Many private persons and organisations have got transferred lands of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in their names with the help of City Survey Office, alleged corporators during the general body meeting. City Survey Office has transferred NMC’s land to Hanuman Mandir Vyayamshala in Shantinagar area in a latest case, it was pointed out. Municipal Commissioner Shyam Wardhane informed the NMC House that as per 1938 record, the entire land belonged to NMC and therefore the claim of Hanuman Mandir Vyayamshala was not based on facts. The local body constructed Samaj Mandir near this temple. Corporator Praful Gudadhe said, City Survey Office had transferred school land to a Member of Legislative Council (MLC). Senior corporator Dayashankar Tiwari said, Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) is constructing a big shopping complex at Jagnade Square, and Gokulpeth Market land belongs to NMC. The local body should appoint a team of learned advocates to protect land of its ownership, he added.Vikas Thakre seeks action against OCW
Leader of Opposition and senior Congress corporator Vikas Thakre demanded action against Orange City Water (OCW) for allegedly taking bribe from consumers to reduce their water bills. The meter readers of OCW demanded bribe of Rs 5,000 from Colonel (retd) A B Gurung for reducing water bill. Executive Director Ajij-ur-Rehman confirmed the incident and informed NMC House that OCW had suspended three meter readers. Thakre demanded action against OCW. Rehman informed the House that OCW would start photo-billing to stop misappropriation in billings.
‘The Hitavada’ had run a multi-episode series titled ‘The Hitavada Black Paper on Irrigation’. In its reports, ‘The Hitavada’ had exposed how the unholy nexus of contractors, bureaucrats, and politicians irrespective of their parties had effected a loot of funds meant for irrigation development in rainfed region of Vidarbha, where farmers were committing suicides. The reports quoted extensively from the office notes, official reports, the reports of CWC, CAG, Vadnere Committee, Mendhegiri Committee, and observations made by other probe panels constituted from time to time. Besides, ‘The Hitavada’ had highlighted procedural by-pass by this unholy nexus, excessively fast-tracked sanction of revised administrative approvals, upward revision of cost of 38 irrigation projects in Vidarbha by a whopping Rs 20,050.06 crore within a short span of seven months in the year 2009, grant of mobilisation advance to contractors in violation of norms, issuance of diktat by Water Resources Minister’s personal secretary to the department officers to scrap a directive barring grant of mobilisation advance to contractors, flouting of company laws and VIDC officials ignoring the same etc. ‘The Hitavada’ also followed up the matter and highlighted subsequent political developments, release of so-called ‘White Paper on Irrigation’, appointment of Chitaley Committee to probe into irrigation scam, release of Chitaley Committee’s report indicting the then Water Resources Minister and Water Resources Department officials etc.
Around 3 lakh students of 500 colleges and 13 universities of the state will participate in the student’s union elections, slated for August 27 and September 1, after a long gap of eight years. The highest 178 colleges, which would go to the poll, are affiliated to Pt Ravishankar Shukla University (Pt RSU), Raipur and they are spread across the ten districts of the state. According to Maheshwari, the ABVP will register capture all the 13 universities while it will win more than 80 per cent colleges.Unlike ABVP, NSUI has clear policy on girls’ representation Unlike National Students’ Union of India (NSUI), ABVP lacks transparency in policy as far as representation of girls in the students’ union election is concerned. ABVP State Secretary Rohit Maheshwari said the ABVP will decide on the representation of girls in the elections according to the situation in the particular college or university. On the other hand, NSUI State President Devendra Yadav said they have received a clear instruction from Rahul Gandhi to give 20 per cent representation to girls in the students’ council elections.
Congress is yet to decide upon candidature, whether an experienced campaigner will be given chance or a new face will be introduced remains to be seen.Congress has an option in former MLA Manturam Pawar, who has contested at least six elections from the seat. Also Pawar is known to fearlessly campaign in Naxal prone areas. Apart from this, Pawar also has a considerable clout among the voters. But his previous two defeats in the elections, the Congress may not be willing to take a chance and may consider his wife Savita Pawar as an alternate candidate. Also in the fray for candidature are Kanti Nag, Mahila Congress President from Antagarh block as well as Vishram Gawde Congress Vice President Antagarh block. Pandey, Kaushik deciding BJP’s next move
On the other hand the Bharatiya Janata Party is making a strategic move under the guidance of Prem Prakash Pandey Revenue Minister and in charge of Antagarh Assembly segment election as well as newly appointed State President Dharamlal Kaushik.The name of local BJP leader Bhojraj Nag along with Raghunath Kumeti, former BJP Antagarh Mandal President and former Zila Tendu Patta Sahakari Society President are being considered as front-runners for the BJP ticket. However, also in fray for candidature are Jitendra Markam BJP Antagarh Mandal President and Manorama Mandavi Antagarh Janpad Panchayat President.
Angry over his defection to BJP, Congress workers painted black paint at the gate of residence of Chandrabhan Singh in Damoh. The Congress workers also wrote slogans on the gate of house of Chandrabhan Singh and accused him of being opportunist. They have also written some objectionable slogans.
Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has been playing a crucial role in assuring safe, less polluting, and more efficient vehicles. ARAI provides technical expertise in research and development, testing, certification, homologation, and framing of vehicle regulations.ARAI is a co-operative industrial research association established by the automotive industry with the Ministry of Industries, Government of India. It works in harmony and complete confidence with its members, customers and Government of India to offer the finest services, which earned for itself ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and NABL accreditations. ARAI is well-equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities and highly qualified manpower.
Apart from non-agricultural universities in Nagpur Division, the Nagpur Divisional Board of Education is a victim of the shocking apathy of State Government.Nagpur Divisional Board is functioning without its full-time Chairman since one year. On August 15, 2013, the then Chairman C S Borkar was elevated to the position of Director, Balbharati. The charge of the Chairman of Nagpur Divisional Board was handled either by Board Secretary Anil Pardhi or Chairman of Amravati Board S M Ganorkar. Shivaji Pandhare, who is Deputy Commissioner of Pune-based Examination Council, was transferred to Nagpur as Chairman of Nagpur Divisional Board. However, sources said, Pandhare was not interested in joining at Nagpur Board for several reasons including his ill-health. Some officers also said that a few MLCs of Nagpur region often created troubles for Board Chairman and hence officers were discouraged to join here. Whatever the reasons, the fact remains that the post of Chairman of Nagpur Divisional Board is unoccupied at present. If MLCs, who are political functionaries, are creating troubles, the Government could have talked to respective political parties to ensure smooth functioning of the important office. Besides, if the Government had transferred an officer to a particular position and region, it had the responsibility to ensure that the said officer joined there. Since transfer of Anil Pardhi as Deputy Director (Education), Nagpur, the post of Secretary of Nagpur Divisional Board also is lying vacant. He is holding additional charge of the office of Secretary of the Board. The post of Chairman of Nagpur Divisional Board is equivalent to Joint Director, and that of Secretary to Deputy Director.
AS per the official programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the city on August 21, which was confirmed on Monday, the Prime Minister will arrive at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport at 3 pm.At 3.10 pm, he will leave for Mouda to grace the programme of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC). He will reach Mouda at 3.45 pm. After dedicating to the nation 500x2 MW units of the power plant, and addressing a public meeting, he will leave for Nagpur at 5 pm. Modi will reach Nagpur at 5.30 pm, and proceed by road straight to Kasturchand Park ground at 5.45 pm where he will launch Metro Rail project and address a grand public meeting. At 7.10 pm, Modi will leave for New Delhi. Elaborate traffic arrangements for PM’s programme
ELABORATE traffic arrangements have been made by the city police for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme at historic Kasturchand Park on August 21.For security reasons, plying and parking of all types of vehicles within the radius of 200 metres from venue will be prohibited. To avoid traffic congestion near the venue, vehicles coming from Amravati Road will be parked at Hislop College Football ground, MLA Hostel, Vasantrao Deshpande Hall, and Ravi Nagar Ground No. 1 and No. 2. Vehicles coming from Wardha direction, the parking arrangement will be at Morris College Ground, near Yashwant Stadium, Patwardhan ground, New English High School, Congress Nagar, New Kurve’s Model High School, Shraddhanandpeth, Government ITI, North Ambazari Road, Deekshabhoomi and near Airport Wireless Station. Vehicles coming from Umrer, Gadchiroli, Chimur, Bhandara and Gondia will be parked at Tajbag and Reshimbag Ground. Parking for vehicles coming from Katol direction, will be parked at Sarpanch Bhavan, Tirpude College, Vidarbha Women’s Hockey Association, Zilla Parishad School, old Katol octroi post, St Ursula Ground and Police Headquarters’ Ground. Similarly, parking arrangment will be at St Francis De Sales Church, Sadar, Sant Johns School, Gaddigodam, All Saints Cathedral, VCA stadium, Government Polytechnic, Mangalwari, Anjuman Complex, Krida Sankul, Mankapur and Bishop Cotton School, Sadar. Vehicles coming from Kamptee direction will be parked at SFS School Ground, Link Road, Sadar and SFS Church, opposite Patni Automobiles. Thick security for PM’s programme at Mouda
A THICK security blanket will be thrown for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s programme at NTPC Project, Mouda. For advance security liaisoning, a joint meeting of different agencies was held at the venue on Monday. Special IGP (Nagpur Range) Ravindra Kada, Special IGP (SPG) S S Shrivastava, Superintendent of Police (Nagpur Rural) Dr Aarti Singh and other senior officers of Intelligence Bureau and State Intelligence Department were prominently present. Senior Police officers, SPG and Intelligence officers reviewed the security arrangements and inspected the venue and helipad at Mouda.Additional Collector Asha Pathan, Chief Fire officer Rajendra Uchke, SDO (Mouda) Chandrakant Borkar, Tehsildar (Mouda) Shivraj Padole, Director (HRD) NTPCU P Pani, Commandant (CISF) Sarsatva, BSNL Ececutive Engineer Nagtode and others attended the meeting.
Senior Police officials are likely to initiate an inquiry against some cops, including those attached to DB Squad of Lakadganj Police Station for their alleged nexus with Babaji alias Ashok Yadav and his coterie. Sources informed that Babaji was running the gambling den at Bharatiya Akhada since long with the blessings of some cops attached to Lakadganj Police Station.The alleged criminal-police nexus came to light after Special Squad of Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhinash Kumar took a lead in raiding Bharatiya Akhada and putting behind bars the gamblers. Till late night, cops were yet to nab Babaji and one of his accomplices in this connection.
If the YTSK scheme succeeds then there would be surplus staff of PRS for which Indian Railways needs to plan in advance. The railway employee feels that Railway Board must make advance provision for their deployment in parallel cadre, like ticket checking, so that there is no ambiguity on the matter. Already option form has been circulated among PRS staff asking for their preference for deployment as Railways is increasingly outsourcing ticketing with a view to cut down its workforce. Recently, there PRS-UTS terminals were opened at post offices but the working hours restriction has ensured that they are limited success. There are large scale vacancies in ticket checking and this issue has been raised by passenger bodies and union alike.
This could be the best example of alertness of Property Tax Department of NMC. The department has issued demand note to Mayor Anil Sole recently. The demand note includes property tax for last year too, though Sole had paid the tax before contesting election to Legislative Council seat from Graduates’ Constituency. It also raises question as to what could happen in case of common citizens.
CISF ADG O P Singh said CISF is looking after security of 59 airports and security has been divided into three categories including hypersensitive, sensitive and general. Bhopal airport is sensitive airport. He said, looking at the terrorist threat, counter terrorism contingency plan has been worked out for hyper sensitive metropolitan and CISF is writing to states in this regard. Already, it is in place at Mumbai and Delhi and Andhra Pradesh has given its consent.Besides this, stress is also being made on tactical deployment in which it is ensured that deployed men should look less in number against the actual number of deployed men. Apart from this, emphasis is being made on how to increase detection capability and response time. Vouching for advance technical gadget in strategy, he said that if a baggage lies unattended for even 15 minutes, then computer would alert in this regard. He claimed that all the development is being done to stop terrorist attack. He was of the view that seeing the recent terrorist attacks at Karachi airport and so on, need was felt for counter terrorism contingency plan for Indian airports.
District Administration and Police Department on Tuesday held a meeting of Chhattisgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CCCI) office bearers to discuss the security arrangements at the poll booth of CCCI election scheduled on Wednesday.Presided over the Additional District Magistrate (ADM) Sanjay Agrawal, Police officials gave details about the security structure of the polling booth. Police has issued 5-point list of dos and don’ts for the election. These five points are: There would be no advertisement or campaign within 100 meters of the polling booth, only the voters are allowed to enter within 100 meters with their election Identities, any type of inflammable item, narcotics or weapons are strictly prohibited, use of cell phone inside the poll booth is completely banned so voters are appealed to switch off their mobile phones before entering and voters have to immediately left the voting room immediately after casting their votes. Police officials also visited the Paatidar Bhawan to review the security arrangements along with district administration officials.
Leading Microbiologists Dr Sandhya Saoji and Dr Meena Mishra, senior teacher at Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College and Hospital, said, “There is one good thing that Ebola is not airborne, so the spread is only through infection. But care should be taken properly.”Physical contacts with other people should be avoided. It can be transmitted from consuming meat from infected source. Restrict outside food, authentic eateries should be used. If suspected case, high grade fever, severe body ache. Diarrhoea, vomiting. They can bleed from all body. Bleeding spots found should be given medical care. Spitting is rampant in our country which should be stopped as it is the main source of spreading. Hospitals in Liberia, Guinea closed
One Nigerian National happens to be in Mumbai spoke to The Hitavada on condition of anonymity. He said, “The Ebola virus was first detected in the year 2008-09 in Congo. Some people died but the disease was controlled. Last year, it started in Guinea, Liberia and Sierraleone. This time it might have got spread when infected person from Guinea went to Liberia. This time it has spread fast and people are dying. The treatment modality is not available and the healthcare staff too is at risk of getting infected. The hospitals in Liberia, Guinea have been closed down. The patients are not being admitted anywhere. The authorities in these countries are confused.”In outbreak settings, Ebola virus is typically first spreads to humans after contact with infected wildlife and is then spread person-to-person through direct contact with bodily fluids but not limited to blood, urine, sweat, semen and breast milk. The incubation period is usually 8-10 days (ranges from 2-21 days). Patients can transmit the virus while febrile and through later stages of disease, as well as postmortem, when persons touch the body during funeral preparations. Controlling infection in healthcare settings
It is important that healthcare workers apply standard precautions consistently with all patients regardless of their diagnosis in all work practices at all times. These include basic hand hygiene, respiratory hygiene, the use of personal protective equipment (according to the risk of splashes or other contact with infected materials), safe injection practices and safe handling after death of infected patient. Laboratory workers are also at risk. Samples taken from suspected human and animal Ebola cases for diagnosis should be handled by trained staff and processed in suitably equipped laboratories, informed Dr Vasant Khalatkar, noted Paediatrician.Risk of tourists getting infected with Ebola is low
“The risk of a tourist or businessman/woman getting infected with Ebola virus during visit to the affected areas and developing disease after returning is extremely low, even if the visit included travel to the local areas from which primary cases have been reported. Transmission requires direct contact with blood, secretions, organs or other body fluids of infected living or dead persons or animal, all unlikely exposures for the average traveller. Tourists are in any event advised to avoid all such contacts,” said Public Health Ministry communique.
A similar scene was witnessed at ‘Bandini Grih’ (Female Prison, adjacent to Raipur Central Jail), when Raipur-based Divya Kumar, a resident of Pandri, reached here to meet two of his incarcerated sisters. His two sisters along with the mother are lodged in their on the charges of harassment, which abetted their step-mother to commit suicide on June 18 last year. Since then, following the compliant of deceased’s family members, his mother and two sisters are lodged in jail.“I am unable to understand what went wrong with us. We all, including my sister cried a lot today. Earlier, whenever they used to tie thread ‘Rakhi’ around my wrist, we all used to have lots of fun but today, tears were rolling down our cheeks,” said a sobbing Divya, whose inconsolably tears also turned the women jail guards of ‘Bandini Grih’ nostalgic and their eyes too turned wet. Around 2000 are lodged in Raipur Central Jail, out of which the number of hardened criminals is nearly 200, whereas there are over 1000 under-trials, if insiders of Jail Administration are to be believed.
A substantial group of investors has charged the complainant investors with precipitating the crisis and blamed them for bringing Wasankar Wealth Management into trouble. The group has extended its full support to Wasankar and asserted that promoters of Wasankar group will drive the company safely and back to its normalcy very shortly. They claimed that Wasankar group had delivered the best possible service to its members and reposed faith in the company which is passing through some disturbances.Going a step further, this group of investors has demanded action against original complainant Vivek Pathak and blamed him for the crisis. This was civil transaction, they claimed while alleging that Wasankar was implicated in the false criminal complaint. Demanding immediate quashing of FIR against Wasankar, his release and defreezing of his accounts, the investors claimed that Wasankar would pay back their dues. Because of this complaint, our life-long saving is in danger, claimed the complaint signed by more than 400 people. Cops clueless about Wasankar’s investment?
EoW have confirmed information about Wasankar had received crores of rupees black money from investors. However, the police are not getting substantial evidence about where the money was parked by Wasankar. A senior police officer said that Wasankar had shifted whole black money to unknown places. Though many theories are floated, but cops are in dark about investment made by Wasankar and whereabouts of the cash collected by him and transferred to safer place, outside the clutches of investigating and regulatory agencies.
Election Commission has appointed general observers for 3 Vidhan Sabha by-elections to be held in Madhya Pradesh on August 21. They will be present till counting on August 25. Rajiv Shankar of Indian Administrative Service has been appointed as general observer for Vidhan Sabha constituency number 92-Vijayraghavgarh in Katni district.His mobile numbers are 8435266144 and 9425389672. The mobile number of liaisoning officer of the general observer A K Mishra is 9479909756. Bihar State Administrative Service officer Chitranjan Kumar (mobile number 9472745001) has been appointed as general observer for Vidhan Sabha constituency number 94-Bahoriband in the same district. The mobile number of his liaisoning officer K S Bhadoria is 8815107007 and fax number of the general observer is 07622-221910. The commission has appointed IAS officer of Andhra Pradesh cadre P S Reddy general observer for Vidhan Sabha constituency number 166-Agar Malwa. His official mobile number is 08469244455, local mobile number 09425013441 and landline & fax number is 07362-260105.
Two unique cases have been done in Wockhardt hospital. In one case, a medical practioner donated kidney to an unknown person and another case is of unique cadaver transplant. A pathologist by profession, Dr KIshor Mohril has decided to donate kidney first to the needy patient with whom it matches. His wife Dr Lata too was with him. The Mohrils also discussed this idea with some of their doctor friends. "I told them to find out any such needy patient", but initially there was no expected response”. After a considerable search for a suitable recipient he found one in Neha, a resident of Shivajinagar, who was suffering from kidney failure. Dr Kishor's brother Kiran said "I was aware of his decision, but came to know about it only when Kishore telephoned me from the hospital", he said. Kiran has also pledged to donate his body to the medical college. 1st Successful Cadaver Kidney Transplant of the Region Performed at WockhardtWockhardt Hospitals. Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur did the first Cadaver Transplant first time in Central India. Both the kidneys of a18 years old deceased donor was transplanted to a 28 year old man and a 25 year old woman patient. The surgery was performed by expert team of Doctors at Wockhardt- Dr.Sanjay Kolte-Renal Transplant Surgeon, Dr.Sameer Choubey- Nephrologist, Dr.Sarita Joglekar -Anesthetist and others. K. Sujatha, Centre Head, Wockhardt Hospitals, said, "Approximately the number of transplants per year in India is in the range of 3,000-3,500, with barely 5% coming from the brain-dead.The annual requirement is about 150,000. Hence all efforts must be made to sensitize general public about organ transplant of a brain dead patient to save as many lives as possible”
During investigation, the EoW sleuths came across shocking violations by Wasankar wealth. He had rolled out demat account services with costliest rates. All major demat account players charge not more than 40 paisa for delivery. However, Wasankar used to charge Re 1 per for every Rs 100 transacted. It was costliest demat account service in the world, the sources confirmed. Total 3695 investors had opened demat account at Wasankar Wealth Management Ltd.
Wasankar and Choudhary to be produced in the court today
EoW will produce Prashant Wasankar and Abhijit Choudhary, Directors of Wasankar Wealth Management Ltd in the special court of MPID on Wednesday. Sources informed that EoW would demand custody for detailed investigation of the cases as Wasankar have not yet given information about all transactions. Cops are likely to interrogate two businessman of city for getting crores of rupees from Wasankar, sources confirmed.
“Blood cancers are based on genetic biomarkers. Some diseases are hereditary or non-hereditary too. Gene comes from fore-fathers. Some abnormal genes are not expressed in forefathers and they penetrate in the child giving full malignancy. In such cases, if such patients survive then we can take precautions so that it should not be carried away to the next generation,” said Dr P S Kadam Amare.
Bharatiya Janata Party State Vice-President Sachidanand Upasne while coming down heavily on CPCC President Bhupesh Baghel for criticizing Food Security Act and termed his allegations that ration card scam is bigger than the infamous ‘Fodder Scam’, as new ‘Nautanki’ of State Congress leaders and asked as to why these Congressmen were silent when the Congress led United Progressive Alliance government was directly indulged in Coalgate, CWG, 2G Spectrum etc scams worth lakhs of crores.Upasne said, Chhattisgarh was the first state in the country which had implemented Food Security Act for poor while the Congress led UPA government failed to do so although they were in government for a long time. Adding that the Congress party in Chhattisgarh which remains aloof and negligent from local issues Upasne said Congress which indulges in misleading and tell untruths to the people do not have the moral right to criticize the state government. Upasne further stated that the state government is canceling those cards which have been allocated extra to a family. It is also ensuring that actual beneficiary is not affected in the cancellation drive. Necessary guidelines has been issued to the officials to initiate impartial enquiry before cancellation of a ration card and do the same if required only after calling claims and objections. Congress which was issue less since last ten years, is now trying to cash from the rationalization of ration cards keeping in view the forth coming urban bodies election. Upasne said, State Government in spite of such baseless criticism will be successful in the implementation of a transparent Public Distribution System. He said for saving their mere existence, the Congress is shouting on issues like ration card, paddy bonus and increasing of paddy MSP. He said for ten years there was Congress rule and their former state President was Union Minister of State for Agriculture, let the Congress tell what steps were taken towards increasing the paddy MSP. Bharatiya Janata Party State General Secretary and Spokesperson Shivratan Sharma and Secretary and Spokesperson Sanjay Shrivastava said that criticizing of PDS and Food Security Scheme and threatening to go to court by CPCC President Bhupesh Baghel shows anti-poor mentality of Congress. He said by going to court the CPCC President wants to snatch food from the poor just to ensure good results in forthcoming urban body elections, which again is his distant dream. He said the Congress donot want the upliftment of poor, that is the reason why they are criticizing the Chhattisgarh PDS, which has received accolades from Supreme Court as well as none other than senior Union Ministers from erstwhile UPA government. Also many eminent economists had termed the scheme as worth following for other states. It is unfortunate that a scheme which is meant for the betterment of lakhs of poor families in Chhattisgarh, the CPCC President is trying to corner it into legal entangle.
THE division bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Justice Ajit Singh and Justice N K Gupta on Wednesday listed the case on August 20, for hearing related to illegal sale of liquor in the State. Counsel for the State Government contended before the court that all liquor license holders or vendors have been rightly selling liquor in Jabalpur and in surrounding districts including National Highways.He prayed before the court that this petition is unnecessary filed and has no relevance and appealed to the court to dismiss the petition. In previous hearing of the case, the division bench had asked the Principal Secretary, State Government of Madhya Pradesh, Principal Secretary, Home Department, Bhopal, Principal Secretary, Excise, Director General of Police, Bhopal, Excise Commissioner, Collector, Jabalpur and Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways of Union of India to file a detailed reply to the petition and tell what action has been taken over the issue in question pertaining to illegal sale of liquor in the State. Further, the court has observed that it is expected that during the pendency of writ petition, the State Government and respondents will take action and steps against illegal sale of liquor in the State. The petitioner filed this PIL through counsel Siddharth Seth, complaining that serious illegality are being committed by liquor license holders or vendors who are selling liquor (foreign and country) in most illegal manner through their shops in Jabalpur and surrounding districts including National Highways. It is submitted that all vendors and liquor shopkeepers are working under influence of a powerful and corrupt lobby of individuals and are operating under aegis of a syndicate, which is strictly prohibited under the law. In addition to the aforesaid by way of this writ petition the petitioner is also drawing attention of this court towards illegal operation of liquor shops on NH across the State which is contrary to set guidelines and orders passed by the Central Government. Not only these illegal liquor shops are evading huge revenue but at the same time they are responsible for enhanced crime rate in the society. By way of this writ petition the petitioners therefore pray for immediate attention to curb this menace by issuing necessary directions, corrective measures and monitoring of entire exercise in interest of justice. The petitioner prayed relief before the court to direct respondents to implement the order, notification issued by the Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways, Government of India, dated on December 1, 2011 and March 11, 2013 and court directed for closure of all liquor shops situated on National Highways and in all places where they are not scheduled and direct to respondents to check, probe and punish illegal licensed liquor vendors who are flouting all excise and other related laws, evading huge taxes and patronising criminal activities by operating as syndicate. The petitioner further prayed relief before the court to direct the respondents to submit a list of such vendors, aahata owners, owners of liquor bars and encroachers who have violated the provisions of the Excise Act and as to what action have the authorities taken so far and to direct the respondents to submit a list of all licensed vendors and places allotted to them, the complaints if any and details of action taken.
Senior Cabinet Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya has come down heavily on Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare for writing missive to RSS chief Dr Mohan Bhagwat questioning the RSS’ proposed convention in Bhopal. Vijayvargiya said that if Katare wants to understand the Sangh then he has to attend the Sangh’s Shaka in “Khaki knicker”.Vijayvargiya has expressed his reservations on his facebook post. Taking on Katare for writing missive to RSS chief, he said “Shrimaan Asatyadev Katare ne Aajkal Patra Likne ka Dhanda Shuru Kar Diya hain,”. Mincing no words in criticizing Katare, he said that Katare should have actually written letter to Sonia Gandhi on the absence of Ajay Singh in assembly session. He also said that when Katare had gone to meet President then why all Congress MLAs have not gone with him. Defending Sangh, he claimed that Sangh never interfere in working style of government.
Joint CP Sanjay Saxena told 'The Hitavada' that the police are on right track and no guilty person would be spared. As per the legal procedure, police have to submit chargesheet within 60 days after arrest of the accused. As the investigation of financial frauds take too much time 60 days are not enough to submit the chargesheet. Hence, police have arrested the accused after some time after registering of case so that basic paperwork is ready and their fradulent transactions are studied. "All accused in the Wasankar case will be arrested soon," the Joint CP assured.
State Congress Vice President Manak Agrawal has claimed that mining baron Sudhir Sharma had taken full benefit of delay in his arrest and he had ensured that less properties should be in his name. STF should take this matter seriously and see whether Sudhir Sharma is still handling the companies, which have come to fore during IT raid against him.
When ‘The Hitavada’ talked to Municipal Commissioner Shyam Wardhane said that NMC needed to get more realistic and hence the administration has been submitting a budget that was closer to reality. Asked about Standing Committee increasing the administration’s budget, Wardhane said, “We propose realistic budget, they propose optimistic budget.” On why NMC failed in achieving the budget figures at the end of financial year, the Municipal Commissioner said that several schemes or works are announced in a year and this created liabilities for the next year. As a result, the revenue in next year’s budget is consumed in clearing the liabilities and only attempts could be made to meet the demand for developmental works in current financial year.Supportive State Govt, tough decisions needed: Mayor
Mayor Prof Anil Sole, who knows NMC very well and has served in various capacities, felt that difference in actual result of a financial year and projections of administration as well as political leadership was on account of one simple reason – projections were only ‘estimates’ and not actually ‘budget’.The administration has to propose its estimates considering its constraints and Standing Committee has to consider the developmental needs and aspirations of the people, Sole said. Still, financial management could have been better if the State Government had been supportive, he added. According to him, State Government did not have proper analysis and understanding of the issues confronting the civic bodies. “On various occasions, State Government has taken decisions that would hamper revenue collection of NMC. The latest one being replacement of octroi with Local Body Tax. Since imposition of LBT, NMC’s finances have taken a hit,” he said. Sole, who is also MLC, said that expenditure component could be controlled and revenue could be increased if the administration did its bit. “At present, NMC’s administrative expenditure is 67 per cent. This needs to be curtailed, as this leaves very little for carrying out developmental works and meeting the aspirations of Nagpurians. Besides, rationalisation of taxes and concerted efforts of administration to realise the revenue are other steps that are needed to improve the situation,” he said. Also, he added, civic body will have to take some ‘tough and unpalatable’ decisions to restore financial discipline and put Nagpur on fast track of development in future.
A division bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Chief Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice Alok Aradhe on Wednesday fixed next date of hearing on August 11, 2014 in the matter related to concept of “super-built up area” as being contrary to the orders of the Supreme Court. State Government of on Wednesday in its prayer before the court asked to give a week’s time for submissions of report pertaining to the positive steps that will be taken by Stage Government. Thereafter, the division bench has fixed next date of hearing on August 11.Earlier, the division bench had continued the “stay order” on clause 2 of Market Value Guideline of District Bhopal through which the Collector had directed registration of multi-storeyed flats, apartments by including proportionate areas of the common areas, facilities and determining the stamp duty accordingly. The interim order came on the application for vacation of stay order dated 30th May 2013 moved by the State Government in the petition challenging determination of market value of flats, apartments in multi-storeyed buildings in the guidelines for year 2013-14 by “Neeraj Boolchandani and Muskan Memorial Trust”, which the challenged the very constitutionality of whole concept of “Super Built Up Area” as being contrary to the orders of the Supreme Court and contrary to the applicable rules. The trust had approached the High Court in the backdrop of provisions under the Market Value Guidelines, 2013 mandating that the market values of flats, apartments for any sale transaction shall be determined by including the market value of common areas like parking, open areas, gardens, stair cases, lobbies, etc. as contained under the Schedule to the guidelines. The trust pleaded in the petition that charging the common man of the common areas and services in any colony and making them compulsorily “sellable” was contrary to the directives of the Supreme Court, where it laid down that common amenities and facilities are “non-transferable” and cannot be sold by any builder, developer. The High Court had initially stayed the operation of guidelines on May 30, 2013. The State Government thereafter moved the vacation, removal of stay order quoting grounds of severe revenue losses and stamp duty to it. Counsel for the petitioner Siddharth Radhelal Gupta opposing the application contended that the authorities endowed with the powers of determination of market value severely exceeded their powers as nowhere under the parent act of Indian Stamp Act, 1899 or under the Market Value Guidelines Rules of 2000 has any power been conferred on the authorities no make any transaction saleable or transferable when it has been so declared contrary by the Supreme Court. Hearing on issue of lawyers’ shed at Collectorate on Aug 11
A division bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising Chief Justice A M Khanwilkar and Justice Alok Aradhe on Wednesday adjourned the case and fixed next date of hearing on August 11, in the matter related to removal of temporary shed in possession of the lawyers at Jabalpur Collectorate. In the previous hearing of the case related to space for Advocates in Collectorate premises, counsel for the State contended before the court that 3000 sq. ft. land was given for the advocates premises.Earlier, the division bench had heard petitioners’ (Advocates) seeking interim relief to provide an appropriate place in premises of Collectorate, so that, its members are able to work properly. The petitioners are also aggrieved with the sudden removal of their fixtures from the premises of Collectorate. The bench in its order had directed that after deliberations between the petitioners and the authorities representing the Collector, a settlement has been arrived at that the Collector would immediately provide land measuring approximately 500 sq. ft., so identified in the court to the Bar Association and thereafter, a plot measuring approximately 3000 sq. ft. by way of permanent arrangement. It is also expected that all the fixtures, which were removed from the premises of Collectorate would soon be returned to the respective advocates. The division bench has listed to the case for further order on July 21.
Meanwhile, State Government has claimed that Home Guards have performed commendable duty and rescued hundreds safely from overflowing rivers and canals across Chhattisgarh. Sources said that in coordination with district administration and local police force, Home Guards have successfully saved lives.Amongst some of the commendable stories includes rescue of 40-50 girl students from Girl’s Ashram located in village Pantora of Gariaband district when 4-5 feet high water level inundated the premises. Yet another marvelous story was when a motor-cyclist was rescued from a canal in village Gam near Pairi river. Similarly, two labourers were also rescued from brick kilns while they risked drowning in floods in villge Samodar, 14 kilometers from Arang in Raipur district. Another case was when two pickup drivers were rescued while they screamed for help as their vehicles shut down in middle of bridge due to rising water levels while crossing over Kolhan canal on Raipur BalodaBazaar route. Home Guards arranged ropes and searchlights to carry out their rescue. A rescue squad of Home Guards rescued 31 people including women, elderly and children from flooded village Khaira in Rajnandgaon district. Home Guards deployed two motor boats in Chandrapur and Shiurinarayan areas of Janjgir-Champa district to carry out rescue attempt. One of the motor boat has also been deployed in Bilaspur district while work was ongoing till the filing of the report in private farmhouse of rescue of 100 people in village Mudra, six kilometers from Abhanpur in Raipur district. 11 rurals were also rescued from flooded parts of Geeram Chicha in Durg district.
Heavy to very heavy rains have wrecked havoc in many parts of Madhya Pradesh in last twenty-four hours. Burhanpur was the worst-affected town as it received maximum rainfall in State in past twenty-four hours. It has also rained heavily in other parts including Betul, Khandwa, Atner, Nepanagar, etc. Some casualties have been reported due to heavy rain. Weather Department has forecast heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in isolated parts of Bhopal, Ujjain, Gwalior, Chambal, Hoshangabad and Indore divisions in next twenty-four hours.Burhanpur administration said that city was battered by heavy rains, which led to flooding of local Tapti river. Flood water of the river entered low-lying areas and as many as 1,154 people were rescued and shifted to safer places. Water was flowing over three bridges, cutting off traffic from both ends. One village was said to be besieged by rainwater. High alert has been sounded and administration is keeping close watch on the situation. It is learnt that a woman was washed away in a flooded nullah in Betul district but there was no official confirmation in this regard. With this, two persons have died in Betul. Machna river is overflowing in Betul and Bhopal Betul road has been disconnected. Sources said that a minor girl died after a house collapsed in Tikamgarh district. State flood control room said rains have been more than normal in 21 districts, one district has recorded normal rainfall and 26 districts have received less rainfall. Meanwhile, Bhind and Morena are two districts, which have recorded scanty rainfall so far. Weather Department said monsoon system was over Hoshangabad and its impact was going to be in maximum parts of State. Bhopal may receive few spells of heavy rainfall in next twenty-four hours. Rainfall activities would be centred on western parts, especially, the Nimad region and rains in north east parts would be normal. Heavy rains have also created havoc in some other parts including Balaghat, Pandhana, Khandwa, Multai, etc. State Government is closely monitoring the situation. If the Weather Department is to be believed, further spells of rains are going to bridge the gap between less and normal rainfall in State.
Although rains stopped on Wednesday after three days of intense lashing, the high velocity winds uprooted 46 trees across Orange City. The city’s green cover suffered damage as most of the trees which were almost on breaking point toppled over disrupting traffic at many points on Wednesday. High velocity wind was an aftereffect of depression that weakened into low pressure area. The rains stopped giving relief to the citizens who were harried a lot. But the incessant rains over last three days has set in chill and people were uncomfortable and would take some time to settle. However, on Wednesday the winds caused damage to tree while 46 came crashing down in as many areas.Water-logging occurred near LIC Square due to stagnation of water. Fully -grown trees got uprooted at various places including in front of Alankar Talkies, near Ajni PRS, at Empire Point (Kingsway) that blocked the traffic for several hours. The Fire and Emergency staff of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) was on its toes attending calls of about devastation in various areas. Meanwhile, had the rains not stopped on Wednesday, Gorewada dam would have started over flowing as the water level had almost reached the danger mark -- 315.65 metres. By the evening, storage level of the dam was 315.22 metres. Mayor Anil Sole and Municipal Commissioner Shyam Wardhane inspected the position at Gorewada. The officials were directed to alert the people residing on banks of Pili river to remain alert since excess water from Gorewada dam is being released into it. Chairman of Water Works Committee Sudhakar Kohale, Chairman of Health Committee Ramesh Shingare, corporator Bhushan Shingne, Executive Engineer R D Jadhav, Deputy Enigneer Deepak Chitnis, Production Manager, Orange City Works, Praveen Sharan other officials were also present during the inspection visit. Heavy rains claim ailing child’s life
Heavy rains during last three days claimed life of an ailing toddler. The child, Ghanshyam Kallu Bhuia (just 18-month-old) was not keeping well for last two days. Bhuia family was residing in MIHAN area where M/s Shapoorji & Pallonji, a construction major is executing some big ticket works. Owing to continuous rains, his parents could not take him to doctor as the area was not accessible. On Wednesday, when rains stopped, parents of the ill child took him to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.
There is no let up in dengue menace in the city and continuously, dengue patients have been found in different areas. With three more dengue patients on Saturday, the figure reached 41 in 21 days, creating panic among public. Narottam Mishra, Health Minister, has on Friday, sounded high alert on dengue in State and asked the health officers to ensure timely and proper treatment of dengue patients.Two dengue suspects’ blood sample tested positive at district JP hospital while one blood sample tested positive at Malaria office. The anti-larvae survey in city’s dengue and malaria prone areas has almost stopped. District Malaria Officer (DMO), as had been stated earlier, is waiting for dengue patients, to start survey and spraying pesticides, killing the dengue larvae. It is the reason the he has not yet started the survey or taking up pesticides spray work in many areas. Dengue patients were repeatedly found at South TT Nagar area, where the malaria officer had surveyed and sprayed pesticides, raising a question mark on the pesticides survey.Despite repeated calls, Dr K V Vajpayee did not lift his cellphone to give information about dengue patients. When contacted, Dr Pankaj Shukla, Chief Medical & Health Officer (CMHO), confirmed three more dengue patients’ blood test tested positive. Total number of dengue patients, according to him, is 41. Two samples tested positive at JP Hospital and one at Malaria office.
It has been found that some of the colleges are running Application Receipt Centres (ARCs) from the places in the city instead of the college venue. When it was brought to the notice of Joint Director (Technical Education) Gulabrao Thakre have issued letters to all ARCs explaining them the concept with a warning anybody found running ARCs from outside, the action would be taken against them.Beware! Students should not provide password
At most of the ARCs they ask for the password to students. Student with full trust or not aware of gimmick hand over the same. That ARC register the password and give first option for that college where the ARC is running. As per the new rule of admission, in first round, first option is mandatory for students. They have to take admission if they click for first option and they get the same. So students should not give passward and ID to anybody, appealed Joint Director Technical Education, Nagpur Divisiona G R Thakare.
The tiff between Minister of State for Energy Rajendra Mulak and Congress’ city chief Vikas Thakre became quite visible during the Congress meet as both took jibes at each other, making clear their intentions to contest as Congress candidate from West Nagpur segment of Assembly.In his speech, Mulak came down heavily on BJP over ‘misrule’ in Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) and asked Vikas Thakre, who is Leader of Opposition in NMC, to corner BJP. The workers treated this as an indirect advice to Vikas Thakre to remain in NMC and not to stake claim for Congress ticket from West Nagpur segment. Vikas Thakre hit back and publicly appealed MPCC chief Manikrao Thakre to field only the ‘local candidate’ from the segment. “West Nagpur was once a citadel of Congress, but the party lost the seat after fielding a candidate from Rural Nagpur. Party workers are working hard to regain the seat for Congress, but if a high-profile candidate is imposed on them, BJP will retain the seat,” he said without naming Mulak. Many party workers also said that it was Vikas Thakre who had convinced Gwalbanshi brothers to join Congress party in presence of MPCC chief. Vikas Thakre also asked MPCC chief that it would be injustice to loyal party worker if the ticket from West Nagpur segment was given to some ‘leader from Rural Nagpur’. Rane stays with Cong: Thakre
In his brief interaction with the reporters, Manikrao Thakre said that Industries Minister Narayan Rane -- who has announced to resign from Congress-led Government in State -- would stay with the party. “We are trying to pacify Rane. Senior national and state leaders of the party have spoken to him after his public announcement of resignation,” said Thakre.On seven corporators of Congress from Thane city joining Shiv Sena, MPCC chief said that they switched over only for their ‘personel gains’.
Congress staged walk out in Assembly over the incident in which a man had barged into the house of woman Congress leader during night hours in the intervening night of June 25 and June 26, in Sheopur. The issue was raised during zero hour by Congress MLA Ramnivas Rawat. Rawat claimed that person had barged into the house with bad intentions. When Rawat named the person, ruling party took strong objection by saying that investigation is going on into the incident. Speaker directed to expunge the name of the person by saying that no allegation could be levelled against anyone during the course of investigation. For a while, house plunged into the din. Amid chaos, Leader of Opposition Satyadev Katare wanted to know from Speaker that when the matter would be taken for discussion today but Speaker moved towards call attention. Getting unsatisfactory reply, Opposition staged walk out.
Meanwhile, in a major respite to former Guardian Minister Satish Chaturvedi, who was under fire over allotment of ULC land to his educational institution, the High Court had quashed the order of District Collector dated March 18, 2011, by which the allotment was cancelled and parties have been directed to maintain status-quo. Infact, allotment of 65 acres of land at Wadadhamna by ULC authority to Chaturvedi’s institution had triggered the entire ULC controversy leading to a historic order passed by High Court directing State Government not to allot any ULC land to any individual or institution without its permission. Then MHADA Chairman Sunil Shinde had moved the High Court against transfer of land from MHADA to Chaturvedi’s institution and High Court had stayed the allotment.Challenging the order of Collector cancelling allotment of land in its favour under Section 23 of the Urban Land (Ceiling and Regulation) Act, 1976, the petitioner institution Lokmanya Tilak Jankalyan Shikshan Sanstha claimed that after ULC was repealed on November 29, 2007, such a power to cancel allotment could not have been exercised after said date. The land was allotted on January 1, 2004 and respondent authority made a demand of Rs 12.40 lakh and on January 3, the amount was paid and letter of allotment was issued on January 7. Petitioner-institution claimed that it was in possession of said land since January 9, 2004. First show cause notice for alleged breach and violation was issued on September 16, 2008, after ULC was repealed. The Collector instead of acting independently as quasi judicial authority, mechanically obeyed the directions of the State Government, it was contended. Justifying cancellation, the State Government claimed that since land was not put to particular use, allotment was cancelled as per rules. Collector acted in furtherance of the decision taken by Cabinet sub committee on July 2, 2010. In show cause notice, it was alleged that the petitioner had violated terms and conditions of the allotment. A division bench consisting of Justice Bhushan Dharmadhikari and Justice C V Bhadang while partly allowing the petition pointed out that authorities did not place on record any clear document regulating such land allotment by any other law and prima-facie power under Section 23 (3) of the ULC Act was not available after November 29, 2007. In this situation, in present facts, question whether the petitioner has failed to put the land to use for which it was allotted needed to be answered by the Collector and we find that Collector has only implement the orders of the State Government and has not considered all material facts before arriving at the conclusion, the High Court noted. The Collector has been directed to take a fresh decision in relation to show cause notice in accordance with law within a period of three months. Adv S K Mishra appeared for the petitioner. AGP Anand Fulzele represented respondent authorities.
Though the government has adopted a recommendation of the high-level committee, there are several other recommendations on which some measures are yet to be taken. This inaction leaves one wondering if the government really wants to ‘curb’ unauthorised constructions or leave scotfree the builders and developers who have violated the laws and norms.For instance, the committee had recommended in clear terms to regularise unauthorised constructions dating back to period prior to January 31, 2013 in rural areas in the vicinity of major cities. But, no final decision has been taken in this regard. As a result, the builders and developers who violated the norms and laws and sold such troubled properties to innocent investors nurturing the dream of their own home/flat, are out of the trouble and investors are still waiting for the government to protect their investment of a lifetime. In case of such constructions after the said cut-off date, it was proposed to adopt a policy of ‘zero tolerance for unauthorised construction’. Under this policy, unauthorised constructions were to be demolished. It was proposed to constitute district and sub-division level committees to inspect and monitor constructions in rural areas to ensure that there was no violation of norms and laws. For the first two years, the recommendations regarding constitution of committees for control of unauthorised constructions were to be implemented in Nagpur, Amravati, Pune, Thane, Nashik, and Aurangabad. After studying their effectiveness, these recommendations were to be implemented in other districts. However, nothing visible has been done in this regard till date. In most cases, Gram Panchayats gave permission for multi-storeyed structures though it was not in their powers. Considering this, the committee had recommended to lodge FIR against Sarpanch, Deputy Sarpanch, members of Gram Panchayat who granted protection/permission to unauthorised constructions in respective areas. Nothing has been done so far in concrete terms. The committee had also recommended repeal of Maharashtra Prevention of Fragmentation and Consolidation of Holdings Act and changes to various other laws including Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act. So far, the Government only released the draft of MRTP Act and invited suggestions/objections on the same. The most challenging task for the Government is in regulating unauthorised constructions in rural areas in the vicinity of cities other than the major ones. For the purpose, it needs to sanction regional development plans so that development is executed in a planned and authorised manner. Since 45 years, of a total 35 districts in State, 11 do not have regional development plan at all. These 11 districts include Wardha, Bhandara, Gondia, Yavatmal, and Buldhana from Vidarbha region.
CONDEMNING Deolapar Police for not taking timely action last night after Dhanesh Gupta had lodged a complaint against the members of Yadav family, residents demanded high-level inquiry into the incident.Some residents told ‘The Hitavada’ that police bashed up the members of the bereaved family, including brother of deceased Rupesh Gupta, during rasta roko agitation. ZP member (Karwahi Circle) Shanta Kumre, who had gone to console the bereaved family, was also injured in the police lathi-charge. Traffic on NH 7 affected for 4 hrs
VEHICULAR traffic on the National Highway No 7 came to a grinding halt for more than four hours following violence and arson at Pauni, Chorbauli and Deolapar. Some villagers were injured when police used force to disperse the violent mob. It is learnt that some policemen also suffered injuries during stone-pelting by the residents. Nagpur (Rural) Police have detained some persons for indulging in riots. Till late night, Deolapar Police were yet to get any clue about the whereabouts of the killers.
As crisis in the Congress deepens over formation of new executive committee of Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committee, senior leaders are camping in New Delhi for a berth in the new panel. Former MLA from Rajim, Amitesh Shukla is also making a strong claim for position in the body. Chhattisgarh, once forte of the Congress has been decimated by Bharatiya Janata Party on the recent elections. Top leaders lost their seats including Amitesh Shukla due in-fight in the party. Amitesh lost to BJP candidate Santosh Upadhya by a narrow margin.“Once again factionalism has surfaced among the leaders over the formation of new executive body to weaken the claim of Shukla family members,” said Amitesh. He alleged that after the demises of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Pandit Shyamacharan Shukla (2007) and his brother former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Vidiyacharan Shukla in 2013, the party leaders are making all efforts to keep him away from the political scenario. It may be mentioned that Amitesh has served as vice-president of party during undivided Madhya Pradesh and later he was elected from his father’s constituency Rajim, in Raipur from a Congress ticket during the 1998 Assembly elections. After the formation of a separate Chhattisgarh state under Ajit Jogi government Amitesh Shukla was minister for Panchayat and Social Welfare. During, 2002 Assembly session he was the only minister to receive accolades from the Leader of Opposition Nand Kumar Sai for regularly inspecting the roads and taking action against the officials found responsible for laying poor roads under the PMGSY. Meanwhile, it seems that after losing the assembly election, Amitesh Shukla is keen for a berth in the CPCC. Cong Legislative Party to meet on July 20 to strategize for assembly session
With Chhattisgarh assembly session set to start from July 21, crucial meeting of Congress Legislative Party (CLP) has been convened on July 20 itself. The CLP meet has been organized in a private hotel. State Congress President Bhupesh Baghel, who is also Patan MLA, and CLP leader TS Singhdeo would preside over the meeting. The prominent agenda of the meeting is to evolve strategy for assembly session. It need be mentioned that CLP leader TS Singhdeo had taken strong objection to state government not consulting the opposition leaders before finalizing the session. He had also registered his protest that monsoon session of Chhattisgarh assembly is consistently being kept short despite the fact that Congress wants to raise many crucial issues including ration card verification drive.
A representative association of paramedical technicians called Paramedical Technician Sangh (PTS) said that its members will seek the permission from Chief Minister Dr Raman Singh that they may be allowed to end their lives. PTS will meet Dr Singh in Jandarshan programme on Thursday, said PTS President Dr Naresh Sahu. It may be mentioned that the association claims to have met the state Chief Minister more than 68 times in the ‘Jandarshan’, but got only assurances over the demand of service recruitment rules. Paramedical technician course was started way back in 2001, but even till today state government has not made any service recruitment rules for these technicians. If the permission is not granted then the members will attempt self immolation at the venue of Jandarshan, Sahu said, adding he will lead the PTS delegation in the move.
Revenue Minister Rampal Singh assured of probe within three months into the case related to purchase of tribal land by land mafia at cheap rates in Jabalpur district. MLA Sushil Kumar Tiwari had raised the issue through call attention motion and claimed that through the help of administrative officers, land mafia had purchased land of tribals at a cheap rate of Rs 80,000 to Rs 90,000 per acre. In reality, the price of land is Rs 40 lakh to Rs 45 lakh per acre. From last one and half years, land mafia are doing the process of purchasing around 800 acre to 900 acre land of tribals.
RANJHI police have apprehended driver of crane for accidental death of a labourer while working at Central Ordnance Depot (COD) area. The accused has been identified as Madan Kacchi, working as driver. Labourer Bahadur Paraste (20), a resident of Shahpura village in Dindori, was crushed to death while working at Central Ordnance Depot (COD) due to falling of a barrel on him, on July 12.Witnessing the incident, all the labourers and officers working on the spot rushed the injured to hospital where he was declared brought dead by doctors in primary check-up due to profuse bleeding. Learning about the incident, a team of Ranjhi police reached the spot and sent the body for post-mortem. Police have registered a case against the accused under Section 304 (A) of the IPC and started investigation into the case to ascertain reason of accident. Investigating the case, police found that the incident took place due to mistake of crane driver Madan Kacchi and apprehended him for further investigation into the case. Wanted criminal held, bomb seized
GORA Bazaar police succeeded in apprehending a wanted criminal in several crime cases and seized a country-made bomb from him. The accused was externed from the district limits. The accused has been identified as Prem alias Anmol Malik, son of Rambharose Malik, a resident of Hanuman Mandir in Bilahari area. According to police, they received information about a wanted criminal who was sighted near Cantonment area.Taking prompt action on the information, a police team reached the area and started rigorous search for identified man. Continuing the search, police team succeeded in trapping the accused when he was riding a motorcycle (MP-22F-3776) near Bank of Maharashtra. During search, police team recovered a country-made bomb. Police have apprehended the accused and registered a case against him under Section 5 of the Explosives Act and Section 188 of the IPC for violating norms of Section 14 of Madhya Pradesh State Security Act. It may be mentioned that taking a serious note on increasing criminal activity of Prem Malik, he was externed from the district limits. Man held while selling mauser
BUS Stand police trapped a man when he was trying to sell a mauser near Rain Basera area and seized a country-made mauser from him. The accused has been identified as Scahin alias Changu Choudhary (23), son of Dilip Choudhary, a resident of Choudhary Mohalla, Rampur Gorakhpur area. According to police, they received information that a suspected man was sighted near Bus Stand area. Acting promptly on the information, a police team reached the spot and detained a suspected man. During search, police team recovered a country-made mauser from him. Police have registered a case against the accused under sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act while further investigations are underway.
MANIT would release the first list of eligible candidates for admission to engineering courses on Monday. After the list, candidates will be given three days to confirm their admission. Institute is offering admission to the candidates having eligible rank in JEE-Main conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Last date of choice filling for candidates was Saturday midnight. Second round of admission will be started from July 19.