News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Sunday, September 29,
Two separate bomb blasts have killed
at least three people and injured more than 100 in the town of Satkhira
in southwest Bangladesh Saturday evening.
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday
said campus unrest is being triggered in a planned manner to close
down the educational institutions that provide opportunity of higher
education for poor and talented students.
Classes at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET)
resumed yesterday after a 20-day closure since September 8. Presence of
students on the campus was normal.
All residential halls of Dhaka University (DU) will reopen today and
classes will resume from October 3 after two months of unscheduled
closure since July 28. The DU authorities have completed all
preparations for reopening of the 14 halls at 10:00 am today in presence
of hall provosts and house tutors.
The ruling BNP-led alliance has started massive preparations to
celebrate completion of one year in power on October 10 through
organising various programmes to highlight its successes. Alliance
leaders at a meeting here
yesterday chalked out a three-day countrywide programme for the
Bangladesh Chhatra League, the student front of the main opposition
Awami League, was the first to hold a rally at the Central Shaheed Minar
at about 10-30 am yesterday following withdrawal of the police cordon
Thursday. Former chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh, Prof Golam
Azam, yesterday asked the world community to raise voices against the
United States for its conspiracy to initiate the third world war.
President Iajuddin Ahmed hosted a tea
party for the diplomats of the West Asia and African countries at
Bangabhaban yesterday. Ambassadors of Iran, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar,
Turkey and Saudi Arabia; High Commissioner of Nigeria and Charges
D' Affaires of Iraq and Libya attended the tea party.
BNP Secretary general and LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan
Bhuiyan yesterday said China and Bangladesh followed similar policy in
many international issues.
A police official and four others
have been sentenced to one-year imprisonment and another accused has
been acquitted in the Simi suicide case. Simi Banu, 21, a final year
student of Narayanganj Institute of Fine Arts, committed suicide on
December 23 last year at their Khilgoan residence of the city after
being harassed by some local hoodlums.
Judicial officers and lawyers of
Narayanganj held separate meetings on the District Judges Court premises
yesterday protesting an attack on District and Sessions Judge,
Narayanganj Md Abul Mansur. Lawyers also abstained from attending courts
protesting the attack. by the transport workers at Muktarpur ferry ghat
The transport owners and employees body has called a 72 -hour transport
strike on 174 routes on Chittagong and Sylhet divisions from 6am today
to press home their demands.
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) yesterday asked all banks and
customs offices to stop transactions with 49 readymade garment (RMG) and
accessories factories for their alleged involvement in tax evasion, bond
license forgery, fake export and selling of imported fabrics in the open
market, reports Financial Express. Shortage of potential buyers, legal
disputes and lack of regulations have slowed down the process of
privatisation of state-owned enterprises (SOEs). The Privatisation
Commission is now trying to attract buyers from abroad by offering 40
per cent rebate in the prices of the SOEs quoted by the government,
reports The Independent.
GMG Holidays, a subsidiary of GMG Airlines which is Bangladesh's only
private domestic airline, has introduced an economical and attractive
package to India's city of Joy - Kolkata. Attractively priced at US
dollars 165 per person sharing a twin room, the package offers three
nights and four days stay in Kolkata's 1st 5-star Hotel Hindustan
International with complimentary buffet breakfast.
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At least 16 people are now confirmed
to have been killed in a crush in Lucknow, the capital of the
northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. At least 12 others were injured
in stampede as a huge crowd rushed to catch trains home on Saturday
evening after attending a political rally addressed by India's Deputy
Prime Minister L K Advani and the state's Chief Minister Ms Mayawati.
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say four people have been killed
after militants made an attempt on the life of a Nationalist Congress
Party candidate Khalida Mushtaq who was seriously injured in the
Police charged popular Indian movie star Salman Khan with rash and
negligent driving Saturday after his car allegedly jumped onto a
sidewalk, killing one person and injuring three others who were sleeping
there. He was later released on bail, Times of India reports.
At least 82 Maoist rebels have been killed in clashes with security
forces in Nepal, sources and officials said on Wednesday. Most of the
deaths took place since Tuesday night in the Maoist stronghold area of
Rolpa, 380 km from Kathmandu,.
A new law in Nepal that decriminalises abortion and broadens women's
property rights has come into effect, officials say. The new law
overturns the total ban on abortion and allows pregnancies to be
terminated up to three months after conception, or longer if rape or
incest were involved.
China has called upon the international community to adopt an "evenhanded
approach" towards Pakistan and India for resolving the core issue
of Jammu and Kashmir, reports The Dawn
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Rescue ships swarmed the waters off the
Gambian coast early Saturday trying to find survivors a day after a
Senegalese ferry sank in a storm with nearly 800 people onboard. Central
and southern parts of Thailand are bracing for severe flooding as rivers
surged beyond critical levels after heavy rainfall in most parts of the
Turkish paramilitary police have seized more than 15 kg (33 lbs) of
weapons-grade uranium. Acting on a tip-off, officers in the southern
province of which borders Syria and is about 250 km (155 miles) from the
Iraqi border, also detained two persons. U.S. officials are in touch with
authorities to get information about the seizure.
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Bangladesh national cricket team will
play their second limited-over practice match against a county district
team of South Africa today (Sunday), reports UNB. In their first practice
match in South Africa Friday, the touring Bangladesh side beat local Nikki
Francis Openhimer (NFO) Eleven by 6 wickets.
First round of the Cute Handball League began yesterday at the Gaibandha
Stadium yesterday. Four matches were held on the opening day. In the men's
group, Gobindaganj Physical College defeated Fulchari Pilot High School
16-6 and A N Smrity Sangsad 14-8.
Sri Lanka will meet India in the Champions Trophy final today after
thrashing Australia by seven wickets
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