"We have found six bodies, including of a woman cadre and Sidhu Soren, chief of the Sidhu-Kanhu Gana Militia, adding that the encounter stretched for four hours." West Midnapore Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma told Bengal Newz.
Special commando Ashish Tiwari, who was critically injured in the gunbattle, died while being taken to hospital. န Photo : AFP
PTI, Guwahati, 26 July : At least four Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel were today killed and three others seriously injured in an encounter with National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants in lower Assam's Chirang district.
The personnel, who were on patrol, were attacked by the militants at around noon and an encounter followed at Amlaiguri under Bijni police station in which the casualties occurred, Additional Superintendent of Police P Langhang said. The injured were rushed to the Kokrajhar civil hospital.
A senior court official, Mohammed Shahinur Islam, told the BBC on Monday the four would not be able to apply for bail under Monday's warrants. Jamaat-e-Islami accuses the government of using war crimes charges to try to curb the opposition party's activities. The next hearing in the case will be on 2 August. ။ File cartoon courtesy : Daily Star READ FULL STORY
Dr Dasgupta said in the Assembly that the government would provide subsidy of Re.1 a litre on diesel used for public transport in the state. He said the government would deposit the subsidy amount in the bank accounts of the taxi, bus and minibus operators every month. Subsidy to the public transport operators would be provided from 1 August. However, there would be no reduction in the retail price of diesel. At present, a litre of diesel in the state costs Rs.39.94.
Dhaka, July : Much expected Sangsad Bangladesh, a new TV channel on parliamentary activities, is expected to go on air by December next.
This was informed by Information Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury while making a power point presentation on the project “Launching Developmental Channel in Bangladesh Television” to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at her office Monday afternoon.
"The interests of the workers will be ensured in the new wage structure," Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain told the media on Monday, after an inter-ministerial coordination meeting at the Secretariat. "We have time to finalise the structure by 28 July, but the Minimum Wage Board will finalise it on Monday," he said.
Guwahati, 26 July : Six people, including three schoolgirls and three of a family, drowned Monday in Assam's rain-swollen rivers, police said.
Three school girls drowned and two went missing while they were taking a dip at Mangaldoi river near Mangaldoi town (about 80 km from here), a police spokesperson said. "As part of the Hindu festival of Bol Bom, crowds converged at the river bank to perform certain rituals when three girls drowned," the police official said.
SK Tofael Hasan, magistrate of the Dhaka's Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, gave the order after formally receiving the charge-sheet submitted on 12 July. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) submitted the charge-sheet accusing 824 people, including 21 fugitive BDR personnel, in the Peelkhana killings case.
Kanthi, 26 July : Over 300 persons fell victims to food poisoning at a religious function in East Midnapore District.
The victims consumed the religious offerings during a mass meal served at a gathering in Badalpur village on the Kanthi Block of the district on Saturday evening. “400 people were invited to a religious function and all of them were badly affected by food poisoning. We arranged some doctors and nurses for their treatment. 15 patients are already admitted at Kanthi Sub Divisional hospital, other patients will also be sent to hospital,” said Kanthi's Block Development Officer (BDO), Prasun Ghosh.
PTI, Kolkata, 26 July : Maoist-backed PCPA will protest against Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's proposed rally at Lalgarh next month to express sympathy for harassed villagers.
The organisation would mobilise people to protest against the proposed August nine rally and Mamata Banerjee's "double standard", People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) spokesman Monoj Mahato told PTI from an undisclosed location. "We vehemently protest against the proposed rally. She is trying to fish in troubled waters. We will never allow that to happen," Mahato said.
He further pointed out that as quite a few students of the university come from the northeast, North Bengal and countries such as Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh, RBU wanted to set up a campus close to their respective homes. "This is also being done to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore," said Das.