Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday World News

Arts & Entertainment Last Published On: 2008-09-30 
Eid Bonanza: A feast of TV shows
With an end to Ramadan and the onset of Eid, it's time to unwind in front of the small screen. All the Bangla channels are offering a surfeit of entertainment ranging from special TV plays, telefilms, musical shows to variety programmes. Whatever the medium, there's likely to be something for everyone. A rundown of the Eid-special programmes on different channels:


' A Love To Die For'

  I have a love I would die for
and they say their love is real.
Would they step in front of an arrows shot? 
for this love they proclaim for me to feel.

I wouldn't want to test fates waters
of this depth of love they've shown.
But if the chips were down
would their love for me last and grow? 

Romeo had Juliet, loves poison passed their lips
I see couples that seem as close as this
they seemed joined together at the hip.

Life and love will be what it is to be
it will grow or fall apart.
It is all really, what one has stored deep inside, 
deep within their heart. 

Linda Winchell


Message: * some text missing* Sender:* Name Missing * *Number Missing *Sent: * Date missing * Missing U a lot thats y everything is missing.... 
 3 Little Hearts
I m sending u 3 little hearts to remind u 3 things, I m HERE, I CARE and i MISS U
 Do u know
Do u know, what i say, what i think, what i feel, what i think, what i wish, U want to know? I MISS U SO MUCH.
 Wat makes some people dearer is not just de 
Wat makes some people dearer is not just de happiness dat u feel when u meet them but de pain u feel when u miss them.. MISS U........ 
 I hide my tears 
I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. Although I Smile & Seem Carefree, There is no one Who misses you more than ME!
K L 
have I missed 
i missed "U"
 If u wanna know how much I miss u, 
If u wanna know how much I miss u, 
try to catch rain drops, 
the ones u catch is how much u miss me,
and the ones u miss is how much I miss
 Last night i wanted to send u a msg
Last night i wanted to send u a msg, but all i could write was: "noh ss!w !". it didn't make much sense until i read it upside down...By Nikeee
 Whenever I miss You,
Whenever I miss You, Stars falls down from the Sky.
So any day if you find the sky empty, don't blame me!
It's all your fault; You made me Miss You So Much!!By Uzzal
 Close your Eyes,
Close your Eyes,
Relax your Body,
And stop your Breathing as long as you can...
I Miss you as much as YOU MISSED THE AIR!By Uzzal
 In The Flower My Rose Is You,
In The Flower My Rose Is You,
In The Diamond My Kohinoor Is You,
In The Sky My Moon Is You,
I'm Only Body My Heart Is You,
That's Why I Always MISS YOU!By Uzzal
 U must b tired coz u hv been running
U must b tired coz u hv been running through my mind, u gotta b a thief coz u hv stolen my heart n I must hv been a bad shooter coz I keep missing u.By candy sana sattar
Do u know
Do u know, what I say, what I think, what I feel, what I think, what I wish, U want to know? I MISS U SO MUCH.By J-J
 Kitna bhi chaho na bhol pao ge
Kitna bhi chaho na bhol pao ge Hamain,Jitna dur jao nazdik pao ge Hamain, Mita sakte ho to mita do yadain meri,Magar kya sapno se juda kar pao ge Hamain.(i miss u sidra sabeen) By Sami Gul
There's no Special reason
There's no Special reason for this msg, I juz wanna steal a single moment out of ur busy life & hope I can make u smile n say: I Miss U. by Ikram
Good Time,Bad Time,Day Time,Night
Good Time,Bad Time,Day Time,Night Time,Work Time,Off Time,Happy Time,Sad Time,Sleep Time,In the Mean Time...I MISS YOU all the Time.By Uzzal

 I MISS YOU in every beats of heart,
In every blink of my eyes,
In every second of Time and...
In every moment of the Day ! 
Full Name: Ö§mäñ Häïdë®

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Wednesday Bangladesh and World News

Extortion Case
HC rejects Hasina's bail prayer
Staff Correspondent
The High Court (HC) yesterday rejected a bail petition filed by Awami League President Sheikh Hasina in an extortion case filed by businessman Noor Ali. 

Constituency Re-demarcation
Petition off HC hearing list
Poll schedule with redrawn JS seats faces setback 
Staff Correspondent
A High Court (HC) bench yesterday dropped from its cause list a writ petition challenging the Election Commission's (EC) re-demarcation of the parliamentary constituencies. 

EC unable to enforce poll code of conduct
Non-registration of political parties main reason, says CEC
Shakhawat Liton
The new code of conduct for parliamentary polls officially took effect on September 18, but Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) ATM Shamsul Huda yesterday said the Election Commission (EC) is unable to enforce the rules mainly due to non-registration of the political parties.

Chinese Milk Powder
Lab test confirms melamine presence
Staff Correspondent
Traces of melamine have been found in the Chinese baby formula Yashili 2 that was earlier found available in markets in some parts of the country.

Prices of bulk power go up by 16pc
Tariff for consumers unchanged for now
Staff Correspondent
Average bulk power tariff has been increased by 16 percent to Tk 2.37 per kilowatt, to be effective from tomorrow, which is Tk 2.04 right now.

SC without adequate number of judges for 4 months
Ashutosh Sarkar
The Appellate and High Court (HC) divisions of Supreme Court (SC) have been without adequate judges as two judge's posts at Appellate Division have remained vacant since July 2 and no new judge was appointed to the HC in more than four years.

Eid tomorrow if Shawal moon sighted today
Staff Correspondent
Eid-ul-Fitr, the biggest religious festival of the Muslims, will be celebrated across the country tomorrow if the Shawal moon is sighted today. 

AL unhappy at bail rejection
Staff Correspondent
Awami League (AL) yesterday expressed disappointment over the High Court judgement that rejected party Chief Sheikh Hasina's bail petition in an extortion case. 

Mad rush for home
Staff Correspondent
Almost all tickets for journeys out of Dhaka to other districts in the country have been sold as the Eid rush reached its peak yesterday. A few tickets that remain are being sold at incredibly high prices. 

Govt offices to remain open today
Staff Correspondent
The government offices will remain open today despite a daylong speculation about a holiday announcement at the secretariat yesterday.

AL undecided on joining Eid receptions of president, CA
Staff Correspondent
The Awami League (AL) has not yet decided whether they will join any Eid receptions hosted by the president and the chief adviser, party leaders yesterday said.

Next govt will decide on war criminals' trial
Hopes Gen Moeen
Bss, Dhaka
Army chief General Moeen U Ahmed yesterday expressed the hope that the next elected government would take decision on the trial of war criminals.

Zia Orphanage Case
ACC probe finds proof to press charges against Khaleda, Tarique
Staff Correspondent
An Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) investigation into the Tk 2.10 crore embezzlement case against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, her elder son Tarique Rahman and five other people has found enough evidence against the accused.

Eid of a Mishuk driver
Julfikar Ali Manik
Last year Mishuk driver Mujibur Rahman Sikder had saved Tk 10,000 to spend on his family for Eid.

Tarique may get into London hospital this week
Unb, Dhaka
Ailing BNP leader Tarique Rahman may be admitted to Wellington Hospital in northwest London towards the end of this week.

20 hurt as RMG workers clash with cops
Dhaka-Sylhet highway blocked again 
Our Correspondent, N’ganj
A few hundred workers of Joya Garments at Kanchpur yesterday again clashed with police and barricaded Dhaka-Sylhet Highway for about two hours causing untold sufferings to people heading home for Eid holidays.

Obaidul Qader flies to India for treatment
Staff Correspondent
Ailing Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Obaidul Qader left Dhaka for New Delhi yesterday morning for better medical treatment. 

4 murdered in city in 20 hrs
Staff Correspondent
At least four people including a young girl were killed in the city in separate incidents in a span of 20 hours from Sunday afternoon to early hours of yesterday. 


15 militants killed in clash with Pakistan troops
Ap, Islamabad
Pakistani forces seeking to conquer a Taliban and al-Qaeda stronghold near the border with Afghanistan killed 15 insurgents in ongoing clashes, officials said yesterday. 

30 Tigers killed in Lankan fighting
Afp, Ap, Colombo
Tamil Tigers have suffered heavy losses in a major Sri Lankan government push into their northern fiefdom, with the latest clashes leaving 30 rebels dead, the defence ministry said yesterday.

Wednesday World Business News

Tourism takes root in Eid
Sayeda Akter
Guesthouses and hotels in tourist spots have almost been booked out due to pressure from local tourists seeking to spend long Eid holidays with their loved ones.

3 mobile operators get extra spectrum
Star Business Report
The telecom regulator yesterday allocated 17.5 MHz additional spectrum to three top mobile operators at a cost of Tk 80 crore per MHz. 

BB set to make bank services less costly
Rejaul Karim Byron And Sajjadur Rahman
Customers will be able to take balance confirmation certificates from banks for free twice a year, according to a decision of Bangladesh Bank (BB).

Finance adviser sees no effect of US recession on local economy
Supports power tariff hike move
Unb, Dhaka
Finance and Planning Adviser Dr Mirza Azizul Islam yesterday said the country's economy, having no major stress at present, is unlikely to be affected largely due to the near recession in the United States and elsewhere.

Govt moves to amend law to stop sales of toxic milk
Star Business Report
The government yesterday took a move to amend the breast milk substitute regulation of marketing ordinance to prevent sales of health hazardous contaminated milk in the local market.

Crisis slams European banks
Belgian-French bank Dexia is the latest in line after Fortis and Bradford & Bingley
Afp, New York
A 700-billion-dollar deal to save the US economy awaited approval Monday but the global crisis swept on regardless, hitting European banks, slamming stocks and freezing money markets.

Afghan tailors race against the clock
Afp, Kabul
Mobin Frough's eyes are red and bleary.

BSTI resumes special drive against adulteration
Unb, Dhaka
Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) is set to kick off a special drive across the country to check the sales of adulterated food and other commodities that caused serious public health concern.

Citigroup to take over Wachovia banking assets
Afp, Washington
Citigroup yesterday agreed to a takeover of Wachovia Bank in a deal backed by regulators and which gives the government a stake in one of the nation's biggest banks.

Asian stocks tumble despite US bailout deal
Afp, Hong Kong
Asian stocks tumbled Monday despite a deal being reached in Washington on a massive bailout plan for the US finance market and as the global credit crisis spread to Europe.

India's SMEs to contribute to GDP's 22pc
Ann/The Statesman
With the improvement in technology, India's small and medium enterprises' contribution to the GDP of the country is likely to go up by at least 5 per cent and touch 22 per cent by 2012, a study by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Assocham) has said.

$540m ejected from Pak market in only 3 months
Ann/The Nation
Foreign investors have ejected US$540 million from the Pakistani stock market in only three months from July to September amid prolonged political uncertainty, burgeoning insecurity in the tribal belt of the country coupled with global and local economic slowdown.

Oil prices slide on demand fears
Afp, London
Oil prices sank on Monday amid persistent worries about long-term global energy demand, as traders feared that the tentative US bailout deal would fail to boost slowing global economic growth.

Dollar jumps against euro before US bailout vote
Afp, London
The dollar shot up against the euro and also rose versus the yen on Monday as US lawmakers prepared to vote on whether to rubber-stamp a 700-billion-dollar bailout of stricken Wall Street banks.

International Business News
KfW managers fired for payment to bankrupt Lehman Brothers
Afp, Frankfurt
The German public bank KfW said Monday it had fired two directors who were suspended after the bank transferred more than 300 million euros (434 million dollars) to Lehman Brothers after it filed for bankruptcy.

International Business News
Japan faces 'uncertainty' from financial crisis: BoJ
Afp, Tokyo
Japan will likely avoid a deep slump from the global credit crisis but faces "considerable uncertainty" and downside risks to growth, a top central bank official said Monday.

International Business News
Wal-Mart subsidiary in Japan to close stores
Afp, Tokyo
Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu, a subsidiary of US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, said Monday it will close 20 stores in a bid to turn a profit after six straight annual losses.

International Business News
Vietnam GDP growth at 6.5pc
Afp, Hanoi
Vietnam's economy grew 6.5 percent in the first nine months of the year, lower than its target rate but still "encouraging" in the "context of a deteriorating world economy", the government said Monday.

Wednesday International News

IAEA presses Iran, N Korea to come clean on nukes
Afp, Vienna
UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei urged Iran yesterday to come clean on its contested atomic drive and North Korea not to resume its own nuclear activities as international disarmament talks founder.

Security on Afghan border is a job for Pakistan, not US
Says Zardari 
Afp, Washington
Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari said in an interview broadcast Sunday that Islamabad's military is capable of quelling militant elements on its border with Afghanistan, and again urged the US military against launching incursions into its territory.

5 Lebanese soldiers killed in bomb blast
Afp, Tripoli
Five Lebanese soldiers were killed yesterday in a car bomb blast targeting an army bus on the outskirts of the restive northern city of Tripoli, security and military officials said.

US 'war on terror' failed to weaken al-Qaeda
Reveals global poll 
Afp, London
Most people across the world believe the US-led "war on terror" has failed to weaken al-Qaeda and many think the group has actually grown stronger, a BBC World Service poll revealed yesterday.

Egypt desert hostages freed after 10-day ordeal
Afp, Cairo
A group of European tourists and their Egyptian guides who were kidnapped by armed bandits in a remote desert 10 days ago have been freed unharmed, officials said yesterday.

France and India vow to boost civil nuclear cooperation
Afp, Marseille
Indian and French leaders vowed yesterday to boost nuclear energy cooperation at an annual summit on EU-India ties dominated by trade, global warming and the world financial crisis.

India extends defence coop pact with Russia
Pallab Bhattacharya, New Delhi
India will buy 347 T-90 tanks from Russia and manufacture another 1,000 tanks under transfer of technology as the two countries yesterday gave a major boost to bilateral defence cooperation by extending the tenure of the Inter-Governmental Commission on Military Technical Cooperation by 10 more years on the expiry of its present term in 2010. 

Pakistan, India close to conclude a pact on Sir Creek: Kasuri
Pti, Islamabad
Pakistan and India are close to concluding an agreement on the Sir Creek maritime boundary dispute, which has been hanging fire for decades, with all issues having been resolved, former Foreign Minister Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri has said.

Nepali Maoist govt, not priests, select 'living goddess' 
Afp, Kathmandu
Nepal's new Maoist government has taken over the task of selecting a girl to be a "living goddess," ousting royal priests from a role they fulfilled for centuries.

Wedenesday Arts & Entertainment News

Eid Bonanza: A feast of TV shows
With an end to Ramadan and the onset of Eid, it's time to unwind in front of the small screen. All the Bangla channels are offering a surfeit of entertainment ranging from special TV plays, telefilms, musical shows to variety programmes. Whatever the medium, there's likely to be something for everyone. A rundown of the Eid-special programmes on different channels: