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India Signs Financing Agreement with World Bank

News: The Financing Agreement for World Bank (IDA) assistance of US$ 308.40 million for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-II (NCRMP-II) was signed between Government of India and the World Bank. The Financing Agreement was signed by Mr. Raj Kumar, Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs on behalf of the Government ...

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Freedom fighters pension has been increased: Rajnath Singh

News: Pension of freedom fighters has been increased by the government after introducing a hike of 218% in DA in 2014-15, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh. The number central freedom fighters pensioners as on January 1, 2015 were 11,434 and the widows and eligible dependents were 24,466, total of which ...

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4,300 refugees from Pakistan and Afghanistan get Indian citizenship

News: In order to grant Indian nationality to nearly two lakh refugees from neighboring countries, the NDA government has given citizenship to around 4,300 Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan and Afghanistan. The citizenship to these refugees have been given at the initiative of Home Minister Raj Nath Singh, following BJP’s declared policy ...

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Entry of Greenpeace activist restricted in India

News: A crisis response campaigner Aaron Gray-Block, with Greenpeace International was denied entry into India as its name is figured in a Home Ministry “black list”. Greenpeace India, which was under the government’s scanner for allegedly violating various provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act . Gray-Block had earlier campaigned ...

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Union Home Minister reviews LWE situation in Chhattisgarh

News Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh paid a two-day visit on May 30-31, 2015 to the LWE-affected State of Chhattisgarh and reviewed the anti-LWE Operations and the development agenda with the State Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and Senior Officials of the Central and State Government including the CAPFs. He said ...

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23 Bangladeshis arrested in Tripura: Immigrants

News Police raided the house of one Kurban Ali at Melaghar and arrested 23 Bangladeshis for entering India without passport on Saturday. On interrogation, it was known that they had entered Melaghar from neighbouring Comilla district of Bangladesh in search of jobs and they were likely to go to Kashmir ...

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