Monday, September 30,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
September 30, 2002
Charge sheet in the Chhabi Rani
Mondal assault case was submitted to Bagerhat court yesterday accusing
15 leaders and activists of Rampal upazila BNP and Jubo Dal. Of the
accused, three have so far been arrested, while others are at large.
Home Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury said here today that yesterday’s
bomb attacks at a movie house and a circus venue in Satkhira town were
pre-planned acts of sabotage. He termed the incidents as heinous,
inhuman and shocking.
Police continue to investigate two bomb blasts which injured more than
100 people in the south-western town of Satkhira Saturday evening.
The police and the paramilitary forces have been put on red alert across
the country to net the criminals responsible for Saturday's bomb
explosions at Satkhira that left some 125 wounded. Meanwhile, police
arrested six people overnight for interrogation in connection the bomb
blasts in Satkhira.
Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina has said the BNP-Jamaat government will
have to take the responsibility for Saturday's terrible bomb blasts in
Satkhira. "BNP is expert in manufacturing bombs... They had staged
seven bombing incidents during the Awami League rule. BNP-Jamaat will
have to take the responsibility for Satkhira blasts that killed 10
people," she said.
Charge sheet in the Chhabi Rani Mondal assault case was submitted to
Bagerhat court yesterday accusing 15 leaders and activists of Rampal
upazila BNP and Jubo Dal. Of the accused, three have so far been
arrested, while others are at large.
The halls of Dhaka University reopened yesterday at 10 am after an
unscheduled closure of 68 days. The classes will resume on October 3.
Bangladesh has closed down its embassies in Poland and Brazil because of
the Government's austerity measure, Foreign Office sources said on
Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB) on Sunday
categorically said it was against involvement of NGOs in party politics,
saying that they should jettison such kind of politics.
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Five Tamil Nadu-based terrorists, who
were planning to kill Indian Deputy PM L K Advani, were shot dead in
Bangalore on Sunday. Among those killed was Coimbatore blast suspect
Imam Ali, Times of India reports.
Eight people are killed in Indian-administered Kashmir as election
officials prepare for the third round of polling.
The United States Chamber of Commerce will launch US-Pakistan Business
Council on Monday to promote trade between the two countries and to
foster a greater awareness of business opportunities in Pakistan.
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Israel pulled tanks and troops out of
Yasser Arafat's compound in the West Bank on Sunday after Israel's top
security officials agreed to ease the military's grip on the Palestinian
leader's Ramallah headquarters.
A top British envoy is in Beijing to
try to garner support for a proposed U.N. resolution that would compel
Iraq to disarm or face military action. U.N. chief weapons inspector
Hans Blix is due meet Iraqi arms experts in Austria on Monday and
Tea could soon join fruit and vegetables on the list of must-have health
foods. Recent studies have suggested the traditional cuppa protects
against a range of conditions including cancer, heart disease and
Parkinson's. But scientists in the United States now believe that the
health benefits are so great that everyone should be urged to drink tea.
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This event is the largest in its
history, with 44 countries and more than 10,000 athletes and officials
taking part. Asia's biggest sports event, the Asian Games, has opened in
the South Korean port city of Busan with fanfare and fireworks
India and Sri Lanka attempt to complete the ICC Champions Trophy on
Monday after rain ruined Sunday's final. India were 14 without
loss in reply to Sri Lanka's 244 in the ICC Trophy final when showers
halted play to the disappointment of a holiday crowd.
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