Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Srinagar: Amid a spontaneous shutdown, a wave of anger and anxiety has gripped the Valley after the government forces shot dead three protesters near the site of an encounter in central Kashmir where a militant was also kille .. Read More
SRINAGAR: Nearly two dozen civilians were wounded when forces resorted to violent means to control protests in parts of the poll-bound south Kashmir, a day after the killing of two local militants in Padgampora village of Pulwama ..
SRINAGAR: Two police personnel suffered injuries allegedly after resisting suspected militants who decamped with five AK-47 rifles from a police post guarding the paternal home of J&K chief minister, Mehbooba Mufti's uncle, Sy ..
SRINAGAR: Kashmir Valley remained cut off during the current winter a number of times. This was due to the closure of the National Highway connecting it with Jammu, the only land route presently available during winter. This is no ..
A report from Itanagar said that Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering had introduced a bill to have separate cadres for the state from AGMUT in IAS, IPS and IFS . He said “AGMUT is a joint cadre serving Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories. The joint cadre system is creating impediments in the road towards more efficient and effective governance which must be rectified by the government”. “The demand for separate cadre in respect of Arunachal Pradesh is necessary in present dynamic structures of administration. Officers who spend a good amount of time in the state and understand it better in terms of administration are transferred to other location of AGMUT cadre, never to return back probably which creates gaps in administrative understanding,” said Ering.
A report from Guwahati said that the Central Government’s interlocutor for Naga talks, RN Ravi had laid to rest the speculations about integration of Naga-inhabited areas and asserted that no such agreement had been reached with the NSCN(I-M). The Central Government was very firm on its stand on the issue and the leaders of the NSCN(I-M) were aware of the government’s stand. He told the Assam Tribune, that there was no such issue in the Framework Agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN(I-M), which related to touching the territorial integrity of any state. Ravi said that the Government of India had time and again clarified its stand on the NSCN(I-M) demand on integration of the Naga-inhabited areas in the states of the Northeast. He said the claim that there would be integration of the Naga-inhabited areas was a ‘blatant lie’. It was a mischievous act by some vested interest circles to a create law and order problem in the Northeast. The Centre’s interlocutor further said the NSCN(I-M) had every right to demand integration of Naga-inhabited areas democratically. Ravi pointed out that the NSCN(I-M) general secretary Th Muivah could read out anything from a letterhead of the outfit, but it was not the official position of the Government of India. He further said that the Centre would not touch the geographical boundary of any state on its own without the consensus of the concerned state governments and a detailed political consensus.