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1.03 lakh cases registered in Odisha in 2016, Government claims Law and Order situation Highly Peaceful across the State

The state witnessed 10,532 road accidents and 1,914 rioting cases in 2016

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Bhubaneswar, March 28, 2017: The Odisha government on Tuesday claimed that the law and order situation remained largely peaceful across the state even though 1.03 lakh cognizable cases were registered in 2016.

A White Paper, tabled by the Home department in the state assembly, said 1,03,602 cognizable cases, including 1,328 murder, 2,144 rape, 566 dacoity, 2,012 robbery cases and other miscellaneous cases were registered last year.

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The state witnessed 10,532 road accidents and 1,914 rioting cases in 2016.

Maoist activities in seven districts of the state were under control while four districts witnessed zero such incidents, said the report.

As many as 39 Maoist cadres were killed, 35 arrested and 31 surrendered in the state during 2016. (IANS)

 

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No proposal to scrap Article 370: Centre

The Central government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir

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The Central government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution: Hansraj Gangaram Ahir

The Central government has no proposal to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution which gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday.

Responding to a written question in the Lok Sabha, Ahir said: “There is currently no such proposal under consideration of the government.”

Any new law initiated by the government should be in accordance with the constitution. Wikimedia Commons
No plan to scrap article 370. Wikimedia Commons

The article, added to the Constitution by a Presidential Order in 1954, accords special rights and privileges to the people of Jammu and Kashmir and empowers its legislature to frame any law without attracting a legal challenge.

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The provision prohibits all Indians — except people from Jammu and Kashmir — from purchasing immovable property in the state, getting government jobs and availing state-sponsored scholarship schemes. IANS

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