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News Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden

Sunday, September 08, 2002


Addressing the Rajshahi divisional representatives' conference in the city yesterday, Prime Minister and BNP Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia warned against  any involvement of party leaders and workers  in corruption and terrorist activities that might tarnish the image of the party and the four-party alliance government.

The London-based  human rights  group Amnesty International  yesterday blasted Bangladesh government for what it mentioned,  politically  motivated arrest of opposition and ignoring court orders.

Different student groups yesterday staged demonstrations paraded the campus demanding reopening of Dhaka University without any delay.

The Power Development Board is going to float tenders for building  three 450-megawatt power stations at Bheramara, Sirajganj  and Meghnaghat  next month.

Three Bangladeshis were stabbed to death and another was injured seriously  at an apartment  at Bethnal Green area in East London Thursday, according to UNB news agency.

Fifteen persons including newsmen were injured in a clash when  the support rullign BNP's student group attacked  a rally organised in front of Barisal Town hall yesterday to protest the closure of ETV. 

Twenty people including the Officer In Charge (OC) of Sylhet Kotwali Police station were injured in a clash between  police and auto-rickshaw  and auto-tempo drivers and helpers at Sylhet divisional headquarters on Saturday.

An inter-ministerial meeting yesterday resolves dispute between the Ministry of Communication and the Ministry of Energy and Minerala resources to start construction of CNG stations on government land.

Investigating Modi-Agarwal Bank loan scam, Bangladesh Bank detected shady deals by both the Marwari businessmen in connivance with the bank officials. Four Banks were held responsible for the irregular practice in sanctioning huge amount of loan out of the way, reports The Daily Star.

After 22 days of closure, Pran agro industry at Natore resumed its production yesterday following a greemet between the workers and the management.

Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday asked the bankers to disburse more  loans to  the micro small and medium entrepreneurs instead of taking the risk of favouring  loan to big borrowers, about 80 per cent of them are already loan defaulters.

Arab Bangladesh Bank Executives Exchange  views with the  clients  at the Kawran Bazar branch  asking the bank officials to provide dedicated and sincere service.

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A nine-member Thai team arrived in the city Saturday to conduct a feasibility study on the construction of a 32-km  integrated  Elevated Express Highway in Dhaka.

Even after five years of opening, Banglabandha land port in Panchagarh,  the nearest transit point between Bangladesh and Nepal is yet to  flurish due to lack of cooperation from Indian side, reports The Financial Express.

Pakistani authorities briefly arrested at least 120 members -- including 18 leaders -- of a fundamentalist political alliance, Muttajida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA),  for gathering at a train station in Lahore to kick off a cross-country political rally.  They were released several hours after taken into custody Saturday.However, Lahore police said they had filed a court case against the group and the politicians could be re-arrested.

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Prosecutors and police in Europe fear attacks by Al Qaida, the group blamed for the strike  on the US las  September 11, in the run up to  the anniversary  of the  hijacking, BBC reports.

With the anniversary approaching of the September 11 attacks on America, the US military has resumed round the clock patrol by  fighter jets over  Washington and New York.

The reigning Miss France has said she will boycott the Miss World pageant in Nigeria in protest at a death by stoning sentence given to a woman there for having sex outside of marriage.

Sylvie Tellier told France-Inter radio that she felt a moral responsibility to pull out of the November 30 event in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

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Rajsahi Daba Unyan Sangstha  yesterday stretched their lead to 22.5 points in the second  Divisional  Chess League  at the end of the eighth round.

The national Bank fisrt divisional Football  Super League begins today at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla national Stadium.

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