CMYK Rs. 3 KOLKATA SUNDAY, 1 MAY, 2022 PG-12, YEAR—8, ISSUE—338 (RNI NO.: WBENG / 2014 / 56803) Morning India Office of Morning India will remain closed on May 1 as a mark of International Labour Day. There will be no issue of Morning India on Monday, May 2. Issue wii resume from May 3. Judges appointed in five years on HC recommendation in Gujarat MI News Service, New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and Law Minister Rajendra Trivedi participated in the conference of Chief Ministers and Chief Justices of High Courts here on Saturday. The Gujarat government has allocated Rs 1,740 crore to the judicial department this year to expand infrastructure facilities for the judiciary and has appointed 378 judges following recommendations from the High Court in the last five years. It has also sanctioned 48 family courts during the last five years. A Gujarat government release said that in 2010-11, the then Chief Minister of Gujarat and present Prime Minister Narendra Modi had allocated Rs 780 crore for infrastructure facilities for the judiciary. "Following the same path, the Government of Gujarat has allocated Rs 1,740 crore to the judicial department this year as well," the release said. It said Gujarat Government has remained committed to provide effective infrastructure facilities to the judiciary. "In addition to Rs 1,740 crore in the current financial year, the state government has made an allocation of Rs. 2300 crore during the last five years for court buildings with all facilities, residential accommodation for judicial officers and staff of the courts as part of (efforts) to provide infrastructure facilities to judiciary so as to ensure justice to the people of the state easily," the release said. It said the state government has sanctioned Rs 400 crore during the last five years for the construction of 30 new court complexes at district and block levels in consultation with the High Court. City relieved at last in Saturday evening as rain washes streets. Mamata and Yogi meet together in Delhi MI News Service, Kolkata: This is perhaps the rarest occasion when the two different poles meet together and that too in the case of West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. There was no friendship heard of between them in the recent past between these two political giants. They were never seen coming close. But coincidentally on Saturday they shared the same dais. Mamata also spoke. However, it was not known what happened afterwards. No one later opened his mouth about it. However, those present at the meeting said that there was only a courtesy exchange between Didi and Yogi at Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday alleged that the Sharif family "paid a woman" -- a tacit reference to his ex-wife Reham Khan -- to write a book against him during the 2018 general elections, saying the "mafia" is once again gearing up for his character assassination and might release something after Eid, Ex- press Tribune reported. The former Pak premier referred to the book in an indirect way for the first time since its publication and that too at a public gathering in Multan. At the rally, he also spoke about his first exwife Jemima Goldsmith, saying she had to go through court cases and face allegations of being a CMYK that meeting in the capital. It was learnt that there was a discussion in the capital on Saturday between the judges of the Supreme Court and the judges of the High Courts of different states. Chief Ministers of various other states were also present at the conference titled 'Chief Ministers-Chief Justice Conference on Judiciary'. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was also present. Mamata went to Delhi to attend the event. However, she had a meeting with the Chief Minister of Delhi. Arvind Kejriwal. The Didi-Yogi meeting has become a bigger topic of discussion. However, the curiosity of the audience was heightened by the short time when they were seen talking. The camera flashes of the photo journalists flashed. Not only the media, but also the Chief Ministers of other states have been seen looking at the Chief Ministers of Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. As can be seen in various pictures, Tripura Chief Minister Biplob Dev and Haryana Chief Minister Manoharlal Khattar are looking at Didi and Yogi. Once again, Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, stood between Didi and Yogi. In fact, it would be interesting to see Mamata and Yogi exchanging courtesies with a smile. In the Uttar Pradesh polls, Mamata, campaigning for the Samajwadi Party at the behest of Akhilesh Yadav, remarked, "He is not a yogi, he is a victim." Mamata scoffed at her visit to Uttar Pradesh, saying, "He who has come to Uttar Pradesh is trying to create anarchy. I am warning Janata Janardhan about him. I will tell the people of Uttar Pradesh that the peace that you have got, the respect that you have got, this time many people are putting him into corners. They will try to destabilize Uttar Pradesh again. "Yogi also wrote on Twitter," Your vote will determine the bright future of Uttar Pradesh. Otherwise, the situation in Uttar Pradesh will not take long to become like that of Kashmir, Kerala and Bengal.” Cyclone warning alerted in Maharashtra, West Bengal, Jharkhand May, govt gears up measures MI Newsowe the most dues to CIL Service, New Delhi: MI News Service, Kolkata: Cyclones may hit the Sundarbans again in the first week of May.. A preparatory meeting was held at Sagar Block Office of South 24 Parganas on Saturday afternoon on how to deal with the disaster. The meeting was attended by local MLAs and Sundarbans Development Minister Bankim Hajra, officials of Irrigation, Power, BMOH and Agriculture Department. Also present were SDPO of Sagar, BDO Sudipta Mandal, OC of Sagar and Gangasagar Coastal Police Station and Panchayat heads and people's representatives. The emphasis has been laid on re- Reham Khan was paid to write book against me in 2018: Imran MI News Service, Islamabad: Former Pakistan PIC PRABIR BHATTACHARYA member of the Jewish lobby by the "Sharif mafia". Reham Khan had written a controversial memoir just a few days before the 2018 elections. Though it was claimed back then that the publication was intended to damage Imran's electoral prospects, he still became the Prime Minister of the country in 2018 and was recently voted out of power through a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly. "They are the people who paid a woman to write a book against me in the 2018 elections. They will once again go for my character assassination after Eid. For them I have a message... I will fight against them as long as I am alive," Imran said. Apart from talking about his former wives, Imran also accused incumbent Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of ordering the most number of encounters during his tenure as the Punjab Chief Minister. Shedding light on how "mafias" were working for the last three decades, he said that they threaten and pressure people to make things done. He, however, said that he would continue speaking against the "mafias" pairing the existing river and sea dam. It is planned to complete the repair work quickly by identifying the weak and dilapidated dams. Apart from this, it has been decided in today's meeting what to do in advance preparation for the disaster. Administrative officials as well as public representatives have been asked to be equally ready. Incidentally, depression alert was sounded in the first week of May. The cyclone is likely to form in the South Andaman Sea next Wednesday, May 4. Cyclone is likely to turn into a depression. It will then proceed towards South and Central Bay of Bengal. State power generating companies of Maharashtra, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh owe the most amount of money to Coal India Limited, sources said. The highest amount is owed by Maharashtra State Power Generation Company. Coal India Limited's dues to Maharashtra State Power Generation Company stand at Rs 2,608.07 crore. Undisputed amount is Rs 2591.45 crore. The second highest amount is owed by West Bengal Power Development Corporation Limited, which has dues of Rs 1066.40 crore. Undisputed amount is Rs 955.54 crore, the sources said. In terms of the amount dues the third highest is Tenughat Vidyut Nigam Limited, a Government of Jharkhand undertaking. It owes Rs 1018.22 crore to Coal India Limited. Entire amount is undisputed. Nor’wester hits the city for the first time in the year, one died in district MI News Service, Kolkata: The rain that made its footprints on Friday came in torrents as the city drenched after a long days of thrust. The trees which started drying up due to lack of rain woke up with greenness as the first nor’wester hit the city with squall and lightning. Temperature, however, was reduced by a few degrees of Celsius giving a relief from non-stop sweating. On the other hand, one person died in Kahragpur due to the nor’ wester. Several other persons from different districts were reportedly injured. According to the weather office, this is the first ever nor’wester in the city which existed for over a few minutes accompanied by wind with a speed 40 kilometre per hour. However, no untoward incidents has been reported except a trees around the city were uprooted. Flights were delayed to start due to inclement weather. 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. Many other districts adjacent to Kolkata experienced the first nor’wester. This is expected to spread in other parts of the districts within a short spell of time. 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.