August, 2013

Official shares bravery award money with subordinates

In a rare gesture, a women tohsildar has shared her prize money with two of her colleagues. N. Sugi Premila, the flying squad tahisldar hailing from Garanvilai near Marthandam serving in the Revenue Dept. in Kanyakumar Dist. received the Kalpana Chawla bravery Award from Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Independence Day in Chennai earlier this month. The award included a gold plated medal, certificate and   5 lakh, Ms. Suji Premila shared the reward with Revenue Inspector Jothish Kumar and her driver John Bright, who co-operated with her in carrying out search operations to prevent smuggling of essential commodities to different parts of Kerala from Tamil Nadu.

Airport security gets a boost

The area outside Chennai airports, all the way till GST Road,  has now come under surveillance by the city police with the installation of 41 new hi-tech CCTV cameras. The footage of the cameras that function on a WiFi network will be monitored at an exclusive control room at the airport and simultaneously be available for viewing by the commissioner of Police at his office.

For retirees, pension hike ends 6 year long weit

The long awaited govt. order commencing the revised pension for state govt. employees has finally arrived. The state govt. has issued the order pertaining to revision in the pension for those employees who retired between June 1, 1988 and December 31, 1995 based on the Fourth Tamil Nadu Pay Commission pay scales. This follows orders passed by the Supreme Court of India directing the state govt. to implement the revisions in Jan. this year.

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award : Ronjan Sodhi (Shooting).

Arjuna Award : Chekrovolu Swuro (archery), P.V. Sindhu (badminton), Kavita Chahal (boxing), Rupesh Shah (cue-sports), Virat Kohli (cricket), Abhijeet Gupta (chess), Mouma Das (table tennis), Gaganjeet Bhullar (golf), Saba Anjum (hockey), Rajkumari Rathore (shooting), Joshna Chinappa (squash), Neha Rathi and Dharmender Dalal (wrestling), Amit Kumar Saroha (paralympics).
Dronacharya Award : Poornima Mahato (archery), Mahavir Singh (boxing), Narinder Singh Saini (hockey); K.P. Thomas (athletics) and Raj Singh (athletics) – both for Lifetime contribution in coaching.
Dhayan Chand Awards : Mary D’Souza Sequeira (athletics), Syed Ali (hockey), Anil Mann (wrestling), Girraj Singh (para sports, athletics)

National Sports Awards 2013

The Hon’ble President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, presented the National Sports Awards 2013 at a glittering function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on August 31, 2013. The awards recognise and reward excellence in sports. The National Sports Awards 2013 were announced by the Sports Ministery on August 23, 2013, Sports Minister Mr. Jitendra Singh passed the original recommendations of the Selection Committee headed by Mr. Michael Ferreira. Apart from a medal and a citation, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardee is given a cash prize of   7.5 lakh while Arjuna, Dronacharya and Dhayan Chand awardees receive statuette, citation and cash prize of   5 lakh each.

Hyderabad Hotshots win IBL

Hyderabad Hotshots win the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL), beating Awadhe Warriors in the final in Mumbai.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms. Navi Pillay 7-day fact-finding in Sri Lanka

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Navi Pillay, says that Sri Lanka is taking a decisive turn towards authoritarianism. Ms. Pillay, in Sri Lanka on a seven-day fact-finding mission, says that despite the opportunities presented by the end of the war against LTTE to construct a vibrant, all-embracing state, the country is presently headed in an authoritarian direction.

India financial package 5,000 crore for Bhutan

India announces a financial package worth  5,000 crore for Bhutan. The announcement is made during talks between Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and his visiting Bhuatanese counterpart Mr. Tshering Tobgay in New Delhi. As per the deal, India will contribute  4,500 crore towards Bhutan’s 11th Plan, apart from providing 500 crore under an economic stimulus package. The two countries also agree to closely coordinate and cooperate with each other on issues relating to their security interests.

Model-winning cap left in the luach

He made the country proud by bagging a bronze medal at the world karate championship held in South Africa in 2009. M. Dhanasekaran, Sub-Inspector of Police (Armed Reserve), Chennai also represented India at International Karate events conducted in Malaysia and Japan, on all the three creations, he travelled at his own expense. He is, eager to take part in the World Karate championship to be held in Japan next month. An ardent lover of martial arts, Dhanasekaran had a block belt when he joined the police force in 1978.

Thousand sof Islamists take to the streets in Egypt

Thousands of Islamists take to the streets in Egypt, demanding the reinstatement of deposed President Mr. Mohammed Morsy. Warning of a civil disobedience movement against the army-backed regime which had assumed power after ousting Mr. Morsy, the protesters, out on the streets across the country, demand that the army abdicate power.