Udupi, July 23, 2015 : Udupi district police are on a campaign to promote safe driving among college students. The police apart from counselling students against over sppeding , rash and negligent driving, would also summon parents and make them aware of facts. Police will advise parents on the problems posed by rash and negligent driving and tell them to advise their children to wear helmets in the interest of safety.
The police have asked 20 students to get their parents to the district police office. The drive is a vital effort from the police, SP Annamalai checked the registration certificates and driving licences of students who were driving motorcycles. He advised them against fast driving and also asked them to wear helmets.
The idea of the police is not to harass students. It will just check DLs and RCs of the vehicles. The pictures of their DLs and RCs will be retained and students asked to send their parents to the district police office. We believe this will go a long way in creating awareness on road safety and preventing accidents. Wearing helmets is not compulsory in Udupi. There is no notification to that effect, but police will advise all concerned.
Udupi : According to reports, district unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will organise a convention against the “anti-people policies” of Union and State governments at the Sri Narayana Guru Sabha Bhavan at 3 p.m. July 23.
Balakrishna Shetty, secretary of district unit of CPI (M), said that corruption was increasing in the country. Some Ministers in the Union and State governments were charged of corruption galore. There were charges of corruption against the Lokayukta also now. The number of farmers’ suicides was increasing in the State, but measures taken were poor to extricate farmers from the debt trap.
Though the price of crude oil was declining in international markets, the prices of essential commodities were increasing in the country. The Central Committee of the party had decided to conduct a series of protests on these issues throughout the country from August 1 to 14.
The convention to be held on July 23, was the start of many to come, G.V. Srirama Reddy, former MLA and Secretary of the State unit of the CPI (M), would be participating in the convention.