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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

JSW Steel to commission 2 power plants in WBengal by 2015

Kolkata, 20 January : JSW Steel plans to commission two units of its 1,600 MW power plant in West Bengal by 2015, the company said Wednesday.
In a regulatory statement, it said the company board has approved the formation of a special purpose vehicle (SPV) by its subsidiary JSW Bengal Steel jointly with JSW Energy for setting up the power plant using thermal coal from Ichhapur mines. 'The power plant will be set up as two units of 800 MW each with an investment of about Rs.9,680 crore, comprising Rs.7,680 crore for setting up the power plant and Rs.2,000 crore for development of mines.'

Laptop used by Kishanji found, Claim security forces
Midnapore, 20 January : Security forces Wednesday arrested three suspected Maoists and claimed to have seized a laptop and headphones used by elusive rebel leader Koteshwar Rao alias Kishanji in West Midnapore district.
Acting on a tip-off that Kishanji had taken shelter in a 20-km jungle between Jitushol and Dumurpota under Kotwali police station, the security forces comprising paramilitary troopers and state policemen conducted a raid and made the arrests and seizures. West Midnapore Superintendent of Police Manoj Verma told reports in Midnapore town that those arrested include two women. The raids began Tuesday and continued until Wednesday morning.
"We had information from Dhanapati Mahato, a Maoist whom we had arrested recently that Kishanji was hiding in the area. We believe that the laptop and headphone belonged to Kishanji," he said. Photo : PTI

Sk Hasina looks to significant expansion of Dhaka city
UNB, Dhaka, 20 January : Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday told the parliament that the government was planning to bring more areas under Dhaka City Corporation as more people were cramming into the capital everyday.
In reply to a question in the prime minister’s question time, she said Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (1995-2015) was formulated for 590 square miles or 1528 square kilometers under Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha. She has said approval of detailed area plan for Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan is “under active consideration of the government”.
This plan enlarges the capital by encompassing Dhaka City Corporation and Narayanganj, Tongi, Gazipur, Savar, Kadam Rasul, Siddhirganj and Tarabo municipalities. The prime minister has informed the lawmakers that satellite towns will be built under this plan which will be implemented in phases.
West Bengal wooing Infosys to set up base in Kolkata
Kolkata, 20 January : After sealing the land deal with Wipro, West Bengal has asked another IT major Infosys to set up its base in Kolkata, state IT minister Debesh Das said today.
Das said state IT department had written a letter to Infosys asking the company to come to the city. Earlier, the state government had allotted land to the company. The allotment had been scrapped due to the outbreak of Vedic Village Resort land scandal last year. Das told reporters on the sidelines of Infocom 2010 here today that more than 90,000 IT professionals were working in the state.

16 Satkhira's 7 Rifle Battalion - BDR members plead guilty
Dhaka, 20 January : Sixteen BDR members of the 7 Rifle Battalion at Nildumur in Shyamnagar upazila of Satkhira on Wednesday pleaded guilty in the mutiny case.
The confession of the border guards came while the trial of Satkhira mutiny case resumed on the third consecutive day. A three-member committee of the Special Court-1 headed by BDR Director General Maj Gen M Mainul Islam recorded testimony of three witnesses in the case before adjourning its proceeding until 9:30am(BDST) Thursday. The witnesses are Lieutenant Colonel Arif, who served as commanding officer of 7 Rifles Battalion during the mutiny, Major Reazul Islam Khan, medical officer, and Sepoy Atiqur Rahman.
The deposition of witnesses in the case began on Tuesday. The trial of the accused BDR members is being held under the BDR Act.
4 Myanmarese poachers apprehended in Andaman
UNI, Port Blair, 20 January : The Andaman and Nicobar (A and N) police has apprehended four Myanmarese poachers from Wilson Island of Havelock, South Andaman.
''Yesterday, a police team, consisting of local police and IRBn personnel, apprehended four Myanmarese poachers from Wilson Island along with one wooden engine dinghy,'' the Superintendent of Police, South Andaman, V Renganathan told UNI today.


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