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 Saturday,  June 29th, 2002

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

  Saturday, June 29, 2002

National

The much-talked about downsizing of the Council of Ministers appears to be imminent after the conclusion of the budget session of Parliament, reports The Independent.
The national budget for 2002-03 is scheduled to be passed in Parliament today with revision of taxation proposals on a number of items including computers and reconditioned cars.
Central leaders of the Awami League yesterday termed the detention of their leaders, including Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, illegal and unjustified and said that there was no alternative but to launch a movement to free the leaders and workers from jail.
The left-leaning 11-party alliance demanded of the government to revoke its decision to close down Adamjee Jute Mills immediately and take modernisation measures for turning the industry profitable.
Some 30 people were injured in clashes between rival groups of ruling BNP at Sharangadia village in Sreepur upazila on Tuesday and Wednesday..
Share prices and turnover on both the stock exchanges in the country surged last week in a swelling trading. The size of the market also expanded together with increase in trade deals.        

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Neighbour

 

Bangladesh's trade gap with India was U.S. dollar 1,109 million during the 2000-2001 fiscal year, said Commerce Minister Amir Khasru Mahmood Chowdhury in the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday.

The world's rich nations on Thursday called on Pakistan to put a stop to extremist groups using the country as a base, while urging it and India to get down to serious talks to end conflict over Kashmir.
Indian PM Atal Behari Vajpayee says he doesn't see any possibility of war with Pakistan, but remains to be convinced that incursions by Islamic militants will stop permanently.
Kashmir's frontline Islamic militant group says it will continue with violent attacks against Indian security forces, reports CNN. In fresh outbreaks of violence in Indian-ruled Kashmir Thursday, 19 people died and 26 were wounded.
At least 89 people have died in heavy monsoon rains that have flooded Maharashtra and Gujarat, Times of India reports.

Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee Friday urged Hindu leaders to abide by a court verdict that put on hold a controversial plan to build a temple near the site of a razed mosque. The 16th-century Babri mosque at Ayodhya was pulled down by a mob of Hindu zealots in December 1992, sparking communal riots.

Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee on Friday pledged to help neighbouring Nepal in its fight against Maoist rebels as Nepalese King Gyanendra closed a six-day visit to India.

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International

 

President Bush said he will briefly transfer the powers of the presidency to Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday while Bush undergoes sedation for a colon screening.

A massive blast shattered the Palestinian Authority police headquarters in Hebron Friday after Israeli troops were seen entering the building where they had said militants were in hiding.

WorldCom Inc. began laying off 17,000 workers worldwide Friday, ending a week that saw the telecommunications giant disclose a massive accounting scandal that could force it into bankruptcy.

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 Sports

The 41-year-oldDiego Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, has arrived in Tokyo in time to attend the World Cup final after the Japanese government back-tracked on its decision to ban him from the country.
There will be no letting up by feisty World Cup hosts South Korea as they battle Turkey on Saturday for third place and bragging rights as the most successful outsiders at a tournament full of surprises.
Andrew Flintoff's blistering unbeaten 50 runs set up an England victory against Sri Lanka in the opening match of the triangular one-day series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on Thursday. Flintoff's 28-ball assault included two sixes and five fours, boosting England's total to 293 for seven.

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Weather

Light to moderate rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty wind are likely at many places over Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions and at a few places over Khulna and Barisal divisions with moderately heavy falls at places over Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi and Sylhet divisions in the next several hours until 6:00 pm Saturday.

Day temperature may remain nearly unchanged over the country, the Met office said. Country's highest temperature 35.8 degree Celsius was recorded Friday at Chuadanga and the lowest 25.0 degree Celsius at Kutubdia.

The sun sets in the capital today at 6.50 pm and rises Sunday at 5:14 am.

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