All stories by Achinta Borah
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 2020Rediff.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 UAVsRediff.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 copRediff.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 UPRediff.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 borderRediff.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 estimatesRediff.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 peopleRediff.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 stateRediff.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 pointsRediff.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 soonRediff.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: PMRediff.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 forcesRediff.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 jawansRediff.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 venueRediff.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 SAARCRediff.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: OfficialsRediff.com4 Aug 2016
"It was a formal courtesy call, nothing else," an official said.