Monday, September 23,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Monday, September 23,
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia said
in city on Sunday that the government was considering to approve a
National Water Management Plan to ensure proper utilisation of the
country's water resources for the benefit of the
Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina on Sunday advised the Government to run
the country properly ensuring peace and security of the people instead of
continuing repression on the opposition activists.
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Barrister Moudud Ahmed on
Sunday said Awami League wanted to keep alive the Bangabandhu-murder case
to reap political dividends.
The cabinet sub-committee on NGO affairs yesterday finalised revised rules
restricting political involvement of NGOs and politically motivated
programmes under NGO banner.
The government yesterday decided to strictly enforce the existing rules
that require approval from the Dhaka University authorities for any rally
or demonstration at the Central Shaheed Minar.
The Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), which was
shut down indefinitely on September 8 amidst a volatile campus situation,
might be reopened at the end of this month.
The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's (CMM) Court yesterday ordered a
judicial inquiry into a defamation case against the Editor of The
Independent, its court reporter and the court reporter of daily Ittefaq.
Former Additional DIG of Police Prakriti Ranjan Chanda (PR Chanda),
arrested in connection with the Janatar Mancha Case (sedition case), was
placed on a two-day remand yesterday.
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The Indian Prime Minister, Atal Behari
Vajpayee, has arrived in the Maldives Sunday for a four-day official
visit. Mr Vajpayee was greeted at the airport by the Maldivian President,
Maumoom Abdul Gayoom. The two sides would discuss a range of regional and
global issues of common interest and concern, and look at ways to develop
the mutual benefits of tourism.
Asserting that courts cannot decide on
a matter of faith, Vishwa Hindu Parishad of India yesterday favoured a
decision on the Ayodhya dispute by Parliament. The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri
Masjid dispute cannot be decided by
court as the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya is a matter of faith
for Hindus, VHP International President Ashok Singhal said.
Indian government yesterday finally settled for Mohammad Fazal for the
post of Maharashtra governor, lying vacant ever since P C Alexander
resigned in July. Mohammad Fazal is the governor of Goa at present. The
Maharashtra government wanted a governor representing the minority
community to maintain a balance in the state's politics, where Shiv Sena
has a significant role to play, Times of India reports.
At least 19 people have been killed and
as many as 20 injured during weekend violence by suspected Islamic
militants in Kashmir.
Indian police arrest three government officials for issuing fake passport
to the crime boss Abu Salem currently being held in Lisbon.
In a major setback to the banned United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA),
the police on Sunday evening arrested a top leader Prabin Konwar alias
Ramu Mech Chairman, east zone from a private nursing home in Dibrugarh
Fifteen people are killed and two others injured in an explosion in a van
in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Nepal's Army says it has shot dead dozens of separatist guerrillas in a
series of clashes in the mountains as the rebels threaten to disrupt
elections, reports BBC.
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Israeli troops shot dead four
Palestinians as thousands of angry protestors defied a curfew in the
West Bank early today, challenging the military's two-day siege of
embattled Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's headquarters.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the Leader of the Opposition
in parliament, Sheikh Hasina, have strongly condemned the Israeli
attack on the Palestinian Headquarters in Ramallah that threatened the
life of President Yasser Arafat.
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Bangladesh will take on New Zealand in
their final Pool 1 match of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Sinhalese
Sports Club ground in Colombo today.
Elite police units deployed to guard the teams taking part in the ongoing
Champions Trophy tournament in Colombo have come up with an unexpected foe
-- prostitutes -- in addition to crooked players and bookies. Police said
Sunday that they were battling to keep women away from the rooms of
cricket players from the 10 Test playing nations as well as Holland and
Kenya, but some of the cricketers were getting wise to police tactics.
The 14th Busan Asian Games torch was formally lighted in the city
yesterday. This is the first time that the torch is being lighted in the
participating countries on its way to the South Korean city, where the
Games will begin on September 29.
Serena Williams came back from a set down to beat Kim Clijsters 2-6 6-3
6-3 in the final of the Toyota Princess Cup in Tokyo. It was the world
number one's seventh WTA tour title of the year.
It was Guy Fawkes Night at the Premadasa Stadium as Virender Sehwag and
Sourav Ganguly thrashed England, taking India to a comfortable 8-wicket
victory on Sunday.
Andy Roddick may act like he's the next John McEnroe, but he is off the
mark when it comes to Davis Cup competition. Roddick lost both of his
singles matches, including Sunday to Sebastien Grosjean, as defending
France returned to the final. It will face Russia, which beat Argentina.
Russia's Elena Bovina claimed the second title of her career by winning
the WTA Bell Challenge on Sunday. The seventh seed beat Switzerland's
Marie-Gaianeh Mikaelian 6-3 6-4 to pocket the top prize in Quebec.
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