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News Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden

Saturday, September 14, 2002

National

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 government.

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 night.
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 Rajendrapur Cantonment.

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Kuwait has withdrawn restriction on recruitment of Bangladeshi workers and Italy has declared a general amnesty for illegal workers from the country.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 New Nation.

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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Neighbours

 

 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 militant separatists.

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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International

 

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.

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 Nations."

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 Sports

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 41.5 overs.

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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