Pakistan's civil society organizations
sought public apology for the atrocities committed against the people of
Bangladesh in 1971.
NDI will extend assistance to develop
and mordernise Awami League.
ADB has asked Bangladesh to export gas
Flood situation worsened in the central
part of Bangladesh
India announced four-stage election in
Kashmir from September 16.
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Fifty-one civil society organizations
of Pakistan, including the Human Rights Commission, and other groups in a
joint statement issued yesterday made a public apology to the "sisters and
brothers" of Bangladesh for all the excesses and atrocities committed upon
civilians in 1971.
Asian Development Bank (ADB) asked
Bangladesh government to take a positive decision to go for gas export to
India from the existing reserves to qualify for further investment and
funding in energy sector. An ADB mission concluded a visit to Bangladesh
yesterday asking the government to realize that future grants and loans
depend on gas export.
National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), an
international organization dedicated to strengthening and expanding
democracy, have agreed to work closely with Bangladesh Awami League (AL)
under the 'Political Party Development Program' designed to strengthen and
modernize the party. AL President and Leader of the Opposition in
the Jatiya Sangsad, Sheikh Hasina, and the NDI President, Kenneth Wollack,
announced this agreement in Washington on Thursday, an AL press release
e-mailed from the US capital
The brewing crisis in the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) came to the fore
yesterday splitting the party as two groups held separate meetings and
took distinctly irreconcilable stand on core policy issues centring on the
10-point proposal announced by party leader ASM Abdur Rob on August 1.
Addressing a citizen's rally in Mymenshing yesterday, Ganoforum leader DR
Kamal Hossain stressed for greater national unity at this time of
political crisis, reports The Sangbad.
The flood situation worsened in the central part of the country yesterday
and the flood warning centre forecast inundation of more low-lying areas
on the capital with the rivers Buriganga, Turag and the Tongi Khal
to rise further. However, the situation in Pabna, Tangail, Mymensingh,
Manikganj, Munshiganj, Rajbari, Faridpur, Madaripur and Shariatpur is
likely to start improving with recession of floodwaters in the rivers
Brahmaputra, Jamuna and Ganges.
Meanwhile, diahorreal diseases have broken out in 16 districts where the
water purifying tablets and dehydration saline showed a short supply,
reports The Ittefaq.
Prices of essentials, including vegetables and rice, rose in the city
markets in the past week because of short supply. Production of vegetables
has been badly hampered by heavy rainfall and flood in different parts of
the country, The Independent reports.
The production of Aman, the main paddy crop in the country may face a
setback this year due to wreak havoc on the cropland, reports The
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The US has cleared the supply of
military equipment worth nearly $175 million to Pakistan. US Lawmakers
have been told that the sale will not affect the subcontinent's military
Pakistan's military ruler Pervez Musharraf has tightened the noose around
his chief rivals, exiled former premiers Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif,
by banning convicted absconders and loan defaulters from October
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf met Chinese President Jiang Zemin in
Beijing on Friday in what political analysts said was a bid to shore up
support from an old ally at a time of tension with India, reports Reuters.
Indian political parties yesterday agreed to enact a law to clean up
politics by preventing convicted criminals from contesting elections but
said anyone who has been charged but not convicted should not be
disqualified from contesting.
India announced Friday those elections in Kashmir would be held in four
stages from September 16 but the threat of boycotts and violence
immediately loomed large. Separatists in the disputed Himalayan State
again rejected the vote and Islamic rebels lobbed a grenade to make their
Security forces attacked a Maoist rebel camp and killed at least 12
guerrillas; the defence ministry said Friday. Ministry spokesman Bhupendra
Poudel said the rebels were killed Thursday night after security forces
identified a camp where they were hiding. There were no casualties on the
government side, he said, refusing to give other details.
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Association of Southeast Asian Nation (
ASEAN) Thursday signed a joint declaration with the United States to
combat international terrorism, opening a new chapter in the relationship
between the regional grouping and
the world's sole superpower.
The U.S. Justice Department must release in 15 days all the names of those
it has arrested and detained in its investigation of the Sept. 11 hijacked
plane attacks, a federal judge ruled on Friday.
An outbreak of West Nile virus in the United States has infected 58
Louisiana residents and killed four, prompting the governor to declare an
emergency Friday and ask for federal aid for more mosquito spraying across
this hot, humid and swampy state.
The Israeli army blew up two buildings with explosives labs and arrested
at least 50 Palestinians in house to house searches Friday as troops took
control of Nablus, a city Israel called "the main factory of suicide
Flash flooding in northern Vietnam has left five people dead and one
missing, a relief official said Friday. Raging waters Wednesday swept two
people away to Lao Cai province, two in Bac Can province and killed one in
Tuyen Quang province.
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In the AB Bank Senior Division Table
Tennis League, Bangladesh Biman launched their campaign with a 3-0 set
victory over Shamibagh Boys club at the NSC wooden floor gymnasium
yesterday. The national flag-carrier secured
a comfortable victory after Goutam beat Babu 21-12, 21-13, Hamlet defeated
Aminul 21-12, 21-15 and Mahbub beat Jewel 21-11, 21-17.
Defending champions Abahani Krira Chakra recorded their second win in the
National Bank Premier Division Football League beating Farashganj Sporting
Club 2-1at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
Hosts England stunned world champions Australia 2-1 on Thursday to enter
the women's hockey final of the Commonwealth Games where they face equally
surprise aspirant's India.
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