestigious post,” said delegation leader Jean Lambert, who…

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Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 23, 2012 at 14:56 — No Comments

The European University Institute Seeks Journalism Graduate for Paid Traineeship

 

EUI Traineeship Offer – Journalist

Communications…

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Added by Hanna McLean on February 23, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina requests to the EU delegation to nominate Yunus as next WB chief

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.…

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Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 22, 2012 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Pilots on drugs – how safe are we to fly?



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…

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Added by Daniel Tonga on February 22, 2012 at 13:05 — 1 Comment

Bangladesh Journalists to observe one hour abstention of work on February 27

  

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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Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 22, 2012 at 12:32 — No Comments

ANA, AUP eliminate explosive threat

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.…

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Added by Naweed Yousufi on February 21, 2012 at 15:43 — No Comments

Taliban Acts of Murder on the People of Afghanistan Continue

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…

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Added by Naweed Yousufi on February 21, 2012 at 15:42 — No Comments

ISAF casualty

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.

 

It is…

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Added by Naweed Yousufi on February 21, 2012 at 15:41 — No Comments

ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

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…

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Commander ISAF Makes Statement

Kabul, Afghanistan  (Feb. 21, 2012) -- General John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, today issued the following

statement:
 
To the noble people of Afghanistan -  
 
I have ordered an investigation into a report…
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Afghan general breaks barriers to build better nation





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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Added by Naweed Yousufi on February 21, 2012 at 15:39 — No Comments

KABUL, Afghanistan (Feb. 21

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.

Added by Naweed Yousufi on February 21, 2012 at 15:37 — No Comments

Prime Minister urges for Bangla practice at all spheres

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.

She said…

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Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 20, 2012 at 13:33 — No Comments

The BBC Academy Presents the BBC Editorial Leadership Programme in London

 

Transform your journalism through unique access to the most trusted journalists in the world.

 

This intense 5-day programme helps you define yourself as an editorial leader.  With access to BBC newsrooms and…

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Added by Hanna McLean on February 20, 2012 at 12:11 — 1 Comment

Local Police Officers Discovering IEDs, Large Weapons

ZHARAY DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Police officers with

the Afghan Local Police in two villages in central Zharay district are

coming forward in increasing numbers to turn in weapons components and

improvised explosive devices to coalition forces.

A local police officer from the village of Rustum Aka alerted

Soldiers from Combined Task Force Spartan's 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry

Regiment, to a cache site, Feb. 14, where an 82mm recoilless rifle… Continue

Added by Naweed Yousufi on February 19, 2012 at 10:29 — No Comments

First breast milk protects infants from diseases: Experts said

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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Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 17, 2012 at 17:17 — No Comments

Ashrayan project in Bangladesh to rehabilitate 50,000 more homeless and landless families

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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Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 17, 2012 at 14:48 — No Comments

TedxEutropolis: making borders fade and our souls smile

It's been more than a week already since TedxEutropolis took place in our neighbouring Belgian city of Hasselt and I am still thinking about all the insightful talks I heard there.



The conference lasted the entire day, from 10 am until 6 pm, and gathered an enthusiastic audience of…

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Added by Sueli Brodin on February 17, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Dhaka to host Int convention on cultural diversification May 9-11

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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Added by Syed Shukur Ali (Shuvo) on February 16, 2012 at 14:19 — No Comments

The Italian media obsession with the weather

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…

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