News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
After completion of the Divisional
level representatives conferences, BNP plans to hold similar programme
at district level and party Chairman Begum Khaleda Zia will go for
district tours to give the party a further boost, according to Ittefaq.
Awami League will also organise divisional level conference to gear up
the organisation and prepare it for a action programmes against the
BNP Secretary General and LGRD Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday
said that opposition political parties were desperately trying to create
turbulence in the country capitalising on the recent incidents at Dhaka
University and BUET.
The management of a Bengali daily, Prothom Alo, yesterday terminated one
of its reporters Shahidul Islam on charge of his reported involvement in
a gun attack on a herbal centre in Mohammadpur in the city on Wednesday
The attack on Wednesday night led to the death of an attacker, Wajed
Ali, in mob-beating.
A 15-day Multinational Peace Force training at the platoon level jointly
organised by the Bangladesh Army and the US Army will be held from today
at Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) in
Police yesterday barred the viewers of the now defunct popular Ekushey
Television (ETV) to hold their scheduled programme at the Central
Shaheed Minar in the city. A platform of ETV's general viewers organised
the programme at the Central Shaheed Minar to drum up support for
retransmission of the broadcast of popular private television channel.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will hold the 15th National Fine Arts
Exhibition in the city from the third week of December. The best artwork
will be given the "Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Award" which carries Tk
50,000. Three other honorary awards of Tk 10,000 each will also be
given, an academy press release said.
The government has finalised using the Chittagong Steel Mills (CSM) area
for expansion of the Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ) to fulfil
the urgent demand of entrepreneurs for new industrial plots.
Kuwait has withdrawn restriction on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers
and Italy has declared a general amnesty for illegal workers from the
country. Around 12,000 workers got jobs since January this year after
Kuwait gradually withdrew the restriction, imposed in 1997 following the
killing of a Kuwaiti citizen by a Bangladeshi driver. The number may
rise to 2,000 by the year-end, reports The Daily Star.
Banks in the country are holding nearly taka 6000 crore as surplus and
idle money with them in search of appropriate and safe place to invest.
The investment of idle money in industrial sector is restrained
due to over-cautious attitude of the bankers and absence of steady
policy of the government leading lower business activities, reports The
Prices of essential commodities like
edible oil, lentils, fish, spice, meat and milk powder remained high
while the prices of vegetables marked a downward trend in the city
markets during the last week.
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Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari
Vajpayee has hit back at Pakistan's criticism of elections in
Indian-administered Kashmir, accusing Islamabad of training and arming
The police in Indian-administered Kashmir have fired hundreds of tear gas
shells to break up an anti-India demonstration in the state's summer
capital, Srinagar, on Friday.
A 34-member Bangladesh investment promotion delegation led by Commerce
Minister Amir Khashru Mahmud Chowdhury will visit Malaysia from tomorrow
to attract the Asean investment in Bangladesh.
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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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Bangladesh warmed up for the ICC
Champions Trophy with a four-wicket win over Holland at the NCC ground
in Colombo yesterday. Needing 163 for victory, Bangla-desh rode on half
centuries by Javed Omar and Habibul Bashar to reach the modest target in
Mohammedan Sporting Club's took a
giant step towards regaining the National Bank Premier Football League
title when they overcame the challenge of Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira
Chakra, but only after a tie-breaker (4-3) at the
Bangabandhu National Stadium last night.
A last-ball boundary by South African tail-ender Alan Dawson secured a
heart-stopping two-wicket win for his side over West Indies in their
pool three Champions Trophy match in Colombo on Friday.
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