News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
July 01, 2002
Dhaka City Awami League has called for
observing a half-day hartal in the capital from 6 am to 12 noon on
Thursday protesting the arrest of one of its young leaders Syed Khokon and
demanding immediate release of the arrested leaders, including Dr
Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, Bahauddin Nasim and Hazi Selim.
Chittagong City Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury along with two others sued
in a corruption case have been summoned to appear in the court on July 28.
Heavy cloud concentration over some parts of the south-western and
north-western regions of the country may cause localised rain-fed floods
in these two regions, reports UNB.
Total classified loans in the country's banking sector rose to Tk 24,343
crore or 31.95 per cent in March this year from Tk 23,592 crore or 31.49
per cent in December last year, according to Bangladesh Bank.
The price index on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) closed higher Sunday as
the gainers dominated the losers. The trade turnover, in terms of both
volume and value, increased on the day.
The price index on the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) increased Sunday
although the losing issues outnumbered the gaining ones. The trade
turnover, in terms of volume, fell but in terms of value, it went up on
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A hardline Hindu nationalist leader was
appointed India's deputy prime minister Saturday as Prime Minister Atal
Bihari Vajpayee prepares to reshuffle his Cabinet, aiming to shore up
sagging support within his ruling coalition.
Government authorities said Sunday they have surrounded a prison in
southern Sri Lanka where inmates earlier in the day went on a rampage and
took 11 staff members and guards hostage.
India test-fired a Russian rocket that is part of an advanced weapons
system that the Indian military may acquire, a news report said Sunday.
Officers of the Bangladesh Rifles have been offered training facilities at
Border Security Force training institutes, additional DIG BSF South Bengal
range Ramesh Singh said in Kolkata on Sunday, reports Times of India.
Hilsa, the quintessential Bengali delicacy, may soon elude the palate of
fish loving Bengalies unless the government stops indiscriminate fishing
of the fingerlings, warn Kolkata scientists.
Kuwait hanged Sunday three Bangladeshis convicted of murder before
the press and public in to view their bodies still dangling from the
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A high-ranking Chinese diplomat has
been shot dead in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan Saturday night.
South Korea says the North suffered more than 30 casualties in the sea
battle on Saturday, as Pyongyang rejects talks.
An Israeli tank shelled a house in the West Bank city of Nablus on Sunday,
killing a suspected Hamas bombmaker whose work is blamed for the deaths of
at least 100 Israelis in suicide bombings.
The militant Islamic group Hamas has vowed to avenge Israel's killing of
one of its top bomb-makers, threatening a new spasm of violence in a
21-month-old Palestinian uprising against Israeli occupation.
A part-time firefighter looking for work was charged Sunday with using
matches to set dry grass aflame, starting a blaze that turned into the
worst wildfire in Arizona history.
Hundreds of thousands of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals took
to the streets Saturday in annual gay pride marches in several European
cities, including a colourful half-million crowd in Paris led by the
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The Brazilians shut up the critics in a
most convincing way Sunday night, winning an unprecedented fifth
soccer championship with a 2-0 victory against Germany.
Ronaldo was the hero as Brazil confirmed their position as the kings of
football with a 2-0 World Cup win over Germany.
Germany's Oliver Kahn will receive the 2002 Yashin Award for the best
goalkeeper of the World Cup, FIFA announced Sunday.
India beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the NatWest one-day triangular
series at the Oval on Sunday. This is India's second win in as many days
after they beat England by 6-wkts on Saturday.
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Moderate rain or thundershowers
accompanied with temporary gusty wind is likely at most places in the
country with heavy to very heavy falls at places in Khulna, Barisal,
Chittagong and Rajshahi divisions until 6:00 pm today (Monday). Day
temperature may fall slightly in the country, Met
Country's highest temperature at 32.3 degree Celsius was recorded Sunday
at Rajshahi and the lowest at 24.5 degree Celsius at Chittagong, Sitakunda
The sun sets in the capital today at 6:50 pm and rises Tuesday at 5:15 am.
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