News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament
and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina at a press conference at the
Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Tuesday termed existing socio-economic condition
of the country as grave saying that the
people as well as the donor agencies had already expressed their concern
over the alarming situation now prevailing in the country.
The Awami League lawmakers staged a
walkout as the Speaker switched off the mike after allowing leader of the
opposition Sheikh Hasina to deliver her widing up speech for 65 minutes.
They staged a walkout at 10-25 PM when Speaker Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar
gave floor to Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan to deliver winding up speech on behalf
of the Leader of the House Begum Khaleda Zia who was then absent due to
BNP Secretary General and LGRD and
Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan has said the opposition Awami
League (AL) is trying all the ill ways to make the Jatiya Sangsad
ineffective just as it had done while in power.Awami League leader and a
former MP Abdul Latif Biswas was confined at his Belkuchi home in
connection with the attack on Radhunibari police camp on Monday
afternoon, when four police constables of the camp were killed in the
encounter and nine others injured. The armed gangsters decamped with
eleven 303 rifles and more than 200 ammunition. The attack on the police
camp came on the heels of scheduled meeting of donors' representatives
with the Finance Minister and ahead of the debate on law and order in
Four persons including a minor boy were burnt alive in a devastating fire
and five others injured in the city's Bottola area of Kazla under Demra
Thana at 4.30 AM yesterday. The blaze originated from a mosquito coil at a
shop and soon after it engulfed nearby eight other shops.The immigration
department of the country has sought permission for the cancellation of
visa earlier sanction to Simon Dring, the Managin Director of Ekushey
Television. The private television channel was forced to close down its
transmission after it lost legal battle in the highest court of the
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Hindu-Muslim violence broke out
Tuesday in India's Gujarat for the first time in more than a month,
leaving one dead and at least 13 injured in mob violence, police said.
Police fired rifle and tear-gas rounds to disperse an angry crowd and
curfew was imposed in the town of Bosad.
After traversing through Saurashtra, the BJP-sponsored Gujarat Gaurav
Yatra's third phase will commence from Unnai, a religious place of
tribals near Vansda, from Saturday. State BJP general secretary and
yatra convenor Jayantibhai Barot said that the yatra would start after
Chief Minister Narendra Modi offering prayers at the temple on September
The Gaurav Yatra, about to commence in the city next week, is most
likely to face the ire of thousands of powerloom unit owners in the
textile city and around following a decision by the Federation of
Gujarat Weavers Association (FOGWA), in a meeting held near Bhathena to
boycott the coming Assembly polls, reports The Times of India.
India's minorities commission demands to hear tapes of a speech in which
the Gujarat chief minister is allegedly offensive to Muslims.
In a significant political decision, the Uttar Pradesh government in
India said on Tuesday that there was no need to issue fresh notification
in the Babri Mosque demolition case in which L K Advani and M M Joshi
are among the accused.
Health officials in the southern Indian state of Kerala say that a
disease spread by rats has resulted in the deaths of nearly 60 people in
the last three months. Doctors say the disease, which is called
Leptospirosis, spreads from the urine of rats leading to high fever and
Negligence, infrastructural shortcomings, mismanagement by hospital
authorities, led to the death of 10 children at BC Roy hospital,
according to a health department probe report on recent child deaths in
a Kolkata Hospital.
Pakistan and Azerbaijan Tuesday signed an agreement to enhance defence
co-operation. The agreement was signed between the visiting Azeri
Defence Minister Colonel General Safar Abiyev and Pakistan Defence
Secretary Hamid Nawaz Khan in Karachi, reports The Dawn.
Significant progress was made Tuesday in the first round of peace talks
aimed at ending one of the world's longest-running civil wars, and more
meetings are planned between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil
Tiger rebels, sources told CNN.
There was heavy exchange of fire between suspected militants and
security personnel, including the police and the CRPF, near Bhutan
border at Changmari forest under Alipurduar subdivision of Jalpaiguri
district of West Bengal on Tuesday morning. Earlier, shootat-sight
orders had been issued along the state's border with Bhutan following
the steps taken to restrict the movement of insurgents.
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Tens of Israeli tanks, backed by
helicopters, moved several kilometers into a town in Gaza Strip and
destroyed the houses of two Palestinian militants, Palestinian security
sources said yesterday.The head of the U.N. weapons inspection team met
with an Iraqi delegation Tuesday in what a Baghdad official called "useful
and fruitful" discussions on the return of weapons inspectors, reports
CNN. Both sides agreed to meet again in 10 days in Vienna, Austria, to
"finalize the practical arrangement," Iraqi ambassador Saeed Hasan said.
Officials from the United States, United Nations, Russia and the European
Union on Tuesday outlined a plan aimed at bringing about Mideast peace
that combines Palestinian elections and political reforms with the
prospect of statehood in three years.
In a startling admission, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has ended years
of denials by confirming North Korean spies kidnapped Japanese citizens
decades ago and that some are still alive.
South Korean soccer chief Chung Mong-joon announced on Tuesday he would
run for the country's presidency and form a new party to campaign for
political reform in the December election.
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Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra
bowed out of the title race when they went down 4-5 in the shootout
against holders Abahani Krira Chakra in their National Bank Premier
Division Football League match at the Bangabandhu
Afghanistan is set to return to soccer competition at the Asian Games in
South Korea later this month after a 48-year absence.
Pakistan cricket coach Mudassar Nazar has been sacked after a string of
poor performances by the team. A Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official
told Reuters today that South Africa-based coach Richard Pybus would be
visiting Pakistan later this week and was a possible replacement.
The West Indies felt more pain than joy in their 29-run victory over
Kenya in the Champions Trophy one-day cricket tournament Tuesday. Their
batting star, Brian Lara, became doubtful for next month's tour of India
due to "suspected hepatitis" after scoring a robust 111 in his team's
total of 261-6 at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo.
World number one Serena Williams teamed up with the legendary Martina
Navratilova to win a first round doubles match at the Princess Cup
tennis tournament Tuesday. The American pair, wild card entrants in
Tokyo, eliminated the third-seeded Spanish-Australian duo of Conchita
Martinez and Nicole Pratt 6-1, 4-6, 6-3.
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