Internal Security

Tribunal to decide on ban on 2 militant groups

The Centre has set up a tribunal, headed by Delhi High Court Judge Justice Suresh Kait to adjudicate whether or not two Tripura-based militant outfits should be declared banned organisations under the law.The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry exercising the powers conferred under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) …

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Mizoram doesn’t need NRC: Lal Thanhawla

Any anti-Mizo party would want to capitalise on the Bru issue; vested interests at work in Tripura camps, says Congress CM Mizoram’s Congress Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla asserted that the State did not need an Assam-like National Register of Citizens, rebuffing calls from among a section of Mizos who view …

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NSCN-K faction open to Naga peace talks

Khango Konyak group in India on expulsion from Myanmar A breakaway group of the outlawed National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN-K) on Monday said that the outfit was keen on pursuing the Naga peace process that it had abandoned three years ago. The group led by Khango Konyak, an Indian …

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Fake currency network intact

Two years after demonetisation, the fake currency notes seized so far are not of a high quality, a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found. Another Home Ministry official said the network of same fake currency operators was still intact as two years ago, that pushed fake notes …

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Srinagar shivers, records season’s coldest night

Minimum temperatures drop below the freezing point throughout Kashmir Srinagar recorded the season’s coldest night at minus 2.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperatures throughout Kashmir Valley dropped below the freezing point on Wednesday, the weather office said. “The minimum temperatures remained below the freezing point in the Valley as …

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A drive to register citizens

The Supreme Court on October 8 issued notice to the Centre and the Election Commission on a public interest litigation petition by a non-political forum seeking an exercise, similar to the one done in Assam, to update the National Register of Citizens (NRC) for Tripura. Pradyot Bikram Manikya Debbarma, son …

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The lowdown on Jammu & Kashmir crisis

The situation in Kashmir is volatile and drifting into a negative sphere on two counts: rising violence and the shrinking space of regional mainstream parties after the four-phase urban local bodies elections on October 16. The spiral of violence showed no sign of let-up even after Governor Satya Pal Malik …

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PM must embrace Kashmiris with love: Omar

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to put into action his promise made from the ramparts of the Red Fort to embrace Kashmiris with love. Speaking at a youth conclave here on Saturday, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said the leadership in New Delhi …

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