Pranab Declared Dead:Seven Day State Mourning

(New Delhi)Pranab Declared Dead:Seven Day State Mourning
The Government of India announces with profound sorrow the death of ShriPranab Mukherjee, former President of India at Army Research & Referral Hospital, New Delhi on 31stAugust, 2020.
As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days State Mourning will be observed throughout India from 31.08.2020 to 06.09.2020, both days inclusive. During the period of State Mourning the National Flag will fly at halfmaston all buildings throughout India, where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment.
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Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara Pilgrimage in Pak Suspended:Corona Virus

(New Delhi)Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara Pilgrimage in Pak Suspended:Corona Virus
As per Ministry of Home Affairs this suspension beginning Sunday midnight in view of the Coronavirus outbreak,
The government has also suspended movement of all types of passengers through international border points with Pakistan from 00:00 hours of March 16
In November, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated a dedicated corridor connecting Dera Baba Nanak in Punjab with Kartarpur Sahib gurudwara in Pakistan.
Indian pilgrims of all faiths are allowed to undertake round the year visa-free travel to the historic gurudwara, the final resting place of founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev ji.

National Flag Will Fly Half-Mast :Respect To Ananth Kumar

[New Delhi]National Flag Will Fly Half-Mast :Respect To Ananth Kumar
The Government of India, announced with profound sorrow the death of Shri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs, today in Bengaluru.
As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, the Centre has decided that the National Flag will be flown at half mast in Delhi and Capitals of all States and UTs where it is regularly flown, today and on the day of funeral at the place where funeral takes place. It has also been decided that the State funeral will be accorded to the departed dignitary.

No Merger Of Chandigarh’s DSP Post With DANIPS :MHA

[New Delhi]No Merger Of Chandigarh’s DSP Post With DANIPS :MHA
1] The notification of MHA dated 25.09.2018 merging the posts of DSPs of Chandigarh Police with DANIPS has been kept in abeyance till further orders.
2). The UT/ Chandigarh administration has also been advised that in filling up civil posts, the ratio of 60:40 may be used as between Punjab and Haryana, wherever it is being followed conventionally.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has also advised that it may be made optional for Sikh women, riding a two wheeler or sitting pillion, to wear protective head gear, as per the extant practice in Delhi.

Democracies Reiterate Their Commitment to Counter Terrorism

[New Delhi] Two Big Democracies Reiterate Their Commitment to Counter Terrorism
The US Ambassador to India Mr. Kenneth I. Juster along with other officials of the Embassy called on Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in New Delhi
They reiterated the strong resolve of India and US to jointly counter the threats posed by terrorism to two of the world’s biggest democracies as well as the world peace.
In this regard, Mr. Kenneth Juster expressed his country’s keenness to continue the ongoing Homeland Security Dialogue between India and US for a concrete conclusion.
They also discussed measures to further strengthen Indo-US ties during the meeting.
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The U.S. Ambassador to India, Mr. Kenneth I. Juster calling on the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju, in New Delhi on August 13, 2018.

Center Announces 162 New Medals For Crime Investigators In Police

Center Announces New Medals For Crime Investigators In Police
The Government has approved a proposal to institute the “Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation” to promote high professional standards of Investigation of Crime in the State/UT Police and Central Investigating Agencies in the country. Officers from the rank of Sub-Inspector to Superintendent of Police are eligible.
Based on the average crime data for the last three years, a total of 162 medals will be awarded every year; of these,
137 will be for the States/UTs and
25 for the Central Investigating Agencies, — National Investigation Agency (NIA), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB). Distribution of medals among the States/UTs will be on the basis of average of IPC crimes registered by them and the crime data published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for the years 2013, 2014 & 2015.
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Centre Seeks Report from UP Govt on Kasganj Violence

[New Delhi] Centre Seeks Report from UP Govt on Kasganj Violence
The Centre today sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on violent clashes in Kasganj,
where one person was killed and two others were injured,
Union Home Ministry asked the state government to send a comprehensive report about the violence that started last Friday, and the steps taken to restore peace in Kasganj and its adjoining areas.
The state government has also been asked to provide details about the steps taken to punish those involved in the violence.
This Morning UP Chief Minister Aditya Nth Yogi Broke His Silence on Kasganj violence and promised action against those involved
Governor Ram Naik has Called Shame ful to These Violent incidents
Besides the death of one person and injury to two others, at least three shops, two buses and a car were torched during the clashes following stone-pelting by a mob on a motorcycle rally taken out to celebrate the Republic Day.

Center Planning To Abolish Several Thousands Posts Vacant for 5 yrs

[New Delhi]Center Planning To Abolish Several Thousands Posts Vacant for 5 yrs
There May be several thousand central government posts which are lying vacant for five or more years,
The government is planning to abolish all posts which have been vacant for more than five years, and has directed all ministries and department to submit a comprehensive report on the matter.
As per Finance Ministry , It had asked all ministries and departments to submit an action-taken report for the cause
As per the ministry,Some departments and ministries have responded but some, instead of providing a comprehensive report, have submitted the requisite information in piecemeal manner,
Ministry of Home Affairs has also issued such directions to all concerned

Delhi Police Gets New Commissioner In Amulya Patnaik

[New Delhi]Delhi Police Gets New Commissioner In Amulya Patnaik
Amulya Kumar Patnaik is appointed as Commissioner of Police, Delhi
Amulya Kumar Patnaik, IPS (AGMUT: 1985) has been appointed to the post of Commissioner of Police, Delhi from the date of actual assumption of the charge, in place of Shri Alok Kumar, IPS (AGMUT: 1979) who has been appointed as Director, CBI, till further orders.

Govt’s Axe Falls On 11K NGOs:Derecognised For Foreign Funds

[New Delhi,]Govt’s Axe Falls On 11000 NGOs :Derecognised
The Modi government has so far cancelled registration of more than 22,000 NGO for various alleged lapses.
Center derecognises 11,000 NGOs”Their validity of registration is deemed expired from November 1, 2016,”
Government has derecognised more than 11,000 NGOs after they failed to renew their registration by June-end, preventing them from receiving foreign funds.
The Union Home Ministry said it has cancelled registration of 11,319 organisations that had not applied for renewal of registration under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act by the June 30 deadline this year.
In the list are about
50 orphanages,
hundreds of schools and institutions such as the
Indian Statistical Institute and reputed NGOs that works for street children.
In 2015, the Home Ministry cancelled FCRA registration of 10,000 non-government organisations because they did not file their annual returns for three years in a row.
Many of these organisations were defunct or did not want the FCRA registration in any case.
The Centre’s decision brings down the number of not-for-profit organisations permitted to receive foreign funding to 20,500, less than half of what it was two years ago when 42,500 were registered under the FCRA 2010.
The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010–which replaced a 1976 law by the same name–ended the system of permanent registration, and required NGOs to seek renewal of their licence every five years.
The validity of FCRA registration of the NGOs was extended till October 31, 2016 but they were required to submit applications for renewal of registration by June 30.
The Home Ministry also said it had closed the application for FCRA licence renewal in 1,736 cases due to “non-submission of documents or deficient documents or other statutory shortcoming within the stipulated time”.
These 1,736 NGOs include some branches of the
Ramakrishna Mission,
Mata Amritanandamayi Math as well as the
Krishnamurthi Foundation of India, and they had applied online for renewal of their registrations before June 30, 2016.
The Ministry has now asked these 1,736 NGOs to submit their representations in support of deficiency in the application, by November 8
In its original form, the FCRA was enacted apparently to restrict flow of foreign funds to civil society groups during the 1975-77 Emergency.
Parliament had passed a stringent version of the FCRA in 2010, with the Congress-led UPA government insisting that NGOs that rely on foreign funds had to be prepared for greater scrutiny.