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First All-Women Police Station starts functioning in Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)

To combat the issue of increasing crimes against the women, the first all-women police station started functioning in Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh).

The state cabinet had recently passed a proposal to set up all-women police station. To deal with crime against women, the state cabinet has also approved the creation of separate cells in all the seventeen district headquarters and the Police headquarters of the state. To run these cells the state is also running a special recruitment drive for recruiting women police personnel.

Rajasthan to get two new airports

As per Airports Authority of India (AAI), the civil airports in Jaisalmer and Bikaner in Rajasthan will be made operational before the end of this year. Both airports will be inaugurated in August this year. The AAI will conduct surveys about unused airstrips and old airport buildings in Rajasthan which could be renovated and developed for improving air connectivity in the State. Besides, the authority will soon begin work on the proposed airport at Kishangarh in Ajmer for which the State government has already provided land.