Political violence in Bengal: 1,035 in 2018, 773 and counting this year

New Delhi, June 16: The Centre which sought a report from the West Bengal Government on both the ongoing doctor’s strike and political violence has said that this is clearly indicative of a failure.

The year 2016 reported 509 incidents of violence, while in 2018 it shot up to 1,035. The year 2019 alone has seen 773 incidents till date. In the past four years 160 deaths have been reported owing to political violence, the Centre also said.

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Expectations huge, he will be a unifier, not a divider, former spook on Amit Shah

amitshah2New Delhi, June 04: The expectations from India’s new Home Minister, Amit Shah are immense.

Several persons familiar with his style of functioning say that one could expect an iron fist-no nonsense-no appeasement policy.During his stint as a home minister in Gujarat, he had a similar policy, which saw several successful operations against terrorists.

In first meeting of Shah-Doval, Mission Kashmir gets top billing

amitshah-ajitdovalNew Delhi, June 04: Mission Kashmir would be top on the priority list for Union Home Minister, Amit Shah and National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval.

The focus of the Defence Ministry led by Rajnath Singh too has decided to focus extensively on Kashmir. Rajnath Singh said on Monday that he would make peace a permanent feature in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Why the EC’s announcement on Kashmir was timed with release of top 10 terrorists’ hit-list

eciNew Delhi, June 05: There was a loud and clear message that was sent out on Tuesday. The Election Commission said that it would hold elections later this year and the schedule would be announced after the Amarnath Yatra.

However prior to this there was another announcement that was made. This related to the top ten terrorists in the Valley. A fresh hit list was prepared by the Union Home Ministry. Top sources tell OneIndia that there is a loud and clear message and that is the security forces have been asked to gun down these terrorists, before the elections can be conducted.

Part of all 8 Cabinet Committees, Amit Shah is boss 2 in Modi Sarkar

modicabinetNew Delhi, June 06: Amit Shah is part of all the eight Cabinet Committees that was reconstituted by the Government of India.

The reconstitution took place under the Transaction of Business Rules.

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With Shah at Home, expect an iron fist-no nonsense-no appeasement policy

New Delhi, June 01: The big news at the Union Home Ministry was a change of guard. Amit Shah replaced Rajnath Singh as the Home Minister of India and the message that was sent our was loud and clear.

An iron fist-no nonsense-no appeasement policy is what one would witness with Shah in charge. During his stint as a home minister in Gujarat, he had a similar policy, which saw several successful operations against terrorists.

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Modi 2.0: For minimum government, maximum governance, big re-structuring of ministries on cards

New Delhi, May 30: Taking the agenda of minimum government and maximum governance forward, the Modi Government 2.0 is expected to introduce a host of reforms, which also includes a big restructuring of the ministries.

Once this is implemented, one would get to see various ministries being merged. This would mean that these ministries would be headed by a minister the Cabinet rank and under him would be three to four ministers of states to oversee the affairs.

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Modi Sarkar 2.0: List of new ministers of India 2019

New Delhi, May 30: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the Prime Minister of India for the second time. Amit Shah too was sworn in and he would be joining the Modi Cabinet 2.0.

Here is the full list of new ministers of India 2019:

Full list of portfolios: Shah gets home, Rajnath Defence, Jaishankar, MEA, Nirmala Finance

New Delhi, May 31: The full list of portfolios have been releaased. Some were on expected lines and there were some surprises as well. In the new Narendra Modi cabinet, Amit Shah has been made the Home Minister, while Rajnath Singh has been given the Defence portfolio.

Former foriegn secretary, S Jaishankar has been made the Minister for External Affairs, while the important finance portfolio has been handed over to Nirmala Sitharaman, who earlier held defence.

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76 of the 147 MLAs in new Odisha assembly are crorepatis

New Delhi, May 27: Out of the 146 MLAs analysed in the newly elected Odisha assembly, 67(46 per cent) MLAs have declared criminal cases against themselves.

Out of 147 MLAs analysed during Odisha Assembly elections in 2014, 52 (35 per cent) MLAs had declared criminal cases against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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