Chess: Rakib now Grandmaster

September 26, 2007
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[News Desk] Bangladeshi chess player Abdullah Al Rakib has been officially announced as a Grandmaster by the World Chess Federation (FIDE). The third quarter presidential board meeting of the FIDE, held on September 13-14 in Mexico, approved Rakib’s Grandmaster title, and the FIDE Elishta (Russia) office Tuesday confirmed it to the Bangladesh Chess Federation. Rakib…

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Cheers for India

September 26, 2007
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[Match report by Shahnawaz Alam.] Result India won by 5 runs. Full Scorecard by CricInfo. Toss India, who chose to bat first. Series India won the 2007/08 ICC World Twenty20. Player of the match IK Pathan (India) Player of the series Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 1983 — India wins the World Cup. Kapil Dev, a super…

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Hizb ut-Tahrir to march again

September 25, 2007
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[Dhaka Correspondent] Khilafatist outfit Hizb ut-Tahrir has declared that it will march towards the Prothom Alo office in Dhaka coming Friday demanding the newspaper’s closure for publishing a blasphemous cartoon and remarks defaming the holy Kaaba by its sister concern Weekly 2000.

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Release Khaleda, Hasina: Delwar

September 25, 2007
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[Dhaka Correspondent] Khandaker Delwar Hossain — BNP secretary general — Tuesday urged the military-led interim government to release two top political leaders of Bangladesh, Khaleda Zia of BNP and Sheikh Hasina of Awami League, from jail to ensure the country’s return to democracy.

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Ex-ministers testify before ACC

September 25, 2007
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[News desk] 5 former ministers of the immediate past 4-party alliance government marched into the ACC (Anti Corruption Commission) headquarters in Dhaka Tuesday morning to testify against their former boss, then Prime Minister, now imprisoned Khaleda Zia.

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