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Monday, December 13, 2010

'Atomic Energy Agency' to help Bangladesh build Nuclear plant

Dhaka, 13 December : The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will extend all-out support to Bangladesh in setting up a nuclear power plant, visiting director general of the global nuclear watchdog Yukiya Anano said Monday.
"Bangladesh is an excellent partner of the IAEA. We will help the country strengthen the nuclear infrastructure and capacity building to set up the power plant," he said. After a meeting with Bangladeshi Foreign Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Yukiya told reporters that it will also cooperate with Dhaka in the field of cancer therapy, water resources management and food production, reports Xinhua.
The IAEA head said Bangladesh needs a regulation to meet security concern of nuclear power plants. "Safety and security are very much important to run a power plant," he added. Bangladesh is seeking a nuclear power plant to mitigate the countrys power shortage.

Maoist landmine blast injures CPI(M) leader in Salboni area
Midnapore, 13 December : Suspected Maoists today triggered a powerful landmine blast at Salboni in West Midnapore district, seriously injuring a local CPI(M) leader.The police said the blast created a huge crater in the road in the area and a CPI(M) local committee secretary, Lakshmikanta Mahato was injured when he was riding a motorcycle at that time.

Leading Indian software Ramco enters Bangladesh market
IANS, Bangalore, 13 December : Leading Indian software consulting and product firm Ramco Systems Monday announced its entry into the growing Bangladesh market to hard-sell its suite of enterprise resources planning (ERP).
The Chennai-based firm has tied up its partnership with Dhaka-based Computer Source Ltd to market its offerings in the neighbouring country. ‘We have been keen to enter an underserved market like Bangladesh, which is on the threshold of growth phase. We believe our suite of offerings will help us gain a strong foothold in the new market,’ Ramco vice-president R. Shankar said in a statement here.
Central govt launches Tripura' unique identification number
ANI, Tripura, 13 December : The Central Government has launched a Unique Identification (UID) number under the 'Aadhar' scheme to help people get government jobs and other related facilities in Tripura.
A 12-digit identification number is issued by the Unique Identification Authority under the aegis of the National Identification Authority of India (NIAI), an executive body under the Planning Commission. "This unique identity card shall reduce people's harassment in getting government services and facilities and will make life much easier for them. This will also help in stopping illegal settlement of foreigners in the bordering areas particularly of northeast," said Jitendra Chowdhary, Industries and Commerce Development Minister.

The 12-digit number is linked to basic demographics and biometric information, including photograph, ten fingerprints and iris of each individual. It is stored in a centralized database that is accessible any where across the country. It is easily verifiable online and it will help the poor and the migrant labourers in availing various benefits like opening a bank account, getting a passport or a ration card.
Tripura is the first State in the northeast and eighth in India to get this facility. "Under the 'Aadhar' programme we shall be getting an unique number which shall have all the required data and so different identity cards will no longer be required. This will help us in our daily life," said Sridam, a villager.
"We are very lucky and happy that our block Rupaichari shall be the first one to get this facility," he added. Alok, one of the 'Aadhar' officials, said this would provide people their identity. "It will give people their identity, which will be portable plus a range of other services like mobile service, ration cards, bank services and others," said Alok.
"Tomato production" faces setback greater Rajshahi region
21food.com, 13 December : Tomato production in greater Rajshahi region was not satisfactory this year due to seed problem, unfavourable weather, and farmers' lack of adequate knowledge about cultivation. Khair, a farmer of Godagari upazilla, told the FE that every year they obtain 60 to 70 maunds of tomato from per bigha land, but this year the production has reduced by nearly half than the previous years. He also emphasised changing of crops on the same land every year, otherwise the production will not increase.... READ FULL STORY