Monday, September 16,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Monday, September 16,
The cabinet committee on human rights
yesterday finalised a draft proposal for the much-talked-about independent
human rights commission. The proposed five-member commission will have a
three-year tenure and be made of a retired Supreme Court judge, a woman
and three others who have major contributions to human rights activism.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has termed Bangladesh
criminal laws dealing with human security as "hostile to the poor and the
disadvantaged sections of the society".
Ruling BNP has initiated steps to revamp its student wing Jatiyatabadi
Chhatra Dal (JCD) by thoroughly recasting its units in districts, thanas
and important educational institutions in next three months.
With a view to providing entrepreneurs with more facilities, the
government is contemplating to set up 18 more industrial estates under the
management of Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC)
in different parts of the country, the Prime Minister announced in a city
Bangladesh plans to construct a new sea port at Teknaf, a small business
hub on the country's southeast frontier close to Myanmar border to
facilitate trade with the Southeast Asian neighbours.
The Government has taken an initiative to create infrastructure facilities
in the country for building and repairing sea-going vessels by utilizing
local technology and manpower.
Over 3,000 doctors and 350 dental surgeons would shortly be recruited to
replenish vacancies in government hospitals with strict orders for the
physicians to ensure improved public health services, the Health Minister
told the newsmen yesterday.As many as 106,396 posts under different
ministries have been lying vacant for quite some time, parliament was told
The donors sit with the government today with a critical view on the law
and order and governance in a joint-appraisal of what has been done so far
in different sectors in line with the commitments made by the government
at the Bangladesh Development Forum (BDF) in Paris.
Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman has once again slammed the
non-government organisations(NGOs), accusing them of trading in people's
Dr Aftab Hossain, an Assistant Director of Sylhet Osmani Medical College
Hospital and a former General Secretary of the Sylhet unit of Bangladesh
Medical Association was strangulated to death at Ghoshgaon area under
Golapganj Sunday night.
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Soaring rice prices in Myanmar have put
the staple out of reach of millions of poor citizens, posing a major
problem for the ruling junta which is trying to stop the situation
spiralling out of control.
Violence has escalated in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir ahead
of state polls which open today. Opposition groups are urging a boycott of
the Indian-run elections.Eight Mujahideen, three civilians and a police
officer were killed in fighting in Kashmir Sunday, a day before the start
of provincial elections, authorities said.
The Chinese government has ordered a thorough investigation into an
outbreak of mass food poisoning in the city of Nanjing that has killed
several people and sickened hundreds more. According to state media the
cause of the outbreak is believed to originate at a small fast food
restaurant serving fried dough sticks, sesame cakes and glutinous rice --
all traditional breakfast items.
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Secretary of State Colin Powell said
Sunday that U.N. weapons inspectors must be allowed to go "anywhere,
anytime" if they returned to Iraq -- rejecting that country's conditional
offer to allow inspections to resume.
Sweden's ruling Social Democratic party has won Sunday's general election,
preliminary results show, allowing it to remain in power for another four
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A 15-member Bangladesh under-17 cricket
team left for Colombo yesterday to play in a triangular series that also
involves India and Sri Lanka. The tri-series, one-day and three-day,
starts from October 1 and runs up to 21.
Bangladesh play their second warm-up match against England at the NCC
Ground in Colombo today. This is the second meeting of Bangladesh against
a full strength England team since their first official one-day match in
the second ICC Knockout tournament in Nairobi two years ago.
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday announced a primary
list of 23 players for the Asian Youth (Under-20) Football Championship
finals, beginning in Qatar on October 15. National football coach George
Kottan picked the selected booters following their performance in the
New Zealand slumped to its heaviest one-day international defeat by
Australia when it was crushed by 164 runs in the ICC Champions Trophy on
David Ferrer caused a major surprise by beating Jose Acasuso in the final
of the Romania Open Tennis in Bucharest on Sunday. The 20-year-old
unseeded Spaniard beat the Argentine fifth seed in just 65 minutes to
claim his first ATP Tour title.
Home fans went wild Sunday as Ferrari dominated the Italian Grand Prix.
Rubens Barrichello won his third race of the season, while teammate
Michael Schumacher crossed the finish stripe in second.
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