July 12, 2003
Compiled by SDNP
Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
deadliest ever launch disaster in Chandpur on Tuesday night, 61 more
bodies were retrieved and scores of bloated others were floating down the
Meghna yesterday, with relatives of the victims hoping against hope. Over
200 passengers swam to the shore and were rescued while the rest are
feared to have met watery grave. The launch could not be traced and the
rescuers fear that it might have been carried away by the strong current.
Abdus Samad Khan, 50, a member of Pallabi thana AL, was shot in the head
and chest. He was rushed to Dhaka Medical College Hospital where doctors
declared him dead.
The Awami League (AL) is likely to take disciplinary action against Joynal
Hazari, who frequently hogged news headlines for 'criminal activities' in
Feni during the AL rule.
An Ugandan airlines cargo plane skidded off the runway while take-off from
Zia International Airport (ZIA) yesterday morning, causing no casualties
but serious damage to the aircraft.
Onrush of water from Indian upstream points and excessive rainfall on
Thursday resulted in continued rise of water levels in Brahmaputra and
Padma basins, causing further deterioration of overall flood situation in
the country's central and northern region. Flood situation in the northern
region took an alarming turn yesterday as gushing waters from the swollen
Brahmaputra-Jamuna, Teesta and their tributaries submerged vast areas and
damaged roads, rail tracks and bridges.
Former Bangladesh President H.M.Ershad is currently visiting Nepal; he
arrived in the capital Kathmandu Thursday. "I heard he was in town. But I
cannot confirm or deny the report," a Bangladesh diplomat told Nepalnews
over telephone. The purpose of his visit was not immediately known.
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government and Maoists met unofficially for the first time for three hours
Friday at an undisclosed place in Kathmandu in the evening and agreed to
meet again " to create an atmosphere for the third round of official
talks," facilitators Padma Ratna Tuladhar told Nepalnews.
After eighteen months of suspension, a Pakistan Tourism Development
Corporation's bus from Lahore on way to New Delhi entered India through
the Wagah checkpost at 8.32 am on July 11, only to receive a cold welcome.
Other than media persons, no official from the district administration was
at Wagah to welcome 28 passengers and three crew members.
A huge bomb explosion ripped through a multi-storey commercial building in
Karachi early Friday, killing at least two people and injuring others.
Several Afghan opposition leaders, including senior members of the ousted
Taliban, have met near the Pakistan border to plot co-ordinated attacks on
government and foreign troops and aid workers, The Dawn reports.
Six Mujahideen and two civilians were killed and 14 civilians injured in
fresh Mujahideen-linked violence in Kashmir, police and residents said
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Iranian twins Laleh and Ladan Bijani - who died after an operation to
separate them - are to be buried in their home village on Saturday. The
girls' bodies were returned there on Friday from the capital Tehran where
hundreds of mourners had filed past their coffins in the Grand Mosque.
They had been brought back from Singapore a day earlier after a marathon
operation to separate them failed.
A US tank fired a shell for the first time since the end of the US war on
Iraq in clashes with guerrilla fighters in the flashpoint town of Ramadi
west of Baghdad, a military spokesman said Friday. The troops returned
fire after a mortar attack, but there were no US casualties.
CIA director George Tenet has acknowledged his organisation was wrong to
let President George W Bush tell the American people Iraq was trying to
acquire nuclear material from Africa. The Bush administration is coming
under growing domestic pressure over its Iraq strategy amid continuing
attacks on US forces in the country. The US Senate has voted unanimously
to urge President George W Bush to consider asking Nato and the United
Nations for help in rebuilding Iraq.
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and defiance summed up the second day's play between Bangladesh and the
Northern Territory's Chief Minister's XI yesterday. Disappointment for
Azad Sporting Club secured full points in the Green Delta First Division
Hockey League with a 3-1 victory over Dhaka Wanderers Club at the Moulana
Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
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