News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Prime Minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday warned her party
leaders and workers of dreadful consequences if they engage in crimes and
abuse political power. "We have come to politics to serve the country and
its people because we love the country and the people. The BNP is a
patriotic party and it is responsible to the people, not to any leader or
worker," she said at the Dhaka Divisional party representatives
The eighth Jatiya Sangsad goes into its fourth session today. The session
is slated for a 5:00pm start. The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the
parliament, headed by Speaker Jamiruddin Sircar, is scheduled to meet an
hour before the session begins. The committee is expected to decide on the
duration and business of the upcoming session.
The main opposition Awami League (AL) has once again articulated its fear
that its lawmakers would not be allowed to speak in the Jatiya Sangsad.
"We will join the session and try to raise issues affecting public
However, we doubt whether we will be allowed to speak," Leader of the
Opposition in Parliament and AL President Sheikh Hasina told a news
conference outside the Sangsad Bhaban yesterday.
The union parishad (UP) election in the country will be held from the
second week of January to the first week of February 2003. The decision
was taken at a meeting of the Election Commission yesterday with
Chief Election Commissioner MA Syed in the chair.
The government declared Wednesday al the services of the nine state-owned
gas transmission and distribution companies, gas field companies and gas
exploration and production companies including the Titas as essential for
the next six month.
Around 1,000 law enforcers deployed on the Dhaka University campus
yesterday foiled a scheduled 'mass gathering' of students at the TSC for
re-opening of the university. The 'mass gathering' was scheduled for
4:00pm, as announced on September 4 by the 'Dhaka University Students
Against Atrocities' (DUSAA), a forum of apolitical students.
The much-talked-about case filed against 17 female students and the former
Provost of Shamsunnahar Hall of the Dhaka University was withdrawn
yesterday. Hearing on the admissibility of two writ petitions by the
Television Limited was suspended yesterday as one of the two judges on the
vacation bench of the High Court Division expressed embarrassment to
A five-day Bangladesh trade fair began at Crystal Field Market in East
London Monday. Over 50 Bangladeshi business firms set up their stalls with
handicrafts, vegetables, saree and other women clothing, leather
products, ceramic, jewelry.
Major General Anwar Hossain Bir Pratik, Ambassador of Bangladesh to
Morocco, has been assigned to serve currently as High Commissioner of
Bangladesh to Sierra Leone.
Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday blasted
non-governmental organisations for collecting foreign funds in the name of
arsenic mitigation and misappropriated the same for enriching their
Businessmen yesterday observed a mass
hunger strike and wore black badges protesting the order of the Ministry
of Commerce regarding reforms in the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of
Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).
Expatriate Bangladeshis sent over Taka 70.2 million in dollar and pound
through 5,847 foreign money orders in the month of August, according to
Bangladesh Post Office.
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Jammu and Kashmir Law Minister Mushtaq
Ahmad Lone was among 21 persons killed in a sudden upsurge of violence in
the state, ahead of the first phase of polls in the state next Monday.
Nepal is considering reimposing a state of emergency after more than 100
security perosnnel were killed in a wave of Maoist violence at the
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With military jets flying overhead,
President George W Bush yesterday vowed to win the war on terrorism as he
and other US leaders paid tribute to victims of the September 11 attack on
The Pentagon is to move US Central Command the headquarters of US
military operations from the Horn of Africa to central Asia from Florida
to an airbase in Qatar, Fox television news reported on Wednesday.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan will tell Iraq on Thursday to stop
defying the United Nations and allow the return of weapons inspectors "for
the sake of its own people and for the sake of world order."
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will warn the United States from the
rostrum of the United Nations General Assembly today about the dangers of
acting alone against Iraq. "When states decide to use force to deal with
broader threats to international peace and security, there is no
substitute for the unique legitimacy provided by the United
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Hira Lal as expected earlier will meet Amal Roy in the men's singles final
of the Sheltech National Circuit First Leg and Junior Tennis Tournament.
The final will take place today at 3 pm at the National Tennis Complex. A
friendly Arambagh defence let Muktijoddha Sangsad run away with a
solitary goal win in the NBL Premier Football super league on Wednesday at
the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
Sadharan Bima bettered their position in the NBL first division relegation
league table with a 2-1 victory against East End Club on Wednesday at the
Sher-e Bangla Mirpur National Stadium. The 12-nation Champions Trophy
limited-over cricket tournament beginning Thursday will provide top
performers a big psychological boost just five months before the World
The cricket extravaganza in Sri Lanka will be closely contested as there
is no clear favorite to win the title, said Ricky Ponting, captain of
Australia, the current world champion of one-day cricket, according to AP
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