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Srinagar: The Sports Ministry of India on Monday informed that a total of Rs 50 crore have been allocated for the enhancement of sports facilities in Jammu and Kashmir. The information was shared by the Sports Ministry in Parliament about the allocation of funds for sports infrastructure and schemes including the programs of the ministry. In response to the queries raised in the Upper House, the Sports Ministry in a written reply said that a…

The Government of India (GoI) has urged the Maharashtra state government to bring down its positivity rate and focus on containment strategies. The letter sent to the Maharashtra Chief Secretary was based on the assessment of the GoI team, Livemint reported. In a letter to the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government, the Indian Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has said the state is “in the beginning of a second wave of Covid-19 pandemic”. Amid concern of rising…

The Government of India Tuesday said that a total of 876 cases have been registered and 505 persons were arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in Jammu and Kashmir between 2015 to 2019. Ministry of State for Home Affairs (MHA) G K Reddy stated this in a written reply in Lok Sahba, as per news agency— Kashmir News Observer (KNO). In reply to a query that whether the Government has any statistics regarding…

According to the new guidelines by the Government of India, Social media platforms are welcome to do business in India but they need to follow the Constitution and the laws of India. The new rules establish a “soft-touch self-regulatory architecture and a Code of Ethics and three tier grievance redressal mechanism for news publishers and OTT Platforms and digital media”. “An intermediary upon receiving actual knowledge in the form of an order by a court or…

Ujh Multipurpose project gets clearance of forest panel Srinagar: For the first time after the abrogation of Article 370, the Government of India has given its clearance for use of forest land for non-forestry purposes in Jammu and Kashmir for construction of a multipurpose project of ‘geostrategic and national importance’. Documents in possession of news agency Kashmir News Observer lay bare that GoI has given approval for non-forest use of 680.1 hectares of forest land…

New Delhi: Farmers protesting at the three sites at Delhi’s borders are holding a day-long fast, between 9 am and 5 pm, as they observe ‘Sadbhavna Divas’ to mark the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, The Indian Express reported. “We appeal to everyone in the country to join us in observing fast on January 30,” a Kisan Ekta Morcha leader said during a press conference on Friday. The farmer leaders also slammed the ruling BJP…

New Delhi: Government of India on Saturday in the legislative order of business for the budget session of 17th Lok Sabha, listed a bill providing for the banning of all private cryptocurrencies in India such as bitcoin, ether, ripple and others. The bill also provides for the creation of a legislative framework on an official digital currency. An RBI booklet on payment systems issued on 25th Jan also showed that the central bank is exploring…

Mumbai: Amid protests by farmers in Delhi outskirts against three contentious farm laws passed by the parliament of India in September 2020, thousands of farmers from 21 districts of Maharashtra gathered at Nashik on Saturday and are marching to cover the 180 kilometres to state capital Mumbai, where they will hold a massive rally Monday at the city’s iconic Azad Maidan. The Rajya Sabha Member and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, whose party is…

Policy bereft of democratic bearings, such decisions can’t be decided by unrelated bureaucracy Srinagar: National Conference (NC) on Saturday expressed dismay over the adoption of Jammu and Kashmir Industrial Land Allotment Policy, 2021-30 by the incumbent administration, saying such policy decisions should have been left for the popular state government to approve following the restoration of 4 August position. While expressing dismay over the new industrial land allotment policy, Party’s Member of Parliament from Anantnag…

New Delhi: Amid protests by farmers seeking revocation of three contentious agricultural laws introduced by the Government of India (GoI), farmers camped at Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border claimed to have captured a man who says he was part of a 10-member team ‘trained to incite violence’ during the planned tractor rally on January 26 and ‘kill farmer leaders’ ahead of the day. The man, who said he was trained by a police official to…