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Sunday,  August  04, 2002

 

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  • Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia asked BNP to rectivate its student  front.
  • High Court asked BDR not to arrest and torture citizens.
  • Monsoon floods have left 560 people dead in Bangladesh, India and Nepal. Pakistan Muslim League gets new president.
  • Bangladesh today plays ODI against Sri Lanka

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

Sunday,  August  04, 2002

 

National

Awami League leaders are waiting for the return of the party chief Sheikh Hasina from the US to map out the party's next agitation plan to organize the public opinion on pressing national issues, reports UNB news agency.
 

An emergency meeting of the Syndicate of Dhaka University (DU)  yesterday failed to arrive at a specific date to reopen the university  that was closed in the wake of violent protests following police  atrocities on female students of Shamsunnahar Hall.

 

Facing a  spell of campus turmoil, Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has changed her earlier stand for banning student politics and  asked the  ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to reorganise and revitalise its student wing, the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD)

 

The High Court on Saturday directed the para military BDR not to harass or  arrest anybody till the disposal of a writ filed by human rights  organisations accusing the BDR of resorting to forture, arrest and harass  people illegally.
 

Khoshroz Kitab Mahal, a pioneering publishing organisation of the  country, will export copies of the holy Quran and other religious books worth about 3 crore rupees to neighbouring India. An agreement was signed between Khoshroz Kitab Mahal and the Indian importing organisation, KB International, in this regard at Bangladesh Deputy High Commission office in Kolkata recently.
 

The flood situation worsened further in and around  Dhaka as onrush of  monsoon waters continues from  the upstream.

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Neighbours

 

The monsoon floods have left 560 people dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh in the past month. The highest death toll has been in Nepal, where torrential rains and mudslides have killed 269 people, according to CNN.
 

An officer and soldier of India's Border Security Force (BSF), and four Islamic militants were among six people killed in two separate shootouts overnight in the restive Himalayan region of Kashmir.

 

Indian Foreign Minister Yashwant Sinha will begin a three-day  official visit to Bhutan this weekend, reflecting New Delhi's special  focus on forging closer ties with neighbouring countries.
 

Nepalese army soldiers Saturday raided a Maoist rebel base in the  country's east, killing at least 15 guerrillas -- including eight female fighters. One army soldier was wounded in the ensuing gunbattle and two  civilians were injured in the cross fire.


Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) Saturday elected unopposed Mian  Shahbaz Sharif as its new President replacing Mian Nawaz Sharif who decided to step down saying his re-election would create difficulties and  might result in disqualification of the party from upcoming elections due  to new electoral laws and constitutional amendments.
 

The other faction of Pakistan Muslim League (QA) elected Mian Muhammad Azhar as president. He close rival Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq scored  only 17 votes.

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International

A former adviser to Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on Saturday  launched a political party he said would promote democracy, implement  reforms in the Palestinian government and fight corruption.

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 Sports

Bangladesh Cricket Team will play the 51st ODI today against host Sri-Lanka at Premdasha Stadium of Capital Colombo. The matches starts at 9.30 AM and will be telecast live by Bangladesh Television.

Middle order batsman Sanwar Hossain has been made captain of Bangladesh "A" team while Hannan Sarker his deputy for the upcoming Kenya tour. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday announced a 15-member second-string team for the tour beginning August 15.

League leaders Mohammedan Sporting Club MSC took the solo lead outplaying Dhanmondi Club by two goals to nil in the National Bank Premier Division Soccer League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Saturday.

Having by far its best Commonwealth Games ever, India captured two more golds in shooting and boxing on Saturday, edging past powerhouse  Canada in terms of titles won. India has scooped 24 gold medals in a total
>haul of 59 and is lying fourth in the medals' table behind Australia,  England and Canada.

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