YK MYK WEATHER TODAY MAX 32 C MIN 27 C SOCIAL PROTECTION IS A HUMAN RIGHT YET MAJORITY NOT COVERED OPINION Rainfall may occur. Rs. 3 KOLKATA SATURDAY, 4 SEPT, 2021 PG- 8, YEAR— 8, ISSUE—109 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) RS 10 CRORE GRANT FOR START-UPS UNDER DRDO'S TDF SCHEME NATION Morning India No protests within 50-metres of Visva Bharati: Calcutta HC MI NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Friday said that no protests can be held within 50-metre area of the Visva Bharati University in Shantiniketan. The High Court on Friday was hearing a writ petition filed over the Viswa Bharati issue. "No protests can be held within a 50-metre area of the university. No staff of Visva-Bharati University can be prevented from entering." the court said. The court directed Santiniketan police to break all the locks in the administrative building, including the residence of the ViceChancellor. The Court also instructed the police to appoint three constables for the security of the ViceChancellor. "The administration has to keep a close watch so that the university runs smoothly. No loudspeaker can be used in the Visva-Bharati University area," the Court said. The High Court further gave instructions to make all CCTV cameras functional. The Court also directed the Santiniketan police station to submit a report to the High Court. Amid the stalemate between the students and the management, Visva Bharati University moved the Calcutta High Court over the ongoing agitation. Students have been protesting inside the University campus and have gheraoed the official residence of ViceChancellor Bidyut Chakraborty since August 27. The Calcutta High Court has ordered a sit-in protest AT A GLANCE Vidhan Sabha session begins amid uproar 35 IEDS RECOVERED IN JHARKHAND DISTRICT SERAIKELA: Thirty-five improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suspected to be planted by Naxal outfits to target security forces, were found in Jharkhand's Seraikela-Kharswan district, police said on Friday. Acting on a tipoff, the security forces recovered the IEDs from villages between Rugrudi and Dodarda in the Kuchai police outpost area on Thursday, Superintendent of Police Anand Prakash said. Each IED weighed fourfive kg, he said. The explosives were defused by the bomb disposal squad, he added. EDIBLE OIL PRICES TO BEGIN SOFTENING FROM DEC: FOOD SECY NEW DELHI: Retail edible oil prices in the country will start softening from December with arrival of new crops and a possible decline in global rates, Food Secretary Sudhanshu Pandey said on Friday. Retail prices of edible oils in India, which imports 60 per cent of its requirement, have shot up to 64 per cent in the past just one year, in line with the global developments. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 32,903,289 TOTAL DEATHS: 439,916 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 220,164,380 TOTAL DEATHS: 4,560,844 in front of the house of Bidyut Chakraborty, ViceChancellor of Visva-Bharati University. The court further ruled that no protests could take place within 50 metres of the university. It has instructed the police to ensure the safety of the ViceChancellor. From 3 pm, the police of Santiniketan police station will have to break all the locks in the administrative building, including the residence of the ViceChancellor. The High Court further directed that no obstruction should be put to A healthcare worker collects a swab sample of a passenger for the COVID-19 test at a railway station, in Patna on Friday. ANI SANJAY SAHAY SC TO CENTRE ‘Formulate guidelines for COVID-19 death certificates’ NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday granted yet another opportunity to the Centre to formulate uniform guidelines for issuance of death certificates with regard to those who succumbed to COVID-19. A two-judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Justice MR Shah and also comprising Justice Aniruddha Bose today granted 10 more days time to the Union of India (UOI) to frame and formulate uniform guidelines for issuance of death certificates with regard to those who succumbed to COVID-19. The Apex Court also asked the Centre to file a compliance affidavit latest by September 11 and fixed the matter for further hearing on September 13, Monday. The top court had in its last hearing on August 16, also allowed the plea of the Central government, for 4 weeks more time to the UOI to frame the guidelines on exgratia assistance and compensation to the families of people who died due to COVID-19. The Apex Court had directed the Centre to submit any action report on the other guidelines as referred to in 'CHILDREN CAN'T BE EXPOSED TO RISK': SC STAYS KERALA MOVE ON CLASS 11 EXAMS NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Kerala government decision to conduct offline exam for Class 11 students from September 6, citing the alarming situation in the state, which accounts for nearly 70 per cent of new Covid cases in the country. A bench headed by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and comprising Justices Hrishikesh Roy and C.T. Ravikumar orally observed: "There is an alarming situation in Kerala. It accounts for nearly 70 per cent cases of the country, with over 30,000 daily cases... ” PG 7 the earlier judgment authored by Justice Shah, and comprising of Justice (Now Retired) Ashok Bhushan, on June 30, 2021. RANCHI: Monsoon session of Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha on Friday started amidst uproar by the BJP members over the leader of opposition issue. The ruling party members condemned the BJP’s action saying the matter should not have been raised during the condolence message. In the beginning of the session speaker Rabindra Nath Mahto expressed hope that ruling and the opposition parties would join hands to run the house smoothly. He said that members would have adequate opportunities including question hour , zero hour and call attention to motion for discussing the public issues. The speakers also praised the performance of the Indian sportspersons in the Olympics and the paraOlympics Games in Tokyo. Even as the speaker started reading out condolence message regarding the eminent personalities of nation and the state who passed away between March and September 2021, BJP MLA Bhanu Pratap Sahi sought for a discussion the leader of opposition issue. The speaker replied saying that the opposition would get an opportunity later on. The BJP leaders, however, continued with their demands disrupting the messages read out by the speaker, Chief Minister Hemant Soren and their party’s chief whip Viranchi Narayan. The CM later said that the entire proceeding is available live to the people adding they would now know what their MLAs are doing in the house. Minister of parliamentary affairs Alamgir Alam said that the protest during condolence message was unfortunate adding it has never occurred before. Minister Mithlesh Thakur said that government would give reply to all questions of public importance adding the opposition must not try to hinder the functioning of house unnecessarily. BJP leader Amit Mandal said that new employment policy has several defects adding it would create an open for all situation. Congress leaders Bandhu Tirkey said that BJP should give suggestions regarding the employment policy. The monsoon session will continue till September 9. The supplementary budget would be presented before the house on September 6 and a discussion on it would take place on the following day. The government would bring bills in the house on September 8. prevent the police. No employee of Visva-Bharati University can be barred from entering. The administration has to keep a close watch on the normal functioning of the university. No microphone can be used in Visva-Bharati University area. Three constables of Santiniketan police station will have to be appointed for the security of the ViceChancellor. All CCTV cameras must be turned on. The court observed, "Don't take the law into your own hands. It's not a trade union. It's a One held in Bengal post-poll violence case MI NEWS SERVICE NORTH 24 PARGANAS: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested one Ratan Haldar in connection with the alleged murder of Sova Rani Mondal during the alleged post-poll violence in Jagaddal constituency in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas earlier this year. On May 2, the house of Kamal Mondal, a booth president of BJP in Jagaddal Constituency, was allegedly attacked by the TMC workers at his house, in which his mother Sova Rani Mondal allegedly succumbed to ABP-CVOTER-IANS BATTLE FOR THE STATES-WAVE 1 Despite drop is seats, BJP to comfortably form govt in UP NEW DELHI: Despite a drop in the number of seats it won last time, the BJP will comfortably form the government in Uttar Pradesh which goes to the polls next year, as per the ABP-CVOTER-IANS BATTLE FOR THE STATES WAVE 1. The survey revealed that despite an increase in vote share, the BJP will win fewer seats in comparison to 2017, but will comfortably cross the magic mark of 202 seats. BJP's vote share will increase by 0.4 per cent to 41.8 per cent in 2021 from 41.4 per cent in 2017. However, the number of seats will decrease from 325 in 2017 to 263 next year. The BJP will get 254 to 267 seats, the survey said. As per the survey, both the number of seats and vote share of the Samajwadi Party (SP), the main opposition party in state, will increase this time. SP's vote share will increase from 23.6 in 2017 to 30.2 per cent in 2021, an increase of 6.6 per cent. Similarly, its seats will increase to 113 in 2021 from 48 in 2017. According to the survey, the SP is likely to get 109 to 117 seats in Uttar Pradesh. The survey further revealed that both vote share and number of seats of Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will decrease. Vote share of BSP will decrease by 6.5 per cent from 22.2 in 2017 to 15.7 in 2021. The number of BSP MLAs will drop by five from 19 in 2017 to 15 in 2021, as per the survey. The BSP is likely to get 12 to 16 seats. The Congress will also see a decline in vote share and number of seats in Uttar Pradesh, a key state for the revival of the party. Congress' vote share will decrease by 1.2 per cent from 6.3 per cent in 2017 to 5.1 per cent in 2021. District libraries will open from next week Two held with 55 parrots MI NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA: Coronavirus has almost been contained in the State and everything is slowly returning to normal. On Friday, after a long hiatus, all the government libraries in the State opened its doors. To this end, a notification was issued on Thursday on behalf of the Library Department. The notification has been sent to all the districts of the State. Accordingly, the doors of district libraries will be opened from September 7. Book lovers are eagerly waiting to once again delve into the world of books. The library will be open three days a week - Monday, Wednesday and Friday, according to a notification issued by the director of the State Library Department on Thursday. All libraries will be open from September 6. However, it will be closed on public holidays. Moreover, readers will be able to spend full time in the library three days a week in compliance with COVID-19 rules. The same applies to employees too. The concerned department also gave specific advice for running more than one library in the same area. If there is more than one library-in-charge, then it has been told how to work. If there is a library in an area, there is no problem with its operations. But multiple libraries can put pressure on staff. With that in mind, the director of the library department advised them. State libraries have been closed as a precaution after second wave of Coronavirus. Subsequently, the State government has taken steps to gradually relax the COVID restrictions. The gradual opening of libraries is a part of that step. MI NEWS SERVICE SILIGURI: At least two persons were arrested with 55 parrots by the officials of Sarugarah forest range in Siliguri on Friday. The two accused identified as Sarijat Ali and Dinesh Das were smuggling the parrots, the officials alleged. The officials said, "The parrots (Alexandrine Parakeet and Red-Breasted Parakeet) were kept in three cages. They were being smuggled in a bike coming from Malbazar student union. Don't forget it." The interim order in Visva-Bharati University case was passed by Calcutta High Court following a petition by the varsity authorities. The protesting students said they had not yet received any copy of the court order. If you get the instruction, you will talk to the lawyers and take the next step. At the same time, they complained that they did not lock any gate. The Visva-Bharati authorities have put that lock themselves. in Jalpaiguri to Galgalia, Bihar." Talking about the raid, Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Baikunthapur forest division, Hari Krishnan said, "A special team headed by Sanjay Dutta, ranger, Sarugarah forest range conducted the operation and arrested two persons along with the birds." "The accused persons were produced in Jalpaiguri court on Friday and parrots will be released in Bengal Safari park," he added. injuries. Earlier this month, Calcutta High Court ordered a court-monitored CBI probe into the incidents of post-poll violence in the State. The High Court also ordered to set up Special Investigation Teams (SIT) for investigation and senior officers from West Bengal cadre will be a part of the team. Several incidents of violence were reported at various places after the announcement of the West Bengal Assembly poll results on May 2, after which a fourmember team deputed by the Ministry of Home Affairs, also visited the affected areas. CM DIRECTS OFFICIALS TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO PHUCHA MAHLI RANCHI: Chief Minister (CM) Hemant Soren on Friday met Phucha Mahli and his family members and directed the officials to cover them under various welfare schemes of the government. The meeting took place at the CMs chamber in the Vidhan Sabha. Notably, Mahli who was working as bonded workers for the past 35 years in Andaman and Nicobar was released on the initiative of the state government. It may be stated here that Mahli, a resident of Bishunpur in Gumla district was working as bonded workers north and middle Andaman islands. His relatives had written to the labour department and an organization Subh Sadesh Foundation for ensuring his return to home. The labour department got in touch with the officials of Andamans to ensure the release of Mahli.