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Pak fails to fulfil 6 mandates of FATF; to remain in 'Grey list'

Pak fails to fulfil 6 mandates of FATF; to remain in 'Grey list'

Rediff.com18 Oct 2020

The mandates which Pakistan has failed include action against all United Nations-designated terrorists like Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar, Lashker-e-Tayiba founder Hafiz Saeed and the outfit's operational commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi.

COVID19 effect: Census, NPR unlikely in 2020

COVID19 effect: Census, NPR unlikely in 2020

Rediff.com30 Aug 2020

'The COVID-19 threat is still looming large. The census and NPR are not in the priority list of the government as of now'

Pak trying to sneak weapons into J-K using UAVs

Pak trying to sneak weapons into J-K using UAVs

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

The J-K top cops also said less than 200 militants are currently active in Jammu and Kashmir.

504 JK separatists signed 'good behaviour bond': Top cop

504 JK separatists signed 'good behaviour bond': Top cop

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

'Only 50-60 continued to remain behind bars and the rest were released'

31.6 lakh people in quarantine across India, highest in UP

31.6 lakh people in quarantine across India, highest in UP

Rediff.com17 Jul 2020

According to the latest available official estimate, more than 11 lakh people are in quarantine in Uttar Pradesh, 7.27 lakh in Maharashtra, 3.25 lakh in Gujarat and 2.4 lakh in Odisha.

Govt to expedite 32 road projects along China border

Govt to expedite 32 road projects along China border

Rediff.com22 Jun 2020

The decision was taken at a high-level meeting convened by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and attended by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) among others.

Nearly 23 lakh in quarantine across India: Govt estimates

Nearly 23 lakh in quarantine across India: Govt estimates

Rediff.com28 May 2020

While majority of the state governments and union territory administrations have made at least seven days' quarantine compulsory for anyone arriving in their jurisdiction, a few of them have opted for home quarantine for those reaching their administrative limits. According to an official estimate, as on May 26, a total of 22.81 lakh people were in quarantine facilities arranged by different states and union territories -- almost double from 12 days ago (May 14) when the people put under quarantine were 11.95 lakh, a government official told PTI.

MHA panel on Assam recommends 1951 cut-off year for indigenous people

MHA panel on Assam recommends 1951 cut-off year for indigenous people

Rediff.com17 Feb 2020

The committee has also suggested two formulas for the reservation of seats for the indigenous people in the Assam assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, including 67 per cent quota for them.

From midnight, J-K will cease to be a state

From midnight, J-K will cease to be a state

Rediff.com30 Oct 2019

The total number of states in the country will be now 28 while the total UTs will go up to seven.

Pak fails to implement 25 of 27 FATF action points

Pak fails to implement 25 of 27 FATF action points

Rediff.com16 Jun 2019

With this, multilateral lenders like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the European Union may continue downgrading Pakistan, making its financial situation more precarious.

'Black Cat' commandos likely to join Army, CRPF in Kashmir soon

'Black Cat' commandos likely to join Army, CRPF in Kashmir soon

Rediff.com30 Apr 2018

Their special skills of carrying out house intervention and hostage rescue can act as 'clincher' during a terror siege, the official said.

Have undertaken big reforms, changed working of official machinery: PM

Have undertaken big reforms, changed working of official machinery: PM

Rediff.com3 Feb 2018

Inaugurating the two-day 'Global Investors Summit' hosted by Assam, Modi said the National Democratic Alliance government has speeded up the functioning of official machinery and "we want all programmes to be completed before target".

Be vigilant along China border: Rajnath Singh to forces

Be vigilant along China border: Rajnath Singh to forces

Rediff.com20 May 2017

Singh addresses a first-ever meeting of chief ministers of five Himalayan states.

Rajnath announces Rs 1 crore aid to kin of martyred paramilitary jawans

Rajnath announces Rs 1 crore aid to kin of martyred paramilitary jawans

Rediff.com20 May 2017

He also declared that 34,000 posts of paramilitary constables were upgraded as head constables.

How Pakistan banished Indian scribes from SAARC venue

How Pakistan banished Indian scribes from SAARC venue

Rediff.com7 Aug 2016

Indian journalists, who went to cover the SAARC Home Ministers' conference in Islamabad, had to face hostile Pakistani officials.

Terrorism, drugs, good governance: Rajnath says it all at SAARC

Terrorism, drugs, good governance: Rajnath says it all at SAARC

Rediff.com4 Aug 2016

India on Thursday sought strengthening of SAARC monitoring desks on terrorism and drugs, underlining that illicit funds generated from narcotics and fake currency networks are being fed into supporting terror activities

Rajnath meets Pak PM, just exchanges pleasantries: Officials

Rajnath meets Pak PM, just exchanges pleasantries: Officials

Rediff.com4 Aug 2016

"It was a formal courtesy call, nothing else," an official said.