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Discussion Of Turkish Onions In Kolkata Markets
Shallots imported from Turkey hit some city markets on Friday morning and immediately caused a stir among customers, who were wary of buying the currently available mini-size onions. About four times the size of onions from Nashik that are on sale and about 8–10 times their weight, 'Turkey Onions' was rolled in bulk by restaurants and caterers. According to sources, three trucks carrying 75-80 sacks of vegetables, which resemble onions but have no sharp character, reached Kolkata on Thursday night. While the contents of the two trucks were unloaded in poppy, the third truck supplied sacks to the market at Shyambazar. Potato and onion retailers in various markets picked up these sacks during the night, and large onions, each weighing 400g-500g, hit the markets on Friday morning. They said, "We have purchased sacks carrying 40 kg of onions for Rs. 4,500. Which works out to Rs 116.2 per kg. Potram and onion seller Bikram Shaw said, "We are selling them as imported onions from Rs 140 to Rs 150 per kg." He was excited about the new inward interest among customers. Since the crisis started a month ago, onion prices have risen continuously from Rs 100 to Rs 150. But the size of onions sold is shrinking. However, prices were reduced by up to Rs 100 within ten days after being raided by the state-appointed Market Monitoring Committee, and fresh stock arrived from local farms, as well as a consignment from Afghanistan, again after Afghan stock ran out. Spirals and large amounts of local onions were harvested prematurely. However, by dissolving over the boom by evening, buyers realized that they lacked the pungent flavor required in non-vegetarian dishes.
QR Code Wrist Bands Will Be Given To Search For Elderly Pilgrims
Wrist bands with QR codes will be given to elderly pilgrims and children visiting the Gangasagar fair next month to help them find elderly passengers and their families in the event of getting lost in the crowd. The band named 'Parchhai' by the South 24 Parganas administration will store the names, addresses and mobile numbers of family members. According to District Magistrate T Ulaganathan of South 24 Parganas, about 800-1,200 pilgrims are lost every year in Gangasagar. Most of those who are separated from their families are elderly or children, who often fail to provide their addresses and cannot even identify the states from which they have come. They are to be provided shelter, and efforts are made to locate their families and repatriate them. "It takes a lot of time to send them back, resulting in wastage of resources. Therefore, this year, we have come up with this wristband, which can be scanned to extract information about lost people. "They will find it easier to reconnect with their families," said Ulaganathan. The QR code in the band can be scanned by any Android cellphone. Volunteers will set up several counters that will be set up at various entry points of the fair, on campus, at bus stands and on approach roads to distribute the band. "We have used other methods, like HAM radio, to reunite the separated people with their families. While these have worked to an extent, wrist bands with QR codes are technically superior," said Ulaganathan.
Protests Regarding CAA and NRC in West Bengal
In West Bengal, giving a stir to widespread protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the NRC on Thursday, a large number of students gathered in the middle of the city to protest, while major political parties, Trinamool Congress, Congress, and Left parties also took out meetings and processions here and in other districts. Holding different banners and carrying the tricolor, students from various universities and colleges gathered at Ramlila Maidan in central Kolkata. Many had - "No CAB, No NRC" - written on their shirts. West Bengal Chief Minister and ruling Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, who led a massive march in Kolkata and neighboring Howrah in the last three days, is scheduled to address a meeting on Rani Rashmoni Road. Hundreds of Trinamool activists and supporters have started reaching the spot. Congress will take out a procession from Tipu Sultan Mosque to the Ram Mandir at Dharam Mandir on Central Avenue under a political program against the "Save the Constitution, Save the Country" and "Black law". However, State Congress spokesman Amitabh Chakraborty said that the state administration had refused permission for the rally. "The communal BJP always gets the green signal to hold meetings and processions, but when the Congress wants to carry out the Satyagraha movement inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, the government refuses to give top leaders, students, youth, women, Activists, and many eminent persons will participate in the rally, which is part of the Left-wing All India protests. Among the parties, 17 parties had conducted extensive operations in municipal wards and various panchayats. Bengal has been rocked by violent protests against the CAA and NRC since Friday.
After Onion, Potato Will Also Loosen Your Pocket
While onion prices continue at Rs 140 per kg, potatoes too have been heavy on the pocket for a few weeks. The average price of Jyoti variety of potatoes in the city markets is Rs 27, while Chandramukhi is Rs 30 per kg. Traders attribute this to the increasing demand for potatoes with traditional winter vegetables in short supply with last month's cyclone Bulbul, destroying vast croplands. Of late, fingers were raised on violent agitators due to supply disruptions from Punjab and UP. Consumers are increasing high onion prices by reducing consumption, a path that has also pushed down chicken and mutton sales - onion-rich in most of these meat dishes - in the city and Howrah. Eating without potatoes or resorting to a low potato diet is not an option for most Kolkata. This time in winter, when there is a poor supply of vegetables like beans, carrots, beets, cauliflower, spinach, and forcing people to add more and more potatoes to their plates, as they usually do. "Increased demand coincides with reduced supply. This is the time of year when cold storage owners await a new crop. Therefore, cold storage at Hooghly and other potato hubs in Bengal is being emptied of whatever stock is leftover from last year's potato production," says Sameer Samanto, chairman of the Alu Byabasai committee at the post-mortem wholesale market. According to an KMC Market Department official, inspector heads of the civic body will visit the municipal markets to ascertain whether potato prices are being artificially inflated by a class of retail traders. "Like the price of onions, we will also look at the prices of potatoes in our municipal mark sheet. If we see that the price of potato is being artificially raised, our inspectors will initiate action against the concerned potato trader."
IPL 2020: All You Need to Know Ahead of the Auction Day
The IPL auction to be held in Kolkata in 2020 to overhaul their side's core. As many as 332 cricketers, 186 Indians, and 146 foreign players go under the hammer. This time, Only 73 slots are to be filled by eight franchisees, and 29 of them can be purchased overseas. Kings XI Punjab has the most money (Rs 42.70 crore) to spend and will play the role of a captain after India's premier Test off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is traded to the Delhi Capital. CSK and defending champions Mumbai Indians have more or less a set of players who will try to buy back-up options in case of injuries. Both teams do not have much money left in their purse and want to spend it smartly. Royal Challengers Bangalore will be eyeing foreign players, although they do not have much purse (Rs 27.90 crore) to play. KKR has released big names like Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, and Piyush Chawla, and they have the second-highest remaining purse (Rs 35.65 crore) among the teams. The Delhi capitals will also be looking for good overseas customers with a strong core Indian. Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad will have to add to their home roster and into their purse, where the Royals (Rs 28.90 crore) have the edge over the Sunrisers (Rs 17 crore), both teams will have to fish for efficient recruits and can get Are difficult in a small auction.
Kolkata I-League: Upcoming Match Between Mohun Bagan And East Bengal Postponed
The upcoming I-League between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal in Kolkata was postponed on Wednesday after the organizers failed to obtain security assurance for the full house expected from the state police. The clash was scheduled to on 22 December, and although the All India Football Federation (AIFF) had not given the exact reason as to why the security assurance could not come through, sources in the apex body said it was related to the respective protests on CAA. In a letter, the police expressed their inability to provide security for the crowded crowd at the Salt Lake Stadium. In the context of the much-awaited Hero I-League match between Mohun Bagan AC and Quays East Bengal, originally Sunday 22 December Is scheduled to take place in Kolkata's Vivekananda Yuba Bharti Krishnan (VYBK), 2019, a formal letter from the office. AIFF said in a statement, "It will be quite challenging for all stakeholders to organize a full-scale match on 22.12.2019." Further, the letter has given the home team (Mohun Bagan) a total number of salable tickets and requested to ban, which the AIFF thought was not possible for such a much-awaited derby. In a later letter, Mohun Bagan director Debashis Dutta also asked the organizers to revisit the match. Requested the release, stating that such a ban from the police would snatch away the opportunity for thousands of football lovers to stand up their favorite team. The AIFF said, "Considering both letters, The match has been postponed. New dates will be notified soon. "
Bengal: A Crowd Surrounded Kailash Vijayvargiya's Car
The state police on Wednesday arrested BJP MPs Nishith Pramanik and Khagen Murmu and barred the party's national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya from visiting the violence-hit areas in Malda and Murshidabad districts respectively. BJP delegation was on its way to visit railway stations and areas which were affected by violent protests against the new citizenship law. According to the police, the delegation was not allowed to visit the areas as it could worsen the situation, which has returned to normalcy after four days of continuous violence. "We were on our way to visit the violence-affected areas in Harishchandrapur, but, The police did not allow us. It seems that the state government is trying to hide something and hence is blocking us. The police is acting at the behest of the Mamta Banerjee government. The state government is protecting those who have committed violence. If needed, we will raise this issue in Parliament. The police later released both Pramanik and Murmu. Meanwhile, a BJP delegation led by Vijayvargiya faced opposition from a section of the people when they tried to visit Nabagram in Murshidabad district.'' He said, "We got a call from the District SP that we have no question of going to those areas because the situation could get worse if we pay the visit." This is nothing but an attempt to prevent us from meeting those who had violence in their homes. The police has not taken any action against the culprits. "I have been getting information since morning that two MPs are willing to visit the railway stations of the state. If you really want to see the train station go to Delhi. They should either go to Amritsar or Bhagalpur. Now the general situation went back, so they are trying to disturb. This is what they do," Banerjee said while addressing party workers at Dorina Crossing.
Mamta's Open Challenge To Shah To Implement NRC And CAA In Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fiercely targeted Union Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing a gathering at Kolkata's Howrah Maidan for the third consecutive day against the Citizenship Amendment Act. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee openly challenged Amit Shah and said that the Central Government should take back the CAA and NRC, if it does not, then they will see how it will be implemented on the soil of Bengal. Mamta Banerjee said that 'Amit Shah you are not just the leader of the BJP, but the home minister of the country, you have the responsibility to establish peace in the whole country, you have not developed everyone but all, but have destroyed everyone. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, "I request Union Home Minister Amit Shah to ensure that the country does not burn in the fire of the amended citizenship law. "I appeal to the Home Minister to take care of the country and control the workers of my party. Amit Shah says that the Aadhaar card (of citizenship) is not proof, so why are you linking everything with it?" Let us tell you, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is continuously opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC. Mamta has said many times that the government intends to implement NRC in West Bengal after Assam, but she will not allow it to be implemented here. Today, within a week, Mamta took out a march for the third time. Today in Kolkata, she targeted the BJP and said that she wants to convert the entire country into a detention center, but we will not let this happen. Mamta Banerjee has said earlier that she will die but will not allow CAA and NRC to be implemented in Bengal.
Governor said, NRC and CAA related Mamata government's advertisement unconstitutional
Moving into a new line with the West Bengal government, Governor Jagdeep Dhankar announced in an advertisement published by the TMC government on Sunday that it would not implement the National Civil Register (NRC) and the new law on citizenship. "Unconstitutional" and asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to withdraw it, saying that the government could not use public funds for such campaigns. "How can an elected head of a government use public money to advertise in the national media that there will be no NRC, no CAB in the state? This advertisement is unconstitutional. As the constitutional head of state, I very proudly drew her attention. I had urged him (to) withdraw it. I am sure all of you will agree that public money cannot be used to lead the movement against the law of the land." Dhankhar told media persons at a press conference at Raj Bhavan on Sunday evening. "I am sure the Chief Minister will at least withdraw the advertisement, which states that the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC will not be implemented in the state. They are unconstitutional. It is a criminal use of public money. Describing the state of law and order in the state as "unimaginable", the governor said that public property was being "brutally, ruthlessly and carelessly damaged, and put fear in the minds of people belonging to a certain section of society." has given." Dhankhar further appealed to the state government to get into administrative mode only." If he feels that he needs assistance from any quarters, he should give the signal. The biggest concern for me is that one of the society Fear is injected into the square, especially in Malda, Murshidabad, and Nadia. This is not what our Constitution allows. The government should immediately look into it and work very fast.
Mamta Banerjee's allegation - BJP paid money to incite violence in Bengal
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee alleged that the BJP "paid some people" to curb violence in the state, and "powers from outside Bengal as a friend of the Muslim community" for vandalism and arson. She said, "There are forces from outside the state who are acting as friends of minorities and indulging in this violence." These forces are in the court of BJP, not to be trapped in their trap", Banerjee was quoted by PTI as party members. Banerjee, who led a mega rally on Monday from Lal Road to Jorsanko Thakur Bari, the residence of Rabindranath Tagore in north Kolkata, vowed not to implement the Citizenship Amendment Act and NRC in Bengal. "As long as I am alive, I will never implement the citizenship law or NRC in the state. You can dismiss my government or put me behind bars, but I will never implement this black law. Until this law is over, I will protest democratically. The CM also condemned the police crackdown on students at Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi. Condemning the BJP, Banerjee said the party should take care of the rules of the states in the Northeast before "lecturing others" on law and order. There have been violent protests against the CAA for several days in Bengal, with protesters vandalizing at least 15 railway stations and two local trains, blocking roads and vandalizing shops. In his rally, Banerjee said, "just because some trains were set on fire", the center had halted rail services in most parts of the state. Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar has termed Mamata's rallies as "unconstitutional and inflammatory" and urged him to take his time "to reclaim the grim situation".