Cauvery protests: Riot, arson rock Bengaluru; 40 buses set on fire

Newsroom24x7 Staff

Bengaluru: Supreme Court’s latest order on Cauvery water issue asking Karnataka to release 12,000 cusecs of water to Tamil Nadu per day till 20 September today flared up passions leading  to violent protests in a number of border districts and prohibitory orders under Section 144 were imposed in Bengaluru today after mobs torched 40 buses in the IT city.

About 200 protestors were detained after vehicles belonging to Tamil speaking transporters were targeted here..

According to Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwar , 27 Tamil Nadu registered vehicles were torched by miscreants in Bengaluru.

More than 3 dozen junior IAS officers served show cause notice

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north blockNew Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training of Government of India has issued a show cause notice to more than three dozen junior IAS officers posted as Assistant Secretaries in different Ministries and departments for “unauthorised absence” during an Interactive Session with Dr. Bibek Debroy, Member NITI Ayog.

The notice issued today to the junior IAS officers directs them to show cause in writing within 3-days ( by 15 September, 2016) why they were absent and why action should not be initiated against them.

The Notice points out that some officers were found to be absent in the Session before Tea Break, some after while a dozen-and-half were absent in both sessions.

The Interactive Session with NITI Ayog Member Debroy, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities and NIC team was organised at Civil Services Officers’ Institute (CSOI) at Vinay Marg here on 9 September. All Assistant Secretaries had been directed to participate.

List of IAS offices who have been served show cause notice: