Tuesday, October 15,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Tuesday, October 15,
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said
yesterday that her government had decided to decentralise the
administration devolving more powers to localgovernment bodies for
accelerating development of the country.
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will in December undertake her first trip to
China and neighbouring India since coming to power, a foreign ministry
source said Monday, reports AFP. “No date has been set yet, but the
visits will take place in December,” the source said, adding she would
first visit China and then on to India.
Poor governance, law and order and corruption are the major hurdles in
the way of achieving economic stability in Bangladesh, World Bank
Country Director Frederick Temple told a seminar in the city & nbsp;
Hafizuddin Ahmed MP and nine others were stabbed by highway robber in
the early hours of yesterday while travelling in a Pirganj-bound night
coach from Dhaka. The robbers looted cash and valuables worth about Tk
10 lakh from the passengers. Hafizuddin Ahmed MP of Jatiya Party (Ershad)
from Thakurgaon-3 and nine others who tried to resist the robbers were
stabbed near Mahasstangarh.
The Bureau of anti corruption (BAC) yesterday submitted charge sheet
against former Prime Minister and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina and
three others in a corruption case relating the site preparation at
Meghnaghat power plant.
Awami League President and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh
Hasina will begin a three-day visit to three northern districts of
Natore, Bogra and Rajshahi districts from today. Bangladesh Road
Transport Corporation (BRTC) in collaboration with a private transport
company has introduced Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka luxury bus service.
Bangladesh is likely to ask for complete duty free access of all its
export items to India and will seek removal of tariff and non-tariff
barriers to help reduce huge trade gap between the two countries.
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The J&K Congress Legislature Party on Monday elected state party
chief Ghulam Nabi Azad as its leader, a move that could sour efforts to
form an alliance with the PDP.
Indian troops shot dead five Mujahideen in Kashmir overnight, police
said yesterday. Mujahideen were killed in two separate clashes in the
Gandoh and Warwan areas of Doda.
Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo Laloo Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that
there was little to rejoice over the Vajpayee government completing
three years in office as it had failed on all fronts, and demanded the
Prime Minister's resignation. The only thing it had succesfully done was
to spread communal tension across the country during its three-year
governance, he said in Patna. On the economic front, the Centre had
turned the country into a dumping ground of rejected products of
multinationals, Yadav said.
The death toll in the attacks on Durga Puja pandals by militants
in lower Assam’s Bongaigaon district on Monday rose to five with one
more person succumbing to injuries in the hospital. Nineteen people were
injured, some of them seriously, as the extremists targeted two Puja
pandals at Bongaigaon town and nearby Satipur and
exploded two grenades killing five, including a woman, reports Times of
Twelve persons were injured in a caste feud over animal sacrifice on the
occasion of Durga Puja in the Indian State of Bihar. The police said the
clash broke out when some Brahmins prohibited a section of people,
belonging to backward caste, from performing animal sacrifice inside a
temple in Ballia Vikrampur village on Sunday.
The economy of the West Bengal’s North 24-Parganas district, largely
dependent upon tiger shrimp culture, could be in trouble. Exporters of
seafood, mainly shrimp and prawn, have run into rough weather in the
European Union with 27 consignments, exported out of Kolkata, Chennai
and Mumbai, being returned or destroyed as residues of antibiotics were
found in them.
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There is a growing consensus that al
Qaeda was behind the weekend nightclub explosions in Indonesia, and
experts say the terror group is becoming more unpredictable and harder
Following the weekend bomb attacks in
a night club in Indonesian tourist island of Bali, Britain's Foreign
Office advised Britons not to travel to Bali and thousands of Europeans
as well as Australians and Americans were expected to cancel their
bookings, with many on the island leaving straight away.
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Bangladesh under-17 will take on
their India counterparts in the opening match of the three-nation
three-day tournament in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka today. Earlier, Bangladesh
lost all of their four matches against India and Sri Lanka to finish
third in the one-day tournament.
The Asian Games' flame went dark on Monday in South Korea, brining an
end to the 16-day event that brought together nearly 7,000 athletes to
compete for gold medals in 38 sports.
Pakistan is flying in all-rounder Shahid Afridi for its third and final
test against Australia in Sharjah. Afridi will replace Abdur Razzaq, who
fractured his left wrist during Pakistan's humiliating second test
defeat on Saturday. Australia clinched the second test by an innings and
198 runs to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the series.
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