Volume 4 Number 294 Thu. March 25, 2004    
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All eyes set on April 30
AL calls countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for April 7-8, BNP lawmakers demand arrest of Jalil
Politics is now keenly focussed on April 30, the deadline set by the Awami League (AL) for the fall of the government, with the main opposition calling a two-day hartal in the run-up and ruling BNP lawmakers
Special prosecutors of jail killing case resign
Accuse government of interference and hostility towards them
All four special public prosecutors of the historic jail killing case resigned yesterday, alleging the government's interference and hostility towards them.
Laxman lords at Lahore
India clinch historic series 3-2
Vangipurappu Laxman hit a quickfire 107 and seamer Irfan Pathan grabbed three early wickets as India beat Pakistan by 40 runs to clinch their five-match one-day series 3-2 yesterday.
Night to recall genocide
March 25 rolls around once again bringing painful memories of a night of murder and mayhem, the beginning of a genocide of millions of Bengalis by the Pakistan military.
New Hamas chief vows revenge
Group wants to assassinate Sharon
The new firebrand leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas in its Gaza Strip power base, Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi, yesterday pledged all-out revenge on Israel for killing his predecessor Sheikh Ahmed
Tk 2,300cr ADP cut envisaged
Energy ministry top spender, telecom ministry the lowest
This fiscal year's Annual Development Programme (ADP) will be slashed by about Tk 2,300 crore because of poor project aid flow.
Govt plans massive promotion to defuse admin commotion
The government plans to promote several hundred lower- and mid-level officials to defuse frustration in the civil administration and an intelligence agency has started scanning their records to that end.
World Tb Day
TB kills 1, catches 5 every 10 minutes
Experts emphasise awareness raising to combat the menace
Tuberculosis kills one every 10 minutes and infects a new one every two minutes in Bangladesh.
Criminalisation of politics decried
Study singles out graft as major hurdle to investment
The business community yesterday pointed a finger at criminalisation of politics while a study found corruption as the major hindrance to business and investment in Bangladesh.
Dhaka-10 By-Polls
Dozen BNP aspirants lobby with leaders
About a dozen ruling BNP leaders are lobbying with top leaders for nomination for the by-polls to Dhaka-10 constituency.
Rivals slaughter 3 outlaws
The Janajuddho, a faction of the banned Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP), slaughtered three cadres from rival outlawed Biplobi Communist Party (BCP) at the Peshinagar village in Jhenidah on Tuesday
BAF chopper makes emergency landing
Due to mechanical faults, a Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing during an excise near Sikder Medical College in Mohammadpur yesterday.
PM asks all to resist water withdrawal by India
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday blamed dry-season withdrawal of river water by India for drought, increased salinity and ecological imbalance in Bangladesh and urged all, irrespective of party affiliations,
Hajj Mismanagement
JS body suggests punishment to govt officials
A parliamentary probe body formed to investigate irregularities in this year's Hajj management held government officials concerned responsible for negligence, corruption and despotism.
Rod prices belie mill owners' claim
The prices of mild steel rod and steel products are still very high on the retail market in Dhaka while mills owners claim they are selling them at competitive rates from their factories.
Cop fires his gun accidentally, hurts three
An accidental gunfire from a patrol team of Pallabi police left three people including a 14-month baby bullet-hit at Pallabi yesterday.
PM has failed to keep election pledges: Hasina
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has failed to live up to her election pledges to curb terrorism and price spiral.
EU fines Microsoft $613m for monopoly
Software giant Microsoft must pay a fine of 497m euros ($613m) for abusing its dominant market position, the EU has ordered.
Dhaka, Delhi agree on draft for trade bill
India and Bangladesh have agreed on a revised draft for the bilateral trade agreement (BTA), which is likely to be signed after the parliamentary polls in India.
6 cases filed against Haji Selim, old Dhaka traders
Six cases were filed with the Lalbagh Police Station against former lawmaker Haji Selim, Awami League activists and some old Dhaka businessmen in connection with the Wednesday's violent clash at Lalbagh.
A rally of Jamaat-e-Islami...

B Chy announces programme series today
The alternative political stream led by ex-president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury today announces a series of its programmes in an apparent bid to gear up the platform's organisational activities.
Khulna OC's death threat to journo
The officer-in-charge (OC) of Khanjahan Ali Police Station in Khulna has allegedly threatened to kill the local journalist of a Jessore-based daily as he published two reports in his newspaper against
Swadhinata Puraskar announced
Seven personalities and three organisations have been named for Swadhinata

Puraskar (Independence award) 2004 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to different fields.

Artho Rin Ain amendment passed
Parliament yesterday passed the Artho Rin Adalot Ain (Amendment) Bill 2004 by voice vote.
Vietnamese president leaves
Vietnamese President Tran Duc Luong left yesterday for Pakistan at the end of his three-day maiden visit to Bangladesh.
Ershad Shikder tries to commit suicide
Condemned prisoner Ershad Shikdar was admitted to Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) in a critical condition as he made an abortive attempt to commit suicide in Khulna district jail at about 2:00pm