Indian State Set to Implement Two-Child-Limit Policy to Curb Population Boom
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 After Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech in which he pitched population control, some states in India are actively working on a two-child-limit policy to keep the population under check India’s northeastern state of Assam is set to implement a two-child-limit policy – candidates with more than two children will not be eligible to apply for government jobs in the State. The policy will come into effect from 1 January 2021. Taking the decision two years after the Bill was passed in the State legislature, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s office tweeted: “In a revolutionary move, the Cabinet (State’s council of Ministers) approved the Two-Child Norms and...
Union Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday hit out at Pakistan for stopping letters and mails to India unilaterally and without prior information. "Every country works under the world postal union. But Pakistan is Pakistan. Pakistan has shut postal services (delivery of Indian...
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on August 04 left for Ayodhya to attend Ram Temple bhoomi pujan. He will attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of Ram Temple on August 05. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Governor Anandiben Patel and president of Ram Mandir Trust, Nitya Gopal Das will be present on stage for the event. Meanwhile, a group of saints has also arrived in Ayodhya to attend the ceremony.
The stage is set for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya. Preparations are underway for the grand 'bhoomi poojan' on 5th August 2020, with Ayodhya celebrating the day as a 'mini-diwali'. The main guest list includes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and governor Anandiben Patel. There will be a total of 175 people in attendance, comprising religious leaders and some eminent citizens from Ayodhya. Security has been increased in the region with around 4.000 security personnel including NSG commandos manning the site and 75 check posts blocking approach roads. The district borders have also been sealed since Monday night. The town is expected to shut down at least two hours before the PM arrives. Over one lakh laddus are being prepared for the ceremony and the saints participating in the ceremony will be given silver coins that have been sent by Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati of Kamikochi. Watch this video to know all about what to expect in Ayodhya on 5th of August.
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Gymnasiums began operations in Assam's Guwahati on August 03. The state government of Assam issued new guidelines for unlock 3.0 on August 02. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued guidelines for Unlock 3.0 on July 29 for resumption of activities outside containment zones. Unlock 3.0 has came into effect from August 01. The gym owners are making sure that fitness equipments and machineries are getting properly sanitised. They are taking all necessary precautionary measures like maintaining social distancing, keeping a batch of 4-5 people at a time etc. All fitness centres are closed for nearly 4 months due to coronavirus pandemic. Now, this comes as a relief to several gym owners and fitness trainers who have been facing massive financial losses after having been shut since March.
Clashes broke out in the Cachar area of Assam over Ram Temple bhoomi poojan posters being put up by a few people. Two groups of people first had a verbal altercation over putting up the posters which quickly turned into stone pelting. Security officials rushed to the area and the situation was quickly brought under control. Armed paramilitary forces are presently guarding the area which has been sealed and curfew has been imposed to prevent any further flare-up. There are no reports of any injuries or casualties from the area so far. The incident comes days before the grand foundation laying ceremony in Ayodhya, which will be attended by PM Modi. Preparations are underway in the temple town to make the event a big success. Tight security has also been put in place to avoid any untoward incident. The temple town has been turned into a virtual fortress for the event which will be attended by top dignitaries including the Prime Minister. Watch the full video for all the details.
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A clash broke out between two groups in Mukam road area of Cachar on August 02. The clash was over the obstruction of some religious youth who were putting up posters of the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Ram Temple. Verbal argument went up to stone pelting. Tensions escalated when top police officials arrived to deal with the situation. At present the whole area is under the control of the armed paramilitary forces. The area has been sealed and curfew is imposed.
If it was a normal time, Rajendra, a flag maker in Coimbatore, would have received bulk orders ahead of the Independence Day on August 15. However, as the world continues to struggle with the coronavirus, Rajendra is no exception, and said that his flag business has been adversely affected this year due to COVID-19. "Usually we get orders in bulk ahead of Independence Day, but this year we have received fewer orders," Rajendra said.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inspected erosion caused by the Kundil River on NH 37 in Sadiya. He took stock of the work done by Water Resource Department and local administration to mitigate the danger. While speaking to ANI, he said, "If we could not safeguard bridge over river and road alongside then communication between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will cut off. We're successful in temporarily protecting it."
Parts of Assam have been reeling under heavy floods. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the flood affected areas in Dhakuakhana in Lakhimpur on Wednesday. He inspected an embankment on Charikoria river. The Chief Minister also visited the flood and erosion hit areas in the State. He visited the Jiadhal river site, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, where floods have caused huge damage. He visited Bhujgaon in Dhemaji district and distributed relief materials among the affected people. "The Jiadhal river, a tributary of Brahmaputra has caused huge damage during the present spate of floods. Visited Bhujgaon in Dhemaji district distributed relief materials among the affected people with colleagues," the CM tweeted on Wednesday morning. More than 56 lakh people in 30 districts have been affected. Several NDRF and SDRF teams deployed to conduct rescue work. So far, at least 133 people have lost their lives in floods. Out of 133, around 107 people died in flood-related incidents, while 26 people died due to landslides. Additionally, agricultural land has been affected while thousands of people have been evacuated from the flood-affected areas. Floods wreaked havoc in Assam for the fourth time this year.
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Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal, inspected the flood affected areas in Assam's Dhakuakhana on July 29. The Chief Minister also met locals affected by floods. According to Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), over 130 people have died and more than 53 lakh people are affected across 30 districts. Additionally, agricultural land has been affected while thousands of people have been evacuated from the flood-affected areas.
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