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India, China vow to fight terror, transnational crime

India and China vowed to deepen their bilateral cooperation in combating terrorism and fighting transnational crime.

The breakthrough was achieved after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs (CPLA) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee on a wide range of issues.

Following issues were discussed

  • India and China should enhance their bilateral cooperation to combat terrorism and fight transnational crime.
  • Both countries should coordinate to improve border entry and exit administration in order to facilitate people’s travel and promote stability in the region.
  • Indian is willing to deepen its bilateral cooperation with Chinese law enforcers to strengthen their relations.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is on a six-day official visit to China and is the first Indian Home Minister to visit China in a decade. Last Home Minister who had visited China in 2005 was Shivraj Patil.

Rajnath Singh’s visit to China comes in the backdrop of steady improvement of relations between both nations while they are seeking to streamline mechanisms to address the vexed border dispute.


Union Government cancels registration of Greenpeace India

Union Government has cancelled licence of Greenpeace India, a non-profit Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) to receive foreign donations.

The license was cancelled by Union Ministry of Home Affairs as per under Section 13 of Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA), 2011. Henceforth, Greenpeace India will be not able to receive any kind of foreign donations from its international network.

Earlier in April 2015, MHA had suspended the license of Greenpeace India for six months for mixing foreign and domestic funds and not disclosing the movement of its funds.

Greenpeace India had filed a petition challenging this suspension in the Delhi High Court. The court had allowed the NGO to use two of its accounts for the purpose of receiving and utilising fresh domestic donations for its day-to-day functioning.

About Greenpeace India

  • Greenpeace India is the subsidiary of the global environmental group Greenpeace, a non-profit NGO.
  • Greenpeace has its presence in 40 countries across the world including in Europe, America, Asia and Pacific.
  • Its operations in India run mainly in four broad campaigns viz. stop climate change, preserving the oceans, sustainable agriculture and preventing another nuclear catastrophe.


Government gives nod to rename Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road as Abdul Kalam Road

Union Government has given its nod to rename Delhi’s famous Aurangzeb Road has been renamed after former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam.

It was decided by New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) to rename road as APJ Abdul Kalam Road, as the jurisdiction of the road comes under it.

The decision was taken by NDMC in which is in charge of central Delhi, after it received clearance from the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

It should be noted that, the road was earlier named after the Mughal emperor Abul Muzaffar Muhi-ud-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb. He had ruled much of the Indian subcontinent from 31 July 1658 to 3 March 1707.

It is also said that, Aurangzeb Road is India’s richest road where property prices are the highest and is located in the heart of Lutyens’ bungalow zone. The road begins at the Taj Mansingh hotel near India Gate and joins Safdarjung Road near the official residence of the Indian Prime Minister.