Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicUnion Territory

Topic: Union Territory

‘They trapped me’ — 25-year-old Andaman woman blames DGP, 3 cops in ‘suicide’ video

Police say the video shot by Deepika Kishen, a resident of Bambooflat in South Andaman, is old, accuse her of cheating and forgery.

‘He is destroying the island’: Administrator Praful Khoda Patel now faces a row in Lakshadweep

While local residents and politicians are opposing policies introduced by the Lakshadweep Administrator since his appointment in Dec 2020, Patel said his only agenda is 'development'.

Sena demands Belgaum be declared Union Territory over ‘atrocities’ against Marathi people

An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' alleged that a pro-Kannada organisation beat up Marathi people in Belgaum and claimed Karnataka police were also harassing them.

AAP vs L-G tussle — no final word on ‘services’ as SC has deferred case thrice in 2 years

The matter of distribution of powers in Delhi has been at the centre of a raging debate for years, stoking a face-off between the Delhi & central govts.

Resignations, protests and stiff competition turn up heat for BJP ahead of Ladakh election

This year, people in Ladakh can choose from BJP, Congress and AAP. But their resentment at not having constitutional safeguards is at its highest.

Domicile certificate only for jobs, does not confer right to own land, says J&K admin

The officials also said those holding domicile certificates would not be included in the voters' list in the Union Territory.

J&K was a broken state, frauds were at unbelievable levels everywhere, says chief secretary

Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said there was no system in place in J&K due to years of misgovernance and corruption.

Darbar Move waste of time and effort, says J&K High Court, asks govt to consider viability

Court orders judgment to be served on J&K chief secretary, directing him to place it before the authorities to examine the issues raised.

J&K has no chief minister but now has ‘four ministers’ — for home, power, revenue, Haj

Jammu & Kashmir is a union territory with a legislature and a chief minister, but it has not seen elections since it was stripped of its statehood.

Central pay perks now for govt staff in J&K — grants for children, higher studies allowance

Order issued by J&K Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu says Rs 2,250 per month per child fixed as Children Education Allowance. Double amount for special children.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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