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Modi To Show case Government Schemes Before Farmers At The Mukhtasar Rally

New Delhi: Prime Minister NarendraModi will take up the responsibility by addressing Farmers' rally which will start from Mukhtasar in Punjab on July 11 by addressingKrishiKalyan Rally there. It is expected that Modi might announce MSP for Rabi crop in the Mukhtasar rally. Actually the government is looking at en-cashing the increased minimum support price (MSP) of Kharif as it is planning to start a multi-media campaign to tell the government welfare schemes to farmers and villagers.

Despite the fact that opposition political parties are targeting the Modi government on MSP but the government is planning to take the issue to farmers in view of the next LokSabha elections with the help of Integrated High Decibel Multimedia Campaign.

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Rajnath Singh Says, Security Situation In North East ‘Improved Drastically’ During NDA Rule

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the security situation in North East has ‘improved drastically’ during the four years of NDA government, with insurgency-related incidents coming down by 85 per cent as compared to the 90s.

The government is giving special attention to the internal security in the region, Singh said, addressing the 67th plenary session of the North Eastern Council (NEC) here. He stressed on the need for a forum to address inter-state and security-related issues, including boundary disputes, narcotics and arms trafficking, and common approaches for tackling terrorism and militancy in the region.

"During the last four years of NDA government the security situation has drastically improved. When compared to the '90s, the insurgency related incidents have declined 85 per cent. There is 96 percent reduction in civilian and security forces casualties," he said.

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Tricky Moment For Chidambaram As Interim Order Did Not Have Protection From Arrest In Writing

New Delhi: In a nerve-wracking moment for former union minister P Chidambaram last week when he found that the interim protection from arrest, granted by the Delhi High Court in the INX Media case, was not present in the written order though it was orally pronounced.However, the matter was set right today when Justice A K Pathak wrote in the order that the "interim order shall continue till the next date of hearing, that is August 1".

The matter was raised in the high court today by Chidambaram's counsel -- senior advocate Dayan Krishnan and advocates PramodDubey and Arshdeep Singh, who told Justice Pathak that the court had orally extended the interim protection from arrest to the senior Congress leader on July 3, but this did not find a mention in the written order.

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Normal Life Disrupted In The Valley As Bandh Called By Separatists On Death Anniversary Of Wani

New Delhi:On the occasion of the second death anniversary of HizbulMujahideen commander BurhanWani authorities imposed restrictions in parts of the Valley, normal life was disrupted in response to a strike called by separatists.

Clashes between the security forces and groups of youths trying to defy the official restrictions occurred at some places in Tral area, the ancestral town of Wani, who was killed in an encounter in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016.

Security forces used tear smoke shells to chase away the protesting youths at some places in south Kashmir areas.The Amarnath pilgrimage was also suspended for a day following the call for a shutdown.

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Majority Of Beneficiaries Want Subsidized Food Grains Instead Of DBT, suggests Social Audit Report

New Delhi: In a major setback, the recent social audit of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) of food subsidy in Ranchi’s Nagri block found a majority of the beneficiaries wanting subsidized food grains instead of cash transfer.The government decision to introduce conditional cash transfers in a key nutrition programme for children, pregnant and lactating mothers instead of take-home ration in the country’s 10 districts on a pilot basis has hit a roadblock.

Citing the adverse feedback from beneficiaries in the state to the cash-transfer scheme, the Union women and child development (WCD) ministry has decided to seek views of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and federal think-tank NitiAayog on whether the ministry should go ahead with the pilot.