News Brief, Summary of
more than 20 leading Bangla & English Dailies, Source : News Garden
October 02, 2002
Ruling party cultural front and the
combined groups of cultural activists, teachers, artistes held separate
rallies peacefully and without any police obstruction yesterday when the
four-party alliance government celebrated its first anniversary of
Awami League president Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday asked her party men and
people to unseat "the corrupt and repressive regime" and rescue the
nation from the "suffocating situation."Another ward commissioner of
the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) and one of his close associates were
gunned down in broad-daylight at the city's Mohammadpur area yesterday.
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United States Tuesday called for an
early resumption of dialogue between India and Pakistan to defuse
tension in the region, reports The Dawn.
The European parliament yesterday called for a resumption of dialogue
between India and Pakistan to defuse tensions between the two
nuclear-armed arch rivals. Enrique Baron, who is leading a European
Union parliamentary delegation to New Delhi, said the EU would be happy
to act as a mediator for talks between India and Pakistan if needed.
Two Indian planes collide during practice for an air show in the western
state of Goa, killing 15 people according to a Times of India reports.
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir say separatist Islamic militants
carried out an ambush on a bus Tuesday in which at least nine people
died.sThe Chief Minister of India's north-eastern state of Tripura says
separatist groups active in his state are continuing to find shelter in
neighbouring Bangladesh. In an interview with the BBC, Chief Minister,
Manik Sarkar said he had handed over a list of 51 rebel camps which he
says are in Bangladesh's Sylhet and Chittagong Hill Tracts region.
The Pakistani Government condemns a move by Washington to start
registering Pakistani men visiting the US as a security
measure.Declaring "I am not a thief, I am not a terrorist", Malaysian
Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad chided the United States today for
targeting Muslims under new immigration rules to catch would-be
terrorists. From today, U.S. immigration officers will register,
fingerprint and photograph anyone they feel fits a terrorist profile,
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Iraq has agreed to allow the return
of U.N. weapons inspectors, and an advance team is due in Baghdad in
about two weeks. But the U.S. says it will thwart the deal if a new U.N.
resolution is not passed before then.US warplanes struck surface-to-air
missile sites at two locations in southern Iraq in the latest of a
flurry attacks on Iraqi air defenses, the US military said.
A rapidly moving Typhoon Higos has swept over Tokyo, lashing the
Japanese capital with heavy rains and high winds but sparing the city
from extensive damage.
Senegal's transport minister Youssouf Sakho resigned Tuesday, a day
after the nation's president admitted there were "many, many mistakes"
made in the sinking of a state-run ferry that killed more than 1,000
people.An elaborately-networked gang of Indians involved in human
trafficking was arrested in London on Tuesday. The gang is accused of
smuggling people from Asia to Europe.
The CIA has raised a red flag on the
spread of the AIDS epidemic in five countries, including India, China
and Russia, saying it poses a potential security threat both internally
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Bangladesh Hockey team starts their
14th Asian Games men's field hockey competition campaign today (Wednesday)
taking on Malaysia.Sri Lanka occupy the number one positions for batting
and bowling in the new PwC one-day ratings for the first time ever.
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