July 16, 2003
Compiled by SDNP
Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
closing sitting of budget session of the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday Prime
Minister Khaleda Zia called upon the main opposition Awami League to
pursue a healthy political course and return to parliament for the sake of
democracy and national interest.
Bangladeshi Prime Minister Khaleda Zia called on India to take steps to
reduce a huge trade imbalance in order to improve ties between the two
The Indo-Bangla Joint Economic Commission (JEC) meeting held in Dhaka was,
however, unable to overcome the basic hurdles to Dhaka's demand for free
access of its products and New Delhi's transit facility.
Foreign Minister of India, Yashwant Sinha, met with the Leader of
Opposition Sheikh Hasina at her Dhanmondi residence yesterday evening.
In a rare decision, an Appellate Board of RAJUK on Monday ordered the
dismantling of an unauthorised commercial building on a residential plot
in Dhanmondi by August 15 this year
All major rivers continued to swell, swamping more villages in the
northern and central regions and affecting about three million people in
23 districts of Bangladesh.
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A South Asian
meet of Revolutionary Internationalism Movement (RIM) held in
guerrilla-dominated area of India has endorsed slogans supporting Nepali
Maoists' "people's war", Nepal Samcharpatra reported Tuesday. A
post-conference statement of South Asian Maoist revolutionaries said,
"people's war in Nepal has challenged not only Nepali rulers, but also the
Indian expansionism and American imperialism."
Bhutan Communist Party-MLM has been launched and participated in a meeting
of revolutionary communist parties and organizations somewhere in
Chattishgadh, Orissa, Jharkhand special areas in India this month.
The surrender of Singu Chandrakala, alias Bharatakka, a district committee
member of CPI-ML People's War (PW), has ended the era of women leadership
among the Naxals in northern Telangana region of India. Bharatakka
surrendered before the police in Hyderabad on Monday.
A military court in Nepal has sentenced a soldier to a seven -year prison
term for the murder of a father and son in mid-December at Kohili village
in Bardia during an operation against the rebels.
Floods, landslides and lightning have killed 67 persons in 30 out of the
kingdom's 75 districts since June 15, the Home Ministry said Monday.Thirty-one
others have been injured and nine are missing from the beginning of the
monsoon. Natural disasters have left behind Rs.25 million in damage.
set a side Rs.25 million this year for relief for victims of the disaster
The pilot and co-pilot of an Indian airforce MiG-21 died after their plane
crashed at a military airport in occupied Kashmir, an army pokesman said
today. The dead were identified as trainer Wing Commander R. Rastogi and
trainee Flight Lieutenant Dinesh.
President General Pervez Musharraf Tuesday urged the Muslim Ummah to adopt
a path of "enlightened moderation" to achieve progress and called for
revitalizing the OIC to enable it to effectively address the issues facing
the Islamic world. "We have to realistically assess our current
state and chart a future course for our well being and progress towards
regaining past glory," he said while addressing a gathering of Tunisian
dignitaries and opinion makers.
Both houses of
the United States Congress have now voted in favour of imposing economic
sanctions on Burma. It follows the arrest in May by the Burmese military
authorities of the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
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renewed calls Tuesday for an investigation into the Bush administration's
handling of prewar intelligence on Iraq's weapons programs, some of
which turned out to be bogus.
Across the USA, troops fresh from the Iraq war are learning another
meaning for the U.S. doctrine of pre-emption. They're checking into
medical facilities to follow new Pentagon orders: Give a blood sample and
answer a long questionnaire on your health and Iraq service. The
information is designed to speed the diagnosis and treatment of any new
outbreaks of the mysterious symptoms still afflicting tens of thousands of
Persian Gulf War veterans.
The convening in Baghdad of the Governing Council represents a first step
towards restoring Iraq's national independence, the Organisation of the
Islamic Conference (OIC) said Tuesday. Secretary General Abdulwahid
Belkeziz called for the "expeditious" establishment of an Iraqi government
"which will define and implement a policy for the country in conformity
with the interests and national unity of the Iraqi people."
Young women who eat more red meat and full-fat dairy products such as
cheese may be raising their risk of breast cancer, researchers reported on
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400metres champion Cathy Freeman has retired from athletics. Last month
Freeman indicated that she would compete in the 4x400m relay at the World
Championships in Paris.
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