News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Waterborne diseases and dengue are spreading fast.
Sheikh Hasina and four others sued in frigade case.
Millitants open fire on Manipur state Chief Minister
Explosion rocks Colombia's parliament and Presidential palace area as
new President was sorn in.
Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka in the series.
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia
emphatically said on Wednesday that her government had adequate
preparations including enough stock of food and other necessary
materials to face the floods now raging in different parts of the
The water borne diseases including diarrhoea began to spread in the 20
flood hit districts as floodwaters started receding in the north and
central and southwestern parts of the country, reports BSS.
The dengue infection is spreading fast creating panic among the
citizens. Dengue claimed the life of a young physician, Dr Nabila
yesterday when 43 dengue patients were admitted into Dhaka medical
At the height of controversy about wheat procurement, Food Minister
Abdullah Al Noman categorically stated yesterday that there was no
sub-standard wheat and poultry-feed in any of the ten godowns in Muladuly,
Iswardi as reported in a section of the newspaper.
Former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Former Naval chief and three others
were sued in a q corruption case involving purchase of a frigate
from North Korea.. The others coaccused are; commodore (rtd) AKM Azad,
commodore (rtd) Harunur Rashid and former FBCCI president Abdul Awal
The Awami League has convened an emergency meeting of its presidium at 11
am today to discuss the party programmes on the 'national mourning day'
on August 15 in view of the government's decision on hoisting of the
national flag, party sources said.
Two assistant house tutors of the Shamsunnahar Hall said yesterday that
both male and female police personnel attacked female students during
the July 24 raid. Police broke open the main gate and stormed into the
hall of residence between 2:30am and 2:45am, Shamsunnahar Begum and
Suniti Biswas told newsmen minutes before their deposition to the
A class III student of Armanitola Government School, Rubayet Ahmed
Bappi(8), abducted from the old part of the city Monday, was killed and
dumped into the Shitalakhya river the same evening. This was confessed
yesterday by two of the arrested youngsters who were nabbed by the
Kotwali Police while probing into the alleged abduction of Bappi.
A combined group of Bangladesh Armed Forces and the US Army Special
Force yesterday conducted an amphibious beach landing manoeuvre in the
sandy coasts of the Bay of Bengal under the ongoing "Balance Buffalo"
The tea market witnessed a strong demand for black, grainy good
liquoring Fannings from both export and internal buyers. Pakistan and
Afghanistan remained active in the market along with blenders,
packeteers and loose tea
buyers. CIS was engaged in selective buying.
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The West Bengal Government of India has
brought allegation of excesses being committed by the Indian Border
Security Force (BSF) in ten districts bordering Bangladesh according to
BBC monitored in Dhaka on Wednesday.
In North-East Militants opened fire at the private houses of Manipur Chief
Minister O Ibobi Singh and Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Govindas
Konthoujam in separate incidents late on Tuesday night, official sources
said on Wednesday.
Indian state of Manipur, militants opened fire at the private houses of
state Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh and Irrigation and Flood Control
Minister Govindas Konthoujam in separate incidents late on Tuesday night,
official sources said on Wednesday.
Up to 5,000 firefighters are battling fierce blazes in China's
northeastern forests, near the site of one of the country's worst fires 15
years ago, state media report. The wildfires are devouring forests in the
Greater Hinggan Mountains, which stretch for 1,200 km (730 miles) through
the northern region of Inner Mongolia, the Xinhua news agency said.
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Huge explosions rocked the area around
Colombia's parliament and presidential palace Wednesday as hard-liner
Alvaro Uribe was sworn in as president of this troubled country. At least
14 people were killed.
The U.S. repeats its opposition to an independent Taiwan, further
distancing itself from remarks made by Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian
supporting a referendum on independence for the island
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Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 58 runs in
the third and final limited-over international and swept the series 3-0 at
Colombo's Premadasa Stadium Wednesday. With two of Sri Lanka's regular
bowlers resting, a new look pace
attack set the momentum for the victory by striking early in the
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