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MUMBAI: In a bid to avoid any controversy over the appointment of Shiv Sena MLA Ravindra Waikar and party MP Arvind Sawant to key posts with Cabinet rank, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government may issue a notification as per which they may not get perks and allowances for the posts. The state government had appointed Waikar as the chief coordinator in the chief minister's office (CMO) and Sawant as the head of the state Parliamentary Coordination Committee. "A notification or a revised Government Resolution (GR) will be issued as per which they may not get perks and allowances for the posts. This is to avoid any allegations of office of profit," an official said on Thursday. Waikar, who is an MLA from Jogeshwari constituency in suburban Mumbai, was appointed chief coordinator in CMO and also allotted the rank of Cabinet minister. His responsibility is to coordinate with public representatives and the chief minister on fast-tracking projects and fund allocations. Sawant, an MP from … [Read more...] about To avoid ”office of profit” row, no perks for Ravindra Waikar, Arvind Sawant?
Visakhapatnam: Around eight lakh cattle and buffaloes in Visakhapatnam district are set to get their Information Network for Animal Productivity and Health (INAPH) tags or Pashu Aadhaar in a couple of months as the animal husbandry department has begun the registration and tagging process for the 5.19 lakh cattle and 2.55 lakh buffaloes in the district. The animals would be tagged with tamper-proof ID, which will have details of their age, colour, height, lactation, sex and breed among other details along with the owner’s name. Apart from this, the animals’ health and vaccination details would also be entered into the INAPH application database, which has been developed by the National Dairy Development Board. As per the schedule, the registration and tagging process should be completed within 45 days. But officials are likely to need more time as they have to cover interior pockets and hilly terrain in the Agency. “We have started the tagging process. We have to … [Read more...] about Registration for Pashu Aadhaar begins in dist
"If you look at the National Highway, why is it that you have a raised road or flyover where there is a town? They do not want people crossing the national highway when vehicles come at a very high speed. The same logic applies here too. Tracks have to be at a higher level," S Pushpavanam, secretary of the Consumer Protection Council, tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier. … [Read more...] about ‘Real tragedy is the attitude of railways to people’
The Attorney General said earlier, the society which was managing the affairs there had indulged in commercial activities and parking space was operated for trucks and trollies. “Our order will injunct them from doing any commercial activities there,” the Bench said. … [Read more...] about SC accepts Centre’s revised land offer for Ravidas temple