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Tuesday, July 30, 2002
Tuesday, July 30, 2002
A general strike is taking place all over the country today inprotest at the recent police action against girl students at the Shamsunnahar Hall of Dhaka University and further police excesses committed in the days thereafter. Although a half-day general strike called by left-leaning students' alliance, Ganatantrik Chhatra Oikya, in Dhaka yesterday was not much of a success today's strike call is being heeded by the public.
About 100 students, three teachers and four journalists were wounded yesterday at the Dhaka University yesterday when police and activists of the ruling BNP's students' organisation Jatiayatabadi Chhatra Dal beat them. The students and teachers are demanding removal of VC Prof.Anowarullah Chowdhury and the immediate reopening of the university.
The opposition Awami League has
cancelled its meeting with visiting Pakistani President General Musharraf.
While former foreign minister Abdus Samad Azad said in a letter to the
Foreign Affairs Ministry that they would
Seven of the 54 candidates in the
scuttled municipal elections of Sandwip met the Chief Election
Commissioner yesterday defying threats by local BNP activists. The CEC has
asked the government to arrest the BNP terrorists of
Lt.Gen. (rtd.) M.Harun-ar-Rashid, who was removed from the position of Chief of Staff of the Army recently has been made Bangladesh's High Commissioner to Australia.
The government would privatise the operations of six oil marketing companies stating with Padma Oil Company, Privatisation Commission chairman Enam Ahmed Chowdhury announced yesterday.
The French news agency AFP reports from
Riyadh that Osma-binLaden's eldest son Saad is now heading the secret
Muslim militant group al-Qaeda. USA holds al-Qaeda as responsible for
destroying the Twin Towers on Sept 11
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan and Foreign Minister Morshed Khan have signed the condolence book kept at the Indian High Commission for deceased Indian Vice-President Krishna Kant.
The flood situation has worsened in India's Assam and Bihar states. More than a 100 person have died in these floods. In Nepal 14 persons have been killed in floods in the southwestern district Morang.
Myanmar government is getting ready to
answer human rightsviolation charges at an upcoming ASEAN meet, the
country's foreign minister U Win Aung has said. Burma has been accused of
sexual assault of ethnic minority
Asean has urged India and Pakistan to defuse the military tension between the two countries. The appeal is contained in a draft joint communique of ASEAN foreign ministers.
Israeli settlers have gunned down a
Palestinian teenaged girl andwounded 12 others in Hebron. They retaliated
the killing of an Israeli youth last Friday. An Israeli police official
was also injured by Sunday's attack by Israeli settlers.
An opinion poll showed support fading
for German Chancellor Gerhard Schoreder's ruling Social Democrat Party.
German elections are less than two months away. SDP is now in second
position in the opinion polls while
Sabrina and Fouzia got seventh position in the 17th Commonwealth Games Shooting. They took part in Women's 50 meter rifles three position pair. Rubel Rana will participate in the 50 meter back stroke swimming event to-day.
England beat India by 170 runs on the final day of the first Test of four here at Lord's Monday. Inida, set a mammoth 568 to win, were bowled out for 397 after starting the fifth and final day on 232 for six. Ajit Agarkar was a test best 109 not out.
Pakistan captain Waqar Younus has
criticised fast bowler Shoaib Akther for withdrawing his name from the
one- day squad. He said, Pakistan team is not a one- man show and if
Shoaib or any one has any illusions that he is
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