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BJP-called shutdown hits life in Tripura district



Tripura's Dhalai district, man, Biswada Tripura, Vice-President Subal Bhowmik, ruling CPI-M, Bharatiya Janata Party

Tripura’s Dhalai district

Agartala: Normal life was affected in Tripura’s Dhalai district on Wednesday due to a 12-hour shutdown called by the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in protest against the killing of one of its local leaders. Police said more than 200 activists of the BJP were arrested for picketing in front of government offices and markets during the dawn-to-dusk strike.

“Most shops and markets were closed and attendance in the government offices and banks was less. Most schools and educational institutions in the Dhalai district were closed,” a police official said. However, movement of traffic on National Highway-8 (previously NH 44), the lifeline of Tripura, was normal.

BJP leaders alleged that the party’s Yuva Morcha leader, Chan Mohan Tripura, had gone to see a mentally disturbed man, Biswada Tripura, in the latter’s home at Gandachara in Dhalai district on Monday night. Biswada hit Chan Mohan with a wooden article killing him on the spot. Police have arrested the accused.

A BJP delegation led by the party’s state Vice-President Subal Bhowmik visited the tension-ridden areas and alleged that the members of the ruling CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) were behind the incident.

The CPI-M in a statement said that the BJP is doing politics over a non-political incident. “BJP is trying to make an issue over this killing though everybody is aware that the mentally sick man killed Chan Mohan,” the statement said and urged the people to foil the BJP-sponsored shutdown.


For Tiwan & Korean firms Uttar Pradesh emerging as favoured investment hotspot.



As foreign firms expressed intent to invest in UP in a big way, Yogi govt has decided to bring out ‘UP Electronic Manufacturing Policy – 2020’ in August 2020, which is aimed at developing the Electronics sector in all parts of the state.

In a significant milestone for Yogi govt, Electronics Manufacturing Sector has achieved the five-year target in just 3 years by garnering an investment of Rs 20,000 and about 3 lakh employment generation. Many companies from China, Taiwan and Korea are making a beeline to invest in the Electronics sector in Uttar Pradesh and some of those have already arrived in a big way. Recently, Samsung relocated its plant in India from China.

Under the stewardship of Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh is fast emerging as hotspot destination for multi-national companies mainly from China, Taiwan and Korea. Electronics Manufacturing sector is drawing maximum investment as many firms have shown keen interest in setting up their bases in the state.

”The target of Rs 20,000 crore of investment and employment of three lakh was set to achieve till 2022 but could be achieved two years in advance as as many as 30 investors were attracted by the policies of the government to invest in Electronics sector in the state till 2020,” Industrial Infrastructure and Industrial Development Commissioner (IIDC) Alok Tandon said.

He said, “the new ambience developed by the state government has resulted in Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway area has a well-distinguished Electronics manufacturing hub where many units are coming up. We are receiving intents from several companies regularly as the Electronics Sector is beaming with the activities in the times to come.”

An Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC), designated as TEGNA cluster, is also being set up in NCR where foreign companies like Oppo, 3 Indian companies and 4 Taiwanese companies are setting up their units with an expected investment of Rs 2000.

Buoyed by its success, Yogi government decided to bring out ‘UP Electronic Manufacturing Policy – 2020’ in August 2020, which aimed at developing the Electronics sector in all parts of the state. Uttar Pradesh government, in view of the successful investment scenario in the sector, has also upwardly revised the target to bring fresh investments of Rs 40,000 crore and further generate 4,00,000 employments in the next 5 years.

Under the 2020 policy, 3 Electronics Manufacturing Clusters – an Electronic City near Jewar Airport on Yamuna Expressway, Defense Electronics Manufacturing Cluster (DEMC) in Bundelkhand and a Medical Electronic Manufacturing Cluster in Lucknow-Unnao-Kanpur zone – have been proposed to be established.

Besides, in order to attract investors in establishing manufacturing industries in Bundelkhand and Purvanchal region, various financial incentives have been envisaged in the new policy.

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