Sunday, September 22,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Sunday, September 22,
The four-party alliance has decided to
hold a public meeting at Paltan Maidan on October 10 marking the one-year
completion of the BNP-led alliance government.
More than 4,000 doctors, medical teachers, technicians and paramedics will
go to Saudi Arabia with jobs very soon, Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said
yesterday announcing various steps for the medical sector.
Opposition Awami League will meet donors' representatives here tomorrow to
apprise them its concern over 'deterioration in law and order and fall in
quality of governance' in the country. The party leaders will also discuss
different development issues, party sources said.
The parliamentary standing committee on public accounts has reviewed only
18 per cent of the reports prepared by the office of the Comptroller and
Auditor General (CAG) since independence.
The Central Shaheed Minar premises have been virtually sealed off by
police and paramilitary BDR forces since September 9 without any
explanation for this from the authorities. Various quarters are viewing
this as a government move to prevent holding of any rally, demonstration
and such other programmes at the venue.
At long last the 9-shooter man was arrested. Ziko Babul who used to move
with a 9-shooter gun in the city streets on hartal days during the
previous Awami League regime, was arrested by the police yesterday
(Saturday) morning from Dhaka city.
Awami League general secretary Zillur Rahman on Saturday strongly
condemned and protested the press report based on the findings of what he
said the"so-called" judicial probe commission on bomb blast incidents.
Mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) A B M Mohiuddin Chowdhury
yesterday declared the Stevedoring Services of America (SSA), a US-based
company, 'unwanted' in Chittagong and announced that a movement will be
launched to resist its plan to build a private container terminal at
Three armed cadres of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) were gunned
down allegedly by their rivals in the outlawed party at Dumuria upazila of
Khulna district yesterday.
Liaquat Shikdar and Nazrul Islam Babu, president and general secretary of
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of main opposition Awami
League, were released yesterday evening. They were freed nearly seven
months after being arrested without any specific charge.
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The on-going process for implementation
of Dhaka-Islamabad agreement, allowing duty-free access for the
Bangladeshi tea, jute and jute products in the Pakistani markets is now at
the final stage.
At least two people were killed and 25 injured in a fresh bout of Hindu-
Muslim clashes in the riot-torn west Indian state of Gujarat, the police
said Saturday. The incident took place Friday when a Hindu religious
procession clashed with Muslims spilling out of a Mosque in the Fatehpura
area of Vadodara city.
Kashmir's only female minister, Sakina Itoo, survives a second
assassination bid within the past 24 hours by suspected Islamic militants
-- the fourth attack overall on her life since election campaigning began
in the Indian-controlled region.
Militants on Saturday carried out a fidayeen attack at a police housing
colony at on the city's outskirts in Bemina killing one cop and seriously
injuring four others.
Gunmen shot dead two members of biggest left party in Kashmir where
tension has mounted ahead of the second stage of a state poll, a police
spokesman said today. The spokesman said an activist of the Communist
Party (Marxist) was also wounded in attack in Kulgam area
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With Israeli troops surrounding
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's compound poised for a possible
assault, several hundred Palestinian protesters defied a curfew Saturday
night and took to the streets of two West Bank cities to support Arafat.
The commander of U.S. forces based in the Gulf has said he is prepared
for an attack on Iraq.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder wrote to United States (US)
President George W Bush Friday to apologise for the offence caused by
reports that his justice minister had compared Bush's methods to
Hitler's. Justice Minister Herta Daeubler-Gmelin had earlier denied a
report in a regional newspaper that she had told a pre-election
gathering that, by threatening to attack Iraq, Bush wanted to distract
from his domestic political problems, as Hitler had. Schroeder told
Loyalist troops in Ivory Coast barreled north Saturday to oust rebels
from the two cities they still hold, as state television said about 270
people have been killed in this West African nation's bloodiest-yet
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Bangladesh's second Test centurion
Mohammad Ashraful got the chop when the Bangladesh Cricket Board announced
a 15-man squad for the tour of South Africa yesterday.
Pakistan beat the Netherlands by nine wickets in their Champions Trophy
pool four match in Colombo yesterday.
India take on England in a crucial clash on Sunday in the ICC Champions
Trophy. With Zimbabwe losing both their matches, the Sunday's winner will
take on S Africa in the semis.Since the start of the year, England and
India have already faced each other on 10 occasions in one-day cricket. At
the moment, the scoresheet reads 5-4 to India with one match abandoned due
Richard Pybus has been re-appointed Pakistan's cricket coach. The news
comes on the same day Pakistan's selectors unveiled a 16-man squad for the
Test series against Australia including newcomer Naved-ul-Hasan.
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