QKolkata: Low-Cost Device for Blood Tests; Cop Beaten Over Arrest

1. Tollygunge Police Station Raid Over Drinking Arrest

A group of men and women from a Chetla slum allegedly stormed into Tollygunge police station on Sunday night and assaulted a constable in public view after a youth from the locality was booked for drinking in the open and creating a nuisance on the footpath opposite Menoka cinema.

Two persons have been arrested for the mob attack.

The constable had just stepped out of the police station when he was allegedly slapped and beaten up by the mob that demanded police hand over to them the officer who had made the arrest. Videos being circulated on social media showed the constable running for cover inside the police station.

(Source: The Telegraph)

2. Mamata Fears Durga Puja Tax Net: Dilip Ghosh

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh on Monday alleged that Mamata Banerjee was protesting against income tax notices to Durga Puja organisers because of her fear that IT probes would expose the nexus between chit fund firms and puja committees headed by Trinamul leaders and ministers.

“Didi is not worried about the religious aspect of Durga Puja. If she was so serious about Durga Puja, then we would not have had to move the high court to seek permission for timely immersion of the idols. It is all about her party men’s direct involvement in channelising the chit fund money into several Durga Puja committees. She is scared that all this will be out if tax authorities probe the books of the puja committees,” Ghosh told a news conference in Calcutta.

(Source: The Telegraph)

Also Read: Mamata Plans Protest Against Centre Over Tax on Durga Puja

3. Seek Answers on Unemployment, CM Banerjee Urges Youth

A day after criticising the Central government for the highest unemployment rate in the country in 45 years, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday urged youths to raise questions on growing joblessness.

Banerjee also promised her support to youths on the occasion of the International Youth Day. “Today is International #YouthDay. In #Bangla, we celebrate Youth Day on January 12, Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary. I appeal to the youth, the students & the new generation: be strong and ask for answers. There is no answer to unemployment problems,” she tweeted.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Also Read: Dear FM, Follow BJP Manifesto if you Want to Tackle Unemployment

4. IIT Kharagpur Designs Low-Cost Device for Blood Tests

Researchers from IIT-Kharagpur have developed a low-cost diagnostic device which can perform various pathological tests by using blood taken from a fingerprick, said a statement issued by the institute.

The team led by Professor Suman Chakraborty from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT-Kgp has adopted this detection method which requires only a paper strip based kit integrated with a smartphone for analytics and readout functions, and an LED light for imaging.

(Source: The Indian Express)

Also Read: IIT Researchers Developed a Low Cost Device to Detect Bacteria

5. Call for 100-Day Jobs in Tea Sector

Prabhat Bezboruah, the chairman of the Tea Board of India, has written to Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal, seeking the Centre’s 100-day work scheme in tea gardens and earmarking of 20 per cent of plantations for alternative purposes.

In his letter sent on August 2, Bezboruah said the 100-day work scheme could be extended to tea estates in such a way that labourers would get benefits during winter when there is no tea production.

“He also said gardens should be allowed to launch alternative projects like industrial and food parks and around 20 per cent of the land can be set aside for such purpose. However, in case an estate goes for such a venture, it will have to ensure that the permanent employment generated thus is 150 per cent of jobs in the plantation,” said a source.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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