Monday, September 08, 03
Compiled by SDNP
Brief, Summary of more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies,
Source : News Garden
September 08, 2003
League president Sheikh Hasina has said after forming the government with
the defeated forces of 1971 like the Jamaat-e-Islami as its partner, the
BNP government has been engaged in erasing the country’s glorious history
of the Liberation War and the contributions of the Father of the Nation,
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
Khulna district and city units of the Awami League (AL) are jointly
enforcing a daylong hartal in the southern divisional headquarters today
to protest the murder of a party leader on Saturday night.
BNP Secretary General and LGRD Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan who is also
chairman of the cabinet committee on Law and Order, has said BNP does not
believe in the politics of killing although incidents of killing are
taking place in the country. Not only Awami League leaders and workers,
but the BNP men are also being killed in different parts of the country,
he said in a BBC interview.
A parliamentary standing committee asked the land ministry yesterday to
take tough measures, including deploying army if need be, to recover
government land from grabbers.
The outgoing board of directors of FBCCI expressed serious concern over
deteriorating law and order situation of the country. At their last
meeting yesterday, the FBCCI board for 2000-02 said extortion and
terrorist activities across the country, especially abduction of
businessmen one after another in Chittagong, worried the business
Dhaka University dormitories have of late become safe haven for notorious
criminals of the capital and extremists of the Khulna region. The general
students of the dormitories of the university are passing their days in
anxiety fearing violent incidents on the campus involving the gangsters,
reports The Independent.
Kotwali Police on Saturday night registered two cases against 100 pro-Awami
League lawyers for their alleged involvement in attacking a procession of
the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal and creating obstruction to holding the
foundation stone laying ceremony of a new building of the Dhaka Judge’s
Court by the Prime Minister.
A police constable shot dead a colleague before turning the gun on himself
in the police lines here in the early hours today. Sarod Bindu Chakma
(28), who was on duty at the armoury, killed Nirupom Chakma (30) in his
sleep at about 1-30am. After killing the fellow policeman upstairs Sarod
came down quickly and shot himself with his rifle.
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In the first
ever visit by a top Israeli leader, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon arrives
New Delhi on Monday to open a new chapter in relations between New Delhi
and Tel Aviv.
In the biggest operations after the breakdown of a cease-fire last month,
Nepal’s security personnel killed more than 50 Maoists in a two-day drive
in Rolpa, Achham and Parbat districts Saturday and Sunday, a security
source told Nepalnews Sunday evening.
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Israeli helicopters launched a missile attack at the home of Hamas
militant Abdel Salam Abu Musa in the Gaza Strip wounding at least 11
people. The army said the target was a Hamas weapons warehouse inside the
building, in the Khan Younis refugee camp. Sunday's attack came hours
after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said all Hamas militants were
"marked for death."
Restrictions imposed by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have had a
disastrous impact on the lives of Palestinians and crippled their economy,
a report by Amnesty International said. "Unemployment and poverty has
spiralled, malnutrition has emerged, anaemia and other health problems
have increased and education has been negatively affected," the report by
the London-based rights group Said.
The Arab League accused Israel of trying to plunge the region into a new
cycle of violence by trying to kill Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmad
president vows to do whatever necessary to bring security to Iraq, which
he says is the "central front" of the war on terror.
US military plane taking off from Baghdad airport came under attack from
two surface-to-air missiles, it has emerged. The incident, in the early
hours of Saturday, came just hours before American Defence Secretary
Donald Rumsfeld left the airport at the end of a three-day visit to Iraq.
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captain Rashid Latif was banned for five one-day internationals on Sunday
for claiming a dropped catch during this week's narrow Test victory over
Bangladesh in Multan. Pakistan won the third and final Test, which ended
Saturday, by just one wicket, depriving Bangladesh of their first Test
victory in 24 attempts.
Experienced batsman Inzamamul Haq has replaced banned Rashid Latif as
Pakistan captain for the five-match one-day series against Bangladesh
starting next week, Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Sunday.
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