MUMBAI: The first woman IAS officer in India after independence, Anna Rajam Malhotra, passed away in Mumbai. She was 91.
Anna Rajam George who was born in Ernakulam (Kerala) in 1927 and had pursued higher studies in Chennnai, was an officer of the Madras cadre.
She had joined civil services in 1951. Anna Rajam had married former RBI Governor RN Malhotra. IPS Association has expressed grief at her demise and termed her as an icon. [September 19, 2018 NewsBits.in]
BHOPAL: Former chief minister Digvijaya Singh's cutout was missing at the BHEL dussehra maidan ground where Rahul Gandhi addressed the rally in Bhopal.
There were huge cardboard cutouts of state leaders including Kamal Nath, Scindia, Suresh Pachouri, Kantilal Bhuria, Arun Yadav, Ajay Singh et al.
Singh, however, told journalists that he had himself asked that his cutout shouldn't be put up. Has he sensed that there is a public sentiment against him? [September 17, 2018 NewsBits.in]
HARDA: Children are often scolded at home and are casually warned that if they didn't obey the elders, police will come and take them away.
These words have an impact on kid's mind and create a negative image of the police. In order to change this perception, this police station in Madhya Pradesh has taken a step forward to make kids feel at home.
The children who come with their parents to lodge a complaint or school students who come for a visit, feel that it is a friendly place with colours, pictures of animals and birds, forest. Superintendent of Police (SP), Harda, Rajesh Singh says that this is to establish a connect with people. The message is that police if for citizen and kids' help, as a friend in need. It is part of the 'Bal-mitra' initiative.
It also urges the children to keep their environment clean. The Kotwali in-charge Dinesh Sharma says that visitor gets a positive feel due to these images. [September 15, 2018 NewsBits.in]