Special package: CPI(M) seeks clarification from MP on delay

cpimMadikeri: Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) I.R. Durgaprasad on Sunday sought Mysore MP A.H. Vishwanath’s clarification on the delay in releasing special relief package for coffee growers in Kodagu.

In a statement released to the press, Dr. Durgaprasad said that Mr. Vishwanath had led a delegation of growers to Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Anand Sharma seeking a special package to waive loans and interest on loans taken by coffee growers of the district. Mr. Sharma had assured them of releasing the special package.

The Kodagu Growers Federation had recently alleged that pressure by some large growers to include their estate purchase loan and land purchase loan for waiver had delayed the release of the package. Mr. Vishwanath should clarify his stand on this aspect as well, he said.

The CPI (M) demanded Mr. Vishwanath to come out with a statement that he would not support the views of the large growers. Loans and interest on loans taken by only of small growers, who constituted 98 per cent of the growers in Kodagu, should be waived, Dr. Durgaprasad said. Mr. Vishwanath should inform this to the Union Minister, he added. He questioned the delay in the release of compensation for growers in Kodagu for loss of coffee crop owing to excessive rainfall in the last couple of years.

Dr. Durgaprasad blamed elected representatives of the district for failing to secure the relief in time.

The Kodagu unit of the CPI (M) would extend support to residents of Kutta, Nalkeri, Srimangala, Kanur, Nittur and surrounding villages who were planning demonstrations at Ponnmpet-Kanur road junction and Ponnampet-Hudikeri-Srimangla road junction on November 11 to protest against poor condition of the roads, he said.

The residents, who had reposed faith in Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly and Virajpet MLA K.G. Bopaiah, had realised that policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were not different than those of the Congress, Dr. Durgaprasad said.

The BJP Government had failed to fulfil the aspirations of people like the Congress. The Congress and the BJP had turned out to be two faces of the same coin, Dr. Durgaprasad charged.

[Source: The Hindu ]

New KSRTC bus service from Tuesday

iA new Rajahamsa daily bus service will be introduced between Bangalore and Mangalore via Madikeri by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) from November 10, according to a press release here on Sunday.

Vivek Poovaiah, who heads the Movement for the Welfare of the Community and Environment, a non-governmental organisation working closely with the KSRTC, said in the release that the bus would depart from Bangalore at 11 p.m. and reach Gonicoppa at 5.30 a.m. the next day. It will ply via Mysore, Hunsur, Thithimathi and reach Gonicoppa.

From Gonicoppa, the bus will take the Polibetta, Ammathi, Siddapur and Chettalli route to reach Madikeri at 7.30 a.m.

The bus will leave Madikeri at 7.45 a.m. and take Sullia and Puttur route to reach Mangalore at 11.30 a.m.

In the return direction, the bus will depart from Mangalore at 3.30 p.m. and reach Madikeri at 8 p.m. It will reach Gonicoppa at 10.30 p.m. and take the Hunsur, Mysore and Mandya route to reach Bangalore the next day at 5 a.m.

 [Source: The Hindu]

The 6 Most Annoying Coworkers

Do you recognize any of the top six most annoying coworker types?


The Psst-er: Gossipers were the number one pet peeve in the survey. While some people like to hear juicy tidbits about the boss or their colleagues, too much gossip can undermine the spirit of the workplace. Plus you’re always wondering when the Psst-er will make you the topic du jour.

The Broken Clock: These coworkers stink at time management. They’re routinely late for everything, including work. They tend to spend too much time on emails, take long lunches, and then scramble to get others to help them meet their deadlines, which, for some reason, they keep missing.

Mold Guy: Coworkers who mess up communal spaces were third on the list of workplace pet peeves. Their month-old leftovers sport a thick layer of fur in the company fridge. Every office seems to have at least one who stinks up shared spaces.

The Whiffy Wonder: You can smell these coworkers wafting about from the other end of the office. They just wear too much perfume or cologne. Some have an obsession with Obsession. Others feel the need to douse themselves with Old Spice. And hiding in your cubicle won’t make the overpowering smell go away.

The Cracker: Crackers are loud. They crack loud jokes, they crack their knuckles, they crackle their chewing gum, they clank spoons in coffee cups like they’re calling the cows to come in from the fields. People who work near crackers can find themselves ready to crack.

The Tapper: Tappers are generally quieter than Crackers. But that doesn’t make them any less annoying when they’re tap-tap-tapping on their personal communication devices during meetings. It’s distracting, rude, and yes, just plain annoying!

[Source: Yahoo! ]