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Dhaka urges WB to specify graft allegations about Padma Bridge project

Dhaka urges WB to specify graft allegations about Padma Bridge project

Bangladesh has requested the World Bank (WB) to clarify the nature of graft, it suspected in the proposed $2.9 billion Padma Bridge, so that those allegedly involved in corruption could be punished and the issues relating to corruption, effectively addressed, ahead of the construction of the mega infrastructure, officials said on Wednesday. The WB has [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in Bangladesh | Read More »

Raw vegetables and fruit ‘counteract heart risk genes’

Raw vegetables and fruit ‘counteract heart risk genes’

People who are genetically susceptible to heart disease can lower their risk by eating plenty of fruit and raw vegetables, a study suggests. It says five or more daily portions should be enough to counteract culprit versions of a gene on chromosome 9, thought to be possessed by a fifth of people of European ancestry. [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Sony’s PlayStation Network hit with another attack

Sony’s PlayStation Network hit with another attack

Sony’s PlayStation Network, the gaming and entertainment platform knocked offline for weeks this spring, has been hit again. In a message to members, Phillip Reitenger, Sony’s chief information security officer, said the company detected an attempt to try a massive number of user IDs and passwords on its network. The PlayStation Network and Sony Online [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in Technology | Read More »

Quake shakes Indonesia’s Bali, tourists run from hotels

Quake shakes Indonesia’s Bali, tourists run from hotels

Indonesia’s resort island of Bali was struck by a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on Thursday, injuring dozens and sending tourists running out of hotels. The Red Cross said 43 people in the south of the island suffered injuries, including head wounds and broken bones, after some ceilings fell. Seventeen were taken to hospital in the island’s [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in Headlines | Read More »

‘My day starts at Fajr, hers at noon’

‘My day starts at Fajr, hers at noon’

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has come out with a blazing response to her political rival BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s question as to which faith she actually belongs to. Hasina on Wednesday said, “She asked whether I’m a Muslim or not. I would like to tell her that my day starts with Fajr prayers while her [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in Politics | Read More »

British jobless figure hits 17-year high

British jobless figure hits 17-year high

Britain’s jobless total jumped to 2.57 million people in the three months to August, the highest amount since 1994 according to data on Wednesday, dealing a heavy blow to the country’s recovery hopes. Britain’s unemployment rate meanwhile shot up to 8.1 per cent during the quarter, the highest level for 15 years, the Office for [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Stocks take flight

Stocks take flight

Prices of almost all stocks went up Thursday continuing a recovery from a downtrend that reigned past few weeks. The general index of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DGEN) gained 200 points to reach 5,5560 at 1:50pm when this report was filed. Of the issues traded, 245 advanced and seven declined. The day’s total trade was at [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in Business | Read More »

Carlos Tevez faces record fine after Manchester City find him guilty

Carlos Tevez faces record fine after Manchester City find him guilty

Manchester City’s dispute with Carlos Tevez is threatening to run until Christmas after the club’s initial findings found him guilty of refusing to play against Bayern Munich, only for the player to indicate he would fight the allegation as far as possible and demand an apology from Roberto Mancini. Tevez has told City he is [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in Sports | Read More »

California shooting: Eight killed at Seal Beach salon

California shooting: Eight killed at Seal Beach salon

Eight people have been shot dead at a hair salon in the Los Angeles area, authorities say. The shooting took place in the city of Seal Beach, California, in a retail area off the Pacific Coast Highway. Six people were initially confirmed dead, while two others died later of their injuries and one remains in [...]

October 13 2011 | Posted in U.S & Canada, World | Read More »


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