Wednesday, June 12,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Wednesday, June 12,
Major General Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury,
now serving as the Bangladesh Ambassador abroad, has been announced the
new Chief of Army Staff three-year term with effect from on June 16. He
will replace Lt. Gen Harun-Ar Rashid now on a tour to China. Lt Gen
Harun-Ar Rashid's retirement will be effective from June 16.
Awami League has announced a dawn-to-dusk countrywide hartal on June 15
to protest, what it calls, an anti-people budget.
After its Central Working Committee meeting last night, Awami League
gave a clear indication that it would join parliament session. But it
did not say how and when it will join parliament session.
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan’s much talked about visit to India is
expected to take place on June 14-15, diplomatic sources said yesterday,
reports The Independent.
A damage suit of Tk 12,000 crore was filed with a district court here
yesterday against the Far Eastern Economic Review by a Bangladeshi
national for publishing his photograph along with a story titled ‘Beware
Students of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
yesterday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to press
home their five-point demands.
Meanwhile, the government on an instruction of the prime minister
yesterday formed a three-member inquiry committee to determine the
'administrative responsibility' for the killing of Sabequn Nahar Sony, a
BUET student, in crossfire on Saturday.
Awami League yesterday removed seven central leaders and 14 others at
various levels from their party posts and suspended another 50 for
various periods for their controversial role during the last general
A three-day conference on fighting malnutrition in South Asia has opened
in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka. In a country where starvation is no
longer a threat, lack of nutrition means that many people are far more
vulnerable to everyday illnesses, reports BBC.
Convinced by proposed budgetary measures, the development partners
Tueaday gave a broad hint that thay would mobilise susbtantial funds
for poverty reduction.
The tax proposals on computers would not be changed and the restrictions
on recondition cars would remain effective, Finance Minister told
Telephone subscribers of Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB)
are frustrated and surprised at its decision to introduce multi-metering
system for local calls of digital telephones.
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Tensions appear to be easing in South
Asia as U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld arrives on the latest
international peace mission to the region, but the crisis is far from
over, reports CNN.
India began withdrawing warships from waters near Pakistan on Tuesday in a
new conciliatory gesture aimed at easing tension between the nuclear-armed
neighbours, who are under intense international pressure to step back from
the brink of war.
Six persons, four of them from the same family, were killed and 12 others
were injured in Indian shelling in Azad Jammu and Kashmir overnight
Monday, officials said, adding that shelling resumed on Tuesday in many
Indian Foreign Minister Jaswant Singh on Tuesday assured Sri Lankan Prime
Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe that India stood squarely behind his peace
initiative at home with the Tamil Tiger rebels.
Green and yellow pre-monsoon rains have lashed a village in the West
Bengal for four days in a row, sparking fears among the villagers that the
gods are angry, according to a government official.
India's opposition parties were in talks Tuesday to decide if Abdul Kalam,
the architect of the country's ballistic missile program, was a suitable
candidate for president after the ruling BJP-led coalition put up his
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The Catholic Church
will turn its attention to Dallas Wednesday when about 300 bishops begin a
conference to discuss the crisis relating to sexual abuse of children by
Arabs are reacting angrily to a US program to increase surveillance of
foreign visitors, accusing Washington of discrimination and "totalitarian
practices" in its war against terrorism.
The Israeli army staged a new West Bank raid on Tuesday, placing a curfew
on the town of Tulkarem while. maintaining a siege at Palestinian leader
Yasser Arafat's battered compound in Ramallah for a second day
Three Palestinian gunmen were shot dead by Israeli troops near the Jewish
settlement of Netzarim just south of Gaza City, an Israeli army
spokeswoman told AFP today. "Three men approached the road which leads to
Netzarim (settlement) and the army identified them as armed, so they open
fired and killed them," the spokeswoman said. The army said the incident
occured shortly before midnight. But a spokesman for the Palestinian
security forces said he only had knowledge of one man killed by Israeli
gunfire, and another who was injured
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Abahani Krira Chakra crossed a big
hurdle in the Green Delta Premier Hockey League with a 2-1 win over
powerful Usha Krira Chakra in a return leg clash yesterday.
Holders France were dramatically dumped out of the World Cup yesterday,
making a humiliating early exit from the competition with the worst record
of any defending champions in history. France are suffering the acute
embarrassment of becoming the first defending champions to be knocked out
of the World Cup in the first round for 36 years. France made history on
Tuesday after becoming the first reigning world champions to be ousted
from the World Cup without having scored a single goal.
Denmark's 2-0 victory over world champions France suggests the Danes
should go on to win the World Cup, if the omens are to be believed,
Widely criticised for their on-field sledging in recent matches, Australia
will aim to be on their best behaviour when they meet Pakistan on
Wednesday in the first match of a three-game one-day series.
Three-time champions Germany eased into the second phase of the World Cup
with a 2-0 victory over Cameroon yesterday in a match, which produced an
unwanted record number of bookings.
Debutants Senegal fought their way into the second phase of the World Cup
Tuesday despite throwing away a three-goal lead to draw 3-3 with Uruguay
in a thrilling final Group A pool match.
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