Imphal, Oct. 6 (ANI): Human Rights Activist Irom Sharmila on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should consider removing Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur before pressing for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). "Before pressing for a permanent seat in UNSC, he (Prime Minister Modi) should repeal AFSPA.He should repeal AFSPA first because it is really draconian," Sharmila told ANI here.
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- No problems from Indian side on movement of trucks, says customs …
Raxaul, Oct. 6 (ANI): Customs Officer at Indo-Nepal border, Kamlesh Kumar, on Tuesday said that there are no problems from Indian side of the border to the movement of trucks between two countries, adding that Madhesi protestors are blocking the traffic from Nepal side of the border. "The gates from our side are open, but Madhesi's are sitting on the Nepal side of the border and blocking the traffic. The trade by means of train is underway, its only the movement of trucks that has remained stalled since September 24," Kumar told ANI here.
- Raman Singh orders probe and seizure of Asaram's book on …
Chhattisgarh, Oct. 6 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Tuesday ordered probe and seizure of self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's book on sex tips to students. There is furore in the state over the book, which is being used to teach the students.
- Miss Himalaya pageant held in Dharamsala
Dharamsala, Oct. 6 (ANI): In a bid to promote culture and tourism in the Himalayan region, a beauty pageant titled 'Miss Himalaya' was organised in Dharamsala. Six participants from Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Arunachal Pradesh took part in the contest held on Sunday. Twenty-three-year-old Tanshuman Gurung from Uttarakhand was adjudged as the winner after several rounds of competition.
- Barkha Singh appointed as new president of Delhi Pradesh Mahila …
New Delhi, Oct. 6 (ANI): Former Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh was on Tuesday appointed as the new president of Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress.
- West Bengal EC submits resignation to Governor K.N. Tripathi
Kolkata, Oct. 6 (ANI): West Bengal Election Commissioner Sushanta Ranjan Upadhyay on Tuesday submitted his resignation to Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi amid uproar over his decision to put off counting of the state Municipal Corporation polls.
- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference to be held in Jan next ye …
New Delhi, Oct. 6 (ANI): The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Conference 2016, an annual gathering of overseas Indians, will be held at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra here from January 8-10, 2016. The annual event is aimed at bringing together non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) and help forge stronger links between them and India. The PBD Conference 2016 is being planned with the objective of developing a new paradigm for engagement with the diaspora over the next decade.
- Rajnath to inaugurate national conference on Anti Human Traf …
New Delhi, Oct. 6 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the national conference on Anti Human Trafficking here tomorrow. The day-long conference is being organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) along with key stakeholders like state nodal officers for anti-human trafficking, officers of Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTUs) set up in various districts, other stakeholder ministries/departments, NGOs and experts in the field of Anti Human Trafficking. The participants will discuss issues and challenges relating to Anti Human Trafficking and ways and means to curb the menace more effectively.
- AAP thinking about its MLAs, not concerned about MCDs: BJP
New Delhi, Oct. 6 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vijendra Gupta on Tuesday criticized the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Government for recommending hike in the salaries of its MLAs instead of helping the MCDs which are currently facing problems due to lack of basic allowances. "They have denied helping MCDs which are facing problems due to lack of basic allowance. On the other hand, they have spend 526 crore on advertisements and now they are increasing their MLAs' salaries," Gupta told ANI.
- Uma Bharti expresses concern over unauthorized mining activities …
New Delhi, Oct. 6 (ANI): Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Uma Bharti has expressed concern over unauthorized mining activities going on in River Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district. In a letter sent to Union Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar, she has requested him to send a joint team of her Ministry and Environment Ministry to inquire into unauthorized mining activities going on in river Ganga at Bijnor leading to change in river hydrology and resulting in soil erosion as well as impinging upon the conservation of endangered aquatic species.
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