State’s counsel described them as away from the mainstream during hearing on NRC updation The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up the Assam government for making a “sweeping statement” that 15% of the State population were tribals who have not participated in modernisation and were away from the mainstream. The top court said it was
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Border Security Force (BSF) Director General K.K. Sharma said on Wednesday that they had instructions to push back the Rohingya to Bangladesh as they become a “liability” once they are arrested. Addressing a press conference here, Mr. Sharma said this year they apprehended 87 Rohingya Muslims along the border, and 76 were “sent back to
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Forces on alert to foil infiltration bids Known for its war-time exposure in Afghanistan, the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen (HuM), considered “dead on the Kashmir front” since its split in 1999, “is being revived to start operations” in the Valley. A note generated by intelligence agencies on the basis of communication intercepts suggests that HuM commander Masood Shaheen
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No deadline can be set for conclusion of peace deal, says interlocutor Naga interlocutor R.N. Ravi told a parliamentary panel here on Monday that “no deadline” could be fixed for the Naga peace agreement and talks were on with at least five or six Naga groups other than the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah).
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The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) de-radicalised 86 people in the past two years as part of its efforts to wean away misguided youth from the path of extremism in the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, a senior official said on Sunday. Those who had strayed in the name of ‘jihad’ and brought into
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‘Country can never forget the sacrifice of 26/11 victims’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recalled the deadly terror attack on Mumbai exactly nine years back, leading to loss of lives of security personnel and common citizens, as the country paid tributes to those who were killed. In his Mann Ki Baat address to the nation, Mr.
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Set to be extended to Hong Kong China has passed legislation to punish anyone who disrespects the national anthem with up to three years in prison, state media reported on Saturday. The changes to China’s criminal law were approved during a committee meeting of the country’s rubber-stamp Parliament, the National People’s Congress (NPC), according to
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Aims to check Chinese dominance in key corridors The Indian Navy is broadening its patrol areas in the Indian Ocean Region to cover all choke points in the face of increasing maritime threats, its chief Sunil Lanba told The Hindu. “Last year, we had a relook at our deployment pattern and we reached a consensus within
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The human development consequences of peace in the State have been remarkable In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Tripura embarked on a unique path to peace, one that was not dependent solely on security measures but involved investment in human development and people’s participation in the implementation of socio-political and economic policy as well.
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Home Ministry seeks more details The Religious Freedom Bill passed by the Rajasthan Assembly in 2008, aimed at banning forcible religious conversions, was returned by the Union government as it deviated from the national policy. The Rajasthan government informed the High Court on Tuesday that the Bill was pending with the Centre. According to the
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