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Saturday, June 15, 2002

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

Saturday, June 15, 2002



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 the winners.

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 1975.

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 afternoon.

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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 attack

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 Portugal.

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 Tuesday.

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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