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Tuesday, December 17, 2002

 

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Tuesday, December 17, 2002

National

 

The 31st Victory Day was observed yesterday with due solemnity and enthusiasm. Different political parties and social organisations held special programmes on the occasion.

 

Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia in her speech at a display of parade function at the National Stadium said, destructive activities and media terrorism are beingly carried out deliberately to undermine the nation. The country is to boldly face the Challenge.


Awami League Chief Sheikh Hasina yesterday said, the call of the victory day this year is to unsent the four party alliance government.


 At least 162 persons have been arrested including 26 listed terrorists during the last 24 hours in joint forces operations. Meanwhile, allegations are there that more four persons died in the custody of joint party.


 Ruling BNP will bring out a victory Day rally this afternoon from paltan maidan is the capital.  Reuters stringer Enamul Hoque Choudhary arrested earlier to be produced to the court today.


 The provision of submitting certificate of respective ward commissioner or union parisad chairman during opening of new bank account has been dropped.


Myanmar prime minister Than Showe reaches Dhaka Today for a two-day official tour. Distribution of forms for admission to medical colleges begins today. The forms will be received till January 4.

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Regional

 Talks aiming at withdrawal of army camps from Jafna area began yesterday between Sri Lanka government and Tamil Rebels. Three extremists have been taken in remand yesterday in Pakistan for their alleged involvement in planning to kill diplomats. Indian Court held four persons responsible for attacking on the Parliament Building in New Delhi last year.

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International

 

 Former US Vice-president Al Gore has announced that he would not contest the 2004 presidential election. International Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Mohammad Al-Babadi said, there is no evidence of existing nuclear weapons in Iraq. Armymen have been deployed to control situation arising out of strikes in Venezuela. Israeli Soldiers shot dead three Palestinians yesterday at Gaza in the West Bank.

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 Sports

 

 West Indies scored 99 for 4 at Chittagong Stadium this morning till the filing of this report. Earlier Bangladesh ended its first innings at 194 all out. Victory Day National Tennis Tournament began yesterday. A total of 50 competitors are taking part in the Tournament.  The second round of National Cricket League begins today.

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