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Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh comes in action, takes charge of offices

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New Delhi: Newly elected Union Defence Minister Rajanth Singh on Saturday took charge of his office and immediately held a meeting with the top military brass.

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and top officials of the ministry accorded a warm welcome to Singh.

 

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On other hand, the former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah also on Saturday took charge as the 30th Union Home Minister at a time when the country is facing terrorism, secession-ism and Maoist insurgency challenges.

The 55-year-old BJP leader assumed charge a day after he was assigned the crucial Home portfolio, succeeding Rajnath Singh, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government returned for a second term.

After taking charge, the former home minister held a meeting with Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and newly appointed Navy chief Karambir Singh.

 

To begin their duties Ministers Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh takes charge of offices:

 

The defence secretary and several other senior officials of the ministry were also present at the meeting.

The leadership change in the high-profile ministry is expected to usher in certain decisiveness and an iron-handed approach to terror, insurgency and secession-ism.

 

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However, former Home Minister Rajnath Singh had given a free hand to security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, leading to heavy casualties among terrorists, Shah is expected to be more proactive and lead from the front.

He was welcomed by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba and IB chief Rajiv Jain soon after he reached his North Block office.

 

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Women’s day special: Lucknow Nagar Nigam to offer discounts to women registering for house and water tax in the city

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Lucknow: In a fisrt, Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) will host an all women meeting of its House on Sunday, on the eve of international Women’s Day.

City mayor Sanyukta Bhatia has called the meeting which will be attended by women corporators and officers of the civic body. The LMC has also invited only women journalists to cover the event. .

“It will be an informal meeting, but an acknowledgement of the important role women play in all walks of life,” said Bhatia, who is also the city’s first woman mayor. “The house meeting will discuss some important aspects of women safety and services offered to them in the city,” she added.

Women corporators will also be allowed to raise and discuss issues and development work in their respective wards. The meeting will be held at LMC headquarter in Lalbagh from 10am.

 

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