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Rajnath Singh in J&K:Ceasefire,anti-terror operations on agenda

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New Delhi, June 7 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar for a two-day visit  to review the prevailing situation in the state, particularly in border areas and the suspension of anti-terror operations.

Jitendra Singh, MoS (PMO), and a team of senior Home Ministry officials will accompany Singh during the visit.The home minister might also attend an Iftar to be hosted by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, an official said.

Two soldiers were injured on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district in a gunfight with militants trying to sneak into the state from Pakistan.

Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told IANS said that the incident took place near the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran Sector.

“Two soldiers suffered non-fatal injuries. Our troops retaliated. The operation against the terrorists is in progress,” the spokesman said.

During his visit, he would also review the restive Valley, which witnessed several incidents of violence in the recent past and decide on whether the centre will extend the time period of Ramzan ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir .

The Home Minister will hold a meeting with the state Governor N.N.Vohra, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and senior officials of various state and Central departments to review law and order situation.

Security for the Amarnath Yatra, beginning on June 28, will be reviewed by the Home Minister during his stay in the state.

On the second day of his visit, the Singh will review the security along the international border in Jammu and also deliberate on the situation that has been arising because of the migration of border residents each time Pakistan violates the bilateral ceasefire on the border.

Another important agenda on the Home Minister’s priority list would be to deliberate upon the response of the separatist leaders to the offer of talks.

The separatist leaders, however, had made it clear that it was ready for a dialogue only if there was clarity on the initiative, Jammu and Kashmir was declared “disputed”, and a few other conditions were met. The separatist leaders have been demanding clarity in the talks offer so that their engagement in the dialogue would yield results.

A muzaffarabad-based conglomerate of armed groups, the United Jehad Council (UJC), has applied breaks on any imminent possibility of the Kashmiri separatist leaders to engage with the Indian government.

A statement issued by the UJC few weeks earlier said that talks would only be held with the Indian government once India accepts Kashmir as a dispute.

In addition to his all-important security and political agenda, the Home Minister will also review the implementation of various Centrally sponsored developmental programmes.

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‘Should have remembered Gandhians have lost favour with this regime: Ribeiro’s response to Delhi top cop

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New Delhi, Sep 16 : A day after Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava replied to an email by retired IPS officer Julio Ribeiro about the investigation by the Delhi Police into the North East Delhi riots, Ribeiro has reverted and said his doubts in the open letter have not yet been addressed by Shrivastava.

“I realise that it is difficult, indeed impossible, to justify the licence given to the three BJP stalwarts I named — licence to rant, rave and threaten those who are peacefully protesting perceived wrongs. If the speakers were Muslims or leftists the police would have surely taken them in for sedition !” Ribeiro wrote to Shrivastava.

He further added: “After talking to you on the phone and perusing your letter I have decided to put myself in your shoes! How would I dispel the doubts that your retired brother officers still have about the Delhi Police investigations in North East riots? I would quickly file the charge sheets in all the 753 cases, including specially the conspiracy case registered by your Special cell and get the evidence authenticated in a court of Law.”

“More pertinently I would not prolong the UAPA case by arresting persons just a day or two before the time limit expires for filing the charge-sheet,” he wrote.

The former IPS further added: “I note in your email to me that you have doubted the patriotism of the three who I named as ‘True patriots’. The three include Harsh Mander, Prof. Apoorvanand and me. I have not described one else as such and hence my surmise. Harsh and Apoorvanand are Gandhians. I should have remembered that Gandhians have lost favour with this regime!”

The response came after Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava backed the investigation of its force in a reply to doubts raised by Ribeiro and said that a false narrative of the riots investigation was being created.

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Haryana transport minister tests positive for COVID-19

With the speaker too positive for the disease, Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa will be presiding over the House proceedings.

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Chandigarh, Aug 25 : Haryana Transport Minister Mool Chand Sharma tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, a day before the Assembly’s monsoon session begins here.

On Monday, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Speaker Gian Chand Gupta were also found infected with the virus. Officials said the chief minister, admitted to Gurgaon’s Medanta hospital, is in a stable condition.

The speaker had mandated a coronavirus test for all MLAs, Assembly staffers and officials ahead of the session beginning August 26.

BJP MLAs Lakshman Napa, Ram Kumar Kashyap and Aseem Goel have also tested positive as have six Assembly staffers, officials said.

Sharma, a BJP MLA from Ballabgarh in Faridabad district, said he was asymptomatic and appealed to all those who had come in contact with him to get themselves tested.

Until Tuesday morning, I’ve had no symptoms. I am not running fever, my throat is clear, there is no runny nose and there are no flu-like symptoms. As of now, I have isolated myself at home, Sharma told PTI over phone.

The state’s transport minister had on Monday carried out a surprise inspection of a bus stand in his assembly constituency.

Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is leader of opposition in the Assembly, has tested negative for the infection, sources said.

Khattar’s test report came on Monday, six days after he had attended a meeting with Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, who was later found COVID positive. The chief minister reached Gurgaon on Monday night from his official residence in Chandigarh

With the speaker too positive for the disease, Deputy Speaker Ranbir Gangwa will be presiding over the House proceedings.

The speaker had made it mandatory for anyone entering the Assembly complex for the monsoon session to show a COVID-19 negative certificate, which should not be older than three days. This was done on Health Minister Anil Vij’s suggestion. The seating arrangement in the House has also been changed to ensure social distancing, officials said.

Haryana Assembly has a strength of 90 members.

With 1,074 fresh cases, the state’s COVID-19 tally is 55,460, according to the health department’s daily bulletin on Monday.

Vij on Friday said all offices and shops, except those providing essential services, will remain closed every Saturday and Sunday in the wake of the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state.

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Kerala approaches HC to stay transfer of T’puram airport to Adani firm

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The Kerala government on Friday approached the High Court to stay the Centre’s move to lease out Thiruvananthapuram international airport to Adani Enterprises.

The plea was posted for hearing on Monday.

In its plea, the Kerala government has said the decision to lease out the airport under the PPP model for 50 years comes at a time when a petition against it is pending in the Kerala High Court.

On Thursday, an all party meeting called by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to prevent the transfer deal from going through at any cost.

Vijayan in the past two days has written twice to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking cancellation of the deal. He has demanded that the Kerala government, which runs two airports — Cochin and Kannur, be given the right to operate Thiruvananthapuram airport also.

In Kerala, barring the BJP and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, other political parties, including the CPI-M and the Congress have strongly opposed this deal.

Speaking out against the stand of all the political parties in the state, Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said it was strange that the Congress party, which during their time had privatised major airports in the country, was now opposing it here.

State BJP Chief K. Surendran slammed Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran for making the allegations. The state Minister on Thursday said, “This is one of the biggest scams to hand over the country’s first international airport in Independent India to a private party”.

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