Saturday, June 13, 2015

Help to former players

Diego Mara dona's recent visit to the city has brought joy to the life of three former players - Abdus Sattar, Krishna Chandra Pal and Ashoke Chatterjee. The Three reeling under poverty were handed over Rs. 1,63,000 each at a function here by the Football Players' Association (FPA), who received Rs.5,00,000 from the Organizer of the Maradona trip. Olympians Sattar and Pal were present on the occasion, while Chatterjee could not make it to the function as he was sick. The families of the three players were also present. Sattar played in the 1952 Helsinki Olympics, while Pal represented India in the Melbourne Games.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Be a Real Bond

Your dreams of becoming a real-life James bond have just gone closer to reality. Speaking at the unveiling of a wax model of a 007 actor Daniel Craig, former M16 agnt Harry Ferguson enlisted his secrets. Mr.Ferguson was atteding the new exhibition at London's Madame Tussaud's to mark the latest Bond film, 'Quantum of Solace', set for an October 31 release. According to Mr.Freguson, some of the 007 skills are:
Resourcefulness: "It might surprise people, but unfortunately in real life our gadgets often don't work when we need them."
Observation: " You have to understand what you see, like if someone has you under surveillance, or if you spot a face you saw in a briefing a few months earlier."

Disenfranchised Indians return to the UK

At least 5000 Indian immigrants holding the Highly Skilled Migrant Programme [HSMP] Viasa have been allowed by the UK government to re enter Britain. Earlier these immigrants has been disenfranchised and were asked to return to their mother country following some guidelines of the UK government immigrant policy. The British Government has now published its new guidelines stating the rights available for non-European immigrant workers.

Taslima to recieve honory citizenshp from France

The exiled Bangladeshi novelist Taslima Nasreen, who was forced to leave Bangladesh on blasphemy charges levelled at her by Muslim fundamentalist factions in the country (following her controversial novel Lajja in 1994) will now be made an honorary citizen of France. Bertrand Delanoe, the Mayor of Paris, praised her courage and referred to her as a "woman of exemplary courage and a freedom fighter". Delanoe submitted the resolution to the city council proclaiming her as an honory citizen and an approval was expected.

Rushdie does a Hat-trick with "Midnight's children"

Salman Rushdie's literary work Midnight's Children, which has already won the Booker and the "Booker of Bookers" has been adjudged the "Best of the Booker" among works published since 1969. The other worthy contenders for the honor were literary heavy weights like Peter Carey, Pat Barker, JM Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer and JG Farrell. Midnight's Children, a post colonial account of Independent India with Rushdie's unique language and style, was published in 1981 and created a new trend in English language fiction.