CM Raje calls for monitoring of social media activities
With an aim to curb misuse of social media platforms to flare up petty issue, chief minister Vasundhara Raje on Thursday stressed on the need to form a cell to keep an eye on such activities.
Addressing the superintendents of police on second day of the four-day collector-SP conference at her office on Thursday, Raje said posts on social media often led to communal tensions and law and order problem.
She said small incidents could be contained from attaining grave proportions if they were assessed well on time. “SPs should pay special attention (so) that tussle between two persons or personal issue did not take shape of communal tension. It is important to contain such situations on time,” she said. The SPs of all 33 districts were present in the conference.
Stressing on need of ‘zero tolerance’ towards crime and criminals, Raje said strict action should be initiated against those who break law, but there should be “sensitive attitude towards those who follow the law.”
The CM also exhorted the officers to keep in touch with their counterparts in neighbouring states so that important information could be shared.
The SPs of districts at international border should have regular interaction with BSF and Army officials and share intelligence inputs, the CM said. She also asked the SPs to remain present in the district vigilance committee meetings and that home secretary to personally monitor it.
Raje asked officers to respond to calls and letters from the elected public representatives so that works of public welfare were not affected. “Call them back in case you could not pick up (their) call. Action will be taken on officials behaving rudely with public representatives and complainants,” she said.
The CM hailed home department and police officials for effective policing and maintaining law and order during Gurjar agitation.
Drop in crime against women: Kataria
Presenting the crime statistics on Thursday, home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said there has been “phenomenal drop in crime against women, SC/STs, and backward classes.”
He said in 2012-13 the crime rate had increased to 14.7%, which dropped to 7.2% between 2013 and 2015.
Two days after a boat capsized in the Yamuna rive in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district, eight more bodies surfaced at different places, taking the death toll to 11. Nine more people are still missing even as search operations are underway in full swing. The National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), assisted by the expert divers from Prayagraj and locals, found more bodies floating on the Fatehpur side in Asothar and Kishanpur.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered condolences to renowned singer Shivamogga Subbanna who died on Thursday. The 83-year-old national award-winning singer died of a heart attack at Bengaluru. Shivamogga Subbanna was the first playback singer from Karnataka to win a national award for playback singing. Shivamogga Subbanna's admirers bid him final adieu at Ravindra Kalakeshtra of Bengaluru on Friday. Shivamogga Subbanna is survived by his wife, son and a daughter.
More than four years after an unsuccessful attempt to inspect the 'Ratna Bhandar', or chambers containing valuables, of the Lord Jagannath temple in Puri, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has renewed its demand for the opening of the chambers for inspection. The two chambers of the Ratna Bhandar of the Jagannath temple – 'Bhitar Bhandar' (inner treasury) and 'Bahar Bhandar' (outer treasury) – reportedly has more than 800 valuables and jewellery.
Six police officers from Karnataka have bagged medals this year as the union home ministry on Friday announced awards nationwide for over 150 police personnel for setting an inspiring example and answering the call to duty. Karnataka Lokayukta SP K Lakshmi Ganesh - who played a major role in unearthing illegal migrant documents nexus in the state -is among those who have won accolades.
The Enforcement Directorate on Friday said it has conducted searches at various premises of a private company in Bengaluru and froze assets worth Rs 370 crore. According to ED, a large amount of funds to the tune of Rs 370 crore were deposited by 23 entities including accused NBFCs and their fintech companies into the INR wallets of Yellow Tune Technologies held with crypto exchange Flipvolt Technologies Private Limited. The company's promoters went untraceable.