August 28, 03
Compiled by SDNP
Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
August 28, 03
Awami League is observing a dawn-to-dusk hartal today (Thursday) from 6 am
to 6 pm across the country protesting the killing of the President of
Khulna City Awami League Advocate Manjurul Imam and a Dhaka city ward
party leader Sharif Mozammel Huq and attempt on the lives of other leaders
Khulna city was paralysed yesterday on the first day of a 48-hour hartal
enforced to protest the killing of Awami League leader Monzurul Imam by
Accusing Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia of committing murder one after
another to perpetuate her political vendetta, Awami League Chief and
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina has asked her party
leaders and workers to get ready to take revenge
The Ministry of
Establishment yesterday ordered promotion of 146 senior officials to the
rank of Additional Secretary and Joint Secretary. Of them, 97 officers
were made Additional Secretaries and 49 Joint Secretaries.
Abdul Awal Mintoo, a business leader representing the Bangladesh
Association of Banks (BAB), was elected president of the Federation of
Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the apex chamber of
the country, in its final round of elections yesterday. Mintoo, a former
president of FBCCI, bagged 36 out of 38 votes which were cast through
raising hands by the respective voters.
Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman is due to visit four OIC
countries- Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and the United Arab
Emirates (UAE) - from September 16 to 18 as a special envoy of Prime
Minister to drum up support in favour of Bangladesh’s candidature for the
post of the Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC)
Justice Tafazzal Islam yesterday took oath as Judge of the Appellate
Division of the Supreme Court while Advocate Miftauddin Chowdhury,
Advocate AKM Assaduzzaman, Advocate Zubaide Rahman Chowdhury, Ashiqul
Islam, and Fazle Kabir took oath as Additional Judges of the High Court.
In the second round of an anticrime operation, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR)
yesterday busted another terrorist den in the thick forest of
Naikhongchhari in the hill district of Bandarban and seized one shotgun,
one .303 rifle, 74 bullets and several sets of army uniforms.
A mild earthquake measuring 4.22 in the Richter Scale was occurred 163 km
off the Chittagong Seismic Observatory yesterday. The tremor that occurred
at 07 hours 45 minutes 18 second in the morning has lasted for 18 seconds,
Italy will recruit 300 Bangladeshi workers this year and a decision in
this regard has been approved by the Italian Parliament recently an
official spokesman told at a press briefing yesterday at the Italian
Embassy in Dhaka.
Expatriate Bangladeshis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) are facing
difficulty in sending money back home as several money-transferring
agencies in the kingdom are being watched closely by the United States on
suspected terror links.
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protested sweeping remarks of some Indian leaders that militants are
carrying out anti-Indian activities from camps located in Bangladesh, with
funds and arms supplies coming from Pakistani intelligence outfit ISI.
In one of the worst tragedies at a religious congregation in recent times,
41 pilgrims were killed and 150 others injured in a stampede and drowning
on Wednesday as lakhs of devotees thronged the banks of the
Godavari for a holy bath during the ongoing Kumbh Mela near the town of
Nasik, north-east of Bombay in the state of Maharashtra.
The 12-hour drama in the Indian summer capital Srinagar came to an end on
Thursday morning after the hotel in which a militant was holed-up caught
fire during an assault on suspected militants by paramilitary police.
Three bodies were taken from the building, but they have not yet been
identified BBC reports from Srinagar. A spokesman for the Indian security
forces said the paramilitaries stormed the building on Thursday morning
and the fire broke out when a grenade lobbed by the militants ignited a
gas cylinder. Earlier, the paramilitaries fired mortars and rockets at the
building. Several paramilitaries, including a senior officer, were
injured in the fighting.
Prime Minister Vajpayee's inaugural speech at the eighth Inter-State
Council on the banks of Dal lake in Srinagar, militants attacked the
Central Telegraph Office complex at Red Cross road and threw hand grenades
on a BSF post at Batamallo in the heart of Srinagar, reports Times of
Nepal's Maoist rebels say the country's peace process and ceasefire are
over. Peace talks between the government and the rebels ended in deadlock
last week after disagreement over the monarchy's place in the
Nepal’s Maoists have expressed "regret" over the attack on former Prime
Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, stating that it was an error, as the rebels
mistook the Deuba convoy for a group of security forces, a published
report said Wednesday quoting a Maoist statement.
Pakistan's nuclear proliferation has once again come into focus following
investigations by a UN body that implicates Islamabad in the supply of
nuclear materials to Iran.
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soldiers were killed in Iraq Wednesday in two separate attacks, one in
Baghdad and the other in the restive town of Falluja, the Army said. An
Iraqi was also killed and a US soldier and another Iraqi wounded in a mine
explosion today near Baqubah, north of Baghdad, reports The dawn.
Three Russian soldiers were killed and two more were wounded in the
Chechen capital Grozny on Wednesday when a grenade launcher was fired at
their car from a nearby building, a Russian officer told AFP.
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tasted win in their first match of the final phase of the Nitol-Tata
National Football League defeating Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club 1-0
at Mirpur Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium on Wednesday.
Khulna College emerged champions in the Europa First College Basketball
Championship defeating Mastermind College 66-62 in the final on Wednesday
at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium. Khulna College led the first half
36-31 in this closely contested battle.
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