PTI, Mumbai, 8 July : Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Wednesday indicated his willingness to begin a new innings as a cricket administrator, saying he wants to stay in touch with the game post-retirement.
To attain the BCCI top post, Ganguly, however, would require to attend at least two annual general body meetings of the board. န Photos : PTI
Das said the man entered the office with a child at around 5pm(BDST). RAB, police and fire service men surrounded the office, said deputy commissioner Abul Kashem Talukder, who was at the spot. Superintendent of police Mohammad Akkas Uddin was also present.
Kolkata, 8 July : Over 70,000 landlines and 10,000 broadband connections including those, reportedly, at WB chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee's Palm Avenue residence tripped after a fire broke out at a BSNL office on Hungerford Street around 10 pm on Tuesday. Though five fire tenders managed to bring the situation under control in two hours, the thick smoke triggered panic in the area.
According to police, the BSNL mother station at 10/2 Hungerford Street seemed to have caught fire after an electrical fault. Apart from the landlines and broadband connections, 3,000 leased lines and 55 RSUS (Remote Satellite Exchange) connected by DLC (Digital Loop Carrier) were affected. BSNL sources said that 55 other exchanges fall under the mother station. All of them have been affected. "The lines at the CM's residence will need repairs," said a BSNL official.
"No BSNL official informed us about the incident, leading to delay. We got a phone call from a local resident and rushed there," said an official of the fire department. DC (South) Rajesh Subarno and other Kolkata police officers went to the spot to probe the case.
Dhaka, 8 July : Bangladesh agriculture minister Motia Chowdhury said Wednesday that Sheikh Hasina numbers as one of the top ten people in the world at risk of assassination.
"Hasina has opponents such as the (main opposition) BNP, who have repeatedly tried to assassinate her, both while in power and out of power," said Motia at her secretariat office. "Hasina is also under threat for being a symbol of secularism against extremism and militancy," she said. Motia's comments follow cabinet approval, on 6 July, for a law to provide lifetime security for the family of slain independence leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Hasina's father.
"Hasina is one of the top ten people in the world whose life is threatened," said Motia.
But Julian Hunte, president of the West Indies Cricket Board, said the first test in St.Vincent would go ahead, although he refused to be drawn on whether they would select an alternative squad for the game. The West Indies Players Association(WIPA) said it had attempted to hold talks in the past few days with the West Indies Cricket Board(WICB) to resolve a number of issues. "The players have requested me as President of WIPA, the players' body, to inform the WICB, sponsors and the public that, regretfully, they cannot with immediate effect continue playing without any contracts with the WICB," WIPA president Dinanath Ramnarine said in a statement.
WICB president Hunte, however, told Reuters he still expected the series to go ahead. န Photo : AP