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Monday,  August  05, 2002


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  • Dengue taking an alarming turn.

  • Bangladesh to procure fighter planes and equipment for Air Force.
    ETV appeal hearing deferred till August 24.

  • Pakistani human rights group pressing the government for full apology to Bangladesh.

  • Bangladesh lost to Sri Lanka in the ODI.

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

Monday,  August  05, 2002



In spite of the dengue infection taking an alarming  turn , the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is helpless to check the situation as its stock of larvicide's is now empty. Entomologists at the DCC have said a large number of Aedis mosquitoes have laid millions of eggs during the fresh rain and the eggs would soon hatch to aggravate the situation.

Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia yesterday told a gathering of Air Force officials that the government was trying to procure some latest fighter planes and equipment to strengthen the Air Force.

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday fixed August 24 for hearing the review petition challenging its order regarding ETV case. The full court of the Appellate Division fixed the date to hear the review petition and extended its stay order till that date.

Noted scientist Wazed Miah, husband of opposition leader Sheikh Hasina, was admitted to a local hospital as he fell sick yesterday evening. Wazed Miah was rushed to Shikder Medical Hospital at 7:30pm as he complained of heart problems.

The Government has formed two high- powered inquiry committees to investigate into the reported irregularities in procurement of foodgrain in some areas of the country.

The government hopes that the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will give it more time in deciding the issue of gas export, otherwise a consortium could be an alternative measure for funding the multimillion-dollar western-region pipeline project.

Bangladesh will soon make a commitment to the international oil companies that it will allow them to export gas from new  discovery, reports The Independent.

The overall flood situation in and around the capital city remained unchanged yesterday and is feared to turn a little worse over the next few days due to unhindered flows of waters from the upstream and slow discharge in the downstream.

The flood completely damaged  standing crops in 200,000 hactres of land while  in financial costing the total damage was estimated to be at  taka 200 crore, according to front page report published in the vernacular daily
Prothom Aalo.

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Pakistan's human rights groups have stepped up a campaign to demand a full apology by its government for excesses during the 1971 war which led to the creation of Bangladesh, activists said yesterday.

US President George W. Bush would meet separately with the leaders of India and Pakistan at the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly's special session, The Dawn reports from New York.

Former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto has said that she would return home to fight the general elections and voiced readinesss to share power with her avowed foe, President Pervez Musharraf.

Several parts of the North Indian region were lashed by heavy rains on Sunday, ending days of prolonged dry spell in the region. Torrential rains hit Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttaranchal and Rajasthan providing
much-needed relief to the people from humid conditions.

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A Palestinian suicide bomber blew up a bus in northern Israel during the morning rush hour Sunday, killing himself and nine passengers on a day punctuated by violence from the rolling hills of the Galilee to Jerusalem's Old City to the Mediterranean beach front.

Malaysian  police arrested 17 opposition party activists - including a prominent member of Parliament - at a crowded marketplace Sunday as they handed out leaflets criticising Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, officials

Algerian soldiers have shot and killed 40 armed Islamic extremists during operations in mountains in Relizane region west of the capital Algiers, newspapers reported on Sunday.

Bolivia's Congress ended a presidential tie on Sunday, picking U.S.-educated millionaire Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada to lead the South American nation as it confronts economic malaise and growing social unrest.

Bolivia's Congress ended a presidential tie on Sunday, picking U.S.-educated millionaire Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada to lead the South American nation as it confronts economic malaise and growing social unrest.

In a stern reaction to provocative statements by Taiwan's leader, China's foreign ministry says Beijing will not tolerate any moves toward independence by the island.

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Bangladesh hit their highest total against Sri Lanka in the first of three one-day internationals, but their best was not enough to win as the hosts took the match by five wickets on Sunday.

Jamie Dwyer scored a spectacular hat-trick as favourites Australia retained the Commonwealth Games men's hockey title with a 5-2 rout of New Zealand here Sunday.

Pakistan's cricket chief threatened on Friday to lead an Asian boycott of Australia if the Australian side refuses to go ahead with an October tour of Pakistan.

India were awarded the gold medal in the Commonwealth Games women's hockey after a 3-2 win over hosts England in the final ended in controversy on Saturday.

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