QKolkata: Mamata To Pull Out of Ayushman Bharat & More
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. 
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. (File Photo: IANS)

QKolkata: Mamata To Pull Out of Ayushman Bharat & More

1. PM Modi Taking Credit for Ayushman Bharat, Says Mamata, Bengal Exits Scheme

Alleging that the Centre is using the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the official communication of the flagship Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna to take credit for a jointly-funded project, Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, 10 January, announced that her government has decided to stop paying the state’s share.

States are supposed to bear 40 percent of the project cost, while the Centre will foot 60 percent of the bill.

(Source: Hindustan Times)

2. Woman Seeks Calcutta HC's Nod to Abort 24-Week Foetus

A 32-year-old woman approached the Calcutta high court on Thursday seeking permission to terminate her 24-week foetus owing to an anomaly in its formation.

The petitioner claimed before the court of Justice Tapabrata Chakraborty that the tests done during various stages of her pregnancy showed that the brain of the foetus is underdeveloped.

(Source: The Times of India)

3. Armed Trio Robs Petrol Pump Workers

A gang of armed robbers held a petrol pump employee at gunpoint, thrashed him and fled with Rs 45,000 in cash in Deganga in the early hours of Wednesday.

According to the cops, three armed youths in their late 30s – with their faces covered – raided the petrol pump off Taki Road at Garpara around 4:30 am when Mirazul Baidya was alone on the site.

(Source: The Times of India)

4. Cops Strive to Make Bypass Stretch Safe

The Metropolitan Building area, which has witnessed several accidents over the last two years, has become a worry for the Kolkata traffic police.

While some police steps seemed to have turned effective to some extent in curbing crashes on the stretch, several measures suggested by the cops and road engineering changes have been lying at a proposal stage.

(Source: The Times of India)

5. Day 2 of Strike Called by Left-Backed Trade Unions: 2 Children Hurt as Protesters Smash Car in West Bengal

Two nursery students were injured when a group of bandh supporters attacked a car ferrying them to school in Kolkata on Wednesday, 9 January, the second day of the two-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions protesting against the “anti-people” policies of the Centre.

In Howrah, protesters pelted stones at school buses and a driver was injured.

(Source: The Indian Express)

6. Bengal Govt Plays Referee in Uber, Ola Dispute With Drivers

App-cab aggregators Uber and Ola have been asked to submit to the state government a list each of drivers temporarily barred from their platforms for allegedly refusing to take heed of complaints from passengers about general conduct.

The government’s decision to play intervene was conveyed at a meeting in Kasba with representatives of the app-cab aggregators and unions of driver partners.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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