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Aug 18 9 tweets 2 min read
MoS (Home) Ajay Kumar Mishra writes to Delhi deputy CM Sisodia on Rohingya issue: Delhi Chief secy chaired mtg on July 29, 2022, in which MHA director & FRRO were invited. They informed that India is not a signatory to the 1951 UN Convention on refugees and 1967 protocol..1/n Mishra: MHA and FRRO said all foreign nationals, including Rohingyas, who enter into India without valid travel documents are treated as illegal migrants & dealt as per the law. UNHCR cards or refugee cards are not recognised by Indian law
Aug 17 5 tweets 1 min read
HM Amit Shah inaugurates 2-day National Security Strategies (NSS) Conference 2022. The NSS conference brings a unique mix of top leadership addressing national security challenges alongside cutting edge police officers/security practitioners and experts from specialized fields Image On the first day of the conference today, deliberations were held on various subjects of national security, including counter-terrorism, radicalisation, issues pertaining to crypto currencies, counter rogue drone technology and challenges posed by Maoist outfits.
Aug 17 5 tweets 1 min read
Update on killing of Kashmiri Pandit Sunil Kumar Bhat in Shopian on Aug 16: During initial probe, involvement of an active terrorist, Adil Ahmad Wani r/o Kutpora, surfaced. Meanwhile, an input was received on presence of Adil at his ancestral house at Kutpora On this information police, 34 RR and 178 Bt CRPF launched a CASO in the area at wee hours on Aug 17. During search, terrorist lobbed grenade on the search party which was retaliated by search party. However, terrorist escaped taking benefit of darkness.
Nov 2, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
J&K Govt terminates service of deputy superintendent of jails, J&K prison deptt Feroz Ahmad Lone and principal of Govt boys school in Bijbehara Javid Ahmad Shah over alleged terror links, by invoking Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution of India. J&K govt sources: DSP Lone, appointed in 2012, hatched conspiracy with terror commanders to send youths illegally into Pakistan/PoK, for weapons training before they were pushed back into Kashmir as terrorists of Hizb. Lone was working of Hizb commander Riyaz Naikoo, since killed
Jun 2, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Govt sources: Even if then West Bengal chief secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay could not attend PM’s review meeting in Kalaikunda, what prevented him from deputing a senior officer to attend review meeting on his behalf? Central Govt functionary: Now consider the reverse – what if central Govt officers in departments like PSUs and NDMA refuse to attend meetings called by chief secretary in whole lot of situations, including calamities. Would that not amount to breakdown of federal structure?
Apr 27, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
HS Ajay Bhalla tell Delhi govt that while there is no shortage of oxygen supply and Delhi was allocated 480 MT after consultation with its officers, it has received less supply than its actual allocation largely due to logistical issues not at all addressed by the state govt Efforts of Delhi govt not up to the mark, said Bhalla. Adds that Delhi govt directed INOX to supply 98 MT to 17 hospitals while it was supplying 105 MT to 45 hospitals for long time. Also, alternative arrangements for the remaining 28 hospitals not properly tied up by Delhi govt
Apr 25, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Sardar Patel CCC & Hospital, Radha Soami Beas, Chhatarpur — manned by ITBP — to start on 26 April, 2021 from 10 AM onwards. SOP for admission of patients will be strictly followed and all laid down protocols will also be adhered to. Patients will be referred by respective District Surveillance Officer (DSO) of respective Delhi Districts. No walk in admission will be made.
Apr 25, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
EC on some media reports about allegations made by West Bengal CM that instructions have been given by some officers of ECI and observers to arrest “TMC goons”: Such statements supposedly attributed to ECI Officers and Observers are absolutely baseless, false and misleading. EC: No such instructions have been given by any Observer, Chief Electoral Officer or Officer of the Commission to act against workers of any party (ies).
Apr 24, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
CEC Sushil Chandra along with election commissioner Rajiv Kumar takes review meeting with West Bengal CS, DGP, CP Kolkata, Health Secy, CEO on enforcement of Covid Guidelines in last 2 phases. He directed them 2 ensure strict action under D M Act for non-compliance of Covid norms EC noted with concern that during public campaigns for electioneering, enforcement under Disaster Management Act has been less than adequate. Executive Committee of State Disaster Management Authority, chaired by Chief Secretary,
needs to step up enforcement of Covid norms
Apr 23, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Home Minister Amit Shah has reviewed the situation arising out of sharp rise in Covid-19 cases and directed various measures to augment the supply of oxygen for medical purposes. Expert Group has been directed to optimize & rationalize allocation of oxygen to various states/UTs MHA is also facilitating movement of medical oxygen across the country as per approved allocation plan. Indian Air Force has started transporting empty tankers after delivery of oxygen to destination state/UT to oxygen producing locations to reduce movement time
Apr 23, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
DRDO facility with 500 ICU beds, funded from PM CARES Fund, re-activated at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel COVID Hospital, Delhi Cantt. 250 beds operational since Apr 19 2021 and another 250 likely to be operational tomorrow evening. Medical professionals provided by AFMS and CAPFs. MHA issued orders yesterday to depute adequate numbers of medical manpower (doctors and para medical staff) to cater for 500 oxygenated beds at SPCCC, Chhattarpur.
Apr 1, 2021 7 tweets 1 min read
NIA: NIA conducted searches yesterdat at 31 locations spread across 8 districts of Andhra Pradesh and four districts of Telangana in the case relating to furthering of activities of the proscribed organization, CPI(Maoist) in Andhra Pradesh in the guise of frontal organisations. The searches took place in 8 districts of Andhra Pradesh, namely, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Prakasam, Srikakulam, Kurnool, Krishna, East Godavari & Kadapa; and four districts of Telangana, namely Ranga Reddy, Hyderabad, Medchal-Malkajgiri and Medak
Mar 31, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Pakistani terrorist of Laskar-e Taiba sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonments in LeT Conspiracy Case. On March 26, NIA court convicted Bahadur Ali @ Saifullah Mansoor, a Pakistani terrorist and sentenced him to 10 years’ rigorous imprisonment and fine. Bahadur Ali along with aides Abu Saad and Abu Darda, all@trained terrorists of LeT, had illegally infiltrated into J&K with the intention to carry out terrorist attacks at different places in India including Delhi, as per instructions of their handlers in LeT, based in Pak/ POK
Mar 15, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
NIA along with local police units today conducted simultaneous searches at 11 locations including 8 in Kannur, Mallapuram, Kollam & Kasargod districts of Kerala, 2 in Bengaluru and one in Delhi in case pertaining to terrorist activities of group led by Abu Yahya r/o Kerala. This group had been running various ISIS propaganda channels on social media platforms such as Telegram, Hoop and Instagram for propagating violent Jihadi ideology of ISIS and radicalizing and recruiting new members to this ISIS module.  NIA had registered the case on 05.03.2021.
Mar 14, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
EC action on Nandigram incident:
1. Removal of Vivek Sahay IPS, from post of Director Security. He shall be placed under suspension immediately. The charges must be framed against him within a week for grossly failing in discharge of his primary duty to protect the Z+ protectee. 2. Chief Secretary, in consultation with DGP, is authorised to post suitable Director Security immediately following the extant procedure. Posting order may be communicated to the Commission latest by 1300 hours on 15th March 2021.
Mar 13, 2021 7 tweets 1 min read
56-day Amarnath Yatra to commence from June 28, simultaneously along the Baltal and Chandanwari routes. Daily route-wise yatri ceiling enhanced from 7500/Day/Route to 10000/Day/Route, (excluding Heli passengers) Group accidental insurance cover for yatris, service providers enhanced from Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh; for ponies from Rs 30000 to Rs 50000
Mar 11, 2021 8 tweets 2 min read
BIG BREAKING: EC sends a stern response to allegations made by TMC against the Commission in its representation to Bengal CEO regarding injuries to Mamata Banerjee. Says it looks undignified to even respond to allegations of all this being done at behest of a particular party EC says that while 'the unfortunate incident needs to be inquired into with promptitude and dispatch", it is completely incorrect to state that EC has taken over law and order machinery in the name of conducting elections and appropriated the whole governance structure
Oct 21, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
BREAKING: EC issues notice to Kamal Nath over his 'item' remark against Madhya Pradesh minister Imarti Devi. Seeks his response within 48 hours of receipt of notice EC notice points to model code of conduct provision that states that "parties and candidates shall refrain from criticism of all aspects of private life, not connected with public activities of the leaders or workers of the parties"
Oct 21, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Taking serious view of laxity by parties/candidates in adhering to EC guidelines on social distancing in public meetings for Bihar poll and other bypolls, EC reiterates need to keep crowd discipline and advises parties to demonstrate utmost care and vigil during electioneering EC: Instances of such public meetings have come to notice of the Commission, where large number of crowds have assembled in utter violation of social distancing and the political leaders/campaigners are addressing the gathering without wearing masks...contd
Oct 9, 2020 13 tweets 2 min read
NIA files chargesheet in Bhima Koregaon case in NIA Special Court Mumbai against 8 persons :
1. Anand Teltumbde
2. Gautam Navlakha
3. Hany Babu
4. Sagar Gorkhe
5. Ramesh Gaichor
6. Jyoti Jagtap
7. Stan Swamy
8. Milind Teltumbde NIA: Incriminating documents recovered from the accused include their discreet communications with other Maoist cadres regarding conspiracy related to violent incident of Bhima Koregaon as a part of their well chalked-out strategy.
Oct 8, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
NIA arrested 2 accused in Bengaluru-based ISIS modeule cases. Ahamed Abdul Cader, aged 40 years r/o Ramanathpuram, Tamil Nadu is a business analyst in a bank at Chennai and Irfan Nasir, aged 33 years r/o Frazer town, Bengaluru is a rice merchant in Bengaluru. NIA: Accused Ahamed Abdul Cader, Irfan Nasir and aides played role in radicalization of members of module & arranged funds through donations and own sources for visit of accused Abdur Rahman and other Muslim youth of Bengaluru to Syria to join ISIS. 2 such youth killed in Syria