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Jul 24, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
Despite border tensions with China and Galwan killings, close to 80 FDI proposals from China got permission to invest in India in the past two years. In April 2020, government tweaked FDI policy for greater scrutiny of Chinese proposals. I report thehindu.com/news/national/… In reply to an RTI query by The Hindu, DPIIT said, “388 FDI proposals have been received by the Government since April 18, 2020 from countries sharing land border with India.”
The reply added, “80 proposals out of 388 were granted permission to invest.”
Jul 21, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Rajya Sabha adjourned till 12 noon within minutes of convening at 11am. Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu objected to members getting placards and other items in the House. Earlier he wished Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge on the latter’s 80th birthday. AAP, Left,DMK continue protest in Rajya Sabha demanding rollback of GST and discussion on price rise. NCP,Shiv Sena members were seated, didn’t join them in the well, Priyanka Chaturvedi of SS however said that she agreed with them for a discussion on price rise.
Jun 26, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
A chance arrest on Nepal border led the police in Greater Noida to a sprawling club being run illegally by a Chinese national for the past 2 years. Xue Fei had an Indian passport, Aadhar, could sustain hours of interrogation, without any exertion. I report thehindu.com/news/national/… The local police were prepared to shut the probe as yet another case of the illegal stay of a foreigner in Delhi’s satellite town till an IPS officer, Meenakshi Katyayan, analysed the phone call records of the two suspects- Xue and his Indian friend Petekhrinuo from Nagaland
Apr 12, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
Less than 24 hrs after the communal violence in Khargone, the local admin demolished 45 properties of suspects allegedly involved in the violence. “Main idea is to instil fear of financial losses among the accused,” said Pawan Sharma,Div Comm. I report thehindu.com/news/national/… When askd why the admin didn’t wait for court’s judgement before demolishing the properties,Pawan Sharma,Div Comm told The Hindu “if an illegal structure is there,we can take action under relevant sections.The properties happen to belong to the accused in the communal riots case”
Jan 18, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
At the height of Galwan crisis, MHA announced on Twitter that an inter-ministerial team will probe Gandhis linked NGOs for various violations, recently the FCRA of RGF and RGCT was renewed. MHA declined info on panel’s so far findings under RTI, I report thehindu.com/news/national/… Rahul Gandhi had sharpened his attack on the government, accusing PM Narendra Modi of surrendering territory to China. The ruling BJP had then accused the two Cong-linked NGOs of receiving foreign funds from the Chinese govt in 2005-06,the probe committee was formed soon after.
Jan 17, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Yati Narsinghanand was on Jan 15 arrested in two separate cases—the Haridwar hate speech in which calls were made for genocide against Muslims, and another case registered recently for derogatory remarks against women, DGP Ashok Kumar told The Hindu,I rprt thehindu.com/news/national/… He said the accused was served a notice under Section 41A of the CrPC (when police may arrest without a warrant) on January 14, and that he would join the investigations whenever called by the police.
Jan 7, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
As word got out that PM Narendra Modi was to travel by road, a distance of over 100 km, one of the farm unions that was on way to the DC office to protest, mobilised more people forcing the cavalcade to stop and return, a senior govt official said.I report thehindu.com/news/national/… On Wednesday, President of Bharatiya Kisan Union (Krantikaari) Surjeet Singh Phul told The Hindu that it was the members of their outfit who were protesting on the Ferozepur-Moga stretch against the Prime Minister’s visit.
Oct 17, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Though the BSF played a key role in the Kargil war — it was the first to send five specific intelligence inputs about a Pakistani build-up, months before the war commenced — the achievements of the CAPF were lost in footnotes of government reports. I write thehindu.com/news/national/… BSF Inspector Habibullah, a local from Drass, assisted the Army in translating the wireless conversations in Dardi and Balti. According to a book, “also helped in motivating local youths for working as porters” as large no of population had fled the area in panic due to shelling”
May 29, 2021 13 tweets 3 min read
Detailed story on MHA order that empowers 13 more district collectors in five States to grant citizenship certificates to applicants belonging to six minority communities from Pak, Bangladesh nd Afghanistan. What it implies,link with CAA,eligibility etc
thehindu.com/news/national/… The latest notification is a reiteration of similar orders issued in 2016 and 2018 and is not related to the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) that is yet to come into effect.
Mar 24, 2021 36 tweets 4 min read
Rajya Sabha now discussing the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The Bill seeks to empower the Lieutenant Governor Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge: what is the point of elections then? send the bill to select committee
Mar 15, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
MHA moves Bill to curtail Delhi government's powers, L-G opinion must in all Delhi Government/Delhi Cabinet's decisions. The Bill gives discretionary powers to the L-G of even in matters where the Legislative Assembly of Delhi is empowered to make laws.
thehindu.com/news/cities/De… The bill proposed that “government” in the national capital territory of Delhi means the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi
Mar 15, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
In Rajya Sabha, Ashwin Vaishnaw of BJP raises issue of racism in U.K. says Oxford student Rashmi Sawant was cyber bullied to resign as students union leader, hindu religious beliefs of her parents were also attacked ..if this happens in Oxford university? mentions Meghan Markel interview, if such racial discrimination at higher level, what about lower level?the condition of migrants is also not hidden....large diaspora in U.K, the era of colonialism is over,
they have to change.
Mar 15, 2021 14 tweets 2 min read
Exclusive: The Centre will allow residents to fill columns in the National Population Register (NPR) forms on their own through online mode, a month before door-to-door enumeration by Census officials starts. I report.
thehindu.com/news/national/… After filling the form online, residents will get a reference code that they could mention to the field enumerator at the time of her/his visit, according to a senior government official.
Mar 13, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
As NE States welcome Myanmar residents fleeing military crackdown, MHA reiterates that State governments have no powers to grant “refugee status to any foreigner” and India is not a signatory to the United Nations Refugee Convention. #MyanmarCoup
thehindu.com/news/national/… India and Myanmar share 1,643 km border and people on either side have familial ties.
Feb 7, 2021 19 tweets 6 min read
Massive flood near Joshimath in Uttarakhand amid reports of a cloudburst or reservoir breach around 10 am. Many casualties feared, says ITBP.
Over hundred ITBP men rushed for rescue operation
Video courtesy- ITBP Another video from the same area.
#uttarakhand
Feb 5, 2021 24 tweets 4 min read
Congress' Mallikarjun Kharge in Rajya Sabha-It seems they have not read their own data. They lie regarding MSP. Average growth rate of MSP in UPA-I was 11.10 % and in Modi government's time it is 5.53 %. Provide the data in percentage not in rupees. Kharge- how much can you survive taking Congress name, what we did in 70 years is in front of public. You never stop talking, it is your habit what can we do? you have divided people and harassed farmers, January 26 was a conspiracy. it was a conspiracy to divide the farmers.
Feb 5, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
MHA is all set to introduce a legislation in the budget session of Parliament to amend a 1991 Act pertaining to the powers and functions of the Delhi government and the Lieutenant Governor (LG) based on the 2019 Supreme Court verdict. I report.
thehindu.com/news/national/… A Supreme Court Bench of Justices A.K. Sikri and Ashok Bhushan had, other than the question of services, given a unanimous verdict on the role of the two authorities. The services plea has been referred to a larger bench of the court and the hearing is yet to conclude.
Sep 30, 2020 7 tweets 1 min read
Unlock 5 guidelines issued by MHA Cinemas/ theatres/ multiplexes will be permitted to open with upto 50% of their seating capacity for which, SOP will be issued by Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
Business to Business (B2B) Exhibitions will be permitted to open for which,SOP issued by the Dept of Commerce
Sep 29, 2020 6 tweets 1 min read
MHA statement on Amnesty-
"Amnesty is free to continue humanitarian work in India, as is being done by many other organizations. However, India, by settled law, does not allow interference in domestic political debates by entities funded by foreign donations..... This law applies equally to all and it shall apply to Amnesty International as well: MHA
Sep 27, 2020 8 tweets 3 min read
Sports minister @KirenRijiju and Mos Home @kishanreddybjp briefing on Ladakh issue. Image .@KirenRijiju : there is a demand for constitutional safeguard to protect land, jobs ,culture in Ladakh. Under HM Amit Shah if was decided that despite so much good work done, the atmosphere should not be vitiated. The delegation met HM yday
Sep 27, 2020 4 tweets 1 min read
Ladakh delegation demands protection from “outsiders"
“We do not want a domicile policy like that in J&K;anyone who has spent 15 years in J&K can be a domicile now This is why we want inclusion in Sixth Schedule to protect our identity, culture and land"
thehindu.com/news/national/… Chering Dorjay Lakrook, former BJP president in Ladakh who met HM Amit Shah, told The Hindu that they were demanding restoration of protection as granted under Article 35A of the Constitution that was revoked last year.