Monthly Archives: February 2011

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011


World Cup off to wow start

Bangladesh face India in tomorrow’s opener of the 14-nation cricket fiesta

Outside, the blaring drone of a hundred makeshift trumpets held testament to the thousands who had queued up outside the stadium. Inside the Bangabandhu National Stadium, however, an explosive festival of colour, music, dance and unceasing noise signalled the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 which will be jointly held in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and India. Amidst flashing strobe lights, fluttery LED kites and a thousand irresistible cheers both in and out of the stadium, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 officially open, thereby checking another box in a long list of achievements for a young nation. Continue reading

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Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, candy, flowers and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint, and where did these traditions come from? Find out about the history of this centuries-old holiday, from ancient Roman rituals to the customs of Victorian England. Continue reading

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Crazy About Camellias


A flowering shrub or tree can add a splash of color to any landscape, but when that plant happens to be a camellia, it’s more like a tidal wave of bright blooms. Lots of new things are happening in the world of camellias, including more cold-hardy varieties, and new fragrances and colors. Continue reading

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HC : Deploy police, protect Mahasthangarh


This December 7, 2010 photo shows workers digging in the premises of Mahasthangarh for the building of a multi-storey complex.

The High Court on Thursday ordered police deployment to protect the archeological heritage of Mahasthangarh.

Deploy Rab (Rapid Action Battalion), if necessary, the HC bench of Justice AHM Shamsuddin Chowdhury Manik and Justice Sheikh Md Zakir Hossain ordered. Continue reading

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How to Handle an Office Relationship


When business and pleasure get intertwined, it can cause trouble on the job.   You don’t want to have to start a job search because you lost your job because of a romantic relationship at work.   Despite the fact that you might be madly in love, you don’t want to have getting fired or being forced to resign as part of your employment history.

First of all, be really careful about your relationship and keep the boundaries of your relationship strictly professional at the office. Continue reading

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Mubarak backers open fire at protesters


An Egyptian army soldier tries to contain thousands of pro-government supporters of President Hosni Mubarak pushing their way towards Tahrir square past a military check point in central Cairo February 2.

Supporters of President Hosni Mubarak opened fire on Thursday on protesters camped out in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, wounding at least seven, witnesses said.

 Al Arabiya television quoted a doctor at the scene as saying one protester was killed when a barrage of gunfire rang out across the square at around 0400 am (9 p.m. EST Wednesday). Another witness said as many as 15 people had been wounded. Continue reading

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Mayhem in Munshiganj


Cop killed, 100 others injured as over 30,000 people stage violent protest against airport on Arial Beel

Police and people protesting the proposed Bangabandhu International Airport on Arial Beel are locked in a battle on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Munshiganj yesterday.Photo: Shawkat Jamil

A policeman was killed and about 100 others were injured when people protesting the proposed Bangabandhu International Airport on Arial Beel locked in series of clashes with police on Dhaka-Mawa highway in Munshiganj yesterday.

Doctors declared Sub-Inspector Motiur Rahman, 53, dead when he was rushed to Mitford Hospital with critical injuries from the clashes.

The demonstrators torched a police outpost and a journalist’s motorcycle at Hashara, Sreenagar.

The Arial Beel Rakkha Committee enforced blockade on the highway around 9:00am as per its announcement on January 26. Continue reading

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