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Search and Arrest Power to Assam Rifles on Hold
The Assam Rifles, which is commanded by army officers, is the leading counter-insurgency force in the Northeast and is deployed along the Myanmar border. It had been empowered by the Ministry of Home Affairs to arrest anyone and search a place without a warrant in the border districts of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, and Mizoram. The government decided to put on hold this special power on February 22, 2019.
Instant Triple Talaq Declared Void and Illegal
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Second Ordinance, 2019 was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind on February 21, 2019. The Ordinance makes the instant Triple Talaq practice a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment of up to three years and fine.
Uttarakhand Police to Set up Anti-drug Cells
An anti-drug cell will be set up in schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Uttarakhand. According to the Director General of Police Anil Kumar Rathodi, this is a much needed step to keep children away from using drugs. The Anti-drug Task Force will be responsible for monitoring the cells in the state.
World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress 2019
The eighth World Corporate Social Responsibility Congress (World CSR Congress 2019) was held at Mumbai in Maharashtra on February 17-18, 2019. Participants from 33 countries attended the event to encourage the efforts of individuals and organizations. The theme of this year is ‘Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)’ to focus on corporate strategies, innovation, and strategic alliances.