News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina on
Friday said despite a hostile situation prevailing, they joined
parliament to speak for the people, but she was not sure if it would be
possible to continue in the House withstanding
Awami League will consider rejoining the parliament sitting tomorrow if
scope for discussions on various national issues are created and the
Speaker entertains at least some of the nearly 100 notices submitted by
The government on Friday released AFM Bahauddin Nasim, APS of former Prime
Minister Sheikh Hasina, on parole to see his deceased father's face for
the last time.
A 24-day joint military exercise by Bangladesh and US Armed Forces begins
in Bangladesh today. It has been named "Exercise Balance Buffalo." The
exercise is designed to exchange expertise in campaign capabilities and
strengthen 'inter-operability' between US Special Forces and Bangladesh.
Floods that have already swept through many districts of the country will
turn even more serious by next week, as the water level of almost all
rivers scaled up to the danger mark, experts forecast.
Environmentalists brought out a boat procession on the Buriganga river
yesterday to press their demand for immediate and effective steps to save
the city's lifeline from the clutches of illegal encroachers.
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In a speech to his country on Friday,
Pakistan's military president, Gen. Pervez Musharraf dismissed reports of
large numbers of U.S. combat troops operating in Pakistan.
The chief of Indian-administered Kashmir's ruling party said Friday that
upcoming polls in the insurgency-wracked state would take place in the
first week of October,
The, Festival of the Chariots RathYatra, a major Hindu festival passes
off peacefully in Gujarat despite fears of a resurgence of the religious
violence that erupted earlier in the year.
The ceasefire between the Centre and the Isak-Muivah faction of the
National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN) has been extended by one
more year from August 1, home ministry sources said on Friday.
India reiterated its support on Friday for Sri Lanka's current peace
process aimed at ending decades of separatist armed conflict.
A new United States Defense Department report on China's military
modernization says Beijing now has a "coercive strategy" to intimidate
Taiwan into reaching a settlement with China. Palestinian leader
Yasser Arafat sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell this
week reiterating Palestinian reform efforts while urging
him to pressure Israel to take reciprocal steps, a State Department
official said Friday.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan arrived in Nigeria Friday for a two-day
visit aimed at encouraging democratic reform and international engagement
in a country that has been a pillar of African peace- making.
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The Bangladesh A
cricket team will begin their camp for a tour of Kenya from July 15 at
BKSP. A seven member Bangladesh badminton team will leave for Kuala
Lumpur today to participate in the 6th Asian Junior Badminton
Championship. The team is expected to return home on July 22. Bangladesh
have been placed in Pool-A with India, Malaysia and Japan in the hockey
competition of the 14th Asian Games which will be held in Busan,
South Korea from September 29.
The 2008 Olympics host
city Beijing outlined its plans for improvement Friday, saying it would
present both a modern and historically rich city to the world when it
welcomes visitors to the Summer Games.
England's women ended a miserable run of nine straight defeats in one-day
internationals with a convincing win over India in Jersey. New Zealand's
Rachel Pullar took five wickets as India were bowled out for their lowest
total ever in a 142-run tri-series defeat at St Helier, Jersey.
Former world number one Martina Hingis will miss the US Open because of
continuing injury problems.
Wimbledon could shift to a week later in the calendar in order to give
players more time to practice on grass, according to a report.
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Light to moderate rain or
thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely at many
places over Sylhet, Dhaka and Chittagong divisions and at a few places
over Rajshahi, Khulna and Barisal divisions with
moderate heavy falls at places over Chittagong division in the next 24
hours until 6:00 pm Saturday.
Day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country during the
period, Met Office said. Country's highest temperature 37.8 degree Celsius
was recorded Friday at Chuadanga and the lowest 23.6 degree Celsius at
The sun sets in the capital today at 6.49 pm and rises Sunday at 5:20 am.
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