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1,000 fans a day sign up for World Cup TV service
Hong Kong, June 3 (DPA) One thousand football fans a day are taking out subscriptions for a pay-TV service in Hong Kong that holds exclusive rights to screen the World Cup, a news report said Thursday.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 1:58:14 PM

Power point budget presentation in Bangladesh
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) Bangladesh Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith will present the annual budget through a power point presentation in parliament June 10, cutting short the traditional long speech.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 1:04:40 PM

Youth killed in Bangladesh violence
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) A tribal youth was killed Thursday in a gun attack blamed on Muslim activists of a party that opposes the government's peace deal with the minority Buddhists in Chittagong Hill Tracts.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 12:53:16 PM

High population not a burden, says Hasina
Dhaka, June 3 (IANS) Bangladesh's 156 million population is 'not a burden' and can be turned into skilled manpower, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 12:09:34 PM

Death toll reaches 38 in China landslides
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) The death toll in rain-triggered landslides in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region climbed to 38 Thursday even as search operations continued for missing villagers, authorities said.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 11:24:04 AM

Chinese orphans to get 600 yuan as allowance
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) Orphans and convicts' children in China will now receive at least 600 yuan ($88) each month as allowance till they turn 18 under a government scheme to ensure they are not left behind in the country's economic march.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:40:38 AM

Lethal Nadal back on form, stunning defeat for Djokovic
Paris, June 3 (DPA) Clay king Rafael Nadal motored back into his French Open comfort zone with a commanding 7-6 (7-2), 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 defeat of fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro to reach a Paris semi-final for the fifth time in six years.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:29:00 AM

Tagore plaques in China shine again thanks to Patil
Shanghai, June 3 (IANS) 'The world talks to me with its pictures and I reply with the music from my soul.' A plaque containing these immortal lines by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore has for long lain hidden from the public eye in this Chinese commercial hub.

Thursday, June 03, 2010 10:14:13 AM

Taiwan protests China's bid to block trade pacts
Taipei, June 2 (DPA) Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Wednesday objected to China's bid to block the island from signing free-trade pacts with other countries, saying it is Taipei's right to do so.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 5:32:15 PM

18 killed in China landslides
Beijing, June 2 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and over 2,000 houses were damaged in rain-triggered landslides in China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region Wednesday, authorities said.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010 3:57:42 PM

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