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Sushma in Lok Sabha: Govt in talks with US authorities to ensure safety of diaspora

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New Delhi, March 15: Addressing Lok Sabha over incidents of hate attacks against Indians in the US, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said Indian government is not oblivious of the gravity of the matter and has raised issues with the highest authorities in America to ensure safety of diaspora.

Last week in Lok Sabha, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge had said the attacks on Indians have started happening after Donald Trump took over as the President of the Unites States. He had said: Indians in the US are being killed, threatened, asked to leave the country while our government remains silent.

Questioning PM Modi’s silence over the matter, the opposition had questioned what steps Indian government is taking to ensure safety of Indians abroad.  To this, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said, government is serious over the matter and would present the report next week.

Making a statement in the Lok Sabha over the matter, the EAM minister assured the house that the government was giving highest priority to the safety of Indian diaspora.

“I want to reassure that safety of our diaspora is our foremost priority. We are constantly talking to the US officials. Embassies are constantly in touch with the diaspora,” Sushma Swaraj said.

She further told the house that recently attacked Indian origin Deep Rai, who was an American citizen, is out of danger now.

She further said the probe is on in the US to ascertain if the incidents involving Patel and Rai were also related to hate crimes. “Government in all three cases contacted them to provide immediate help,” the minister said.

She also said that these incidents did not reflect the sentiment of all Americans as the incidents have been widely condemned in the US. She said, “US authorities including President Donald Trump have strongly condemned these incidents.”

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10% hike in placements at IIT Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 13: In comparison to last year, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi witnessed an increase of 10 per cent in the number of placements offered to students this season so far, the institute said on Wednesday.

Till the 10th day of the ongoing placement exercise which began on December 2,  the institute registered a 10 per cent rise in the overall jobs offered to students across streams, while for the Post Graduate (PG) students this increase was 17 per cent against last year.

“While the overall placements have been better than last year, recruitment trends of PG students is very encouraging for the future of engineering research in the country,” news agency IANS quoted, I.N. Kar, Professor-in-charge of Training and Placement at IIT Delhi, wrote in a statement.

“I am hopeful that the overall percentage increase in the recruitment of both UG (Under Graduate) and PG students will improve further”, Kar added.

The score is likely to climb up by the end of this phase of the placement season on December 15. The next phase will commence in January next year.

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Deadline to link Aadhaar with bank accounts extended till March 31

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New Delhi, Dec 13: The deadline to link the Aadhaar number with bank accounts has been extended by three months till March 31, the government announced on Wednesday, as the Supreme Court is set to commence hearing from Thursday on its mandatory linking to various schemes.

The deadline was earlier December 31 for linking the 12-digit unique identification number with both Permanent Account Number (PAN) and bank accounts. However, the government extended the deadline last week for linking it with PAN till March 31.

A notification to link it with bank accounts was later issued on Tuesday by the Department of Revenue under the Finance Ministry. The notification, however, did not mention the new deadline, leaving it open-ended.

The government later issued a press release which contained the deadline of March 31.

According to the December 12 notification, the words “submit the Aadhaar number and PAN by December 31, 2017” have been substituted by “submit the Aadhaar number, PAN or Form No 60 by such date as may be notified by the Central government”.

The release said under the provisions of Prevention of Money-laundering (Maintenance of Records) Second Amendment Rules, 2017, it was provided that if a client already having a bank account or any other account-based relationship with reporting entities prior to date of this notification fails to submit the Aadhaar number and PAN by December 31, “the said account shall cease to be operational till the time the Aadhaar number and PAN is submitted by the client”.

In case of a person opening a new account, the deadline for submitting Aadhaar number and PAN was “six months from the date of the commencement of the account based relationship”.

“After considering various representations received in this regard and inputs received from banks, it has been decided to notify March 31, 2018 or six months from the date of commencement of account based relationship by the client, whichever is later, as the date of submission of the Aadhaar number, and Permanent Account Number or Form 60 by the clients to the reporting entity,” the statement said.

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J&K: Army team deployed to trace army jawans missing after LoC avalanche

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Srinagar, Dec 13: The Army on Wednesday deployed a team from the High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) to trace five soldiers went missing after a snow avalanche hit Mani Post Bagtor Gurez sector of LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

The HAWS team from Sonamarg was deployed at the spot on the Line of Control (LoC) in Bandipora district following the avalanche on Tuesday morning, news agency IANS quoted citing Defence Ministry sources was saying.

HAWS is the Army’s training camp for special search operations in very high altitudes, glaciated, and snow-bound areas.

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