News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
A ruling party MP along with some 30
people had a narrow escape from a grenade attack on his residence by
suspected terrorists in Jhenidah yesterday. Police and witnesses said
terrorists tossed in a powerful grenade through a window of a room while
Alhaj Mashiur Rahman MP was holding a meeting inside at about 8:50 pm
with the teachers of a local school and some visitors.
Bangladesh yesterday blasted claims by Time magazine that groups with
links to al-Qaeda have taken root on Bangladeshi soil and that the South
Asian country could pose a "dangerous new front in America's war on
terror." Foreign Secretary Shamser Mobin Chowdhury told AFP that the
report is "totally malicious and a figment of wild imagination."
Awami League chief and Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina has asked
the government to ensure the security of life and property of the people
accusing the BNP-Jamaat regime of unleashing ‘state terrorism’.
At least 10 people were injured in a factional clash between local Awami
League activists that held back the party chief’s public meeting on
Chowgram High School ground in Singra upazila of Natore on Tuesday
Former President Abdur Rah-man Biswas said partition of Bengal (Bangabhanga)
in 1905 was the beginning of the process of the creation of Bangladesh.
Today's independent Bangladesh is the outcome of the historic partition
of Bengal during British regime.
Former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh Prof Golam Azam yesterday said
that only a complete Islamic nationalism could protect independence and
sovereignty of the country.
The five-day Durga Puja, the greatest religious festival of the Bangali
Hindu community, ended on Tuesday with the ceremonial immersion of the
idols of the Hindu gods and goddesses.
Two tremors jolted Chittagong and its adjoining areas within three hours
yesterday, creating panic among the residents of the port city, met office
Country’s fabric manufacturers are facing uneven competition from the
smuggled fabric and leakage from bonded warehouses. A huge quantity of
fabric is stock-piled with different mills. This situation has been
aggravated further due to reduction of cash assistance against textile
exports from 25 per cent to 15 per cent.
The government has decided to import one lakh tonnes of salt immediately
in order to avert a possible crisis in January-February next year and to
contain the upward trend in price.
An upswing is noticed in the overall export of the country’s frozen food
sector as it has already registered an average growth of 30 per cent above
the export target, according to The News Today.
The low over the Northwest Bay and adjoining BangladeshWest Bengal coast
rapidly concentrated into a well marked low, said a Met Office bulletin
Tuesday. It is likely to intensify and move in a northeasterly direction.
Under the influence of the well-marked low squally weather is likely over
the North Bay. Maritime Ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Mongla have
been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number 3.
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Pakistan Government will receive soft loan to the tune of $ 550 million
from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for the uplift of agriculture sector
during the next five years.
Eight people, seven militants and an Army personnel, were killed in
separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday night, official
sources said on Tuesday.
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Two would-be hijackers are in custody
in Sudan after a failed attempt to commandeer a Saudi Airlines jetliner,
Saudi authorities say. The Airbus A300 was en route to the Saudi city
of Jeddah from the Sudanese capital Khartoum, said Osman Ali ab-Bakar, a
spokesman for the Saudi information ministry, reports CNN.
Officials in Indonesia are questioning two Indonesian nationals in
connection with the deadly bomb attack in Bali as the difficult work of
finding the missing and identifying the dead continues.
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Bangladesh National Cricket team won
their first ever first class match defeating the hosts South African
Country Districts XI by 100 runs in a four-dayer cricket match at
Bedford in South Africa on Tuesday.
An all round performance by Marshall Ayub enabled Bangladesh Cricket
Board (BCB) Development Squad Under-15 team to beat West Bengal Under-15
side by 52 runs in their third one-day match at the BKSP ground in the
Bangladesh youth football team, now in Doha to participate in the final
round of the Asian Under-20 Football Championship, will start their
campaign taking on India today (Wednesday) at Al Ahli Club ground.
Chinese athletes again walked away from the Asian Games with the bulk of
the gold medals, except the one they prized the most. South Korea upset
China's more fancied men's basketball team 102-100 Monday in the gold
Brazil survived a thrilling five set marathon to defeat Russia and win
the country's first-ever men's world volleyball championship at Buenon
Aires on Sunday.
World number ones Serena Williams and Lleyton Hewitt have agreed to play
in the Hopman Cup mixed teams tennis tournament at Perth, Australia, in
late December, tournament director Paul McNamee said on Tuesday
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