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

Monday, September 15, 2003


The High Court yesterday declared the election of the Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Maulana Delwar Hossain Sayedee, to Parliament from the Pirojpur-1 constituency illegal and void on grounds of submission of false statement about his poll expenses.

Awami League will continue their boycott of the Jatiya Sangsad until and unless the Prime Minister and the Speaker seek apology for their Saturday’s remarks in addition to fulfilment of its three-point demand.

The ruling BNP lawmaker and Minister MK Anwar told the Jatiya Sangsad that the government was scrutinising different articles of the Chittagong Hill Tracts peace accord and would revise any article which was anti-constitution in the peace accord.

Chairperson of CHT Regional Council Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma alias Santu Larma yesterday demanded formation of a judicial probe commission, immediate publication of the probe report, rehabilitation of settlers outside hill districts and exemplary punishment to the culprits.

Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman said on Saturday that he would ask the Bangladesh Bank to devise rules and regulations so that a bank would be compelled to provide working capital loan to a project that received a loan for capital machinery from that bank.

World Bank has suggested Bangladesh to reintroduce the upazila system in the country with a view to strengthening the local government administration.

South Korean Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Kim Jae-sup will visit Bangladesh from September 17 to 19 on a goodwill mission to celebrate the 3oth anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries this year.

Jute-Cotton-Garments Mills and Factories Sramik-Karmachari Sangram Parishad has called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk strike tomorrow to press home its five-point demands.

The government will equip the police force with Chinese rifles instead of.303 rifles and install close circuit cameras at crowded places in the city to combat crimes.

The government yesterday fired four high officials of the Power Grid Company for their
negligence at the Mirpur grid sub-station on Friday morning.

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All members of the Nepal cabinet, except a minister, have moved to the Minister’s quarters at Harihar Bhawan, Pulchowk, in view of security threats, a published report said Monday.

Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuk begins a four-day visit to India on Sunday in affirmation on a relationship that is unique despite the huge asymmetry in size and strength.  Both the countries are going to sign a hydro-power project.

Nepali and visiting Indian officials are holding negotiations on the development of the Upper Karnali and Budhi Gandaki hydroelectric project Monday (today), a published report said.

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World trade talks collapsed Sunday amid sharp differences between rich and poor nations, a blow to the World Trade Organization that many poor countries called a victory against the West.

US Secretary of State Colin Powell, becoming the highest ranking U.S. official to visit Iraq since the ouster of Saddam Hussein, said Sunday he is convinced "the winds of freedom are blowing" across the country but acknowledged the possibility that terrorists are trying to sabotage the process toward self-rule.

The second-ranking official in the Israeli government Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday that killing Arafat is a possibility — along with expelling him or keeping him in a siege that would "isolate him from the world."  as thousands of Palestinians took to the streets across the West Bank and Gaza Strip promising to protect their leader.

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The Under-19 national cricket camp will begin today at BKSP, Savar, for the preparation for next year's ICC Youth World Cup Cricket in Bangladesh.

The 8th National Summer Athletics Championship begins today at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium. Some 400 athletes from different districts, divisions, education boards, universities and services' teams will participate in the meet.

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