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Thursday, October 24, 2002
Thursday, October 24, 2002
The on-going anti-terrorism campaign,
codenamed "operation Clean Heart", conducted jointly by the army and
members of other law-enforcing agencies enters eighth day today.
Yesterday's army drive led to the arrest of four ward commissioners, two
from Dhaka city and two in Chittagong. One custodial death was reported
from Gaibandha district on the day.
The left-leaning 11-party alliance in a meeting yesterday expressed concern over the reports of "deaths and torture in custody, harassment of the innocent people and violation of human rights" during the army operation against terrorists.
A half-day hartal began in the city this morning at the call of Dhaka City Awami League in protest against the arrests of its central leaders Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and Saber Hossain Chowdhury on Monday.
The motorcade of Speaker Zamiruddin Sircar came under bomb attack at 7:00 pm of Wednesday while crossing the Karwan Bazar area. Two young men were held by the police in this connection, according to the police control room.
Some 25 people were injured in a clash between Awami League and ruling BNP workers at Birgaon village in Raipura upazila today. Seriously wounded Jesimuddin (18), was sent to Dhaka.
The National Committee for Protection of Oil, Gas, Power and Port begins a long march from Dhaka to Chittagong today to press home their eight-point demand. Workers of 11 Party alliance, four other left-leaning parties, intellectuals and prominent personalities will take part in the march.
Finance and Planning Minister M. Saifur Rahman yesterday said that the move to revive the Upazila system had been withheld to examine other alternatives as it (UZ system) was not the only way to enhance the local government structure of the country.
Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan has described Japan as a special friend of Bangladesh and said the friendship and cooperation between the two countries would be strengthened further. He was speaking at a function yesterday evening in Dhaka arranged to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Bangladesh.
The European Union (EU) will introduce a new licensing system from January 1 for making the process of exporting readymade garments to EU countries from Bangladesh easier and check forgery committed by other countries in exporting their products using its special facilities, says a BGMEA press release.
The Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) slapped a huge amount of fine on 23 directors of nine
listed companies Wednesday for flouting securities law. They faced the
music for defaulting payment of dividends, failing to hold annual
general meetings (AGMs), obstructing the conduct of special audit and
non-submission of audited accounts to the SEC, reports The Financial
Intelligence officials have detained
a well-known Pakistani doctor allaged to have connections to Osama bin
Laden and the former Taliban government in Afghanistan, police sources
have said. Dr. Amir Aziz was taken into custody
An explosion ripped through a busy marketplace during the evening commuter rush hour in the Nepalese capital Wednesday, wounding at least eight bystanders, police said.
More than a third of children in
Indian cities suffer from malnutrition, according to a report by the
World Food Programme (WFP).
Afghanistan and Pakistan have agreed to a United Nations-backed deal to secure the voluntary return of an estimated 1.5 million Afghan refugees still living in Pakistan, reports The dawn.
President Saddam Hussein is reviewing Iraq's preparations for war as the United States warns the United Nations that time is running out and it is ready to act alone against Baghdad, AFP reports from Baghdad.Gunmen identifying themselves as Chechens took more than 700 people hostage inside a Moscow theater Wednesday night, threatening to kill some of the hostages and telling police they had mined portions of the building.
Nigeria says it will refuse to hand over the disputed oil-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon, as ordered by the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Transport Minister Ojo Maduekwe read out Nigeria's first reaction to the 10 October ruling after a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
After one decade, Bangladesh Rifles return to top flight of domestic football but the border security force of the country are not afraid. Despite Bangladesh Air Force's humiliation at the hand of Mohammedans, seeking a clean sweep by winning their third title this year, the BDR booters are hopeful to put on a better show when they make their Federation Cup debut today against a similar mighty opponent.
The Silver Line National Youth Volleyball Championships qualifying round begins today in nine zones across the country. In all 25 teams are taking part in the qualifiers of the tournament, organised by Bangladesh Volleyball Federation.
Mohammedan Sporting Club got off to a rousing start in the Muktijoddha Sangsad 18th Federation Cup on Wednesday when the Premier and National league champions brushed aside an understrength Bangladesh Air Force 8-1 on the opening day at the Sher-e Bangla Mirpur National Stadium.
Bangladesh Under-17 football team
completed their dispirited mission in the AFC Under-20 Football
Championships in Doha, Qatar with a 0-3 defeat to Japan in their last
group match on Tuesday.
Top seed Jennifer Capriati ended her recent barren run with a straight sets defeat of the unseeded Argentine Paola Suarez at the Linz Generali Ladies in Austria.
ARCHIVE CALENDAR - October 2002
ARCHIVE CALENDAR - September 2002
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