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Saturday,  July 06, 2002

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

Saturday, July 06, 2002

National

 

The flood situation continues to aggravate in different districts following torrential rain coupled with the onrush of flood waters from upstream during last couple of days. The met office forecast increased rainfall this month giving an indication of monsoon flooding by mid-July.

Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina yesterday condemned the closure of Adamjee Jute Mills without ensuring alternative job for the jobless workers.

Adamjee management will begin partial payment to workers and employees of the mills from tomorrow.

Although nine months have passed since the last general elections, parliamentary standing committees on the ministries are yet to be formed with the ruling BNP and the main opposition Awami League apparently
reluctant to settle the issue of their respective shares in the committees, reports Daily Star.

Tejgaon Thana police yesterday foiled an attempt to rob a bank at Green Road area and arrested five persons including a bank guard for their alleged involvement in the attempt to commit robbery during night hours.

A mild earthquake measuring 3.74 in the Richter scale shook the port city of Chittagong yesterday morning. However, there was no immediate report of any casualties. Bangladesh Meteorological Department in a press release here said the tremor occurred at 10:49:59 hours and lasted for 19 seconds.

Importers have decided not to use Sonamasjid land port in the western border of Chapainababganj for indefinite period from today protesting the observance of weekly holiday by the Clearing and Forwarding agents that
caused delay in delivering the goods.

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Neighbour

 

In the northeasstern Indian province of Assam flood waters added with heavy rainfall submerged a 17000 causing havoc for the villagers in seven distrcits.

India has made fingerprint and photographic documentation mandatory for travelers along the porous frontier border with Bangladesh to prevent cross-border infiltration.

The EU expresses concern over the plight of nearly 100,000 refugees from Bhutan who have spent up to 12 years in camps in Nepal.

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International

 

Ten years after playing the saxophone on MTV in a defining moment of his 1992 campaign for president, Bill Clinton is returning to the cable music channel to discuss the global AIDS epidemic. Clinton will be one of several
panelists taking questions from an audience of young adults from more than 25 countries during an hour-long program to be taped July 11 in Barcelona, Spain,

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 Sports

A lion-hearted performance from Lleyton Hewitt left Tim Henman's Wimbledon dreams shredded once more on Friday, the Australian running away with their semi-final 7-5, 6-1, 7-5. Not even the collective will of a nation could
save Henman from the ferocious nature of Hewitt's groundstrokes

Lleyton Hewitt goes into Sunday's Wimbledon Final hoping to become the first Australian to win the most coveted title in tennis since Pat Cash in 1987.

Venus Williams will complete a hat-trick of Wimbledon Ladies' Singles titles against her sister Serena tomorrow, says Pam Shriver, a five-times Wimbledon doubles winner

Venus and Serena Williams are taking their campaign to win a second doubles title at Wimbledon seriously but with a smile, after reaching the ladies' doubles semi-final today. Pakistan recall Abdur Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq for the first-ever one-day event to be played in Morocco.

Having lost all their three matches in the tri-series so far, to remain in the contest, Sri Lanka face the daunting task of upstaging India who, in contrast, are yet to lose a match in the series.

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Weather

A lion-hearted performance from Lleyton Hewitt left Tim Henman's Wimbledon dreams shredded once more on Friday, the Australian running away with their semi-final 7-5, 6-1, 7-5. Not even the collective will of a nation could
save Henman from the ferocious nature of Hewitt's groundstrokes

Lleyton Hewitt goes into Sunday's Wimbledon Final hoping to become the first Australian to win the most coveted title in tennis since Pat Cash in 1987.

Venus Williams will complete a hat-trick of Wimbledon Ladies' Singles titles against her sister Serena tomorrow, says Pam Shriver, a five-times Wimbledon doubles winner

Venus and Serena Williams are taking their campaign to win a second doubles title at Wimbledon seriously but with a smile, after reaching the ladies' doubles semi-final today.

Pakistan recall Abdur Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq for the first-ever one-day event to be played in Morocco.

Having lost all their three matches in the tri-series so far, to remain in the contest, Sri Lanka face the daunting task of upstaging India who, in contrast, are yet to lose a match in the series.

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