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Union Home Minister trying to defuse the situation, Mizoram Governor says after meeting PM

Union Home Minister trying to defuse the situation, Mizoram Governor says after meeting PM

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Tribune News Service New Delhi, Aug 2 Mizoram Governor K Hari Babu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament on Monday and said the government was working to defuse the situation on the Assam-Mizoram border issue. "The Union Home minister is trying to defuse the situation. He is trying to find a solution and both the chief ministers tweeted that peace would be restored," Babu said after the meeting. Meanwhile, Assam MPs of BJP led by ministers Sarbanand Sonowal and Rameshwar Teli will meet the PM on the issue on Monday.
Passing legislation or making ‘papri chaat’, asks Derek O’Brien; says bills being rushed through Parliament

Passing legislation or making ‘papri chaat’, asks Derek O’Brien; says bills being rushed through Parliament

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Tribune Web DeskChandigarh, August 2 Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien on Monday criticized the government for rushing bills through Parliament, saying that they were, on average, passed under seven minutes. In a tweet, O'Brien said: "In the first 10 days, Modi-Shah rushed through and passed 12 bills at an average time of UNDER SEVEN MINUTES per Bill... " Passing legislation or making papri chaat!" he tweeted. O'Brien posted a graphic listing the bills passed through Parliament according to which the Coconut Development Board Bill was passed in one minute. #MASTERSTROKE #Parliament In the first 10 days, Modi-Shah rushed through and passed 12 Bills at an average time of UNDER SEVEN MINUTES per Bill 😡(See shocking chart👇)Passing legislation or making papri chaat! pic.twitter.com/9plJOr5YbP...
Olympic achievements, GST, vax drive: PM hails happy tidings as India enters 75th year of Independence

Olympic achievements, GST, vax drive: PM hails happy tidings as India enters 75th year of Independence

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Tribune News ServiceNew Delhi, August 2 As India enters the 75th year of Independence this August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday hailed the happy tidings hoping every citizen would work hard to take the country to great heights. Not only has PV Sindhu won a well deserved medal, but also we saw historic efforts by the men's and women's hockey teams at the Olympics. I'm optimistic that 130 crore Indians will continue to work hard to ensure India reaches new heights as it celebrates its Amrut Mahotsav. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 2, 2021 The PM cited high GST collection numbers, record vaccinations and India's Olympic sporting achievements to express hope in the future. "As India enters August, which marks the beginning of the Amrut Mahotsav, we have seen m...
Assam to withdraw FIR against Mizoram MP

Assam to withdraw FIR against Mizoram MP

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Guwahati, August 2 Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said he had ordered the police to withdraw the FIR against Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena. Sarma, however, said the police cases filed against six Mizoram government officials would continue to be probed for their alleged role in the deadly gun battle along the inter-state border at Lailapur in Cachar district. In a series of tweets, Sarma also lauded the efforts of Mizoram CM Zoramthanga to settle the border dispute between the two northeastern states. "I have noted statements in media by Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM wherein he has expressed his desire to settle the border dispute amicably. Assam always wants to keep the spirit of North East alive," Sarma said. He said that Assam is also committed to ensuring peace along its ...
Assam to withdraw FIR against Mizoram MP in border row

Assam to withdraw FIR against Mizoram MP in border row

India
Guwahati, August 2 Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said he had ordered the police to withdraw the FIR against Mizoram MP K Vanlalvena. Sarma, however, said the police cases filed against six Mizoram government officials would continue to be probed for their alleged role in the deadly gun battle along the inter-state border at Lailapur in Cachar district. In a series of tweets, Sarma also lauded the efforts of Mizoram CM Zoramthanga to settle the border dispute between the two northeastern states. "I have noted statements in media by Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM wherein he has expressed his desire to settle the border dispute amicably. Assam always wants to keep the spirit of North East alive," Sarma said. He said that Assam is also committed to ensuring peace along its ...
Minor girl dies under suspicious circumstances, parents allege she was cremated without consent

Minor girl dies under suspicious circumstances, parents allege she was cremated without consent

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New Delhi, August 2 A nine-year-old girl died under suspicious circumstances, with her parents alleging that she was cremated without their consent by a crematorium's priest in southwest Delhi's Old Nangal village, police said on Monday. They said that the girl lived with her parents in the village in a rented house in front of a crematorium. On Sunday around 5.30 pm, she went to get cold water from a water cooler at the crematorium after informing her mother. At 6 pm, the crematorium's priest, Radhey Shyam, and two-three other people, known to the girl's mother, called her there and showed her daughter's body claiming that she got electrocuted while getting water from the cooler. There were burn marks between her left wrist and elbow and her lips were also blue, a senior police office...
India’s Covid recovery rate recorded at 97.35 per cent

India’s Covid recovery rate recorded at 97.35 per cent

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New Delhi, August 2 India registered 40,134 fresh Covid infections, pushing its virus tally to 3,16,95,958, while the number of active cases registered an increase for the sixth consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The death toll from the pandemic climbed to 4,24,773 with 422 daily fatalities. The number of active coronavirus cases has increased to 4,13,718 and comprises 1.31 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 97.35 per cent, the data updated at 8 am showed. An increase of 2,766 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours. Also, 14,28,984 tests were conducted on Sunday, taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of Covid in the country t...
Paralympian moves Supreme Court over ‘delayed’ hearing

Paralympian moves Supreme Court over ‘delayed’ hearing

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New Delhi, August 1 Five-time Paralympian shooter Naresh Kumar Sharma has moved the Supreme Court challenging an order of the Delhi High Court which had posted his plea relating to his non-selection for the upcoming Tokyo games for hearing on August 6. Sharma has said a division bench of the high court had on July 30 sought responses of the Paralympics Committee of India (PCI) and the Centre on his appeal against its single-judge order which had refused to interfere with his non-selection for the games. He said in his plea filed in the apex court that the last date of selection for shooting in Tokyo Paralympic is August 2 and if the matter is heard on August 6, it would make the plea infructuous. It said the petitioner's counsel had tried for an early date of hearing before the high cou...
Fewer from region opting for armed forces

Fewer from region opting for armed forces

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Ajay Banerjee Tribune News Service New Delhi, August 1 The share of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in recruitments in the armed forces has seen a decline over the past few years. The information was shared in the Rajya Sabha by the Ministry of Defence in a written reply to a question asked by Neeraj Dangi, an MP from Rajasthan. Dangi had sought details of youth who had joined the armed forces from various states in the past three years. The data suggests that despite better salaries and post-retirement benefits, there is a decline in the number of youths from the region joining the Army as jawans, airmen in the Air Force and as sailors in the Navy. The trend is similar for Delhi and Chandigarh. While Himachal Pradesh has seen a small growth in Army recruitments, Punjab...
Covid-19: Rise in R-value cause for concern, says AIIMS chief

Covid-19: Rise in R-value cause for concern, says AIIMS chief

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New Delhi, August 1 Days after the Home Ministry warned the state over the rising reproduction number of coronavirus, Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director, today said the situation was a matter of concern. In the last few days, the R0 (reproductive number) of the virus has gone up from 0.96 to more than 1, which means one infected person can now transmit the disease to more persons, Guleria said. He reiterated the need to go in for urgent containment in 46 districts of the country that are showing more than 10 per cent positivity rate. Experts have further said 53 districts with 5 to 10 per cent positivity must also consider strict movement control and crowd management. Total vaccine doses administered have crossed 47 crore. The Health Ministry has asked 10 high Covid burden states of ...