Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Mr. Thakur earlier received a guard of honour at the Raj Bhavan. Talking to reporters before leaving to the airport, Thakur said he had a good time in Karnataka, and was leaving with a heavy heart. He said Karnataka has developed a lot over the years, and hoped it will strive hard to bring overall development.
Thanking the CM and people for the cooperation received from them during his tenure here, he said: "It was, indeed, a good experience and exposure to elevate my intellectual standard,'' he said.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
State Home Minister V S Acharya on Monday welcomed the Centre’s decision to ban the CPI (Maoist), declaring ait as a terrorist organisation, reports DHNS from Bangalore.
“We welcome the Centre’s move. It will help the State to book cases against those involved in Naxalism under the Unlawful Activities Act. The Centre should have done it long ago,” he said. Acharya said the State Government would not only announce a package to rehabilitate surrendered Naxals but also come up with a development blueprint for the Maoist-affected regions of the state.Acharya told reporters that his government was in the process of finalising details of the package, which would end nearly two-decade-old Naxal menace in the State. He, however, refused to divulge details.The government wants to bring those involved in Naxal activities in to the mainstream and completely root out the menace from the State. “So far, the results have been very encouraging. Some of them (Naxalites) have already come forward to surrender,” he said.Asked whether the government would initiate legal proceedings against those who surrender, Acharya said he did not want to reveal any details about the package in the State’s interest. “We are on the verge of ending the Naxal movement and we are confident at this stage that it will be ended,” he added.Naxalism started in 1992 with the Appiko movement. Many members of the then Karnataka Vimochana Sangha turned into Naxalites. But unlike other Naxal-affected States, the movement did not get the peoples’ support. Karnakata was not in the list of seven Naxal-affected states, he said. (Deccan Herald)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Terrorism is the toughest challenge before the police, says the Minister
MYSORE: Home Minister V.S. Acharya on Thursday advised police personnel to adopt new technologies to detect cyber and white-collar crimes which are posing a major challenge to the force. “The police need to be equipped with skills on using state-of-the-art technologies to probe cyber crimes,” the Minister said. Reiterating the Government’s resolve to modernise the police force, Mr. Acharya called upon newly recruited police officers to make use of technology and also encourage other officials to follow suit.
Addressing the 28th batch of 13 gazetted probationers, including five women probationers, who successfully passed out from the Karnataka Police Academy (KPA) here after completing an yearlong training, the Minister said terrorism was the toughest challenge before the police.
Of the 13 gazetted probationers, 11 are deputy superintendents of police (DySPs) and two are deputy superintendents of excise (DySEs).
Referring to rise in the incidences of communal disturbances, Mr. Acharya urged the officers to establish committees at police station-level in their jurisdiction for maintaining communal harmony. Rise in crime against women and children had become a matter of grave concern which police officers should address on priority, he said. Special attention should be given to protection of minorities and Dalits.
Mr. Acharya also asked the officers to focus on intelligence network. “Keep your eyes and ears open. You have big responsibility on your shoulders,” he said. The Minister also urged the officers to be law abiding and serve society and nation selflessly without giving room for any complaint. He promised to discuss the proposal on increasing allowances for officers of the Karnataka Police Academy with Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa.
In his address, Director-General and Inspector-General of Police Ajai Kumar Singh said that it was the most memorable day for the probationers and advised them to remember the oath administered to them throughout their life.
“You are starting a new chapter in your life... Be sensitive towards common people, especially those from the weaker sections, otherwise it will not serve the purpose being in the police force,” he said. Mr. Singh urged the officers to lead a clean, disciplined and honest life.
Additional Director-General of Police (Recruitment and Training) S.T. Ramesh wished a bright career to the probationers. KPA Director A.M. Prasad said the objective of one-year training was to transform the police from “power-oriented force” to “service oriented”. Senior police officers of the State attended the function. Family members of the gazetted probationers witnessed the passing-out parade.
was commercial manager at a private bank that allowed her to operate out of plush chambers. But that was not what she wanted. Aspiring to make it to civil services, she was studying when she bagged a job with the Karnataka Police. On Thursday as she passed out with 12 other DySP probationers from the premier Karnataka Police Academy(KPA), the 28-year-old's passion for adventurous life was revealed. The sportsperson, Anitha has stood first in both rifle and revolver shootings during the 52-week training, first by woman trainee in recent years. Herein hangs a tale: Since her college days, Anitha has had a flair for an adventurous lifestyle and has represented Karnataka in Republic Day parade. She has won accolades for her shooting skills during her NCC days, a gift that fetched her top honours at the passing out parade. Daughter of Bheemappa and Kumkuma Devi from Dharwad district, Anitha quit her lucrative job to join as DySP with the Karnataka police. She wanted to be a civil servant but her passion was always adventure, Bheepamma, a retired executive engineer, explained without being surprised at her daughter's achievement. Anitha's parents and her close relatives were there to witness the event as home minister V S Acharya presented her with the trophies. Anitha's colleague S L Channabasavanna too has a story. He was serving as commercial tax officer, a job that is not as demanding as the cop. Still, he put in his papers and joined the police as DySP. Interestingly, of the 13 gazette probationers, four are engineers, two have post graduation to their credit and another is a veterinary science graduate. Of the 13, two are excise DySPs including Moses Samuel, who is an engineer. After they took the oath of policing, DGP Ajai Kumar Singh told them to understand it and follow it. "Always be people-oriented'', he told them. Acharya asked them to maintain dignity and gave them a pep talk in policing. "Terrorism is a major challenge now and you are the one who will be leading from the front in the fight against it'', he said. Communalism, attacks on socially and physically weak communities are the other challenges that the minister referred to when he asked them to follow the law. ADGP (recruitment and training) S T Ramesh, KPA director Ashit Mohan Prasad and deputy director Rajendra Prasad spoke.
Karnataka Police Academy
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
ಉಡುಪಿ; ಜೂ,15. ಮಣಿಪಾಲದ ಮಾಧವ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಣಿಪಾಲ ವಿಶ್ವ ವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ ಮತ್ತು ಅರ್ಚನಾ ಟ್ರಸ್ಟ್ ಜ೦ಟಿ ಆಶ್ರಯದಲ್ಲಿ ನಿರ್ಮಿಸಲಾದ ವಿಶೇಷ ವಯಸ್ಕ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ವಸತಿ ನಿಲಯ ‘ಆಸರೆ’ ಇದರ ಉದ್ಘಾಟನೆಯು ಸೋಮವಾರ (ಇ೦ದು) ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ಉಡುಪಿಯ ಪೇಜಾವರ ಮಠದ ಕಿರಿಯ ಯತಿಗಳಾದ ಶ್ರೀಶ್ರೀ ವಿಶ್ವಪ್ರಸನ್ನ ಸ್ವಾಮಿಜಿಯವರು ನೆರವೇರಿಸಿದರು. (GulfKannadiga) / Click here for TOI report
Photos by Janardan Kodavoor
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Monday, June 8, 2009
Udupi: 10,000-km-long roads to be upgraded in State: Udupi June 7: Home Minister V.S. Acharya said on Saturday that the Government had decided to upgrade 10,000-km-long roads in the State. He was speaking at the “janaspandana”, mass contact programme of Udupi hobli at Tenkanidiyur here. Dr. Acharya said that the roads to be upgraded included State Highways, Zilla Panchayat Roads and rural roads. The Government had implemented 80 per cent of the promises made in the budget. As many as 100 permanent unaided private colleges would start functioning in the State this year, he said. The Government had earmarked Rs. 15 crore for the development of city municipal councils (CMC) and Rs. 10 crore for the development of town municipal councils. “The Government has provided Rs. 30 crore for Udupi CMC alone,” he said.
He directed the officials to formulate plans for prevention of floods in Udupi district as monsoon had set in. They should prepare proposals for the next year’s budget as well, Dr. Acharya said.
MLA Raghupati Bhat urged the Government to ensure distribution of below poverty line (BPL) ration cards to 7,000 poor families in the district. The Cabinet sub-committee set up by the State Government should consider making Brahmavar and Byndoor in Udupi district as taluk headquarters, he said. Dr. Acharya distributed certificates and bonds to beneficiaries of various schemes.(The Hindu)
Udupi: Home Guards need more facilities - Acharya
Kollur, June 7: Karnataka Home Minister V S Acharya today opined that Home Guards serving the people in all government activities be provided with facilities on par with the state police. Delivering the valedictory address at the one-day state reorientation workshop of the Officers of Home Guards at the temple town here, he said the Home Guards, like the state police were eligible for accident and other benefits. He assured that he would discuss this issue with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa soon. He also complimented the Home Guards unit in the state for rendering remarkable service during the recent Lok Sabha election. Director General of Police, Home Guards Jija Madhavan Hari Singh, in his address called upon the Home Guards to make use of the vehicle training programme taken up by the department. (Mangalorean)
Sunday, June 7, 2009
ಅವರು ಶನಿವಾರದ೦ದು ಉಡುಪಿ ಸಮೀಪದ ಕೊಡವೂರು ಶ್ರೀಶ೦ಕರ ನಾರಯಾಣ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಪರಿಷತ್ತು ಇದರ ಆಶ್ರಯದಲ್ಲಿ ನಡೆಸಲಾದ ತಾಲೂಕು ಕನ್ನಡ ಸಾಹಿತ್ಯ ಸಮ್ಮೇಳನ ಉದ್ಟಾಟನೆಯನ್ನು ನೆರವೇರಿಸಿ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದರು.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
State on alert The government has sounded a red alert based on inputs from the Centre that three armed LeT men have infiltrated into neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. "We received information from the Centre on Thursday morning. The department has asked all police stations to be on their toes,'' Acharya said. The North-East insurgents arrested in Bangalore will be handed over to the Assam police, he added. (TOI)
Friday, June 5, 2009
=The media's improper reporting of sex crimes had led to a phenomenon of ''sexual adversity''
=It is worrying that society was being subject to daily news reports of sexual violence, as if it were a common occurrence.
=''The journalists may feel they are doing their job well, reporting fast and intensely. But they forget that it may destroy the victims' dignity,''
=''We're in a society where humans are commercial goods. Humans make news. And yet we don't care what happens after the news is published,''
=''If we continue to accept that into our culture, sexual adversity will never end.''
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
A delegation led by Mr Yeddyurappa also called on Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee and several other ministers and discussed various proposals pending with the centre for long time.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಲಿಯಲು /ವಿದ್ಯಾಭ್ಯಾಸಕ್ಕೆ ಹೋದ ಭಾರತೀಯರ ಮೇಲೆ ಹಲ್ಲೆ ನಡೆಯುವಾಗ ನಮ್ಮ "ಮಾನವ ಹಕ್ಕು" ಪ್ರತಿಪಾದಕರು ಎಲ್ಲಿದ್ದಾರೆ?
ಎಲ್ಲಿಂದಲೋ ಬಂದು ಸತ್ಯ ಶೋಧನೆ ಮಾಡುವ / ಪಬ್ ಭರೋ ಎನ್ನುವ ರೇಣುಕ ಚೌಧರಿ ತನ್ನ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಮೇಲೆ ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಹಲ್ಲೆ ಆಗುವಾಗ ಏಕೆ ಬಾಯಿ ಮುಚ್ಚಿ ಕುಳಿತಿದ್ದಾರೆ?