Saturday, June 15,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Saturday, June 15,
National Tree Plantation Movement and
Tree Fair-2002 begins across the country today. Prime Minister Khaleda
Zia will inaugurate the fair at the National Parade Square and
distribute Prime Minister's Tree Plantation National Award-2001 among
Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina has said her party will go for more
action programmes including hartals if "government sponsored" political
persecution on opposition activities continues.
Police has ordered restrictions on procession carrying torch or sticks
in the metropolitan area today.
Journalists across the country will observe 'Black Day' for newspapers
tomorrow marking the closure of all dailies excepting four on June 16 in
The government has decided to impose service charge at a rate of one
percent on the fund of the NGOs they receive from abroad, according to
BBC monitored in Dhaka on Friday
Revenue collection during July-May period of the current financial year
amounted to Tk 17,594.17 crore, down by 3.27 per cent or Tk 594.41 crore
from the target.
Customs officials at the Zia International Airport (ZIA) seized foreign
currencies equivalent to Tk 64 lakh from four outgoing passengers in two
separate incidents yesterday and Thursday night.
At least 30 people were injured, 12 of them with bullets, in a clash
between two factions of the ruling BNP in Lamapara area under Fatullah
thana on Thursday.
A leader of the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was beaten to death and
another injured in the same attack in the city's Postogola area in the
early hours of yesterday.
Turbulence in the Bay of Bengal on Friday accelerated in an unusual way,
but the weather experts in Storm Warning Centre (SWC) in Dhaka reported
that no cyclonic turbulence was observed over the North Bay till this
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The US intelligence agency , FBI in a
series of raids in Jackson Heights of the Queens County arrested 43
Bangladeshi citizens on charge of drug trafficking and credit cards
forgery, according to an Ittefaq report today.
A car bomb killed at least 11 Pakistanis outside the U.S. Consulate in
Karachi on Friday but President Bush declared that the United States would
not be intimidated by the "radical killers" he said had carried out the
The US closed its diplomatic missions in Pakistan Friday after a deadly
truck bomb attack on its consulate in Karachi that President George Bush
blamed on "radical killers".
A previously unknown militant group called "Al-Qanoon" claimed
responsibility for a suicide car bomb blast Friday at the U.S. Consulate
in Karachi that killed 11 and warned the attack was just "the beginning."
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The Jihad, or "holy war," launched by
Islamic extremists from abroad, is attracting an unlikely following among
young, often marginalised Americans willing to fight against their own
country, according to experts and published reports by AFP news agency.
Dozens of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) Thursday rejected the
final declaration of the UN World Food Summit in Rome, saying it was "more
of the same failed medicine" which would not end hunger.
British unemployment fell to a new 26-year low in May despite a recent
rash of job cuts, official figures showed Friday. The jobless total fell
by 7,000 in May to 944,600, the lowest level since 1975, giving an
unemployment rate unchanged at 3.1 per cent
Germany's lower house of parliament approved on Friday a government
proposed bill aimed at protecting young people from exposure to violence
on the Internet and in computer games.
Nepalese troops hunt Maoist rebels after repelling a major attack on a
remote western army post, the authorities say.
The astronauts of space shuttle Endeavour packed to leave the
International Space Station on Friday, but rather than cramming clothing
into suitcases, they had to maneuver a bus-sized cargo module into the
orbiter for the ride home, according to a Reuters report.
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Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra in a
clear signal of intent to their rivals made the most of the opening day of
the inter-club footballers' transfer yesterday.
Ajax Sporting Club and Wari Club pulled themselves out of the relegation
zone in the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey league winning their
respective return leg matches at the Maulana Bhasani Stadium yesterday.
Mark Butcher's unbeaten 85 guided England to a strong position when rain
stopped play on the first day of the third and final Test against Sri
Lanka here at Old Trafford on Thursday. England were well-placed at 273
for four after winning the toss.
The United States crashed to a 3-1 defeat against Poland here Friday - but
scraped into the World Cup second round after South Korea's upset of
South Korea joined fellow World Cup co-hosts Japan in the second round of
the World Cup yesterday, a Park Ji-Sung goal eliminating nine-man Portugal
1-0 in their final Group D match. Scenes of near delirium from their
ecstatic fans accompanied the South Korean success as they booked an
unenviable second-round meeting with three-time champions Italy on
Belgium scored twice in the last 12 minutes to seal a thrilling 3-2
victory over Russia on Friday and a place in the World Cup's second round.
Thousands of Russian soccer fans watching the crunch World Cup tie against
Belgium on a giant screen opposite the Kremlin greeted their team's
ignominious exit Friday from the tournament with bitter resignation.
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