CMYK Rs. 3 KOLKATA SATURDAY, 30 APRIL, 2022 PG-8, YEAR—8, ISSUE—337 (RNI NO.: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) Morning India Beating the heat MI News Kolkata: At Service, Little respite from heat last there was a little respite from the scorching heat as drizzles lashed the city in the evening accompanied with breeze plummeting temperature down by a few degrees. The report of nor’wester was also reported from different parts of the district. According to the weather office, the districts mainly in western part of the state Bankura and Purulia had experienced squall. The weather official said, normally there was squall accompanied by thunder shower during summer days, especially in Bengal, popularly known as “kal baisakhi”. This helps bring down temperature. But this was absent throughout this month. Heat during the day creates the atmosphere of storm in the evening as the low pressure is formed due to the heat capturing vapors in the air leaving the large part of an area vacant for flowing in of winds to fill in the gap. This forms storm. This never happened this year due to lack of sufficient vapors which indirectly induced heat wave from the adjoining states of Jharkand and Bihar. As per the weather bulletin, the situation now has been steady for nor’wester in the coming days. This wll beat the heat and arrest heat wave in some parts of our state. China permits Indian students to return on 'need-assessed' basis MI News Service, New Delhi: China has People find respite from the heat as they enjoy afternoon nap inside boats anchored in the river Ganga in Kolkata on Friday. PIC: PRABIR BHATTACHARYA TMC sets up a committee to strengthen party in Tripura MI News Service, Kolkata: In a move to strengthen party in Tripura, TMC has set up a separate committee with Subal Bhowmik being the president of the party. In Tripura, the state committee announced the ruling Trinamool of Bengal. Subal Bhowmik has been made the state president of the party in this northeastern state. Former West Bengal Minister Rajiv Banerjee is incharge. Ashish Lal Singh, a former Trinamool president of the state, has been made a member of the party's state core committee. The core committee has a total of 8 members. Apart from Ashish Lal Singh, the other five are Rajya Sabha MPs Susmita Dev, Subal Bhowmik, Ashish Das, Bhriguram Riang and Maman Khan. The Tripura state committee announced on Friday by the Trinamool Congress has six co-chairmen and five general secretaries. There are also 14 editors. 6 joint secretaries. 39 members have been made members of the executive committee. The state committee has 26 women members, 16 representatives of Scheduled Castes and 18 representatives of Scheduled Tribes. 32 people from backward class have also been given place in the committee. There are also 14 representatives from the Muslim community. Mamata and Abhishek Banerjee are desperate to spread the team outside Bengal. Their bird's eye view is Tripura, a Bengali-dominated state in the north- TMC meets Human Rights Commission Chairperson on Prayagraj issue MI News New Delhi: A Service, Trinamool Congress delegation comprising Dola Sen on Friday met National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Chairperson Justice (Retd) Arun Mishra here and submitted a memorandum over alleged killings of five persons of family in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj districts. The latest development came days after a fact finding committee visited the spot of the incident and met the kin of the victims. In its memorandum submitted to Rights body chairperson, copy of which was shared by the TMC in its official twitter handle, the party mentioned about the visit of its fact finding committee and said it is a case of ”mass murder”. The TMC urged the Commission to issue notices to the UP Chief Secretary, Director General of Police and Senior Superintendent of Police of Prayagraj to file an action taken report on the progress of the investigation. The Mamata Banerjeeled party has also requested to ask the Chief Secretary to hand over the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation ❑ Continue PG 3 eastern part of the country. The All India General Secretary of the Trinamool has already visited there several times. Ekadhi has led the party program. Pandemonium also spread when he visited the state . Later, Abhishek tied the ruling BJP. His challenge is to remove the Padma Shibir from the ruling power of Tripura in 2023. To this end, the Trinamool announced the party's state committee in Tripura to move forward vigorously. Former MLA Subal Bhowmie, who joined the TMC with many parties, including the Congress, was given the responsibility of expanding the organization. Trinamool opened the register in Tripura by winning Ward No. 13 of Agartala. Sumon Pal, a candidate of twin flowers, won. However, he left the within five months and enrolled in the Padma camp. Abhishek has not been in the kingdom for the past few months. As a result, the grassroots movement came to a halt. The leadership also became virtually inactive. News of group quarrels was coming up. Ashish Das, a former Trinamool MLA from BJP, expressed his displeasure to Indian Express Bangla over the role of state grassroots leadership. He has been placed on the core committee of the new state committee. There is a place in the committee. But, it will reduce the suppressed anger. That could be a big headache for the ruling party of Bengal now with the organization of Tripura. Coal shortage pinches power across New Delhi MI News Service, New Delhi: Delhi Power Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said that there was a severe coal crisis across the country and many places have just one day of reserve left. Raising the alarm over the ongoing coal crisis, Jain said, "No (power) backup (is there)... (the) coal backup should be for over 21 days, but at many power plants, less than a day's (stock) is left". He further added, "If electricity is being produced, and we keep getting it, there's no issue. But if the power plant shuts down it will be problematic (in Delhi)...There's a coal shortage in the country," said Jain in a media briefing, a day after he held an emergency meeting over the issue. "There is a huge shortage of power in the country. So far we have managed it somehow in Delhi. The situation is very grave in the whole of India. Together we soon need to find its solution. Quick, concrete steps are required to tackle this problem," Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi. The Delhi Power Minister held an emergency meeting on Thursday over the issue and wrote to the Centre requesting it to ensure adequate coal availability to power plants supplying electricity to Delhi. State govt prepares plan for relief operation in natural disaster MI News Service, Kolkata: Chief Secretary of the state Hari Krishna Dwivedi has called a meeting to prepare for storms, rains and floods in advance. The meeting has been called on May 8 at Nabanna meeting room. According to sources, the four-point issue will be discussed at the meeting. The meeting was convened by the chief secretary to discuss early forecast of rains and early warning preparations for storms, how rescue and relief work would be carried out, and how reconstruction work would be carried out. The Chief Secretary will prepare the routemap in a meeting with the district magistrates of each district of the state, officials of Disaster Management Office, NDRF, Power Department. The state government wants to learn from the past and prepare for rains, floods and storms in advance. The Chief Minister had instructed in a recent meeting that the state should take precautionary measures for storms and floods. Due to this, the political circles think that this is an urgent activity of the state administration. Meanwhile, early warning of flood situation in Alipurduar district of North Bengal is expected to reach the residents of the district through social media ❑ Continue PG 3 SC orders to release old Pakistani national in detention centre MI News Service, New Delhi: For 62-year-old Pakistani national Mohammad Qamar, a seven-year ordeal ended on Friday after the Supreme Court ordered his release from a foreigners' detention centre, where he has been lodged since 2015. A bench of Justices D.Y. Chandrachud and Hima Kohli noted that no material has been brought on record by the Central CMYK government to establish he is any security threat. As he had married an Indian citizen and is father of five children, who are Indian citizens, the bench asked the Centre to take a decision on granting him a long term visa, and its decision should be placed before the court within four months. The bench said: "We are of the view that keeping the de- tenu in detention would not be apt." Senior advocate Sanjay Parikh, representing the petitioner, submitted that persons who were under detention in Assam for over 2 years were released, and similar relaxation is not being given to Qamar, which amounts to discrimination. Additional Solicitor General K.M. Nataraj, representing the Continue PG 3 Centre, ❑ allowed return of Indian students to its various universities on a "need-assessed basis", according to the Indian Embassy in China. According to the Embassy, following the meeting of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on March 25, the Chinese side has expressed its willingness to consider facilitating the return of Indian students to China on a need-assessed basis. In order to facilitate this, the Indian Embassy intends to prepare a list of such students which will be shared with the Chinese side for their consideration. The embassy has come up with a form and requested Indian students to fill out citing their necessity. Once the collated information is shared with the Chinese side, it would consult relevant Chinese departments and varsities to verify the list and indicate whether the identified students can travel to China to complete the course. This coordination process would be carried out in a time-bound manner. The Chinese side has also conveyed that eligible students should unconditionally abide by Covid-19 prevention measures, and agree to bear all expenses related to Covid-19 prevention measures by themselves.