के सभी प्रकाशन Divya Singh . कोलकाता , भारत
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.