August 10, 03
Compiled by SDNP
Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
has decided to shelve the move to sell gas to India during its tenure in
view of high political risks. Two influential government policymakers said
gas export would have left an immediate positive impact on the investment
scenario, but the government took public opinion and opposition political
parties' reactions into consideration.
State Minister for Energy AKM Mosharraf Hossain yesterday said the main
opposition Awami League should not oppose any decision on pipeline export
of gas because "all major groundwork in this regard were done when they
were in the government."
The main opposition Awami League (AL) yesterday demanded cancellation of
45 parliamentary standing committees. Opposition Chief Whip Abdus Shahid
called on Speaker Jamiruddin Sircar yesterday at his office at the Sangsad
Bhaban and lodged the protest.
About 12,000 workers and staff of three state-owned jute mills in Khulna
were laid off for a period of 45 days with effect from today (August 9)
under Sections 6 and 9 of the Employment of Labour Standing Order Act of
Different student organisations and the general students yesterday staged
University campus demanding cancellation of Friday¹s preliminary test of
24th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) and removal of the Public Service
Commission (PSC) Chairman Prof Zinnatunnesa Tahmida Begum for fresh
Criminals are ruling the roost in the 10 districts of the south-western
region of the country. The law-abiding and peace-loving tax-payers of the
region are virtually held hostage at the hands of the criminals, who seem
to be hell-bent to undo the overall law and order in the region, according
to an Independent report.
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poetry, RJD chief Laloo Prasad Yadav, along with 33 other
Parliamentarians, scribes and strategists, crossed over to Pakistan at the
Wagah border on Saturday on peace mission.
Law-makers, experts and journalists from India and Pakistan will begin a
two-day conferencee in
on Sunday in a non-governmental effort to foster goodwill between the two
countries. Parliamentarians from almost all major parties of the two
countries will be participating in the conference on "Understanding .
including an elderly Muslim and his son, were killed on Saturday and
overnight in occupied
where the residence of a state lawmaker was also attacked, police said.
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Minister Mahathir Mohamad pressed Saturday for democratic reforms in the
United Nations(UN) so that the world would not always live in fear of war.
Mahathir, a moderate Muslim leader who opposed the US-led
Iraq war, said
the "risk of being invaded and occupied is real" because no one dared to
criticise powerful countries.
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national cricket team returned home on Saturday with a mixed experience
during their one and a half month tour of
Bangladesh were outplayed both in the Test and one-day international
series by the world champions Australia.
Bangladesh Football Federation is yet to take any firm decision about the
start of the final phase of the Nitol Tata National Football League. A
meeting of league committee will take the decision in its meeting on
August 11. The meeting will first decide about the venue for the final
round. BFF has already requested the National Sports Council to provide
the Bangabandhu National Stadium for the purpose.
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