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Tuesday,  July 09, 2002

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

Tuesday, July 09, 2002



The flood situation in the country might worsen further in the next few days as the major rivers -- the Jamuna, the Padma and the Meghna -- would continue to swell, overflowing their banks and submerging vast areas in
northern and central regions, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre (FFWC) said yesterday.

Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on Monday said her government was committed to doing everything possible for the Bangladesh Army to attain the highest military standards as they are the sentinels of national sovereignty.

The main opposition Awami League (AL) is going to propose introduction of a Westminster-style weekly 'Opposition Day' in the parliament through amending the rules of procedure, reports the Daily Star.

Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and the visiting Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra holds official talks this morning. The setting-up of a road network, increased private sector investment and joint business cooperation
are expected to figure prominently in the talks.

Two workers and a student sustained bullet injuries at a land filling project of the Jamuna Group at Baruya in the city's Badda area when they were attacked by an unidentified gang yesterday noon. Fourteen students have been expelled from the Dhaka University temporarily  for their alleged involvement in terrorists activities in different times on the campus.

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) President Ashok Singhal asserted on Monday the Ram temple would be constructed in Ayodhya at any cost. VHP is a partner of the Indian  coalition government led by  BJP.

India said on Monday it was not averse to further presence of American forces in the region as part of its war against terrorism but made it clear that Washington has no mediatory role in addressing outstanding Indo-Pak

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw will pay a second visit to India on July 19 to hold wide-ranging talks with the Indian leadership on the current state of Indo-Pak relations.

Pakistan's main opposition party has accused President Pervez Musharraf of strengthening his dictatorial rule by pushing through a series of constitutional changes which give him sweeping powers.

The Norwegian-led peace monitoring mission issues a statement recording the number of cease fire violations by both the government and LTTE.

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In a damning stocktake of China's efforts to halt a looming epidemic, a U.N. report says the country faces a "titanic peril" if it does not change the way it is fighting AIDS.

Donning silver robes and silk suits, African leaders gathered Monday to eulogize the Organization of African Unity as a crucial instrument in the continent's fight against colonialism.  The organization will be disbanded
Tuesday and replaced by the African Union, which will help promote democracy, human rights and development across Africa.

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Sri Lanka recorded their first win of the NatWest Series with a 23-run victory over England at Old Trafford.

Bnagladesh have been forced to ring the changes for their forthcoming tour to Sri Lanka, their first under coach Mohsin Kamal. Khan, Kabir and Zubair have all been included because of injuries to seam bowlers Mohammad Sharif, Shariar Hossain and Mashrafee-bin-Mortuza, who all miss the tour.

An all-boys school in India's southern city of Bangalore has become the first in the country to include the nation's favourite sport, cricket, as a part of its syllabus, an official said Monday.

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Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely at many places over Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Khulna and Barisal divisions with
moderately heavy falls at places over Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions in the next 24 hours until 6:00pm Tuesday.

Day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, the Met Office said. Country's highest temperature 36.0 degree Celsius was recorded Monday at Rajshahi and the lowest 19.8 degree Celsius at Maijdee.

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

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