Over 1,000 people lost their lives in May and June due to natural calamities like thunderstorms and floods in the country, Union Minister Kiren Rijiju said today.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the ongoing development programme being run in 17 states located along the international borders.
An Indian delegation led by Union minister Kiren Rijiju will participate in the AMCDRR 2018 to be held in Mongolia from July 3.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, along with his family members visited the AIIMS to inquire about the health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The United Kingdom has confirmed that Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi, who is at the centre of a money laundering case linked to the over Rs 13,000 crore PNB fraud.
There has been no damage to any gurdwara or other institutions belonging to the Sikh community in Meghalaya where clashes took place between a group of bus drivers and locals, Kiren Rijiju said.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju today said the Assam Rifles plays a significant role by providing security to the northeastern region which is important due to its strategic location.
NGOs seeking foreign donations under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act are required to be registered under "DARPAN" web portal of NITI Aayog, Parliament was told.
"Discussions are on with the state govts to relax the Restricted Area Permit provisions for some areas for foreign tourists," Rijiju told PTI.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh called for initiation of special mechanisms for reducing delays and fast-tracking recruitment process in the paramilitary forces.