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February 14, 2020

Militancy related incidents have declined in northeast, confident situation will only improve: Army Commander

Kolkata (West Bengal) , Feb 15 (ANI): Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Anil Chauhan on Friday said that there is a decline in the insurgency in the northeast region."Overall, militancy-related incidents in the region have declined by about 12 per cent and the arc of violence in the entire Northeast has shrunk primarily to the area which is the trijunction between Assam, Arunachal and north Nagaland," he said while addressing a press conference here.The Eastern Army Commander said in Nagaland, the government is engaging with the…

Conducting pilgrimages for devotees not the govt’s job, says Madhya Pradesh Minister Govind Singh

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Feb 15 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Minister and Congress leader Govind Singh said that the 'Mukhyamantri Teerth Darshan Yojna' should be scrapped as it was not the government's job to conduct religious pilgrimages."Conducting religious pilgrimages is not the government's job, although no decision on it has been taken by the government, but it is my personal opinion. Giving facilities to devotees, helping them is alright but organising pilgrimages on government funds is not correct as per me. The…

CAG report is on missing guns in Kerala police, I have no role, says Guv Arif Mohammed Khan

Kochi (Kerala) , Feb 15 (ANI): Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan said that the report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) was for the government and that he had no role to play in it."This is for the government, not for me. There is a procedure for everything...We have institutions and we must learn to respect them. This report will go to PAC, from there it might go to Assembly. I have no role in that," Khan told reporters on Friday.The CAG report on the audit of modernisation of weapons in Kerala Police…

SC finds no ground to consider petition filed by Nirbhaya convict over rejection of mercy plea

New Delhi , Feb 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court, in its order, did not find any grounds for considering the petition filed by one of the death row convicts, Vinay Sharma, seeking a review of the rejection of his mercy petition's dismissal by the President of India."We do not find any ground for exercise of judicial review of the order of the President of India rejecting the petitioner's mercy petition and this writ petition is liable to be dismissed. The writ petition is dismissed accordingly," the three-judge bench of the Apex…

Woman jumps infront of metro train in Red line of Delhi Metro

New Delhi , Feb 15 (ANI): A 28-year old woman was injured after she allegedly jumped before a metro train at Pratap Nagar Metro Station in New Delhi on Friday evening.The incident happened at 9:42 pm on platform number 2 of the Pratap Nagar metro station."Delay in services between Tis Hazari and Inderlok due to a passenger on track at Pratap Nagar. Normal service on all other lines," the tweet from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's official handle read.Further details are awaited.The Pratap Nagar Metro Station is located on…