Moving court is Tata's democratic right Mamata by hedongchenchen


									2 Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa & North-East                                                                                                                                                                                    THE ECHO OF I NDIA• KOLKATA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Thursday • June 23, 2011

    Moving court is Tata’s                                                                                                                Judicial probe into Forbesganj
  democratic right: Mamata                                                                                                                  firing to begin soon: Nitish
/ West Bengal chief
                                   problem,” she said. The
                                   chief     minister       also
                                                                       “CPM people went to
                                                                                                  worth Rs 55,000 crore.
                                                                                                  Economy is closed. Are you
                                                                                                                                                                                                    All help to farmers adopting
minister Mamata Banerjee           criticised the Left for their   close Coal India. Tell them    going to close the industry,”
today refused to comment
on Tata Motors moving the
Calcutta High Court against
                                   agitation against an open
                                   cast colliery of Eastern
                                   Coalfields Limited at
                                                                   not to behave like this. MPs
                                                                   and MLAs went to close pit
                                                                   of Coal India. They started
                                                                                                  she said. Police in the
                                                                                                  district had on Tuesday
                                                                                                  dispersed        protesters
                                                                                                                                                                                                        organic farming: CM
the         Singur       Land      Hansdigha in Burdwan            beating the people. We wont    agitating against an open                                                                         PATNA, JUNE 22 /—/             would plan to set up biogas
Rehabilitation             and     district on Tuesday, saying     allow unit to close. Place     cast colliery of Eastern                                                                          Bihar chief minister           units in Bihar together
Development Act, saying it         they are responsible for the    your demands. You (the Left)   Coalfields Limited at                                                                             Nitish Kumar today said        with production of worm
is their “prerogative” and         present economy of the          have closed down industry      Hansdigha.                                                                                        his government would           compost.      The     state
“democratic right” to do so.                                                                                                                                                                        provide all-possible help      government had provided
    “They (Tata Motors)                                                                                                                                                                             to farmers for adopting        free of cost one lakh
have g one to court. The y                                                                                                                                                                          “organic farming.”             quintal “Dhaincha Seed”
can. It is their prerogative, it                                                                                                                                                                        Inaugurating a three-      to farmers during this
is their democratic right. I                                                                                                                                                                        day          international     Kharif season and “we
cannot comment about the                                                                                                                                                                            conference here, Mr            want that the fertility of
court, but land (is) with the                                                                                                                                                                       Kumar said elaborate           the land is protected at all
government. Possession is                                                                                                                                                                           measures have been taken       costs”, the chief minister
with government, whatever                                                                                                                                                                           for organic farming in         said.
we have done we have done                                                                                                                                                                           Bihar. Stating that the            “We are also trying to
according to law,” Ms                                                                                                                                                                               state government was           promote bio fertiliser and
Banerjee told newspersons                                                                                                          PATNA, JUNE 22 /—/               yesterday nominated a           giving more importance to      the organic fertiliser will
here. She said returning                                                                                                           Bihar chief minister             retired judge to hold the       organic farming, he said:      be made available free of
back the land was a cabinet                                                                                                        Nitish Kumar today said          inquiry and “we hope            “We have initiated works       cost to farmers for seed
decision and the bill has                                                                                                          the Patna High Court had         that the probe will begin       on a special programme for     development”, Mr Kumar
already been passed in this                                                                                                        nominated a former judge         soon. ” “We have not            promoting          organic     said. (PTI)
regard.                                                                                                                            to head a judicial probe         waited for the judicial         farming on which a sum of
    “Whatever we will do                                                                                                           which would begin soon           inquiry report and acted        Rs 250 crore will be spent.”
we will do according to law,                                                                                                                                                                        “Under the programme,
                                                                                                                                   into the Forbesganj firing       sternly against the guilty
according to Government                                                                                                                                                                             one village in each of the
                                                                                                                                   on June 3.                       officials responsible for       38 districts in Bihar will
policy and it is our policy to                                                                                                         “We decided without          the firing on the basis of
return back land to the                                                                                                                                                                             be identified as organic
                                                                                                                                   any delay to order a             the report of Subhani”,         village,”      the     chief
people,” the chief minister                                                                                                        judicial inquiry into the        he said. Mr Kumar said          minister said adding the
                                                                                                                                   firing after the report of       the state government had        state government had
    Talking about the issue
of land acquisition, Ms
Banerjee said the stand of
the government was clear
                                    Medha undertakes padayatra in Singur                                                           state Home department
                                                                                                                                   principal secretary Amir
                                                                                                                                   Subhani who visited the
                                                                                                                                                                    ordered a probe into the
                                                                                                                                                                    Bhagalpur riots and
                                                                                                                                                                    ensured conviction of all
                                                                                                                                                                                                    made the production of
                                                                                                                                                                                                    “Worm Compost” need-
                                                                                                                                                                                                    based and in the first year
                                   SINGUR, JUNE 22 /—/ Social activist            notices signed by district magistrate            incident-site on June 4”,        those involved in it. RJD,      itself, around 40,000
on the issue against                                                                                                                                                                                farmers       reaped     the
“forceful” acquisition of the      Medha Patkar today appealed to West            Sripriya Rangarajan on the walls of the          Mr Kumar said while              LJP and Congress had
                                   Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee to       project site with a copy of the gazette                                                                           benefits of it.
land and industrialists are                                                                                                        addressing an election           castigated    the     state
                                   keep in mind the interests sharecroppers       notification scrapping the land deal with                                                                             “Now a programme
“happy”          with      the                                                                                                     r ally to canvass support        government       for    not     has been launched for
                                   and landless labourers in Singur while         the Tatas. Private security guards of Tata
government’s position. “We                                                                                                         for BJP nominee Kiran            making           availa ble     making worm compost
                                   returning acquired land to farmers.            Motors have vaca ted the site. Villagers
met the industrialist (last                                                                                                        Keshri in the by-poll to         compensation             to     commercial,” Mr Kumar
                                       Ms Patkar, who undertook a padayatra       alleged that a huge quantity of material
week in Kolkata). I said                                                                                                           the Purnia assembly              bereaved de pendents of         said, adding the state
                                   here at the abandoned Tata Motors project      from the abandoned factory was stolen last
forcefully, we are not going                                                                                                       constituency slated for          each of those killed in the     government had decided
                                   site, said the company should realise the      night after the departure of the security
to acquire the land, it our        plight     of    farmers    affected   by      guards. Official sources said that no one was    June 25. The chief               firing and launched a           to give 50 per cent
land policy. Industrialist are     industrialisation. Meanwhile, the Hooghly      being allowed into the abandoned project         minister informed that           campaign seeking a CBI          concession under the
happy. There are no                district administration has pasted 54          site. (PTI)                                      the Patna High Court had         inquiry.                        programme to those who

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M’ram Assembly session from July 7
AIZAWL, JUNE 22 /—/ Mizoram Governor Lt General
(retd) M M Lakhera summoned the monsoon session of the
Mizoram Legislature to commence from July 7, sources in
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the state Assembly secretariat said here today. The sources        GUWAHATI, JUNE 22 /—/ Assam                                                           long way in arriving at a broad
said that detailed programme of the session would be               chief minister Tarun Gogoi today said                                                 consensus on resolving the border
chalked out by the business advisory committee (BAC)               that third party mediation was the best                                               dispute. He agreed to the views of the
chaired by the Speaker R Romawia. With the vote-on-                way to resolve the long standing                                                      mediators that status quo should be
account being sought by chief minister Lal Thanhawla,              border dispute between Assam and                                                      maintained till the border row was
who also held finance portfolio, in March for the first four       Nagaland.                                                                             settled.
months of the current fiscal, the new finance minister H               Mr Gogoi, in a meeting with                                                           Mr Gogoi pointed out that though
Liansailova is likely to present the full state annual budget      Supreme Court appointed mediators                                                     there may be border dispute, people on
during the course of the session. Mr Lal Thanhawla recently        on Assam-Na g aland border, Srir am                                                   both sides of the inter-state border
affected minor reshuffle of portfolios of his council of           Panchu and Niranjan Bhatt, said his                                                   have been living peacefully. The
ministers when he gave Finance to Liansailova, a senior            Government wanted the settlement of                                                   mediators Panchu, a senior advocate of
cabinet minister for Agriculture and horticulture. (PTI)           the border row with Nagaland once and                                                 Chennai High Court, and Bhatt a
                                                                   for all taking into confidence the                                                    senior advocate Gujarat High Court,
      Rail route restored after blast                              people of the state. “We have
                                                                   approached the Supreme Court so that      The chief minister said the steps
                                                                                                                                                         said that they had held talks during
                                                                                                                                                         the last few days with intelligentsia,
BOKARO, JUNE 22 /—Rail traffic on Gomoh-Barkakhana                 the border row is resolved once and for   being initiated to elicit the views and     students’ groups, civil societies and
route under Dhanbad division has been restored within 24           all. The apex court verdict will be       opinions of cross section of people on      political parties in both the states and
hours after Moists blew up a track that derailed a patrolling      binding upon one and all,” he said.       both sides of the border would go a         the outcome was positive. (PTI)
engine and a coach. An RPF constable was also killed in the
blast on Tuesday. Six impor tant trains of the route
                                                                   9 get life term
                                                                                                   Report on ‘misuse’ of kids in
including Shakitpunj Express and Howrah-Bhopal Express
resumed on the route after a railway rescue team repaired
the damaged track and traction wires and also removed the          BIHARSHARIEF, JUNE
derailed engine and the coach. Divisional Railway                  22 /—/ A local court today

                                                                                                    anti-Posco stir submitted
Manag er (DRM), Dhanbad Rly. Division Anand Sagar                  sentenced nine persons to
Upadhayay said that the damaged engine was sent to                 life imprisonment in
Patratu for maintenance and the coach had been dumped.             connection with a murder
                                                                   case in Nalanda district in    BHUBANESWAR, JUNE 22 /—/ A day                   Posco agitation, Ms Behera had on Tuesday
        Panel to inspect city canals                               2009. Additional district
                                                                   and sessions judge S G
                                                                                                  after the Orissa government sought a report
                                                                                                  on the alleged “misuse” of children in anti-
                                                                                                                                                   asked the DSWO to give a report on the
                                                                                                                                                   condition of kids, who had participated in
KOLKATA, JUNE 22 /—/ In a bid to prevent waterlogging,             Mishra found them guilty       Posco      agitation,     authorities      in    the anti-Posco agitation.
the state government has decided to form a panel for                                              Jagatsinghpur district today said kids were          Meanwhile, the school and mass
inspecting the condition of the canals in its different parts      of killing a villager
                                                                   Upendra Yadav following        motivated to join the stir by their parents      education department today asked the
of the city. Poor condition of canals is one of the major
reasons for waterlog ging in the street and so we have             an old enmity at               and Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti               district authorities to furnish information
decided to form a committee that will regularly inspect the        Banauliya under Bihar          (PPSS). The district social welfare officer      on the circumstances under which the
canals and report to the state irrigation department,              police station on January      submitted the report to the collector, giving    children took part in the dharna last week
ir rig ation minister Manas Bhuniya said today. The                2, 2009 and awarded life-      details on the condition of children taking      though their schools had reopened after
committee will be headed by state irrigation secretary             term to them. The court        part in anti-Posco agitation in Dhinkia area     summer vacation, officials said. Sources
Anjan Chatterjee, Mr Bhuniya said, and added that it will                                         within the deadline set by women and child       said there are three schools in Dhinkia area
                                                                   also slapped a fine of Rs
submit its first report within the next seven days and will                                       development minister Anjali Behera,              including a high school and the
                                                                   25,000 on each of them.        officials said. DSWO Kumudini Sahu, who          government was worried over absence of so
meet once in every 10 minutes from now onwards. City
mayor Sobhan Chatterjee, who accompanied the minister in           The convicts are: Sanjay       had rushed to Dhinkia Area to study the          many students from schools.
his visit to some canals, said that the KMC has planned            Yadav, Pramod Yadav,           condition of the children, stated in the             PPSS leaders, however, countered the
desiltation of Keorapukur canal and Moni Khal to remove            Vijay Yadav, Ashok Yadav,      report that the kids were being motivated        government saying schools had on several
the waterlogging problems in Behala. (EOIC)                        Santosh Yadav, Guddu           by their parents as well as PPSS to              occasions been used to accommodate police
                                                                   Yadav, Paro yadav,             participate in the agitation against Posco       personnel, affecting student’s education in
                    2 die after fall                               Ramlagan Yadav and
                                                                   Kishore. (PTI)
                                                                                                  steel project, they said. Taking a serious
                                                                                                  note of alleged “misuse” of children in anti-
                                                                                                                                                   the past, and now the government has no
                                                                                                                                                   right to enquire about their studies. (PTI)
BANKURA, JUNE 22 /—/ Two persons died after they
accidentally fell while visiting a private factory in Bankura

                                                                         Trafficked women start
district, police sources said. Superintendent of police
Pranab Kumar said two persons, who had gone to visit a
private factory at Jorhira fell down and died. The SP said
the police was investigating the matter. PTI

     Grenades, ammunition found
RAYAGADA, JUNE 22 /—/ A cache of g renades and
                                                                         life afresh after training
ammuition, pipes and wires have been seized from a dense           RANCHI, JUNE 22 /—/ Fifty young           better life after being rehabilitated as    the National Child Labour Project or
forest in Orissa’s Maoist-hit Rayagada district. Altogether        trafficked women are now working as       a housekeeper in a hotel here in            Sarva Siksha Abhiyan where focus is
64 rounds of eight mm pistols, 56 grenades, 119 pipes and          security guards at a government-run       Jharkhand’s capital. “I was made to         given to rehabilitation,” Ms Patnaik
five metre of fuse wire, were seized buried under the earth        school here and some corporate houses                                   .
                                                                                                             work for 14 to 16 hours a day I was not     said. “We send them to other schools
by a police team at Raibiji jungle in the Chandrapur police        after the CRPF offered to train them,     allowed to go out. I was virtually          too. Recently we sent 50 of them to the
station limits, about 150 km from here on Tuesday, DIG of          giving them a chance to start life        imprisoned and taken sexually               NCLP,” she said.
Police (South-West Rang e), Soumendra Priyadarshi said             afresh.                                   advantage of till I was rescued by a            Labour department commissioner
today. The arms were hidden by Maoists for future use, he              “Over 50 young women were given       NGO in 2008,” said Sahita.                  said awareness should be built up by
said.                                                              security training by the CRPF at              Similar is the tale of Sabita Kujur     panchayat pradhans, while it was no
                                                                   Burmu in Ranchi district,” Sanjay         who also fell prey to the guiles of a       less important for parents to
Passenger thrown out of train by TTE                               Kumar Mishra, state coordinator of
                                                                   action against trafficking and sexual
                                                                                                             trafficker. “I belong to a remote village
                                                                                                             in Jharkhand known for migration
                                                                                                                                                         understand the dangers of placing
                                                                                                                                                         their daughters in the hands of people
DEOGARH (JHARKHAND), JUNE 22 /—/ A passenger                       exploitation of children and women,       and trafficking. I was a school student     whose antecedents they were not fully
has accused a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) of pushing him           said. Most of the women have now          when I was trafficked,” she said.           aware of. “Some of the girls and
from the compartment of an express train for refusing to           found employment as security guards       Commissioner of the Labour                  children are sent to the Nari Niketan
pay money, police said here today. “Shiv Kumar Singh, who          at the government-run Kasturba Girls      department Aradhana Patnaik said,           and given vocational training to make
registered an FIR with the Jassidih police station in
Deogarh, alleged that a TTE of the Patna-Chittaranjan              School while some corporate houses        “They are not in a normal mental            them self-reliant,” she said. Many of
Purva Express pushed him out of the door after he refused          have also eng ag ed them in their         state when they are rescued from            the girls and women have shown talent
to pay money around 1 pm on Tuesday near Bandha-                   projects, he said. Besides these 50       prolonged sexual exploitation in            in drawing, painting and poetry. “The
Kendua village of Deogarh district,” sub-divisional police         women, many other trafficked girls in     cities like Kolkata and Delhi.”             paintings will be sent to the
officer P K Shah told newsmen here. Mr Singh, who                  the state have now have a better life     Therefore, a two-pronged strategy has       International Labour Organisation,”
suffered injuries on head and other parts of his bod y,            after undergoing training. 19-year-old    been adopted to help the young              Ms Patnaik said. Trafficked girls also
remained unattended at the spot till 7 pm when some                Sahita, who was lured to Delhi on the     women come to terms with their              faced the problem of stigma with some
villagers informed the Jassidih police station and the police      promise of a job and made to work for     demons. “After rescuing trafficked          parents not willing to take them back.
admitted him to the sadar hospital. (PTI)                          hours as a domestic help, has now a       girls we send them to schools run by        (PTI

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