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Monday, October 4, 2010

India's Bengali archers dominate proceedings on CWG' day one

PTI, New Delhi, 4 October : The wind changed its course at the Yamuna Sports Complex in the eastern fringes of the capital, but that did not break India's rhythm as the recurve archers adjusted to the condition to dominate the ranking round on the opening day of their event at the 19th Commonwealth Games here.
However, the ride wasn't so smooth for the compound archers as they had to fight it out against some of the best.
Rahul Banerjee and Jayanta Talukdar occupied the top two positions after returning scores of 679 points and 676 after two rounds of 36 arrows over a distance of 70m.

Cadet world champion Deepika Kumari pipped two-time Olympian and 2007 World Finals champion Dola Banerjee for the top spot in the women's recurve.
BD to sign deals of 25new power plants within next 6month
UNB, Dhaka, 4 October : Bangladesh government will sign contracts with different companies to set up 25 new power plants within next six months.
The decision was taken at cabinet meeting held today with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at Bangladesh Secretariat. Briefing newsmen at the PID conference room, PM’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad said construction work of 27 power plants has already started. He said the government has already achieved significant success in improving the power situation of the country. “The government is confident of overcoming the power crisis in due time.”
According to the plan, the government wants to add about 9,426MW electricity by 2015 to overcome the power crisis. As per plan, 792 MW will come into the national grid within 2010, 920 MW in 2011, 2269 MW in 2012, 1675 MW in 2013, 1170 MW in 2014 and 2600 MW in 2015.
Maoists kill three Forward Bloc activists in Purulia district PTI, Purulia, 4 October : Three Forward Bloc activists were shot dead by armed Maoists in Purulia district, police said on Monday.
A group of about 50 Maoists, armed with sophisticated weapons, raided Chirogora village late last night and dragged out the three activists from their houses to a distance and shot them dead, district SP Rajesh Jadav told PTI.
The deceased were identified as Leru Majhi, Dasrath Majhi, and Choto Majhi, he said. The attackers left some leaflets in the area claiming that they were killed as they were “police spies“. Joint forces and a police team rushed to the village and have started combing operations, the SP said.