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Heptulla sworn-in as Governor of Manipur

Imphal : Najma Heptulla, former Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was sworn-in on Sunday as the 18th Governor of Manipur.

The simple but impressive function was held at Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan here. Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Manipur Rakesh Ranjan Prasad administered the oath of office and secrecy to Heptulla.

Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh, ministers and legislators were present at the ceremony. Also present were high-ranking civil, police and military officers.

गोमपाड़ : छत्तीसगढ़ प्रशासन और सुरक्षाबलों के अत्याचार झेलता एक गांव

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल,

बस्तर(छत्तीसगढ़): भारत के नक़्शे में गोमपाड़ कहां है, शायद किसी को भी नहीं मालूम. बेहद पिछड़ा, उपेक्षित और चकाचौंध से कोसों दूर का इलाक़ा, जहां न बिजली की रोशनी पहुंचती है और न किसी विकास की.

यहां तक़रीबन 80 कच्चे मकानों में 300 से अधिक वह ग़रीब आदिवासी तबक़ा रहता है, जो बाहर की दुनिया से एकदम कटा हुआ है. सरकारों के बदलने, चुनावों के तारीख़ों का ऐलान, राष्ट्रध्वज के फहराए जाने और विकास के नाम पर होने वाली लंबी-चौड़ी सरकारी बैठकें, किसी भी घटनाक्रम की यहां कोई ख़बर नहीं होती.

'Need more awareness about laws, more transparency, for effective governance'

New Delhi : The National Human Rights Commission and the National Law University have said that there is need for more awareness about laws, rules and policies, along with better accessibility with the government for effective governance in the country.

The other suggestions made during a two-day national seminar on 'Good governance, development and human rights' also included need for more transparency, simplification and use of easy digital technologies as a two way communication tool to give the people benefits of the welfare policies and get their feedback.

More facilities to minority community migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh

New Delhi : The government said on Saturday that it has decided to extend additional facilities, including permission to open bank account and taking self-employment, to persons from minority community of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan on Long-Term Visa (LTV).

A home ministry release said that the central government has extended certain facilities in last two years to persons from the minority community of the three countries, namely Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians staying on additional facilities extended to persons residing in India on LTV.

Goa RSS chief waves black flags at Amit Shah's convoy

Panaji : BJP national president Amit Shah, on a day-long visit to poll-bound Goa, was shown black flags by members of a regional languages front headed by state RSS chief Subhash Velingkar.

Nearly 200 demonstrators of the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Samiti (BBSM), headed by Velingkar, shouted anti-BJP slogans and waved flags in protest as Shah's convoy of vehicles approached an indoor stadium near Panaji, where he was to address a convention of Bharatiya Janata Party's poll booth workers.

Congress leaders speaking in different voices on Kashmir, national security: Naidu

Chennai : Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday slammed the Congress party leaders for speaking in different voices on issues concerning the country's unity and security and on Jammu and Kashmir.

The Information and Broadcasting Minister said the Centre and the BJP-PDP alliance Jammu and Kashmir government were doing everything to normalise the situation in the Kashmir valley, where violence has claimed over 65 lives since the past 40 days.

New Gujarat CM sets up SIT in Thangadh case

Gandhinagar : Bowing to pressure, the Gujarat government has finally reopened the sensational case of the killing of three Dalit youths in alleged police firing in 2012 in Thangadh by setting up a special investigation team (SIT).

The SIT will comprise Rajkot Police Commissioner Anupam Singh Gehlot, Surat Deputy Commissioner of Police (zone-2) Parikshita Rathiod and Porbandar district police chief Tarun Kumar Duggal.

The three Dalit youths died in police firing on a protest rally in Thangadh on September 22-23, 2012.

Modi stands for uplift of poor and unity of country: Naqvi

Nadiad (Gujarat) : Stating that Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood for the uplift of the poor and unity of the country, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday termed Modi as the man behind the making of India the "Viswa Guru".

"Narendra Modi stands for Mahatma Gandhi's intentions for uplift of poor and Sardar Patel's policy for unity of the country. Modi has been taking India forward on the path of prosperity, safety and harmony with the intention of Mahatma Gandhi and policy of Sardar Patel," said Naqvi.

India's agenda mirrored in sustainable development goals: Mahajan

Jaipur : Highlighting the initiatives of the Union government for promoting inclusion and social advancement, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said that India's development agenda is mirrored in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

"The Union government has chosen the path of removing poverty by empowering the poor. Women are most vulnerable and therefore are most at risk from climate change," Mahajan said while inaugurating the first Meeting of BRICS Women Parliamentarians' Forum at Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha Chamber here.

Modi government dictatorial, situation worse than Emergency: Mamata

Kolkata : Claiming that the recent recommendations for rationalisation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSSs) were "unilateral", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday called the Narendra Modi government "dictatorial" and wondered if there was a presidential form of government in India.

Mamata called the recommendations made by "BJP dominated" sub-group of chief ministers on the CSS rationalisation as an attack on federalism, and said the situation under the Modi government was worse than that during Emergency.