Top stories from Karnataka: Files of foreign-funded NGOs go missing from state secretariat
news Monday, June 15, 2015 - 05:30
1. It has come to light that documents related to NGOs' links to foreign agencies have gone missing from the assembly secretariat. It has been alleged that a former assembly secretary was "negligent" in handling the papers which resulted in the papers going missing. 2. As the stand-off over the creation of National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) continues, appointment of judges and chief justices have taken a hit across the country. 47% of the judges' posts in Karnataka High Court remain vacant and with no regular Chief Justice. 3. A young bride-to-be of Indian origin from Hong Kong who was en route to the airport, died in a freak accident after the cab she was travelling in collided at a speed of 120 kmph. Two vehicles had parked their vehicles in the middle of the road to settle an altercation when the cab rammed into them. 4. The decision to include Bengaluru under the '100 Smart Cities' project will be known on June 25 after the Centre issues guidelines, reported Deccan Chronicle. The State has already proposed 10 towns and cities under three different categories to the Centre. 5. A 20-member Civil Defence team has been trained to handle rain related emergencies in the city. Trained in National Civil Defence college in Nagpur, this is the first time in Karnataka that a team has been created to tackle urban flooding.