Jawan found dead with bullet injuries at Angul CRPF camp


Angul: Today, a CRPF jawan who used to work at the arms and ammunition store at the CRPF camp in Angul district died after sustaining bullet injuries from an AK-47 rifle.

The deceased jawan Mihir Das (35), is from Kendrapara district of Odisha.

This reporter is told that this morning a few jawans heard gunshots from the store and as they rushed to the spot they found Das in a pool of blood with bullet injuries on his chest. The CRPF personnel without wasting time moved Das to the Angul district headquarters hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

The IIC of Angul police station said “We are not yet sure if Das committed suicide or if it was an accident or a murder. We have started our investigation into the incident.”


PM Modi punishes 24 IAS officers & 381 babus

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New Delhi: A senior official of the Personnel Ministry has said “PM Modi’s mantra is ‘Perform or perish’. The ministry has taken actions like premature retirement and cut in remuneration against 381 civil services officers, including 24 from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers, for being non-performers and allegedly being involved in illegal activities”.

Strict action has also been initiated against officers on foreign postings who were continuing on such assignments beyond their approved tenures.

“These strict measures have gone a long way towards inculcating a sense of discipline and accountability in the bureaucracy and have sent a message to employees to either perform or perish, while having a positive impact on the performing workforce,” said the Ministry official who had requested this reporter for anonymity.

He also said that the records of 11,828 Group A officers, including 2,953 all India services like the IAS, the Indian Police Service (IPS) and the Indian Forest Service (IFoS), were reviewed. The service records of 19,714 Group B officers were also reviewed to eliminate the deadwood and the corrupt.

A total of 25 Group A officers, including one IAS and two IPS, and 99 Group B officers were prematurely retired by the government.

As many as 21 civil servants, including ten IAS officers, deemed to have resigned.

The penalties like dismissal, removal or compulsorily retirement and cut in pension was imposed on 37 Group A officers that included five from the IAS.

In addition to this, 199 Group A officers, including eight from the IAS, were penalised on remuneration.

The ministry official while highlighting its initiatives, said there was “visible demonstration of the will of the State in punishing wrongdoers”.

Sushmita Dev suspended from Lok Sabha


New Delhi: Today six Congress MPs were suspended from the Lok Sabha for five days by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on the grounds of ‘highly unbecoming’ conduct during their protests over the lynching issue that ‘undermined the Chair’s dignity’.

Mahajan announced her order as soon as the House met at 2.00 PM following an adjourment.

Gaurav Gogoi, K Suresh, Adhir Rajan Chowdhury, Ranjeet Ranjan, Sushmita Dev and M K Raghavan are the MPs who have been suspended. They alegedly tore official papers and threw it towards the Speaker’s Chair, which prompted members of the treasury benches to shout “shame, shame”.

“Some of these members had picked up papers from the Lok Sabha secretariat staffers’ table and had torn and thrown them” said Speaker Sumitra Mahajan


14 year old girl set an example by stopping her own marriage in Odisha

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Berhampur: A 14 year old girl set an example by stopping her own marriage in Odisha.

Rutu Nahak (14), daughter of Narayan Nahak of Chadhiapalli village of Aska block in Ganjam district showed her bravery and went against her family’s decision to get her married of.

Rutu is a class IX student, her marriage had been fixed for the 9th of March by her family, she opposed the decision. She decided to approach the child help line to stop this marriage.

Rutu placed a call on child helpline number 1098 and gave information about her family’s decision. She also communicated that she wanted continue with her studies.

The child line members along with a few social activists came to Rutu’s help and deposed her case with the Child Welfare Committee (CWC). On counselling, Rutu’s parents realised their wrong doing. Her marriage was stopped and she is now pursuing with her studies.