The chief minister also inaugurated a hi-tech control room including AVTMS (Automatic Vehicle Tracking and Monitoring System), DCRMS (Distress Call Response Management System), ATCS (Area Traffic Control System) and CPPSS (Critical Public Place Surveillance System). The new control room will help in monitoring traffic movement at important intersections from the headquarters. Tabs can also be kept on the whereabouts of all police wireless vans.
Sources in the BR told BSS that support from members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and police would be sought besides BR's existing Government Railway Police (GRP) and Railway Nirapatya Bahini (RNB) to check the sale of tickets in black.
Reacting to this, Barua said, "ULFA's struggle alone cannot decide the fate of Assamese people. I am just a part of the struggle". "I am not opposed to talks. I am just against deviating from our ideology. Dr Gohain is not aware of ULFA's history and long struggle for Assam's sovereignty", he added.
On the same date the court will also hear the petitions from Jamaat executive member Matiur Rahman Nizami, secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid, assistant secretary generals Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, and Abdul Kader Molla. Shahinur Rahman, registrar of the ICT, said the tribunal judges Md Nizamul Haque, ATM Fazle Kabir, and AKM Zahir Ahmed had given the order, on Tuesday, in their chamber at the old High Court building.
IBNS, Jhargram, Bankura, 24 August : Maoists in the state on Tuesday received a jolt when a leader was arrested and four of their sympathasiers were found dead.
Police said four bullet riddled bodies of Maoist backed People's Committee Against Police Atrocities (PCPA) supporters were found at Melara village in Bankura district. Two of the deceased had their limbs tied with plastic ropes. Police said the four slain activists of People's Committee Against Police Atrocities might have gone to neighbouring Jharkand for shelter and on their return got lynched.
The joint security force in a raid arrested a Maoist leader from Baxirbadh under Kotwali police station of Jhargram midnight Monday and seized two 303 rifles, a shot gun, many bullets and explosives. The leader is believed to have close contact with top Maoist strategist Bikash, who recently fled the area.
After placing the wreaths, the President offered fateha and stood in solemn silence for some time by the side of the grave. President was accompanied by his son and Member of the Parliament Nazmul Hasan, daughters and other close relatives. Deputy Leader of the Parliament Syeda Sajeda Chowdhury, senior leaders of Awami League, Awami Mohila League and other associate organizations of Awami League were also present to pay their rich tribute to the memory of Ivy Rahman.
Ivy Rahman, the Awami League women's affairs secretary received severe injuries in 21 August, 2004 grenade attack at an Awami League Rally in the city by a group of miscreants targeting incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the then leader of the opposition, who narrowly escaped the attempt. န File Photo : STAR
"The BNP-led government should have settled the verdict them when the government had just 14 months to go," he said. He was speaking at a meeting in memory of former BNP MP Atahar Hossain Shamsu at Ali Ahmed Chunka Municipality Auditorium in Narayanganj, yesteday. He demanded trial of all crimes against humanity that have taken place until now since the 1971 Independence War.
Kolkata, 24 August : West Bengal Government asked the Centre to re-deploy the three companies of CRPF in the Darjeeling hills in view of the volatile situation after the escape of Nicol Tamang, the prime accused in the murder of AIGL chief Madan Tamang.
State Home Secretary Samar Ghosh told reporters that he had written a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs urging redeployment of the three companies of CRPF immediately to keep a check on the worsening situation arising out of frequent bandhs and the escape of Nicol Tamang from custody.
PTI, Imphal, 24 August : The United Naga Council (UNC) today decided to extend its economic blockade, which was to end today after over three weeks, to 25 more days on two vital highways of Manipur, saying its demands have not been met.
The blockade was started by the UNC on Imphal-Dimapur- Guwahati NH-39 and Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar NH 53 on 4 August demanding, among others, lifting of Section 144 CrPC and withdrawal of state forces from some hill areas. A UNC spokesman said the decision to extend the 20-day blockade was taken at a meeting on21 August as the government had not conceded to the demands.
The farmers are so much happy as they are getting a better and unexpected price against their produced jute crop this year. Per maund (40 KG) of jute is being sold in the local markets between TK 1600 and 1900 depending on quality.
In order to separate the raw ribbon from the jute plants and to rot those in the holes instead of big water bodies, the field level officials of DAE is introducing and popularizing the ribbon retting method to the growers through providing them with ribboners, training and incentives free of cost side by side with other latest agro technologies.