Madhya Pradesh starts MBBS course in Hindi
BHOPAL: Union Home Minister on October 15 released textbooks for three subjects in Hindi for MBBS students as part of an ambitious project of the Madhya Pradesh Government to impart medical education in Hindi language. Calling it an important day in history, Shah said Madhya Pradesh has become the first state in the country to start the MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) course in Hindi.
Odisha Govt abolishes contractual recruitment
BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha Government on October 15 made 57,000 contractual employees permanent at one go and decided to permanently abolish the contractual system of recruitment. The abolition of the contractual system started formally in 2013 to keep a check on burgeoning salary and pension bills. With the new decision, 57,000 employees in Group C and Group D positions would be benefited. Odisha currently has 3.8 lakh permanent Government employees.
Goa Government hikes excise duty on liquor
PANAJI: The cash-strapped Goa Government has imposed an additional excise duty of Rs 25-30 per litre on entry-level hard liquor and Rs 22-30 on entry-level beer, making alcohol costlier in the coastal state. The hike in top quality hard liquor, according to a Government notification, has been pegged between Rs 2,000 and Rs 2,400 per bulk litre and for the premium beer between Rs 38 and Rs 50 per bulk litre.
Uttarakhand revenue police set to be history
DEHRADUN: The revenue police, constituted during British rule in the Garhwal and Kumoan hills, will pass into history books by July this year. The Uttarakhand High Court, in a landmark judgment in Nainital on October 15, has asked the state Government to replace the revenue police with normal police. The concept of revenue officers acting as policeman came into existence in the Indian Himalayan region due to the low crime rate.