YK MYK INDIA MUST FORMULATE A COMPREHENSIVE CHINA POLICY OPINION Rs. 3 KOLKATA TUESDAY, 11 JANUARY, 2022 PG- 8, YEAR— 8, ISSUE—231 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) IMMIGRATION DETENTION: DJOKOVIC WINS COURT CASE SPORTS Morning India PM SECURITY BREACH CASE Gangasagar could be a ‘Super Spreader’; SC: Committee led by Doctors Forum tells Calcutta High Court MI NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court on Friday ruled that the Gangasagar Mela could be held in compliance with the COVID restrictions. The HC also formed a three-member committee and said that if the committee wants, the fair could be cancelled. It can also control the crowd and keep the fair going. But five more cases were filed in the Calcutta High Court on Monday against the court's verdict. The two main points of the cases are - first, the fair should be cancelled immediately. The time taken by the Committee to get the report and take an effective step can increase the cases further. Second, the lawyers asked the court why no physician or public health expert was AT A GLANCE RAJNATH SINGH TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 included in the monitoring committee. Is it possible for the existing committee members to access the COVID situation in the State? On Monday, the court advised the plaintiffs' lawyers that it was better not to take such a risk, given the current situation in the State. So let the fair be closed. Public Interest Litigation (PIL) lawyers Srijib Chakraborty and Suryaneel Das questioned the matter in court. Also present were lawyers Riju Ghoshal, former CPM MP and lawyer Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya, lawyer Anindya Kumar Mitra and West Bengal Doctors' Forum lawyer Aniruddha Chatterjee. Aniruddha Chatterjee told the court on behalf of the Doctors' Forum that Diamond Harbour is one of the busiest roads from Kolkata. If the fair is not stopped now in view of the recent inflation of COVID19 virus, it could take the form of 'Super Spreader'. Earlier, experts claimed that the Kumbh Mela held in Uttar Pradesh during the second wave of Coronavirus had also taken the form of 'Super ‘No operational time limit for vax centers, can be extended to 10 pm’ INDIA BEGINS PRECAUTION DOSE DRIVE NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under home quarantine with "mild symptoms." "I have tested positive for Corona today with mild symptoms. I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested," tweeted the Defence Minister. GOVT PUTS CURBS ON EXPORT OF ENOXAPARIN NEW DELHI: The government on Monday imposed curbs on export of Enoxaparin, used to treat or prevent certain types of blood clot, with immediate effect. It has also put restrictions on exports of intra-venous immunoglobulin. Immunoglobulin is a component of blood's plasma. Exporters of these products have to obtain permission or licence for its outbound shipments now. "The export of Enoxaparin (formulation and API) and intra-venous immunoglobulin (formulation and API) ....has been put under restricted category with immediate effect. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 35,708,442 TOTAL DEATHS: 483,936 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 308,158,798 TOTAL DEATHS: 5,507,604 Spreader'. The government of Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh had to face severe criticism over this. Other lawyers, including Chatterjee, told the court on Monday that it would take several days to get the report of the committee set up to monitor Gangasagar Mela. In this The drive for administering precaution dose to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60-plus individuals commenced on Monday across the country. The CoWIN portal has sent over one crore reminder messages to the beneficiaries to get the precaution dose. PG 5 Health department personnel inoculates a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a teenager on a snow bound areas in Rajouri district on Monday. ANI NEW DELHI: The Central government on Monday said that no time limit has been set for the operationalisation of Covid vaccination centers across the states and the session timings are subject to the demand and the requirements. The government has said that the operational timings for the Covid vaccination center is flexible and can be extended till 10 p.m. based on the availability of infrastructure. In a letter to all states and union territories, Dr Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Health, has asked the states and the UTs that the session timings are subject to the demand and the requirements of a particular Covid vaccination center. Citing that the eligible population for vaccines now includes all above 18 years, 15 to 18 years and precaution doses for healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60 plus with comorbidities, Dr Agnani said that the information has been received that there is an impression that the Covid vaccination center can operate only 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. "In this regard, it is to reiterate that no time limit has been set for the operationalisation of CVCs. The session timings are subject to the demand and the requirements of a particular Covid MHA seeks more time to frame rules under CAA NEW DELHI: The Union Home Ministry has approached the parliamentary committees seeking more time for framing rules under the CAA through which the Modi government wants to grant Indian nationality to non-Muslim migrants from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan, officials said Monday. The Citizenship Amendment Act was passed by Parliament on December 11, 2019 and the Presidential nod was received the next day. Subsequently, it was notified by the home ministry. However, the law is yet to be implemented as rules under the CAA are yet to be framed. According to the Manual on Parliamentary Work, the rules for any legislation should have been framed within six months of presidential assent or seek extension from the Committees on Subordinate Legislation, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. Since, the home ministry could not frame rules within six months of the enactment of the CAA, it sought time for the committees -- first in June 2020 and then four more times. The fifth extension came to an end on Monday. "We have approached the parliamentary committees seeking more time. Hopefully, we will get the extension," a home ministry official told PTI. The Central government has already made it clear that the Indian citizenship to the eligible beneficiaries of the CAA will be given only after rules under the legislation are notified. killed, more than 5,000 detained amid Kazakhstan protests 164 ALMATY: During this week's violent upheaval in Kazakhstan, at least 164 people were killed and more than 5,000 were detained, as turmoil swept the country and the death toll climbed even higher. The death toll, which was 44 on Friday has increased significantly, published by state-run TV station Khabar 24 on Sunday, citing the Kazakhstan Ministry of Health, reported CNN. Meanwhile, according to state media, police have opened period the loss of lives will increase in the State. The lawyers also questioned the absence of any health expert in the threemember committee. Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya said those on the committee include a political figure, a judge and a bureaucrat. It is not possible for them to judge the situation. He and other lawyers asked that the committee should immediately add a doctor or public health expert. According to the latest statistics on the COVID0-19 situation in the State, the outbreak has increased by 53 per cent due to the new variant of the virus in the State. In this situation, it is imperative to have public health experts in the Committee to decide on the fair. 125 criminal cases relating to incidents of violence, including allegations of assault, murder, and robbery. According to Kazakh official media, at least 5,135 individuals have been detained so far for suspected participation in protests in Kazakhstan, according to the country's Internal Affairs Ministry, reported the news portal. The massive jump in the fuel price infuriated Kazakhs as the country is an exporter of oil and natural gases and Protests in the Central Asian country have resulted in the resignation of the government and the proclamation of a state of emergency, with soldiers from a Russia-led military alliance dispatched to quell the disturbance. vaccination center. In case of increased demand, it is advised that the multiple teams may be arranged at each vaccination center to cater to the need", said the ministry in the letter. The letter further reads that timings of the CVC are flexible and can be up to 10 p.m. based on the availability of HR and infrastructure. retired judge to probe NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday said that it will constitute an independent committee headed by a retired top court judge to investigate the security lapse during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Punjab on January 5. A Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana, Justice Surya Kant and Justice Hima Kohli will pass a detailed order on the composition of the Committee. However, it has been indicated that Committee will include DGP Chandigarh, IG National Investigation Agency, Registrar General of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and ADGP (security) of Punjab in the Committee. In the Meantime, the Bench asked both the Central government and the Punjab government to not go ahead with the inquiries by the Committees constituted by them. The top court was hearing a PIL seeking a judicial probe into the breach of the Prime Minister's security while on a visit to Punjab. During the hearing, the Punjab government urged the apex court to set up an independent commission regard- ing the incident. DS Patwalia, Advocate General of Punjab, said that the Central government's Committee has issued seven show-cause notices to the officers of the Punjab government seeking an explanation why no action should be taken against them for the incident. The Bench also questioned the Central government for issuing show-cause notices to the officials of the Punjab government over the security lapse, even as the matter was under the examination of the apex court. When the show cause notices have been sent to the officers with prima facie find- ings regarding their guilt over PM's security lapse, what is the purpose of this court considering the matter, the Bench asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was appearing for the Centre. Solicitor General told the Bench that if the show cause notices pre-empt the final outcome, the Committee of Central government will examine the issue and report to Court and till then it will not act upon the notice. Senior advocate Patwalia expressed his apprehension on the Centre's Committee and argues that Punjab government officers may not get a fair chance to defend themselves.