Vol. 4 Num 293 Wed. March 24, 2004    
 
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Old Dhaka becomes violent over Jubo Dal, League clash
Traders observe strike to protest crime, police frame-up
Ten people were injured, including former Awami League lawmaker Haji Selim, in a violent exchange between activists of Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal and Awami Jubo League over occupation of a place for rallyat
 
WorldTel's phone project yet to take off
BTTB did not sign interconnection deal
The WorldTel is yet to start implementation of a $300 million fixed phone project in the capital nearly three years after a contract on it as the authorities have refrained from giving the company interconnection
 
Khaleda will be holding her May 1 rally as ex-PM
48-hour hartal likely April 7-8, more to follow, Jalil says
Awami League (AL) General Secretary Abdul Jalil yesterday reaffirmed his party's vow to unseat the government by April 30 through a mass movement including indefinite hartals.
 
Raped, denied justice, she takes her life
An 18-year-old girl committed suicide in Noakhali on Monday night out of desperation triggered by her rape and village arbitration that sentenced the rapist to only 20 lashes but did not allow her tospeak
 
New savings scheme for pensioners on cards
The government will introduce a special savings certificate for government and private pensioners.
 
Israel targets entire Hamas leadership
Army chief hints Arafat next on hit list
Israel will try to kill the entire leadership of Hamas without waiting for another attack by the militant group, security sources said yesterday, citing a decision made by Israeli security chiefs following
 
Lahore ready for battle royale
The stakes could not be higher ahead of the one-day series decider between Pakistan and India in Lahore.
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Water-starved locals block Dhaka-Ctg Rd at Kajla
Angry residents of Demra suffering from a weeklong water deprivation barricaded the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Kajla yesterday morning.
 
Militants ambush Pak convoy, kill 12
Attackers ambushed a Pakistani army convoy heading toward a counter-terrorism sweep against al-Qaeda militants near the Afghan border, killing at least 12 soldiers and wounding 15, officials said yesterday.
 
Bail Fix Allegation
Govt reluctant to act against judge
against a High Court judge for misconduct, as the law ministry did not send the Prime Minister's Office a presidential note on the Supreme Judicial Council's January 26 verdict report.
 
$150m Canadian Grant
Infrastructure plan gathers dust at Planning Commission
A communications ministry proposal for using a $150-million-grant from a charitable Canadian foundation for infrastructure development in Bangladesh is gathering dust at the Planning Commission for over
 
Foreign currency worth Tk1.8cr seized at ZIA
Members of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate at Zia International Airport (ZIA) seized foreign currency reportedly worth at Tk 1.8 crore Monday.
 
Graft, bad politics damage Bangladesh's image
British high commissioner tells TV channel
British High Commissioner David Carter yesterday said confrontational politics and corruption have damaged the country's image abroad.

"The confrontation between the major political parties ...

 
China slates Taiwanese referendum
The People's Republic of China has termed the recent referendum held by the Taiwanese authority illegal and invalid.
 
Govt fears attack on high-profile people, takes security steps
The government has taken strong security measures for important personalities following intelligence reports that attacks like that on Prof Humayun Azad are apprehended.
 
Infrastructure Development
WB plans soft loan scheme for banks
The World Bank (WB) is pushing ahead with a scheme to encourage and facilitate the commercial banks in offering soft loans to private-sector entrepreneurs for undertaking infrastructure development projects.
 
16 women burnt by acid last week
Two others die
At least 16 females including a nine-month-old child were severely burnt by acid and two other women died from acid burns across the country last week, Acid Survivors Foundation (Asf) said yesterday.
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Cash, goods looted from electronics shop in Motijheel
Burglars looted cash and other valuables reportedly worth Tk 27.6 lakh from an electronics shop at Motijheel after it was closed Monday night.
 
Dhaka-Joydevpur direct train link disrupted for 12 hours
Direct train communication between Dhaka and Joydevpur was disrupted for more than 12 hours after a pillar of a railway bridge on the track collapsed Monday night.
 
Attempted Rape Case
Police want Babul in remand
Police yesterday prayed to a Dhaka court for seven-day remand to interrogate Jamuna Group Chairman Nurul Islam Babul, shown as an arrestee in an attempted rape case.
 
Bomb injures 7-year-old girl in Sutrapur
A seven-year-old girl was wounded by a bomb blast at Loharpul in Sytrapur yesterday.
 
Carjackers shot doctor in Uttara
Carjackers shot a doctor and made off with his car from his home at Uttara early yesterday.
 
China halts HR talks with US
Rights group welcomes anti-China resolution
China suspended its human rights dialogue with the United States yesterday following Washington's decision to seek a resolution condemning its human rights record at a key UN meeting in Geneva.
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A huge chunk of land on the bank of Buriganga...


 
European mission visits village in Rangamati
The high-level delegation comprising diplomats from the European Union (EU) and European donor countries yesterday visited hilly village Kharikhyong at sadar upazila of Rangamati.
 
US officials face 9/11 inquiry
The day before the September 11 attacks, US officials agreed on a plan to combat al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden including ousting the Taliban government that harboured him in Afghanistan, a national
 
Hasina calls on Vietnamese president
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday called on visiting Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong and voiced her support for the recently signed agreements between Dhaka and Hanoi.
 
Youth killed in Demra
Assailants stabbed a young man to death after gouging out one of his eyes at Demra in Dhaka last night, witnesses and hospital sources said.
 
Villagers block Dhaka-Ctg Rd protesting robbery
Villagers put up a barricade on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway at Chiura in Chowddagram upazila yesterday demanding the arrest of robbers who looted

five houses at Charpara and Dimatali villages in the

 
Jubo Dal besieges police station
Locals and activists of the Jubo Dal yesterday reportedly laid a siege to Khilgaon Police Station to protest arrest of Jubo Dal president of ward No. 23.
 

 
   
 
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