Kolkata: Trinamool Congress MLA of Dinhata in Cooch Behar Udayan Guha’s car was allegedly ransacked by miscreants owing allegiance to BJP on Sunday morning.The incident happened when Guha was going for some party-related work. Pieces of bricks were pelted indiscriminately while his car was travelling through Nayarhat area. According to sources, the TMC leader was bound for Rashmanta area for attending a party programme, when pieces of bricks were hurled at his vehicle by some miscreants and the front window of his vehicle was badly damaged as a result. Guha somehow managed to elude the attack and took shelter at the nearby Dinhata police station. Also Read – Centuries-old Durga Pujas continue to be hit among revellers”This is a conspiracy on the part of BJP to kill me. They are desperate to thwart our attempts of uniting people against their constant attempts to create disturbance in the district and other parts of the state,” Guha said. State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim condemned the heckling of Guha and reiterated that law will take its own course regarding the incident. “One of their (BJP) MPs have won in Cooch Behar and they are trying to create disturbance. Our party believes in democracy and so we would never take law into our own hands,” he added. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaTrinamool Congress leader Subrata Bakshi will go to Cooch Behar and speak with Guha to take stock of the situation in this connection. Meanwhile, BJP MP from Cooch Behar Nisith Pramanik denied BJP’s involvement in the incident and termed it as an instance of infighting within TMC. It may be mentioned that TMC had lost the Cooch Behar seat to Pramanik in the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections, by a margin of over 50,000 votes. The performance of the party in entire North Bengal has been far below expectations and party supremo Mamata Banerjee has brought in changes to the leadership in a number of districts in North Bengal. TMC district president of Cooch Behar Rabindranath Ghosh was also removed by Banerjee and Binay Krishna Barman was reinstated in his place. A number of TMC leaders and supporters in the district had expressed their grievances against Ghosh, prompting the leadership to take the strong stand.
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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Maria do Valle Ribeiro of Ireland as his Deputy Special Representative for Guinea-Bissau.Ms. do Valle Ribeiro will also serve as UN Resident Coordinator and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in the West African country.The new deputy envoy possesses more than 25 years of development and humanitarian experience in progressively senior leadership positions with the United Nations and international non-governmental organizations in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean, according to a UN spokesperson. Most recently, Ms. do Valle Ribeiro was the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Angola. Prior to that appointment, she served in that capacity in Mauritania. She held various senior positions with UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) starting in 2002. Ms. do Valle Ribeiro worked for non-governmental organizations, Save the Children from 1992 to 1999, and for Concern from 1984 to 1990.Ms. do Valle Ribeiro will succeed Gana Fofang of Cameroon, who held the deputy post since February 2011. In today’s appointment, Mr. Ban’s spokesperson extended the UN chief’s gratitude for Mr. Fofang’s commitment and dedicated service during his tenure in Guinea-Bissau.