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Fakhruddin, Maung Aye talk road to China via Myanmar

Fakhruddin, Maung Aye talk road to China via Myanmar

Maritime boundary, direct road link gas import boosting of bilateral trade, enhancing cooperation between the armies of the two countries dominated the talks between Chief Adviser Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed and the visiting Myanmar delegation led by Vice-Chairman of the ruling State Peace and Development Council of Myanmar Vice-senior General Maung Aye, at the Chief Adviser’s […]

October 7, 2008 | By | Reply More
Bangladesh-Myanmar link road survey to begin soon

Bangladesh-Myanmar link road survey to begin soon

Dhaka is set to begin a survey on the proposed Bangladesh-Myanmar link road this month with the consent of Yangon. The communications ministry has already requested the foreign affairs ministry to seek opinions of the Myanmar authorities in this regard, said a senior official concerned. Dhaka may take up the issue of the proposed direct […]

October 6, 2008 | By | Reply More
2,200 Indians die every day from tobacco use

2,200 Indians die every day from tobacco use

India on Thursday imposed a countrywide ban on smoking in public spaces in its fight against tobacco use, which a medical study warned would claim 1 million lives in the country each year from 2010. The ban, aimed at the country’s 120 million smokers, has received a good

October 2, 2008 | By | Reply More
Indian couple wins Alternative Nobel Prize

Indian couple wins Alternative Nobel Prize

Krishnammal Jagannathan, 82, and her husband, Sankaralingam, 95, have spent a lifetime fighting for the rights of the deprived, especially the Dalits, the former untouchables, who form the lowest rung of India’s ancient caste ladder. The couple – named Wednesday among the recipients of the 2008 Right Livelihood Awards, often called the Alternative Nobel Prizes […]

October 1, 2008 | By | Reply More
We try and work hard: Gani

We try and work hard: Gani

Osman Gani (a Farmer, Parkunda, Ranishankhail, Thakurgaon) and his father work their 113 decimals between themselves. They cannot afford to hire hands even during the peak seasons when the job has to be done in a few days if not hours. “That’s especially the case when we find water levels rising and the paddy is […]

September 30, 2008 | By | Reply More