Monday, October 07,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Monday, October 07,
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh
Hasina on Sunday condemned " armed attack" on her deputy in
Bhola, alleging that for " Prime Minister's provocation"
terrorists knocked down law and order across the country.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will start a threadbare review on
the country's financial sector today to assess its strength, weakness
and vulnerability to external shock. The three-week scrutiny will also
evaluate the compatibility of the sector with international standards on
financial regulations, supervision and transparency.
Bureau of Anti-corruption (BAC) began investigation into the much-talked
about allegations of irregularities and corruption by deputy minister
for CHT Affairs Moni Swapan Dewan.
A lady doctor was raped in the capital's Sabujbag area by a house-owner
when she went to rent a flat on Sunday morning, police said.
Violence against women was on the increase and there was a wide gap
between the number of actual incidents and the number reported to the
police, speakers told a seminar in the city yesterday.
Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) yesterday expressed its deep
concern over the deteriorating law and order situation. The Chamber, in
a statement also voiced concern over the incidents of attacks on
industries and business houses.
A high-powered trade delegation from Thailand will meet the members of
board of directors of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry today. Both
the sides will discuss the opportunities of investment on the health,
tourism, see food, agro-based industry, communication and tele-communication
fronts of both the countries.
Japanese private sector entrepreneurs are keen to come in a big way to
make investment in different sectors in Bangladesh to the mutual
economic benefit of the two peoples. This was conveyed to Prime Minister
Begum Khaleda Zia by the Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Jiro
Kobayashi when he called on her at the PMO.
Installation of around 17,000 more telephone lines in Chittagong will
begin by the end of the month and connections are likely to be given in
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The government in the south Indian
state of Tamil Nadu has brought an ordinance - or decree - barring
religions conversions either by ‘‘force, allurement or fraudulent
means’’. Anyone found guilty will be punished with imprisonment and a
hefty fine, according to Times of India.
A majority of people in the Hindi heartland and Gujarat do not consider
VHP as sole protector of Hindus' interest but regard Prime Minister Atal
Bihari Vajpayee as the true representative of Hindutva, as opinion poll
conducted for a yet-to-be-released Hindi magazine says.
Pakistani troops have fired artillery shells and mortar rounds across
the border into the Drass area of the Kargil district of Kashmir,
damaging several houses, a news report said today. Officials said Indian
troops retaliated following the " unprovoked" firing but the
damage suffered by the Pakistani side was not known, reports The Dawn
Warning that East Asia remains vulnerable to another financial crisis,
Malaysia's deputy prime minister has urged nations in the region to form
closer ties and fight the & quot; dark side & quot; of globalization.
Fifteen people were killed when a landslide roared through their
mountain village in southwestern China's Yunnan province, a local
official said Sunday.
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Partial results from Brazil's
presidential election put leftist candidate Luiz Inacio da Silva, known
by his fellow Brazilians as " Lula," far ahead of his nearest
Osama Bin Laden, head of the al- Qaeda terror network, has issued a new
threat to strike US economic interests, the Arab satellite TV channel
Al-Jazeera reported late Sunday.
Mystery surrounds the cause of an explosion on a French oil tanker in
the Gulf of Aden. Officials are backing away from initial reports that
the blast was caused by a terrorist attack until an investigation is
completed. A more immediate problem is preventing the stricken vessel
from running aground.
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Bangladesh's silver hopes in the
kabadi competition of the 14th Asian Games suffered a big blow on Sunday
when they went down to a lowly Japan at the Tongymyong University of
Information Techno-logy Court yesterday.
South Africa predictably won the one-day series against Bangladesh
crushing the tourists by 10 wickets in the second match at Willow more
Park in Benoni on Sunday.
West Indies visit Bangladesh later next month for the first ever Test
series between the two nations, it was announced on Sunday. Carl
Hooper's side will arrive in Dhaka on 26 November to play two tests and
three one-day internationals. Their current tour of India concludes on
Opener Taufeeq Umar hit a half century to set Pakistan off to a great
start chasing 316 for victory against Australia before rain washed out
the final session for the second day in a row.
Magdalena Maleeva is back in the world's top-20, but she's just happy to
finally have another trophy for the mantel. Maleeva earned her first win
of the year by beating second-seeded Lindsay Davenport 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 in
the Kremlin Cup women's final on Sunday. Maleeva also won this event in
1994 and 1995.
Kenneth Carlsen of Denmark and Jill Craybas of the United States came
away with singles titles at the Japan Open on Sunday.
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