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

Tuesday, September 03, 2002

National

Elderly politician Oli Ahmed filed Monday a writ petition  as to why the resignation of Professor AQM Badruzzoa Chowdhury as president  of the republic should not be  declared extra-constitutional.

 Noted Islamic thinker Peer Shaheeb of Narinda Hazrat Shah Syed Nszr Imam Mohammad (RA) died of old age c0mplications Monday in a city clinic. He was 76.

 The government has made an upward revision of gas tariff for the second time in seven months. The new rate, part of an effort to "rationalise prices for different sectors", is effective from September 1. Earlier in January, the government raised the tariff by 4.62 per cent.

 Six government officials, including the private secretary to the food minister and an additional director general (ADG) of the food directorate, have been made officers on special duty (OSD) for their involvement in wheat procurement irregularities.

 The government is considering hiring a cargo aircraft to help  facilitate the  country’s vegetable and fruit export, according to a Financial Express report.

 The government agencies have been investigating the bank accounts of Ekushey Television to find out any suspicious transaction. They are also looking into the work permit of ETV Managing Director Simon Dring, reports The Independent. 

Three inmates of the Dakeswari temple were flushed out and sent to police custody yesterday for forceful occupation of the Puja Committee office in the temple premises.

 The 11-party alliance yesterday termed it an irresponsible remark on the part of Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia  about  Friday’s attack on the motorcade of Awami League President and the Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Haina’s  in kaloara.

 Conjunctivitis (red eye) disease is spreading fast  in an epidemic form in the city  due to environmental pollution.

 With the contamination of  drinking water sources in the monsoon flooding, nearly 300 diarrhoea patients are crowding  the hospitals every day  raising the  national toll at about 57,500  till August 31, according to Diarrhoea control room.

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Neighbours

Pakistan will not join the United States in any military action against Iraq and its leader Saddam Hussein, the country's president, General Pervez Musharraf says.

 Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa has said she would oppose Sonia Gandhi becoming Prime Minister as the Congress president lacked "love and loyalty for the country".

Militants on Monday made an abortive bid on the life of Jammu & Kashmir Industries and Commerce Minister Sheikh Mustafa Kamaal, younger brother of Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah.

Amidst unconfirmed reports that 17 kids lost their lives in the referral hospital, forcing the authorities to stop fresh admission due to oxygen shortage and order an inquiry. Aggrieved relatives thronged the hospital premises since early on Monday morning alleging gross negligence on the part of the doctors and medical staff, which the hospital authorities denied.

 West Bengal chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee on Sunday promised to meet the challenge posed by the Kamtapur Liberation Organization in north Bengal on equal terms. “We also want to see how many guns they have,” he thundered, while addressing a public meeting at Dhupguri where five CPM workers were shot dead by the KLO.

Pakistani election officials have rejected cricket legend Imran Khan's bid to run for Parliament from one of three constituencies in which he has been nominated, a party spokesman said on Monday.

China appears to have blocked leading internet search engine Google, sparking speculation of a crackdown on its content viewed as subversive ahead of a Communist Party congress in November.

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International

 

Governments in the Earth Summit in Johannesburg reach agreement on renewable energy sources but fail to set any target percentages or dates.
 

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 Sports

A 7th minute penalty gave  Mohamedan Sporting Club  a lone goal victory  against Badda Jagaroni  Sangsad in the  national Bank  Premier Football league  at the  Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.

 With new signing Ronaldo applauding from the stands, Real Madrid kicked off its Spanish league season Monday with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Espanyol. Beaming at his presentation on Monday, Ronaldo said he intends to repay Real with goals after his transfer from Inter Milan.

 Richard Williams, father of the world's top two women tennis players Serena and Venus Williams, has threatened to kill the German man who has followed Serena around the world if he harms his 20-year-old daughter. The 34-year-old German, Albrecht Stromeyer, arrested for stalking world No. 1 Serena Williams, has pursued Williams at tournaments around the world and has made numerous attempts to contact her.

 Australia beat Kenya by eight wickets in Nairobi after bowling them out for 84, their lowest one-day international total.

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