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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Bangladesh '71war memorial park being set up in South Tripura

PTI, Agartala, 7 November : A verdant 20 hectare land dotted by seven hillocks and a serpentine lake will house a memorial and museum to commemorate Indian soldiers and Bangladeshi civilians who laid down their lives for liberation of Bangladesh in 1971.
The park being built by Tripura government at Chottakhola, a village in South Tripura district, about 130 km from Agartala, will have a statue of the architect of Bangladesh's independence Sheikh Mujibar Rehman. A museum is also being constructed where arms and ammunitions used in the liberation war, many old photographs, literature and newspapers of those days would be preserved.
"The department of Forest is building the park in memory of those sacrificed their lives to liberate Bangladesh.

Father-son killed by Suspected Maoists in West Midnapore
Jhargram, 7 November : Suspected Maoists shot dead two persons, after picking the father-son duo from their home at Bandhgora area in West Midnapore district early today.
Police said the bullet-riddled bodies of Sukchand Mandi (54), a former CPI(M) activist, and his 32-year-old son Nepal were found lying on the Jhargram-Bandhgora road shortly after they were abducted from their home in nearby Mahulbani by armed men in the wee hours. Sukchand was also a casual worker of Jhargram mini zoo which is run by the state forest department, police said. The zoo had been vandalised by Maoist-backed People's Committee against Police Atrocities (PCPA) earlier.
With several CPI(M) activists having been killed by the Maoists in Bandhgora in the past two years, the outfit is suspected to be behind today's double murder as well, police said. File Photo