TUESDAY 07 NOVEMBER 2023 www.thestatesman.com twitter.com/thestatesman facebook.com/thestatesman INDIA’S NATIONAL NEWSPAPER SINCE 1818 Pages 12 |` 5.00|LC KOLKATA | NEW DELHI | SILIGURI | BHUBANESWAR BAGHEL TO COMPLAIN TO EC ON BETTING APP LINK ALLEGATIONS HELICOPTER CARRYING KCR DEVELOPS TECHNICAL SNAG, LANDS SAFELY P5 SENSEX 64,958.69594.91 WEATHER Generally clear. Partly cloudy sky predicted. Maximum and minimum temperatures likely to be around 32 °C and 24 °C respectively. NIFTY 19,411.75181.15 ‘GLOBAL ECONOMIC GROWTH CWC: IT'S AFGHAN PROSPECTS LOOK WEAK AS SPINNERS VS AUSSIE BATTING MIGHT RECOVERY REMAINS SLOW’ P4 ` vs $ 83.227 PAISE P8 GOLD 62,890.00 CM Mamata promises bigger fight for dues RAINFALL: NIL RELATIVE HUMIDITY She made the statement at the post-puja meet in the Uttirno auditorium Max. 88 % STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE KOLKATA, 6 NOVEMBER TEMPERATURE Min. 81 % Max: 32°C Min: 24°C SUN RISES SUN SETS 05:16 hrs 18:02 hrs MOON RISES MOON SETS 09:58 hrs 21:30 hrs Full Moon on 13 November THUMBNAILS A labourer paints a clay hatri at a workshop ahead of Diwali festival, in Jalandhar on Monday. ANI Heeralal Samariya sworn in as Chief Information Commissioner: Senior bureaucrat Heeralal Samariya was sworn in as the chief of the Central Information Commission (CIC) by President Droupadi Murmu at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday, making him the first person from the Dalit community to hold the post. rinamul Congress chairperson Mamata Banerjee urged people coming from different communities to put up an united resistance against those who have deprived Bengal and at the same breath assured that she would intensify movement against the “oppressors.” She was addressing a Bijoya Sammelani gathering at Uttirno auditorium this evening. She said Bijoya Sammelan was being held in 294 Assembly constituencies. She said the Centre had deliberately deprived Bengal financially. “They take tax from us, but do not give us our share. This is grossly illegal. We will fight till we get our dues. Those who had worked under MGNREGA, have not got their dues. Money meant for Banglar Aavas Yojana and rural roads have not been given. But this cannot go on indefinitely, we will intensify our movement. I urge everyone pres- T West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee waves as she arrives to attend the 'Bijoya Sammilani', at Uttirno auditorium, in Kolkata on Monday. ANI ent here to get united and resist any move that is aimed to hit us.” Without naming Prime Minister Narendra Modi, she said, “I do not want publicity. If ISRO makes any achievement, it is presented in such a way as if he has done it. When roads are built, he takes credit. I do not take my pension as a central minister. I was a seventime MP but did not take a single paisa as pension. They call us thieves but the biggest thieves are not touched.” Miss Banerjee said Ben- gal will connect with Durga Puja that are held in foreign countries from next year. She said, “Around 40,000 foreigners had visited the city During Durga Puja and I thank the clubs for welcoming them and looking after them.” She said 40,000 tourists had visited the city during Durga puja and thanked the clubs for the hospitality they had offered to the guests. The puja carnival in 2023 in Kolkata was more colourful than the one held in Brazil every year. CMYK She said during Durga Puja, Kolkata becomes miniIndia with people from different communities taking part in the puja. “This year, the districts did so well that some of their pandals were more attractive than their counterparts in Kolkata.” Miss Banerjee said it was Bengal’s tradition to respect people from all communities and culture. “This we have learnt from Sri Ramakrishna, Rabindranath, Gandhiji and other great souls. We continue to welcome our guests,” she pointed out. She met guests coming from different communities who had attended the function. She thanked singers, including Monomoy Bhattacharya, Rupankar and Sriradha Bandyopadhyay. “New songs are coming up and people appreciate them. Our young generation is very strong and sharp.” Ministers Firhad Hakim, Aroop Biswas and Indranil Sen were present along with Subrata Bakshi, party’s state president and Rajya Sabha MP and Debashis Kumar’ MLA and party’s south Kolkata president. P12 SILVER 75,200.00 BRENT CRUDE (IN $) 85.961.07 Odd-even scheme back Chhattisgarh, Mizoram go in Delhi from 13 Nov to polls today NIKHIL VYAS NEW DELHI, 6 NOVEMBER In a bid to curb the rising pollution levels in the national capital, the Delhi government has decided to reintroduce the oddeven scheme in the city a day after the Diwali festival, from November 13 to 20. The scheme was last enforced in the city in 2019. Under the scheme, a traffic rationing measure, vehicles with registration numbers ending with an odd digit will be allowed on roads on odd dates while those with an even digit on even dates. Addressing a press conference here on Monday after a high-level meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and several other senior officials, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai declared, "In view of air pollution, the odd-even vehicle system will be applicable for one week from 13th to 20th November." The meeting held at the Delhi Secretariat was beside the chief minister and the environment minister was attended by other senior ministers along with several officers of the state government. The environment minister said the STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE NEW DELHI, 6 NOVEMBER week-long measure would be introduced on a trial basis. A decision could be taken later on the extension of the odd-even rule. There is a possibility that the level of pollution will be reduced with the wind speed increasing on November 7-8 might, he said. "As per the forecast, the wind speed will be 12km/hour tomorrow, 7th November, and if the speed reaches 10 to 12 km/hour, then there is a possibility that the level of pollution accumulated here might disperse. Similarly, the wind speed will be 8-10 km/hour on 8th November. It is expected that the speed of wind will increase on November 7 and 8 November which will reduce the level of pollution...," he said. Rai said there was a complete ban on firecrackers. "Despite the ban on firecrackers, today we have directed the police to be alert as there is Diwali and World Cup match and then Chhath Puja," he said. Stage is set for the commencement of 2023 Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh and Mizoram on Tuesday. While Chhattisgarh will witness polling in 20 seats in the first phase, Mizoram will vote on all 40 seats. The Myanmar and Bangladesh international border with Mizoram has been sealed in view of the Election Commission declaring about 30 polling stations along the Mizoram border as sensitive. A total of 174 candidates are in fray in Mizoram. According to the Mizoram CEO, the total number of electorate stands at 8,51,895 out of which 4,12,969 are male, 4,38,925 are female and 1 (one) third gender. The counting of votes in Mizoram is scheduled for December 3. On the other hand, 223 candidates are in fray for the 20 seats going to polls in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday. Altogether, 5,304 voting booths have been set up by the Election Commission in the first phase. A total of 40,78,681 voters will cast their votes in the first phase. In this phase, 13 of the 20 seats are reserved for SC/STs. The second phase of the Chhattisgarh polls will be held on November 17.
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