QBengaluru: Karnataka Gets its First Woman Police Chief & More
Neelamani N Raju was chosen to be Karnataka’s first woman Director General and Inspector General of Police.
1. Neelamani N Raju Is Karnataka's First Woman Police Chief
Neelmani N Raju is Karnataka’s first woman Director General and Inspector General of Police. She will take over from Rupak Kumar Dutta, who is retiring from service.
The state government issued the orders on Tuesday afternoon, putting to end speculation on who the next DG & IGP would be. Three IPS officials were in the race for the post, including Raju, DGP of the Criminal Investigation Department H.C. Kishore Chandra and DGP of Anti Corruption Bureau MN Reddi.
According to a communiqué, Kishore Chandra has been appointed as the chairman and managing director of the Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation in the existing vacancy. MN Reddi has been posted as Commandant General, Home Guards, E/o Director, Civil Defence and Director of Fire Force.
(Source: The Hindu)
2. Kannada Film Actor Upendra Unveils Name of His New Political Outfit
Kannada film star Upendra who had recently announced that he would foray into politics, on Tuesday unveiled the name of his outfit as 'Karnataka Pragnyavanta Janata Paksha' (KPJP) here.
Upendra on 12 August had announced that he would launch a new political party in the state, where Assembly polls are due early next year.
"Today it is a regional party; it may become a national party some day. The new party will be called Karnataka Pragnyavanta Janata Paksha," he said. It means enlightened people's party. The actor requested everyone to join hands with him, "as this work is something that cannot be done by me alone."
3. CM Launches Apps for Citizen Outreach, Crop Survey
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday launched a Citizen Connect mobile app through which the public can interact with him by way of providing suggestions and lodging grievances.
The app -– available on Android and iOS platforms – will showcase achievements of the state government, details of schemes, chief minister's speeches and schedule among other features. The app does not require users to register. However, registration is necessary if citizens want to use the 'Interact with CM' feature.
Siddaramaiah also launched a farmer crop survey app. The app will help collect authentic information of crops being grown all over the state. "This is India's first GPS-enabled app-based crop survey," Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda told reporters.
4. Mystery Shrouds Girl's Death in Dance Class
A 12-year-old school-going girl died under mysterious circumstances after consuming a ‘poisonous substance’ during her dance class at Attur Layout in Yelahanka on Monday evening. Agitated parents, family members and relatives of the girl have blamed the dance master for the girl’s death and beat him up on Tuesday and demanded police action against him.
However, after preliminary investigation, the police found no role of her dance master or anyone in the dance class in her death. Hence, police registered a case of suspicious death under Section 174 c of CrPc and investigating.
The deceased has been identified as Chandana K, a Class VI student at Vidyanikethana School in Byatarayanapura. According to police, Chandana went to dance class on Monday evening. After practising for some time, Chandana went to the toilet and returned. Within few minutes, she collapsed on the floor. The dance class is owned by Badrinath, where Satish is an instructor.
(Source: Bangalore Mirror)
5. Confusion in BBMP Over Biometric System for Pourakarmikas
The biometric system for pourakarmikas, which will be rolled out from Wednesday, has led to confusion among councilors and garbage contractors.
According to Sarfaraz Khan, joint commissioner, health and solid waste management, only 10,000 pourakarmikas have given their biometric data and the remaining 7,000 are yet to register. At the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) council meeting on Tuesday, councillors questioned wondered whether these workers would turn up for work from Wednesday.
BBMP Commissioner N Manjunath Prasad ruled removing the workers and said their data will also be registered soon. "We have found that the number of workers, amounting to 32,000, is an inflated figure. There is no question of removing those who are working though they have not been enrolled on the biometrics," explained Prasad.
6. Lawyers Give 15 Dec Ultimatum to Fill up 38 Vacancies in HC, Warn of Hunger Strike
The legal fraternity on Tuesday resolved to adopt agitation method, including hunger strike if the 38 unfilled posts of judges at the Karnataka high court is not filled up within 15 December by considering the list recommendations already sent by the high court.
A resolution to this effect was made in the meeting of senior counsels arranged by the Bengaluru Advocates Association on Tuesday with regards to delay of appointment judges to Karnataka high court.
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