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Sunday, July 18, 2010

Football match to create awareness about police recruitments

ANI, Jhargram, 18 July : The West Bengal police has announced a football match to be played on Monday in Lalgarh as part of their welfare programme for the Maoist-affected areas and to create awareness among the youth for recruitment in police services.
West Midnapore Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma said the aim of the football match is to create awareness among the youth for recruitment in police services. “We are expecting a lot of young crowd at the event, so we are planning to give information about recruitment for various positions in the police force, like officers and constables,” said Verma. “People are not aware about the time or criteria for recruitment to various posts, so we will try to tell them about it on that day,” he added.
Verma further said that the best player of the tournament would be sent to Germany for 10 days of training. “This is an effort to strengthen our relations with the public in which we are organising a football tournament that will be played on 19 July in Lalgarh. Eight teams will participate in the tournament,” said Verma.

ULFA appealed to Bangladesh's govt to stop 'crackdown'
Kolkata, 18 July : The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) has appealed to Bangladesh's Awami League government to stop its ongoing crackdown against the insurgent organisations of northeastern India.
"A party like the Awami League, which fought for Bangladesh's freedom, should try and understand our passion for independence. "We are fighting against Indian colonialism much the same way they fought against colonialism of Pakistan," the ULFA 'commander-in-chief' Paresh Barua said in a statement e-mailed to Bengal Newz.
Cockroach in food in Duronto Express, passengers protest
Howrah, 18 July : Passengers of the Mumbai-Howrah Duronto Express Sunday night staged protests at the Howrah station after the discovery of a cockroach in a meal supplied on the train.
The passengers alleged that while the cockroach was found in the rice, several other food items given for lunch Sunday were either stale or of poor quality. Some of the agitators alleged that 15 passengers were taken ill by consuming the food. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) admitted the discovery of an “insect” in rice.
Four cases filed by RAB against arrested ULFA leaders
Kishoreganj, 18 July : Four cases has been filed against the arrested leader of the separatist group, United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), Ranjan Chowdhury and his associate Prodip Marak at Bhairab Police Station.
Rapid Action Battalion- 9's deputy assistant director of Bhairab camp Karim Ullah filed the cases under the weapons, explosives, illegal immigration and anti-terrorism acts on Saturday night.

Manzur Alam sworn in as Chittagong Corporation's mayor
Dhaka, 18 July : M Manzur Alam was sworn in as the mayor of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) mayor on Sunday.
Bangladesh Prime minister Sheikh Haisna administered the oath at the international conference centre in her office. Local government minister Syed Ashraful Islam, LGRD state minister Jahangir Kabir Nanak and other senior government officials were present at the oath-taking ceremony. Opposition leader Khaleda Zia was also invited to the programme.
Islam will administer oaths of the CCC ward councilors at the LGRD ministry at Agargaon at around noon. The newly elected 41 ward councilors and 14 female councilors of the CCC visited prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her government residence, Ganabhaban, on Saturday night. Photo : Mustafiz Mamun

Information Technology to generate 20,000 + jobs in WB
Kolkata, 18 July : West Bengal Information Technology (IT) Minister Debesh Das Saturday said the IT companies in the state are estimated to hire 20,000-25,000 people in 2010.
"A lot of new companies are being set up in the state and the existing ones are on expansion mode. We expect that about 20,000-25,000 new jobs will be added this year," Das told reporters on the sidelines of a programme organised by Bengal Chamber of Commerce. The state reported 15,000 employment in the IT and ITeS sector in 2009. At present, around 100,000 professionals are employed in this sector.
IT services company Wipro Ltd, in December 2009, announced that it would set up a second facility in the state spread over 50 acres.

Bangladesh opposition BNP warns against '72 constitution
Dhaka, 18 July : Bangladesh's main opposition BNP has threatened to launch a mass movement unless the ruling party stops its move to reinstate the 1972 constitution.
Concerning the prime minster's call to form an all-party parliamentary committee to amend the constitution, BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain on Saturday said, "It is nothing but an ill-motive." "Move away from restoring the 1972 constitution. Otherwise you'll have to face the people and lose power," he threatened while addressing a procession at Muktangan.

Andaman MP Bishnu R demands continuation of NIT seats
UNI, Port Blair, 18 July : The lone Member of Parliament from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bishnu Pada Ray, today demanded that the allotment of 44 supernumerary seats in various National Institutes of Technologies (NIT) to the students in the Islands be continued.
''The students of this Union Territory were allotted only ten seats in the newly-established Puducherry and A and N Islands NIT at Puducherry and dispensed with the earlier practice of allotment of supernumerary seats in various NITs,'' Ray told UNI.

Bangladesh police arrest coughsyrup Phensedyl smuggler
BBC News, Dhaka, 18 July : Police in northern Bangladesh have arrested an army major for allegedly carrying hundreds of bottles of a cough syrup which is illegal there.
Millions of drug addicts use Phensedyl, which contains codeine and is said to relax the nerves. It is also used as an alternative to alcohol, which is forbidden to the mainly Muslim population. READ FULL STORY