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Saturday, October 05, 2002



Deputy Leader of the Opposition Abdul Hamid spent a day under a virtual siege in the Circuit House in Barisal on Friday as ruling-party supporters due to unleashing  of violence all around allegedly by the ruling party people.Detective police yesterday arrested seven more people from different parts of the city in connection with the killing of ward commissioners KM Ahmed Raju, Shadat Hossain Sikder and Saidur Rahman Newton.

Motaul Alam Mukto, one of the injured in the Satkhira bomb blasts on September 28 died at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday morning. His mother Momtaj Begum is still undergoing tratment at the hospital with severe burnt injuries.

The Danish Ambassador to Bangladesh Niels Severin Munk handed over document of a grant approval of Tk 26.5 million (2.65 crore) to Chairman of Aftab IT Limited (AIL) Monzurul Islam recently.

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Just hours after Pakistan test-fires a nuclear-capable surface-to-surface ballistic missile, India answers with the test-firing of its own surface-to-air missile. The United States says it is "disappointed" after India and Pakistan carried out rival missile tests.Protests have closed eastern Trincomalee as tensions grew over the capture of six soldiers by Tamil Tigers in a stand-off that raised concerns about the island's peace process.


Nepal's King Gyanendra has dismissed the prime minister and his cabinet, temporarily assuming full executive powers. The king's announcement on national television came after Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba had failed to arrange elections scheduled for this November.

India's former top diplomat, J N Dixit, has joined the opposition Congress party. Mr Dixit's career had seen him serve as foreign secretary and as High Commissioner in Pakistan and Sri Lanka before he retired eight years ago.

Protesting the Supreme Court order on Cauvery, agitators on Friday set ablaze engine of the Mysore-Nizamuddin Swarna Jayanti express train near Maddur town in Karnataka.

The intrusion of an unidentified aircraft into Indian airspace near a village in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district on Thursday continues to baffle officials here. Though the IAF radars did not pick up any suspicious plane, the possibility of a low-flying Bangladeshi aircraft ''unintentionally'' straying across the border is now being seriously examined.

A Christian hospital in Pakistan's northwestern border area was attacked with a grenade today, but there were no casualties, a government official said. "A grenade was thrown and landed in the compund of the Christian hospital at Bannu," an interior ministry official told AFP.

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Chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix is preparing to hold talks with top U.S. officials who are expected to tell him to take a hard line with Iraq. The inspectors had earmarked a return date of October 19 after a four-year absence but U.S. President George Bush, backed by Britain, is pushing for a new resolution that would include the threat of military action if Iraq does not fully comply with its demands.

John Walker Lindh, the "American Taleban", is sentenced to 20 years in jail as he apologises in a US court for fighting for the Taleban.

A top official of Russian foreign ministry reaffirmed Friday that Moscow rejected the need to draft any new UN resolutions on Iraq, report agencies Meanwhile, EU defence ministers were to open talks Friday on the Greek island of Crete under pressure to narrow a major gap in military capabilities with the United States (US).

Millions of computers worldwide have been infected this week by a fast-replicating virus called Bugbear and security experts warned today that the threat was still accelerating. Bugbear, known as a mass-mailing worm because it spreads itself through computer users' e-mail programmes, was first identified by a security team in Sydney Sunday, said Lindy Yarnold, a computer security expert with Symantec.

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A three-day Japan Cup Karatedo Tournament and seminar will begin at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday to celebrate the 30years of  diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and Japan.


Ricky Ponting blazed 141 runs to guide Australia from a first-over setback to a commanding 330 for five when bad light stopped play Thursday on the opening day of the first cricket test against Pakistan.Pakistan take up the attack, reaching 210-5 on day two of the first Test in reply to Australia's 467.

Dinesh Mongia makes 101 not out as an Indian Board President's XI makes 275-8 declared against West Indies in Bangalore.

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