Sunday, September 15,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Sunday, September 15,
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on
Saturday reiterated Bangladesh's pledge of all out support to the United
Nations in its millennium goal for a durable and lasting world peace.The
Jatiya Sangsad will take up the country's law and order for a review
today, when it resumes sitting after a two-day recess.
Classes of Dhaka University will be resumed on October 3 and the halls
will be opened for the students from 10 am on September 29 according to a
decision taken by the university yesterday. Syndicate. Dhaka University
was closed sine die on July 27 following student outburst over police
atrocities on female students at Samsunnahar Hall.
The decision was taken by the DU at an emergency meeting yesterday with
Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof. AFM Yusuf Haider in the chair.
Under a plan for consolidating the party through holding central council,
opposition Awami League is going to hold workers conferences in different
divisional headquarters starting off at this month-end. The drive gets off
to a formal start from the holy city of Sylhet with the southeastern
division's AL meet on September 30.
Lawyers march towards the Jatiya Sangsad today to press home a six-point
demand. The march begins from the Supreme Court premises at 2:30pm, says a
joint statement of the Lawyers' Six-point Demand Implementation Parishad
The cabinet committee on the upazila parishad yesterday agreed on
reintroduction of the local body to decentralise the administration with
the MP of the locality to function as an advisot to Upazila Parishad.
Ministry of Liberation War Affairs has taken up a project for preserving
the killing fields used by Pakistani army in 1971 and constructing
tombstones there. Under the scheme, nine killing fields from across the
country will be selected for preservation and upliftment this year.
With the growing demand of London Examinations' 'A' Levels and 'O' Levels
in Bangladesh, Edexcel International, one of the three largest
examination-awarding bodies in the United Kingdom, has taken measures with
the strong support of British Council in Dhaka to offer quality and high
standard examinations to the students in Bangladesh.
Education Minister Dr Osman Farruk said in the city Saturday that efforts
would be taken to introduce a Private University Law based on the report
of education commission to ensure the quality of education in the private
universities, reports BSS.
Piracy, looting of goods aboard foreign vessels and smuggling have
increased alarmingly in the coastal areas in Chittagong and at the outer
berths in the Bay of Bengal recently, reports The Financial Express.
In a daring bank robbery at Kapasia, taka 22 lakh was looted from the
local branch of Agrani Bank by breaking open the brick wall and the
iron safe on Friday night when the armed guard was out of duty.
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Singapore Government, responding to a
request from Bangladesh Government, has relaxed the formalities for
Bangladeshis seeking its visa, reports BSS news agency.
India's state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) announced
yesterday plans to drill for petroleum products in the Indian part of the
vast Sundarbans. "ONGC will begin drilling next month in a 400-square
kilometre area in the Sundarbans and in the East Midnapore district after
a survey indicated the presence of oil and natural gas in the areas,"
company chairman Subir Raha said, AFP reports from New Delhi.
It is not quite dancing cheek to cheek, but the Sri Lankan government and
the country's Tamil Tiger rebels are gearing up to do the "Thai Tango."
The nickname has been given to the face-to-face talks -- the first in more
than seven years -- to start on Monday in Thailand between the government
and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).The number of tourists
visiting Sri Lanka more than doubles as the government prepares for peace
talks with Tamil Tiger rebels.
In the countryside, especially in impoverished southern provinces
dominated by ethnic Pashtuns, the new Afghanistan has been one of
disillusionment. In some areas, the old ways are returning, reports AP
Two people have died after an earthquake hit the Andaman island chain in
the Indian Ocean.
A high-profile delegation of US-based non-resident Indians (NRIs) met
President Kalam to urge legal action against all those accused of
orchestrating the communal violence which broke out in Gujarat on February
27 this year. However, BJP president Venkaiah Naidu came out strongly in
support of the mastermind of Gujarat violence, chief minister Narendra
Modi, saying he would hold the same office if the party was returned to
Terming the Simla Pact as "suicidal for
India", Kashmir Committee coordinator Ram Jethmalani said the forthcoming
assembly election in Jammu and Kasmir was the last chance for an amicable
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Two days after President Bush called on
the United Nations to ensure Iraq has no weapons of mass destruction, a
group of Arab leaders has appealed to Iraq to allow U.N. weapons
inspectors to return.
President Bush's speech to the United Nations General Assembly showed he
is "a vicious person who wants to destroy Iraq as he destroyed
Afghanistan," Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz said.
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Victoria Sporting Club earned two
valuable points in their bid to stay in the top flight when they
recorded a 5-3 tiebreak win against Badda Jagarani Sangsad in a
Relegation League match of the National Bank Premier League at
the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
The crisis in Greek soccer deepened on Saturday as fans lit fires and
ripped up seats after the Athens derby between AEK and Panathinaikos on
Saturday. The game, which had been in doubt until Friday due to a league
shutdown, ended with supporters starting fires in the stands and ripping
up thousands of plastic seats.
Andy Flower hits the highest one-day score ever by a Zimbabwean but it
is not enough to prevent a 14-run loss to India. India beat Zimbabwe by
14 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy despite a battling 145 by Andy
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