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 Monday,  July 01, 2002

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

 Monday, 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 the day

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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 allowing
the press and public in to view their bodies still dangling from the gallows.

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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 city's mayor.

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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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Now Weather

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
office predicted.
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 and Mongla.

The sun sets in the capital today at 6:50 pm and rises Tuesday at 5:15 am.

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