Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
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Topic: MHA

Agnipath is directed correctly. But Modi govt needs Amit Shah to budge

To make the MHA change its stance is a political responsibility, utilising the short-service prescription optimally a military responsibility. Both must be done.

MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

The announcement comes amid widespread protests against the recently unveiled ‘Agnipath’ scheme for recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces on a short-term contractual basis.

Heartburn in IPS as most DG-empanelled officers await posting while some juggle more than 1

IPS officers say it is ‘disheartening’ that ‘govt keeps granting post-retirement extensions to some, and others get additional charges, even as over a dozen await posting as DGs’.

Fake invoices, impersonation, hawala bribes: How ‘nexus’ of officials & NGOs ran FCRA scam

CBI probing how licences were granted & renewed for bribes, based on complaint filed by MHA. 36 persons, including 7 officials, are named in FIR, and 14 have been arrested.

These 3 maps show all areas in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland from where AFSPA has been withdrawn

Modi govt last week withdrew AFSPA from several parts of these states due to 'improved security situation', 74% fall in militancy incidents in Northeast in 2021 compared to 2014.

Modi govt reduces areas under AFSPA in Nagaland, Manipur & Assam, 3 months after Mon incident

Reduction in areas under AFSPA is a result of ‘improved security situation’, Home Minister Amit Shah says.

Modi govt gets rid of long empanelment process for DIGs to overcome IPS vacancies at Centre

Home ministry's proposal cleared by Modi cabinet on 10 February. According to a home ministry report, 47% of DIG-ranked posts at Centre are vacant.

No rape, death, mosque vandalisation in Tripura, fake news circulating on social media: MHA

The home ministry said Saturday that the mosque in the Dargabazar area of Kakraban has not been damaged and the Tripura Police is working to maintain peace and tranquillity.

MHA order dilutes what BSF was raised for even more. It already guards Lutyens’ Delhi

With the shortage of workforce touching five-figure levels, enhancing BSF's operational roles in Punjab, West Bengal, and Assam is plainly illogical.

Modi govt signs ceasefire agreement with NSCN (K) Niki Group for a year

The home ministry said more than 200 cadres of the group have joined the peace process and the initiative is in line with PM Modi's vision of 'insurgency free, prosperous North East'.

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Ministry of Defence headquarters | Representational image | Commons

SPARSH will make defence pension digital, but problems won’t disappear. Ask pensioners

Failure to implement revised OROP and go for SPARSH should ring alarm bells for defence minister. And it won’t be ‘minimum govt, maximum governance’.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

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Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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