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Network blues pushes Mizoram students to hilltops for online exams – Times of India
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Network blues pushes Mizoram students to hilltops for online exams – Times of India

AIZAWL: The students of Mizoram University (MZU) on an average have to trek 2-3 km through forested areas to climb atop hills in order to get internet connectivity to appear for their online examinations, as the electronic networks are extremely poor in the northeastern state, especially in the remote and bordering areas. Accessing the internet connection of various telecommunication service providers, including the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), in the mountainous northeastern states, especially in the remote, hilly and bordering areas, is a herculean task. Congratulations!You have successfully cast your voteLogin to view resultIn view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the MZU, a central varsity, is conducting online semester exams from June 1 for over 24,000 undergraduate ...
BREAKING | WB Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay Becomes CM Mamata Banerjee’s Chief Advisor
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BREAKING | WB Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay Becomes CM Mamata Banerjee’s Chief Advisor

Kolkata: As per the latest inputs, Alapan Bandyopadhyay has given up the post of Chief secretary and has been made the chief advisor to the West Bengal government.The formalities regarding this decision are unclear. Alapan Bandyopadhyay's tenure as Chief Secretary was to end today, however, as per CM Mamata's request, he was granted an extension.While it was being said that Alapan Bandyopadhyay is yet to accept the Home Ministry's offer for an extension of service, there are now contrary claims stating that the tenure automatically extends as per MHA order.With this, sources report that Union Home Ministry has issued a notice to state the reason behind the fresh move as he is yet to formally resign from the post.West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday af...
MHA invites applications for Indian citizenship from non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh | India News – Times of India
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MHA invites applications for Indian citizenship from non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The ministry of home affairs on Friday invited applications for Indian citizenship from non-Muslim refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh living in 13 districts. The Union home ministry issued a notification in this effect for immediate implementation of the order under the Citizenship Act 1955 and Rules framed under the law in 2009 even though the rules under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) enacted in 2019 are yet to be framed by the government. "In exercise of powers conferred under Section 16 of the Citizenship Act, 1955 (57 of 1955), the central government hereby directs that powers exercisable by it for registration as citizen of India under Section 5, or for grant of certificate of naturalisation under section 6 of the Citizenship Act 1955 in respect of any...
First death from Covid-19 in commando force NSG as officer succumbs to pandemic | India News – Times of India
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First death from Covid-19 in commando force NSG as officer succumbs to pandemic | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Country's federal counter-terrorist commando force National Security Guard (NSG) reported its first coronavirus linked death on Wednesday when a senior commander succumbed to the infection, officials said. Group Commander (coordination) B K Jha was admitted to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) Hospital in Greater Noida after he contracted Covid-19 and breathed his last early morning, they said. This is the first death from coronavirus in the NSG. The officer was working with one of the administrative units of the force and was not in the combat wing, they added. He was 53. Jha, originally a 1993-batch officer of the BSF cadre, hailed from Bihar. The officer joined the NSG on deputation from the Border Security Force in 2018. He had earlier served as the principal staff ...
Congress writes to MHA, demands termination of state law secretary from IAS cadre | India News – Times of India
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Congress writes to MHA, demands termination of state law secretary from IAS cadre | India News – Times of India

PANAJI: The Congress party on Wednesday wrote to the Union home ministry seeking that the IAS officer Chokha Ram Garg should be terminated for not upholding the Constitution as law secretary in Goa. The party, which alleges that Garg was biased in favour of the BJP, has also sought an investigation into the officer's sources of income. The Congress party has also appealed to chief secretary Parimal Rai urging him to relieve Garg as law secretary. “We have demanded from the union ministry of home affairs to suspend Chokha Ram Garg because he is found to be indulging in corruption and an inquiry should be held against him to see if he has disproportionate assets,” said state Congress party president Girish Chodankar. Garg, a 2008 batch IAS officer was appointed as law secretary and subseq...
27.37 Percent Prison Inmates In India Are ‘Illiterate’, Highest Reported In Jails Of Uttar Pradesh: MHA Data
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27.37 Percent Prison Inmates In India Are ‘Illiterate’, Highest Reported In Jails Of Uttar Pradesh: MHA Data

New Delhi: Around 27.37 percent of the 4,78,600 prison inmates in the country are “illiterate” while 5,677 hold a technical degree or diploma, said a data issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).The prison statistics presented recently in the Parliament by Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy showed the maximum number of 1, 98,872 (or 41.55 percent) prisoners are educated below Class 10 level.READ: Jammu Police Arrest Three Suspects In Probe Over Foiled IED Blast, Reveal Details Of Terror PlanThe data also showed that 1,32,729 (27.37 percent) prison inmates were illiterate while 1,03,036 (or 21.52 percent) studied beyond Class 10 but below graduate-level.Around 30,201 (6.31 percent) prison inmates were graduates while 8,085 (1.68 percent) were postgraduates and ...
Swimming Pools, Cinema Halls Permitted; Aarogya Setu App To Continue: MHA’s New COVID-19 Guidelines | Full List Here
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Swimming Pools, Cinema Halls Permitted; Aarogya Setu App To Continue: MHA’s New COVID-19 Guidelines | Full List Here

In view of decline in number of active and new cases, and substantial gains achieved against the spread of COVID-19 in the last four months, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution with the aim to fully overcome the pandemic. "There is need to maintain caution and to strictly follow the prescribed containment strategy focussed on surveillance, containment and strict observance of the guidelines/ SOPs issued by MHA and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW)," the union government said in the release. As per the announcement, the guidelines for 'Surveillance, Containment and Caution' will be effective from February 1, 2021 and to remain in force upto February 28, 2021.Union Home Ministry issues an order to enforc...
Home secretary briefs HM Amit Shah on Delhi situation | India News – Times of India
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Home secretary briefs HM Amit Shah on Delhi situation | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla on Tuesday briefed home minister Amit Shah about the situation in Delhi where the farmers' tractor rally against the agri laws turned violent, officials said. The meeting came after a large number of farmers with their tractors broke police barricades and entered central Delhi areas, including Red Fort and ITO. The home secretary met the home minister and apprised him about the prevailing situation in the national capital and the steps being taken by the Delhi Police to maintain peace, an official said. A few other officials were also present at the meeting. The Union Home Ministry has already ordered a temporary suspension of the internet in parts of Delhi. Wielding sticks and clubs and holding the tricolour and union flags, tens of thousands...
75 paramilitary doctors, 350 paramedics heading to Delhi to treat Covid-19 situation, forces in action after Amit Shah’s meeting | India News – Times of India
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75 paramilitary doctors, 350 paramedics heading to Delhi to treat Covid-19 situation, forces in action after Amit Shah’s meeting | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Almost 75 additional doctors and around 350 paramedics are heading to Delhi after Union Home Minister Amit Shah directed paramilitary forces to arrange more doctors for Delhi to control the COVID-19 situation. Sources in Union Home Ministry claimed that around 75 doctors will be in Delhi from different parts of the country. These doctors will be in Delhi in the next few days. The move comes a day after a COVID-19 review meeting held at the Home Ministry. These doctors belong to various paramilitary forces like Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), Assam Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and others. Different paramilitary forces sent out an urgent message last night asking them to arrange more medical professionals as per directives. Official ...
20% spike in city crimes last year, but heinous offences down: NCRB | India News – Times of India
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20% spike in city crimes last year, but heinous offences down: NCRB | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Cases of rapes in Delhi saw a rise of 3% in 2019 while over registration of crimes in the capital witnessed a rise of around 20% in 2019 compared to 2018, a data released by National Crime Records Bureau shows. In 2019, 299475 crime incidents were registered against 2,49,012 incidents in the previous year. However, overall heinous crimes saw a decline in registration. Robberies, for example, dipped with 1,956 cases last year against 2,444 cases reported in 2018. This is a fall of around 20% but can be categorised as highest when compared nationally. In Delhi, the robbery rate -- number of crimes per 100,000 population -- in 2019 was 9.8 against the all-India rate of 2.3. Last year, 1,253 cases of rapes were registered compared to 1215 cases in 2018, a rise of 3%. However, mol...
Kangana Ranaut replies to man demanding withdrawal of her Y-plus security cover, says it ‘is not given based on what you or I think’
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Kangana Ranaut replies to man demanding withdrawal of her Y-plus security cover, says it ‘is not given based on what you or I think’

Kangana Ranaut has said that she will continue to get Y-plus security cover, despite leaving Mumbai on Monday morning. Brijesh Kalappa, an advocate in the Supreme Court, raised questions about the security granted to her by the Union home ministry and asked for it to be withdrawn, now that she was ‘safe’ in her home state, Himachal Pradesh.“Brijesh ji security is not given based on what you or I think, IB ( Intelligence Bureau) investigates the threat, based on the threat my security grade is decided, by the grace of God in coming days it might get totally removed or if IB report gets worse they might upgrade,” she wrote on Twitter.Kangana was replying to his tweet, which said, “Y category security for one person costs the Centre over 10,00,000/- each month. This money is ...
UP govt issues Unlock 4 guidelines; schools, colleges to remain closed till September 30 | India News – Times of India
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UP govt issues Unlock 4 guidelines; schools, colleges to remain closed till September 30 | India News – Times of India

LUCKNOW: All schools, colleges and educational institutes in Uttar Pradesh will remain closed till September 30, the state government said on Sunday, a day after the Union home ministry issued the Unlock 4 guidelines. Chief Secretary RK Tiwari said online and distant learning will be encouraged. Metro trains will be allowed to resume from September 7 in a phased manner, an official order said. For this, the standard operating procedure will be issued separately. Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatre, auditorium and similar places will remain closed. However, open-air theatres will be allowed to open from September 21. The coronavirus induced country-wide lockdown was first announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from March 25 and it was extended in phases till May...
Unlock 4: Educational institutions to remain closed till September 30 – Times of India
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Unlock 4: Educational institutions to remain closed till September 30 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will remain closed till September 30, 2020, according to the Unlock 4 guidelines issued by ministry of home affairs on Saturday. However, in areas outside the containment zones, students of Classes IX to XII will be allowed to visit schools on voluntary basis, the new directive said. As per the phased re-opening under the guidelines, while educational institutions will remain closed for the month of September as well, online/ distance learning will continue to be permitted. States/ UTs are allowed to call 50% of the teachers and non-teaching staff to schools at a time for online teaching and tele-counselling from September 21, 2020 in areas outside of the containment zones, the MHA order says, adding that the minist...
Of 8mn deaths in India, about 6.9mn were registered in 2018: Report
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Of 8mn deaths in India, about 6.9mn were registered in 2018: Report

Of the estimated 8 million deaths in India in 2018, about 6.9 million were registered. Out of these, just over one in five had a medically certified cause of death, numbers released by the Union home ministry showed on Thursday. India has been making progress on registering deaths but this has not been accompanied by an increase in deaths where the cause has been medically certified. Among medically certified deaths, diseases of the circulatory system (the heart and blood vessels) were the leading cause of death. Even these numbers need to be read with caution, as reporting is not uniform across states. Bihar reported this data from just five more hospitals than Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The registration rate of deaths increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2018...
Unlock 1.0| Covid-19 not ‘exploded’ in India but risk remains as country eases lockdown: WHO expert
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Unlock 1.0| Covid-19 not ‘exploded’ in India but risk remains as country eases lockdown: WHO expert

The coronavirus disease has not “exploded” in India, but the risk of that happening remains as the country moves towards unlocking its nationwide lockdown that was imposed in March to contain the COVID-19, according to a top WHO expert.WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Michael Ryan on Friday said the doubling time of the coronavirus cases in India is about three weeks at this stage.“So the direction of travel of the epidemic is not exponential but it is still growing,” he said, adding that the impact of the pandemic is different in different parts of India and varies between urban and rural settings.ALSO WATCH | How malls, restaurants are preparing to reopen in Unlock 1 “In South Asia, not just in India but in Bangladesh and...in Pakistan, other countries...
Hotels may have to wait 12-18 months to get back pre-Covid occupancy – Times of India
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Hotels may have to wait 12-18 months to get back pre-Covid occupancy – Times of India

KOLKATA: After losing business for nearly a quarter because of the lockdown, the hospitality sector gears up to reopen from June 8 with adequate safety protocols, and hopes to return to the pre-Covid levels within another12- 18 months, an industry official said, quoting an internal survey. The sector also looks forward to get 20-30 per cent occupancy in June-August and may have to wait till the fourth quarter of this fiscal, January-March 2021, to reach the 50 per cent level, he said on Sunday. In a guideline issued on Saturday, the Union home ministry said hotels and restaurants will be opened from June 8. "We welcome the decision to reopen hotels. We had carried out an internal survey and it is found that hotels expect 20-30 per cent demand in the first quarter after lockdown, and to ...
Delhi violence: Police slap UAPA against Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha
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Delhi violence: Police slap UAPA against Jamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: May 21, 2020 9:56:04 pm Tanha is a third-year student of BA in Persian language. The Special Cell of Delhi Police has booked Jamia Millia Islamia student Asif Iqbal Tanha under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for allegedly being part of a larger conspiracy behind the February riots in northeast Delhi, officials said on Thursday. This comes days after the Delhi Police’s crime branch arrested the 24-year-old in connection with the violence in the Jamia area during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in December last year, they said. The police said Tanha, a resident ...
Union home ministry allows exemptions from lockdown to conduct board exams of classes 10, 12 – Times of India
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Union home ministry allows exemptions from lockdown to conduct board exams of classes 10, 12 – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union home ministry has granted exemptions from lockdown measures for the conduct of board examinations for classes 10 and 12, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday. The home ministry has already written to all state governments informing them about the exemptions given for holding the examinations across the country with certain conditions. "Taking into consideration the academic interest of a large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption from lockdown measures to conduct board examination for classes 10th and 12th, with few conditions like social distancing, face mask etc, for their safety," Amit Shah tweeted. Taking into consideration the academic interest of large number of students, it has been decided to grant exemption… https://t.co/E...
Kerala SSLC and plus two exams will be conducted as per schedule, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan
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Kerala SSLC and plus two exams will be conducted as per schedule, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said the state government got the permission from the union government to conduct SSLC and Plus Two as per scheduled. The examinations will be conducted as per the schedule from May 26 to 31.“Earlier there was some confusion over the central directive. Later we took it up with the Centre and now we got permission to conduct these exams as per schedule” said the CM.Earlier today, the Kerala government decided to postpone the SSLC and Plus 2 exam to the first week of June, in view of the Ministry of Home Affairs directive that no classes or examinations will be conducted till May 31.On Wednesday, the Bombay High Court also permitted the Goa government to conduct the SSC and HSSC examinations, after the Union Home Ministry a...
E-commerce companies may resume full services from Monday, await states’ views | India News – Times of India
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E-commerce companies may resume full services from Monday, await states’ views | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: E-commerce companies are likely to resume full services across most parts of the country from Monday under the fourth phase of the lockdown that allows greater relaxations, although industry watchers say they are waiting for states' decision on the matter. According to the latest Union Home Ministry's order, "all other activities will be permitted, except those which are specifically prohibited" under the fourth phase of the lockdown that ends on May 31. However, in containment zones, only essential activities will be allowed. States and union territories - based on their assessment of the situation - may prohibit certain other activities in various zones or impose such restrictions as deemed necessary, the order added. Emails sent to Flipkart and Amazon India did not elicit ...