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Thursday, June 20, 2002

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

Thursday, June 20, 2002




Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia has categorically denied Bangladeshís link with any Taliban activity. "Bangladesh is now known in the world as a modern moderate democratic Muslim country. This image will continue to prevail in the future," she said,

President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury came under fire from some Young Turks at a meeting of the BNP Parliamentary Party (BNPPP) yesterday for not visiting the mazar of Shaheed President Ziaur Rahman on the occasion of his death anniversary on May 30.

The parliamentary party of BNP mets again at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban this morning  to discuss the prevailing socio-political situation and  the  way to run the partimanet effectively.

A joint meeting of the Awami League (AL) central working committee (WC) and its parliament party (PP) is being  held at Mahanagar Community Centre in Dhanmondi today (Thursday), to decide party's joining the Jatiya sangsad.

Awami League yesterday termed as unprecedented in parliamentary democracy the "indecorous and vulgar remarks" in Parliament about the Leader of the Opposition and ex-Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina followed by the passage of a "so-called" resolution

Awami League General Secretary Zillur Rahman, MP, was admitted to Shikdar Medical Hospital Tuesday night following a heart attack, party sources said. He was under constant supervision of the physicians at CCU of the hospital.

The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) will hold rally and stage demonstration across the country today (Thursday) in protest against what it called the 'anti-people' budget. As part of the programme, the CPB will hold a rally at Muktangon in the city at 5:00 pm. Party president Manjurul Ahsan Khan will preside over the meeting

Two elected ward commissioners of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) were arrested from Nagar Bhaban yesterday.

Bangladesh House Building Loan Borrowers Welfare Association (BHBLBWA) yesterday urged the House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) to stop its irregularities and harassment of the borrowers in recovering the loans.

The government has imposed a temporary and partial restriction on manpower export to Brunei. "None would be allowed to send workers to that country without clearance from the Bangladesh embassy there," said Mohammad Quamrul Islam, State minister for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment.

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The threat of war between India and Pakistan appears to be finally receding despite little let up in the verbal hostilities between the South Asian neighbors, reports CNN.

Heavy artillery firing erupted Wednesday between Indian and Pakistani paramilitary troops on the borders of the desert state of Rajasthan following an overnight skirmish that left two people dead, an army spokesman said.

APJ  Abdul Kalam, the military scientist who developed Indiaís missile programme said Wednesday that his expected election as the nationís president will send the right signal to the world, reports AP.

Hamid Karzai was sworn in yesterday as president of Afghanistan's new transitional administration in a ceremony which marked the end of the nine-day Loya Jirga grand assembly.
Karzai swore to "protect the independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan in the name of God".

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A suicide bomber sprang from a car, slipped past a pair of policemen and blew himself up at a busy Jerusalem intersection Wednesday, killing at least seven other people in the second deadly attack in the city in two days.

As many as 4,000 people were ordered out of their homes Wednesday as a wind-whipped wildfire exploded to 30,000 acres as it leaped from treetop to treetop in the mountains of eastern Arizona.

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Dhaka Railway posted a big 4-0 win over Wari Club in the lone match of the Green Delta Premier Hockey League on Wednesday at Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium.
The winners netted two goals in each half.

English county cricketer Ali Brown set a world record with a phenomenal innings of 268 in a limited-overs match at The Oval on Wednesday.

Italians are furious over their team's exit from the World Cup at the hands of South Korea, with players, press, officials and the public all suggesting a plot involving the referee.

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Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely at many places over Rajshahi division and at a few places over Dhaka, Khulna, Chittagong, Sylhet and Barisal divisions until 6:00 pm Thursday. Moderately heavy falls is also likely at places over the country during the period the Met Office said predicting nearly unchanged day temperature over the country.

Country's highest temperature 35.4 degree Celsius was recorded Wednesday, at Khulna and the lowest 24.0 degree Celsius at Rangpur, Syedpur and Dinajpur. The sun sets in the capital today at 6:49 pm and rises on Friday at 5:11am.

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 We  sincerely  feel sorry for the inadvertent  delay in sending this news bulletin. We had a disruption of  electricity supply at our production centre  this morning.

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