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

Tuesday, September 24, 2002


Main opposition Awami League (AL) and western diplomats based in Dhaka have expressed their common concern over the prevailing law and order in the country and shared the view that improvement of the situation is a must for development. Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia on Monday said those engaged in acts of  destroying the genius and merits of our students through instigation to create chaos in the educational institutions, specially the highest seats of learning, in fact, do not want Bangladesh to remain independent and sovereign.

Professor SMA Faiz took over as the 26th vice-chancellor (VC) of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday. According to an order of the Education Ministry, DU chancellor President Iajuddin Ahmed appointed Faiz to the  post of VC for a four-year term as per Article 11(2) of the Dhaka University Ordinance of 1973. Dhaka University (DU) has decided to go in accordance with the government to enforce the rules that require prior permission from the DU authorities for holding programmes at the Central Shaheed Minar.

Different organisations have flatly rejected the report of the probe commission led by motivated one. They said such a report would not only tarnish the image of the retired Justice Abdur Bari Sarkar on Udichi bomb blast terming it controversial and justices but also undermine the people's confidence on them.  In the backdrop of falling inflow of foreign aid, Bangladesh may seek multilateral assistance of about 550 million US dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) soon, aiming to bolster its economic programmes.

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Polling for the second phase of crucial assembly elections spread over three districts of Jammu, Srinagar and Budgam comprising 28 constituencies began this morning amidst a general strike called by Hurriyat Conference and threats from militant groups. At least seven people are killed and 24 injured, ahead of a crucial stage in Kashmir's staggered elections.

Pakistan’s President Gen Pervez Musharraf said  on Monday that ashmiris have rejected the sham elections in the held Kashmir with marginal turnout.

Nepal's government says troops have killed 76 rebels in clashes across the country, raising rebel losses to over 100 in the past three days.

Alarmed by the situation created by “fundamentalist” forces in neighbouring Gujarat, the Maharashtra government is likely to initiate moves to ban the Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), minister of state for home Kripashanker Singh said on Monday.

The Samajwadi Party in India has requested President Kalam to ensure that the Ayodhya demolition case against Deputy PM Advani and his colleagues M M Joshi and Uma Bharti is not derailed by the UP government.

With China and India on the verge of exchanging crucial delimitation maps on the Western and Eastern borders, a top Chinese Liberation Army Commander Lt Gen Zou Geogran on Monday held wide-ranging talks with Indian Defence Secretary Subir Dutta in New Delhi.

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The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations predicted Monday that a resolution on Iraq will be introduced "during the course of the next several days.& quo,  British Prime Minister Tony Blair plans to outline his case for action against Iraq to lawmakers Tuesday before a special, one-day session of Parliament. Blair was expected to present a dossier, collected by British intelligence, about Iraq's alleged programs of developing chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.

Hong Kong and the United States are forging ahead with a plan to post American agents at the territory's ports to stop terrorists from using cargo containers to launch attacks.  The former Miss Russia, Oxana Fedorova, said Monday that she quit her role as Miss Universe after just four months on the job because "the duties really interfered with my education.", reports CNN

Scientists have found yet more evidence to suggest that taking Aspirin could help to protect against major health problems, BBC reports.

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Disaster is destined to follow as the Bangladesh cricket team leaves Colombo today for Johannesburg to play their maiden Test series against South Africa. After crashing out of the ICC Champions Trophy Championship with two heavy defeats against world champions Australia and New Zealand, Khaled Mashud's men will first fly to Dubai, where four fresh players will join the battered side.

Bangladesh produced a woeful batting display as they were bowled out for 77 by New Zealand to lose the final pool match by 167 runs in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy held in Colombo on Monday.

Bangladesh have dropped Mohammad Ashraful, who made a century on his Test debut aged just 17, for their forthcoming tour of South Africa. Ashraful made 114 in his first Test just over a year ago when Bangladesh were
nevertheless crushed by Sri Lanka in Colombo. Wicket-keeper Khaled Mashud remains as captain for the three one-day internationals and two Tests from 3 October.

Victoria Sporting Club, riding on a brilliant hattrick from striker Abul, pulled themselves out of demotion threat when they registered a comprehensive 5-1 win over Farashganj Sporting Club in their last relegation league match of the National Bank Premier Football League with at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday


Bangladesh yesterday drew with Bangkok Tobacco Club 1-1 in their lone practice match in Thailand ahead of the 14th Asian Games. Marat Safin says he is looking forward to facing France in the Davis Cup final in Paris or Marseille because there is far too much pressure on him when he plays at home. Safin overpowered the Wimbledon finalist 7-6 6-7 6-0 6-3 in front of a noisy home crowd at Moscow's Luzhniki Sports Palace to give Russia an unassailable 3-1 lead in the three-day tie.

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