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Saturday,  July 13, 2002

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

Saturday,  July 13, 2002



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
"political persecution".

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
party lawmakers.

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 major
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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