Rahul Tripathi


J&K: MHA nod to two border battalions of local youths
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

The MHA also cautioned the state government about adopting transparency while recruiting to avoid a situation like previous years when there were complaints of rampant corruption and nepotism during recruitment of SPOs in Kashmir.

Cabinet approves launch of largest govt-funded health insurance scheme
Wed, Mar 21, 2018

The Ayushman Bharat scheme promises to provide health cover of Rs 5 lakh per family per year. The scheme will subsume the on-going centrally sponsored schemes - Rashtriya Swasthya BimaYojana (RSBY) and the Senior Citizen Health Insurance Scheme (SCHIS).

Centre to states, UTs: Comply with Supreme Court order on national anthem
Tue, Mar 20, 2018

An inter-ministerial committee, set up to look into the issue, is expected to submit its report in six months. Till the report is submitted, the ministry’s earlier order making it mandatory for cinema halls to play the national anthem is suspended, said an official.

MHA rapped for ‘lack of seriousness’ in strengthening women’s security
Sat, Mar 17, 2018

“The Committee strongly disapproves of this lack of seriousness in strengthening the safety and security of women in the country,” the panel said. In 2013, the Union Government allocated Rs 1000 crore as ‘Nirbhaya fund’ in its annual budget following the December 2012 gangrape and murder in New Delhi

Without global cooperation, new-age policing difficult: Kiren Rijiju
Fri, Mar 16, 2018

In Delhi, the “emerging trend of AI” in analysing data to fight crime and terrorism was taken up during a two-day conference attended by police chiefs from Asia Pacific, who discussed “policing challenges in 2020”.

‘Only 61.58 per cent spent till Feb 20’: House panel slams MHA over ‘underutilisation of funds’
Thu, Mar 15, 2018

“The panel fails to understand the reasons for this poor capital expenditure and wonders as to how the ministry would be able to spend more than 38 per cent of the allocation with just 40 days remaining in the current financial year.”

In Chhattisgarh, 9 CRPF personnel killed as Maoists blow up vehicle in Sukma
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

Personnel traveling in the vehicle were returning from leave to their camp in Palodi, considered an area where Maoists have almost complete control and is cut off from the rest of the state.

Beyond The News: The Debate over Death
Wed, Mar 14, 2018

How have India’s Parliament, Law Commissions and the Supreme Court dealt with the question of capital punishment and the many issues it raises?

Death penalty should stay, say 12 out of 14 states, UTs
Mon, Mar 12, 2018

The 12 states, while arguing against the abolition of capital punishment, took the line that the penalty serves to act as a deterrent in cases of heinous crimes such as murder and rape.

Fake notes: House panel raps govt, cites demonetisation claim
Fri, Mar 09, 2018

It expressed displeasure over infiltration and cross border terrorism and said, “The committee is not happy with the progress of the investigation. NIA should complete the investigation in the remaining cases at the earliest.”

PM Narendra Modi seeks action against vandals, BJP in damage-control mode
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

BJP sources said both Narendra Modi and BJP chief Shah were “furious” over the developments, given that these incidents took place after the Prime Minister had hailed the BJP’s victory in the Left bastion of Tripura as a win over the “politics of violence”.

Violence rocks Tripura: Rajnath Singh dials Governor, DGP; says ensure order till government formed
Wed, Mar 07, 2018

The Union Home Ministry asked the Tripura Governor and DGP to ensure peace till a new government is installed. PM Narendra Modi is expected to visit Agartala on March 9, when Tripura BJP chief Biplab Deb will be sworn in as Chief Minister.

Centre considers IAP-like initiative in backward districts
Tue, Mar 06, 2018

Union government has embarked on a policy initiative for rapid transformation of 115 districts lagging in development parameters like nutrition, education, basic infrastructure, agriculture, water resources, financial inclusion and skill development.

Cabinet approves proposal to hike allowances for MPs
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

The revision of allowances will lead to an additional financial burden of Rs 39 crore under recurring expenditure and over Rs 6 crore under non-recurring expenditure on the exchequer.

Draft Bill on human trafficking in, NIA to be nodal agency
Thu, Mar 01, 2018

The NIA will receive financial aid under Nirbhaya fund for safety of women in order to set up a cell for investigating human trafficking.

Govt set to take over 9,400 enemy properties
Tue, Feb 27, 2018

The properties, estimated to be over Rs 1 lakh crore, were left behind by people who took citizenship of Pakistan and China. These were abandoned when wars broke out between India and China in 1962, and India and Pakistan in 1965 and 1971.

MHA pitches for social security schemes run by finance ministry
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

In its letter, the MHA further observed, “More than 18 crores people have been covered under the PMJJBY and PMSBY, but a large part of the population still remains uninsured.”

Understanding India’s ‘blacklist’: What it is, who are included in it
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Unpacking the issues behind the controversy over the presence of Canadian Jaspal Atwal in India.

Terror grey list: Pakistan under watch, call in June
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Over the next four months, Islamabad is expected to comply with certain conditions failing which they will find mention in FATF’s formal statement, as per officials who were present at the FATF plenary which ended on February 23.

Khalistan activist Jaspal Atwal with Justin Trudeaus leaves Canada, India red-faced
Fri, Feb 23, 2018

Justin Trudeau in India: Jaspal Atwal, a former member of the International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), was convicted of attempted murder after then Punjab minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu was shot on Vancouver Island in 1986.