PTI, New Delhi, 30 January : The ICC has formally conveyed to the BCCI about its inability to hold the India vs England World Cup match at the Eden Gardens on 27 February.
The hectic political lobbying that was on for the past 48 hours since it was announced that Eden's marquee match will be shifted went in vain with the BCCI announcing ICC's verdict. န Photos : AFP
UNB, Dhaka, 30 January : Bangladesh Bank on Sunday announced an accommodative monetary policy for the last six months of the current fiscal (January-June 2011).
The new monetary policy would help promote productive activities in the country, Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman said at a press conference at his office conference room. He said: “The monetary policy will also firmly discourage diversion and undue expansion of bank credit for wasteful unproductive uses, to stem buildup of inflationary pressures.”..... READ FULL STORY ON FB
Dhaka, 30 January : Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman has urged the authorities of all universities to make practical education compulsory in their curricula so the students could acquire knowledge about reality and contribute in the national development.
“Activities and tactics will have to be known to all how the bookish education can be applied in our national development,” he said. President stated this while presiding over the 11th convocation of the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the city on Sunday.
PTI, Jaipur, 30 January : Over 250 people led by activist Aruna Roy today courted arrest demanding the release of rights activist Binayak Sen, sentenced to life on charges of sedition.
Speaking at the public meeting at Gandhi Circle here, Roy said that "Sen's imprisonment is similar to one of the fascist ways of Nazis where all dissent was denied and people started living in fear." The group, comprising students, workers and trade unionists, also demanded scrapping of the sedition law.
Jhargram, 30 January : The body of a missing CPI(M) activist was found at Jhargram in West Midnapore district today, barely four days after another worker of the party was found dead in the area, with Maoists suspected to be behind both incidents.
The body of Hamid Mallik was found from the bank of Kangsabati in Manikpara area of the 'junglemahal' belt, police said, adding the body of Mallik's companion Mohammed Ali, another left activist had been recovered from the area on 26 January.
Reuters, Dhaka, 30 January : Bangladeshi company Summit Power SMPL.DH said a joint venture with U.S. group General Electric (GE.N) had signed financing deals for new power plants that will generate 676 megawatts of electricity.
"We have signed two agreements to get funds worth of $327 million," Muhammad Aziz Khan, chairman of Summit Group of companies, said on Sunday.... READ FULL STORY
Jalpaiguri, 30 January : An elephant was found dead at a field near Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district this morning, Forest department officials said. The carcass of the 15-year-old tusker was spotted by villagers at the potato field at Garkuta and they informed the Department.
According to the officials, the elephant had probably come from the Sonakhali forest last night to feed itself. It is suspected that the elephant could have died after eating the crops that were sprayed with pesticide yesterday but the exact cause of the death will be known only after the postmortem examination, they added.