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    Philately exhibition inaugurated

    Pramoda Devi Wadiyar is seen releasing the Special Cover at Postal Training Centre (PTC) in Nazarbad this morning as (from left) Aindri Anurag, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Circle, Bangalore, M.S. Ramanujan, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle and N.S. Dwarkanath, President of Mysore Philatelists’ Association, look on.

    Pramoda Devi Wadiyar is seen releasing the Special Cover at Postal Training Centre (PTC) in Nazarbad this morning as (from left) Aindri Anurag, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Circle, Bangalore, M.S. Ramanujan, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle and N.S. Dwarkanath, President of Mysore Philatelists’ Association, look on.

    Mysore :

    A Special Cover on Royal Durbar of late Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar was released by Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, wife of late Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar during the inauguration of Chamundipex-2014, the South Karnataka Regional Philately Exhibition held at the auditorium of the Postal Training Centre (PTC) at Nazarbad in city this morning.

    The Special Cover depicts Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar ascending the Golden Throne in traditional attire amidst the announcement of the arrival of the King to the court.

    The Special Cover, which was released today, is sponsored by Ln. S. Shivanna, advocate and Past District Governor and Zonal Chairperson, Dist 317A of Lions Club International.

    M.S. Ramanujan, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, released the Special Cover on Platinum Jubilee of Bewoor Building (Head Post Office building) in Nehru Circle at the same programme today.

    The building is named after Gurunatha Venkatesha Bewoor, who was the first Director General of the Post and Telegraph Department during 1934.

    Ramanujan also inaugurated the Philately Exhibition Chamundipex-2014, which began from today at PTC in Nazarbad .

    There are 123 entries which are participating in the competition, in junior and senior categories apart from 27 exhibits of rare collections of old stamps and postal covers of various countries.

    The expo, which is open to public from today from 10 am to 7 pm, will conclude on Sept. 26.

    Aindri Anurag, Postmaster General, South Karnataka Circle, Bangalore, N.S. Dwarkanath, President of Mysore Philatelists’ Association and others were present.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News  / Tuesday  , September 24th,  2014

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    Manoj Rajan (second from left), IFS, is seen releasing the book “Agri-input Marketing in India” at MYRA recently as (from left)Dr. Shalini Urs, Chairperson, MYRA School of Business, P.S. Vastrad, IAS, Commissioner, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ram Kaundinya, Professor of Strategy, MYRA School of Business, Dr. Venugopal Pingali, Professor of Marketing, XLRI and Dr. Rajiv Sinha, Dean, MYRA School of Business, look on.

    Manoj Rajan (second from left), IFS, is seen releasing the book “Agri-input Marketing in India” at MYRA recently as (from left)Dr. Shalini Urs, Chairperson, MYRA School of Business, P.S. Vastrad, IAS, Commissioner, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Ram Kaundinya, Professor of Strategy, MYRA School of Business, Dr. Venugopal Pingali, Professor of Marketing, XLRI and Dr. Rajiv Sinha, Dean, MYRA School of Business, look on.

    Mysore :

    The book “Agri-input Marketing in India,” authored by Dr. Venugopal Pingali, Professor of Marketing, XLRI and Ram Kaundinya, Professor of Strategy, MYRA School of Business and published by SAGE, was launched by MYRA School of Business on Sept. 19 at its Athena Auditorium in Yelwal.

    Manoj Rajan, IFS, Additional Secretary (Market Reforms), Government of Karnataka, released the book in the presence of chief guest P.S. Vastrad, Commissioner, Department of Health and Family Welfare.

    Manoj Rajan, in his address, highlighted the enormous stride made by the Karnataka Government in this sector of Agricultural marketing. Quoting the father of Green revolution, Dr. Swaminathan, he said agricultural development is defined by Monsoons and Market. While monsoon is not in our hands markets are. Hence, market reforms have played a key role in bringing about transformation, he opined.

    Rashtriya e-Market Services Private Limited (ReMSL), a joint venture company of the Government of Karnataka and the NCDEX Spot Exchange Limited, has set up the online markets and that has been the game changer, he said and cited the example of how in the district of Tiptur, the online trading helped triple the price of copra increasing from Rs. 6,000 to 18,000 per quintal.

    He spoke about Agricultural Marketing Reforms Committee set up by the Government to study all the aspects relating to the objectives of providing a barrier-free agricultural market system for the benefit of farmers and consumers and its report and recommendations along with a comprehensive road map and necessary interventions for undertaking the reforms in agricultural marketing in the State.

    Having carefully considered the report and recommendations, the same has been adopted as Karnataka Agricultural Marketing Policy, 2013, he said adding the Government of Karnataka is embarking on an ambitious-reforms agenda for Agricultural Marketing through the implementation of this Policy.

    He urged the young management students to consider the Agri-Business sector as a career option that is well paying, challenging as well as satisfying.

    Vastrad spoke about the evolution of the Agri-Business sector and the government’s role in bringing about positive changes for the benefit of both farmers and consumers.

    The authors of the book are two stalwarts with vast experience in both academia and industry. While Dr. Pingali Venugopal, Associate Director, XLRI, Centre for Global Management and Responsible Leadership, and Professor (Marketing), comes with more than three decades of significant research work in the Indian context, Ram Kaundinya, formerly Managing Director, Advanta India Ltd., and Chairman, Association of Biotech Led Enterprises – Agricultural Group (ABLE-AG), member of the Board of Directors of Axis Bank, comes with equal years of experience in the agrochemical & seed industries and banking sector. Ram Kaundinya also holds a faculty position and teaches Strategy, to the students of the MYRA School of Business.

    According to the authors, the book is meant for policy-makers, managers and business students. However, the book makes for an easy and interesting read and is accessible to all concerned citizens. Its 220 pages draw on data to show the long distance that India has travelled since Independence. This book is a must read for ordinary citizens who realise that food security is at risk in the foreseeable future.

    The programme began with invocation by MYRAcles Plavani and Kashish Vyas. Prof. Shalini R. Urs, Founder of MYRA, who welcomed, outlined the importance of agriculture sector. Prof. Rajiv Sinha, Dean, MYRA School of Business, proposed a vote of thanks.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News  / Tuesday  , September 24th,  2014

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    September 30th, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Sports

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    Mysore :

    Diabetacare, India’s largest specialised diabetes management organisation, recently launched its first centre in Mysore in partnership with Columbia Asia Hospital.

    State Sangeeta Vidwan awardee Dr. R. Sathyanarayana inaugurated the centre at Columbia Asia hospital here.

    This facility has been set up to provide clinically focussed technology-enabled management for diabetes patients with an aim to either delay or prevent complications such as Diabetes Eye disease leading to blindness, Diabetes Kidney damage requiring lifelong Dialysis and Foot complications because of uncontrolled sugars leading to leg ulcers and amputation.

    Diabetacare is offering full set of comprehensive screening, consultations and monitoring at the centre. This includes first-to-market service, 24×7 remote dcare monitoring which enables disciplined self-management of diabetes with the help of a team of nutritionists, endocrinologists, diabetes educators and family members.

    During the launch, Dr. Sathyanarayana said, “Most of the Indians are not aware that they are suffering from diabetes. This shows that there is an urgent need to create awareness on diabetes. This can be done only through specialised centres like Diabetacare, which can enable in creating the required awareness along with efficient management of the disease. I appreciate this initiative taken by Diabetacare to provide diabetes management and help put an end to sufferings for thousands.”

    Dr. Viju Rajan, General Manager of Columbia Asia Hospital, Mysore said, “With India being the diabetes capital of the world, early and efficient diagnosis and management of the disease is the need of the hour.”

    Dr. Sanjiv Agarwal, Founder & CEO, Diabetacare, also spoke.

    To know more log on to http://www.diabetacare.com.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News  / Tuesday  , September 24th,  2014

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    September 30th, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Records, All

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    Mysore :

    Noted Hindustani vocalist Pandit Indudhar Nirody has been selected for this year’s State Sangeetha Vidwan Award given during the Dasara Festivities.

    The award will be presented to him by Chief Minister Siddharamaiah during the inauguration of Dasara cultural programmes at the Palace premises tomorrow at 6 pm.

    Pt. Indudhar Nirody resides at # 222, Kumaravara, 1st Cross, Kamakshi Hospital Road, Saraswathipuram, Mysore. He can be contacted on Mob: 94806-29238.

    Profile: Born on 11th July, 1935 at Puttur (Dakshina Kannada), Indudhar Nirody was initiated into Music at a young age by his father, Nirody Sunder Rao and had the preliminary lessons in Music from Gawai Shri Pitre Ramarao at Udupi. Later, on migration to Mumbai in 1951, he received training from Pandit Gurudatt Heblekar in Mumbai. At the same time he also came under the tutelage of stalwarts in Hindusthani Classical Music, Acharya SCR Bhat, Acharya KG Ginde, Pandit Dinkar Kaikini and Pandit Chidanand Nagarkar. He received intensive training under them for well over two decades.

    It has been his good fortune that being one of the senior-most disciples of his mentors, he had the opportunity of giving vocal accompaniment to his Gurus in their concerts on most of the occasions and also had a very close association with them all those years. This has helped him to assimilate and imbibe some of the finest aspects of Raagadari Sangeet in his Music.

    Nirody is a stickler to the tradition. However, he improvises his music with great imagination giving importance to the aesthetic contents of the Bandishes. His renderings are marked by transparent sincerity, embodied with appropriate Bolalaps, Behelaves, rhythmic Upazas and clear-cut Taans. He has performed at various centres in the country and received laudable appreciation from the connoisseurs.

    In the year 1955, at the age of 20, he won the First prize in the All India Music competition conducted by the All India Radio and received the coveted prize at the hands of then the President of India, Dr. Babu Rajendra Prasad. He was conferred the award “Gaurava Prashathi” by the Karnataka Sangeeth Nrutya Academy, Government of Karnataka in the year 2005 in appreciation of the valuable contribution made by him in the field of Music. He also received the Mysore District Rajostava Prasasthi of Government of Karnataka for the year 2008. Apart from these, he has been honored by several other prestigious Institutions — Sawai Gandharva Vishwastha Samsthe, Kundgol, Gaana Bharati, Saptaswar Balaga, Swara Sankula, Sangeet Kalakar Mandali, Bangalore and others. He was also conferred the title of Sangeetha Kala Tapaswi by Sri Purandara Tyagarajara matthu Vaggeyakarara Aradhanosthava Samiti, Mysore in 2003.

    He is a “Top” grade artiste of All India Radio and has been performing since 1955 in AIR and later in Dooradarshan as well.

    He was a senior Executive in Life Insurance Corporation of India and retired from the services in the year 1995. Since then, he has been devoting his full time towards development of Music.

    Pt. Nirody has embarked on the work of audio-recording all the compositions (about 1900) published by Pt.V.N.Bhatkhande (6 volumes) under the name Hindusthani Sangeeth Paddhati – Kramik Pustak Malika. This is getting completed soon and would be available for the benefit of music lovers.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News  / Tuesday  , September 24th,  2014

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    September 29th, 2014adminArts, Culture & Entertainment, Education
    Prof. P. Venkataramaiah, former VC, donating books for MyLISA Book Dasara Exhibition to Dr. C.P. Ramasesh, Vice-President, MyLISA. Picture right shows Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda, former VC, donating books to M. Sunil Kumar and Dhruva Kumar, Members of MyLISA.

    Prof. P. Venkataramaiah, former VC, donating books for MyLISA Book Dasara Exhibition to Dr. C.P. Ramasesh, Vice-President, MyLISA. Picture right shows Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda, former VC, donating books to M. Sunil Kumar and Dhruva Kumar, Members of MyLISA.

    Mysore :

    ‘Pusthaka Dasara,’ an initiative of MyLISA to promote the use of books and reading habit, has a lot of relevance in the modern society. This unique programme aims to connect the books and their readers.

    Commenting on this activity of MyLISA, Prof. P. Venkataramaiah, former Vice-Chancellor, Kuvempu University, said “it helps in making people develop interest in studying books belonging to varieties of topics. I hope MyLISA is capable of floating this programme in a very big way and take it forward.”

    MyLISA had recently appealed the public of Mysore to donate the used books to ‘Book Dasara 2014.’ In response to this, MyLISA received donations from Prof. P. Venkataramaiah and Prof. K. Chidananda Gowda, former Vice-Chancellors from Kuvempu University, Dr. Tirumala Rao, family members of late Dr. Mihir Mahapatra, Udayanarayan and so on. A few institutions have also come forward to donate the books.

    Dr. N.S. Harinarayana, Secretary, MyLISA, said “there has been an overwhelming response from the public to the call from MyLISA. Interesting books in subject areas such as Biographies, Chemistry, Commerce, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Food Science, General Knowledge, History, Management, Philosophy, Physics, Religion, Political Science, Science, Sociology, Fictions, Literature, etc., have been received by the donation.

    He added that a significant amount of children books have also been donated by the public and a list of 900 plus books already received is hosted on the MyLISA website http://mylisamysore.weebly.com

    MyLISA will distribute these books to the libraries of schools and colleges at no-cost basis through an exhibition to be organised in October 2014.

    For more information and to join the book donation programme, contact Dr. M.V. Sunil, Coordinator on Mob: 9986439832 or Dr. N.S. Harinarayana, Secretary, MyLISA, Manasagangotri on Mob: 9741533380.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News  / Tuesday  , September 23rd,  2014

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    Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa is seen unveiling the portrait of Princess Leelavathi Devi at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Manasagangotri yesterday as Chaduranga Kanthraj Urs, the grandson of Princess Leelavathi Devi, IDS Director Krishne Gowda and others look on.

    Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa is seen unveiling the portrait of Princess Leelavathi Devi at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in Manasagangotri yesterday as Chaduranga Kanthraj Urs, the grandson of Princess Leelavathi Devi, IDS Director Krishne Gowda and others look on.

    Mysore :

    A portrait of Princess Leelavathi Devi, the grand-daughter of Chamaraja Wadiyar, the erstwhile ruler of Mysore province, was unveiled at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) which was earlier called Leela Vihar Mansion in Manasagangotri campus of University of Mysore here yesterday.

    Leelavathi Devi was the only daughter of Princess Jayalakshammanni, the daughter of Chamaraja Wadiyar X. The Mansion and its adjacent area were provided to the University when it expanded its campus, adding new facilities.

    Chaduranga Kanthraj Urs, the grandson of Princess Leelavathi Devi, and son of K.B. Ramachandra Raje Urs and Princess Gayathri Devi, was the chief guest. Vice-Chancellor Prof. K.S. Rangappa unveiled the portrait.

    During the regime of Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, around 500 acres of land, including the Jayalakshmi Vilas Mansion (which earlier belonged to Princess Jayalakshammanni), was donated to the university.

    When Rashtrakavi Kuvempu was the Vice-Chancellor, the entire property was handed over to the university through Sardar K. Basavaraje Urs, husband of Princess Leelavathi Devi. The whole area was later named as Manasagangotri by Kuvempu, according to a press release issued by the University.

    Sardar K. Basavaraje Urs and his family moved to Leela Vihar Mansion (present IDS) later on. The family later shifted their residence to a newly-built house at Jayalakshmipuram, which is also known as ‘Leela Vihar’, handing over the mansion to the university to facilitate its expansion plans, the release said.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News  / Tuesday  , September 23rd,  2014

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    September 29th, 2014adminRecords, All, Sports, World Opinion

    Sakina Khatum talks about her weightlifting career and her route to success at the Commonwealth Games

    Such a long journey Sakina Khatum courted success after many trials including being struck by polio / The Hindu

    Such a long journey Sakina Khatum courted success after many trials including being struck by polio / The Hindu

    Sakina Khatum hit the headlines with a bronze-winning effort at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, last month. But the 25-year-old promises to do even better at the Incheon Asian Games, come October.

    An irony, or call it fate, as polio struck Sakina, one of the four siblings when she was just a year and half old, and since then, it has been a story of determination and fighting all odds.

    Four operations below the knee on the right leg helped her to walk, rather than crawl on fours. A doctor advised Sakina to take up swimming to strengthen the leg, and thus began her tryst with sports.

    “I was national champion a year after taking up swimming, and for the next four years, ruled the pool in my category. I did not get any recognition or an international call up,” says the girl, who comes from a poor family. “My father is ailing. My brother does not stay with my family.”

    She adds, “I came to Bangalore for the selection camp, ahead of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

    After three months away from home, I was not picked despite impressing coach Dabas, who referred me to ace para power-lifter Farman Basha. And the rest is history.” Farman, himself restricted to a wheelchair says, “She was lifting only 25 to 26 kgs. To turn her into an international star was a challenge, but with coach Dabas insisting, I agreed. I had no money to spare but asked her to train under me. I found her a small accommodation near K.R. Puram.. Four years down and she has won two international medals (both bronze) for her country,” says Farman.

    The journey has not been easy.

    “One Mr. Majumdar, from Kolkata used to send Rs. 5000 initially and then increased it to Rs. 10,000 per month for her basic expenses (though that has now stopped after her Commonwealth Games success). He supported her financially, till last month. He even procured her tickets to the Hungary Open, early this year where she won her first international medal. We don’t spend our money (on international tours) and save up to buy supplements – a must for every lifter. When I am short of money, we fall back on local produce,” adds Farman.

    “I asked Sakina to move into my place to save up on rent and travel time for training. We train for about four-five days a week,” says the gritty lifter.

    For more successes, it is important that the state government and the numerous corporates that endorses sports step forward and make it easy for them to travel and perform at the highest level. Is anyone listening?

    source: http://www.thehindu.com / The Hindu / Home> Features> MetroPlus / by Avinash Nair / September 29th, 2014

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    September 29th, 2014adminLeaders, Records, All

    Bangalore:

    Special Judge John Michael D’Cunha, who convicted Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case on Saturday, has a reputation of being a no-nonsense judge who gave an indication of his stern approach while dealing with the politically volatile case.

    D’Cunha, who has grabbed attention for delivering the historic verdict and is the man of the moment, is the fifth judge to deal with the 18-year-old case after it was transferred to Bangalore by the Supreme Court in November 2003.

    File photo of Justice D'Cunha

    File photo of Justice D’Cunha

    The DA case against the AIADMK supremo that took nearly 11 years at the Special Court in Bangalore to reach the stage of final verdict, witnessed four full-time judges before it landed in the hands of D’Cunha.

    AS Pachhapure, the first judge of the Special Court, assumed the post in December 2003 but he could not conduct proceedings from August 2005 as the Supreme Court had stayed the order passed by him by clubbing the two cases into one case of disproportionate assets. The post fell vacant in July 2007 when Pachhapure was elevated as a judge of the Karnataka High Court.

    Later A T Munoli took charge as the judge but no effective proceedings were held during his tenure due to Supreme Court’s stay order. After his retirement, B M Mallikarjunaiah was appointed to the post.

    The trial had made substantial progress as crucial proceedings like re-examination of some of the witnesses by the prosecution, recording the statements of Jayalalithaa in person, etc were conducted during the tenure of Mallikarjunaiah, who retired in August 2012.

    MS Balakrishna took over the position in November 2013 and he completed the process of recording statements of three other accused and had almost completed the recording of final arguments when the controversy arose about the certain procedure adopted by him and the new Special Public Prosecutor G Bhavani Singh.

    Though Supreme Court upheld the procedure and permitted to continue the service of Balakrishna beyond his retirement for completing the trial, he refused to continue after his retirement on September 30, 2013.

    Following this, D’Cunha was appointed to the post in October 2013 and he heard the final arguments afresh. He had passed strictures against the accused and their counsel.

    During the course of hearing of the final arguments, he gave an indication of his stern approach by rebuking the defence for what what he called attempts at “protracting the trial and suppressing the facts from the Court.”

    Cunha, hailing from Mangalore, had started practise as a lawyer in 1985 and was selected to the post of district judge in 2002. He served in Dharward, Bellary and Bangalore in various positions, including as Secretary to the Chief Justices and as Registrar (Vigilance) of the High Court prior to his present posting.

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    source: http://www.firstpost.com / FirstPost / Home> F.Post> Latest News> India News / Banglaore – September 29th, 2014

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    September 28th, 2014adminLeaders, Records, All

    New Delhi :

    Justice H.L. Dattu was Sunday sworn-in as the Chief Justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Pranab Mukherjee.

    He is the 42nd Chief Justice of India and will be at the helms of the Indian judiciary till December 2, 2015. He succeeds Chief Justice R.M. Lodha who demitted office Sep 27.

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    H.L. Dattu (PTI Photo)

    The oath ceremony held in Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhavan was attended by Vice President Hamid Ansari, former deputy prime minister L.K. Advani, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu, outgoing Chief Justice R.M. Lodha and Justice A.S. Anand as well as other seating and retired judges.

    Before being elevated as the judge of the apex court Dec 17, 2008, Chief Justice Dattu was the Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.

    He was appointed a judge of the Karnataka High Court Dec 18, 1995. Thereafter, he was elevated as Chief Justice of Chhattisgarh High Court Feb 12, 2007. Three months later May 18, 2007, he was transferred to head the Kerala High Court.

    Born Dec 3, 1950, Chief Justice Dattu was enrolled as an advocate Oct 23, 1975. He practised at Bangalore in civil, criminal, constitutional and taxation matters.

    Chief Justice Dattu appeared as government counsel in the Karnataka High court for the sales tax department from 1983 to 1990, government advocate from 1990 to 1993, standing counsel for the income tax department from 1992 to 1993 and a senior standing counsel for the IT department from 1993 to 1995.

    A No-nonsense Judge

    A fervent devotee of Lord Ganesha and a connoisseur of Carnatic music, Justice Dattu will have to tackle two major challenges– to bring down the pendency of cases and strike a perfect balance between the Judiciary and Executive.

    He takes his case files home, and is a firm believer of completing the hearing in the cases till the last word and leaves no lacunae.

    In January, Justice Dattu, while dismissing a PIL seeking to abolish the practice of addressing judges as Lordships, had said, “What we want is a respectable way of address -”sir”, “my lord”, “your lordship” or in some other manner. People address us as “sir”. We don’t have any objection. It is your outlook to address us respectfully.”

    Known for his no-nonsense attitude, a tough sense of discipline in the court, who believes in giving no adjournments in the cases, Justice Dattu will be hearing the pending review petition on the legality of Section 377 (the decriminalisation of gay sex).

    He will hold the post for a little over a year until his retirement on December 2, 2015-one of the longest tenures for a CJI in recent years. The previous year has seen two CJIs retiring in a year’s time. Justice S Sathasivam retired in April after serving a little over nine months as CJI, followed by Justice R M Lodha, who held the top job for only five months.

    Soon after his appointment was announced earlier this month, Justice Dattu had said, “I seek the blessings of all citizens of India. May they give me the courage and confidence to take this Institution to the highest stride.”

    Justice Dattu is known for his penchant for hard work and has few outings with his family and friends. He describes former CJI S Rajendra Babu as his guru and says that it was Babu, who had taught him the virtue of hard work. Justice Dattu has also contributed in the field of social work under organisations like the Rotary Club. His tenure will begin at a crucial time when the Centre is pressing ahead with its decision to introduce the new National Judicial Appointment Committee (NJAC) after formally disbanding the Collegium System for the appointment of judges to higher courts.

    As CJI, Justice Dattu is scheduled to hear some of the most important cases in the Supreme Court. He will be adjudicating the fate of Delhi Assembly and black money to name a few.

    source: http://www.newindianexpress.com / The New Indian Express / Home> Nation / by IANS and ENS / September 28th, 2014

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    Mysore :

    ‘Shukavana’ (Rehabilitation Centre for Birds) has come up at the premises of Sri Ganapathy Ashram on Ooty Road here.

    The aviary was inaugurated by Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji yesterday.

    More than 1000 birds of about 300 species are kept and being nurtured in the aviary. Over a couple of decades, injured birds were being nursed and nurtured by the Swamiji at the Ashram. Now the modern and scientifically crafted aviary will be a safe haven for thousands of birds. Speaking on the occasion, the Swamiji said humans should have concern and love for birds which represent nature. He advised the people not to disturb or harm birds.

    Raja Segranm, General Manager, Jurong Bird Park, Singapore, who was present, regretted that human bondage was dwindling with words like love, friendship and mercy turning misnomers. He commended the work of Sri Swamiji in establishing an aviary. Addl. PCCF Ajay Mishra, Feather Friends Forever-USA Founder Ronald Johnson and others were present.

    source: http://www.starofmysore.com / Star of Mysore / Home> General News  / Monday , September 22nd,  2014

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