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Tuesday,  July 02, 2002

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

Tuesday, July 02, 2002



The Appellate Division of the Supreme court this morning rejected an appeal of the Ekushey Television filed against a High Court Judgement that earlier declared the license of the private television illegal.

Due to heavy rain all over the country, water level of most of the rivers registered rise yesterday raising fears that it may cause localised floods in many districts.

The results of the SSC examination held under seven education boards of the country would be announced simultaneously tomorrow.

The regular meeting of the cabinet was held yesterday in the cabinet room at the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia in the chair. The meeting approved increased  facilities for the MPs.

Dhaka-London flights of Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume next week after a suspension of nearly seven months, Biman sources said yesterday,

The regular meeting of the cabinet was held yesterday in the cabinet room at the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia in the chair

Germany will advocate for free access of all products of the poorest countries, including Bangladesh, to the European Union markets in view of these nations' economic difficulties, reports UNB.

The Australian government will provide Australian dollar 3.9 million (approx US dollar 2.20 million) to support a primary education project titled Intensive District Approach to Education for All (Ideal) in Bangladesh.

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Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee carried out a major cabinet reshuffle on Monday whereby appointing Yasbant Singha as the Foreign Minister. Four film stars namely  Shatrugna Sinha, Bala Shaeb, Binod Khannan and Shaheb Sing Barma were inducted in the new cabinet.

A U.S. plane bombed a village in the central Afghan province of Uruzgan on Monday killing at least 30 members of a wedding party and injuring many more, Afghan officials and residents said.

The Pentagon is to investigate an incident in Afghanistan in which a US laser-guided bomb apparently killed dozens at a wedding party.

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A Russian passenger jet with dozens of people aboard and a two-pilot cargo plane collided late Monday over southern Germany in a fireball that scattered flaming wreckage over a wide area, and all aboard both aircraft were believed killed, officials said.

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HEADINGLEY, Leeds: Having lost their opening two encounters, Sri Lanka will be battling for survival in the NatWest triangular one-day series when they face England in a crucial game at Headingley on Tuesday.

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada: New Zealand ground out a slow reply to the West Indies' first innings total of 470 on Monday, reaching 74 for none at tea in their second innings, 23 runs behind.

KARACHI: Pakistan has hired three Australian coaches-Trevor Chappell, Daryl Foster and Dennis Waight to boost its national team and improve the standard of cricket in the country.

MELBOURNE: Australia's cricket tour of Pakistan remains in doubt with the Australian Cricket Board (ACB) saying it is too early to react to reports Australia will play Pakistan at a neutral venue later this year.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Following Saudi Arabia's dismal performance in the 2002 World Cup finals, the Gulf country's soccer federation has sacked its national coach and is searching for a replacement.

LONDON: Venus Williams advanced to the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon tennis champions here on Monday and admitted she was confident of a hat-trick at the All England Club.

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Moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by gusty or squally winds likely at most places over the country with heavy falls at places over Chittagong, Barisal, Khulna and Dhaka and Rajshahi divisions till 6pm today. Day temperature is likely to remain unchanged over the country.
The sun sets in the capital at 6.50pm and rises tomorrow at 5.15am.

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