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10 naxals including seven women surrender

Police officials said the naxals will get benefits under the surrender policy.

Nagpur: Ten Naxals, including three couples, surrendered before Gadchiroli Superintendent of Police Sandip Patil on Friday. The Naxals include a platoon commander and his deputy. Seven of the surrendered cadres are women. Police have been identified them as Jagdish alias Ramesh Katwo( 28) — the platoon commander, company number 4 — his deputy Sandhya alias Jyoti Tumreddy (25), and members of various dalams identified as Imla alias Tullo Madavi (23), Munni alias Chukli Narote, (22), Ranita alias Sanno Gawade, (23), Surekha alias Rajkala Madavi,  (23), Ashish alias Tibru Pendam,  (28), Suman alias Saguna Madavi, (25), Sadhu alias Ramesh Holi, (25), Chinni Baklu Telami, (23). They had been in touch with the police for some time and had expressed desire to lead normal life.  Police officials said the naxals will get benefits under  the surrender policy and would also get higher compensation. However, police did not identify the couples in the press note issued on Friday.     ens

HC query on RTE seats for poor

Bombay: The Bombay High Court Friday asked the state government and the BMC if unutilised seats reserved for poor students under the Right to Education Act (RTE) could be made available to students from the open category. The court’s query came in a petition filed by an NGO, Anudanit Shiksha Bachao Samiti on the abysmal implementation of the law meant to ensure education for children up to 14 years, across economic strata.  According to the PIL only 15 per cent of the seats reserved under the RTE were filled this year. The court was told that if the seats are made available to children from the open category, it would open up about 50,000 seats across the state.  The state government, however, expressed its apprehension over the Act being misused and sought time to reply. The case was adjourned for two weeks.    ens