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Safety, security of Indians in US top most priority of govt: Swaraj

Safety, security of Indians in US top most priority of govt: Swaraj

New Delhi, Mar 20 (UNI) The safety and security of Indian nationals and Persons of Indian Origin in the US was its top most priority, the government said today. Replying to clarifications while making a statement on the recent incidents of attack on members of Indian diaspora in the US in the Rajya Sabha, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said strategic partnership would not come in the way of raising issues of safety and security of Indians with the US government. She said the government was not taking up the incidents as law and order situation but as hate crimes. Earlier, in a statement in the Upper House, Ms Swaraj said the government had taken up the issues with the US government at very high levels and has called for necessary measures to ensure safety and security of Indian diaspora and expeditious investigation into these incidents. Ms Swaraj said, on February 22, Srinivas Kuchibhotla, an engineer was shot dead by a US national in Kansas City, while another Indian Alok Madasani and an American Ian Grillot were injured when they tried to stop the shooting. The FBI has taken over the case and was investigating the same as a case of hate crime, she said. On March 2, Harnish Patel, owner of a convenience store was shot dead near his house by unknown individuals in Lancaster. The police had said the incident was a case of robbery gone wrong. But investigation was underway to identify the culprits and confirm if it was racially motivated crime, the Minister said. More UNI RBE AE 1846

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Naidu concerned on disruptions in RS, makes appeal to maintain dignity of house

Naidu concerned on disruptions in RS, makes appeal to maintain dignity of house

09 Feb 2018 | 11:28 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Expressing deep concern over the frequent interruptions in the House during the first half of the budget session, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday appealed to both the ruling and the Opposition parties to maintain dignity and prestige of the House and expressed hope the members will take part in a constructive way in the next part of the Budget session.

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Regular checks to detect unauthorised persons in reserved coaches of trains, says Govt

09 Feb 2018 | 9:27 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain on Friday stated in the Rajya Sabha that drives against entry of unauthorised persons are conducted by Zonal Railways on regular basis on all the trains.

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Renuka moves privilege notice against Rijiju in RS

Renuka moves privilege notice against Rijiju in RS

09 Feb 2018 | 9:25 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Congress member Renuka Chowdhury has given a privilege notice against Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju for retweeting his own post which took a sarcastic jibe at her over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on her during his reply on the debate to the motion of President's address in the rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

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We made a journey from policy paralysis to structural reform, Jaitley

We made a journey from policy paralysis to structural reform, Jaitley

09 Feb 2018 | 9:08 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Refuting the Congress claims of the economic downturn during the
rule of the NDA, Finance Minister Arun jaitley on Friday said that this government has made
a journey from the 'policy paralysis' during the previous UPA government to an era of structural
reforms.

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There is no respect for women dignity even in Parliament: Renuka

09 Feb 2018 | 9:05 PM

New Delhi, Feb 9 (UNI) Congress member Renuka Chowdhury on Friday said that she was hurt by the comments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and worndered that if women's dignity is not respected in the Parliament what would be the plight of a woman travelling on road.

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