Monday, June 10, 2002
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Monday, June 10, 2002
President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury
yesterday asked the members of Lions Club to join hands with others in
containing violence, a major obstacle to social development. "The society
will be destroyed unless we can't stop violence and terrorism right now,"
President Chowdhury said at the opening of 15th annual convention of Lions
Multiple District 315. The function was held at the Bangladesh-China
The killing of a female student on Saturday Mounting led to mounting
tension among students and teachers forcing the authorities to close the
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) until July 3.
Resident students were asked to vacate their halls by 6:00pm yesterday.
Shipping Minister Akbar Hossain yesterday accused opposition leader Sheikh
Hasina of plotting to topple the government through extra-constitutional
means. He warned that the AL would be held responsible if democracy or the
parliament ceases to function because of its conspiracy.
As JAGPA and PNP merged with Jatiya Party (E) yesterday, former president
and JP chairman HM Ershad called upon all Islamic and democratic forces to
join the platform of Jatiya Party to build up a third political force.
Leader of the Opposition and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on
Sunday had an exclusive meeting with at least 12 retired high-ranking army
officers. Of them seven were retired army generals, including three former
The Power Development Board (PDB), Dhaka Electric Supply Authority (DESA)
and Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) together accounted for 86 per
cent of the total losses incurred by all state-owned enterpises (SOEs) in
fiscal 2000-2001. World Bank (WB) Country Director Frederic T Temple said
this at a seminar on 'Energy Subsidies in Bangladesh: Magnitude and
Beneficiaries', held at the auditorium of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (DCCI) yesterday.
Finance Minister Saifur Rahman yesterday said a high-powered committee
would be formed soon to find means of mitigating the nagging problem of
default loans, for which he blamed some bankers. Saifur Rahman asked
Bangladesh Bank officials to ensure payback before lending out public
money, according to sources close to the meeting.
Real estate and housing companies are hoping for a healthy environment in
the sector in coming days due to withdrawal of VAT and reduction of
registration fee for apartments in the proposed budget. But the
construction cost would go up by at least 10 per cent because of tax
increase on building materials, they said.
Discussion on the supplementary budget for fiscal 2001-2002 began in the
parliament when its budget session resumed yesterday after a tow-day
recess. The House witnessed a quorum crisis once again, causing a
20-minute delayed start of the fourth sitting of the budget session. It
was scheduled to start at 7pm. Leader of the House Prime Minister Khaleda
Zia entered the House at 7.45pm.
The Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court, Dhaka yesterday fixed August 28
for hearing on acceptance of the charge sheet in connection with a graft
case against former home minister Mohammad Nasim and three others. Judge
Ahmed Jamil Mostafa passed the order after the case file was placed before
the court for its acceptance.
Leader of Islami Okiya Jote Mufti Moulana Fazlul Huq Aminee MP yesterday
called on Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia at her office yesterday.
Moulana Aminee expressed his satisfaction and gratitude to the Almighty
Allah for early recovery of the Prime Minister and wished her a long life
and good health.
A businessman was shot by an armed extortionist at South Kamalapur in the
city's Motijheel area yesterday. The extortionist went to Vital
International Furniture shop at 152/5 South Kamalapur at 12:15 pm
yesterday and demanded money from Kamal Hossain Sunny, 38, owner of the
Mohammad Reazuddin Ahmed, a close associate of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman and Vice President of the City Awami League, died of cardiac arrest
at Suhrawardy hospital at 9:30 am yesterday at the age of 65. He was
admitted to the hospital after he complained of chest pain at 4 in the
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Nuclear-armed enemies India and
Pakistan toned down their hostile rhetoric ahead of a visit this week by
U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld intended to pull them back from the
brink of war.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf has said that the India-Pakistan
crisis would not derail a general election planned for October, according
to a report Sunday.
SRINAGAR/NEW DELHI: Former Hurriyat chairman and Jamaat-e-Islami leader
Syed Ali Shah Geelani was arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota)
and sent to Central Jail, Ranchi, on Sunday.
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Israeli troops moved into the West Bank town of Ramallah early Monday,
hours after Yasser Arafat named a new, streamlined Cabinet and hours
before Israel's prime minister was to meet President Bush in Washington.
President Bush on Saturday sidestepped Arab pleas to impose a deadline for
Palestinian statehood while Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak defended
Yasser Arafat and urged, "Give this man a chance."
Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Tony Blair
have agreed to continue their joint efforts for defusing the Indo-Pak
At least nine people have been killed in the Indonesian province of Aceh
where soldiers are hunting separatist rebels, the military and residents
A top White House official on Sunday dismissed the Kyoto Protocol, the
first coordinated world response to tackling global warming by requiring
industrialized countries to cut their greenhouse gas emissions.
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Mexico made hard work of beating lowly
Ecuador 2-1 in their World Cup Group G match on Sunday, a result which
leaves the race for the two qualifying places wide open.
Junichi Inamoto is the hero of Japan, scoring the winner as the co-hosts
beat Russia 1-0 yesterday after a storming second half to record their
first ever victory in a World Cup finals.
Brazilian superstar Ronaldo was besieged by fans at Seogwipo airport
Sunday as his star shines steadily brighter in Korean eyes.
Mike Tyson learned the hard way that he bit off a little more than he
could chew when he sank his teeth into Lennox Lewis. Lewis flattened Tyson
with a powerful right hand after two minutes and 25 seconds of the eighth
round here Saturday to retain his world heavyweight boxing crown. The
British champion had defeated every other major foe of his era.
Albert Costa beat fellow Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-1, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
to win the French Open men's singles title here yesterday for his first
Grand Slam title.
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