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Monday, June 24, 2002

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

Monday, June 24, 2002



Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on Sunday said they would welcome the opposition’s joining the parliament today. Addressing  the parliamentary party meeting at Sangsad Bhaban last night, Begum Khaleda Zia advised the lawmakers of her party to behave well with the opposition Awami League MPs who are scheduled to attend the House today, ending an eight-month boycott.

Expressing her deep concern over the future of parliamentary democracy in Bangladesh, Leader of the Opposition in the parliament and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday told the party’s founding anniversary  rally that her party would join the Jatiya Sangsad today (Monday) to protect the people's interest.
The High Court on Sunday issued a rule asking the government to explain why the Offences Disrupting Law and Order (Speedy Trial) Act 2002, "being inherently borne to arbitrary and discriminatory application", should not be declared "unconstitutional and void".
Foreign Minister Morshed Khan will lead a four-member Bangladesh delegation to the 29th session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers in Sudan, beginning tomorrow (June 25). Other members of the delegation will be the Bangladesh Ambassadors in Moscow and Cairo and the Director General (International Organisations) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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President Hamid Karzai called for a joint operation by Afghanistan, the United States and Pakistan to capture Osama bin Laden, who he believes is alive and in hiding.

At least 50 Maoist rebels were gunned down in a clash with government soldiers in western Nepal, defence officials said Sunday.

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Two mammoth wildfires raged unchecked through paper-dry forest of  Arizona  in the United States of America  Sunday, threatening to join in a 50-mile-long line of flames and burn right into Show Low town of 7,700 people.

Israel considered expelling the families of suicide bombers and other tough measures to crack down on attacks as its army expanded its West Bank operations after seizing control of most major towns. The army rolled into a village near the northern West Bank town of Jenin, triggering clashes that left a Palestinian policemen dead and four local residents wounded, Palestinian security sources said

Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenant Ayman al-Zawahiri are alive and the group is "going to launch attacks against America," according to audiotaped remarks by an al Qaeda spokesman aired Sunday, CNN reports from Doha, Qatar.

A wave of car bomb attacks and a protest by anti-globalisation demonstrators have marked the close of a summit of EU leaders in Spain.

European Union (EU) leaders have launched a crackdown on illegal immigration to allay fears of voters at an influx of Third World migrants, report agencies. But at a two-day summit in the Spanish city of Seville, overshadowed by a wave of five Basque separatist bombs elsewhere in Spain, the 15 leaders postponed key decisions on reforming their bloc and paying for its eastward enlargement

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad went on unscheduled leave Sunday after stunning the nation with a tearful resignation as ruling party leader and then agreeing to stay on. Pictures of an anguished and weeping Mahathir, 76, were splashed on the front pages of all local newspapers, as pundits grappled to understand the astonishing behaviour of a man who has led the country for 21 years.

Shooting and bombings blamed on Islamic militants have killed seven people and injured 35 others in two days in Algeria, newspapers reported Saturday.

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New Zealand took control of the first test against West Indies Saturday, moving 234 runs ahead with nine second -innings wickets in hand by the close of the second day.

Leading Argentine daily la Nacion said in a column Sunday that the 2002 World Cup should be declared null and void because of bad refereeing.

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