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Wednesday, June 05, 2002

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

Wednesday, June 05, 2002


The National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday approved Taka 19,200 crore Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the 2002-2003 fiscal at a meeting with Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia in the chair.

 Awami League President and Leader of the opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina said today that a crisis situation had been created in the country due to failure of the alliance government. She called upon people to take preparation for a united movement to free the nation from the current crisis.

 The budget session of the 8th parliament began at 5 PM with Speaker Barrister Jamiruddin Sircar in the chair on Tuesday amid boycott by the main stream opposition Awami League.

 Jatiya Party MPs led by Begum Rowshan Ershad,however, walked out of the house only few minutes before the house was adjourned in the evening.

 Five hundred workers  of the country's first coal mine at Barapukuria abstained from work yesterday following an accident that killed  two workers and injured  seven others on Monday. A two-member inquiry committee has been formed to probe the accident.

 An international standard university for women in the Asia region will be set up in Bangladesh soon giving special emphasis on poor and rural women of the country and aboard.

 Huge quantity of gold bars worth about Tk 1.60 crore were seized from an abandoned luggage inside the toilet of a Bangladesh Biman aircraft, while foreign currencies worth Tk 83 lakh were recovered from two Dubai bound passengers at the Zia International Airport on Tuesday morning.

 Bangladesh Bank will issue a new 100-taka note on monument pattern with the signature of BB Governor Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed on Wednesday.

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Intense negotiations on the fringes of an Asian security summit failed to resolve a military stand-off between India and Pakistan, and their leaders were leaving the Kazakh capital without so much as a handshake.

 Russian President Vladimir Putin met Vajpayee and Musharraf separately on Tuesday, but there was no progress on the possibility of negotiations between the two sides.

 Myanmar's military government has said it is poised for an attack on ethnic Shan rebels near their tense border with Thailand and warned Bangkok to stay out of the battle or face retaliation.

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 The United Nations food body urged countries on Tuesday to spend $24 billion a year to halve world hunger by 2015 and said a new anti-hunger program would bring major economic benefit to many millions of people.

 A dam collapsed in central Syria on Tuesday, causing heavy casualties and widespread damage, the state-run SANA news agency said. "Cracks appeared in the Zeyzoun dam...leading to a rush of water, then the collapse of the dam and a flood that inundated a large portion of the Alghab region, causing massive damage to a number of villages and their residents," it said.

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Dhaka Mariners Youngs Club defeated Bangladesh Railway by 2-0 in the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League at the Moulana Bhasani Stadium on Tuesday.

 South Korea scored its first ever win at a World Cup finals with a 2-0 upset on Tuesday over Poland that sparked an outpouring of relief and euphoria to cap Asian soccer's biggest day at soccer's showpiece event.

 Co-hosts Japan shared the points with Belgium after a pulsating 2-2 draw in their opening match at the World Cup on Tuesday.

 South Korea: China's long-awaited World Cup debut ended in a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Group C rivals Costa Rica in Gwangju on Tuesday.

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