News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Sunday, September 08,
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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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