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Sunday, June 09, 2002

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

Sunday, June 09, 2002

National

President Prof. AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday advised the authorities of the private universities to seriously ensure quality education and widen the range of their faculties covering moral education.

Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia has asked newly-elected Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka to ensure civic amenities for the city dwellers befitting a metropolis of the 21st century,

A female student of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) was killed yesterday when she was caught in a cross-fire between two rival groups of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) on the campus.

Jatiya Ganatantrik Party (JAGPA) and Progressive Nationalist Party (PNP) will formally merge with Jatiya Party (Ershad) today A unification council of the three parties will be held at the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) at 10 am.

Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday termed the proposed budget for 2002-2003 as 'anti-people' and said it lacks any vision or sense of direction.

Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), the apex body of the trade and business community, yesterday welcomed the proposed budget for the year 2002-2003 saying that it would help mobilise domestic resources and develop local industries to make the country self-reliant.

The country's per capital GDP (Gross Domestic Products)  and per capita GNI( Gross National Income) in dollar term have gone down by one and two dollars respectively this fiscal year compared to last year's figure, reports The Daily Star.

Disbursement of long-term industrialloans by banks and financial institutions grew  70.1 per cent  in the first  six months of the current fiscal year over the corresponding period of  the previous fiscal year, reports The Financial Express.

Prices of some essential items including sugar, edible oil, powdered milk, and imported fruits and fish have shot up in the city market following budget proposals for imposition of taxes on these items, reports The Independent.

Hundreds of passengers of inland water transports returned from Sadarghat BIWTA terminal yesterday as launch movement stopped partially due to a wild cat strike by inland water transport workers.

Trading at Dhaka Stock Exchange remained almost unchanged yesterday with the losers outnumbering the gainers. Trade Volume Weighted Index remained static at 819.42 points yesterday marking an insignificant change in percentage.

Another report adds: Trading at Chittagong Stock Exchange marked a slight rise yesterday although the losers dominated the gainers. Trade Volume Weighted Index rose by 0.01 points or 0.0005 per cent to close at 1838.30 points from 1838.29 points on Thursday.

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Neighbour

 

Bangladesh Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan in a meeting with President Pervez Musharraf in Islamabad yesterday expressed concern over the present hostilities between India and Pakistan and said it might bring disaster to the entire region. Khan renewed his call to the two nuclear powers in the region to exercise restraint and solve the problems through dialogues.

War clouds over Idia and Pakistan  appeared to have receded somewhat on Saturday with India welcoming Pakistan pledge to the US to "stop cross-border infiltration permanently.", reports  Times of India.

Home Minister L K Advani has said if East and West Germany could unite, there was no reason why India and Pakistan could not form a confederation.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived Chennai on Saturday evening amidst tight security en route to Bangalore on a four-day visit to India.

Reporters Sans Frontieres (Reporters Without Borders - RSF), an international press-freedom watchdog has called for Myanmar's ruling junta to release a journalist who led a hunger strike as well as hundreds of political prisoners held in the country's jails, reports AFP.
 

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 International

In a series of deadly episodes Saturday in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Palestinian gunmen killed a pregnant woman and two others at an Israeli settlement, and at least six armed Palestinians died  two in an attack on another settlement.

Under tight security, thousands of protesters marched peacefully through Rome on Saturday to air grievances over genetically modified food and other agriculture issues two days before the start of a U.N. summit in the Italian capital.

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 Sports

Mohammedan Sporting Club maintained their lead in the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey league defeating Bangladesh Sporting Club by 4-1 at Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium on Saturday.

Four-time champions Brazil dished out a World Cup masterclass to tournament debutants China in a South Korean stadium Saturday, turning on the style in a 4-0 thrashing.

Two late goals in four minutes gave Croatia a surprise 2-1 win over Italy in World Cup group G on Saturday -- the Italians' first defeat in normal time in the finals since 1994.

Twenty years after the war between Britain and Argentina over the Falklands, 300 of the islandsí residents cheered Englandís 1-0 football victory against the Argentine squad in a World Cup match on Friday.

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