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Modiano Wins Nobel Literature Prize for Works Shaped by WWII
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Patrick Modiano, a French author known for his meditations on memory and identity in a Paris shaped by World War II, won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Modiano, 69, was the child of a Jewish Italian father and Belgian mother who met in Paris during the German occupation, a history that influenced his writing. Published in 1968, his first novel “La Place de l’Etoile” examines anti-Semitism with a satirical lens.

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First-ever Bangla OCR launched
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'Puthi', the country's first-ever Bangla Optical Character Recogniser (OCR), was launched on Thursday (7 August, 2014), aiming to digitize, archive, search and edit all types of contents written in Bangla.
Team Engine Ltd, a local company, has launched the first complete Bangla OCR with a hope that this technology and software will support Bengali-speaking people and those interested in Bangla all over the world.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith formally launched the OCR at a simple ceremony at city's CIRDAP auditorium.

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Malala and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel Peace Prize
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Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India and have won the Nobel Peace Prize.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee cited the two "for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education."

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Gaza toll hits 1,374
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The Earthshaker
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Minister fails to ensure safety of ferry passengers
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The Shipping Minister had declared before Eid-ul-Fitr that a special team would work for seven additional days after Eid along Munshiganj's Mawa route and Manikganj's Paturia to prevent accidents during the rainy season. The teams would strictly ensure that the ferries would not be loaded with passengers or goods beyond capacity.

 

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আবারও শীর্ষে চীনের সুপারকম্পিউটার তিয়ানহে–২
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বাংলাদেশে ডায়াবেটিসের আধুনিক ইনসুলিন
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Bangladesh possible tourist destination for Australians
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Bangladesh with its unique cultural wealth and local crafts can emerge as a tourism destination for Australians, said six award-winning Australian journalists, who recently concluded a five-day visit to the country.

There is no need for discotheques, pubs or star-rated hotels to attract tourists to Bangladesh, they said at a press conference hosted by Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Greg Wilcock at his residence on Monday evening.

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Power import from India begins
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The much-talked about power import from India began on trial basis yesterday by adding 50 megawatts to the national grid.
The 50MW electricity was supplied around 10:45am to a sub-station of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) in Bheramara in Kushtia.

Bheramara power grid. Photo: Star

The load was raised up to 175MW by 5:00pm when it was suspended for a detailed technical study on the both sides of the border, said Kazi Ishtiak Hasan, project director (in-charge) of Grid Interconnection between Bangladesh (Bheramara) and India (Baharampur).
He said initially 50 to 175MW electricity will be imported and supplied to national grid every day till October 5, when Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh will switch on the supply from respective sides through a teleconference.

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It’s not worth taking the risk
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Power Project Near Sundarbans

The consultant was drawing a perfect picture. One could easily get swamped by the plan of how big vessels would offload coal at Akram Point off the Sundarbans, how dust would be controlled and how the community would soon prosper.


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Eminent Researcher Siddique wins again
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Eminent scholar Siddique Mahmudur Rahman gets Eighth and Ninth international award

Siddique Mahmudur Rahman, eminent scholar, translator and author, and editing and publication specialist of Bangladesh was awarded Vermeil Medal from century-old American Philatelic Association's prestigious philatelic exhibition STAMPSHOW 2013 held during 4-8 August 2013 for his edited book ONE TAKA INLAND ENVELOPE: A Comprehensive Study (Authored by late Ishtiaque Ahmed Khan). He was also awarded Silver Medal from the same show for his book 'RABINDRA PHILATELY.

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