Tuesday, June 04, 2002
News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
Tuesday, June 04, 2002
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia was
given a rousing reception when she returned home on Monday after attending
the special session of the UN General Assembly on children and undergoing
treatment in New York.
The Jatiya Sangsad sits today (Tuesday) to examine and endorse new
national budget for the new fiscal of 2002-03 as the current fiscal year
is drawing to a conclusion.
Opposition Leader Sheikh Hasina on Monday renewed her observations that
absence of a congenial climate in and outside the House holds back her
party from joining parliament.
Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami and Agriculture Minister Maulana Matiur Rahman
Nizami yesterday urged the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh
Hasina to join the upcoming parliament session.
Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad yesterday urged the party MPs to be vocal in
the Jatiya Sangsad against the continuous deterioration in law and order
across the country.
Brushing aside Awami League’s claim in its Sunday’s polls report, Law
Minister Barrister Moudud Ahmed yesterday said the ‘motivated’ report
published after eight months of general election was an expression of AL’s
disregard for democracy
Asian Development Bank, which agreed to continue assistance in power
sector, suggests that Bangladesh should export gas for the interest of
replenishing the country's emaciated foreign currency reserves.
The World Bank has suggested formation of an independent national
accountability and anti-corruption commission where stakeholders could
meet and review efforts for transparency and the rule of law in the
On the plea from the private commercial banks to extend the limit for
sanctioning big loans, the central bank yesterday sought unified
written suggestions from them by July 3.
Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange remained unchanged yesterday with the
gainers dominating the losers. Trade Volume Weighted Index remained
unchanged at 819.39 points.
Another report adds: Trading at Chittagong Stock Exchange finished lower
on Monday as the losers slightly outnumbered the gainers. Trade Volume
Weighted Index remained almost static and closed at 1838.26 points from
1838.28 points on Sunday.
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U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said
Monday he hopes the leaders of India and Pakistan will use this week's
meeting in Kazakhstan to pull back from the brink of war.
Two men were shot and wounded Monday night in the fourth consecutive night
of violence in east Belfast where as many as 1,000 people at one point
fought hand to hand near the Catholic Short Strand enclave in a mostly
Protestant area of the Irish city.
Israeli troops raided a West Bank refugee camp Monday and rounded up about
400 Palestinians, as CIA chief George Tenet was en route to the West Bank
for talks on restructuring the Palestinian security services
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A second round of Indo-Bangladesh trade talk looks uncertain and
the agreed duty-free access of 40 export items to Indian market slowed
following New Delhi's perceived unhappiness over Dhaka's diplomatic move
about India-Pakistan standoff.
China has lauded the role of Bangladesh Army in the UN peace keeping
operation and assured continued support and cooperation to its
development. The assurance came when Bangladesh Chief of Army Staff (CAS)
Lt. Gen. M Harun-Ar-Rashid called on Chinese Defense Minister General Chi
Hao Tian at the Headquarters of the Peoples' Liberation Army (PLA) Sunday
Virtually ruling out any intervention on Kashmir issue, the US has said
that it was a "bilateral issue" involving India and Pakistan and could
only be solved as per the Shimla Agreement.
US Defenc Secretary Donald Rumsfeld leaves on Tuesday on a trip that will
include stops in India and Pakistan aimed at cooling tensions between the
nuclear rivals, and visits to Europe and the Gulf, US Defence officials
said on Monday.
India and Pakistan exchanged intense artillery and machine-gun fire along
their frontier Monday, as fighting spread for the first time this year to
a key area of Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. At least eight civilians died
and 23 were injured in the shelling along the frontier of the disputed
Intense international diplomatic efforts were underway in Almaty on Monday
to bring Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Pakistan President
Pervez Musharraf to the negotiating table during a regional summit in the
Kazakh economic capital.
President Pervez Musharraf said on Monday he is prepared "unconditionally"
to hold talks on the Kashmir crisis with India's leader during a regional
summit on security in the Kazakh economic capital Almaty.
However, India's Prime Minister, Mr Atal Behari Vajpayee, yesterday ruled
out holding talks with Pakistan's President, Gen Pervez Musharraf, at the
16-nation Asian conference which opens in Kazakhstan tomorrow.
Indian oil companies on Monday raised petroleum and diesel prices to
reduce losses at state-run oil refineries after the government allowed
them to offset increases in international rates following a two month
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Mohammedan Sporting Club maintained
their solo lead outplaying Farashganj SC by eight goals to nil in the
Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League at the Moulana Bhasani Stadium
The seven-nation JVC Bangladesh Asian Satellite Badminton Championship
formally inaugurated yesterday (Monday) at the Suhrawardy National Indoor
Stadium in Mirpur.
Ronaldo announced his return to the international stage with a goal as
Brazil came from behind to earn a 2-1 win over Turkey, who finished the
game with nine players. But Brazil needed a fortunate penalty three
minutes before the end to seal the victory.
Striker Christian Vieri scored twice as Italy coasted to a 2-0 victory
over World Cup newcomers Ecuador in Sapporo.
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