News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Thursday, July 04,
The Dhaka city unit of the Awami League
is observing a half-day hartal in the capital today. The hartal is
scheduled to continue till 12 noon.
Three people were killed and six others severely injured in a fierce gun
battle between activists of BNP and Awami League at about 11 am yesterday
at Gourambha union under Rampal thana of Bagerhat district.
The results of this year's Secondary School Certificate (SSC)
examinations, held under the seven education Boards of the country, were
published on Wednesday with an average 40.66 per cent student passed in
A superintendent of police (SP) allegedly committed suicide by shooting
himself with his official pistol at an apartment complex in the city's
Moghbazar area on Wednesday.
Canadian High Commissioner David Preston and British High Commissioner Dr
David Carter made the remarks after a long meeting with Leader of the
Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina at her Dhanmondi residence.
Heavy rains are expected during July, which may trigger flooding in the
Ganges-Padma, Brahmaputra-Jamuna and Meghna river basins, said the
meteorology department in a long range forecast.
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The UNAIDS advisor in India, David
Miller, says India has the second highest number of people with HIV and
AIDS in the world, reports BBC.
The authorities in Pakistan say four armed men have been killed in an
encounter with police near the city of Lahore.
Ten people were injured when an explosion occurred in a train compartment
in northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh last evening.
Indian police Wednesday detained Javed Mir, the vice chairman of the
pro-independence Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), at a rally
protesting calls by right-wing Hindus for the state to be divided along
religious lines. Police barricaded the rally and when Mir insisted on
moving on, he and several of his supporters were pulled into waiting
police cars and driven to a police station.
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The US Embassy in Bangladesh announced
the implementation of a new arrangement with American Express Bank Ltd.
Bangladesh to offer non-immigrant visa applicants a more convenient way.
Fighter jets will patrol the skies and plainclothes FBI agents will walk
Fourth of July parade routes in an all-hands response to vague but
increasing talk detected by U.S. intelligence of possible terrorist
Around-the-world balloonist Steve Fossett landed safely in Australia
Thursday ending his epic 14-day flight to become the first person to solo
circumnavigate the globe in a balloon.
People across China were warned Tuesday to prepare for imminent flooding
even worse than that thought to have killed almost 800 people last month,
as the full force of the rainy season looms.
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Bangladesh Hockey Federation has
selected 28 players for a residential training camp to select the national
hockey team, which will take part in the upcoming 14th Asian Games.
Bangladesh Kho Kho Federation has launched the Campus Ballpen Dhaka
Metropolis Kho Kho League at the Outer Stadium which begins today
(Thursday) and runs through till July 14.
Amelie Mauresmo, coping better with a series of rain delays, outplayed
Jennifer Capriati 6-3, 6-2 to reach the Wimbledon semifinals. In a match
delayed for three hours and interrupted twice by showers, the
ninth-seeded. England beat Sri Lanka by three wickets in a NatWest
one-dayer despite a century by Sanath Jayasuriya.
The Indians look unstoppable as they take on England for the second time
in the NatWest Triangular series today.
South Korea reclaimed their place as Asia's top team in the Fifa rankings
on Wednesday after their World Cup success and coach Guus Hiddink said
that he wanted to take the best young players to Europe when he left.
Pakistan's Ehsan Mani, a London-based chartered accountant, is to be the
next International Cricket Council president. He will take over from
Malcolm Gray of Australia next June and will serve a two-year term. In the
run-up to the presidency, Mani will serve as ICC's vice president for one
year, during which the World Cup will be held in South Africa from
February to March, 2003.
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Light to moderate rain or
thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely to occur at
many places over the country with moderately heavy to heavy rainfalls at
places until 6:00 pm today (Thursday). Day temperature may remain nearly
unchanged during the period, the Met Office said.
The country's highest temperature Wednesday was 32.2 degrees Celsius
recorded at Syedpur and the lowest 24.7 degrees Celsius at Feni.
The sun sets in the capital today at 6.50 pm and rises tomorrow at 5:16
am. The highest temperature in Dhaka Wednesday was 31 degrees Celsius.
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