Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard and also urged Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to send a central team to assess the drought situation. န File Photos
Purulia, 20 August : Suspected Maoists looted five licensed revolvers from locals of Khamar village in Purulia district, a senior police officer said today.
A group of around 20 Maoists went to a house of five persons in Khamar village last night and looted licensed revolvers from them, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Yadav. The police was investigating the matter, the SP added.
State government officials took NSG officers to the four locations Thursday. He said: ‘We have identified four places for setting up the eastern regional hub of the NSG. All the four places were shown to them and now they will select one after considering the location and valuation of the place.’ ‘The district magistrate of North 24 Parganas has been asked to inform the NSG officers about the valuation of all the places.’
‘As soon as the NSG officers select any one of the four places and communicate this to us, we will start the land acquisition process,’ said Ghosh.
Dr Milton Debbarma, doctor in-charge of Chhawmanu primary health centre, said till today, two patients of malaria and meningitis, Motilal Chakma, 30, and one-year-old Dilip Chakma, were undergoing treatment in the primary health centre. “We now have all 26 seats occupied by malaria patients and two of them have been found to be afflicted by meningitis; there are also a dozen malaria patients on the corridor of the hospital building,” the doctor said. The nine patients who died of malaria and meningitis, were Dinesh Reang, Fanindra Aslong, Jamrai Reang, Kriparani Tripura, Shashi Mohan Tripura, Chandari Tripura, Kalasri Tripura, Rebanti Tripura and Raja Aslong, he said.
The district medical officer of Dhalai, Dr Subir Debbarma, said he had received reports of the death of nine persons in the remote villages.
The Queen’s Baton relay started from the historic National Memorial Cellular Jail here this afternoon by the Lt Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Bhopinder Singh, by running some distance carrying the Queen’s Baton and handing over the Baton to the first bearer Chief Secretary, Vivek Rae for forward journey of the Baton by eminent personalities and sportspersons to various parts of the town culminating at Netaji Stadium.
Citizens and thousands of children greeted the Queen’s Baton en-route with great zeal and gusto. The All India Radio, Port Blair Station was running live commentary of the Queen’s Baton Relay so that people living in remote Islands could also witness the historic moment. န Photo : Courtesy
Now-a-days people of the region are now much enthusiastic to cultivate banana finding potential for getting yield round the year. It was a target for the Rangamati hill district to plant the crop on 7,175 hectares of land with a target to produce 1,77,940 metric tons fetching Taka 8,89,70,000 this year, Deputy Director of DAE of Rangamati Kazal Talukder told BSS recently.
Agartala, 20 August : An International Conference on Agriculture Education and Knowledge Management will be held on 24-26 August at Agartala, being organised by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
This conference will focus on sharing experiences on the challenges facing agricultural education and knowledge management systems. It will address issues related to indigenous knowledge and knowledge generated by educational and research institutes for innovative agriculture.
The heroine packets were concealed in covers of jeans pants packed in different cartoons. Receiving specific information from the customs intelligence, the Airport Armed Police led by ASP Shariful Huq searched the cartoons and seized the heroine. Shariful told UNB that the cartoons containing heroine was being sent to Malaysia by a Biman Bangladesh flight at 10am(BDST).
The seized heroine will be sent to narcotics department. None was arrested.
'Our state is the second largest potato producer of the country. We produce around 80-85 lakh tonnes of potato of which 30 lakh tonnes is excess, so we need to use good variety of seed so that the excess potato can be easily exported and marketed in foreign countries,' he said. The minister said he will consider the proposal of forming a Potato Board comprising all the stake holders, which will look into production, storage, marketing and export of the crop. He also asked the farmers to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers to keep the soil condition intact.