YK MYK RBI PROPOSES REVISED REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR NBFCS BUSINESS KOLKATA SATURDAY, 23 JAN, 2021 PG-12, YEAR—7, ISSUE—247 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) MAX 25 C MIN 09 C SCREEN & CINEMA Morning India Rs. 3 WEATHER TODAY ICONIC SINGER NARENDRA CHANCHAL PASSES AWAY AT 80 State govt takes steps to curb Lalu has crime against women, children pneumonia, SANJAY SAHAY Sky will be clear. AT A GLANCE MODI, SHAH TO VISIT POLL-BOUND ASSAM TODAY GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah will visit pollbound Assam on Saturday to attend different government events to campaign for the assembly polls, likely to be held in April-May. Officials and BJP sources said that Modi and Shah do not have any common programme in the Bharatiya Janata Party ruled state. AYODHYA: WORK RESTARTS AT RAM TEMPLE SITE AYODHYA: The work restarted at the Ram temple site in Ayodhya, two months after it stopped due to a problem caused by the groundwater. A member of the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra, the trust overseeing the temple construction, said they have finalised the design of its foundation after discussions with engineers from the Larsen and Toubro and Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd. SOAN TO BE NEW HEALTH SECY RANCHI: Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni has been shifted as Divisional Commissioner, South Chhotanagpur. He has been replaced by Land reforms and Revenue Secretary. K K Soan. L Khiyangte has been given the additional charge of the Land reforms and revenue department. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 1,06,11,728 TOTAL DEATH: 152,906 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 98,205,841 TOTAL DEATH: 2,103,068 RANCHI: The State government on Friday stated that it has taken several measures to prevent crime against women and children and their rehabilitation. A case in the point of 12year-old Singari Malto (name changed) who wants to become a police officer. Singari, a resident of Sahebganj, while narrating her ordeal said that no one should fall prey to the torture and mental pain suffered by her. Singari is one of the many child victims of human trafficking, who was rescued and airlifted from Delhi and brought to Ranchi by the state government five months ago. After the recovery of Singri, the state government organized a Brain Mapping session in order to know her future plans and accordingly work on Singari's future. There are 44 other daughters like Singari. Everyone has their plans for their future, which the state government is seriously considering. At present, the initiative is to employ these girls who have been brought back in Jharkhand itself, as well as a direction was given to all the concerned Deputy Commissioners to release an amount of two thousand rupees per month for the girls till they reach adulthood. In a similar case, 24 women who were forced to work for 16 hours a day in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu were airlifted back to Ranchi. The state government has also employed 111 nurses in reputed hospitals of the country and paved the way for their economic independence. Besides, for the early and speedy hearing and disposal of cases under Rape and the POCSO Act, the proposal for constitution of 22 Fast Track Special Courts of District and Additional Sessions Judge level in the state of Jharkhand was approved. The District and Additional Sessions Judge, Additional Judge, Additional Public Prosecutor has been nominated by the Law Department under the POCSO Act in Daltonganj (Palamu), Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Garhwa, Godda, Ranchi and Deoghar districts of the state. For the smooth functioning of its administrative establishment, the creation of 154 non-gazetted posts of class-III and class-IV has been given post facto approval. To counter human traf- ficking groups across the state, Anti Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) will be formed in Latehar, Sahebganj, Godda, and Giridih. The Chief Minister has given nod to the proposal regarding the formation of AHTU in these four districts. These notified units will be working in the entire area of the concerned district and will be responsible for the investigation and registration of cases related to illegal human trade in other police station areas of the AHTU districts. These units will also keep a complete record related to the prevention of illegal human trade. Farmers' leaders leave after meeting at Vigyan Bhawan, in New Delhi on Friday. ANI 11th round of talks between govt, farmers ends without solution NEW DELHI: The deadlock between the farmers' leaders and the government over the three farm laws seems to continue as the 11th round of talks on Friday at Vigyan Bhawan lasted till lunch only and ended without a solution. No date for the next round of talks has been decided yet and the meeting will be held whenever farmer leaders are ready for a dialogue on the proposal given by the government in the 10th round of talks, on January 20. The ministers came to the hall for five minutes after lunch but no discussion happened. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar clearly refused to repeal the laws while farmers' leaders said that they will continue their protest. Farmer leader Shiv Kumar Kakka told IANS that Friday's meeting was very disappointing. "At lunch, the ministers asked us to discuss the issues among ourselves and left. We kept waiting for them for more than two hours after lunch and later the meeting was called off." Another leader Harpreet Singh said the discussion was held for only 20-25 minutes before lunch. "When the ministers came back after lunch, they asked us to rethink about rejecting the government's proposal to IF FARMERS HAVE BETTER PROPOSAL THEN THEY CAN COME TO US: GOVT NEW DELHI: A day after Samyukta Kisan Morcha rejected the Centre's proposal to put new farm laws on hold for about 18 months, the government told farmer unions during the eleventh round of talks on Friday that they can come it "if they have a better proposal". Glimpses of cultural programs presented by artists from different states participating in the Republic Day Parade 2021, at the Press preview of Tableaux in New Delhi on Friday. ANI WB FOREST MINISTER QUITS PG 5 suspend the new farm laws for one and half years. Apart from this, the government cannot do anything. After this, they left." Farmers' leader Balwant Singh said the stalemate continues after Friday's meeting as the government has clearly refused to repeal the laws while the farmers have said that they will continue the protest. "The Union Agriculture Minister said that consider the proposal that we have given as we don't have a better proposal than this. If you (farmers) have any proposal, then tell us, the government will consider it." Rajib Banerjee KOLKATA: West Bengal Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee on Friday resigned from the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress Cabinet. "I regret to inform you that I hereby render my resignation from my office as Cabinet Minister being in-charge of Forest Department today," Banerjee said in a letter. He said that a copy of the letter has been sent to West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan. "It has been a great honour and privilege to serve the people of West Bengal. I heartily convey my gratitude for getting this opportunity," he added. Banerjee was a legislator from Howrah's Domjur Assembly constituency, as well as the coordinator of Howrah district's TMC. kin in Ranchi RAJ KUMAR RANCHI: RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has been diagnosed with pneumonia but is currently stable, doctors at Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), where he has been undergoing treatment for over two years, said on Friday. The health condition of the jailed former Bihar chief minister deteriorated suddenly on Thursday night when he complained of breathlessness, sending hospital authorities into a tizzy. RIMS Director Dr Kameshwar Prasad told reporters on Friday that they were in touch with experts of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). "Lalu Prasad has been detected with pneumonia but is stable. His lungs too are infected. We had performed a rapid antigen kit (RAT) Covid test which was negative," Dr Prasad said. Concerned over the sudden deterioration in Lalu's health, his wife and former Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi, both sons- Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav, Rajya Sabha member from Bihar and daughter Misa Bharti landed in the Jharkhand capital today in a chartered plane. Asked about his health condition, a police official said: "The RJD chief met with severe chest pain suffering with the problem of respiration. After investigation, he was not found to be suffering from Covid-19 but from pneumonia. Infection was found in his lungs. However, his health has improved after he took medicines. His blood pressure and sugar level have also been controlled. In the evening high-resolution CT scan was done to find out the level of lung infection. Based on the report, he will be shifted to ICU." An insider said that the health condition of Lalu is being monitored by the director and the advice of AIMS is also being taken. "However, there is no plan so far to shift him to AIIMS, New Delhi despite the willingness of relatives and friends, saying the kidney condition of the RJD chief is also not upto mark as it is functioning only 25 percent of its capacity," the insider said. Lalu has been undergoing treatment for the last 26 months at RIMS. On August 29, 2018, he was shifted to the cardiology building but following problems from barking dogs, he was shifted to the paying ward on September 5, 2019. Flt Lt Rathore to be first woman leading R-Day Parade flypast JAIPUR: Indian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Swati Rathore, who hails from Rajasthan, will script a new chapter in the history of woman empowerment by becoming the first woman to lead the flypast on the main Republic Day parade at Delhi's Rajpath. Her proud father, Dr Bhavani Singh Rathore said: "My daughter has let me hold my head high. I am overwhelmed as the dream which she saw has turned into reality." Rathore, who is a Deputy Director in the state's Agriculture Department, also appealed all parents to help their daughters fulfil their dreams. Born in a small village in Rajasthan's Nagaur district, Swati did her schooling from Ajmer. During her childhood, she made a tricolour in a painting competition, making evident her ardent love for her nation. Eventually, her parents pushed her to realise her dream and post schooling, she joined the NCC Air Wing. Swati had cherished the dream to become a pilot and was selected in the IAF in her first attempt in 2014. Her brother is posted in the Merchant Navy. Her mother Rajesh Kanwar says that she never treated her son and daughter differently, and this is the reason that her daughter is going to create history. In 2013, Swati appeared in the Air Force Common Admission Test. After clearing it, she was called for an interview by the Air Force Selection Board, Dehradun, in March 2014. According to Swati, there were around 200 female students from all over the country, out of which 98 were selected for screening. Only five students were left after the screening, in which only she was selected for the flying branch. RESEARCHER SHARES NETAJI'S GREAT ESCAPE ROUTE Claims the theory he boarded Kalka Mail at Gomoh station concocted KOLKATA: In 1941, 44-year-old Subhas Chandra Bose was under house arrest with the police guarding the entire area outside his Elgin Road residence in south Kolkata. According to noted Netaji researcher Jayanta Chowdhury, the black German Wanderer sedan which Bose rode for his great escape on January 16, 1941 rolled out in the dark. It took AJC Bose Road from Elgin Road and then the Mahatma Gandhi Road and crossed the Hooghly River via Howrah Bridge to enter the adjacent Howrah district. The car then took GT Road to reach Burdwan district, located about 100 km from the state capital. According to the information available with IANS, Bose went to Santiniketan in Bolpur in Birbhum district where he took the blessings from Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore before setting out for Delhi and again returned to Burdwan district. "From Burdwan he took a train namely 'Frontier Mail' and reached Delhi in disguise of Mohammed Ziauddin. I don't support the theory of Bose taking the Kalka Mail from Gomoh station in what is now Jharkhand and reaching Delhi. It is completely concocted," Chowdhury, who was also one of the deponents in the Justice Mukherjee Commission, told IANS. Gomoh railway station was renamed Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Gomoh railway station in 2009 in honour Bose's long jour- ney from out of the British Empire in 1941. The Centre has decided to cel- ebrate Netaji's birth anniversary on January 23 as 'Parakram Diwas' from now onwards. On Wednesday, Indian Railways also renamed the Howrah-Kalka Mail as 'Netaji Express' ahead of Netaji's 125th birth anniversary celebrations. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently tweeted: "Netaji's 'prakram' (valour) put India on the express route of freedom and development. I am thrilled to celebrate his birth anniversary with the introduction of 'Netaji Express'." "From Delhi, Netaji first reached Peshawar in Pakistan, and from there to Kabul where he had to wait for about 48 days. From Kabul he reached Samarkand and from there he went to Moscow by air, as per the information available with us. And finally he reached Berlin in GOMOH RAILWAY STATION WAS RENAMED NETAJI SUBHAS CHANDRA BOSE GOMOH RAILWAY STATION IN 2009 IN HONOUR BOSE'S LONG JOURNEY FROM OUT OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN 1941. March 1941," Chowdhury said. He added that there are many theories about Bose's great escape route from his Elgin Road home. "But as per proofs, Bose was driven out by one of his close associates, Sardar Niranjan Singh Talib, and not by Sisir Bose," he said. Bose's great grandniece Rajyashree Chaudhuri also supported the version, saying that the Sikh community had helped Bose to escape from India. The account given by Sisir Bose barely has any relevance. According to sources, Netaji's brother Sarat Bose had apparently suggested Bose that the escape should seem like an ordinary journey in order to hoodwink the guarding policemen outside the house. "The Dissentient Report of Suresh Chandra Bose on Bose's mystery also said that Sisir Bose had no knowledge of Bose's next plan of action. Sisir Bose's account of catching the Kalka Mail from Gomoh railway station is contradictory to the railways' timetable of 1941. It is all trash and does not really match the then time table," Chaudhuri added.