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Monday, June 17, 2002

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

Monday, June 17, 2002

National

 

Amid poor response from the people and marked by rains, the Awami League observed a day-long hartal on Sunday as a part of its protest against the proposed national budget for 2002-2003 fiscal year.

Justice Mainur Reza Chowdhury would be sworn-in as Chief Justice tomorrow. President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury would administer the oath. Incumbent Chief Justice Mahmudul Amin Choudhury will retire on the same day. He assumed office on March 1, 2001.

Lieutenant-General Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury, AWC, PSC, on Sunday took over as Chief of Army Staff ceremonially. He replaced Lt General Harun-Ar-Rashid, Bir Protik, who has been sent into early retirement.

Journalists across the country observed Sunday the Black Day for newspapers marking the closure of all dailies excepting four on this day in 1975, reports BSS.

Awami League candidate Nurul Absar was elected chairman of Cox's Bazar municipality today, according to unofficial results

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Barrister Maudud Ahmed Sunday called upon the main opposition to shun the politics of hartal, join Parliament and play their due role as elected representatives of the people.

Former home minister Mohammad Nasim and 20 others were chargesheeted yesterday in a graft case. The investigating officer (IO) of the case submitted the chargesheet against the accused to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, Dhaka.
The Bangladesh Bank will step up security in its three buildings in the Motijheel Commercial Area from June 22. The central bank will introduce a new system restricting entry to the buildings without any purpose of transactions with the bank.
Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) will jointly conduct a survey on child labour in Bangladesh.

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Neighbour

 

The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Friday arrested 24 Indian nationals for illegally entering Bangladesh through Dhamoirhat border of Joypurhat district, the BDR sources said. The arrested included three women and five children

Two Bangladeshi nationals were shot dead Sunday by Indian border guards when they tried to cross over into the eastern state of West Bengal.

India has proposed a new round of trade talks with Bangladesh in the backdrop of the inconclusive discussions between the commerce secretaries of the two countries held in Dhaka in April this year.

Bangladesh has decided to review the Ganges Water Sharing Agreement signed with India and necessary preparatory work is now underway to that end.
Indian Home Minister Lal Krishna Advani said on Sunday that there was no point in talks with Pakistan until Islamabad closed down training camps for Kashmiri militants in its territory.

The deadly car bomb attack on the US Consulate in Karachi was a clear warning to the United States and Pakistan to abandon its war against terrorism, Pakistani authorities said.

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 Neighbour

The Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Friday arrested 24 Indian nationals for illegally entering Bangladesh through Dhamoirhat border of Joypurhat district, the BDR sources said. The arrested included three women and five children

Two Bangladeshi nationals were shot dead Sunday by Indian border guards when they tried to cross over into the eastern state of West Bengal.

India has proposed a new round of trade talks with Bangladesh in the backdrop of the inconclusive discussions between the commerce secretaries of the two countries held in Dhaka in April this year.

Bangladesh has decided to review the Ganges Water Sharing Agreement signed with India and necessary preparatory work is now underway to that end.
Indian Home Minister Lal Krishna Advani said on Sunday that there was no point in talks with Pakistan until Islamabad closed down training camps for Kashmiri militants in its territory.

The deadly car bomb attack on the US Consulate in Karachi was a clear warning to the United States and Pakistan to abandon its war against terrorism, Pakistani authorities said.

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International

Israeli Defence Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer on Sunday officially kicked off work on a controversial security fence along the West Bank aimed at containing would-be suicide bombers.

A fire in a cyber cafe in Beijing’s university district on Sunday killed 24 mostly teenaged students, triggering an immediate ban on the city’s 2,400 Internet bars.

US congressional leaders voiced support on Sunday for plans to topple Iraqi President Saddam Hussein through covert actions, but were skeptical such measures would be enough to bring down the Iraqi regime.

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 Sports

Dhaka University emerged unbeaten champions in the Inter-University Football Competition beating Chittagong University by 3-1 goals in the final at the Dhaka University central playground Sunday,

The long-running battle for footballing supremacy between neighbours Mexico and the United States is thrust under the global spotlight Monday when they meet for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

Senegal became the first African side to reach the World Cup quarter-finals for 12 years in Japan  Sunday when a golden goal strike from Henri Camara saw the minnows snatch a 2-1 win over Sweden.

Spain defeated gutsy Ireland in the first penalty shoot-out of the 2002 World Cup Sunday after the second round game had ended 1-1 after extra time.

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