Compiled by SDNP
Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
people were feared drowned when an overcrowded launch capsized after being
sucked into a whirlpool in the Meghna at Chandpur on Tuesday night and
rescue operations could not be launched because of fierce currents in the
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia told the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday that the
government had not made up its mind as yet on gas export but expert
committees recommended limited sale.
The main opposition Awami League (AL) yesterday blamed the government for
hatching a conspiracy to keep the opposition away from parliament,
Opposition Chief Whip Abdus Shahid alleged.
Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman leaves for Washington today on a
three-week visit to meet president of the World Bank and senior officials
of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Lawyers yesterday demanded of the government to withdraw the provision of
mandatory submission of income tax return for them. Terming the decision
'irrational' and 'discriminatory', Bangladesh Bar Council leaders said the
decision will affect young lawyers as in most of the time they do not earn
Flood situation in six northern districts sharply deteriorated submerging
fresh areas yesterday as the Brahmaputra swelled further due to torrential
rains and onrush of waters from across the border
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ministry officials from the seven-nation South Asian Association of
Regional Co-operation (SAARC) are meeting in the capital of Nepal,
Kathmandu, to try to revive co-operation between the countries.
With its parliamentary polls only a year away India seems to have begun
anew its usual anti- Bangladesh propaganda with baseless allegations that
Bangladesh's soil is being used by at least 80 militant training camps run
by the so called "rabidly anti-India Islamic militant organisations."
A court in Pakistan's North-West Frontier Province has sentenced a
journalist to life imprisonment for blasphemy. Munawar Mohsin, a
sub-editor at the Frontier Post newspaper was convicted of publishing a
blasphemous letter in its issue on January 29, 2001 that led to violent
protests across the country.
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ambushed a Russian military convoy on Wednesday, killing two troops, while
skirmishes throughout the region claimed the lives of another nine
servicemen and police, an official said.
US President George W. Bush said Wednesday he was "absolutely confident"
he made the right decision to invade Iraq, despite White House admissions
he overstated its efforts to obtain uranium. "There is no doubt in my mind
that Saddam Hussein was a threat to the world peace and there is no doubt
in my mind the United States along with our allies and friends did the
right thing in removing him from power," Bush said. "I am absolutely
confident in the decision I made," he said.
Defending the war against Iraq, the Bush administration said Wednesday
that information on Saddam Hussein's alleged illicit weapons programs was
solid even though one of President Bush's claims was based on a forgery.
The publisher of a Chicago-based Arabic newspaper, Khaled Abdel-Latif
Dumeisi, 60, was arrested Wednesday on charges of secretly gathering
information on Iraqi opposition figures as an agent of Saddam Hussein's
Hundreds of Iranian hardline Islamic vigilantes, police and pro-democracy
youths fought sporadic street battles near Tehran University on Wednesday,
the anniversary of violent 1999 student unrest.
Geniuses and criminals may not seem to have much in common but they both
do their best work in their 30s -- and mainly to impress the opposite sex,
according to a British weekly magazine New Scientist report- Creative
genius and crime express themselves early in men but both are turned off
almost like a tap if a man gets married and has children, a study says.
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On the eve of
Bangladesh's warm up match against the Northern Territory's Chief
Minister's XI in he Australian northern territory of Darwin, expectations
are high from both sides. For Chief Minister Clare Martin it is a dream
Bangladesh Football Federation has launched the First Dhaka Metropolis
Inter-School Soccer Tournament from today.
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