New Delhi, July 24: The objective of Prime Ministers Mann ki Baat should not be viewed under the narrow prism of revenue generation when the objective of the programme is not commercial revenues but citizen engagement, Chief Executive Officer, Shashi Shekhar Vempati has told the BBC.
The Mann ki Baat is a monthly radio programme by the Prime Minister which focuses on issues of Public and National interest. Through this programme, the PM has over the past few years raised both national and global awareness on issues of social importance such as empowerment of the girl child, water conversation, climate change, etc, Vempati said.
New Delhi, July 23: The National Investigation Agency has charged two terrorists of the United National Liberation Front in a case relating to an attack on the security forces in Imphal. The two terrorists to be charged are Lisham Ibosana Meitei and Konsam Manithoi Singh.
The case was registered after a hand grenade was lobbed at the security forces at Raj Bhavan Gate in Imphal in January this year.
New Delhi, July 22: With 10 encounters in 20 days in July, the number of terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year has gone up to 86. The months of June and July have been particularly active when it comes to anti terror operations and the security forces have gunned down 36 terrorists.
Until July 19, the number of terrorists killed in the Valley stood at 80. Of these 41 were from the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, while the rest were from the Hizbul Mujahideen, Al-Badr, Jaish-e-Mohammad and AuGH, Inspector General of Police, Vijay Kumar said.
New Delhi, July 21: The situation continues to remain fragile in Afghanistan with the US troops pulling out. What does this mean for India and the neighbourhood?
In this interview with OneIndia, Animesh Roul, Executive Director of the Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict says that the investment and infrastructure would be in jeopardy once the Taliban takes over Kabul. India should keep its engagement with the Afghan government and other regional players such as Iran to remain relevant and effective, he also says.
New Delhi, July 21: The National Investigation Agency carried out searches in Telangana in connection with a naxal related case. During the searches the NIA recovered metal plates and pieces, Iron pipes and circles/coins/billas suspected to be used for making IEDs and Grenade Launchers.
Various other incriminating documents and explosive substances including slurry sticks and electric detonators were also recovered during the searches. The case was first registered in February at the Dummugudem police station in Telangana.
New Delhi, July 21: The National Investigation Agency has arrested fake currency racketeer from Kolkata. The accused has been identified as Sariful Islam aged 34.
The case relates to the recovery of high quality fake Indian currency to the tune of Rs 2,49,000 from the possession of Mohammad Murad Alam. The probe has revealed that the accused persons were smuggling fake currency from Bangladesh.
New Delhi, July 20: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against a naxalite in connection with the Kozhikode Maoist case.
The NIA filed the chargesheet against Vijith Vijayan alias Musafir aged 26. The case was originally registered on November 1 2019 at the Pantheerankavu Police Station, Kozhikode City against Allan Shuaib Thwaha Fasal and C P Usman for their role in furthering the activities of CPI (Maoist).