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The Hindu god of friendship and alliances, usually invoked together with Varuna as an upholder of order, punisher of falsehood, supporter of heaven and earth, and bringer of rain.

[Sanskrit Mitraḥ, from mitraḥ, friend; see mei- in Indo-European roots.]
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Observing that Mitra is a Cabinet minister and has the power to influence witnesses if allowed to remain free, a division bench directed that he would remain confined to his residence at Bhowanipore in south Kolkata once he is discharged from hospital.
Mitra, who was previously secretary-general of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), had never failed to remind the Union government and state governments of the need for fiscal consolidation.
Mitra was the instigator of the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment, where in the year 1999 a computer was embedded within a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi, and children were allowed to freely use it.
Mitra made it to the invitationals and the semifinals, but wasn't one of the 10 chosen finalists.
I elt bad and hence I took this decision," Mitra said.
The rest were used to finance expansion of the business of its subsidiaries including 20% or Rp 300 billion to acquire the shares of PT Federal Karyatama (FKT), an oil company that produces Federal Oil, another 20% used to build a new factory FKT, 25% to acquire car rental company, 13% to finance the purchases of around 3,000 units of new cars and 8% used for PT Asuransi Mitra Pelindung Mustika to expand its insurance business.
Those same users, Mitra adds, may be the ones most dependent on questionable water supplies and therefore most in need of this testing capability.
From his earliest experiments while working in Delhi with the Hole in the Wall project, which inspired the film Slumdog Millionaire, through to setting up the original SOLEs in India, Professor Mitra discovered that children's innate sense of learning is magni-fied when they are given the freedom to explore the internet in small groups.
Kalighat police chief Subrata Dey said: "It was around 10pm in New Market that the victim befriended Mitra.
West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra was allegedly manhandled by the SFI activists during their protest over one of its leaders' death in Kolkata Police custody.
Speaking to Gulf News over the phone from India, Mitra said Pujara was only reaping the benefits of the unstinted passion for the game that he has always shown.