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Sunday, August 31, 2003
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Sunday, August 31, 2003


Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday sought cooperation of the tribal chiefs and locals in maintaining peace in the CHT, which is an imperative for doing massive development works undertaken in the region.

As the Rajas and a representative met with the Prime Minister at her office in Dhaka in the afternoon, they assured her of extending "all-out cooperation" in order to give peace and development a chance in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

The CHT once again gripped with tensions in the wake of series of clashes between hill people and Bangla-speaking settlers from the floodplains. The killings, extortion and abductions further strengthened the ongoing fratricidal, reports Bangladesh Observer.

The four-day programme of BNP silver jubilee celebrations begins today with the inauguration of a photograph and poster exhibition at the National Museum at 5 pm today. BNP Secretary General and LGRD and Co-operatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan will open the exhibition.

The former Prime Minister and the Awami League president, Sheikh Hasina, was granted bail yesterday when she appeared before the Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court of Dhaka in connection with the frigate procurement case. The court also exempted her from personal appearance in the court.

Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon her party’s student workers to take a fresh vow to free the nation from the "grips of misrule" of the coalition regime.

The day long hartal called by Khulna district unit  of Awami League in protest against the killing of Khulna city AL president Advocate Manjurul Imam passed off without any untoward incident on Saturday.

Bangladesh Public Service Commission will soon initiate the process of recruiting 328 election officials at the upazila level.

The government announced a support package for the PCBs ensuring their participation in the state deposits and access to low-cost funds from the central bank to facilitate lending at lower rates especially to the agricultural sector. Besides, like the nationalised commercial banks (NCBs), the private commercial banks (PCBs) will also be allowed to collect all kinds of utility bills like electricity, WASA, gas and telephone aimed at helping the banks to generate short-term funds, reports The Financial Express.

Responding to the instruction of the Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman, country's private commercial banks (PCBs) agreed to initiate credit programme to the agriculture sector at lower rates of

The Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) has decided to procure three fully containerised vessels to keep pace with the ever-increasing container trade in the world. Moreover, Feeder Trade in the Bangladesh-Singapore route has remarkably increased.

Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) is going to have a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) today, 16 months after the previous chief of the bourse was fired. Salahuddin Ahmed Khan, a teacher of the Finance and Banking Department of Dhaka University is expected to  be appointed the new CEO of DSE, reports The Independent.

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Limited in Bangladesh formally announced the launch of ‘Day and Night Banking’ at a press briefing held at Sheraton Hotel yesterday.

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The proposed bus service between Dhaka and Agartala in Tripura state of India will begin from the middle of SeptemberBangladesh Foreign Ministry sources said yesterday.

A group of independent archaelogists and historians is to challenge a report by the archaeological survey of India that a Hindu temple existed at the holy city of Ayodhya beneath the ruins of a mosque destroyed in 1992. At a news conference in New Delhi, the group said it would file its objections in court. "It is all a figment of the imagination," said historian Irfan Habib, who claimed that the government

archaeologists had "monkeyed" with the structure they excavated to establish that they had uncovered a Hindu shrine. The United Nations refugee body UNHCR and World Food Program (WFP) have warned Nepal and Bhutan governments of slashing foreign aid should they fail to include the UNHCR as the mediator in the refugee crisis, a report said Sunday.

Nepalese government has decided to provide special security to ex-ministers and political leaders  and further boost up security for ex-Prime Ministers. This decision came in the wake of frequent Maoist attacks in recent days.

Delhi Police gunned down two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants in Indraprastha Millennium Park near Nizamuddin bridge in southeast Delhi around 11.30 on Saturday night.

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An Israeli army helicopter fired several missiles at a car in the Gaza Strip today, killing two Hamas militants in the latest violence battering a U.S.-backed peace initiative.

A Russian nuclear-powered submarine sank in stormy Arctic seas early Saturday, killing nine servicemen, as it was being towed into port for scrapping, defense officials said

Police have arrested 19 men — many of them foreigners and all with admitted links to al-Qaida — in the car bombing of the Imam Ali shrine in the holy Shiite city of Najaf, a senior Iraqi investigator told The
Associated Press on Saturday

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Express pacer Shoaib Akhtar wrecked Bangladesh with his maiden 10 wicket haul to help Pakistan win the second Test by nine wickets and wrap up their first home series win in five years here on Saturday.  The third and final Test between  Pakistan and  Bangladesh will be held  in Multan next week.

Bangladesh will meet Tata Football Academy XI of India in the opening match of the JRD Tata Cup Football Under-19 Tournament to be held in Jamshedpur on September 11.

Bangladesh national junior table tennis team left Dhaka for India Saturday morning to take part in the Asian Junior (Under-18) Table Tennis Championships. The junior table tennis team will take part in the boys' singles, doubles and team events.

Defending champions Abahani Limited got back to winning ways in the Green Delta Premir Hockey League when they recorded a comfortable 3-0 win against Ajax Sporting Club in Saturday's super-five match at the Maulana Bhashani National Hockey Stadium.

The National Sports Council announced a budget of Tk 442,510,000 to foot the bill for the country's sporting activities in the current fiscal year.

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