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News Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden

Sunday, May 18, 2003

 National

Donors yesterday questioned the government for failing to improve governance, law and order and extortion on the first day of the two-day meeting of the Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF). The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said these are the main hindrances to growth and poverty eradication. They asked the government to evolve clear strategies to bring about fundamental improvements in these areas.

The government may receive $800 million in credit next fiscal from donors to support its balance of payment (BOP) crisis, official sources said. The World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the lending after a recent joint assessment based on financial sector reforms status.

Police and detectives have made little headway into the murder of an inspector and a sub-inspector three days ago in a hotel at Malibagh.

Police have so far arrested five people in connection with Ullapara Killing case. The arrestees are Abdul Jabbar, 45, Ekramul 27, Thandu Sarker 35, Yakub Ali, 32, and Ainul Hossain 30.

Results of the admission test for first year honours classes of Jahangirnagar University (JU) under 2002-2003 academic session will be published on May 29. A total of 1,100 students-800 male and 300 female-will be enrolled this year in 24 departments.

Sixty-four polytechnic institutes will be set up across the country soon for the expansion of vocational education, said State Minister for Education ANM Ehsanual Haque Milon yesterday.

The deep depression over west central Bay and adjoining southwest Bay remained practically stationary and it is likely to weaken and move in a northern direction, according to a Met Office special bulletin.

Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday reiterated that the central development objective of her government is to reduce poverty in keeping with the millennium goals. “We’ve prepared a ‘National Strategy for Economic Growth, Poverty Reduction and Social Development’ which is the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper,” she said inaugurating a two-day meet of Bangladesh Development Forum-2003 at Sonargaon Hotel in the morning.

Awami League President and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina, now in Paris, held a series of meetings with European and African leaders on the sidelines of French Socialist Party Congress in the historic city of Dijon Friday.

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Neighbour

The four-day border coordination conference between Bangladesh and Myanmar will begin in Dhaka on May 19. It will be the second director general (DG)-level conference between Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Emigration Headquarters of Myanmar after the first meeting in Yangoon in 1993.

Kolkata’s history was rewritten on Friday in the chambers of the Calcutta High Court. with one stroke of the pen, the city lost its ‘father’, Job Charnock, and its ‘birthday’, August 24, 1690. After Friday’s landmark judgment, history textbooks will be rewritten and the past reinterpreted.

Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has asked the opposition parties to give up their agitation against his constitutional amendments, saying it was a waste of time.

Norway’s Deputy Foreign Minister Vidar Helgesen travelled to rebel-held northern Sri Lanka Saturday in a renewed bid to jumpstart stalled peace talks, officials and rebels said.

 Pakistani Prime Minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali said Atal Bihari Vajpayee is “serious and sincere” about restoring peace in the region and hopes that hawks in both countries will not derail the process.

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International

A series of suicide bomb attacks rocked the Moroccan city of Casablanca overnight, killing 41 people and injuring about 100 more at sites frequented by foreigners, leaving trail of bloody carnage. The blasts hit the Belgian consulate, a Jewish centre and cemetery, an international hotel and a bustling Spanish restaurant in the economic capital of the North African country.

 At least three people were killed and several injured in shootouts between Arabs and Kurds in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk that began overnight, witnesses said Saturday.

Russia, China and France made clear Friday they want major changes in a US-backed resolution to lift sanctions against Iraq, but Germany indicated it was likely to support the proposal. With President Bush’s administration pushing for a vote next week, Security Council members finished a paragraph-by-paragraph review of the nine-page revised draft resolution late Friday.

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Sports

The Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur is all set to become the permanent home of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) after the National Sports Council (NSC) took the decision yesterday.

Chittagong advanced to the final round of the 26th National cricket Championship with a seven-wicket victory against Feni at the Comilla Stadium yesterday. Batting first, Feni was bundled out for 111 in 38.2 over with Arafat claiming four wickets for 20 runs.

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