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19 MCAs expelled

September 29, 1972


A wide variety of products made of jutton, a fabric produced from 70 percent jute and 30 percent cotton, is shown to Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at the Gono Bhaban today. The prime minister's first reaction to jutton is, "We are successful now."

He immediately asks CM Murshid, chairman of the Cotton Mills Corporation to sit with the officials of Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR) to work out the details for mass production of jutton. If the jutton is found feasible it would to a great extent meet the demands of domestic consumption of cloths, thereby reducing dependence on other countries for textile.


Nineteen members of the Bangladesh Constituent Assembly, expelled from the Awami League Party, have ceased to be members of the Assembly, according to a notification of the Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh, says a handout issued today. The notification says that in accordance with the provisions of Clause (2) of Article 3 of the Bangladesh Constituent Assembly Members (Cessation of Membership) Order 1972, the general secretary of the Bangladesh Awami League party has informed the acting Speaker of the Constituent Assembly that these members, who were elected on the basis of nomination and ticket granted by the party have been expelled from the party. They have therefore ceased to be members of the Constituent Assembly of Bangladesh with immediate effect.


The second meeting of the Indo-Bangladesh Joint River Commission today discusses constitution of a study group to look into the problems of flood control in the northern region of Bangladesh and West Bengal. The proposed study group will consist of experts from Bangladesh and India and will send its findings in the form of recommendation to the Joint River Commission. The meeting also discussed the mechanism of preparing a multi-purpose scheme for the Sylhet-Kachar basin.

SOURCES: September 30, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq. 

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