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

Saturday, July 26, 2003
 

National

Opposition political parties yesterday questioned the sincerity of the government's appeal for political reforms, terming it a cosmetic call to gain people's sympathy and appease donors. They said the call itself was vague, part of a propaganda campaign and meaningless in the current political context.

Local Awami League has called a dawn- to- dusk hartal at Lalpur here tomorrow to protest the visit of State Minister for Sports Fazlur Rahman Patal.

Police with the help of local people rescued 24 children and arrested six child traffickers from different northern districts in last ten days.

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Neighbour

Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan said Thursday that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India would work out only when it would prove to be mutually beneficial for both the countries. "If it is not mutually beneficial, FTA will not take place," he said.

However, accordeing to a Daily Star report, Bangladesh and Pakistan are set to conclude Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as Foreign Secretary Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury held bilateral consultation with his Pakistani countrepart Riaz H Khokar in Islamabad.

Saying that it has not recognised Arunachal Pradesh as part of India, China yesterday alleged that "Indian people" crossed the eastern sector of Line of Actual Control in the north-eastern state and not its forces as claimed by New Delhi.

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International

Their faces covered in morticians' makeup, patches of hair sprouting from their scalps, two bodies were displayed to journalists Friday in a further attempt by American occupation authorities to convince skeptical Iraqis that Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai are really dead.

President Bush ordered U.S. troops into position off the coast of Liberia Friday to support the arrival of a West African peacekeeping force, as renewed violence in the capital brought despairing pleas for American help.

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Sports

Bangladesh finally got their act together by punishing Australia on the first day of the second and final Test in Cairns  yesterday. By close of play at the Bundaberg Rum Stadium, the Tigers had reached 289 for eight after being asked to bat first on a pitch that was supposed to offer more assistance to the fast bowlers.

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