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Centre directs more intelligence boots on China front, eye on Ladakh & Arunachal

NEW DELHI, MARCH 12: The Centre has instructed Central intelligence agencies to increase personnel deployment along the China frontier spanning from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh. The directive aims to monitor the aggressive activities of the Chinese People's Liberation Army amidst frequent border skirmishes and transgressions, sources in the Home Ministry said on Monday. "During a recent security review meeting, the Central security agencies have been asked to deploy more intelligence officials to help the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) keep a close watch on the PLA's activities along the Line of...
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Congress leader files petition in SC to restrain Centre from appointing poll officials

NEW DELHI, MARCXH 11: A plea has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking to restrain the Centre from appointing new Election Commissioners as per a 2023 law, the provisions of which have been challenged in the apex Court. Two vacancies of Eelection Commissioners have arisen following the resignation of Election Commissioner Arun Goel and Anup Chandra Pandey's retirement. The plea has been filed by Congress leader Jaya Thakur, who has challenged the provisions of the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners (Appointment, Conditions of Service and terms of...
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Centre ‘deactivating’ Aadhaar cards to stop people from getting welfare scheme benefits: Mamata

Suri (WB), February 18: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday alleged that the BJP-led central government "deactivated" Aadhaar cards of people in the state ahead of the Lok Sabha polls to stop them from availing the benefits of various social welfare schemes. Speaking at a public distribution programme here in Birbhum district, Banerjee said her government would continue with the state-run welfare programmes irrespective of the beneficiaries not having an Aadhaar card. "Be careful, they (BJP-led Centre) are deactivating Aadhaar cards. Several Aadhaar cards have been made inactive...
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Centre indulging in ‘fiscal federal terrorism’, says TMC leader Derek O’Brien

KOLKATA, FEBRUARY 4: The ruling Trinamul Congress in West Bengal on Sunday took on the BJP-led Government at the Centre, alleging that it was indulging in "fiscal federal terrorism". Addressing a press conference here, TMC MP Derek O'Brien rejected the claims that the West Bengal Government did not provide utilisation certificates for Central funds and alleged that the Centre was targeting the State as it was ruled by a party opposed to the BJP. "This is fiscal federal terrorism... it is nothing but another attempt by the BJP to target...
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