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At meeting on NPR, Opposition states object to question on place and birth of parents
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Under the law, states have no power to stop the Census or NPR exercise. In fact, not participating in the Census and NPR is a punishable offence.

CBI books Adani company for fraud in coal supply contract
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

The AEL has been named in the CBI FIR along with three top officials of National Cooperative Consumers' Federation of India Ltd (NCCF), a government-owned cooperative society, and unknown public servants for alleged corruption.

Assam to MHA: Give 3 months to applicants seeking citizenship
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

The state government has suggested that once the rules for the legislation are notified, applicants should be given only three months to apply.

Agreement to settle Bru refugees in Tripura inked
Fri, Jan 17, 2020

Under the new agreement, a package of Rs 600 crore has been earmarked for a period of two years to help settle the refugees in Tripura.

Kerala, Bengal make it official, ask Registrar General to put NPR on hold
Thu, Jan 16, 2020

Sources in Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the RGI received the communication through its regional Census offices in these states.

View from the right: Spiritual, not radical
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

In an editorial encapsulating the contents of the issue, the Organiser has criticised the JNU violence, blaming it on the influence of Marxism in the campus, and not focusing on “life building and man-making” as Vivekanand believed.

Broadband services back in J&K institutions, call on lifting curbs for public after Jan 26
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

The order states that the measure would come into effect Wednesday for a week unless modified. “lnternet service providers (ISP BSNL/private service providers) to provide broadband facility... to all the Institutions dealing with essential services, hospitals, banks, etc.,” it states.

Explained: What is a police commissionerate system?
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Previously, only four cities had the commissionerate system of policing: Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Now, it will be implemented in Lucknow and Noida.

No special relief, J&K land curbs may be for agricultural plots only
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Sources said while protection of jobs for local people may be guaranteed through requirement of 15 years of domicile in Jammu and Kashmir, land protection would remain confined to agricultural land.

New border fences in works, BSF pushes for tech to disable drones
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs is working on acquiring technology to disable drones. “There are inputs that at various launch pads across the border, terrorists who have fought in Afghanistan or are of Afghan origin are waiting to cross over to Kashmir,” a senior BSF officer said.

Citizenship (Amendment) Act notified, effective from January 10
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

This practically means that beginning January 10, at least legally, illegal immigrants from communities - barring Muslims - can apply for Indian citizenship under the new Act.

‘Money laundering’ case: ED attaches assets worth Rs 78 crore belonging to Chanda Kochhar, others
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

The assets include residential flats, land, cash and plant and machinery in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra “totalling to Rs 78.15 crore in possession of accused Chanda Kochhar, Deepak Kochhar and the companies owned/controlled by Deepak Kochhar”.

Telling Numbers: In India, police don’t care much for rights bodies
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The NCRB data show how toothless central commissions are in dealing with complaints of human rights abuses and atrocities on women, children, and Dalits.

NCRB data: Sedition cases doubled in two years, Jharkhand is No. 1
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

The data shows that Jammu and Kashmir saw a sharp spike in sedition cases in 2018, with 12 cases compared to just one in 2017. The state was split into two Union Territories last year.

Explained: In crimes against women, rise in cases of rape with murder
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

From 223 cases of rape with murder in 2017, the count increased to 291 in 2018. Assam recorded the highest number at 66 followed by Madhya Pradesh (46)

Telling Numbers: In riot cases, signature of economy
Fri, Jan 10, 2020

Latest NCRB crime report shows shifting trends in causes of riots. The overall number of cases has dropped, driven by a decline in riot cases over communal and political issues. On the other hand, cases due to industrial and water disputes have multiplied. The Indian Express looks at this and other trends in the report.

Do not precipitate, do not go after students: HRD to JNU
Tue, Jan 07, 2020

The Ministry also advised the university not to “precipitate” the matter by pursuing police cases and disciplinary action against the students. “The idea is not to close the university, but ensure that things return to normal,” a Ministry official said.

CBI files fresh case on coal block allocation
Mon, Jan 06, 2020

The case has been registered as part of a court-ordered probe into coal block allocation during the 1993-2004 period.

Soleimani plotted terror in India, says Trump; Delhi walks diplomatic tightrope
Sun, Jan 05, 2020

The Indian security establishment has never considered Iranian intelligence or militia operations as a major threat. Barring an attack on an Israeli diplomat in New Delhi in 2012, there is no history of Iranians or Iranian agencies being involved in a terrorist attack or subversive activity in India.

Govt readies provisions to protect jobs and land rights in J&K
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

The government had stripped the state of its special status on August 5. The decision abrogated Article 370 and Article 35A — the latter reserved jobs in Jammu and Kashmir for residents of the erstwhile state and prohibited anyone from outside the state to own property there.

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