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Thursday, July 31, 2003

National

President Prof. Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday said the institutions of higher learning should not be driven by commercially motivated subjects only. "The moral aspects should be integrated in the curriculum of higher learning as education lacking moral and ethical standards could bring very little benefit to society," he said while addressing the 2nd Convocation of the Asian University of
Bangladesh (AUB) as chief guest at Osmany Memorial Hall.

Gram Sarkar (village government) will be set up from August 2 as planned by the government though a writ petition challenging the Gram Sarkar Act 2003 is pending in the High Court.
Sources said that the Ministry of LGRD and Cooperatives sent letters to the Deputy Commissioners of 64 districts and the Upazila Nirbahi Officers (UNOs) to make the necessary preparations to form the Sarkar in each of the wards of all union parishads (UP) within the next 45 days.

Opposition leader and Awami League president Sheikh Hasina yesterday assured China of her full cooperation in holding the 3rd International Conference of Asian political parties in China next year.  Her assurance came when Charge dı Affaires of Chinese Embassy in Dhaka Duan Zhiqwan called on the opposition leader at her Sudha Sadan residence yesterday and sought her
cooperation.

The Metropolitan Sessions Judge Court of Dhaka yesterday awarded life-term Rigorous Imprisonment (RI) to four youths for killing Marian Islam alias Nawshin, a 22-month-old girl in city's Badda in 2002.

Even after several operations, the condition of Sanwar Habib Sinha alias Manik Sinha, a cousin of State Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mizanur Rahman Sinha, was stated to be critical as he did not gain sense in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital
(DMCH), till 10 pm yesterday.  He received multiple bullets as robbers attacked his vehicle and snatched away a cash of Taka about 43 lakh in aborad day light on busy Savar high way Tuesday.

About 20 people were injured in an armed clash between rival groups of Jubo League in their district conference in the city Tuesday night. Police arrested 16 activists including joint convenor of local Jubo League and ward commissioner Azadur Rahman Azad.

Bowing to the demand of students, Dhaka University Syndicate yesterday  decided to clearly mention "Four Years Integrated Honours" in the certificates of those who will complete four-year honours degrees.

Six people, including four sisters, were buried alive and nine others injured in two landslides on the outskirts of Cox's Bazar resort town early yesterday, police and witnesses said.  Commerce Minister Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury has reiterated Bangladesh's as well as LDC's request for market access by the developed and also by the developing countries. The Commerce Minister made the plea on Tuesday while addressing the opening session of the three-day Montreal Informal Mini-Ministerial Meeting (July 28-30) in Montreal, Canada.

The World Bank has recommended for major changes in labour practices in the  Chittagong Port to introduce an efficient system to retain the country's export competitiveness especially after the end of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA). The Bank in a recent study on infrastructure in
Bangladesh said, "The unions in Bangladesh ports are strong and, at Chittagong in particular, they are aggressive in defending their rights."

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Neighbour

Seven persons died and 16 were injured in a powerful explosion in a slum near S V Road in Jogeshwari (West) area of north-west Mumbai in the wee hours of Thursday. The human rights group accuses the Maldives of political repression and torture.

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International

Despite the deaths of Saddam Hussein 's sons, some Iraq  experts fear attacks against U.S. troops will persist even if the ousted Iraqi leader himself falls into American hands, Experts believe that  the resistance may be coming from multiple sources ‹ Baath Party remnants, former soldiers, clerics, religious extremists from other Muslim countries and tribal leaders ‹ without central direction.

Their goals are power ‹ with or without Saddam ‹ and hatred of the U.S. occupation. Prime Minister Tony Blair  conceded Wednesday that he hasn't convinced Britons the Iraq war was necessary, but said voters will ultimately judge him on close-to-home issues like the economy, health care, education and crime.

After weeks of struggling to choose a leader, Iraq's U.S.-picked interim government named its first president Wednesday ‹ a Shiite Muslim from a party banned by Saddam Hussein. U.S. troops, meanwhile, pressed the hunt for the ousted dictator and officers said it was "just a matter of time" before he is caught.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday against parts of the USA Patriot Act that let authorities monitor books people read and conduct secret searches. "Ordinary Americans should not have to worry that the FBI is rifling through their medical records, seizing their personal papers, or forcing charities and advocacy groups to divulge membership lists," said ACLU attorney Ann Beeson.

The head of Philippino army intelligence resigns after a failed mutiny in Manila by hundreds of disgruntled soldiers.
Peru formally requests the extradition from Japan of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori.

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Sports

Bangladesh cricketers will go through a transition period tomorrow when they transform their mind from the longer version of the game to the shorter version. Having ended the Test series, the  Tigers will take on Queensland Academy of Sport today in a limited-overs match at Innisfail, some 90 kilometres away from Cairns(AUSTRALIA).

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