The 37-year-old actor is also hopeful that India might one day host a premier motorcycle racing event like the Moto GP and have a racer like Valentino Rossi compete in India. န File Photos : Reuters
Kolkata, Jhargram, 4 August : Shedding their initial opposition to the Trinamool Congress gathering at Lalgarh, the Maoist-led People’s Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) has decided to take part in the 9 August rally after Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee set aside political banners and gave it a broader shape.
"We are always against terror and violence. We are ready to cooperate with the Santras Birodhi Mancha to help bring peace in Jangalmahal,” PCPA secretary Manoj Mahato said on Wednesday. Asked why they had changed their stand just days after threatening to derail Mamata’s rally, he said: “The situation has undergone a sea change. Earlier it was a party rally, but now it is an apolitical forum that includes intellectuals, rights activists and social activists who are campaigning against state terror.”
The museum and tourist spot will come up at the remote Chittakhola area under Belonia subdivision and the foundation stone for the construction is slated to be laid by Bangladesh foreign minister Dr Deepu Moni on 16 September.
Speaking on the issue, SDO (Belonia) Manik Das said preparations were in full swing to ensure success of the programme in Chittakhola, which had been cleared of jungles by forest employees and officials. He said during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971, Chittakhola had functioned as one of the 11 warfront camps in Tripura.
UN Under Secretary General Alen Le Roy and Military Advisor Abiakor highly praised the performance of the Bangladesh Women Police Formed Unit in Haiti during a discussion on “Integrating a Gender Perspective into the work of the United Nations military in peacekeeping operations” at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Bangladesh Permanent Representative to UN Dr Abdul Momen, Norwegian Permanent Representative Morten Wetland, Ms. Marcela Donadio and Faida Mwangilwa took part in the panel discussion organized by 'Department of Peacekeeping Operations' and 'Department of Field Support’.
Norwegian Permanent Representative Morten Wetland said Bangladesh is a unique example of women empowerment before other nations of the world.
The accused include officials of the offices of secretary general and deputy secretary general, the operation and training department, administrative department, communications department, medical department, and other related units. Out of the 337 accused, 202 have already been arrested in a murder case filed with New Market police station.
The court has ordered law enforcers to detain the remaining 135, who are on duty at the Peelkhana headquarters. The hearing of the charges has been scheduled on 10 August. န File Photo
PTI, Tezpur, 4 August : Four women insurgents of the anti-talk faction of NDFB (R) were arrested along with a two-year old child in lower Assam's Sonitpur district and documents containing plans of bomb blast were found in their possession. The four, along with the child, were apprehended at the Assam State Transport Corporation bus stop in Tezpur by a team led by Superintendent of Police Jitmol Doley while proceeding to Myanmar via Nagaland last night and letters by a NDFB leader regarding bomb blast plans were recovered from them, official sources said. Police also recovered Rs 12.16,135 lakh in cash, believed to be extortion money, from the four as well besides the letters of NDFB (National Democratic Front of Bodoland) Ranjan Daimary '3rd battalion' faction.
The opposition came on a day when the Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee sought states' cooperation in introducing the new indirect tax system from next fiscal. "This proposed draft Constitutional amendment bill related to GST in its present form is not acceptable to the states," Asim Dasgupta, Chairman of the Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers on GST, told reporters after a meeting of the panel.
He said states are against infringement on their financial autonomy and have certain reservations on the draft bill's provisions for the GST Council and the GST Disputes Authority.
Kolkata, 4 August : Running of passenger trains on the Kharagpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Adra sections in West Midnapore district will continue to remain suspended till 6 August between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am in view of security reasons, an official release said. Accordingly, some trains have been diverted, re-scheduled and regulated, it said.
SE Rly release said, 8005/8006 Howrah-Koraput-Howrah Express will run via Howrah-Kharagpur-Bhadrak-Angul-Sambalpur and vice versa instead of Howrah-Kharagpur-Tata-Jharsuguda-Sambalpur.
Referring to a report of 'Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey', he said this while addressing at a function in capital Dhaka, marking the World Breast-feeding Week-2010. READ FULL STORY
Purulia, 4 August : Suspected Maoists have killed an expelled member of a Maoist-backed tribal organisation at Balarampur in Purulia district, police said today.
Tapan Das (29), an expelled leader of Adivasi Moolbasi Janaganer Committee, was shot dead last night at Ghatbera village. The attackers left posters at the site, saying Das was executed for being a police informer. Das was a government employee in a local panchayat, officials said.
Port Blair, 4 August : The Andaman and Nicobar Islands Labour Department is going to organize a Job Fair in the Conference Hall of ITI, Dollygunj on 9th August at 2:30 PM under the Chairmanship of the Secretary, Labour. The fair will provide opportunity to ITI & Polytechnic Pass out Students (Welder, Electrician, Motor Mechanic, Fitter, Refrigerator & Air Conditioner, Plumber & Diploma Civil) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Unemployed youth as well as Employers in the respective fields can avail the opportunity by attending the Job Fair.
However, Indian tea exports have registered an increase of nine million kg in January-June vis-à-vis last year. While exports from north India have declined by two million kg, unit price realization saw an increase of Rs 70 lakh a kg. Exports from south India have increased by 12 million kg, however with lower unit price realisation.
Overall during January-June, total exports from India registered 84 million kg with forex earning at Rs 1,036 crore against 75 million kg valued at Rs 984 crore last year. ITA expects exports scenario to remain bright for the rest of the year. Egypt, Russia, Iran, Iraq, and Pakistan are major importers of Indian tea.