Saturday, June 29th,
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Saturday, June 29,
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
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
Some 30 people were injured in clashes between rival groups of
ruling BNP at Sharangadia village in Sreepur upazila on Tuesday
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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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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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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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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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
The sun sets in the capital today at 6.50 pm and rises Sunday at 5:14 am.
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