Wednesday, August 14, 2002
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said police
implicated five AL leaders in an arms possession case upon an
instruction by the ruling party high-ups. "It's part of a conspiracy by
alliance against the opposition," Hasina said in a statement.
Awami League leaders filed a general diary (GD) with Dhanmondi police
yesterday protesting withdrawal of 'security protection force' from
Sheikh Hasina, leader of the opposition in Parliament. On his
return from Saudi Arabia, Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Tuesday
expressed his deep concern over the deteriorating of the law and order
situation across the country and said that the government has failed to
control it. "It is not the appropriate time to launch a movement against
the 9-month old government," he said adding that the time was not ripe
Country's overall flood situation may aggravate as major rivers in
Brahmaputra, Ganges and Meghna basins recorded rise in their respective
points. according to the Flood Warning Centre.
teacher of Dhaka University (DU) Tuesday filed a petition case in the CMM
court accusing seven police officials of their alleged involvement in
assaulting some teachers and students of the university in front of Rokeya
Hall on July 29.
A clash involving the supporters of Islami Chhatra Shibir and Chhatra
league left ten students injured on Chittagong University campus
Students activists at BUET threatened to enforce strike on Saturday if the
authorities failed to withdraw the expulsion order against some students
for their involvement in violence and agitation on the campus.
Following uproar on controversial bank loan, the central bank is going to
frame rules to make it mandatory for syndication of banks in case of
sanctioning large loans. Besides, setting up of a separate authority
responsible for rescheduling the large loans is also under consideration,
reports The Daily Star.
Bangladesh is yet to adequately receive from India enhanced market access
facility and special preferential treatment it has extended to other
smaller and least developed countries on a non-reciprocal basis in the
spirit of WTO.
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Militants, suspected to be members of
either National Democratic Front of Bodoland or ULFA, on Tuesday morning
stuck and killed twelve traders and laborers when they fired at a truck
going to Raksham Giri in West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya under
Phulbari police station, Times Of India reports.
Security has been stepped up ahead of 15 August, Indian Independence Day
as a grenade attack killed one civilian and injured another 21 people in
Indian-administered Kashmir, reports BBC.
Violence broke out in Indian state of Gujarat hours after Indian President
A.P.J. Abdul Kalam visited victims of recent Hindu-Muslim clashes. At
least three people were injured when groups of Hindus and Muslims threw
stones at each other and set fire, forcing the police fire tear gas in
In yet another bid to forge Opposition unity in India, the CPI-M is
planning to organise a meeting of the parties later this month to work out
a strategy against the Vajpayee government.
Also the Congress and Puducherry Makkal Congress (PMC) have put up big
cutouts of Congress President Sonia Gandhi at vantage points welcoming her
for Wednesday's Congress-PMC merger function in PONDICHERRY.
In Pakistan, the Election Commission has accepted the documents of 71
political parties and declared them eligible to contest forthcoming
general elections being held on October 10. The Election Commission also
rejected the documents of 58 other parties and returned their documents
being not in conformity with the provision of Political Parties Order
2002, reports The Dawn.
Political uncertainty and slow economic growth in the six years before
President Pervez Musharraf seized power pushed Pakistan's poverty rate up
to 32 per cent, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami visiting Kabul Tuesday assured Afghan
leader Hamid Karzai that Tehran would not interfere in Afghanistan's
internal affairs and called on other countries to do the same. A landslide
ploughed through a mountain village in southwest China, killing seven
people and leaving more than 30 others missing, local officials and state
media said on Tuesday.
At total of 422 people have been killed
and another 173 are still missing after weeks of floods and landslides in
Nepal, according to the Red Cross.
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Tens of thousands of Czechs fled their
historic capital for higher ground Tuesday as torrential rains turned the
Vltava River into a menacing cascade and unleashed more flooding that has
now killed at least 88 people across
The world's biggest air carrier
American Airlines said on Tuesday it plans to axe 7,000 jobs and reduce
its fleet as part of a radical overhaul due to a sluggish economy and
changes in customer behaviour, an apparent reference
to the September 11 terrorist attacks that prompted millions of frightened
travellers to spurn air travel, reports AFP news agency.
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The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF)
yesterday came under fire from different Dhaka-based clubs for allowing
their registered players to go to England with Chittagong Abahani for
playing some exhbition matches.
A 15-member Bangladesh "A" team led by Sanwar Hossain leaves for Nariobi
today (Wednesday) to play two three-day and three limited-over matches in
their two-week Kenya tour.
The NBL Premier Division Football League match between Mohammedan SC and
Arambagh KS was postponed today (Tuesday) due to unplayable ground
condition following heavy rain.
In the Morocco Cup Cricket, here was no match yesterday. Pakistan meets
Sri Lanka today in a must-win-match. Pakistan lost to top seed South
Africa by 54 runs in the opening encounter on Monday at Tangiers.
Australia Test captain Steve Waugh has said his team will play Pakistan
anywhere as officials from both countries search for a suitable neutral
Andre Agassi cruised into the third round of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic
with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over Noam Okun on Tuesday night
Top-ranked Serena Williams withdrew from the Rogers AT&T Cup Tuesday,
citing acute tendinitis in her left knee.
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