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Tuesday, June 25, 2002

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Tuesday, June 25, 2002



Amid cheers from the lawmakers of the ruling BNP and its allies, Leader of the Opposition in the parliament Sheikh Hasina yesterday trooped 57 of her 58 MPs into the House ending eight months of  boycott at 7:34pm only to walk out at 9:30pm in  a turbulent sitting.

Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan left Dhaka yesterday for Khartoum to attend a three-day OIC Foreign Ministersís conference beginning today. After attending the of Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers, he will leave the Sudanese capital for Sierra Leone to see the Bangladesh troops on peacekeeping duty in UN blue helmets.

The President has appointed Professor Anwarullah Chowdhury as Vice Chancellor of the Dhaka University for a term of four years. Prof Chowdhury already Vice Chancellor since November last year was on the top of a panel selected by the senate of the university.
Chairman of Jamuna Group Nurul Islam Babul was yesterday interrogated by three different intelligence agencies following his alleged threat on the life of State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar.

The government on Monday decided to close down Adamjee Jute Mills, the largest loss-incurring SOE, to convert it to alternative hi-tech industries for relieving other state-owned jute mills now feeding the white elephant.

With the remittance sharply increasing by around 35 per cent during July-May period of the current financial year, the country's foreign exchange reserves rose to US$ 1506.95 million yesterday..

Computer imports into Bangladesh used to be exempt from tax to encourage growth, but now the government is proposing a 7.5% duty.

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Nepal's King Gyanendra Monday started a round of talks with Indian leaders on the first day of his state visit, with a violent Maoist rebellion in his country expected to top the agenda.

Pakistan on Monday issued an "urgent" call for India to pull back troops from their common border, saying tensions remained high between the nuclear-armed rivals despite the fall in militant incursions into Indian-held Kashmir and concessionary moves by New Delhi.

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Israel has begun afresh  an anti-terrorist offensives in the West Bank and Gaza, including a "massive operation" against Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said Monday.  Israeli forces backed by dozens of tanks took over Ramallah early Monday, sealing off Yasser Arafat's compound as they pressed their crackdown on Palestinian militants,

President Bush urged the Palestinians Monday to replace Yasser Arafat with leaders "not compromised by terror" and adopt democratic reforms that could produce an independent state within three years.

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned Israel on Monday that "ousting Arafat would be dangerous and a mistake" and "would only radicalize the Palestinian movement.".

At least 200 people were killed and many injured today when a passenger train derailed in central Tanzania.

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At any other time in the World Cup's 72-year history,  Germany would have considered a semi-final against South Korea as a free pass to the final -- not now. In the wake of the co-hosts' extraordinary achievements in the last three weeks, Tuesday's clash in the Korean capital has become anyone's game.

FIFA has admitted its referees have made "major mistakes" during the World Cup -- but world football's governing body has dismissed out of hand any conspiracy theories.

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