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Thursday, July 2, 2009

BDR chief vows to crack down on terrorism in Malda
Malda, 2 July : The director general, Bangladesh Rifles, Major General Md. Moinul Islam today said that the BDR would curb any terrorist activity in Bangladesh. Interacting with DS Sidhu, deputy inspector-general, Border Security Force, Berhampur sector and other BSF officials at the Mehadipur border outpost in Malda district today Islam claimed the meeting was “a courtesy visit”, aimed at improving relation and co-ordination between the BDR and the BSF in the region.
Speaking to media, the BDR top brass said that the new Bangladesh government under Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced the government would not allow extremists and terrorists to use the Bangladesh soil. “We are alert to keep away terrorism and terrorists from Bangladesh. We intercepted a group of terrorists in Bangladesh recently which had come from Mumbai,” Islam claimed.
Commenting that the BDR and BSF shared good relations at present he added: “We need more interaction and more exchange of views between the two forces to guard the border peacefully. There is no tension between the two countries on border issues and there is no major source of worry either.”According to him, a DG level meeting between the two forces would soon be held in Dhaka. Photo : Misbaul Haque

Dhaka Stock Exchange turnover touched alltime high
Dhaka, Chittagong, 2 July : Turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange on Thursday touched an all-time high of Tk 11.49 billion, just two days after it topped Tk 9 billion. The daily transaction on the Bangladesh's premier bourse reached Tk 9.42 billion, as investors shrugged off a hoax bomb threat that shut trading an hour earlier than the scheduled a day before.
Turnover leapt to a new height four times last month. It soared to Tk 8.34 billion on 21 June. On 4 and 11 June, turnover on the bourse touched Tk 6.72 billion. It soared to Tk 7.81 billion on 7 June.
Turnover on the Chittagong Stock Exchange also jumped to Tk 1.63 billion, a record it made on 24 June. The total turnover of the country's twin bourses on the closing day of the week reached Tk 13.12 billion, also a new high. The previous record was Tk 10.61 billion on 30 June.

Landmine explodes in just beside Lalgarh BDO office
Lalgarh, 2 July : A high intensity landmine went off in Lalgarh region Thursday morning, triggering fresh tension among the security forces who have been trying to flush out Maoists from the area since 18 June, police said.
The landmine explosion took place at Jhitka forest in Lalgarh but there was no incident of firing between the Maoist rebels and security forces. No casualty was reported in the blast,” state Deputy Inspector General of Police (Midnapore range) Praveen Kumar said. Kumar said the police and the central security forces, which were posted nearby the Jhikta forest area, had soon rushed to the spot but could not arrest anyone from there.

Toy train back on track, after year's second landslide
Siliguri, 2 July : Toy train services between Siliguri and Darjeeling, remaining suspended yesterday following the year's second landslide in the hills, resumed today. Informing this, the director, Darjeeling Himalalyan Railways, Subrata Nath said that the landslide of mild intensity at the Chunabhatti loop between Tindharia and Rongtong crippled the services. “We have succeeded in clearing the debris today to facilitate resumption of service,” he said.
“The service between Siliguri and Darjeeling remained fully suspended, while it was terminated at Kurseong in regard to the trains coming from Darjeeling. The trains are now moving normally between Siliguri and Darjeeling without any hindrance,” Nath added.

Tripura Left Front protests fuel price hike
Agartala, 2 July : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar Thursday demanded that the central government immediately withdraw the hike in petrol and diesel prices while the ruling CPI(M) announced mass demonstrations Friday to protest the hike.
Indiamn Petroleum Minister Murli Deora Wednesday announced a hike of Rs.4 per litre for petrol and of Rs.2 for diesel. "Was petroleum price hike in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 100-day programme?" asked Sarkar, who is also a CPI(M) politburo member. Sarkar said people are reeling under a heavy price rise of essential items and the fuel price hike would further increase the burden on the common men.
State Finance Minister Badal Chowdhury said the hike in price of petroleum products has shown the electorate how the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would run the country. "The UPA government can reduce custom and excise duty to balance the marginal price hike of petroleum products in the international market," CPI(M) spokesman Gautam Das told Bengal Newz today.

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