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Major News and Events of 24 June 2014

What Happened on 24 June 2014


Illegal construction in Hyderabad to be demolished – Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao asked the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) to firmly tackle the issue of illegal constructions in the city. He had a review meeting with civic officials and asked them to demolish illegal constructions if required. They can take police help for this and no advance notice is required to be served if the construction is without GHMC’s permission. Also, he said that notice can be served before demolishing any construction if it has been constructed with permission from GHMC but with deviations. The CM directed the officials to protect the Gurukul Trust lands from illegal encroachment.

Three-member committee to investigate CPMT paper leak in UP

The UP government has formed a three-member committeeto investigate the matter related to the Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) papers leak. The committee will be headed by Principal Secretary (IT) Jeevesh Nandan with Director General, Medical Education K.P. Gupta and Special Secretary Arindam Bhattacharya as its members. As per media reports, the committee has been asked to submit its report within 15 days. In the incident that affected more than one lakh students, seals of boxes containing test papers of CPMT were found broken in Ghaziabad, minutes before the entrance examinationwas to take place.

Kalyani in West Bengal to have first IT university

The well-planned city of Kalyani in West Bengal will have its first information technology university on a 50-acre plot, as per media reports. The state Finance Minister Amit Mitra announced it and said that total cost to build the university would be Rs 128 crore. Initially, only B.Tech courses will be introduced in the University. Introduction of M.Tech. and Ph.D. courses will be done later on.

SunTec Business Solutions Gets Catalyst Award

Thiruvananthapuram- based SunTec Business Solutions has won the esteemed, US-headquartered TM Forum's Catalyst Award. Nanda Kumar, founder and CEO of SunTec added that the company will keep providing innovative solutions for addressing major challenges posed by the digital revolution. HSBC, ICICI, ING, DBS, Standard Bank and Commerzbank are few of the key clientele of the company. TM Forum is a global trade association.

Resolution passed in the AP Assembly supporting the Centre over fight against corruption

The Andhra Pradesh legislative assembly passed a resolution supporting the Central government decision for taking measures to get rid of black money. The resolution was moved by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu that was passed, subsequently. The step is necessary to make India corruption free country as it is destroying the economy; the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has always fought against corruption and taken measures to eradicate corruption, the resolution said.