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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Last hope disappear : ICC 'rules out' World Cup match at Eden

Bangalore set to replace as venue
PTI, New Delhi, 30 January : The ICC has formally conveyed to the BCCI about its inability to hold the India vs England World Cup match at the Eden Gardens on 27 February.

The BCCI issued a release of ICC conveying its inability to hold the match at Eden Gardens on 27 February. The Cricket Board said it has recommended Bangalore as the alternate venue for the match. "The ICC has conveyed to the BCCI that it will not be able to hold the India Vs England match of the ICC CWC 2011 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on 27 February 2011. "The BCCI has recommended Bengaluru as the alternate venue," BCCI Secretary & President-Elect N Srinivasan said in the release.
The hectic political lobbying that was on for the past 48 hours since it was announced that Eden's marquee match will be shifted went in vain with the BCCI announcing ICC's verdict. Photos : AFP

BB announce accommodative monetary policy for Jan-June
UNB, Dhaka, 30 January : Bangladesh Bank on Sunday announced an accommodative monetary policy for the last six months of the current fiscal (January-June 2011).
The new monetary policy would help promote productive activities in the country, Bangladesh Bank governor Dr Atiur Rahman said at a press conference at his office conference room. He said: “The monetary policy will also firmly discourage diversion and undue expansion of bank credit for wasteful unproductive uses, to stem buildup of inflationary pressures.”..... READ FULL STORY ON FB
President for compulsory practical education in universities
Dhaka, 30 January : Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman has urged the authorities of all universities to make practical education compulsory in their curricula so the students could acquire knowledge about reality and contribute in the national development.
“Activities and tactics will have to be known to all how the bookish education can be applied in our national development,” he said. President stated this while presiding over the 11th convocation of the American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB) held at Bangabandhu International Conference Center in the city on Sunday.
Activists court arrest demanding Dr Binayak Sen's release
PTI, Jaipur, 30 January : Over 250 people led by activist Aruna Roy today courted arrest demanding the release of rights activist Binayak Sen, sentenced to life on charges of sedition.
Speaking at the public meeting at Gandhi Circle here, Roy said that "Sen's imprisonment is similar to one of the fascist ways of Nazis where all dissent was denied and people started living in fear." The group, comprising students, workers and trade unionists, also demanded scrapping of the sedition law.

CPI(M) worker's body found in West Midnapore district
Jhargram, 30 January : The body of a missing CPI(M) activist was found at Jhargram in West Midnapore district today, barely four days after another worker of the party was found dead in the area, with Maoists suspected to be behind both incidents.
The body of Hamid Mallik was found from the bank of Kangsabati in Manikpara area of the 'junglemahal' belt, police said, adding the body of Mallik's companion Mohammed Ali, another left activist had been recovered from the area on 26 January.

Summit Power gets finance for GeneralElectric joint venture
Reuters, Dhaka, 30 January : Bangladeshi company Summit Power SMPL.DH said a joint venture with U.S. group General Electric (GE.N) had signed financing deals for new power plants that will generate 676 megawatts of electricity.
"We have signed two agreements to get funds worth of $327 million," Muhammad Aziz Khan, chairman of Summit Group of companies, said on Sunday.... READ FULL STORY
Elephant found dead near Dhupguri area in Jalpaiguri dist.
Jalpaiguri, 30 January : An elephant was found dead at a field near Dhupguri in Jalpaiguri district this morning, Forest department officials said. The carcass of the 15-year-old tusker was spotted by villagers at the potato field at Garkuta and they informed the Department.
According to the officials, the elephant had probably come from the Sonakhali forest last night to feed itself. It is suspected that the elephant could have died after eating the crops that were sprayed with pesticide yesterday but the exact cause of the death will be known only after the postmortem examination, they added.