Tuesday, June 11, 2002
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Tuesday, June 11,
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina
yesterday gave a broad hint about joining the Parliament session saying
"We will go anywhere in the greater interest of the people."
The lone lawmaker of Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League (BKSJL)
Abdul Quader Siddiqui yesterday stunned Prime Minister Khaleda Zia when
he asked her to stand down unless she could improve the law and order.
Heavy contingents of police and BDR men in a fresh raid on 11
residential halls of Dhaka University for the second consecutive day
yesterday rounded up 146 persons including ‘guests’ and students. Of
them 17 persons were detained and the rest released by the police.
Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
yesterday called an indefinite strike on the campus to press home their
five-point demands. Among the demands are expulsions of all criminals
responsible for Saturday's shootout that left a female student of BUET
killed and immediate resignation of the BUET vice-chancellor.
The country's dealers for new automobiles have promised to provide new
cars at almost the same price of reconditioned vehicles once the
proposed tax structure in the budget for 2002-03 fiscal takes effect.
"The price of a new car of 800 to 1300 cc will be Tk three to Tk nine
lakh," said Abdul Matlub Ahmad, vice president of Bangladesh Automobiles
Distributors Association (BADA).
Following criticism from different sections of people, the government is
considering some revision of the tax structure proposed in the budget
for the next financial year. On the top of the revision list is
withdrawal of the 7.5 per cent proposed import duty on computer and
computer accessories, reports The daily Star..
BRAC won the first prize at the Environment Fair organised on June 5-7
by the Department of Environment of Bangladesh Government on the
occasion of World Environment Day-2002
Petrobangla has turned down an eight million US dfollar rehabilitation
proposal of the Shell Oil Company for the submarine gas pipeline that is
dangerously hanging free at the Shangu gasfield in the bay of Bengal.
The Bbangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board has exempted internet
access calls from the new multimetering system of billing that is going
to be enforced for local telephone calls from July 1,2002.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has termed the Bangladesh fiscal
trend worrisome and said that the deficit target for the present
fiscal will be difficult to achieve.
Bangladesh Noujan Sramik Federation withdrew its indefinite strike from
midnight yesterday following what it called a constructive discussion
with the BIWTA Chairman and other concerned authorities of the
Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange closed lower yesterday as the losers
outnumbered the gainers, reports UNB.
Trade Volume Weighted Index remained same at 819.44 points.
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The fahter of Indian missile technology
and government's former scientific adviser A P J Abdul Kalam appears to
be heading for Rashtrapati Bhavan as its next resident. He is going to be
the ruling NDA's official candidate for Presidency with the formal
announcement of his nomination by Prime Minister Vajpayee on Monday night.
The Congress has also indicated that it has no major reservations about
In a bid to boost bilateral trade, Bangladesh and Nepal are scheduled to
hold two days of talks next week in Kathmandu, official sources said here
Monday. Senior commerce official Suhel Ahmed will lead the Bangladesh team
in the talks on June 18 and 19, the sources said.
Fresh violence broke out overnight on Monday in the riot-scarred western
state of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad in which two people were killed and
several others injured, police said.
The United States has welcomed the recent easing of tensions between India
and Pakistan as a "positive" sign but has warned the crisis over Kashmir
is not yet over.
In a bid to lock India and Pakistan in a dialogue for peace prompted by
the recent visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Defence
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will arrive in Islamabad from New Delhi on
Wednesday and meet President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Thursday.
Pakistan,s Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall Mushaff Ali Mir,
on Monday said the Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) shot down by Pakistan Air
Force near Kasur was an Israeli spy plane launched from Indian territory.
Despite a slowdown in the global economy, India is still on course to
achieve earlier estimates of over 50 billion dollars worth of global
Information Technology exports by 2008, a report said Monday.
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The U.S. has captured
an American citizen with suspected links to al Qaeda returning from
Pakistan with plans to build and explode a radioactive "dirty bomb."
Two youths who tried to hijack an internal Ethiopian Airlines flight were
shot dead Sunday by national security agents on board, Radio Ethiopia
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Mariners Youngs Club and Dhaka Railway
won their respective matches in the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey
League on Monday at Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium
The inter-club football players transfer for the Dhaka Metropolis Senior
Division Football League-2002 will begin from June 14.
Striker Pauleta scored a hat-trick as Portugal beat Poland 4-0 in
torrential rain on Monday to reignite their World Cup campaign and dump
the Poles out of
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