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Tuesday, June 11, 2002

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

Tuesday, June 11, 2002

National

 

Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday gave a broad hint about joining the Parliament session saying "We will go anywhere in the greater interest of the people."

The lone lawmaker of Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League (BKSJL) Abdul Quader Siddiqui yesterday stunned Prime Minister Khaleda Zia when he asked her to stand down unless she could improve the law and order.

Heavy contingents of police and BDR men in a fresh raid on 11 residential halls of Dhaka University for the second consecutive day yesterday rounded up 146 persons including ‘guests’ and students. Of them 17 persons were detained and the rest released by the police.

Students of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) yesterday called an indefinite strike on the campus to press home their five-point demands.  Among the demands are expulsions of all criminals responsible for Saturday's shootout that left a female student of BUET killed and immediate resignation of the BUET vice-chancellor.

The country's dealers for new automobiles have promised to provide new cars at almost the same price of reconditioned vehicles once the proposed tax structure in the budget for 2002-03 fiscal takes effect. "The price of a new car of 800 to 1300 cc will be Tk three to Tk nine lakh," said Abdul Matlub Ahmad, vice president of Bangladesh Automobiles Distributors Association (BADA).

Following criticism from different sections of people, the government is considering some revision of the tax structure proposed in the budget for the next financial year. On the top of the revision list is withdrawal of the 7.5 per cent proposed import duty on computer and computer accessories, reports The daily Star..

BRAC won the first prize at the Environment Fair organised on June 5-7 by the Department of Environment of Bangladesh Government on the occasion of World Environment Day-2002

Petrobangla has turned down an eight million US dfollar rehabilitation proposal of the Shell Oil Company for the submarine gas pipeline that is dangerously hanging free at the Shangu gasfield in the bay of Bengal.

The Bbangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board has exempted internet access calls from the new multimetering system of billing that is going to be enforced for local telephone calls from July 1,2002.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has termed the Bangladesh fiscal trend worrisome and said that the deficit target for the present  fiscal  will be difficult to achieve.

Bangladesh Noujan Sramik Federation withdrew its indefinite strike from midnight yesterday following what it called a constructive discussion with the BIWTA Chairman and other concerned authorities of the government.

Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange closed lower yesterday as the losers outnumbered the gainers, reports UNB.
Trade Volume Weighted Index remained same at 819.44 points.

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 Neighbour

The fahter of Indian missile technology and government's former scientific adviser A P J Abdul Kalam  appears to be heading for Rashtrapati Bhavan as its next resident. He is going to be the ruling NDA's official candidate for Presidency with the formal  announcement of his nomination by Prime Minister Vajpayee on Monday night. The Congress has also indicated that it has no major reservations about DR. Kalam.

In a bid to boost bilateral trade, Bangladesh and Nepal are scheduled to hold two days of talks next week in Kathmandu, official sources said here Monday. Senior commerce official Suhel Ahmed will lead the Bangladesh team in the talks on June 18 and 19, the sources said.

Fresh violence broke out overnight on Monday in the riot-scarred western state of Gujarat's capital Ahmedabad in which two people were killed and several others injured, police said.

The United States has welcomed the recent easing of tensions between India and Pakistan as a "positive" sign but has warned the crisis over Kashmir is not yet over.

In a bid to lock India and Pakistan in a dialogue for peace prompted by the recent visit of US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will arrive in Islamabad from New Delhi on Wednesday and meet President Gen Pervez Musharraf on Thursday.

Pakistan,s   Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshall Mushaff Ali Mir, on Monday said the Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) shot down by Pakistan Air Force near Kasur was an Israeli spy plane launched from Indian territory.

Despite a slowdown in the global economy, India is still on course to achieve earlier estimates of over 50 billion dollars worth of global Information Technology exports by 2008, a report said Monday.

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 International

The U.S. has captured an American citizen with suspected links to al Qaeda returning from Pakistan with plans to build and explode a radioactive "dirty bomb."

Two youths who tried to hijack an internal Ethiopian Airlines flight were shot dead Sunday by national security agents on board, Radio Ethiopia reported.

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 Sports

Mariners Youngs Club and Dhaka Railway won their respective matches in the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League on Monday at Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium

The inter-club football players transfer for the Dhaka Metropolis Senior Division Football League-2002 will begin from June 14.

Striker Pauleta scored a hat-trick as Portugal beat Poland 4-0 in torrential rain on Monday to reignite their World Cup campaign and dump the Poles out of
the competition.

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