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Monday, September 30, 2002

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Monday, September 30, 2002

National

 

Charge sheet in the Chhabi Rani Mondal assault case was submitted to Bagerhat court yesterday accusing 15 leaders and activists of Rampal upazila BNP and Jubo Dal. Of the accused, three have so far been arrested, while others are at large.

Home Minister Altaf Hossain Chowdhury said here today that yesterday’s bomb attacks at a movie house and a circus venue in Satkhira town were pre-planned acts of sabotage. He termed the incidents as heinous, inhuman and shocking.

Police continue to investigate two bomb blasts which injured more than 100 people in the south-western town of Satkhira Saturday evening.


The police and the paramilitary forces have been put on red alert across the country to net the criminals responsible for Saturday's bomb explosions at Satkhira that left some 125 wounded. Meanwhile, police arrested six people overnight for interrogation in connection the bomb blasts in Satkhira.

Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina has said the BNP-Jamaat government will have to take the responsibility for Saturday's terrible bomb blasts in Satkhira. "BNP is expert in manufacturing bombs... They had staged seven bombing incidents during the Awami League rule. BNP-Jamaat will have to take the responsibility for Satkhira blasts that killed 10 people," she said.

Charge sheet in the Chhabi Rani Mondal assault case was submitted to Bagerhat court yesterday accusing 15 leaders and activists of Rampal upazila BNP and Jubo Dal. Of the accused, three have so far been arrested, while others are at large.


The halls of Dhaka University reopened yesterday at 10 am after an unscheduled closure of 68 days. The classes will resume on October 3. Bangladesh has closed down its embassies in Poland and Brazil because of the Government's austerity measure, Foreign Office sources said on Sunday.


Association of Development Agencies in Bangladesh (ADAB) on Sunday categorically said it was against involvement of NGOs in party politics, saying that they should jettison such kind of politics.

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Neighbours

 

Five Tamil Nadu-based terrorists, who were planning to kill Indian Deputy PM L K Advani, were shot dead in Bangalore on Sunday. Among those killed was Coimbatore blast suspect Imam Ali, Times of India reports.

Eight people are killed in Indian-administered Kashmir as election officials prepare for the third round of polling.

The United States Chamber of Commerce will launch US-Pakistan Business Council on Monday to promote trade between the two countries and to foster a greater awareness of business opportunities in Pakistan.

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International

 

Israel pulled tanks and troops out of Yasser Arafat's compound in the West Bank on Sunday after Israel's top security officials agreed to ease the military's grip on the Palestinian leader's Ramallah headquarters.

 

A top British envoy is in Beijing to try to garner support for a proposed U.N. resolution that would compel Iraq to disarm or face military action. U.N. chief weapons inspector Hans Blix is due meet Iraqi arms experts in Austria on Monday and Tuesday.

Tea could soon join fruit and vegetables on the list of must-have health foods. Recent studies have suggested the traditional cuppa protects against a range of conditions including cancer, heart disease and Parkinson's. But scientists in the United States now believe that the health benefits are so great that everyone should be urged to drink tea.

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 Sports

 

This event is the largest in its history, with 44 countries and more than 10,000 athletes and officials taking part. Asia's biggest sports event, the Asian Games, has opened in the South Korean port city of Busan with fanfare and fireworks


India and Sri Lanka attempt to complete the ICC Champions Trophy on Monday after rain ruined Sunday's final.  India were 14 without loss in reply to Sri Lanka's 244 in the ICC Trophy final when showers halted play to the disappointment of a holiday crowd.

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