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Friday, November 5, 2010

Abducted Biswas, Basu alive, possibly in Jharkhand : WB govt

Kolkata, 5 November : Intelligence Bureau inspector Partha Biswas and his friend Soumyajit Basu, abducted from Ayodhya area of Purulia district on 22 October, were possibly alive and have been taken to Jharkhand. "We think that the two have been taken to Jharkhand. They are possibly alive," West Bengal Home Secretary G D Gautama told newsmen here today. Asked whether the government was taking any step to rescue the two, Chief Secretary Samar Ghosh did not give a direct reply, saying, "we will discuss our next step in the matter." In reply to a question, Gautama reiterated the government's stand that the Maoists were behind the abduction.
Japan to install water treatment plant in Aila affected areas
BSS, Dhaka, 5 November : Japan will provide Taka 113 crore as grant to setup a mobile saline water treatment plant for ensuring safe drinking water to four lakh people daily at 11 Aila affected upazilas in three south western costal districts Khulna, Satkhira and Bagherhat. Japan International Cooperation Service (JICS) will provide Taka 113 crore in favour of the Bangladesh government to setup the water treatment plant, Program Officer on Disaster Management of Japan International Cooperation Agency M Anisuzzaman Chowdhury told BSS today. The Japanese mobile treatment plant will purify saline water into fresh drinking water to serve four lakh people in a day, he said. The Public Health Engineer Department (PHED) will be act as the implementing agency of the project, will start on January and end by April next. File Photo
Links of Maoists with Assam insurgent outfit : State Police

PTI, Tezpur, 5 November : The Maoists have established links with a burgeoning insurgent outfit raised in Sonitpur district of Assam, through the ULFA, police said today. "This was revealed during the interrogation of Tarjan Majhi, the Sonitpur district commander of the fledging unit, Adivasi Peoples Army," they said. Majhi was arrested with five others on Wednesday at Bhairabguri under Dhekiajuli police station near here. Majhi claimed that an ULFA self-styled sergeant Major Das had provided arms training to APA cadre in Majbat area of Udalguri district and helped them contact the Maoists. The APA district commander from Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar district claimed he had recruited a large number of APA members and procured a some firearms. Majhi said that the APA was raised in Sonitpur in 2001 and had a cadre strength of 150 operating in Darrang and Udalguri districts....Also Read "Ulfa, Maoist And The Nationality Question In North East India" By Subir Bhowmik
LF partner, Forward Bloc, want Tatas to return to Singur
Kolkata, 5 November : In a volte face, major Left Front partner, Forward Bloc, which had earlier opposed land acquisition at Singur, today backed West Bengal government's stand that the Tatas should return there. Pointing out that the Tatas had not given up its leasehold rights and not returned unutilised land to West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation, Forward Bloc state General Secretary Ashok Ghosh told that "we want Tata Motors to set up industry there. "The state government is surely taking initiatives. There is no problem in Tatas returning to Singur," the FB leader said.
5 suspected robbers lynched in Bangladesh capital Dhaka
Dhaka, 5 November : Five suspected robbers were beaten to death by a mob at Kadamtoli in the city early Friday. The deceased could not be identified immediately. Sub-Inspector Nijush of Kadamtoli thana said when a gang of 15/20 suspected robbers were passing through the area at about 4 am(BDST) a team of community police challenged them. As the dacoits tried to flee at that time local people chased them. They caught seven of them and beat them up mercilessly, leaving them seriously injured. The other robbers managed to escape.
Floral tributes paid to Deshabandhu Chittaranjan Das
PTI, New Delhi, 5 November : Floral tributes were today paid to revolutionary freedom fighter Chittaranjan Das in the Central Hall of Parliament on his 140th birth anniversary. Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, union ministers, MPs and former MPs offered flowers at the portrait of Das, endearingly called 'Deshabandhu' (friend of the nation).
GM Zia, FM Sagar retain joint lead in 'Grandmaster Chess'
UNB, Dhaka, 5 November : Bangladesh's GM Ziaur Rahman Zia of Biman and FM Minhazuddin Ahmed Sagar of Destiny 2000 Limited retained their joint lead in the Berger Grandmasters Chess Tournament with 4.5 points each after the 7th round matches at the Tulip Lounge of Uttara Club in the city on Friday. GM Niaz Murshed and FM Abu Sufian Shakil of Biman share the second slot with four points each. In the day’s 7th round matches, Zia drew with IM Sahaj Grover of India, Sagar drew with FM Yee Soon Wei of Brunei, Shakil beat FM Mehdi Hasan Parag of Destiny 2000 Limited, Niaz drew with GM Vakhidov Tair of Uzbekistan and FM Sayantan Das of India beat Bitan Banerjee of India. The 8th round matches start tomorrow (Saturday) at 10:30 am at the same venue.