July, 2011

Fast Track Court opened

The Kallakurichi Fast Track Court was inaugurated on July 29. As K. Mohanram, Judge, Madras High Court, could not attend the inauguration, a message from him was read out by District sessions court judge P.S. Avadi Thiagaraja Murthy. Mr. Mohanram said in his message that a target to each have been given to each Fast Track Court (FTC). But many are falling short of the target owing to two reasons – frequent adjournments sought by lawyers and delayed submission of evidence by police

Sewage treatment plant commissioned

A two-MLD sewage treatment plant was commissioned at Ambattur Industrial Estate by Chennai Auto Ancillary Industrial Infrastructure upgradation co. The Chairman and Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Small Industries Development Corporation Mohan Pyare said the CAAIIUC’s request for land for setting up a common effluent treatment plant would be considered after consultation with the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. The Co., a special purpose vehicle for infrastructure development at three industrial estates – Thirumazhisai and Thirumudivakkam being the other two-plans to set up the CETP near the sewage treatment plant.

Chartered accountants urged to be socially conscious

It was a young brigade of Chartered accountants all set is step into the professional world. Attired in smart, black convocation robes, they keenly listened to former Judge of the Supreme Court Justice A.R. Lakshmanan deliver the convocation address in Chennai. Speaking at the ceremony organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Justice Lakshmanan said he would soon discuss with the Bar Council of India Chairperson, the possibility of Chartered accountants practising in the court of Law.

Bank of the West Tennis

Serena Williams of USA wins the women’s singles title at the Bank of the West tennis tournament in Stanford, USA, beating Marion Bartoli of France in the final.

Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One championship

British racer Jenson Button of Team McLaren wins the Hungarian Grand Prix Formula One championship in Budapest, Hungary.

Syrian armed forces launch a heavy assault

Syrian armed forces launch a heavy assault to crush several anti-government protests in the nation.

New Air Chief Marshal

Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne takes charge as the Chief of the Air Staff. He succeeds Air Chief Marshal P.V. Naik.

Lokayumkta report list on Yeddyurappa

Karnataka Chief Minister Mr. B.S. Yeddyurappa puts in his papers after a Lokayukta report indicts him of involvement in corrupt practices.

Six dedicated freight corridors soon

Six dedicated freight corridors will be introduced in the country soon for exclusive freight movement, said K.M. Muniyappa, Union Minister of State for Railways. He said that work was progressing on the freight corridors between Delhi and Kolkata and Delhi and Mumbai. Surveys were underway for the other corridors, between Kolkata and Chennai, Chennai and Mumbai, Chennai and Goa and Chennai and Delhi. Similarly, for passenger, High Speed Passenger Corridors would also be introduced between Chennai and Bangalore, Chennai and Coimbatore and Kochi.

IPS promotions within the purview of States

The matter of promotion / appointment of IPS officers in various grades falls within the purview of the State govt. concerned, the Union Home Ministry submitted in a counter to Latika Saran’s petition before the Madras High Court. The Union Home Ministry requested the court that the reply filed by the State govt. and the UPSC may be adverted to.