West Bengal Special Task Force arrests 2 accused of involvement with Al-Qaeda

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Conference on Bringing Citizens and Government Together Through Today’s Administrative Reforms

A two-day regional conference on “Bridging Citizens and Government through Administrative Reforms” will be held in Itanagar from August 18, the Ministry of Personnel announced on Wednesday.

The conference is an effort to bring government and citizens closer together through various administrative reforms at central, state and district levels, according to a statement.

It is addressed through the use of digital technology pursuing next-generation reforms and innovations with the policy objective of “maximum governance, minimum government”, involving the re-engineering of government processes, universal access to electronic services , excellence in district-level digital initiatives and excellence. in the adoption of emerging technologies and the use of ICT management, the statement said.

AAP says center is ‘secretly’ trying to give permanent residency to Rohingyas in Delhi

Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia slammed the BJP-run centre, saying it was ‘secretly trying to grant permanent residency’ to Rohingya refugees in the nation’s capital, and refuted the ministry’s claims of the Union that it was the Delhi government’s proposal, according to the PTI news agency. reported. However, the BJP hit back saying that illegal migrants are a “threat” to national security and the Modi government would never compromise on the issue.

According to the report, without taking names, Sisodia said Delhi police and some officials had decided to provide permanent residence to Rohingyas in the city, on the instructions of Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena and at the request of the Delhi government. ‘Union.

Monkeypox: Over 35,000 cases, 12 deaths reported worldwide

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that more than 35,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 92 countries. Twelve monkeypox-related deaths have been recorded so far. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said there was high demand for vaccines from affected countries.

Ghebreyesus said last week nearly 7,500 cases of monkeypox were recorded, a 20% increase from the previous week.

“Over 35,000 cases of monkeypox have now been reported to WHO, from 92 countries and territories, with 12 deaths. Nearly 7,500 cases were reported last week, a 20% increase from the week before. previous week, which was also 20% more than the week before,” Ghebreyesus said according to ANI.