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Saturday, June 6, 2009

န ICC world Twenty 20 cricket match : India Vs Bangladesh

Trent Bridge, Nottingham, 6 June :
(L) Naeem Islam of Bangladesh (3rdL) celebrates after taking the wicket of India's captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (not pictured).

(R) Bangladesh's Zunaed Siddique, left, plays a shot as India's wicketkeeper captain MS Dhoni looks on during their Twenty20 World Cup cricket match at Trent Bridge cricket ground Nottingham, England.
Photos : AP
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Congress to attend acyclone relief all-party meeting
Kolkata, 6 June : The Congress will attend the all-party meeting convened by West Bengal's Left Front (LF) government on Sunday to chart out a course of action for relief and rescue operations in the cyclone-hit districts including the Sundarbans.
"We'll participate in the all-party meeting and provide constructive suggestions to the government. We are for an effective plan of action to carry out the relief operations," Congress state unit working president Pradip Bhattacharya told Journalists in Kolkata. Congress Legislative Party (CLP) leader Manas Bhuniya and the other state working president Subrata Mukherjee will represent the party at the deliberations.
However, Bhattacharya said they did not understand why the state government has called this all-party meeting now, more than one week after the devastation. "They should have called this meeting much earlier," he said.

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Bangladesh Clocks go ahead from 19 June midnight
Dhaka, 1 June : Bangladesh will introduce Daylight Saving Time from midnight on 19 June, in a bid to save power, the cabinet decided on last Monday. Clocks will be set one hour ahead at midnight to 1.00am(BDST), said the prime minister's press secretary Abul Kalam Azad.
The government is introducing DST, as practiced in many parts of the world, as the country faces acute energy shortages, especially in summer. Azad cited the example of 70 countries which advance clocks as necessary. "Energy consumption is increasing in our country day by day due to socio-economic development," he said.
The power demand peaks to 5000-5500MW in the evenings, with the deficit standing at 800MW from 1000MW during the peak hours. Days are longest between March to September, with more hours of sunlight. The power deficit can be overcome by extending the hours of sunlight even further, he said.
The state minister for power said earlier this month that the new timing may continue until the end of September.
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"UNICEF" provides relief facilities in West Bengal
Kolkota, 6 June : The United Nations Children's Fund along with its partners Ramakrishna Mission Lokshiksha Parishad, a local NGO is providing relief facilities for the cyclone-affected victims in South 24 Paraganas district in cyclone-hit West Bengal. Millions of people in India and Bangladesh who have been temporarily displaced are in desperate need of water, food and adequate shelter after the cyclone Aila hit the region.

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Tripura seeks review of Union HRD Ministry’s decision
Agartala, 6 June : The Tripura government has requested the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) to review the decision regarding increasing the level of points to be scored in the AIEEE for state students for admission to the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Agartala.
Official sources said the state higher education authorities urged the HRD Ministry in a letter today to revert last year’s eligibility criteria for Tripura students for admission to NIT Agartala. The number of total points to be scored had been increased to 100 this time from 31 for Tripura students. "Agartala NIT has altogether 500 seats where 250 were exclusively meant for Tripura students and the eligibility criteria was securing points from total 31 in the AIEEE but now this has been increased to 100 at par with national level, which has become a problem for the state’s students," the officials pointed out. They argued that since Tripura’s education standards could not match upto the national level, the state government had been fighting for the NIT to facilitate admission of local students and till last year it was maintained, but now suddenly the criteria was enhanced.
Meanwhile, Leader of the Opposition Ratan Lal Nath also opposed the Ministry’s decision and sent fax message to Indian HRD Minister Kapil Sibal seeking his intervention on the issue.