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Bangalore: Justice Kuranga to be New Lokayukta?


Bangalore, Nov 11: Ever since Justice Shivraj Patil resigned as the Karnataka Lokayukta, several names have been doing the rounds to take over the mantle, but the coveted post remains vacant.

Justice S R Bannurmath's name had been recommended by the government, and media reports suggested that he was almost certain to be appointed, but the governor is said to have dismissed his name over some allegations over illegal land allotments. However, the governor later said that he had not rejected his nomination but only asked the government to recommend another name.

Jairam Ramesh visits Maoist-affected Bastar region

Raipur, Nov 10 (IANS) Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Thursday visited Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, a Maoist hotbed since late 1980s, and held a meeting with officials on pushing development.

The minister reportedly told the officials that his department was determined to provide increased funds for construction of roads in the region, which has witnessed a string of deadly Maoists attacks in recent years.

International cycle tourist Heeralal Yadav visits Durg

IT Is indeed a matter of grate pleasure that international cycle tourist Heeralal Yadav is in Durg. he is dedicated to propagate the message of brethren to the soldiers posted on the border and vice versa. Apart from this Heeralal, a resident of Mumbai now, has travelled 70,000km in India and abroad on a cycle without seat to promote other significant social issues like female foeticide, addiction eradication, unite India for goodwill, Planting of tree under environment awareness etc.

Child Rights Index shows Karnataka safest for kids

Going by the Child Rights Index (CRI) released by NGO Haq, it appears Karnataka is the best state for children to live in. The state has the least number of cases of crime against children, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Rajasthan.

Crimes against children included infanticide, murder, rape, kidnapping and abduction, foeticide, abetment of suicide, exposure and abandonment, buying and selling of minor girls for prostitution and child marriage.

Stone Age tools found in Dantewada, Bastar caves

The quality of the findings, according to the scientists, suggests that these caves could be as important as the rock paintings in the caves of Bhimbetka, Madhya Pradesh—a UNESCO Heritage site dating back to 30,000 years ago
New Delhi: Archeology could give the poverty- and strife-torn districts of Bastar and Dantewada in Chhattisgarh an image makeover. A team of scientists largely from the Anthropological Survey of India has unearthed a trove of Stone Age tools from caves in these districts that offer evidence of human habitation in the region some 50,000 years ago.

Juvenile jailbreak exposes flaws in Chhattisgarh's children homes

DURG, CHHATTISGARH: They pointed daggers at the staff, took the keys, turned the padlock to freedom. A week after 26 boys escaped into the night from Chhattisgarh's only home for boy convicts, outside the city of Durg, 14 have been traced, while 12 are still missing.

The juvenile jailbreak of November 1 has not surprised those familiar with the flux in Chhattisgarh's system to administer children who have landed in government homes, either since they have been abandoned, or have gone against the law.

TCS selects 167 students during campus selection at RECT

167 Students of Rungta College of Engineering and Technology (RCET), Kohka Bhilai, managed by Santosh Rungta Group of Bhilai have been selected by the well-know IT Company Tata Consultancy Services(TCS). In this campus selection Conducted by TCS 45.38% students from RCET were selected by the company.
The campus selection was held in three round online test, technical round and HR round. In online test 343 students appeared in which 245 students cleared the online test while on the basis of merit 25 students were directly selected for the technical round.

New company constituted for running 100 city buses

A new company has been constituted for running another 100 city buses in the Raipur capital. The company has been named Raipur Municipal Corporation Transportation Ltd. Mayor Kiranmoyee Nayak has been made the Chairperson while RMC Commissioner Rajesh Sukumar Toppo has been made its Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. Additional Commissioner Taran Prakash Sinha, Deputy Commissioner S K Sundrani, Corporators Rakesh Dhotre and Manoj Kandoi have been made Directors.

Two eve-teasers punished in public

Sending a strong signal to eve-teasers that they will not be spared at any cost, the Gunj Police on Tuesday Punisshed two youths amid full public glare after they were caught red-handed while passing objectionable comments on a girl, here at Guru Nanak Chowk.

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