Pakistan should immediately clear all its illegal occupations, says Sushma Swaraj
The central government told in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday that India repeatedly asked Pakistan to immediately vacate all the illegal occupied areas.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in response to a question that India has always been a theoretical and opinion that the entire Jammu and Kashmir state has
been an integral part of India and will always be there. Pakistan has illegally occupied 78,000 square kilometers of Indian territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
In the written reply, Sushma Swaraj said that under the border agreement between China and Pakistan in 1963, Islamabad handed over 5180 square kilometers of Indian
territory occupied by Jammu and Kashmir to China.
He said that we have been persistent and repeatedly telling Pakistan that it has been immediately evacuated all the areas of illegal occupation. On 30th November 2018,
this demand has been asked about it too. However, he did not reply where he had raised this issue with Pakistan. In his reply, he stressed that Pakistan has illegally and
forcibly occupied a part of Jammu and Kashmir.
In the written reply to the question of the number of infiltrations between Dokalam in 2014, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh said that Dokalam is a part of
Bhutan. The government has been raising the issues of violation of the Actual LC by the Chinese system and the diplomatic channel. In response to questions related to the
involvement of the Foreign Ministry or any official with the French government or signing any agreement for the purchase of Raphael aircraft, Singh responded in no.
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Aadhaar number will not be mandatory to make immediate passport
The central government is going to change passport rules soon as it will not be mandatory to provide Aadhaar numbers. The Ministry of External Affairs has drafted the
amendment to the rules. The law ministry has given the green signal to the opinion sought by him for this.
In January, the government had eradicated the mandatory certificates giving great relief to the immediate passport applicants. It was chosen to give two records out of 12
voter ID, PAN card, back-post passbook, ration card, driver's license, birth certificate, employee identity card etc. in addition to the Aadhaar card.
It was compulsory to have an affidavit for not having a criminal background. It was decided to issue an immediate passport within three days on providing this document.
But after this the verdict came on the basis of the Supreme Court, in view of which the Ministry of External Affairs decided to change the rule to end the mandatory
According to a senior law ministry official, the decision of the Ministry of External Affairs has been agreed.
Hopefully, the new rules will soon be notified by him. He said that for verification, the remaining documents will be considered adequate in the future and self-written
affidavit will be valid for criminal background. The police related investigation will be done on the basis of affidavit. It is believed that it can be increased in the days of
issuing instant passport. Due to this the other documents are not being asked to get complete information about the applicant soon.
It is worth noting that in order to make an immediate passport, the application has to pay an extra payment of 2000 rupees from the normal passport. Now citizens have
to pay Rs. 1500 in general category and Rs. 3500 for immediate passport fee.
Is this a sign of relief to the common people?
Delhi-NCR Improvement in Air Quality, severely leads to'very bad' category
Even in Delhi-NCR, there was a thick sheet of smoke and pollution particles in the sky. However, the city's air quality index (AQI) has seen a marginal decline. According to
the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), most of the cities, excluding Ghaziabad, have been severely downgraded by Auai in a very poor category. In Ghaziabad, it is still
in a serious category.
On Wednesday, most of the cities, including Delhi, recorded ACCA between 350 and 399. On Monday and Tuesday, it crossed the 401 figure.
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BJP president Amit Shah to interact with youth in Jaipur on November 21
BJP president Amit Shah will hold talks with youths of poll-bound Rajasthan on November 21 in Jaipur, Union minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said on Sunday.
The main event will be held at Tagore School auditorium in Jaipur where nearly 4,000 youths will participate. The event will be live streamed and Shah will take questions from youths present there and also from those at six other locations — Bharatpur, Udaipur, Kota, Jodhpur, Ajmer and Bikaner, Rathore said at a press conference in Jaipur.
Apart from these places, town hall meetings will be held in other 200 locations across the state where youths will be present, Rathore said, adding questions from youths who will be present at these locations will be registered beforehand and they will not be able to ask question during the programme.
“India is emerging as a strong nation due to the vision and energy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Youths understand this. Social media has brought awareness among people on issues, be it political or any other. BJP has always has held dialogues with youths and therefore, the party present is going to communicate with the state’s youths on November 21,” he said.
Rathore said that questions can be asked through social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Assembly polls in Rajasthan will be held on December 7.
Will this help the youths to get a clear picture to vote for?
PM to inaugurate Western Peripheral Expressway today
Western Peripheral Expressway: Much have been said about rising pollution in the National Capital, Delhi. The government has once again come up with a method to combat the main problem behind air pollution -- vehicular smoke.
Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi inaugurated Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) western peripheral expressway on Monday, 19 November 2018, in order to cut down the extra traffic in Delhi.
Since the expressway stretches from Kundli to Manesar -- connecting Haryana -- a lesser number of trucks will now cross the national capital. This indeed will reduce the traffic and pollution in Delhi.
Interestingly, two rows of shrubs will be planted in the median. Also, on each side, two rows of trees such as Neem, Arjun, and Sheesham would be planted, a Haryana government spokesman was quoted saying in a PTI report.
Also, PM Modi flags off the 3.2 km-long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, which will be a great help for the people travelling from Delhi to Faridabad.
The prime minister inaugurated the Rs 580 crore Metro link in Sultanpur village in the district.
Ballabhgarh becomes the fourth city in Haryana to get metro connectivity after Gurgaon, Faridabad and Bahadurgarh.