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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

BSF shot & wounded Bangladeshi farmer, drag away the body

UNB, Lalmonirhat, 1 September : A farmer was shot and wounded by Indian BSF at Singimari border village of Hatibandha upazila late Tuesday evening.
According to the villagers, Farhad Hossain (35) was working in his paddy field near the border main Pillar Non 884. BSF jawans of Phulbari camp in Coochbehar taking Farhad a smuggler fired three shots leaving him wounded. They intruded 50 years into Bangladesh territory and dragged away Farhad, dead or alive could not be ascertained
Local BDR official Noor Mohammad confirmed the incident that created panic in the area.

Bodies of 2 kidnapped CPM leaders recovered in Beliabera
ANI, Beliabera, 1 September : Bodies of two leaders belonging to the CPI(M), have been recovered near the outskirts of Beliabera village in West Midnapore District on Wednesday.
According to villagers, Nirmal Bag and Abinash Mahato were kidnapped on Tuesday night by a group of Maoists, and killed in the wee hours of Wednesday. "Around 30 to 40 people had come. We heard five to six rounds of bullet firing," said Santosh Mahato, a villager. Villagers said that the Maoists had threatened them to join the People's Committee against Police Atrocities.
Security officials also recovered several landmines. The Maoists claimed the responsibility for the deaths through posters, which they left at the site. Photo : AP

14+ fresh anthrax infection cases detected in Bangladesh
Xinhua, Dhaka, 1 September : At least 14 people have contracted anthrax in the latest outbreak in a village of Bangladesh's central Tangail district, an official said Wednesday.
The Health Ministry official who asked to be unnamed told Xinhua that the new cases were detected on Tuesday after at least 127 people have been infected by the disease in Tangail's neighboring two districts - Sirajganj and Pabna - late last month. READ FULL STORY

Tata chemicals to build 2nd Swach unit this fiscal in Haldia
Kolkata, 1 September : Tata Chemicals is planning to build its second water purifier-making plant this fiscal and aims to boost its purifier sales to 80,000 units a month by March next year.
The company, which manufactures water purifiers under the brand name “Swach’, now has a one-million unit capacity water purifier-making plant at Haldia in East Midnapore district. “Shortly, we will be raising our water purifier-making capacity. We will have a second unit. We are yet to finalise its location, but it will be close to a rice growing belt as its main raw material is rice husk,” company managing director R. Mukundan told a media meet here.
While the company’s existing plant at Haldia has a one million unit per annum capacity, the second unit would be able to manufacture half a million units a year. “Later, maybe we will have plants in three-four zones,” Mukundan said.

Five tribals kidnapped from remote Dhalai dist by 'NLFT'
Agartala, 1 September : Five tribals were kidnapped from Boalkhali, a remote tribal hamlet bordering Bangladesh in Dhalai district, by suspected insurgents of the banned National Liberation Front of Tripura.
The police today said that the tribals were guarding their crops atop hills at Boalkhali, near the Chittagong Hill Tracts in Bangladesh, on Sunday night when a group of eight armed insurgents raided the place and took them away at gun point. The incident was reported to the police on Tuesday only, the Director-General of police, Pranay Sahaya, said. Tripura State Rifles and Border Security Force have launched a search in the area on Tuesday with no result yet.
September revives 1971 memories of Jessore Rd to millions
BSS, Dhaka, 1 September : The Jessore Road had earned its name for centuries for being a crucial communication link between east and western parts of Bengal but it reappeared with a new significance in September 1971 when millions used it as a highway to life defying natural calamities to evade Pakistani atrocities.
Nearly estimated 10 million people fled the country to take their makeshift refuge in neighbouring India as the occupation Pakistani troops launched a cleansing campaign while most of the people in the western region chose Jessore Road as their safe passage to refuge particularly in September - a very difficult time when the country witnessed a late monsoon deluge.
Many of them left aside their ailing minor or elderly dear ones dead in mud to bear for lifetime the agonies; many lost their lives in enemy bullets while many were captured by razakars to languish in captivity - - - with Jessore Road, which linked Bangladesh's Jessore with West Bengal's Kolkata, being the witness of many such untold stories.
The late monsoon flood had aggravated the sufferings of the people fleeing their homes drawing attention of world media to cause of Bangladesh alongside the empathy of artistes, musicians and poets.
Jessore Road had appeared to be a topic of war and refugee migration reporting by foreign journalists and aid workers, music by singers and poetry by great poets whose hearts were touched by the miseries of people who fled their homes for life.