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

Saturday, September 06, 2003

 


National

Awami League president Sheikh Hasina yesterday hit-out at what she called the politics of vengeance being pursued by the BNP-Jamaat alliance government.

Mainstream opposition parties are making hectic efforts to unite on common agenda that may pave the way for an alliance in the next parliamentary polls. One of the common agenda is a movement against the alarming rise in militant activities, law and order downslide and freewheeling retrenchment of public sector workers and employees, reports The daily Star.

Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday said curbing crimes became difficult because of the double standards of political leaders who harbour gangsters and speak of rooting them out.

Tribal people protested the government’s Madhupur National Park Project saying that it would jeopardise the livelihood of some 25,000 tribesmen in Madhupur area.

Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday lambasted the Bangladesh-USA pact under which American solders charged with criminal offences would not be tried in Bangladesh or sent to the International Criminal Court to face prosecution.

A special 25th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination will he held soon to fill up about five thousands vacant posts in different professions including teachers, doctors and engineers.

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Neighbour

Authorities in Godhra in the western Indian state of Gujarat have imposed a curfew in some areas following a clash between Hindus and Muslims late on Friday.  The incident began when a procession by Hindus to celebrate a religious festival - the Ganesh Mahotsava - was passing by a mosque.

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has cancelled a trip to India's most famous tourist site, the Taj Mahal, Indian officials say.  But they would not confirm reports that the reason was a disagreement over security arrangements for Mr Sharon who had been planning to arrive in India on Sunday and then visit the Taj Mahal, in the city of Agra, on Monday.

Afghan government forces moved deeper into the rugged southern province of Zabul in their search for suspected Taliban militants believed to have escaped a nine-day battle that killed dozens of insurgents, an Afghan commander said Friday.

Thousands of people defied a protest ban and marched through the Nepali capital for a second day on Friday, increasing pressure on King Gyanendra to fire a royalist prime minister and appoint a new government. The Himalayan kingdom this week banned demonstrations in Kathmandu for three weeks, saying the move was aimed at maintaining law and order.

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International

US President Bush will address the nation Sunday night about Iraq amid growing U.S. casualties and criticism about his handling of the war against terrorism.

Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld told Iraqis in an interview taped on Friday that attacks on 'coalition' forces would not drive them out and that Saddam Hussein would never return to power.

U.N. and Afghan officials have called for U.S.-led coalition forces to help combat the booming drug trade that profits both warlords with links to the government and terror groups fighting against it.

Israeli commandos killed a West Bank commander of the militant group Hamas in a raid on Friday. An Israeli soldier was also killed and four soldiers were wounded in the operation in the city of Nablus, which ended when soldiers blew up an apartment building where Mohammad al-Hanbali had been holed up, making 28 families homeless.

A trade group comprising 21 Pacific rim nations took China's side Friday in a dispute with the United States over currency exchange rates.

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Sports

The whole country will wait with baited breath in eager anticipation of Bangladesh's first ever Test victory after the Tigers' reduced Pakistan to 148 for six at close on day three of the third and final Test against Pakistan at Multan yesterday.

Krira Chakra at long last can say they have emulated Bangladesh's other football powers by lifting the Nitol-Tata Third National Football League title for the first time in their history.

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