YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 29 C MIN 22 C REPUBLIC TV CFO MOVES SC AGAINST MUMBAI POLICE SUMMON NATION Rainfall may occur. KOLKATA SUNDAY, 11 OCTOBER, 2020 PG-12, YEAR— 7, ISSUE—149 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) INDIA TOTAL CASES: 6,980,120 TOTAL DEATH: 107,471 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 37,175,477 TOTAL DEATH: 1,073,673 AT A GLANCE BARC SCIENTIST GOES MISSING FROM MYSURU MYSURU: A 24-yearold scientist working in the Rare Materials Project at the Bhabha Atomic Research Institute near Mysuru has gone missing for the last four days, the police said. Assistant Scientific Officer Gulla Abhisheka Reddy, 24, was a resident of Cauvery Layout (New Janata Colony) at Yelawala in Mysuru. Reddy had moved to Mysuru from Chitturu district in Andhra Pradesh a year ago after he secured a job at BARC, 15 km from Mysuru. The police suspect that since he was allegedly suffering from depression and migraine, he left without informing anyone. SRIKANT DATAR NAMED DEAN OF HBS NEW YORK: The Harvard University has appointed Srikant Datar as the next dean of its business school. Datar will take over from another Indian American, Nitin Nohria. "He is a leading thinker about the future of business education," Harvard University President Larry Bacow said on Friday while announcing the appointment of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), alumni. Datar joins another Indian American leading an institution at the Ivy League university, Rakesh Khurana, the dean of Harvard College. BUSINESS Morning India Rs. 3 CORONA METER BANK CREDIT OFFTAKE REMAINED POOR IN APR-SEP: RBI REPORT Covid death toll in Bengal touches 5563 with 62 deaths KOLKATA :The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 pandemic in West Bengal reached a record figure of 5563 till this evening following the casualties of 62 more people since yesterday. Simultaneously another record number of 3,591 people tested Covid-19 positive in the state during the last 24 hours, posing a grim picture of the pandemic situation and causing concern for all for its unabated rapid growth. Informing this the latest Medical Bulletin issued by the state Health department here tonight said in the wake of an unabated surge in the number of infected people in one day, like a record number of 3,591 people today, the absolute number of those affected by Corona virus in Bengal crossed a record figure of 2.91 lakhs today to touch 2,91,194 up from 2,87,603 yesterday Among today's 62 new casualties, 30 were the residents of Kolkata and 25 belonged to North 24 Parganas and Howrah, while the rest were from other districts of South and North Bengal, the Bulletin said. Of the record number of 3,591 fresh Covid cases in one day in the state, the maximum 2476 were from Kolkata alone, followed by those from other districts, the bulletin said. Meanwhile, the total number of Active and serious Corona cases in different hospitals after several days of downward trend, once again increased by highest number of 497 today, up from 493 yesterday, to take their total number to exactly 29,793 from 29,354 barely 24 hours ago. In this present grim situation the only positive indication was the rapid increase in the number of daily Covid-19 tests in the state at one point of time. But after a few days of ups and down, it has now settled at the range of 42,000 per day from around as high as 47,000 at one point of time. With the daily tests reaching the figure of 42,855 tonight compared to 42,441 yesterday, the total number of tests now touched the astounding figure of over 3.6 million to 36,50,989 tonight from 36,08,134 yesterday, the Bulletin said But in spite of that, the rate of recovery of Covid-19 patients in West Bengal during the day once again marginally came down to 87.86 per cent from 87.93 per cent only yesterday, compared to the national average of around 86 per cent. Altogether 3,032 people were discharged from different hospitals and safely returned home today, the Bulletin said adding so far altogether 2,55,838 people up from 2,51,737 people yesterday, were able to return home after recovery. TRINAMOOL WOMEN'S UNIT BSF APPREHENDED AN HOLDS THIRD RALLY IN KOLKATA INDIAN SMUGGLER KOLKATA: In border district of Malda, AGAINST HATHRAS INCIDENT troops of Border out Post- Nawada, BSF KOLKATA: The women's unit of the ruling Trinamool Congress of West Bengal took out a rally on Saturday (October 10, 2020) to protest against the killing of a young Dalit community in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, after the alleged gang rape. This was the third rally of the women's unit of Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress in protest against the Hathras incident. The protesters alleged that there was an increase in atrocities against women in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states. Hundreds of women workers of the party participated in the rally. The protesters were posters in the hands of women activists of the Trinamool Congress. It was written on this: 'Dalit woman is our daughter.' apprehended an Indian smuggler with 392 bottles of Phensedyl when he was trying to smuggle contraband Phensedyl bottles from India to Bangladesh. On October 9, 2020, a specific intelligence regarding illegal trafficking of Phensedyl by Indian smugglers was received from Intelligence Branch of BSF. On receiving information, Company Commander alerted troops of BOP- Nawada and a special ambush laid in the designated area. At about 20.45 hours, a group of 7-9 smugglers were seen moving towards the India Bangladesh Border Fence (IBBF) carrying Phensedyl sacks. BSF, challenged and pursued them and succeeded in apprehension of 1 smuggler with 392 Btls of Phensedyl, while other smugglers managed to flee away by taking advantage of darkness and thick bushes. Market value of seized Phensedyl is about Rs. 66,518 / -.During preliminary questioning, smuggler revealed his name as Bishwroop Mandal(24 yrs), village- Ramnagar, PostRamnagar, PS -Kaliachak, District-Malda. Craftsmen are busy in preparing different forms of goddess Laxmi at Palpara of Panihati area which will be worshiped during Kojagari Laxmi Puja after Durga puja is over on Saturday in North 24 parganas district. China has deployed 60K soldiers on India’s northern border: Pompeo WASHINGTON: China has amassed 60,000 troops on India's northern border, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said as he hit out at Beijing for its "bad behaviour" and the threats it poses to the Quad countries. The foreign ministers from the Indo-Pacific nations known as the Quad group - the US, Japan, India and Australia - met in Tokyo on Tuesday in what was their first inperson talks since the coronavirus pandemic began. The meeting took place in the backdrop of China's aggressive military behaviour in the Indo-Pacific, South China Sea and along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh. "The Indians are seeing 60,000 Chinese soldiers on their northern border, Pompeo told The Guy Benson Show in an interview on Friday after his return from Tokyo wherein he attended the second Quad ministerial with his counterparts from India, Japan and Australia. "I was with my foreign minister counterparts from India, Australia, and Japan a format that we call the Quad, four big democracies, four powerful economies, four nations, each of whom has real risk associated with the threats imposed attempting to be imposed by the Chinese Communist Party. And they see it in their home countries too," he said. Pompeo met External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar in Tokyo on Tuesday and they underscored the need to work together to advance, peace, prosperity and security in the Indo-Pacific and around the globe. He described his meeting with Jaishankar as "productive." "They see, the people of their (Quad) nations understanding that we all slept on this for too long. For decades, the West allowed the Chinese Communist Party to walk all over us. The previous administration bent a knee, too often allowed China to steal our intellectual properties and the millions of jobs that came along with it. They see that in their country too," he said in the interview. In another interview with Larry O'Connor, Pompeo said in his meetings with his counterparts from Japan, India and Australia, they began to develop a set of understandings and policies that can jointly take these countries to work to present a true resistance to the threats that the Chinese Communist Party poses to each of these nations. "They absolutely need the United States to be their ally and partner in this fight," he said. Nadda to kick off Bihar campaign from Gaya’s Gandhi Maidan today NEW DELHI: Putting behind the seat-sharing delays, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set to formally kick off its Bihar election campaign tomorrow with party chief JP Nadda scheduled to address a massive public gathering at Gayas historic Gandhi Maidan on Sunday afternoon. Nadda's Bihar tour will start at 10.30 am tomorrow with a visit to the renowned Hanuman Mandir where he will offer prayers. At 11.15 am, the BJP President will visit JP Niwas at Kadamkuan in Patna to garland the statue of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan. However, sources say, before these two official engagements, he will be given Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar pays tribute to the Union Minister and LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan, at Digha ghat in Patna on Saturday. ANI a rousing welcome by BJP's top leadership present in the state right now along with cadres when he lands at Patna airport at 10 am. After this Nadda will get down to business. He will head to Gaya where he will address a "massive public meeting", says BJP National Media Co-Incharge Dr Sanjay Mayukh. The public meeting will take place at the historic Gandhi Maidan in Gaya at 2 pm. But soon, he will be back at Patna where he will get down to the basics of poll strategy. At 5.30 pm, the BJP chief will address a meeting of party leaders and workers at the Atal Auditorium in the BJP state Office at Patna where he will discuss the election strategy and the party's preparedness for it. All district presidents, MPs from the state, Vidhan Sabha candidates, Vidhan Sabha incharge and convenors, and other senior leaders will be present in the meeting. Firhad Hakim, Sobhondeb Chattopadhyay and Ratan Dey, during the inauguration of KMC's Programme PATHOSREE AVIJAN at Hazra Crossing on Saturday MHA’S NEW ADVISORY Mandatory, time-bound action in crimes against women T aking cognisance of recent crimes against women in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras and other states, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory to all states and Union Territories (UTs) directing them for "mandatory" and "time-bound" police action in such cases with compulsory registration of First Information Report (FIR). It has further warned that any failure on the part of the police to adhere to the mandatory requirements in crime against women will be inquired and necessary action will be taken immediately against the concerned officers responsible for the lapses. The advisory says, "It is requested that states and UTs may suitably issue instructions to all concerned to ensure strict compliance with the provisions in the law. However, even with stringent provisions in law and several capacity building measures undertaken, any failure of police to adhere to these mandatory requirements may not augur well for the delivery of criminal justice in the country, especially in context of women safety. Such lapses, if noticed, need to be investigated into and stringent action taken immediately against the concerned officers responsible for the same." The states and the UTs have also been requested to monitor the cases on the Investigation Tracking System for Sexual Offences (ITSSO) to ensure that suitable follow up action is taken on the chargesheet of the guilty in a timely manner as required in the law. Compulsory registration of FIR in case of cognisable offence under subsection (1) of section 154 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC) was advised to the states and the UTs. The law also enables the police to register FIR or a "Zero FIR" (in case the crime is committed outside the jurisdiction of police station) in the event of receipt of information on com- mission of a cognisable offence, which includes cases of sexual assault on women, says the advisory. "Section 166 A(c) of the Indian Penal Code 1860 (IPC) provides for punishment to a public servant for failure to record FIR in relation to cognis- able offences punishable under section 326A, Section 326B, Section 354, Section 354B, Section 370, Section 370A, Section 376, Section 376A, Section 376AB, Section 376B, Section 376C, Section 376D, Section 376DA, Section 376DB, Section 376E or Section 509 in IPC." Besides, the advisory said Section 173 of CrPC provides for completion of police investigation in relation to rape in two months. "In order to facilitate the state police to monitor compliance, in this regard MHA has provided an online portal called Investigation Tracking ITSSO for monitoring the same. This is available exclusively to law enforcement officers. Section 164-A of CrPC provides that in rape or sexual assault investigation the victim shall be examined by a registered medical practitioner under IT HAS FURTHER WARNED THAT ANY FAILURE ON THE PART OF THE POLICE TO ADHERE TO THE MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS IN CRIME AGAINST WOMEN WILL BE INQUIRED AND NECESSARY ACTION WILL BE TAKEN IMMEDIATELY AGAINST THE CONCERNED OFFICERS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE LAPSES. consent within 24 hours from the time of receiving the information relating to the commission of such offence," it said. "In order to facilitate the State Police, Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) has issued Sexual Assault Evidence Collection (SAEC) kits to every state and UT. It is necessary to use these SAEC kits in every case of sexual assault reported." The ministry issued the advisory on Friday -- days after a 19year-old Dalit girl was allegedly gangraped by four men in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras leading to her death. As similar crimes were reported in Jharkhand and Rajasthan and other states leading to widespread protests and political outcry, the ministry took the step to issue the fresh advisory. In the advisory, it referred to its May 16, 2019 advisory on a "failure to record information under sub-section (1) of Section 154 of CrPC punishable under 166A of the Indian Penal Code". The MHA took reference of its another advisory dated December 5, 2019 regarding timely and proactive action by the police in cases of crimes against women.