Jammu and Kashmir cadre of IAS, IPS and IFoS officers merged with AGMUT
Thursday, 7 January 2021 () The Jammu and Kashmir cadre of IPS, IAS and Indian Forest Service (IFoS) was merged with the AGMUT cadre on Thursday and its officers will now be posted by the central government. Now, the officers of the erstwhile Jammu and Kashmir cadre can be posted to Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and any union territory.
Ceasefire violation was initiated by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on January 16. Regular shelling has been a major problem for the locals. People living in the Balakot sector urged government to not concentrate on elections instead on the people living here. One of the locals said, "The Central government has given the full emphasis on elections, but elections will not resolve people's problems. People want roads, bunkers, they are disturbed due to the regular shelling activities. The emphasis should not be on elections instead authorities should think about the people living here."
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi called on IAS A. Anbarasu, who has moved on to become Advisor to Administrator, Lakshadweep. Anbarasu worked intensively during COVID-19 pandemic time by coordinating the COVID measures besides other duties assigned to him. Anbarasu belongs to 1996 batch of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the AGMU cadre. While serving in Puducherry he redeemed his duties with great seriousness. While sharing his working experience, Anbarasu said that it was a pleasant experience working under Lieutenant Governor Bedi.
IPS Ranvir Singh Krishnia took charge as the Director-General of Police (DGP) of Puducherry. He succeeded Balaji Srivastava, who has been transferred to New Delhi after 1.5 years' long stint in the Union Territory. Krishnia called on Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi at her respective office. Krishnia belongs to 1989 batch of the Indian Police Service (IPS) in the AGMUT cadre. He had served in various capacities in different states. With a heavy heart, Lieutenant Governor Bedi bid adieu to Balaji Srivastava. During Srivastava's period Rowdyism and Land grabbing came under strict control in the Union Territory.
Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has reconstructed Bailey bridge at Kela Morh in Ramban on Jammu-Srinagar highway in record 60 hours. One of the passways of the bridge was damaged due to landslide which led to the closing of the national highway for more than a week. A trial run was carried out successfully on January 16 and traffic will be able to run on it by evening, according to BRO. Brigadier IK Jaggi, Chief Engineer of BRO, said, "By evening, traffic will resume on it".
The COVID-19 vaccination drive began at Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad on January 16. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Deputy CM Nitin Patel were present during the inaugural launch. Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also reviewed COVID-19 vaccination drive in Jammu. The mega COVID-19 vaccination drive began in India today.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan hailed scientists and doctors for their work in Covid-19 vaccine development. He said vaccines will be provided to the people of the country in the next few days. Harsh Vardhan was speaking during his visit to Rajiv Gandhi Govt General Hospital in Chennai. He reviewed arrangements for vaccine dry run which is taking place on Friday. Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar was also present on the occasion. The second round of nationwide dry run is being held on Friday. The mock drill will be conducted across as many as 33 states. UP, Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh will not be participating in this dry run. The three states have already conducted dry run in all their districts.
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Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani held a press conference on December 28 and said that BJP won seats in Arunachal Pradesh, Goa and Rajasthan which proves that people believe in PM Narendra Modi. Smriti Irani said, "In Arunachal Pradesh, BJP has won 187 Zilla panchayats out of 242 Zilla panchayat seats. The party also registered victory in over 6,450 gram panchayats and in Pasighat Municipal Council elections where Congress won only two seats." She added, "In Goa Zilla panchayat elections, BJP created history by winning 33 out of 48 seats. BJP, which won only one seat in 2015 polls of Bodoland Territorial Council, emerged has come to power with the blessing of the people in alliance with UPPL and GSP." She further added, "The Congress' sarcasm was that the BJP is losing its popularity in rural areas. What better response can citizens of India give than that has been received in rural local body election in Rajasthan. The results of Rajasthan polls are proof that the people believe in Narendra Modi."
JDU leader KC Tyagi lashed out at the BJP over the defection of 6 JDU MLAs to the BJP in Arunachal Pradesh. ‘We express anguish over six JD (U) MLAs from Arunachal Pradesh joining BJP. This is not a good sign for alliance politics,’ Tyagi said during a press conference. He also attacked the BJP over the Love Jihad law in several BJP ruled states and said that the JDU does not support such divisive laws. ‘An atmosphere of hatred and division is being created in the country in the name of 'love jihad'. Provisions of the Constitution and CrPC give freedom to two adults to choose life partners of their choice irrespective of one's religion or caste,’ the senior JDU leader said. Earlier Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar downplayed the exit of the MLAs and said that ‘they have gone their own way’. JDU is part of the NDA government in Centre and won Bihar election in a pre-poll alliance with the BJP. Watch the full video for all the details.
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant attended the International Film Festival of India opening ceremony on January 16. Actor Kiccha Sudeep was the Chief Guest at IFFI opening ceremony. Actor Tisca Chopra hosted the IFFI-51 Opening Ceremony. Actor, Director and Producer Biswajit Chatterjee crowned as Indian Personality of the Year. More than 200 films screened during the film festival. IFFI is one of the oldest and most significant film festivals in Asia.
The 51st International Film Festival of India kicked off in Panaji on January 16. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar, and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant were present at the event. Actor Sudeep was also present during the opening ceremony as the Chief Guest.
Vice President (VP) M Venkaiah Naidu celebrated 'Bhogi' festival in Goa's Panaji on January 13. He celebrated the auspicious occasion with his family members at Raj Bhavan. 'Bhogi' marks the beginning of the four-day Pongal festival. It is celebrated by boycotting the old things for focusing on new beginnings.
Tripura Minister of Law and Parliamentary Affairs, Ratan Lal Nath, gave information on the violence in Kanchanpur area of North Tripura district. He said that at least one person died in the violence and 19 civilians, four police personnel, three jawans of Tripura State Rifles, and eight fire service personnel were injured. Continuing protests were taking place in the Kanchanpur against settlement of Bru refugees from Mizoram, and the demonstrations on November 21 turned violent during which police firing and stone pelting from protestors also took place.
Demonstrators are protesting against the rehabilitation of Bru refugees from Mizoram blocked national highway and set fire to vehicles in Dolubari village of North Tripura district. Police and Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers resorted to tear gas firing to disperse the agitators after a TSR personnel was attacked.
BSF detected a tunnel beneath the international border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua. Officials said that the tunnel was built from across the border to facilitate terrorists' infiltration. BSF troops..
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The first centre for gold assaying and hallmarking, Kashmir Hallmarking Centre was set up in the Kashmir Valley on January 10. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), a national standards body of India,..