Sunday, June 09, 2002
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Sunday, June 09, 2002
President Prof. AQM
Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday advised the authorities of the
private universities to seriously ensure quality education and
widen the range of their faculties covering moral education.
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia has asked newly-elected Dhaka
City Corporation (DCC) Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka to ensure civic
amenities for the city dwellers befitting a metropolis of the
A female student of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology (BUET) was killed yesterday when she was caught in a
cross-fire between two rival groups of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal
(JCD) on the campus.
Jatiya Ganatantrik Party (JAGPA) and Progressive Nationalist
Party (PNP) will formally merge with Jatiya Party (Ershad) today
A unification council of the three parties will be held at the
Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) at 10 am.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday termed the
proposed budget for 2002-2003 as 'anti-people' and said it lacks
any vision or sense of direction.
Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI),
the apex body of the trade and business community, yesterday
welcomed the proposed budget for the year 2002-2003 saying that
it would help mobilise domestic resources and develop local
industries to make the country self-reliant.
The country's per capital GDP (Gross Domestic Products) and per
capita GNI( Gross National Income) in dollar term have gone down
by one and two dollars respectively this fiscal year compared to
last year's figure, reports The Daily Star.
Disbursement of long-term industrialloans by banks and financial
institutions grew 70.1 per cent in the first six months of
the current fiscal year over the corresponding period of the
previous fiscal year, reports The Financial Express.
Prices of some essential items including sugar, edible oil,
powdered milk, and imported fruits and fish have shot up in the
city market following budget proposals for imposition of taxes
on these items, reports The Independent.
Hundreds of passengers of inland water transports returned from
Sadarghat BIWTA terminal yesterday as launch movement stopped
partially due to a wild cat strike by inland water transport
Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange remained almost unchanged
yesterday with the losers outnumbering the gainers. Trade Volume
Weighted Index remained static at 819.42 points yesterday
marking an insignificant change in percentage.
Another report adds: Trading at Chittagong Stock Exchange marked
a slight rise yesterday although the losers dominated the
gainers. Trade Volume Weighted Index rose by 0.01 points or
0.0005 per cent to close at 1838.30 points from 1838.29 points
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Bangladesh Foreign Minister M
Morshed Khan in a meeting with President Pervez Musharraf in
Islamabad yesterday expressed concern over the present
hostilities between India and Pakistan and said it might bring
disaster to the entire region. Khan renewed his call to the two
nuclear powers in the region to exercise restraint and solve the
problems through dialogues.
War clouds over Idia and Pakistan appeared to have receded
somewhat on Saturday with India welcoming Pakistan pledge to the
US to "stop cross-border infiltration permanently.", reports
Times of India.
Home Minister L K Advani has said if East and West Germany could
unite, there was no reason why India and Pakistan could not form
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived Chennai
on Saturday evening amidst tight security en route to Bangalore
on a four-day visit to India.
Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders - RSF), an
international press-freedom watchdog has called for Myanmar's
ruling junta to release a journalist who led a hunger strike as
well as hundreds of political prisoners held in the country's
jails, reports AFP.
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In a series of deadly
episodes Saturday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian
gunmen killed a pregnant woman and two others at an Israeli
settlement, and at least six armed Palestinians died two in an
attack on another settlement.
Under tight security, thousands of protesters marched peacefully
through Rome on Saturday to air grievances over genetically
modified food and other agriculture issues two days before the
start of a U.N. summit in the Italian capital.
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Mohammedan Sporting Club maintained
their lead in the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey league defeating
Bangladesh Sporting Club by 4-1 at Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium on
Four-time champions Brazil dished out a World Cup masterclass to
tournament debutants China in a South Korean stadium Saturday, turning on
the style in a 4-0 thrashing.
Two late goals in four minutes gave Croatia a surprise 2-1 win over Italy
in World Cup group G on Saturday -- the Italians' first defeat in normal
time in the finals since 1994.
Twenty years after the war between Britain and Argentina over the
Falklands, 300 of the islandsí residents cheered Englandís 1-0 football
victory against the Argentine squad in a World Cup match on Friday.
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