Probe ordered into ‘irregularities’ in purchase of artificial limbs
The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the alleged irregularities in the tendering process to buy artificial limbs and assisting devices in 2017-2018, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020.
Additional chief secretary, specially-abled persons’ empowerment department, Mahesh Chandra Gupta, in a press statement, said the inquiry has been ordered on the basis of a complaint about the irregularities.
Gupta said the specially-abled persons’ empowerment department floated tenders to buy artificial limbs and assistive devices of about Rs 11 crore per year under the ‘artificial limbs and assistive devices’ scheme.
He added that managing director of Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation Rajshekhar has been appointed the inquiry officer.
The Karnataka High Court has held that married daughters are entitled for compensation by insurance companies on the loss of their parents in accidents. The HC single judge bench of Justice H P Sandesh heard an appeal filed by an insurance company challenging the award of compensation to married daughters of one Renuka (aged 57) who was killed in an accident on April 12, 2012 near Yamanur, Hubballi, in north Karnataka.
The Delhi Commission for Women on Thursday asked the city police to submit a complete report by August 14 on the action taken on a rape complaint by three girls studying in a Delhi government school. The commission also asked police to confirm that the three minor girls were produced before the child welfare committee as required by law, and a copy of the order issued by the committee.
In the first Cabinet meeting after taking oath on Wednesday, chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy, Tejashwi Yadav, decided to convene the Bihar assembly session on August 24 to seek trust vote. The session was delayed as speaker Vijay Kumar Sinha refused to quit and promoted ruling alliance to move a no-confidence motion. Former speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary said it will be taken first on the day the House convenes.
Two young men were stabbed during a Muharram procession at the Mallasamudra village in Karnataka's Gadag on Tuesday, according to reports. The injured have been identified as Tousif Hosamani and Mushtaq Hosamani. One of the two young men is battling for his life. Both are being treated at the Gadag Institute of Medical Sciences Hospital. Police have registered a case against six men in the incident.
The Campus Front of India has objected to a 'Bharat Mata pooja' scheduled to be held today at a university in Mangaluru - one of the areas at the heart of the hijab ban in Karnataka - and wanted to know why the university had allowed a pooja with a poster holding up a saffron flag instead of the tricolour, news agency PTI reported.