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Monday, June 03, 2002

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

Monday, June 03, 2002


As the budget session begins tomorrow, all preparations are complete to place the national budget for 2002-03 in Parliament on Thursday.

Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina has described the BNP-Jamaat alliance government as an 'illegitimate government' and said they have no legal right to run the administration.
Staggering power crisis continued to cause sufferings to the city dwellers affecting business and normal activities at home, offices, hospitals, factories and public places.

US ambassador Mary Ann Peters in Dhaka yesterday called on Foreign Secretary Shamsher Mobin Chowdhury and discussed with him the present tension between India and Pakistan over the Kashmir issue posing a threat to peace and security in the region.

Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia returns home this morning (Monday) to a rousing airport reception after about a month’s stay in New York where she attended the UN General Assembly special session on children and later underwent a knee surgery at a New York hospital.

Foreign Minister M morshed Khan returned home this morning after  about two weeks of official visit to South Africa, USA and Canada.

The government has taken up a programme to cultivate tea plants in an experimental basis in the northern district of Panchagarh with a view to increasing tea production in the country,
Bangladesh Noujan Sramik Federation (BNSF) on Sunday called for an indefinite strike from June 8 demanding the strict enforcement of marine rules and protesting alleged injustices against the motor launch workers.
Globally renowned Lolane brand of cosmetic products of SC Artistey Co Ltd of Thailand is going to hold a pageant competition titled, "Lolane Miss Bangladesh.

In spite of crop damage due to inclement weather , bangladesh hopes to get a rice harvest surplus by seven lakh metric tons over last years production.

The GDP growth has declined by at least two per cent, reports Banl daily Juganatar
With the price  increase in  world market Gold price in  Bangladesh also soared in the local market, reports The Inquilab and Jugantar.

The share trading at both Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges moved at a slow pace yesterday leaving most shares prices on the decline. Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange finished lower both in term of volume and value yesterday with the losers dominating the gainers.

Trading at Chittagong Stock Exchange also closed lower yesterday with losers strongly dominated the gainers. Trade Volume Weighted Index remained almost steady at 1838.28 points showing 0.0001 per cent fall in percentage.

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U.N. personnel leave Pakistan with their families as international pressure mounts on the leaders of Pakistan and India to meet to defuse the tension on the subcontinent.

With India's prime minister unwilling to meet with Pakistan's president at a summit in Kazakhstan this week, the Pakistani leader held out the possibility Sunday that Russia could serve as a mediator in the crisis over disputed Kashmir.

India's defence minister has ruled out any dialogue with Pakistan over the disputed region of Kashmir until there is an end to what he called "cross-border terrorism".

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A shadow has been cast over Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee celebrations after a fire broke out at her official London residence Buckingham Palace

Yasser Arafat has offered Cabinet posts to Hamas and other militant groups involved in suicide attacks against Israelis as part of a government reshuffle he plans to announce in coming days

Two of the hijackers who crashed American Airlines flight 77 into the Pentagon were spotted as potential terrorists by the CIA more than 18 months before September 11, Newsweek reported yesterday. It called this "the most puzzling, and devastating,intelligence failure" in the period before attacks, reports the Guardian.

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Gabriel Batistuta repaid coach Marcelo Bielsa's faith in him when he headed home a 63rd minute goal to give World Cup favourites Argentina a 1-0 win over Nigeria in their opening group F match yesterday.

Sweden fought back to leave England grateful for a 1-1 draw in the so-called group of death.  In a poor game, England took the lead in the first half but the Swedes were brighter after the break.

India rounded off their tour of West Indies on a satisfying note, registering a comfortable 56-run victory in the fifth and final one-day international to clinch the series.

Quinton Fortune banged in a last minute penalty to pull South Africa back from two goals down and earn his side a 2-2 tie in the opening game of World Cup Group B against Paraguay.

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