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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Somdev and Rahul wins historic gold in front of packed stadium

New Delhi, 10 October : Tripura boy Somdev Devvarman ensured that tennis contributes in India's swelling gold medal tally as he grabbed the much-awaited yellow metal, pipping Australia's Greg Jones 6-4, 6-2 in the men's singles final and Kolkata's Rahul Banerjee also won gold in the men's individual recurve eventof the Commonwealth Games here today.
Somdev, CWG top seed and world number 97th, was carrying millions of hopes on his shoulders after established stars Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza failed to strike gold. He has been the face of India on the singles circuit and yet again gave India a memorable moment to cherish. While Rahul Banerjee bagged the gold by beating his Canadian opponent.
Somdev said after the match, "People underestimate how tough it is to get a gold medal. I worked really hard this week. I am really happy. It has been one of the best things in my career for sure to win a gold medal in front of this kind of crowd."
Meanwhile, another Bengali archer Jayanta Talukdar too won bronze in the men's individual recurve event. န Photos : AFP

BD President calls for turning IT as weapon of development
UNB, Dhaka, 10 October : Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman on Sunday called for turning the information technology (IT) as weapon of development through using its vast potential in the country’s development activities.
“Vast potential of information technology (IT) will have to be used in our national development,” he said while inaugurating the network of Banglalion WiMAX at Hotel Sheraton in the city. The WiMAX network of Banglalion, a high speed internet network, has been extended to the seven divisional headquarters across the country.

Global economic recovery is fragile,says Pranab Mukherjee
PTI, Lalit K Jha, Washington, 10 October : Indian Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today said the global economic recovery is fragile and cautioned that emerging economies may not be as resilient in the face of another crisis.
"Countries are recovering at different rates. Growth is well below potential. And the recovery is fragile. There is a constant danger of recovery being derailed by unexpected shocks," he said in his address to the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Development Committee Meeting. He further cautioned that the world economy is passing through a lot of uncertainty. The financial and economic crisis is yet to run its full course and economies have yet to fully recover from its after-effects, he added.
"Through coordinated action, we were able to avert a prolonged recession ...The prospects are, however, full of uncertainties. Recovery continues across the world, but it is uneven," he said.
Pranab Mukherjee wins "Finance Minister of Asia" award
PTI, New Delhi, 10 October : Pranab Mukherjee has won this year's Finance Minister of the Year for Asia award given by London-based daily newspaper Emerging Markets.
This is the second time Mukherjee has been bestowed with the honour. He was rated as the best Finance Minister in the world in 1984, a government statement said today. "Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee has won this year's award for Finance Minister of the Year for Asia. This year's award is based on nominations from public and private sector economists, analysts, bankers, investors and other experts," the release said.

PM for reinvigorate TCB to free market system to syndicate
BSS, Dhaka, 10 October : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her government has already taken steps to reinvigorate the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) to free the market system from the clutches of illegal trade syndicate.
"It would not be possible to revive the bazaar system from the clutches of syndicate without strengthening TCB," she said during a meeting with the chairman and members of Privatization Commission here this morning.

India's oldest police vet' Bisweswar Chatterjee passes away
PTI, New Delhi, 10 October : Bisweswar Chatterjee, the country's oldest police veteran, passed away at AIIMS here after a brief illness. He was 95.
A member of the 1940 batch of Indian Police -- the British Raj precursor to IPS-- along with legendary spymaster Ram Nath Kao, he had served in the Intelligence Bureau and headed the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in the crucial post-1962 War period for a decade.
After his retirement in 1974, he devoted time to social work and was a founder of Satyanarayan Temple at Tigri in south Delhi. He was Chairman of Raisina Bengali School for over three decades and was also associated with the Indian Mountaineering Federation.
S Andaman Police cautions Islanders against imposters
Port Blair, 10 October : Andaman and Nicobar Police today cautioned residents of remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands against a gang of imposters who are cheating innocent people.
“Recently we have arrested two members of a gang of cheats who had been posing as goldsmiths and polishers of precious metals and thereby was cheating unsuspecting clients of their gold ornaments,” Dr. P Karunakaran the Superintendent of Police of South Andaman District informed media today.

Tendulkar is d best cricketer in the world : Sourav Ganguly
Kolkata, 10 October : Former India captain Sourav Ganguly yesterday said Sachin Tendulkar is the best cricketer in the world.
Having played together for years till he retired from international cricket, Ganguly said: "I haven't seen Sir Donald Bradman playing, but I have seen Sachin. To me, he himself is a milestone, and the best cricketer in the world." The Bengal ace said Tendulkar, who has been bestowed with the the ICC Cricketer of the Year is the role model for many. "He is 37 now and is still going strong. He has proved that performance is the last word in cricket," Ganguly said.
The Big Three of Indian cricket - Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman - are difficult to replace. "After they retire, the gap can be filled in. But it would be difficult to replace them. These players are a class apart," he said. File Photo

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