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Friday, June 28, 2002

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Friday, June 28, 2002


Awami League legislators who joined the parliament session on Monday last after long eight months have decided not to be associated with the passage of the budget for the fiscal year 2002-2003.

Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan has criticised illegal occupation of Palestine and continued military aggression against the Palestinians by Israel. The Foreign Minister was speaking at the 29th plenary session of the Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers [ICFM] at Khartoum on Wednesday, according to a message received here yesterday.

The young Turks in the ruling BNP who were in the forefront of the move to force the resignation of President Badruddouza Chowdhury, are learnt to have now turned against technocrat ministers, reports The Independent.

The parliamentary party of main opposition Awami League has appointed four Whips in Parliament. A source close to the party said Mirza Azam, Bir Bahadur, Col (retd) Farooq Khan and Motahar Hossain were appointed opposition Whips yesterday.

The main opposition Awami League (AL) has accused the Chair and the ruling BNP as well of 'manipulation' in time allocation for budget discussion in the Jatiya Sangsad, which prompted it to keep aloof from the budget debate only three days after joining the current parliament.

The Muktijoddha Sangsad yesterday  decided to grant taka 25,000 to the family of  a freedom fighter  after  his or her death.

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Bangladesh-India official-level joint border talks, held at Khagrachhari Circuit House from 7.30 pm to 10 pm on Wednesday night, decided to fix and finalise border pillars, curb smuggling and maintain cordial relations between BDR-BSF.

Several agreements on trade expansion and investment protection are expected to be signed between Dhaka and Bangkok during Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s ensuing visit to Bangladesh, official sources said.

A meeting of India's top security officials, headed by Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, decided Wednesday to keep Indian forces deployed the borders with Pakistan until at least October, report agencies.

The Indian Cabinet will be expanded on July 1 according to an announcement made Thursday by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pramod Mahajan.

Indian forces will remain deployed at the borders with Pakistan until at least October, Defence Minister George Fernandes said in remarks published today, reports AFP.

China wants to further strengthen its economic and technical  cooperation with Bangladesh  and take  some positive  steps to bridge the widening  trade  deficit of Dhaka with Beijing.

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United States (US) government experts, wary of al Qaeda's skills on the Internet, are concerned that Osama bin Laden's guerrilla network may be planning cyber-attacks targeting nuclear power plants, dams or other critical structures, The Washington Post reported

A $20 billion deal designed to stop extremist groups getting hold of nuclear bombs nudged Africa out of the spotlight at a summit of rich nations on Thursday, but the countries promised not to ignore the world's poorest continent next year.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday charged three former British bankers with wire fraud in a $7.3 million scheme involving the collapsed energy trader Enron Corp.

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In the 116th championships of the Wimbledon yesterday, former champions Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi crashed out along with the Russian Marat Safin, tipped by some as a possible winner this year.

Morrison subtracted yet another top-10 player from the second round Thursday, serving and volleying to near perfection in a 6-3, 7-5, 7-6 (5) victory over French Open finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero

The 2003 Cricket World Cup in South Africa will be free of corruption and match-fixing, the International Cricket Commission (ICC) said on Thursday.

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari wants his players to banish fear of failure from their minds as they prepare to take on Germany in Sunday's World Cup final.

The FIFA Referees Committee today appointed 42-year old Italian Pierluigi COLLINA to referee the Final of the 17th FIFA World Cup™ on Sunday, 30 June

Four Brazilians including the three Rs - Ronaldo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho - and two German players are among 10 players nominated for the best player's award at the 2002 World Cup.

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