A police officer said the explosion occurred at Burishol near the Pirakata police outpost under Lalgarh police station of West Midnapore district around 3 p.m. as the security personnel were patrolling the area. "As the team of policemen neared the spot leading to the forest, the Maoists triggered the blast. There may be more than one explosion, thought it is yet to be confirmed. The number of injured policemen may also rise," the officer said.
Dhaka, 27 November : At least 14 people were killed and 100 injured in four road accidents during Eid-ul-Azha as people rushed home to celebrate the festival with their families.
The accidents occurred in Rajbari, Tangail, Pabna and Madaripur Friday, Star Online reported. In all the cases, the drivers of over-crowded buses lost control. According to media reports, there is a huge rush for train and bus tickets as thousands of people leave Dhaka for their villages during the festival.
Agartala, 27 November : Dr Dnyandeo Yashwantrao Patil was today sworn in as Governor of Tripura at a simple ceremenony at the Dubar Hall of Raj Bhavan here.
Other projects sanctioned include 18 rural road projects (Rs 70.26 crore), six rural bridge projects (Rs 35.10 crore), improvement of navigability (Rs. 11.76 crore), fishing jetty (Rs 9.32 crore), six rural markets (Rs. 8.80 crore), 19 block livestock development office projects (Rs 8.52 crore), and three flood protection projects (Rs. 7.49 crore).
Chittagong, 27 November : Speakers at a roundtable in the city yesterday expressed the view that the presence of the Army in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) is acceptable but the administration must be run by civilians.
The discussion titled 'A Decade of Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Accord: an Evaluation' was organised by the daily Bhorer Kagoj at its office marking the completion of a decade of the CHT peace accord, reports UNB. Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on CHT Affairs Ministry Shah Alam MP presided over the function.