Friday, July 25, 2008

EADS Joins Quest Belgaum's clientale list

QuEST qualified to provide services to EADS
July 14 2008
Mumbai, Jul 14: Bangalore/Belgaum-based outsourced engineering services and manufacturing provider QuEST has become the first Indian private sector player qualified to offer end-to-end solutions to European Aeronautic Defence and Space (EADS) companies.
The company is now positioned to support projects initiated by EADS, Airbus, Eurocopter and their Tier-I and II suppliers in their globalisation initiatives with its end-to-end engineering services and manufacturing offerings, said a release here today.The company had earlier received Airbus' approval for engineering services and manufacturing to support the various current and upcoming Airbus programmes, and was recently awarded the EADS E2S preferred supplier status for engineering services. It also holds the AS 9100 certification received for engineering services and manufacturing practices and is licensed to carry export controlled work in the US.The compnay is setting up an aerospace supply chain eco-system in its Special Economic Zone (SEZ), spread over 250 acres at Belgaum in North Karnataka, which would enable the company to supply fully finished aerospace components and sub-assemblies from India, added the release.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Large and Medium Industries Department on Monday cleared 65 investment proposals

Investments worth Rs. 1,065 crore in the State cleared


BANGALORE: The Large and Medium Industries Department on Monday cleared 65 investment proposals worth Rs. 1,065 crore in the State.
Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries Murugesh R. Nirani told presspersons on Monday that all proposals were below Rs. 50 crore, and they were in the field of information technology, hospital, tourism, automobile, pharmaceutical and engineering sectors.
The projects would provide 29,024 jobs after their completion. The investors had shown interest in Tier II cities such as Belgaum, Mangalore, Hubli-Darwad, Mysore and Davangere, he said.
Karnataka Udyog Mitra would clear investment proposals of Rs. 1,000 crore every month.

Belgaum, Mangalore and Gulbarga to get police commissionerates

Although Belgaum have The North Range Headquarter headed by IG level officer, The commissionerates will be added feather in cap.

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BANGALORE: The new Director-General and Inspector-General of Police R. Srikumar on Monday hinted that police commissionerates would soon be set up in Mangalore, Gulbarga and Belgaum.
Responding to a question from presspersons on the status of the long-pending proposal to create police commissionerates in the three cities, Mr. Srikumar said: “You will soon hear good news in this regard.”
However, he did not elaborate.
In view of the increase in the population of Belgaum, Mangalore and Gulbarga and , and the resultant rise in crime and law and order problems, the State Government had planned to set up police commissionerates, headed by a police commissioner.
The three cities are now part of the respective district police units, headed by Superintendent of Police.

After taking over as State police chief from K.R. Srinivasan, who retired on superannuation, Mr. Srikumar said he would strive to “make the Karnataka police technology-oriented professionals.”
Mr. Srikumar, who is an electrical engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, said he would focus on extensive use of technology to ensure that people of Karnataka get “top class” police service.
“We will ensure that people’s aspirations are fulfilled and their grievances addressed. Subhadra Karnataka-Suraksha Karnataka would be our motive,” he remarked.
The State police website would be re-launched in a couple of days and every activity of the police would be available on the Net on “need-to-know basis,” he said.Corruption
Mr. Srikumar said there would be “zero-tolerance” towards corruption, and efficient officers would be encouraged. Any complaint of corruption against the police would be properly probed. “I will provide all assistance to the Lokayukta to check corruption. A few minutes ago, I had an informal conversation in this regard with Additional Director-General of Police (Lokayukta) R.K. Dutta,” he said.
Mr. Srikumar said steps would be taken to build the capacity and skills of policemen. Admitting that there was shortage of manpower in the department, he said various proposals for augmenting the manpower were pending with the Government.
Replying to a question on his strategy for checking the naxalite menace, Mr. Srikumar said naxalism was a social problem, and in a democracy there would always be voices of dissent. “If dissent is expressed through violence, the rule of law will take over. The police would take actions on the instructions of the Government,” he observed.
Terming terrorism as a global phenomenon, the State police chief said top priority would be accorded to contain terrorist activities. He said steps were being taken to strengthen the anti-terrorist cell. “There should be more cooperation from the public and the media to check terrorism,” he said.
Mr. Srikumar, who was till now Chairman and Managing Director of Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation Ltd., said that for the first time since its inception, the corporation had earned a profit of Rs. 13 crore during 2007-2008. The board of directors had decided to pay 100 per cent dividend to the State Government, he said.
Mr. Srinivasan thanked his colleagues for the cooperation they had extended to him during his 36 years of service and hoped that the State police force would do better under Mr. Srikumar’s leadership.