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Biggest job fair in Alva’s College

Moodbidri: Alva’s Education Foundation has hosted the job fair for the 6th consecutive year and the job fair was inaugurated on Saturday by Minister Abhayachandra Jain at Dr. V.S.Acharya Stage in Alva’s.

He praised the commendable job done by the foundation and expressed his joy over hosting it on a stage built in remembrance of Dr.V.S.Acharya. He extended his good wishes to students for happy and peaceful future.

DC Ibrahim said that earlier only government was responsible to find jobs for passed out student. But, today the private and public colleges host job fairs so that students get benefitted.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel spoke and said that job vacancies are decreasing but the students must not feel depressed if not selected for job rather they must work hard and motivate themselves to get a job.

President Dr.Mohan Alva said that the job fair is not hosted for only two days. Students who are selected shall give their details correctly. They will be contacted in nearing future as this procedure will go on throughout the year.

Students participated in large numbers.
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DC visits First Grade Government College Sulya

Sulya: DC Ibrahim visited First Grade Government College in Sulya recently and inspected the construction work in the college.

He expressed anger about the slow work of the building construction and the ongoing classes in the shed. He asked the officers to call an urgent meeting and to take necessary action to complete the work at the earliest.

Panchayat president N.A.Ramchandra, member Ramananda Rai, Principal Meera Rao and officials were present.

  • Published in D.K.

National Trust awareness program

Mangaluru: An awareness program about National Trust was held in Mangaluru today. DC A.B.Ibrahim inaugurated the program.

District Commission, Women and Child Welfare Ministry, Handicapped and Elders Empowerment department and National Trust regional committee jointly hosted the program.

DC Ibrahim, Gatruda Vegas, Chandrika Nayak, Vasanth kumar Shetty and others were present.
  • Published in Mangaluru

Mangaluru-Padur pipeline: affected farmers visited DC

Mangaluru: The land acquisition under 1962 pipeline act of Tokur  Padur crude oil pipeline is against social justice. The land must be acquired under 2013 and 2014-15 land acquisition law and comprehensive compensation must be given according to the ordinance.

ISRPL affected people filed an appeal to District commissioner.

They have accused that without committing preliminary investigation without retired senior official; only sitting inside the chamber the survey has been done. No notices have been issued to the farmers. The farmers are kept in dark while preparing the draft of pipeline. One sided decision has been taken while acquiring the land.

Because of this attitude a tense atmosphere is created in and around D.K and Udupi. While issuing the compensation 118 years prior rule is adopted rather than the prevailing law. Conversion of land near the pipeline area has become impossible for people.

They demanded to issue 4 times the value of the land as compensation. And jobs must be given to the family members who lose their land due to this project.

Affected persons awareness committee members Abdul Vaheed, Vinay L Shetty,Jagdish P and others were present.
  • Published in Mangaluru

A.B. Ibrahim issued a series of guidelines to Mines and Geology to regulate sand extraction and transportation

Mangaluru: Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim on Tuesday issued a series of guidelines to different departments, including the Mines and Geology, to regulate sand extraction and transportation in the district.

Chairing a district level task force committee meeting in this regard here, the DC said the authorities —police, transport, revenue and mines and geology — should not allow sand transportation by multi-axle goods vehicles. Sand transportation by heavier vehicles is bound to extensively damage the roads in the district, including the Ghat roads at Charmadi and Sampaje, he said.

At the same time, the maximum permissible load per truck should be restricted to 2.5 cubic meters or 10 tonnes, Mr. Ibrahim said. He asked the mines and geology department to install weigh-bridges at four or five vantage locations in the district to cross check the claims by the transporters.

Mr. Ibrahim also asked the department to install closed circuit television cameras at check posts — Talapady, Surathkal, Charmadi and Sampaje — to monitor movement of sand-laden trucks. A committee comprising representatives from local gram panchayats, revenue and police departments should regularly watch the footage and report violations if any to the district administration, he said.

He asked the department to strictly enforce ban on mechanised sand extraction in the district. The department should seize equipment used for such extraction, he said. At the same time, only three boats should be allowed for extracting and filling sand on a truck for one permit, instead of the present practice of allowing more than 10 boats. Permit issued for a truck should be valid only for 24 hours, instead of the present validity of up to 72 hours, to prevent misuse of the permit for multiple trips.

Reacting to allegations of ready-mix concrete vehicles ‘smuggling’ sand to neighbouring states in the guise of transporting concrete, Mr. Ibrahim said all the departments should keep a tab on movement of such vehicles and seize them if they are found to be transporting sand.

Officials from different departments attended the meeting.

Monitoring sand extraction and movement

Multi-axle vehicles cannot be deployed for sand transportation

Maximum load to be restricted to 10 tonnes per vehicle

Mechanised sand extraction to be curbed, equipment to be seized

CCTV cameras to be installed at four check posts

Sand transportation permit for a vehicle to be valid for just 24 hours

Ready-mix concrete vehicles crossing state-border to be checked for alleged sand transportation
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‘Revealing caste not mandatory for social, educational survey’

Mangaluru: Social and Educational Survey will be conducted in Dakshina Kannada for 20 days from April 11, according to A.B. Ibrahim, Deputy Commissioner.

Addressing presspersons here on Thursday he said that it is not mandatory on the part of the head of a family to reveal the caste.

If a respondent refuses to state the caste or stated that he or she did not belonged to any caste or said that they did not know their caste then the enumerator would record them under the relevant codes in the order of 44444, 22222 and 33333. It would not invite any punishment.

But if a respondent stated his caste wrongly and if it was revealed that it was intentional while the same respondent availing any government benefit under any government scheme then it would be punishable.

He said that the enumerators would ask 55 questions. They would have to visit such houses again if the houses were found locked or the key person for answering the questions are not available.

About 5,000 enumerators and officials are involved in the survey covering 3,930 blocks with each block comprising of 120 to 150 houses.
  • Published in Mangaluru

Devara Dasimayya Jayanti at Mangaluru

Mangaluru: In the city, on Wednesday Devara Dasimayya Jayanti was celebrated by Karnataka Government, District administration, Kannada and Cultural Ministry and Karnataka Nekara Association.

The function was held at NGO hall in the city and DC Ibrahim inaugurated the program. Ex MLA Kumble Sundar Rao, Karnataka Devanga Association President R.Venkatesh, Devang Community President Shridhar and Padmashali Mahasabha’s D.K. unit President Purandar Shettigar.

Dr.Meenakshi Ramchandra, gave special lecture on Devara Dasimayya’s messages.

Kannada and Culture Ministry’s Asst.Director Chandrahas Rai was present.Devara Dasimayya Jayanti at Mangaluru

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DC assures reimbursement of hospital expenses: for the victims of Uppinangady clash

Mangaluru: Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim on Tuesday assured of State Government reimbursing expenses for treatment of persons injured in the clashes at Uppinangady and several other places. 

Mr. Ibrahim made this assurance after meeting the injured persons undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Ujire. Later, he also visited shops, which were set ablaze following the clash.

Mr. Ibrahim on behalf of the district administration assured to bear medical costs. However, he did not promise reimbursement of other loss.  Earlier in the day, MP Nalin Kumar Kateel also met the victims in the hospital.

Security beefed up

Meanwhile, the police personnel have been deployed at several places in the district, following communal clashes. 

Congress shuns communal hatred

Earlier in the day, the members of youth congress submitted a memorandum to Amrit Paul, Inspector General of Police (Western Range) urging him to not to allow programmes which are aimed to promote communal hatred in the society. The members demanded the arrest of Praveen Togadia and Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat who delivered hate speeches at 'Virat Hindu Sangam' at Puttur. “Do not allow programmes which divide the secular fabric of the society”, they stressed.
  • Published in D.K.
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