Though Metro Rail services operated normally in the metropolis, trains services, including long-distance and EMU local trains were stopped by the bandh supporters at various stations.
Air-India operated five domestic flights, including Kolkata-Delhi and Kolkata-Mumbai and the Kolkata-Singapore international flight from the N S C Bose International Airport, Airport sources said, adding private airlines did not operate flights. READ BBC STORY န Photos : Reuters, Shankar Mandal
Agartala, 5 July : Life continued normal in Tripura as the CPI(M) led ruling Left Front did not take part in today's bandh against rise of prices of petro products as it had observed a shutdown on the issue on 28 June.
The Left Front, however, morally supported today's nation-wide bandh. The Tripura unit of the BJP, which also called a bandh today, had failed to disrupt normal life.
BBC News, Dhaka, 5 July : A number of rare objects, including a gold cross of Queen Victoria, have been stolen from Bangladesh's National Museum, it has emerged.
The stolen artefacts include 26 rare objects, among them nine gold medals and ancient silver coins. The director general of the museum, Prakash Chandra Das, told the BBC he learned of the theft in April. READ FULL STORY
District Magistrate of Burdwan Omkar Singh Meena said 72 per cent of voters exercised their franchise. The polling began 45 minutes late in four booths after EVMs developed a technical problem, he said. The area was exempted from the 12-hour 'Bharat bandh' called by the NDA and Left parties to protest fuel price hike.
The bypoll was necessitated following the death of West Bengal Power Minister Mrinal Banerjee, who was a CPI(M) MLA here. Congress has fielded a retired industry worker Bansi Badan Karmakar, who was also supported by Opposition Trinamool Congress. CPI(M) has fielded Archana Bhattacharya. န Photo : Niraj Modi
Divers from Fire Service and Civil Defence and BIWTA were carrying out rescue operation in cooperation with police and personnel from the district administration. No body was recovered till the rescue operation was suspended at 1.30 pm, he said. They will resume rescue operation at 8:00am Monday. န Photos : AP
Guwahati, 5 July : The National Investigation Agency probing the terror funding case in Dima Hasao gets remand of DHD-J military chief Niranjan Hojai for 7 days after he was produced before a special court in Guwahati on Monday.
Earlier in the afternoon he was taken to Guwahati two days after he was captured in Nepal. CBI also is set to approach the court seeking his remand.
According to a report published in the Telegraph the report estimated such a manufacturing plant would cost about INR 1,000 crore. The paper quoted Matlub Ahmad chairman of Nitol Niloy Group the parent company of Nitol Motors as saying that "What we are looking at is a core plant in Kishoreganj near Dhaka around which an ancillary industry will grow up.” Ahmed said his company is planning to sell about 12,000 trucks in Bangladesh, while the rest will be exported to India, Myanmar and other countries where engineering goods from Bangladesh have duty-free access, such as Turkey or other European nations.
Nitol runs a joint venture with the TATA that assembles vehicles of the Indian company at Jessore. The proposed Kishoreganj plant will be a large-scale set-up with a supporting auto ancillary hub capable of exporting vehicles to India. While the details of the joint venture are not yet clear, TATA will possibly settle for a 50:50 joint venture with Nitol.
Nitol Motors sells about 700-800 Ace trucks a month in Bangladesh.