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MUHARRAM - SAFAR 1424 H
MARCH 2004
Volume 17-03 No : 207

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Admissions in Government Muslim Residential Schools
Ghatkopar Blast

Admissions in Government Muslim Residential Schools

Bangalore: Applications for admission to the Government -run Muslim Residential Schools and Navodaya Morarji Residential Schools has been invited by the Department of Social Welfare.

The Karnataka Government runs five Muslim Residential Schools at Ramnagar (40 kms from Bangalore), Srirangapatna (15 kms from Mysore), Kotekar (10 kms from Mangalore), Gulbarga and Bijapur and four English medium- Minorities Morarji Desai Residential Schools at Srinagar (Belgaum city), Bellary, Hubli and Shimoga. Students can seek admission through an entrance test held on district level. In Minorities Residential Schools, the reservation for Muslims is 77 per cent, for Christians, 14 per cent, Jains, 6 per cent and three per cent for Buddhists and Sindhis. In five Muslim Residential Schools, all seats can be availed of by Muslim boys and girls. Last date for application is March 23. Students from poor families with not more than Rs. 15,000 income a year can apply. The schools are residential in nature and all students would have to stay on campus hostels with food, accommodation and textbooks being provided by the schools.

The Muslim students falling under caste category of II-B (33 Muslim communities are categorised under this) can also seek admission in 17 Navodaya Morarji Residential School located at the following places: Mudhol, Sulibele, Adakimaranhalli, Hidkal Dam, Modhalaghata, Bagadal, Horti, Kadur, Devarabelakere, Machina, Jewargi, Kuganur, Thadakal, Malkhed, Gurumaranhalli, Hariharpura, Savanur, Srirangapatna, Doddahundi, Jalahalli, Anaveri, Magod Falls. (complete details can be had from Deccan Herald, dated Feb. 23, 2004).

These schools are run under a special scheme to promote talents among students belonging to SC, ST, Backward Classes and Minorities and are bunched under the Karnataka Residential Educational Institutions Society (KREIS) whose headquarters is located at 14/3-II floor, CFC Building, Nrupathanga Road, Bangalore-560001. Phone: 22122687, Fax: 22232184.

The application forms can be had from the principals of the respective schools.

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Ghatkopar Blast

FOLLOW-UP

By A Staff Writer

Mumbai: The prosecution has decided to drop charges against nine of the accused in the Ghatkopar bomb blast case because of insufficient evidence. A bomb exploded on a BEST bus at Ghatkopar on December 2, 2002. Police arrested Dr Mateen and five others. According to police sources, this includes the prime accused Saquib Nachan. "After conducting investigation, we found there was not enough evidence against nine of the accused to prosecute them in the Ghatkopar blast case. But they will be prosecuted in the Mulund, Vile Parle and Mumbai Central, blast cases," said a police officer probing the case. Police had arrested two groups in the Ghatkopar blast. The first group included Dr Mohammed Abdul Mateen and his five associates. The other group, headed by Saquib Nachan, was initially arrested in connection with the blast at Mulund. "During the course of investigations, we found all the blasts were part of the same conspiracy. Which is why we arrested Nachan and his associates in the Ghatkopar blast, but we were not able to get evidence against nine of the accused from the second group in the Ghatkopar blast," said the police officer. Advocate Subhash Kanse, who is representing Dr Mateen and his associates said, "We have got indications that Dr Mateen and his friends will be prosecuted as the three of them have allegedly confessed to police." Mubin Solkar, another defence advocate, said, "We do not know about the prosecution's stand. But we have filed discharge applications for Saquib Nachan and others."

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