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Tuesday, September 10, 2002

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2002


The normal city life remains disrupted due to a half-day hartal being enforced by the BUET student's unity Against Terrorism. The Educational institutions are  closed and the movement of motorised vehicles is thin. The city shopping centres and private business establishments also remain closed this morning.

Earlier on Monday, police arrested  nine student leader on Dhaka University campus as they tried to bring out procession on Dhaka University campus amids strickt police cordon.

In a campus violence in Sylhet yesterday, a Chhatradal worker, Jewel, was killed and 20 were injured as Ialami Chhatra Shibir workers attacked a Chhatradal meeting at Government  Modon Mohun University College in Sylhet. The college was closed for an indefinite period.

The cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia yesterday took decision to release 2000 officials and workers of BADC under golden handshake. The meeting also approved the draft law of Retirement Benefit for Non-government Teachers.

Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia this afternoon opens the Bangladesh-UK Friendship Bridge over the Meghna river connecting Ashuganj and Bhairab on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway.

Two more dengue patients died and at least 89 were admitted to hospitals in the last 24 hours.

Three officials of the Food Directorial have been sent to forced retirement for their involvement in Wheat Scam. Earlier, they were put under suspension.

A 31-member new central committee of Jatiyatabadi Chhatradal has been declared with Shahabuddin Laltu as the convenor after keeping the committee suspended for 23 months.

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Some 100 people died and 150 were injured after sabotage derailed a train in eastern India, the country's junior railway minister said today. Minister of State for Railways Bandaru Dattareya said 100 were killed and 150 injured when the Rajdhani Express headed to New Delhi derailed late Monday in the state of Bihar. "We don't have a complete picture right now, but we can say 100 people have died and 150 are injured," he told reporters in the Indian capital.

A fierce battle is underway between security forces and Maoist rebels in the west of Nepal after two rebel attacks in as many days left more than 100 people dead.

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UN Secretary General Kofi Annan tells world leaders to weigh military action against Iraq carefully because of the impact it could have on the region.

Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat said, he would quit power if the Parliament decides and elects a new leader to replace him     

The United States warned of the threat of new terror strikes against its interests and citizens worldwide on the anniversary on Wednesday of the September 11 attacks. The State Department told Americans around the world to be "especially vigilant during the period around the anniversary of the attacks of September 11." "There is a continuing threat of terrorist actions, which may target civilians and include suicide operations," the department said in a new worldwide alert to Americans.

A Palestinian man was shot dead and two others injured during a gunbattle in the West Bank with Israeli troops seeking to capture a member of the Palestinian security forces, Palestinian hospital sources said today. The shoot-out occurred after Israeli forces descended upon the office of military information in Betunia, in the autonomous Palestinian West Bank area of Ramallah, where their target, Riad Nayef, was working.

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Bangladesh Cricket Team has left for Sri Lanka to participate in the ICC Champions trophy. Bangladesh will meet Australia in its first match on September 19 and New-Zealand in its second match on September 23. Pete Samprass won the US open tennis championship beating Andre Agasi.  

Flavio Saretta, called up for Brazil's Davis Cup World Group qualifying tie against Canada next week, crashed out of the Brazil Open in 45 minutes on Monday.

Venus Williams is likely to face a fine after withdrawing from the Brazil Open on the eve of the tournament. The world number two cited tiredness as she pulled out on Sunday - the day after she had lost to sister Serena in the US Open final.

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