01 April 2008 04:30 [Source: ICIS news]
THE TIMES OF
Baichung Bhutia refuses to carry Olympic torch
As the Olympic torch was flown into the Chinese capital on Monday to be taken around the world, the shadow of Tibetan pro-tests over the Beijing Games seems to be growing.
Indian workers protest outside White House
Braving a steady drizzle and the cold, nearly 65 Indian workers, who claim they were lured to move to the
IPL action all set to go global
The DLF Indian Premier League is set to carve out a distinct niche for itself in the international cricketing calendar with live coverage of the matches to be made available to several countries other than
Market now dogged by cos' derivatives losses; Sensex crashes 727 points
Of late, not a day goes by without some bad news. And much of it has been home grown. On the heels of rising inflation and slackening industrial output comes the latest change in accounting norms, requiring Indian companies to disclose losses arising out of derivative contracts.
Now, lottery system to decide number of H-1B visas
As the application process for the temporary H-1B visas begins on 1 April, IT services companies are set to vie for the limited number of visas that would be decided through a lottery system in the likely event of demand exceeding supply.
Charge sheet submitted against Tarique, his wife, mother-in-law
Charge sheet was Monday submitted against BNP joint secretary general Tarique Rahman, his wife Dr Zubaida Rahman and mother-in-law Syeda Iqbalmand Banu accusing them of accumulating unearned wealth and concealing those in statement of wealth.
AL threatens to launch agitation if Hasina not freed before 5 April
Awami League leaders on Monday threatened to launch a tough agitation programme if their detained party President Sheikh Hasina is not freed before the Mass-Signature Programme on 5 April.
Government to borrow $300m for BPC
The government Monday approved a hard-term borrowing of $300m from Standard Chartered Bank to meet the increased financing for oil imports by the cash-strapped Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC).
Best Air to run flights on 7 international routes
Best Air, a new airliner in private sector, will introduce its service soon to seven international destinations.
UNP- JVP vow to fight Kithulgoda appointment
The main opposition UNP and the JVP which are up in arms over Dhammika Kithulgoda’s appointment as the acting Secretary General of Parliament, yesterday vowed to voice their opposition on 8 April when the House meets.
Controversial report names perpetrators of ACF killings
Even as the Commission of Inquiry hearings into the killing of 17 aid workers of Action Contre la Faim (ACF) continued this week a highly controversial report due to be released today draws its own conclusion into the incident and goes to the extent of naming the perpetrators of the crime.
IMF blames Government for soaring inflation
New rule on dishonored cheques will not solve the key issue
The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries yesterday expressed their dissatisfaction over the recent decision taken by the Lanka Clear, the National Cheques Clearing house over cheques dishonoured by banks due to lack of funds.
Cabinet takes up judges issue, FCR
The federal cabinet, in its first meeting held immediately after its swearing-in on Monday, decided to form two committees to prepare recommendations for reinstatement of judges and repeal of the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FCR).
Cheerless president swears in cabinet
President Pervez Musharraf administered oath of office to 24 ministers of the federal cabinet on Monday in a seven-minute ceremony which appeared to be dull and dreary.
Revamping of food subsidy plan proposed
The State Bank of
Government told to restrict borrowing
The country will miss the growth target of 7.2% for the current fiscal year as both agriculture and large-scale industry under performed and its impact on the growth rate could not be compensated by strong growth in the services sector.
Pemra's black laws to be dismantled: Sherry
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sherry Rehman has said that Ministry of Information will work as a facilitator to help media discharge its responsibilities effectively in the democratic dispensation.
Israeli settlements to expand as Rice wraps up peace talks
All key targets would not be achieved: SBP
The State Bank of
''Food inflation eroded SBP monetary policy impact''
The State Bank has said that the impact of monetary policy measures have swiftly eroded due to the sustained increase in food commodity prices and impact of rising costs of oil products, besides a stimulus from expansionary fiscal policies.
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