Tuesday, October 08,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Tuesday, October 08,
The cabinet yesterday approved a
proposal for reintroduction of Gram Sarkar that aims to involve
grassroots people in the development activities. The Gram Sarkar is
meant to bridge the rural development with the mainstream development as
an auxiliary body at the grassroots level.
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday deplored a chaotic growth of the
buildings while unveiling a number of projects for building plots and
flats for distribution among people of different income groups.
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan leaves for Saudi Arabia today on a
three-day official visit with a wide agenda of talks with his
counterpart Prince Saud Al Faisal. Morshed Khan will discuss "the entire
gamut of bilateral relations" with the Saudi Foreign Minister during the
visit, an official announcement said yesterday.
Awami League President and Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament
Sheikh Hasina yesterday said that BNP-led four party alliance government
is playing with the lives of innocent people and making their lives
miserable by repression and oppression The main opposition Awami League
has drawn up a two-day programme including
a seminar to protest what it said one-year misrule of the BNP-Jamaat
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday said country's people were
searching for alternate force as the alliance government proved its
incompetence within one year of assuming the power.With Durga puja only
three days away and preparations for celebrating the occasion underway,
miscreants damaged eight idols, including that of
goddess Durga, at Sri Sri Shiba Karunamoyee Laxmi Narayan Jeu Akhra at
Nayamati under Fatullah thana of the district in the early hours of
Armed dacoits looted valuables from the passengers of a motor launch, MV
Sagar King after it left Barisal for Bhola with 80 passengers
yesterday evening. About 25 passengers were injured, three of them
critically, in the attack during the loot.
The revenue collection during the first quarter of the current fiscal
surpassed the target by Tk 21.40 crore. The National Board of Revenue
(NBR) collected Tk 4942.60 crore during the July-September period
against the target of Tk 4921.56 crore, according to a Daily Star
The Securities and Exchange Commission has imposed a three-year lock in
on foreign sponsor-investors while investing in any shares issued by
public limited companies. A one-year lock in has also been enforced on
investors relating to private placement, reports The Financial Express.
In the wake of intensive monitoring by the Ministry of Shipping and the
pressing demand from the port users and trade union organizations to
raise the handling capacity of Chittagong port, the process of
implementation of the New-mooring Container Terminal (NCT) project at
the port has undergone its initial phase.
The petrol pump owners yesterday held up an indefinite strike for a
month following talks with State Minister for Energy AKM Mosharraf
Hossain. The state minister yesterday agreed to meet four out of the ten
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Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari
Vajpayee has fired another verbal broadside at Pakistan, saying
Islamabad hasn't honored a pledge to end cross-border terrorism.
Pakistan is planning to carry out a second surface-to-surface ballistic
missile test Tuesday, two days ahead of the country's general elections,
a leading Pakistani has reported.
Asia is at risk of facing the world's worst AIDS epidemic if urgent
preventative measures are not taken, a U.N. official has warned.
Police arrest leading Indian film star Salman Khan for culpable homicide
following a car accident in Bombay. Actor Salman Khan was remanded to
police custody till October 10 by Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate S Y
Shisode after he surrendered to the police at 3.30 pm on Monday.
Anguished at the unabated contamination of Ganga and its tributaries due
to unchecked industrial and sewage discharge, the Indian Supreme Court
has issued notices to eight states and their 122 municipalities, asking
explain why they have not erected oxidation ponds to treat the waste
Members of the United Committee of Manipur (UCM) on Monday sought the
Centre's intervention in providing security on the national highways
linking Manipur to the rest of the country.
They alleged that activists of the National Socialist Council of
Nagaland (Isak-Muivah) had unleashed a reign of terror on the national
The Indian Congress on Monday strongly condemned the ordinance passed by
the Tamil Nadu government banning forced religious conversions. The
Congress called it a "measure of desperate anxiety of Chief Minister
Jayalalitha to endear herself to the Sangh Parivar".
Normal life was disrupted in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir valley
on Monday following a strike call given by several groups against the
alleged blasphemous remark by a US right wing politician.
Nepal's main political parties said Monday they were not on a collision
course with King Gyanendra after he dismissed the prime minister and
assumed power last week.
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An operation by Israeli helicopters
and dozens of tanks early Monday left 14 people dead, including a woman
and child, and about 100 people wounded, the Palestine Red Crescent
Society and hospital sources said.
Government troops in the Ivory Coast
have attacked the rebel stronghold of Bouake following the collapse of
ceasefire talks. The country's army penetrated Bouake on Monday after
attacking from two sides with mortar and machinegun fire.
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Bangladesh regained the Asiad silver
medal in kabaddi at the Busan 14th Asian Games on Monday when they
brushed aside Sri Lanka 55-15 in their last match of the competition at
Tongmyong University of Information Technology Court. India grabbed the
gold medal, their fourth successive in the Games, while bronze went to
Australia won the first cricket Test
against Pakistan by 41 runs in Colombo Monday. The remaining two Tests
will be played in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, with the second
starting on Friday.
Sun Ruiping became the fourth Chinese weightlifter to set a world record
at the Asian Games on Monday as the opening day of the athletics
competition got under way in a near-empty main stadium in Pusan.
French qualifier Paul-Henri Mathieu of France came back from a one set
deficit Sunday to upset seventh-seeded Sjeng Schalken of the Netherlands
and capture his first career title at the US$2.2 million Kremlin Cup
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