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Bangladesh to ink pact with India for 100MW power from Tripura
Agartala: Bangladesh and India will sign an agreement for 100 MW power from Tripura’s 726 mg MW gas-fired thermal power project at Palatana in Gomati district, a senior state official said on Sunday. “Bangladesh and India would ink an agreement for dispatch of 100 MW power from Palatana project on November 27 in Delhi. It (the agreement) would also decide about the tariff rate of power,” Technical Director of Tripura State Electricity Corporation Ltd (TSECL), M K Chowdhury said. He said, a two-day technical meeting between the two countries concluded here yesterday to review the progress of works for drawing the 47 km long 400 kv high tension wire from Suryamaninagar power sub-station here to Comilla in Bangladesh for transportation of power. Chowdhury said, the neighbouring country has opted for getting the power on it’s victory day on December 16 and it is presumed that power would be transmitted on that day adding that the works for drawing the transmission line is near completion. He said the transmission line would be put to live for testing from December 10-15. Machines of the Palatana project were transhipped from Kolkata to Agartala by using the Bangladesh Waterways route and the Ashuganj river port on Meghna in the neighbouring country’s Brahmanbaria district, about 52 km from here.  (PTI)
Bihar to give land to Arunachal for cultural centre
Itanagar: The Bihar government will allot government land to Arunachal Pradesh for the establishment of a cultural centre cum guest house at Bodh Gaya by the state government. The decision of allotment of half an acre land was taken after Chief Minister Nabam Tuki with a ten-member delegation inspected the land at Gaya on Saturday along with senior representatives of the district administration of Gaya. The Bihar government will soon formally hand over the land, an official statement said on Sunday. (PTI)
  2 fall ill after eating soyabean
Aizawl: Forty-two people were hospitalised in Mizoram’s Serchhip district in the last two days after eating soyabean, police said. The first cases of food poisoning were reported at about 11 PM on Friday after many people rushed to the Serchhip district hospital complaining of acute stomach pain and high fever, a police official said. Quoting attending doctors, the official said 52 people had approached the hospital in the last two days of whom 42 were admitted. All of them are now stated to be out of danger. According to those taken ill, they had bought the fermented soyabean from an old lady from the market on Friday, the officer said. Based on an FIR submitted by hospital officials, a case was registered at the Serchhip Police Station and samples of the soyabean have been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Aizawl for tests. (PTI)

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