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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Checking cyber crime in Tripura a high priority : C-DAC Director

Agartala, 24 November : Cyber crime was rising across the world, and India is equipping itself to tackle the menace, an official said here Wednesday.
'Cyber space has been engulfing all aspects of our lives. A new civilisation is emerging and cyber security is a new area for all of us,' Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) additional director Amit Chaudhuri said at a seminar here.

C-DAC, under the union ministry of communications and information technology, has undertaken multi-pronged steps to check cyber crime, he said.
'We are importing advanced tools from developed countries, preparing effective training course module for the law enforcing agencies and stakeholders and have launched a nationwide awareness campaign,' Chaudhuri said. C-DAC has ten centres across the country.

Tripura CM, state Tennis Association congratulate Somdev
PTI, Agartala, 24 November : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today congratulated Somdev Devvarman for winning gold medal for India in the Asian Games, while Somdev's father Prava Ranjan Deb Barman narrated how tense he was when the match was in progress.
In a message, the Chief Minister said, "Somdev made our country as well as the state proud by winning gold in both the doubles and in singles in Asiad. The people of Tripura are looking forward for his visit to the state." Somdev's father, a resident of Agartala said, "I was tense while following his performance on the television, wondering if he would be able to fetch the yellow metal. I was beyond myself when he finally made it."
Secretary of Tripura Tennis Association, Sujit Roy said his organisation would give India's tennis sensation a hero's welcome when he returned home. Photo : AFP

Mumbai experts examine damaged vessel on Hooghly river
Kolkata, 24 November : Experts from a private agency in Mumbai Wednesday examined the container ship stranded in the Hooghly river after it collided with another container vessel in South 24 Parganas district a day earlier.
The Gibraltar-registered vessel - Tiger Spring - was severely damaged after it collided with a Bahama-registered container ship Green Valley at the confluence of Hooghly and Rupnarayan rivers at Nurpur Tuesday.
Pabna Dist remembers Bengali screen legend Suchitra Sen
IANS, Dhaka, 24 November : A festival of films of yesteryears' star Suchitra Sen will be held in Bangladesh's Pabna town - and a day has been set aside only for women viewers.
The second instalment of the festival has a day just for women viewers, said Ram Dulal Bhoumik, member secretary of the festival organising committee. Pabna in northern Bangladesh is organising the film fest to honour Sen, who hailed from the town and is now living in Kolkata. Some of the films being screened this year are 'Path-e Holo Deri', 'Indrani', 'Bipasha', 'Komol-Lota', 'Shurjo Torun', 'Devdas', 'Rajlakkhi-Srikanta' and 'Alo-Amar-Alo'.
The eight-day film festival in Pabna, which is beginning Friday, is being organised by Suchitra Sen Smriti Shangrakhhan Parishad (SSSSP). Film actor Razzak will inaugurate the festival, while veteran film director Amjad Hossain will be the chief guest at the opening.
Actors Sohel Rana, Ujjal and Diti are also expected to be present at the inauguration, organisers said. 'The audience is highly appreciative of Suchitra Sen's films, which have made her a screen legend. Seeing the overwhelming response from the audience last time, we decided to hold the festival for the second time,' SSSSP convenor Mohammad Saidul Haque told the Daily Star.