Assam DGP GP Singh has ordered the arrest of the perpetrators by Wednesday to send a strong message to the smugglers. «The attack on the forest personnel is an attempt to hinder the government's effort to remove encroachments in forest areas. Nobody will be spared,» Singh said.
The compensation payable to the kin of the victims, numbering at least 80 people from the majority Meitei and tribal Kuki communities, will be contributed equally by the Centre and the state government, officials said.
Based on a Twitter complaint by wildlife enthusiast Ashish Chowdhury, sleuths of the Hyderabad Commissioner's Task Force, along with forest officers, on Tuesday raided a private pet store, booked 7 people, and seized various exotic animals, birds and reptiles, many of which were displayed at the pub.
«The serious issues of narco-terrorism and external aggression posing threat to national security is prevalent in Manipur and the resultant fallout is the present human crisis wherein a large number of people have been displaced from their homes disturbing normal life in the state,» said the petitioner - NGO 'People's Alliance for Peace and Progress, Manipur'.
Most of the pilgrims were from Bihar and had hired a bus to go to the mountain shrine cave for the mundan (tonsuring ceremony) of two children belonging to a Bihari family based in Amritsar. The bus was headed for Katra, the base camp for devotees visiting the shrine in the Trikuta hills.
India had earlier invited leaders of all member-countries for the summit - the first under its presidency - that will be chaired by PM Narendra Modi. An in-person summit would have seen Modi coming face-to-face with both Xi and Sharif at a time ties with China have been wrecked by the boundary dispute and when the relationship with Pakistan is nearing rock bottom.
Gen Chauhan explained that before 2020, the Army and the paramilitary Assam Rifles had been deployed in Manipur for counter-insurgency operations. «Since the challenges of the northern borders were far more, we were able to withdraw the Army. We were able to do that since the insurgency situation had normalised.» On the situation in the Eastern Ladakh sector, he the Chief of Defence Staff said, "China's PLA People's Liberation Army (PLA)
Dealing with a batch of petitions by accused in the purported 2,000 crore Chhattisgarh liquor scam case, an approach similar to what started in the year 2018 was noticed by a vacation bench of Justices Bela M Trivedi and P K Mishra, which on Monday had pointed out the fallacy in filing of writ petitions challenging the validity of provisions of PMLA when these have been upheld by the SC and reiterated by a two-judge bench.
In his efforts to bring back peace in Manipur, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday met various Meitei and Kuki groups which expressed their commitment for peace and assured that they would work for restoring normalcy in the trouble-torn state.Shah also held a security review meeting with senior officials of Manipur Police, Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Army and said peace and prosperity of Manipur are the government's top priority.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrived in San Francisco on Tuesday for a three-city US tour during which he will interact with the Indian diaspora and meet American lawmakers.He was received at the airport by Indian Overseas Congress chairperson Sam Pitroda.Starting with San Francisco where he is scheduled to interact with students at the prestigious Stanford University, Gandhi will address a press conference and have meetings with lawmakers and think tanks in Washington DC.
United States Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming visit to the US will be an opportunity to elevate India-US relations to the next level, adding that America wants to work with India to make the Indo-Pacific safe as «We cannot have the Indo-Pacific without India.»
The Breakthrough Science Society (BSS), a collective of scientists and researchers, on Tuesday urged public figures, including administrators of scientific organisations to reflect the ethos of science in their discourse, while terming a recent statement about science in ancient India by Isro chairman S Somanath “an unrealistic claim”.
A 30-year-old Hyderabad-based kinkster 'Si' shares their experience of navigating bondage and boundaries at a gathering that helped unleash their authentic self.
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founding member Hafiz Abdul Salam Bhuttavi, who helped prepare the terrorists who carried out the 2008 Mumbai attacks, died in a Pakistani jail on Monday while serving a 16-year sentence for terror financing.