A government official said the recommendation for bringing entire Assam under provisions of the Inner Line Permit will have to be examined legally. The committee is yet to formally submit its report to the MHA.
Earlier, the government used to accept a combination of two “outstanding” and a “good” ACR (annual confidential report) for the medals while there was no bar on the number of times an officer could be nominated, said officials. In 2017, the NDA government under Singh tightened the norms for awards of gallantry and police medals.
The ministry has given its nod for the research to examine the ‘Persistence of Spermatozoa and Non-Sperm Male Cells in Genital Tract of the Woman during Post Coital Period using Cytological and Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) Techniques’.
The Union home ministry has allocated Rs 40 crore for setting up foreigners’ tribunals, holding centres and the identification and tracking of illegal migrants, for 2020-21. In Assam, the state government has set up six detention centres with aid from the home ministry and referred over 12,000 cases to foreigners’ tribunal from 2017-19.
Mumbai, followed by Delhi, was among the most populated metros with a population of 18,394,912 and 16,349,831 respectively. Kolkata had 14,035,959, as per the 2011 Census. According to the NCRB study, the common causes of trafficking were forced marriages, child labour, domestic help and sexual exploitation, among others.
India is set to hold a two-day disaster management exercise with the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) countries at Bhubaneswar in Odisha from February 11. The seven members of the grouping are Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan.
The delegation met ministers Nitin Gadhkari and Jitendra Singh among others. The delegation questioned the Centre’s promise of ‘development’. “How long will we wait? Show us the development. It has been six months now! We demand that the government should immediately hold delimitation exercise and restore the statehood of J&K,” said Mir Junaid, who led the delegation.
Probe reveals Irfan Shafi Mir, the lawyer, was main conduit; role of intelligence agencies under cloud; Irfan’s complex network of police and militant contacts trace their roots to his father Mohd Shafi Mir, who was a constable with J&K police.
Since India doesn’t have a refugee policy, Tibetans, Sri Lankan Tamils and West/East Pakistani refugees in Kashmir are granted financial aid on the humanitarian grounds.
In comparison to Rs 1,03,202.23 crore given in 2019-20, the Home Ministry got Rs 1,05,244.34 crore for 2020-21, a modest increase of around Rs 2,042 crore, according to the Union Budget presented in Lok Sabha on Saturday by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The govt has allocated Rs 4,278 crore under the Census Surveys and Statistics head.
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