Tuesday, June 18,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Tuesday, June 18,
After prolonged deliberations and
brain-storming sessions Awami League strategists have come to the
conclusion that it would be prudent to join Parliament but are undecided
on when. They have left it open for now.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday visited two seriously
injured party workers at Pangu Hospital and said retaliation is the only
solution to stop attacks and atrocities by the ruling party cadres.
Sheikh Hasina yesterday also questioned the utility of a Tk. 100 crore
project undertaken at Zia's mazar where she claimed the slain President
was not interred anyway.
Tareq Rahman, the elder son of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia and the
late President Ziaur Rahman, once again made a statement yesterday about
the status of Hawa Bhaban, the Banani office of the BNP Chairperson.
Justice Mainur Reza Chowdhury will take oath as chief justice today.
President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury would administer the oath.
Thirteen policemen including Assistant Commissioner Akram Hossain, were
sentenced to life imprisonment in the sensational Shameem Reza Rubel
murder case yesterday by the Third Additional Metropolitan Sessions
The Bureau of Anti-Corruption (BAC) yesterday filed seven graft cases
against former industries minister Tofail Ahmed and one against former
agricultural minister Motia Chowdhury, both leaders of Awami League.
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has taken punitive measures against 12
employees posted at Inland Container Depot (ICD) at Kamalapur in Dhaka
for their involvement in pilfering imported goods showing fake
Three members of the Parbattya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS)
were abducted on gunpoint allegedly by rival UPDF's armed gang from
Tarabunia area under Kawkhali thana of the district on Sunday night,
The multi-metering billing system for the BTTB telephone users will be
implemented from July 1, but the Internet users in the country will be
exempted from the new billing system, according to the officials in the
Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB).
In a bid to clear a portion of long pending cash incentive for the
readymade garment exporters the Bangladesh Bank has asked all banks
dealing foreign currencies to pay up to 50 per cent of the 'claimed and
the payable amounts' without audit.
The share prices at both the bourses have improved further today amid
thinner trading. The market remained buoyant for the second consecutive
day, as the investors were keen in buying shares on higher demand.
Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange finished higher both in term of volume
and value yesterday with the gainers outnumbering the losers.
The shares at the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) have also gained on
higher demand. The transactions in terms of both the volume and the
value have increased in line with rise in blue chip CSE Selective Index.
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A six-member Bhutanese delegation
arrives Dhaka tomorrow (Wednesday) to explore possibilities of boosting
bilateral trade between the two countries.
India is considering duty-free access of another 40 Bangladeshi items to
its market, its High Commissioner ML Tripathi. "Only duty-free access
will not solve the problem of trade imbalance. You have to expend your
export basket by adding goods and services that can find a place in the
Indian market on their own in a competitive manner. Gas and
transit/transshipment come to mind in this context", Tripathi said in
India Monday agreed with Bangladesh that the latter has legitimate
concerns on regional issues. This theme emerged when the visiting
Bangladesh Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan called on Indian External
Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh in the afternoon at South Block. Morshed
Khan conveyed Dhaka's official position that there needs to be "effective
dialogue between India and Pakistan" towards the escalation of the
dangerous situation prevailing in the sub-continent, reports The
Kashmir borders were relatively calm overnight, with Indian and Pakistani
soldiers trading mainly small arms fire although shelling continued in
some areas, Pakistan will "reciprocate" a withdrawal of Indian forces
from border areas, foreign ministry spokesman Aziz Ahmed Khan said Monday.
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European Union foreign ministers agreed
Monday to negotiate closer trade and political ties with Iran, a country
the United States brands as part of a global "axis of evil."
Five people were feared dead after a Greek rescue helicopter crashed on an
island in the Aegean Sea Monday,
French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin handed in his resignation to
President Jacques Chirac, who quickly renamed him to his post and asked
him to form a new government, Chirac's office said. The move comes one day
after Chirac's center-right supporters scored a sweeping victory in
parliamentary elections, retaking a majority in the National Assembly
after five years of Socialist control.
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Dhaka Mariner Young Club posted a big
6-2 win over Usha Krira Chakra in a Green Delta Premier Division Hockey
League on Monday at the Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium. Mariners were
leading the first half 2-1.
A day long Juvenile Football Tournament will be held on June 19 at
Bangabandhu National Stadium to celebrate the World Football Day for
A moment of genius, a touch of luck and one very curious refereeing
decision sent Brazil into the World Cup's last eight in Kobe, Japan
yesterday and an eagerly-anticipated quarter-final clash against England.
The United States celebrated the greatest day in their footballing history
by beating Mexico 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup here
The West Indies clinched a dramatic four-wicket last ball thriller victory
against New Zealand on Sunday, but Kiwi skipper Stephen Fleming blasted
"incompetent" match officials for robbing his team of victory.
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