Saturday, October 26,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Saturday, October 26,
Independent member of parliament
Hemayetullah Auranga, a BNP leader and two leaders of its student wing
Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) were arrested in the city early
yesterday. A nine-shooter gun along with some ammunition was recovered
from Auranga's Hatirpool residence when he was arrested during an army
raid at about 5 am.
Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, MP, has been shown
arrested in a case filed with Keraniganj Police Station in connection
with an attack on the motorcade of the then leader of the opposition in
parliament Khaleda Zia on June 17 last year.
At least 50 people including women and children were injured when army
personnel resorted to baton charge on people passing their leisure at
the South Plaza of the Sangsad Bhaban yesterday evening.
Opposition Awami League has sharply reacted to promulgation of the new
ordinance for speedy trial of criminal offences, saying this has been
done to persecute political opponents at will.
Two army men were killed and six injured in a road accident on the
Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Jangail in Sonargaon upazila of Narayanganj
district, when they were going on an anti-crime drive in the early hours
At least eight persons including six members of Battalion Ansar were
injured during a gun fight between police and dacoits at a wedding
function at Banskhala village under Banskhali upazila in Chittagong
district Thursday night.
Porous border with India provided a fast passage for the listed and
other criminals to safe haven in neighbouring India, according to
Bangladeshi visitors, who returned home from a visit to Kolkata, the
capital of West Bengal state of India, reports The new Nation.
The rebels in the northeastern states
of India are collecting foreign currencies through the good-fathers
operating in kerb market in Dhaka, reports The ittefaq.
The government has decided to
introduce 'Shaheed Zia ITC Scholarship' with a view to expanding
information technology and communication education in the country. Poor
and meritorious students of computer science at school, college and
madrassah levels, and BITs, polytechnic institutes, BUET and science and
technology universities will be awarded the scholarship, said an
The Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (BAPA) yesterday demanded of the
government to stop harassment of passengers and reduce fare of buses,
tempos, auto-rickshaws and taxi-cabs in the city immediately.
The inflow of tourists has declined by more than 11 per cent during the
first six months of this year mainly due to the tough attitude of the
immigration authorities in issuing on-arrival tourist visa. The
government toughened on-arrival visa rule following September 11
terrorist attacks in the US last year, Financial Express report.
Top of the page
Pakistan doctors have stepped up
protests over the arrest of a leading surgeon, Dr Amir Aziz. Rallies were
held in the three major cities of Islamabad, Karachi and Lahore. Dr Aziz,
one of Pakistan's most respected orthopaedic surgeons, was taken into
custody on Monday, apparently on suspicion that he had links with the
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee accused Pakistan of being a
terrorist state as his Hindu nationalist-led coalition marked three years
in power with a huge political rally in New Delhi yesterday. "Our
neighbour is assuming the role of a terrorist state," Vajpayee told the
rally attended by a parade of politicians from his National Democratic
Eight independent MLAs led by Raja Bhaiyya decided to withdraw their
support to the Mayawati government in Lucknow on Friday. The decision was
taken at a meeting attended by some BJP rebels, The Times of India
Pakistan's foreign exchange reserves rose to $8.444 billion in the week
ending October 19, up $168 million from the previous week's $8.276
billion, the central bank said Thursday. The State Bank of Pakistan gave
no reason for the rise, but bankers attribute recent increase in reserves
to higher inflows from Pakistanis working abroad.
of the page
The secretary-general of the Arab
League, Amr Moussa, is to fly to Libya to try to prevent it pulling out of
the pan-Arab body. Libyan officials are being reported as saying that the
Arab League's inefficiency in dealing with the crises over Iraq and the
Palestinians is behind their desire to leave.
Chechen rebels freed four people Friday night, hours after they threatened
to kill hundreds of hostages in a Moscow theater complex if the Russian
government does not meet their demand to end the war in Chechnya, reports
The Thai holiday island of Phuket is at risk of a terrorist attack
according to information obtained by Australia, Foreign Minister Alexander
Downer said Friday.
President Bush and Chinese President Jiang Zemin agreed Friday that North
Korea should scrap its nuclear weapons program and pledged to resolve the
standoff peacefully. But the leaders did not say how they will sway
Pyongyang, which accused Bush anew of warmongering.
of the page
Mohammedan Sporting Club's hopes of
reaching the 18th Federation Cup semifinals suffered a major setback when
Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society came back from behind to score a 4-3 win
at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
Bangladesh slumped from a healthy position at lunch to a poor one at
stumps as bad technique from their middle-order batsmen undermined their
earlier efforts. The lunch-time situation of 124-1 became 179-6 at tea and
ultimately 215 all out at Potchefstroom.
A far from impressive England are outplayed by Western Australia as their
second tour match ends in a draw. Western Australia 313-6 drew with
Jennifer Capriati's downward spiral continues. Ranked third in the world,
Capriati fell for the fourth time in five matches -- 6-1, 6-1 to Alexandra
Stevenson at the Generali Open. Stevenson will face Daniela Hantuchova in
of the page