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

Wednesday, 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  election victory.

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, including Malaysians.

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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 and internationally.

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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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