News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Wednesday, July 03, 2002
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia directed all
ministries concerned to immediately take steps for recruitment to vacant
posts of different categories including teachers, physicians, nurses,
law-enforcing personnel, technicians and computer professionals in
The Prime Minister held a meeting with three senior Ministers and her
Adviser on Parliamentary Affairs Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury yesterday
afternoon to evaluate the performance of different matters ahead of the
major cabinet shake up expected tomorrow.
The Metropolitan Sessions Judge's Court, Dhaka yesterday granted bail to
Leader of the Opposition in the Jatiya Sangsad and Awami League (AL)
President Sheikh Hasina in a graft case.
The Dhaka City Awami League has called a half-day hartal in the capital
tomorrow protesting, what it said, the anti-people budget and illegal
arrest of Awami League leaders, including Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir,
Bahauddin Nasim, Mohammad Selim, Mohammad Syed Khokon and BCL leaders
Liaquat Shikdar and Nazrul Islam Babu.
BNP Secretary General and Minister for Local Government, Rural Development
and Cooperatives Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday said that the Awami League
was good when in the opposition, but not when in the government.
Awami League lawmakers will return to Parliament session which resumes on
July 7 after a week's recess, party sources said. The 58 MPs belonging to
the Awami League joined the 3rd session of the 8th Parliament on June 24
ending their long boycott, but left the House again only after three days
on June 26.
The results of SSC examinations, 2002 under the seven education boards
will be announced this afternoon. The results of SSC vocational
examination under the Technical Education Board and Dakhil examination
under the Madrasha Education Board will also be announced simultaneously.
Five years after the Magurchhara blowout, Petrobangla finally claimed US$
685 million from US oil company Unocal for damaging the gas structure of
the well, reports Daily Star.
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday rejected the Ekushey
Television's (ETV) leave to appeal petition, upholding the High Court
Division verdict that the ETV's licence was illegal but stayed the
execution of the verdict for five weeks.
Canada has offered Bangladesh duty and quota free access of its apparels,
textiles and agricultural products from January next year. Commerce
Minister Amir Khosru Mahmood Chowdhury disclosed it at a press briefing at
the ministry's conference room yesterday.
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Pakistan President General Pervez
Musharraf is due to arrive here on a three-day official visit on July 29,
sources said. He will hold official talks with Prime Minister Khaleda Zia
on bilateral, regional and international issues.
In an unprecedented statement, the Afghan government demanded Tuesday that
the United States take "all necessary measures" to avoid civilian
casualties following an air attack in which scores of villagers died.
Fears of fresh religious violence prompt the Indian state of Gujarat to
postpone a mass chariot procession.
Southeast Asian economic ministers will gather in Malaysia this weekend to
push forward plans to create the world's largest free trade zone,
Malaysian Trade Minister Rafidah Aziz said in remarks published Tuesday.
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German, Russian and U.S. investigators
were en route Tuesday to the scene of Monday night's midair plane
collision that killed 71 people, many of them of Russian teen-agers.
With infection rates running higher than expected, the next 20 years of
the AIDS epidemic will be far worse unless there is a marked increase in
prevention and treatment, according to a new report from the United
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Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief
Ali Afghar has been named new president of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC)
for a two-year term, sports officials said Monday.
Sri Lanka scored 240 for seven in their triangular series one-day
international here at Headingley on Tuesday. In a match reduced to 32
overs per side because of rain captain Sanath Jayasuriya top-scored with
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.
An inspection will take place at 1200 GMT after rain delayed the start of
the triangular tournament one-day international between England and Sri
Lanka at Headingley on Tuesday.
India beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in the NatWest one-day triangular
series at the Oval on Sunday. Chasing a modest 202 posted by Sri Lanka,
India cruised home in the 46th over with Kaif undefeated on 38 (44 balls)
and Agarkar playing on 7 (10 balls).
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.
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Moderate rain or thundershowers
accompanied by temporary gusty wind no likely to occur at most places over
the country with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places in the next 24
hours till 6:00 pm Wednesday.
Day temperature may remain unchanged during the period, the Met Office
said. The sun sets in the capital today at 6:50 pm and rises on
Thursday at 5:16 am.
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