She said this while addressing her party Awami League's extended meeting at Ganabhaban. The prime minister called upon the grass-root level activists to strengthen their activities and work sincerely for implementing the election manifesto. "Everybody will have to be alert as conspiracies to destroy the democracy are on," she said.
Highlighting different achievements of her government in the first one year of the tenure, she said everyone has to vow to build 'sonar bangla'. န Photo : PID
Divisional forest officer Narayan Mahanta, who is in charge of the zoo, admitted it was sheer luck that no one got injured. "We were worried that if Dibyu had attacked, it would have caused mayhem. Luckily she didn't. The entire incident happened due to lack of coordination between the zoo keeper and cleaners". န Photos : Chinmoy Roy
Nandigram, 30 January : The Railway budget for 2010-11 will be presented in Parliament either on February 23 or 24, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said today. "Possibily, the rail budget will be presented on February 23 or 24," Banerjee said while inaugurating the commencement of work for construction of railway lines at Nandigram in East Midnapur district.
"The first consignment of oranges would be exported to Sylhet in Bangladesh soon through the Dawki land customs station in Meghalaya," a senior Meghalaya government official said. "New Delhi has recently agreed to a Bhutan government proposal to carry out the export to Bangladesh through the northeastern states."
To finalise the modalities and formalities, a delegation from Bhutan comprising a member of the Bhutan Chamber of Commerce, Bhutan export and import association, Indo-Bhutan friendship association and government officials earlier this week had visited the Dawki land customs station.
Bhutan has so far been exporting oranges, ginger and various other crops to Bangladesh through West Bengal. Bhutan has been producing on an average 100,000 tonnes of oranges annually.
UNI, Agartala, 30 January : Country's leading crop scientist has suggested Tripura to make modification in agricultural management approach in implementation of perspective plan to achieve self-sufficiency in food grain production.
Talking to UNI, Deputy Director General(DDG) of Crop Sciences in Indian Council of Agricultural Research(ICAR) Prof S K Datta made it clear that Tripura has failed to trap the full agricultural potential because of improper agricultural land management.
''The state like Tripura should follow an integrated land use and framing practices before adopting any perspective plan, agricultural techniques adopted in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh or West Bengal would not be applicable for hilly states in Northeast,'' Prof Datta said.
Buzz up!Such road blockade by the GJMM defies the Supreme Court's directive that prohibits any political party or faction from blocking any of the national highways, as a part of the stir or movement with an ultimatum that it would lead to annulling of their registration.
Port Blair, 30 January : Troubled by the high airfares in Port Blair and mainland sector being charged by aviation companies, the Andaman and Nicobar administration organised a meeting here to find out a solution to the problem.
During the meeting yesterday, various short term measures were suggested by officials of Andaman and Nicobar administration and public representatives of these islands which comprised re-balancing the air fares for the benefit of the islanders and the tourists alike by the airline operators, introducing islanders fare at par with the facility available at Lakshadweep Islands and restriction on bulk booking by the airlines
Comilla, 30 January : Five people were killed and 20 others injured in a head-on collision between a bus and a truck at Sujadpur in Chouddagram upazila of Comilla Saturday morning.
Police said a Dhaka-bound bus from Feni collided with a Chittagong-bound truck coming from opposite direction at about 6:00am(BDST), killing five people on the spot. The injured were admitted to Chouddagram upazila health complex and Comilla Medical College Hospital.
Transport movement on Dhaka-Chittagong highway was disrupted for about two hours following the accident. A case was filed with Chouddagram Police Station.
Dhaka, 30 January : Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC) Saturday morning sat in a meeting at party president Sheikh Hasina's political office in Dhanmondi prior to holding the extended meeting.
AL presidium member and deputy leader of the parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury is presiding over the meeting. The ALCWC will approve the amended constitution of the country. After around 20 months, the ruling Awami League will an extended meeting in efforts to revamp the organisation. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the meeting at Ganobhaban.
Pradeep Vyas, director of the Sunderbans Biosphere Reserve (SBR) told Bengal Newz here that the census would be conducted in February. The exact dates would, however, be decided after the field training of staff was over. "Training of the staff is now underway and their field training will begin by the end of this month," Vyas said, adding 200 tiger guards will assist the census staff.
For the first time DNA sampling method would be tried for the tiger head counting in the famous mangrove forest, he said.
IANS, Kolkata, 30 January : Three villagers were injured when armed Maoist attacked a local club in West Midnapore district of West Bengal, police said Saturday.
Eight Maoists opened fire at the villagers late Friday when they assembled to see a folk theatre arranged in the premises of a local club. The incident took place at Dhanshola village under Shalboni police station. "We have got the information about the attack early this (Saturday) morning and immediately sent our force to the spot. We have not registered any case so far as our officers have still not returned from the location," a police officer told IANS. He said no one has been arrested so far.