December 26, 2002
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
December 26, 2002
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia
yesterday met Chinese President Jiang Zemin and other top leaders
discussing ways of intensifying bilateral cooperation as well as regional
and international issues of common concern. She called on the Chinese
president in the morning.
Christmas Day, the biggest religious
festival of the Christian community, was celebrate Wednesday with due
The triennial national council of Awami League begins this morning. All
preparations to hold the council have been finished. The council will
elect its new leadership for the next three years. Leader of the
Opposition in Parliament and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina is
scheduled to inaugurate the party's 17th national council at
the Paltan Maidan in the city. Hasina will also preside over the inaugural
Shipping Minister Lt Col (Retd) Akbar
Hossain said Wednesday a law is being formulated to prevent sailors from
fleeing from ships on foreign lands. A bill in this regard is expected to
be passed in the next session of Parliament, he said while addressing a
function at Marine Academy in Chittagong on the occasion of its 40th
Seven containers loaded with chemical substances fell into the Karnaphuli
river from the ship QC Lark at the Chittagong Port Wednesday morning.
Mathematicians at a seminar Wednesday said the existing mathematics
curriculums at the SSC and HSC levels have failed to fulfil the
expectation in math education miserably.
Three sub-inspectors and two constables of Kotwali thana allegedly took
money Monday from a housewife under the same thana by threatening her with
arrest, it is reported.
Police seized about 15 tons of explosive materials from a house at
Jagannath Saha Road in the city's Lalbagh area in the early hours of
A thick fog has blanketed the country, crippling the public transport
system and stranding hundreds of thousands of commuters and essential
An alleged member of a tribal gang of criminals was killed during a gun
battle with security forces and three other members of the gang were
arrested at Vasainnyadam in Longdu upazila of the district in the early
hours of yesterday, police said.
For the first time, the government is preparing a national plan to combat
arsenic contamination of ground water in the country.
Unidentified assailants gunned down a
police sub-inspector (SI) at village Kanayadaha under Harinakundu upazila
in Jhenidah district Tuesday night.
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Navy personnel on Sunday seized a Sri
Lankan trawler and arrested its four crews for illegal fishing in the Bay
Seven people were injured when men disguised as worshippers threw bombs at
a midnight Christmas service yesterday in eastern India after robbing the
With the first post-Godhra Gujarat elections over, Prime Minister Atal
Bihari Vajpayee Tuesday invoked mythology to advise Chief minister
Narendra Modi to follow Lord Shiva who had swallowed the poison which came
out of the churning of the ocean.
Nepal's Maoist rebels fighting against the constitutional monarchy called
for a nationwide general strike in February as part of a campaign for a
one-party communist republic.
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Russia challenged a US contention
Wednesday that Iraq was a terrorist threat, saying nobody had produced any
such evidence, while Syria denied an Israeli claim that Iraqi weapons of
mass destruction were stationed on its soil.
North Korea could churn out enough
plutonium to build up to 50 to 55 nuclear weapons a year if all three of
its frozen nuclear reactors entered operation in coming years, a US
government official said on Tuesday.
The FBI is asking US colleges and universities to provide personal
information about foreign students and teachers so the government can
determine whether they have ties to known or suspected members of terror
groups, the Washington Post reported yesterday.
Rioting prisoners hacked 17 fellow inmates to death, decapitating and
mutilating several of their bodies, during a bloody prison riot that also
left more than 40 people injured, authorities said.
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Khulna Division scored a mammoth 310
run for 5 in the first innings against Dhaka Division on the third day of
the four-day Ispahani Tea 4th National Cricket League at the
BKSP ground Wednesday.
Bangladesh Biman clinch the title in First Division Chess League organised
by Bangladesh Chess Federation in the city Wednesday.
Indian middle-distance runner Sunita Rani is expected to get back her two
Asian Games medals after being stripped of them for a drugs offence, it is
The Indian cricket board decided Wednesday to back its players in an
ongoing contracts row, taking the International Cricket Council (ICC) head
India scored 108 all out in the one day match against New Zealand at
Auckland. New Zealand got 29 for three till the filing of the report.
Bangladesh defeated Shikim by 7-0 goals in the Jigme Dorji Wangchuk
Football Tournament. Fourth match of the Assess series started today.
Australia scored 214 for one as the latest information received.
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