CMYK APRIL 27 WEDNESDAY 37 37 (L-R) Dr Amit Ghose, Consultant Urologist, Dr Surinder Singh Bhatia, DMS Eastern Region, Dr Vinay Mahendra, Consultant Urology & Robotic Surgeon and Dr Tridibes Mandal, Consultant Urology, Apollo Multispeciality Hospitals Kolkata, on Tuesday. 27 Precipition: 10% Humidity: 63% Wind: 23 KM/H PAGE 3 Rs. 3 KOLKATA WEDNESDAY, 27 APRIL, 2022 PG-8, YEAR—8, ISSUE—334 (RNI NO.: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) City reels under simmering heat Twitter confirms sale of company to Elon Musk for USD 44 billion MI News Service, Kolkata: Hot and uncomfortable weather condition persists with no respite from sweltering heat is predicted on the card shortly. Heat wave has already been forecast in almost all districts of South Bengal. The heat wave is likely to continue in South Bengal till Thursday. Bankura, Purulia, West Midnapore, Jhargram, West Burdwan, East Burdwan and Birbhum districts are most affected. Scattered showers are likely in MI News Service, Washington: Twitter on Monday (local time) confirmed the sale of the company to Tesla Chief Elon Musk for USD 44 billion. Under the terms of the deal, shareholders will receive USD 54.20 in cash for each share of Twitter stock they own, matching Musk's original offer and marking a 38 per cent premium over the stock price the day before Musk revealed his stake in the company, CNN reported. It further reported that the deal caps off a whirlwind news cycle in which the Tesla and SpaceX CEO became one of Twitter's largest shareholders, was offered and turned down a seat on its board and bid to buy the company -all in less than a month. "Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated," Musk said in a statement. "I also want to make Twitter better than ever by enhancing the product with new features, making the algo- higher than normal. The relative humidity in the air is 34 to 69 percent. In April 2016, the temperature in Kolkata crossed 41 degrees Celsius. Even in April 2021, the temperature in Kolkata hovered around 40 degrees. Sunday was the warmest day of the season in Kolkata. The maximum temperature reaches 39.6 degrees Celsius which is four degrees higher than normal. Why does this condition prevail? Nadia, Murshidabad, Birbhum and some other districts. There is no chance of rain in April in Kolkata and adjoining areas. There is little chance of light rain on Sunday or Monday in South Bengal including Kolkata. Scattered light to moderate rains with thunderstorms will continue in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Alipurduar, Kochbihar and Jalpaiguri districts of North Bengal. Even today the temperature will be around 39 to 40 degrees. The minimum temperature in the morning was 28.6 degrees celsius, which is almost 3 degree above normal. Monday, the maximum temperature was 38 degrees celsius, 4 degrees Experts say the northwesterly winds have been declining since March. The south-easterly winds continue to increase In this Pubali air inducing water vapor enter the state from the sea which forms thunderstorms in the Chhotanagpur Plateau area of Bihar-Jharkhand. That cloud gradually come towards Bengal and lead to pre-monsoon rains in the state. This is absent till the last week of this month. According to the metrological office, instead of being south-east, southwest wind is blowing across the state. That is why, north-west and south-west winds will remain dry for the next couple of days. A man covers the head of his child as scorching heat continues in Kolkata. The city recorded 38°C on Tuesday. PIC: PRABIR BHATTACHARYA “duare sarKar” to start from next month, meeting today MI News Service, Kolkata: rithms open source to increase trust, defeating the spam bots, and authenticating all humans. Twitter has tremendous potential - I look forward to working with the company and the community of users to unlock it," he added. The deal comes after Musk revealed last week he had lined up USD 46.5 billion in financing to acquire the company, an apparent turning point that forced Twitter's board to seriously consider the deal. The board met Sunday to evaluate Musk's offer. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal in a statement said "Twitter has a purpose and relevance that impacts the entire world. Deeply proud of our teams and inspired by the work that has never been more important." The “Duare Sarkar” camp will be held again next month. There will be a 'neighborhood solution' program. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is sitting in an emergency meeting on Wednesday before the start of the program amid intense pressure. There will be secretaries of different departments. The goal is to streamline coordination among all state departments. Besides, the Chief Minister can thank the Secretary-Officers involved in the whole process. It is learnt that the 'Government at the Door' program is scheduled to run from May 5 to June 5. According to sources, a total of 1.38 lakh camps have been set up in the state. 6 crore 44 lakh people have come to the government camp at the door. Of these, 45 million people have received the service. The Chief Minister had recently informed that people's petitions are still being submitted through the government at the door. This project will continue. Earlier, the Chief Minister had called an emergency meeting. Chief Secretary, Di- SC agrees to list pleas against hijab ban in institutions MI News Service, New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to list appeals against the Karnataka High Court order upholding the "hijab ban" in educational institutions soon. Senior Advocate Meenakshi Arora on Tuesday mentioned in the Supreme Court appeals against Karnataka High Court order upholding hijab ban in educational institutions. Chief Justice of India NV Ramana asked her to wait for two days and Yogi asks ministers and officers to declare assets MI News Service, Lucknow: Carrying forward his policy of zero tolerance on corruption, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Monday, asked all ministers and government officers (IAS and IPS) to furnish details of their and their spouses' assets. The information would be put in the public domain on government portals and updated annually. Chief Minister Yogi also asked ministers to ensure that their families and relatives do not interfere in the working of their ministries. Prashant Kishor declines offer to join Congress MI News Service, New Delhi : After several rounds of meetings with Congress top brass in the last few days, poll strategist Prashant Kishor has declined to join the Congress party. Prashant Kishor has held several meetings in the last 15 days with Congress's top leadership and gave a proposal to revamp the party ahead of the 2024 general election. Kishor had given a detailed presentation with a road map for the 2024 General elections. Taking to Twitter today, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi constituted an Empowered Action Group 2024 and invited Kishor to join the party as part of the group with defined responsibility but he declined. "Following a presentation and discussions with Prashant Kishor, Congress President has constituted a Empowered Action Group 2024 and invited him to join the party as part of the group with defined responsibility. He declined. We appreciate his efforts and suggestion given to party," Surjewala tweeted. This came after the Congress panel set up by president Sonia Gandhi to work out a revival plan, as suggested by poll strategist Prashant Kishor, submitted a report on its findings on Friday. CMYK visional. Besides secretaries, district governors and police superintendents of different districts will be present at the meeting. They will virtually attend the meeting. It may be mentioned that a few days ago, the state's 'Door Government' project was awarded in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Secretary to government officials are working hard to implement these projects. Sources said that the Chief Minister wants to thank them for their hard work. And she will do that work in this meeting. It is learnt that the Chief Minister has called an emergency meeting at Navanne around 3 pm on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting on what is the blueprint for stopping the fourth wave and how the Center-State will work. The Chief Minister may be present at the meeting. There will also be a chief secretary. The meeting is scheduled to start at 12 noon. After that, in the afternoon, the Chief Minister will sit in a meeting with the Secretary of State and high-ranking officials. said that he will list it soon. Various petitioners have approached the apex court challenging the Karnataka High Court order upholding the Karnataka government's order which directs strict enforcement of schools and colleges' uniform rules. One of the appeals in the top court has alleged "step-motherly behaviour of government authorities which has prevented students from practising their faith and resulted in an unwanted law and order situation". The appeal said the High Court in its impugned order "had vehemently failed to apply its mind and was unable to understand the gravity of the situation as well as the core aspect of the Essential Religious Practices enshrined under Article 25 of the Constitution of India". "Wearing of hijab or headscarf is a practice that is essential to the practice of Islam," it added.