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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Center and State agree on Gorkhaland issue

KalimNews:On principal, Central Government and the State Government agreed in three issues of the demands of Gorkhaland and GJMM. The first of these three common issues is; no separate state of Gorkhaland will be formed by bifurcating the state; the second is , the one and only solution of Gorkhaland issue is formation of an interim setup body comprising of the area included in the DGHC (present) and the third is, those involved in Madan Tamang murder will not be spared.
It is come to know that Health Minister Suryakanta Mishra and Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Maken had met before the 2nd political talks of 24th July and principally agreed on these three matters. It is also said that Center had assured the state to provide all possible help but it is advised not to use force to curb the agitation but wait and observe patiently.  
It is also known that GJMM is well informed about this matter and the state Government  will inform the same to the opposition parties during the talks on 3rd August. The talks of 3rd will focus on the formation of the proposed interim body - Gorkha Interim Authority.
Darjeeling Times: The names of the persons attending the meeting of the 3rd August are as follows: Dawa Sherpa and Trivuwan Rai of Akhil Bharatiya Gorkha League (ABGL) ; Sawan Rai, L M Lama and S B Subba of CPRM ; Sankhar Hang Subba and Capt. Lepcha of SDAM ; Col. D K Pradhan of GNLF(C ) ; D K Bomjan and Amar Lucksam of GRC ; Gopal Chettri of TMC and  P B Poudel of BJP.
Wizards allow Chhetri to join Indian team for Asian Cup
PTI, New Delhi, Jul 31: Indian striker Sunil Chhetri is all set to join the national team to prepare for next year's Asian Cup after getting the go-ahead from his Major League Soccer club Kansas City Wizards.
"The Kansas City Wizards announced that attacker Sunil Chhetri has been permitted to join the Indian National Team through the 2011 Asian Cup, in cooperation with the All India Football Federation," the KC Wizards said in a statement.
Chhetri, who was frustrated at not being able to make his MLS debut despite spending four months with the club, said he would be glad to rejoin the national squad, which is currently training in Portugal.
"I'm excited to be joining the National Team. But I'll miss Kansas City. Everything was falling into place here, including the big win we just had against Manchester United," Chhetri said.
Student commits suicide for Telangana
IANS, Hyderabad:Osmania University in Hyderabad was tense on Saturday as yet another student committed suicide in the campus, demanding the formation of separate Telangana state. The charred body of Ishan Reddy, an engineering student, was found near the university library. In his hand-written suicide note found near the body, the student said he was fulfilling his "wish" as all 12 legislators, who had resigned for the cause of Telangana, were re-elected. 
"I wished before Maisamma (deity) that I will sacrifice my life if D. Srinivas and other Congress candidates are defeated in the elections and now that they are defeated I am fulfilling my wish," he said. 
Andhra Pradesh state Congress chief D. Srinivas and other Congress candidates were defeated in the by-elections in the region. 
Ishan congratulated the people of Telangana and Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) chief K. Chandrasekhara Rao for ensuring the re-election of 12 legislators. 
Ishan, who hailed from Medak district, also wanted that Congress and TDP leaders like D. Srinivas, Jana Reddy, Damodar Reddy, Sridhar Babu, K. Venkat Reddy, Kadiam Srihari, E. Dayakar Rao and N. Janardhan Reddy be declared "traitors" of Telangana and hanged publicly. 
Tension prevailed on the campus as the students were resisting police attempts to shift the body to the mortuary. Ishan Reddy, in his suicide note, expressed his wish that autopsy should not be conducted on his body. He also wanted his body to be taken in a procession from the university to Telangana martyrs' memorial near the assembly. 
Ishan Reddy completed his B Tech from St. Ann's Institute of Technology and was undergoing coaching for GRE TOEFL exams. 
He is the fourth student to commit suicide on the Osmania University campus this year. In March, Sai Kumar, a second year B Tech student of Osmania University, had ended his life by hanging in his hostel room as he was upset over the delay in formation of a separate state. 
On Feb 20, a Class 12 student had immolated himself at the main entrance of Osmania University in full public view during a protest by university students. 
In January, a MCA student had self-immolated on the campus. 
Parties fighting for a separate Telangana claim that over 300 students and youth have committed suicide in the region since protests began in November last year.
Mob Ransacks Police Station
TNN, MALDA: At least eight policemen, including the inspector-in-charge of Kaliagunj PS in North Dinajpur, were severely injured when a mob ransacked the police station and set it on fire.
The mob outrage was the fallout of an incident on July 27 in which a local, Kishor Paswan, was injured. Though police registered an accident case, pressure was on police for registering it as an attempt to murder case. Paswan succumbed to his injuries on Saturday afternoon.
Around 6.30 pm, a 100-strong mob attacked the police station with arms to protest "police negligence" in arresting the criminals. The IC's chamber was ransacked, computers were smashed, and other property damaged. The mob then set the police station on fire. Eight policemen were seriously injured.
"We have even started a murder case on the demand of the people. But as no one was named in the FIR, no one was arrested. Then suddenly, the mob attacked the police station," said IC Swapan Dasgupta. Later, a huge police force led by the DSP came from Raigunj to control the situation. 

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