YK MYK ECONOMY NEEDS A STRONG MANUFACTURING PUSH OPINION Rs. 3 KOLKATA TUESDAY, 18 JAN, 2022 PG- 8, YEAR— 8, ISSUE— 238 (RNI NO: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) AT A GLANCE ‘STATE OF THE WORLD’ ADDRESS: MODI TO SPEAK ON INDIA-CENTRIC ISSUES NEW DELHI: It seems that the World Economic Forum (WEF) Davos virtual summit has already set an agenda for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is scheduled to deliver his special address on Monday evening at 8.30 p.m. From Covid-19 putting pressure on the Indian healthcare system to India's struggle with climate change, specially mentioning the Mumbai floods, Covid's impact of Indian school children from the rural areas to new emerging mental health problems among the public, the WEF has already mentioned all in its India-centric reports. "India recently announced the establishment of a National Hydrogen Mission. India's ambitious fivepart Panchamrit pledge to reach net zero by 2070 was one of the most important announcements at Glasgow," read one recent WEF report on India, just three days before PM Modi's 'State of the World' special address in Davos. Nearly 40 per cent of the students in underprivileged households in India have not been studying during school closures, according to a new report. Only 1-in-4 children in India have access to a digital device, and nearly half of the children in rural India have no means to study online. As a result, India is experiencing a significant drop in literacy levels. It's feared that this could cause more children to drop out, says 'This is how Covid-19 lockdowns affected India's school children' WEF referring to a report. IF GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY, IT WILL BE AN HONOUR: BUMRAH ON CAPTAINCY SPORTS Morning India Abhishek Banerjee reaches Goa on a 3-day visit MI NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress's all-India general secretary Abhishek Banerjee reached Goa on Monday on a 3-day tour. On Monday itself, the first round of Trinamool (TMC) candidate list was finalized for the upcoming Goa Assembly polls. The Trinamool Congress is leaving 8 seats for the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party, their alliance partner in Goa. The Trinamool Congress will contest in the remaining 32 seats. Earlier, Abhishek Banerjee visited Goa in December last year. He worshipped at the Rudreshwar temple in Sankelim. The allIndia General Secretary of the Trinamool Congress also took part in various programmes. He also promised to launch the Grihalakshmi project within two months of coming to power in Goa during this visit. It is to be noted that the projects which have given dividends to the Trinamool Congress in the last Assembly polls in West Bengal, ranged from 'Duare Sarkar' to 'Lakshmi's Bhandar'. The Trinamool has promised to launch 'Grihalakshmi Card' scheme in Goa which is similar to Bengal's 'Lakshmi's Bhandar' project. In Bengal, women between the age of 25 Post-poll violence cases SC defers hearing on State’s suit against CBI probe MI NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI/KOLKATA: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing of the West Bengal government's suit alleging that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is pressing ahead with an investigation into the postpoll violence cases in the state without securing its nod as per the law. A Bench headed by Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice BV Nagarathna adjourned the lawsuit for February third week. The Bench said the pleadings in the matter are complete and asked parties to file written submissions and any additional documents in the matter. The West Bengal government in its suit while referring to provisions of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act 1946 said that the Central Bureau of Investigation has been proceeding with the investigation and filing FIRs without getting consent from the state government as mandated under the statute. The State government had sought a stay on investigation and FIR by CBI in cases of post-poll violence in West Bengal in pursuance of the Calcutta High Court order. It said that as the general consent given to the central agency by the Trinamool Congress government has been withdrawn, the FIRs lodged cannot be proceeded with. Earlier, the Centre had told the top court that it has nothing to do with the postpoll violence cases registered by the CBI in West Bengal and the lawsuit filed by the state government in which the Union of India is made a party is not maintainable. The Centre has stated that CBI being an autonomous body set up under the special Act of Parliament is the agency that is registering and investigating cases and the Centre had no role in it. In its affidavit, the Centre had stated that West Bengal's power to withhold consent to the CBI is not absolute and the probe agency is entitled to carry out investigations that are being carried out against Central government employees or have a pan-India impact. Kunal Ghosh slams BJP’s ‘internal conflict’ over posts MI NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress spokesperson Kunal Ghosh scoffed at BJP's internal rift circling on different posts that are held by various party functionaries. He said that there is a conflict between the old and new members over various posts in the State BJP. In this context, Kunal Ghosh mentioned the tweet of Tathagata Roy. "The senior leader is referring to the dominance of money-women syndrome in the party. Amit Malviya, head of the BJP's IT cell, has been tweeting one after another to divert attention from the allegations," he claimed. Earlier on Monday, he wrote in a tweet addressed to Dilip Ghosh, "Dilip Ghosh's 'Kanhi Pe Nigahen, Kanhi Pe Nishana (Dilip Ghosh looks somewhere else and targets something else). He is supporting the State BJP's inner turmoil, enjoying the misery of the ruling class. And he is saying wrong things against the TMC in order to divert the attention. These are not his 'mann ki baat' (straight from the heart). Teasing the powerful members of the BJP is his 'Mann ki chahat'" (wishes of the mind). Abhishek Banerjee has reached Goa on a three-day visit on Monday. The BJP has mocked his visit. In this context, Kunal Ghosh said, "People wanted him (Abhishek Banerjee), so he went to Goa. The Trinamool has become an opposition force to the BJP in that State." He said, referring to the Congress, "The BJP is in power because the Congress has not done anything for so long. Questions are being raised about their goodwill. " Veteran Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury also mocked Abhishek Banerjee's visit to Goa. The Trinamool Congress spokesperson said in this regard, "Congress has become zero in the State and he is talking about Goa." and 60 get Rs 500 a month under the 'Lakshmi's Bhandar' project. In case of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, the stipulated amount is 1 thousand rupees per month. But the Trinamool Congress promised that after coming to power in Goa, the party will pay Rs 5,000 per month to every housewife under the 'Grihalakshmi' project. In a tweet, Congress MP and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram vehemently criticised the Trinamool Congress on the issue. Besides, the Trinamool Congress has also assured that if the party comes to power, the government will provide land ownership rights of the people of Goa. In other words, those who have been living in Goa since 1976, will be given the ownership of the occupied land. Not only that, the Trinamool has also promised to hand over the keys of 50,000 subsidised houses to the homeless families. Incidentally, there are 40 seats in the Goa Assembly. In the 2017 Assembly elections, the Congress had won in 17 seats, while the BJP had won in 13 seats. Others bagged 10 seats. Despite having fewer seats, the saffron camp or the BJP succeeded in forming the government in Goa. It took the help of regional parties.