July 31, 2003
Compiled by SDNP
Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
July 31, 2003
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
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
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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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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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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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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