"The existing border cum-fencing was constructed at varying distance of about 900 mts, 700 mts, 500 mts and 300 mts from the zero line of the international border and at some place fencing was constructed at about 400 mts to 1000 mts away," the note added. န Photos : Aritro Roy, Sankar Das
Police today said activists of both the parties clashed and hurled bombs at each other, in which three CPI(M) cadres were killed. The deceased included former member of Birbhum Zilla Parishad Fazlul Karim Sheikh.
Kolkata, 31 January : 'Know Your Army' exhibition for citizens of Kolkata concluded today at 4pm. The Exhibition was hosted to give people an insight into the life in the Army and introduce them to various weapon systems and equipment. This was give the citizens of Kolkata a 'hands on' experience about the various arms and ammunition used by the Indian Army.
The exhibition was open for public. The entry for the exhibition is from George Gate, opposite to Princep Ghat memorial. န Photos : Shankar Mondal
In the last three months of last year, there were 13,500 applications from northern India alone, compared with 1,800 in the same period of 2008. British officials say the system has been overwhelmed and there are concerns that many cases are not genuine. Unscrupulous offers of visas as a way of settling in the UK are not uncommon.
While extra checks take place, visa applications have been temporarily suspended - a decision which will be reviewed at the end of February.... READ FULL STORY
PTI, New Delhi, 31 January : In the wake of unabated violence, a high-level Central team will visit Bodo-dominated areas in Assam on 10 February and review the prevailing law-and-order situation there.
The team, headed by Home Secretary Gopal K Pillai, will visit Kokrajhar and hold a meeting with top officials of Assam government, paramilitary forces and others and review the steps taken to stop violence in Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) areas. Sources said violence in BTC areas has increased abruptly - 74% - in 2009 compared to the previous year, primarily due to the fratricidal clashes among different Bodo groups. In 2008, 110 people were killed in Assam due to insurgency-related violence but in 2009, 194 people - mostly in BTC area - lost their lives due to different violence.
Dhaka, 31 January : Bangladesh Railway will introduce SMS ticketing service through mobile phone next month to ease sufferings of commuters.
Anyone can book seats and transfer credits for buying tickets by sending SMS from anywhere in the country. On completion of credit transfer, the customer will receive an SMS notification with a transaction ID number, said the official. The software used for the service will allow mobile phone companies to check automatically whether the customer has enough credit to his or her cell phone account and deduct the amount of the fare from it.
Before boarding a train, passengers can obtain tickets from designated booths at train stations by showing the notification. The same information will be available on the Internet. The BR online database will be used for the SMS ticketing service.