Monday, September 09,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Sunday, September 08,
Bangladeshi Authorities yesterday shut
down Bangladesh University of E ngineering and Technology (BUET)
university for an indefinite period after a week of violence by student
protesters. Students were also forced to vacate their dormitories by 5pm
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) yesterday called a half-day hartal in the
Dhaka city from 6 am to 12 noon for tomorrow (Tuesday) protesting
indefinite closure of the BUET. It also called for a countrywide student
strike the same day. Awami League has supported the hartal.
The main opposition Awami League (AL) will press for immediate formation
of parliamentary standing committees on different ministries in the autumn
session of the Jatiya Sangsad beginning from Thursday.. The eighth
parliament has completed three sessions so far without forming the
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday urged all concerned, irrespective of
party affiliations, to work for rapid expansion of education to banish
illiteracy from the country totally. There can be no differences of
opinion on this national task, she said addressing a function marking the
International Literacy Day and conclusion of the Adult Education Week
The ruling BNP, which earlier suspended activities of the central
committee of its student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and had been in
serious dilemma whether to ban student politics, has now decided to form a
fresh committee of the JCD unit to face the growing student unrest on
The scheduled hearing of the writ petitions filed by the ETV Ltd. did not
take place yesterday. The deferred hearing will be on Wednesday next. The
vacation bench of the High Court comprising Justice M A Matin and Justice
S K Sinha deferred the hearing on a submission by Barrister Azmalul
Hossain on behalf of the ETV Ltd.
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Fighting has erupted in Afghanistan as
the country's president heads to New York on the first anniversary of the
assassination of a legendary resistance leader.
Officials in Nepal say Maoist rebels have launched a new attack on a town
in the west of the country less than 24 hours after the government
reported an attack on a police post in which 49 policemen were killed.
Four suspected militants - two of them linked to a church massacre last
year - are killed in a gun battle with police in Pakistan.
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has said the relations with India had
reached a new low, accusing New Delhi of running a global smear campaign
to depict Pakistan as a terrorist state.
Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s main task while in New York next
week will be to tell US President Bush about Pakistan’s failure to fulfil
its promise of ending cross-border terrorism, reports Times Of India.
A mass procession by the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party sets off
in the riot-torn state of Gujarat amid tight security.
A European Union delegation has arrived in the Burmese capital Rangoon for
three days of talks with the government and the opposition.
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Palestinian sources say Israeli tanks
have staged another large-scale raid in Gaza, as the Palestinian
parliament prepares to meet.
Rioting has broken out in Indonesia's Moluccas islands following the
reported killing of three muslim women in the religiously-divided region.
Mobs took to the streets in a predominantly-Muslim quarter of the regional
capital, Ambon, and torched a van carrying Christians - one person was
burnt to death, reports BBC.
Al Qaeda considered striking U.S. nuclear facilities in the September 11
attacks and hasn't ruled out nuclear attacks in the future, an Arab
television reporter who interviewed two plotters of the terror attacks
France is drafting a two-stage plan that could lead to United Nations
authorization of military force against Iraq, French President Jacques
Chirac said in an interview in today's New York Times. Chirac told the
newspaper that under the French plan, a Security Council resolution would
give Iraq a three-week deadline for admitting United Nations weapons
inspectors "without restrictions or preconditions". If Iraqi leader Saddam
Hussein rejects their return or hampers their work, he said, a second
resolution should be passed on whether to use military force. The French
president said his country would work on drafting this second resolution.
Chirac did not commit France to providing combat troops.
Police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse demonstrators Sunday
after violence erupted during a march marking the 29th anniversary of the
military coup led by Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
Japan's space agency plans to test an unmanned landing and take-off system
next month that it hopes will one day be used in a reusable shuttle or
other spacecraft, officials said Thursday.
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The Bangladesh cricket team left for
Sri Lanka yesterday afternoon to take part in the ICC Champions Trophy.
The 17-day mini World Cup begins in Colombo on September 12.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Khaled Mashud leads a 14-member squad on his second
trip to the Emerald Island after the Test series nearly two months ago.
Leaders Abahani face Arambagh Krira Sangha in the opening match of the
'Super Five' phase of the National Bank Premier Football League that
begins at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today.
Top five teams -- Abahani, Mohammedan Sporting Club, Muktijoddha Sangsad
Krira Chakra, Dhanmondi Club and Arambagh Krira Sangha -- of the 10-team
first round, move into the final phase of the rain-hit league that started
on July 15.
Defying the odds, age and fatigue Pete Sampras beat fellow tennis legend
Andre Agassi 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-4 to win the US Open final on Sunday and claim
an unprecedented 14th career grand slam.
England have got off to a flier in their second innings, reaching 114
without loss by stumps on day four - an overall lead of 121 after India
were bowled out for 508.
Yugoslavia win their fifth gold medal at the World Basketball
Championships with an 84-77 win over Argentina.
Australia finally won a match at the 24th Champions Trophy on Sunday after
five successive defeats. A convincing 3-0 victory over South Korea in the
fifth place match means they maintain their ever-present record in the
world's top six and consigned South Korea to relegation.
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