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Saturday, July 27, 2002
Saturday, July 27, 2002
In the capital, Dhaka, criminals stabbed to
death a police sub-inspector
of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Nazrul Islam. The
knifed him after robbing his service pistol and money while he was
returning home after duty by a baby taxi. The murder took place near Asad
Gate of Mohammedpur. Police has arrested three suspects.
Agitation and demonstrations by students continued on the Dhaka
University campus yesterday (Friday), which was a weekly holiday,
the removal of its vice-chancellor, Prof.Anowarullah Chowdhury, and action
against police personnel at the Shamsunnahar Hall in the dead of night.
Women students have said that male policemen entered the hall and dragged
them out of their rooms in a most indecent and cruel manner. Police has
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia will inaugurate the Syedabad Water treatment Plant today . This source of drinkable water will increase the capital's water supply by more than 200 million litres and greatly reduce the water shortage in the city. Dhaka WASA officials have said that Dhaka needed 16 million litres of water for human use but its supply capability, before commissioning of SWTP, was 12.8 million crores.
An explosion at a medicine-manufacturing factory at Mirpur
down its roof wounding three workers yesterday. Much of the equipment of
the factory were destroyed. The explosion has raised questions how a drug
Protests against addictive substance sales and prostitution at many hotels in the old part of Dhaka City have continued. Residents and businesses who had observed a general strike earlier in the area have threatened enforce general strike for an indefinite period from Tuesday if government does not take strong measures against those crimes. A strike in the area can seriously affect much of the wholesale trade in housing material, electrical goods, glass, paper, plastic products and grocery.
Flood situation in northern Bangladesh continues to be bad. Two
children drowned in flood water in Kazipur upazilla od Sirajganj district.
Five million people have become marooned. Train links between Dhaka and
The government will start a dialogue with various political
organisation for next month about banning students' politics, the daily
Ittefaq reported. The paper said that the government will send formal
A large number of NGOs have set up a coordination, with BRAC
chairman Fazle Hossain Abed as its chairperson, after a day-long meeting
Gonoshasthya Kendra at Savar yesterday. Kazi Faruk Ahmed, head of Proshika,
Benazir Bhutto, twice deposed prime minister of Pakistan plans to return to her country from self-exile in England on next August 14th, report news agencies AFP, Sinhua and PTI. The agencies said that she wished to lead her party, PPP, in general elections on next October 10th.
Pakistan's military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has said that he is reconsidering some of the proposals made by him for changing his country's constitution. There are reports that some members of his own cabinet have expressed reservation about a number of proposals.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai pledged Friday to bring the country's warlords under control through negotiations rather than by force. He said he would resolve regional disputes.
World Bank is confident of raising a significant level of funds to aid war-battered Sri Lanka's reconstruction. Sri Lanka government and the rebel Hindu separatist Tamil Tigers are now discussing a peace process.
A Pakistani analyst, Khalid Mahmood, has said that Pak President Gen..Pervez Musharraf's tour of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka might heighten tension between Islamabad and New Delhi.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell arrives New Delhi today in a bid to cool Indo-Pak tension. He will also travel to Pakistan.
Israel continued its military operations in Gaza strip. Israel said it was there to destroy Palestinian rocket factories. Isreal has contiuned to wreak destruction and death in Palestinian areas through last two weeks.
Russia and China moved a step closer yesterday to building a 1.7 billion dollars pipeline to supply gas from Siberia to North China when China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) agreed to provide a loan amounting to half the cost of the pipeline.
The Enron and WorldCom scandals will cost the American economy 42 billion dollars, a study by Brookings Institution said.
National Bank premier Division Football League begins today after remaining postponed for 2 days. Rahmatgang and Dhanmondi will face each other at 5 pm.
National Cricket Team management has invited 3 players from Dhaka to take part in one-day match with Sri-Lanka. The name of the selected cricket players could not be known. Meanwhile, the second test match between Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka begins tomorrow. Orient Bread cup Handball Tournament starts Sunday. 8 teams are taking part in the tournament.
England scored 487 runs in the first innings of its first test match with visiting India. Captain Nasser Hussain secured his attractive 155 runs. India scored 130 for a 3 at the end of yesterday.
Grand master Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh stands at 3rd position after 8th round securing 6 points in the Dresden Chess Festival in Germany.
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