He said the investigation agency of the International Crimes Tribunal started investigation into a case filed on 21 July this year in which Nizami, Mojahid, Kamaruzzaman and Mollah have been made accused. The tribunal has received a case filed with Pallabi Police Station against the four accused on charge of killing 345 freedom fighters in Mirpur during the Liberation War in 1971. န Photos : UNB
Kolkata, 25 July : WB state Congress leadership has asked its senior alliance in West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress, “to filter out hoodlums” from its ranks, the likes of which had attacked Congress supporters on their way back from Khejuri in East Medinipur district after a rally there on Saturday.
Describing the incident as “very unfortunate” Manas Bhunia, president of the West Bengal Pradesh Congress committee said here on Sunday that such occurrences provide “the CPI(M) reasons to applaud and laugh” at a time “when the fight of the Congress-Trinamool Congress alliance is against the CPI(M)-led Left Front in the State.” Congress supporters held demonstrations at various places condemning the attack, and demanding the arrest of those responsible.
Benchmark index of the Dhaka Stock Exchange - DSE General Index - nosedived 204 points, or 3.19 percent to 6,200. It's the highest fall after the market crash in 1996, when the market bubbled first and then bust. On 5 November of 1996, the index rose to 3,649 points from 957 points on 2 July, 1996. But the market started crashing from 6 November, 1996 with the index dropping 233 points on the day. The index went down by some 600 points to 3,065 points on 30 November, and the declining trend continued to May of 1999. Stockbrokers pointed out the regulator's intervention to control the credit flow into the market as the major reason for the downward. The Securities and Exchange Commission, the stockmarket regulator, came up with four measures in the last two months to calm down the market through controlling the credit flow.
The last one, capping credit exposure to single client borrower at Tk 10 for merchant banks and Tk 5 crore for stockbrokers, came into effect on Sunday. "The market saw the biggest drop, as it reacted negatively to the regulator's measures," said Md Shakil Rizvi, president of the DSE.
Jalpaiguri, 25 July : The black box or digital flight data recorder was located from near the spot in Bhotputti village where the crash took place, a senior Air Force officer told reporters here.
The MiG-27 had taken off from the Hashimara Air Base on a routine sortie and crashed within minutes, killing one person on the ground and injuring many. A farmer Bholen Roy, who was cultivating his field, was killed when the fighter jet crashed between Moynaguri and Chengrabandha.Two more persons, who were seriously injured, later died at hospital, taking the toll due to the crash to three.Teenager Purnima Rai succumbed to her burn injuries at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital last night.
The latest statistics of the country's Institute of Epidemiology,Disease Control and Research under the Health Ministry released here on Sunday showed 298 cases of Swine Flu were confirmed during January-June period of this year, raising the overall figure to 1,183. Of total flu cases in the first six months of this year, the official data showed, 61 cases were detected in June, 55 cases in May, 98 cases in April, 73 cases in March, 10 cases in February and 1 case in January.
The official data also showed that during the same period a 34- year-old woman died of the disease. With the latest death case this year, the number of flu death toll in the country has so far risen to 7 since recording its first A/H1N1 case on 18 June last year. န Photo : Monirul Alam
PTI, Jhargram, 25 July : The body of a Trinamool Congress worker allegedly killed by the Maoists was found today in West Midnapore district, police said.
Hemanto Mahato, 35, was forcibly taken away from his house in Sankrail area last night by the Maoists, they said, adding that his bullet-ridden body was found this morning. In posters kept near Mahato's body, Maoists claimed that he was a police informer and was involved in extorting money from locals.
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Bangladesh secured the fourth position in terms of value followed by China, EU-27 countries and Turkey, said the report. According to the report, China exported apparel items worth $115billion, EU-27 countries $103.40 billion, Turkey $14 billion and Bangladesh more than $10 billion. The report was prepared on the basis of export data of 2007 of the respective countries.
Faruque Hassan, vice-president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), said the latest position of Bangladesh might be third in terms of value and volume, as apparel exports have maintained steep growth over the last few years.
Chittagong, 25 July : Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Mongla have been advised to hoist local cautionary signal number three, as southwest monsoon is strong over north Bay.
Under the monsoon's influence deep convection is taking place over north Bay and its adjoining coastal areas of Bangladesh, a press release of the Met Office said on Sunday. Squally weather may affect the maritime ports. All fishing boats and trawlers over north Bay and deep sea have been advised to come close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.
More than 120 people had boarded the small boat to cross the river and return to Safargunj village from Kamalgunj. District Magistrate of South Dinajpore Ashok Banerjee said, “About 60 people are still missing. We have found four bodies.
An official statement said Saturday that of the three greenfield airports, one at Pakyong in Sikkim is already under construction at a cost of Rs.264 crore. The two other greenfield airports would be set up at Arunachal Pradesh's capital Itanagar and Cheitu in Nagaland's capital Kohima. The development of Tezu airport in Arunachal Pradesh, at a cost of Rs.79.00 crore, has been approved during 2009-10, it said. The project is being implemented by the Airports Authority of India. The airport will be ready for operations by March 2012. Besides, the viability gap funding to M/s Alliance Air for providing air services in the northeastern region has been approved for 2010 and 2011 at a cost of Rs.94.14 crore, the statement said.
On development of national highways in the region, the statement said, about 596 km length has been completed during 2009-10. 'About 2,319 km of roads and highways have been developed in Arunachal Pradesh. Bids have already been received for four projects with a total length of 776 km to be awarded shortly. The Trans-Arunachal Highway forms an important part of this initiative,' the statement said.