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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala on Sunday said tough action will be taken against officials found guilty of leaking to media information about a probe into an IT project that has incurred losses. 

Reports surfaced last week that around Rs.2 crore had been wasted over an allegedly flawed IT project.

A senior police officer told police chief T.P. Senkumar that he suspected that the news about a probe into the IT project was leaked to media.

Inspector General of Police Manoj Abraham approached Senkumar against his junior and Superintendent of Police Rahul Nair for allegedly leaking information about the probe to the media, sources in the police said.

Enraged over the development, Chennithala said that irresponsible behavior would not be tolerated in a disciplined force.

“A detailed probe is currently on and it includes not only the IT project, but also if there is any purposeful act on the part of police officials to play truant. We are waiting for the report,” said Chennithala.

“… tough action will be taken against those who have erred,” he added.

The home minister said the IT project was implemented in the 2012-13 fiscal during which he was not the minister.

Last week, Chennithala ordered a Crime Branch probe into the Kerala Police IT project, which was handed over to a now closed Bengaluru-based IT firm. The project has incurred a loss of around Rs.2 crore.

The IT project was part of a police modernization drive for an electronic beat monitoring system in seven districts.

The company failed to complete the job in the stipulated two year duration.

(IASNS)

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Is Hamid Ansari a thankless Muslim Indian?

Former vice president Hamid Ansari who lately attended an event in Kozhikode held by Delhi Institute of objective studies, co-organised by PFI faces youth's protest.

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New Delhi, September 25, 2017: The youth wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came out to protest against the University and former vice president Hamid Ansari who lately attended an event in Kozhikode held by Delhi Institute of objective studies.
The event was co-organised by National Women’s Front (NWF), the women’s wing of the radical Islamic outfit Popular Front of India to mark the international conference on “the role of women to make a humane society”. It has also been alleged that an Islamic fundamentalist organization, Popular Front of India (PFI) was also part of the organizing committee.
According to the reports, the criminal of radical outfit PFI was accused of cutting the hands of Professor Joseph for being offensive to the Islamic Prophet Mohammad. It has also been accused of accusing National Investigative Agency over controversial ‘Love Jihad’ cases.
The university however claim that they have received letters from certain organizations, though not being part of the event but were collaborating in it.
BJP now demand an apology from the former vice president for attending the event that was organized by the organization who has also been responsible for recruiting youngsters for the Islamic state.
The question arises what prompted the Vice President of India for 10 years to attend an event organized by a radical Islamic people of Popular Front of India?
Is he being supportive of their agenda? Or is Hamid Ansari a thankless Muslim Indian?
– Prepared by Abhishek Biswas of NewsGram Twitter: @Writing_desire

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India rejects Pakistan’s claim of not responding to information sought on Kulbhushan Jadhav

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New Delhi, April 14, 2017: The Home Minister said all efforts were being made to ensure justice to Jadhav.

“All efforts are on to get Kulbhushan justice. India will go to any extent to get him justice,” he said.

Rajnath said that on Friday Indian High Commissioner in Islamabad Gautam Bambawale had sought consular access to Jadhav.

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“As per information with me, the Indian High commission met some minister of Pakistan, reiterated the demand for consular access”

However, the consular access was denied again, for the 14th time. (IANS)

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Kerala Government to Introduce 15,000 Schools under SchoolWiki on Kerala Formation Day

SchoolWiki has been designed in such a way that schools can register into the portal using their school codes and upload their contents

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Kerala, October 30, 2016: The IT@School Project of the Kerala government will introduce a revamped SchoolWiki to foster a culture of collaborative content deployment in 15,000 schools on November 1, the Kerala Formation Day.

SchoolWiki, which was first launched in 2009 on the lines of Wikipedia, had gone into oblivion two years later without any updates.

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“This prompted IT@School to revive the portal with much-needed modifications, amply supported by Wikipedia members. Teachers and students were given specific training for using SchoolWiki and to identify and assign district level admins for data accuracy and modifications,” IT@School Project Executive Director K. Anvar Sadath said.

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The revamped portal, www.schoolwiki.in, is in Malayalam and features content collection jointly undertaken by the students, teachers, alumni, and public.

The schools would be able to key-in and update their basic details such as infrastructure data, renowned alumni, school websites, school map, blogs, various clubs and forums, class magazines, supporting images and videos.

SchoolWiki has been prepared using Wikimedia Foundation’s MediaWiki software and has been designed in such a way that schools can register into the portal using their school codes and upload their contents.

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“Awards would be given to those schools that make use of and maintain SchoolWiki in the most effective manner,” said State Education Minister C. Raveendranath. (IANS)