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Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Hasan was made the 13th chief justice of Bangladesh yesterday in an
appointment that superseded two judges of the Appellate Division of the
Supreme Court. He is, however, the senior most Judge in the Appellate
Division and had earlier been superseded twice in the High court by his
juniors. He will retire on January next year.
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said yesterday her government had given a lot
of concessions to the opposition during its past tenure and warned that
this time the government would be tough on criminals and anarchists.
Main opposition Awami League (AL) observes its 54th founding anniversary
today. Party chief Sheikh Hasina addresses a meeting at the Institution of
Engineers this afternoon as part of the observance of
The High Court Sunday issued rule upon the government to show cause why
denial of licence to ETV through satellite channel should not be declared
to have made without lawful authority, The rule came upon a writ by ETV
Ltd challenging the order of refusal on June 7 by Banglaesh
Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC). The rule is returnable in
seven days. Following the Supreme Court order declaring the licence
illegal ETV suspended its operation in August last year.
Bangladesh will recycle 2,754 tonnes of toxic fertiliser, the remaining
portion of a 1991 import by state-run Bangladesh Agriculture Development
Corporation (BADC), State Minister for Agriculture Mirza
Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said yesterday.
The Rangamati district administration has sought government help to
protect people in hilly areas from frequent attacks by wild elephants that
left five persons killed and 20 injured in last one month.
The central bank yesterday delisted Uttara Bank Limited (UBL) from the
“problem bank status” following significant improvement in its financial
The interbank call money rate closed lower Sunday as the liquidity
position improved. The market experienced an insignificant pressure on
liquidity despite government borrowing through treasury bills.
Three days of heavy rains, triggered by a low in the Bay submerged the low
lying areas in the southern region and gushing water drowned at least a
woman and a child in Cox’s Bazar Missing of over 1oo fishermen in boat
capzise were also reported from the coastal districts of Cox’s Bazaar and
Patuakhali. Meanwhile, a sharp upstream rise of water in several rivers
again caused flash floods in northern districts yesterday. Weathermen
blamed the water cascading down the hilly region and incessant rains over
the last 24 hours for the rising river water level.
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Vajpayee holds talks in Beijing in an attempt to foster ties between two
traditional Asian rivals.India on Sunday successfully test-fired the
short-range surface-to-air Trishul missile from the Integrated Test Range
of Chandipur, 15 km from Orissa's Balasore district.Three persons,
including two children, were killed and 25 injured when three bogies of
Karwar-Mumbai special train derailed in Sindhudurg district in Maharashtra
on Sunday night.
including a woman, were killed in an encounter with police in Andhra
Pradesh, police said on Sunday. Six militants were killed and a huge stock
of arms and explosives was seized from a militant hideout in Kashmir
valley since Saturday evening, an official spokesman said on Sunday
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the world oil market Sunday with its first shipment of crude since the
war, but sabotage and looting along its largest pipeline delayed the flow
of freshly pumped oil — the key to the reconstruction of an economy
devastated by sanctions and war.
been blamed for an explosion at a pipeline which supplies oil to the Iraqi
capital. Flames were seen shooting into the sky after the blast late on
Saturday near the town of Hit nearly 140 ilometres
north-west of Baghdad.
One US soldier was killed and another wounded Sunday in a grenade attack
on a military convoy in Khan Azaz, around 20 kilometres south of the Iraqi
capital Baghdad, the US military said in a statement.
A previously unknown group calling itself the National Front of Fedayeen,
has pledged to attack US soldiers in Iraq until they leave the
country.Four Palestinian militants died late Sunday, apparently when a
bomb they were planting went off in northern Gaza. Prime Minister Ariel
Sharon said Israel could still build Jewish settlements in defiance of a
U.S.-backed peace plan.
The latest round of trade talks at the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh
has broken up with the stalemate between rich and poor on agriculture
unbroken - but with a slim hope that progress could be made on making
vital drugs cheaper for developing countries.
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Pakistan by four wickets in the third and final ODI to win the three match
series 2-1.Bangladesh national cricket team left Dhaka yesterday to
embark on their maiden tour of Australia.
The West Indies kept spin magician Muttiah Muralitharan at bay to reach
161-2 in their first innings in reply to Sri Lanka's 354 on the second day
of the opening Test here on Saturday.
Division champions Abahani Krira Chakra and Usha Krira Chakra completed
the Club Cup semifinal lineup after winning their last group matches at
the Maulana Bhasani Stadium yesterday.
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