As the House took up the SPG (Amendment) Bill for discussion, Shah said the term 'Special' indicates its special purpose and noted that many countries have such elite and compact cover exclusively for their respective head of state.
Attending the 35th Raising Day celebrations of the counter-terror force NSG as the chief guest here, Shah said the recent decision to repeal special provisions in J and K will help to "completely eradicate" the Pakistan-sponsored terrorism from the Kashmir Valley.
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Congress members have been raising the Rafale deal issue since the start of the Winter Session of Parliament on December 11, demanding that a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) should probe the matter.
Opposition parties led by the Congress have been attacking the Modi government over the deal, alleging that it was struck at an exorbitant price and benefited an Indian businessman at the cost of the government-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The charges have been denied by the government.
The minister told the Lok Sabha that the list has been published on the directives of the Supreme Court and the Centre has no role in it.
"The opposition levels allegations that some Nirav (Modi) and (Mehul) Choksi fled abroad. We will present a fugitive economic offenders bill before the Parliament soon," he said.
Singh also said penetration of Internet and self-radicalisation have further added to the woes of law enforcement agencies and that continuance of the availability of radicalised materials on Internet is likely to have drastic change in society and subsequently to humanity.
Lauding the role of the SSB, which guards the 1,751 km- long Indo-Nepal and the 699 km-long Indo-Bhutan borders, Singh said it is very tough to guard such open borders, which allow visa-free movement of people, than fenced borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh.
India and China have been locked in a face-off in the Doklam area of the Sikkim sector after Indian troops stopped the Chinese Army from building a road in the area.
Rajnath Singh also lauded the Jammu and Kashmir Police's efforts in curbing terrorism and added that the state government had not posed any obstruction in the fight against terrorism.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the path of Jainism can be an antidote to terrorism, the "biggest challenge" facing the world, as it completely rejects violence which is the foundation of terrorism.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that a new liberalised visa regime has been rolled out by the government beginning April 1 under which tourists coming on e-visa can stay up to two months with double-entry benefits.
Central observers - Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and national general secretary Bhupendra Yadav - will remain present at the meeting to elect the chief minister. BJP vice-president Om Mathur, state party chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and other senior party leaders are also likely to attend the meet.
The saffron party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pulled out all stops to capture power in the state where it has been on the margins for over 15 years.
With Opposition members raising the issue in the Lok Sabha, Singh said the government has taken serious note of the issue.
In a statement here, Singh said the decisions announced by the Prime Minister last evening were "pro-people" and "pro-development" and that he was taking the country forward with his vision and leadership.
The Home Minister, in an hour long meeting, apprised Modi about the ground situation of the state assessed by the all-party delegation which visited Srinagar and Jammu on September 4 and 5.
Rajnath Singh is expected to brief Modi on the assessment of the ground situation of the state by the all party delegation which visited Srinagar and Jammu on September 4 and 5, official sources said.
Addressing a press conference with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Mehbooba faced some tough questions from reporters and was asked how could she justify the alleged disproportionate use of force against protesters when as opposition leader she had criticised the government in 2010 for civilian killings.
Rajnath Singh, who is on a two-day visit to the state in the wake of violent protests triggered after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8, took stock of security situation.
The visit comes at a time the two governments are engaged in a diplomatic tussle over the Pathankot airbase terror attack and Pakistan raking up the clashes in Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing the meeting of Inter-State Council, Rajnath Singh said the NDA government's main focus was to promote federalism--be it cooperative federalism or cooperative federalism through competitive federalism.
The session comes at a time when the ruling BJP's morale is high after its maiden victory in Assam Assembly polls and its performance in Kerala and West Bengal elections.
Congratulating Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on presenting an "excellent" budget, the Home Minister said it was a "pro-farmer, pro-poor and pro-reform budget".