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Sunday, August 04, 2002
Sunday, August 04, 2002
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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