Soren was among six Maoists gunned down by security forces during a fierce clash in the Metla forest under Goaltore police station 26 July.
Jhargram district Police Superintendent Praveen Tripathi said normal life in the entire tribal areas of Lalgarh and Jhargram of West Midnapore district “has come to a grinding halt” following the shut down call of the PCAPA and its militant wing, Sidhu Kanu Gana Militia.
The shut down call was by and large successful in many areas in Bankura, said Bankura Police Superintendent Pranav Kumar.
Then a student of the law faculty, Mujib led the strike by Class IV employees of the university for better pay and service conditions. He was expelled 19 May, 1948, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS), the official news agency reported.
“We welcome the demand for withdrawal of the expulsion order to respect the due rights of Bangabandhu, as we all want to respectfully restore his rights,” Dhaka University Vice Chancellor A.A.M.S. Arefin Siddique said. န Photo : Reuters
Subir Bhaumik, BBC News, Kolkata, 3 August : South Asia's illegal arms market is full of "Chinese-made weapons" - but many of them may not actually be made in China.
The UWSA is an ethnic left-wing rebel militia, with an estimated 30,000 fighters. It is accused of being involved in arms dealing and drug trafficking. READ FULL STORY
Sujato Bhadra, human right activist and general secretary of Association for Protection of Democratic Rights (APDR), Tuesday said Swami Agnivesh and Medha Patkar would attend the rally under the banner of the Forum for Peace, Justice and Democracy. The forum decided to attend the meeting supporting the issues raised by Banerjee, under the Santrash Birodhi Mancha, said Bhadra, who is also a forum member.
Forum convenor Choton Das said: “On Monday we received the invitation from the TMC, requesting us to join the meeting. We have accepted it and will be there to attend the meeting.” Earlier, West Bengal Congress chief Manas Bhuniya welcomed Mamata’s decision to hold the meeting under the banner of an apolitical forum and said if the party was extended a formal invitation, it would consider participation.
Banerjee had earlier announced that the meeting would be organised by her party, but changed her decision to rope in intellectuals, social activists and tribals. န File Photo : AFP
Organized by the Bangladeshi wing of Conference and Exhibition Management Services Limited (CEMS), a global event management company, the trade exhibition started on 2 August and will close on 8 August. READ FULL STORY
A 13-year-old boy, admitted to a clinic at Dhakuria with multi-organ complications and later testing positive for H1N1 infection, died during the day, Health Department Nodal Officer (swine flu) A Biswas told PTI.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina revealed this while presiding over the first meeting of Digital Bangladesh Taskforce at the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday morning. Prime Minister expressed her and her government’s strong commitment to build the railway as the modern service sector by incorporating latest technologies and ensuring proper management.
She observed that despite huge potentials, railway sector in Bangladesh has long been neglected. “Railway’s role in country’s socio-economic development is enormous. We must ensure best use of railway communication facilities,” the Prime Minister was quoted to have told the meeting.
Kolkata, 3 August : With the Centre keen on an interim arrangement to replace the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council which runs the administration in the district, non-GJM Hills parties today held parleys with the West Bengal government on the tripartite talks.
The talks with political parties from Darjeeling were held here prior to the political-level tripartite talks among the Centre, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), and West Bengal government on 17 August. Health Minister Surjya Kanta Mishra and Municipal Affairs Minister Asok Bhattacharya, who convened the meeting, told reporters that the opinion of non-GJM Hills parties was essential before the next round of talks, since the Centre has so far been talking only to the GJM.
PTI, Pune, 3 August : An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 on the Richter scale hit Andaman islands today, the met office said here.
An earthquake was recorded at Andaman Islands by the Seismographs in the Meteorological office at 7.22 this morning having a magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale, according to met office.
"It is regrettable that most of the developed countries have miserably failed to meet their obligation, as agreed in the Monterrey Consensus, to provide 0.7% of their GNP as ODA to developing countries and it is high time that they fulfill their commitment," she said.
Addressing the opening session for Special Ministerial Meeting for MDGs Review in Asia and the Pacific Run Up to 2015 being held in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, the foreign minister called for intensifying collective efforts to implement the MDGs by 2015 timeline.
PTI, New Delhi, 3 August : CPI(M) today approached the Election Commission seeking its intervention to stop alleged illegal inclusion of fictitious names in voters list in West Bengal.
The delegation, led by CPI(M) PolitBuro member Sitaram Yechury, met the Election Commissioners and drew their attention to the alleged violations in the state where elections are scheduled early next year. After the meeting, Yechury told reporters that they apprised the Commissioners about the alleged large-scale inclusion of names in voters list.
"Setting up of an agro and food processing joint venture plant with Indian entrepreneurs in Agartala is now in an advanced stage," said Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, deputy managing director of the PRAN Group of companies. "PRAN (Programme for Rural Advancement Nationally), which is the first Bangladesh company to invest in India, has also sought approval from Bangladesh Bank to invest in India," he told reporters here.
The Tripura government has allotted an acre of land to the group at Bodhjung Nagar industrial zone in western Tripura to set up the proposed unit for which a new company, PRAN Beverage India Private limited, was floated recently with Indian entrepreneurs.
"Human milk is meant for humans and it is unparalleled. This breast milk bank will help several sick newborns, premature infants and those infants whose mothers cannot produce milk," Arun Singh, the man behind this innovative initiative, told IANS. The bank will take milk from mothers who have more milk left even after feeding their babies.
The first and only other breast milk bank in India was set up in Maharashtra. In contrast, the idea of a milk bank is quite popular in countries such as Britain, the US and Sweden.