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Monday,  July 08, 2002

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

Monday, July 08, 2002



As flood situation is taking a serious turn in the country's northern and northeastern regions, the government on Sunday asked the Water Development Board to take all-out cautionary measures to tackle any exigencies

Awami League staged a stormy walkout after failing to raise discussion Sunday night in Parliament on burning issues like President's resignation, closure of Adamjee Jute Mills and law and order situation.

Actor Manna and Actress Popy on Sunday received the best Cultural Reporters Award-2001 for their performance in the film of `Sultan' and `Bishwa Batper' respectively, To boos up tea production  in the country  under  an ambitious 20-year programme, Bangladesh Tea Development Board will bring 8,000 hectares of land under  small-scale tea cultivation scheme.  Under the Vision 2021 plan, 1,000 hectares will be brought under cultivation in greater Sylhet district, 5,000 hectares in Dinajpur and 2,000 hectares in the three hill districts Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari.

The Jamuna Group, the owning company of  the daily Jugantar, has filed a writ petition with the High Court Division challenging the legality of the injunction against filling up of low-lying area in Ashuliya and the Wetland
and Open Space Conservation Act.

The killer disease Malaria that broke out in an epidemic form in three hill districts, claimed lives of 242 people and affected about 1,12,000 others during the last six months.

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Southeast Asian nations, armed with a new policy to accelerate free trade plans, are launching a fresh bid to become a powerful trading bloc to break free from China's economic shadow.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan on Sunday called for separately dealing with the specific dynamic of each grouping and sub-region of Asia to ensure regional security of the world's largest continent.

Dhaka's external trade with Islamabad marked 24.92 millions US dollars deficit during the first half of the fiscal 2001-2002 due to higher import payments.

In occupied Kashmir, two troops were killed and one injured in Mahore area of Udhampur, reports Kashmir Media Service. A military patrol was ambushed in Sangaldan area of the same district and a patrol of Central Reserve
Police Force was attacked in the upper hill of Kishtwar. One personnel was killed and three others injured.

India has asked a reporter working for the Qatar-based Al Jazeera news channel to leave the country following his reports on the recent sectarian riots in Gujarat,

US special forces in Afghan province of Khost came under a rocket attack, but no casualties have been reported, the Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) said Sunday.

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Terrorists are planning a series of spectacular attacks on American, British and Israeli targets to coincide with the anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Centre on 11 September last year, according  to a Guardian report published in the Pakistan daily Dawn.

Ten people were killed, including three South Korean tourists, after heavy monsoon rains wreaked havoc in and around the Philippine capital.

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The Pepsi 16th National Junior and 7th Intermediate Boxing competition will begin today (Monday) at the Shahid Suhrawardhi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur in the city.

The Standard Chartered Bank School Chess Competition began on Sunday at the federation chess room. Sri Lanka collapsed in their triangular series one-day international here
at Old Trafford Sunday with Michael Vaughan the unlikely hero of England's attack.

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Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely at most places over the country with moderately heavy to heavy falls at places in next 24 hours until 6:00 pm Monday.

Day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, the Met Office said. Country's highest temperature 36.0 degree Celsius was recorded Sunday at Mongla and the lowest 25.3 degree Celsius at Rangamati.

The sun sets in the capital today at 6:50 pm and rises on Tuesday at 5:18 am.

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