A year after the deadly
Dantewada Naxal attack which killed 75 CRPF personnel and a
Chhattisgarh policeman, the central force at the forefront of
anti-Naxal operations in the country has now changed its
Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda has approved Rs 15.30 crore under a special
package for the flood-affected areas in municipal councils and
committees of Bhiwani, Kaithal and Sonipat districts
The Border Security Force will
flag off its `Sand-to-Rann` 10-day camel safari expedition
tomorrow to explore the remote area of the desert, identify
problems of the common man living there and understand the
Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee on Saturday ruled out withdrawl of security forces from
Maoist-hit areas in West Bengal as demanded by his cabinet
colleague and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.
BJP on Saturday described as "totally misleading and false" reports that senior party leader LK Advani would not campaign in Bihar elections but was evasive on whether he would visit seats which have a dominant Muslim population.
The Orissa government on Thursday
announced 200 days labour intensive work in drought-hit areas
besides financial assistance for farmers who sustained 50 per
cent or more crop loss, official sources said.
J&K CM Omar Abdullah on Thursday chaired a high-level meeting to review the supplies of medicine, baby food and other essential items and directed the ministry concerned to make them available to the people in curfew-bound areas.
To minimise reaction time of
anti-Naxal operations, the government has authorised a special
group of officers posted in such terrains to requisition BSF
helicopters rather than route the request through state
As part of government`s plan to push development in Moist-hit areas, a senior Planning Commission official on Thursday held meetings with the district officers of West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia to discuss growth plans.
The road transport and highways
ministry on Wednesday said not a single kilometre of road has been
constructed in the Naxal-hit areas in the past one year even
though the projects were approved in February last year.