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  • Anti-CAA: Opposition supporting anti-national forces, says Yogi
  • Cabinet approves elevation of BISAG as BISAG(N) under MEITY
  • CCEA approves upward revision of interest subvention under DIDF
  • UP govt has no project pending on river linking: Minister
  • Top commander among 3 militants killed in Tral encounter
  • MP CM bows to Shivaji
  • Tapas Pal's death: Mamata becomes 'explosive,' accuses BJP of 'revenge'
  • Javadekar unveils India 2020 book
  • Twenty-three militants killed in 10 operations, 40 OGWs arrested since Jan in J&K: DGP
  • Cabinet approves Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) Phase-II
  • Cabinet nod for historic ART Regulation Bill 2020
  • Youth run over by truck in Jalna
  • Periodic breaks helps: Kohli
  • Periodic breaks helps: Kohli
  • Cabinet approves revamping of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Reddy calls for concerted efforts by BIMSTEC nations to fight against drug trafficking

New Delhi, Feb 14 (UNI) The Union Minister for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Friday called for a concerted efforts by the BIMSTEC countries to fight against the menace of drug trafficking by sharing the experiences and information.
Presiding over the Valedictory session of the 'Conference on Combating Drug Trafficking' for BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation) Partner Nations, here at Vigyan Bhawan, he said that this multi-dimensional menace can be tackled by comprehensive attack and strategy with a joint and coordinated approach.
The Minister expressed hope that over the past two days this conference must have discussed many important facts and issues in detail while focusing the emerging challenges.
Describing drug trafficking as a common menace to all the nations of the world, Mr Reddy said that it has the capacity to destabilize the economics and its impact is equally visible at the level of single individual destroying families and destructing the social fabric.
Talking about the steps taken by India in combating the drug trafficking he further said that the government has laid down a well thought out strategy to increase coordination among the agencies of the Centre as well as states and the Home Ministry has established a joint coordination committee to increase surveillance over drug trafficking. He said that we are committed to combat Drug trafficking through greater regional cooperation.
The minister also informed that the relation between BIMSTEC countries are much beyond the diplomatic relations as we have centuries old deep cultural and traditional ties however we all face similar maritime security threats.
The issues of terrorism and drug trafficking have increased manifold through the maritime route and this makes the coordination among these nation all the important.
At this occasion, senior officials from Ministry of External Affairs, Mr R Subrahmanyam and Ms Vijay Thakur Singh and Narcotics Control Bureau Director General Rakesh Asthana and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
BIMSTEC is a forum of seven neighbouring countries Bangladesh, India, Mynmar, SriLanka, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan was established in the year 1997.
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CCEA approves upward revision of interest subvention under DIDF

19 Feb 2020 | 6:02 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday gave approval for upward revision of interest subvention from "upto 2 per cent" to "upto 2.5 per cent" under the scheme Dairy processing and Infrastructure Development Fund (DIDF)with the revised outlay of Rs 11,184 crore.

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National NGOs look at leveraging domestic fundraising and innovation for sustainability

19 Feb 2020 | 5:54 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) With international funding slowing and domestic fundraising taking off strongly, local NGOs have to up their game to win hearts, minds and donations from local companies.
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Javadekar unveils India 2020 book

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19 Feb 2020 | 5:46 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday unveiled Annual Reference India/Bharat 2020 book, a complete reference manual for all people including those appearing for competitive examinations.

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Tapas Pal's death: Mamata becomes 'explosive,' accuses BJP of 'revenge'

19 Feb 2020 | 5:41 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, Feb 19 (UNI) Infusing 'more tension' in the BJP-Trinamool 'relation,' Trinamool Congress supremo and Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday accused the BJP of adopting 'revengeful attitude' towards late actor-turned politician Tapas Pal-arrested by the CBI for his alleged link to Rose Valley Chit Fund scam in December 2016.
Paying her tributes to late Pal before his last journey in Kolkata, Ms Banerjee also termed the passing away of the actor 'most untimely.'
'Tapas Pal had undergone series of insults and humiliations during his jail imprisonment. The BJP is adopting revengeful attitude towards Bengal,' Ms Banerjee observed.

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Cabinet nod for historic ART Regulation Bill 2020

Cabinet nod for historic ART Regulation Bill 2020

19 Feb 2020 | 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the historic Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulation Bill 2020 that seeks to regulate the Assisted Reproductive Technology services in the country and provide infertile couples with ethical practices in Assisted reproductive technology (ART).

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