No legal rules framed yet for NRC: Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has clarifi ed that while there is a “possibility” that the National Register for Citizens (NRC) “may take place”, it will only be through a due legal process, with rules for it being defined “through adequate consultation”.
  • Speaking to The Hindu, Mr. Prasad said, “Prime Minister Modi has clarified that no discussion has ta- ken place so far. There is a possibility that it [the NRC] may happen, but there is a legal process attached to it; NRC preparation has a distinct legal process to be initiated, with defining of rules with adequate consultations. But nothing has been done so far.”
  • The Minister said that the CAA was perfectly legal and constitutional, and berated the Congress for not repealing the 2003­-04 amendment to the Citizenship Act, which enjoins the government to prepare an NRC.


M.P. gets its first elephant colony in Bandhavgarh forest

  • Last November, elephants in herds, 38 of them, wandered into the forests of Bandhavgarh looking for food and water, like each year. A year on, they have stayed back in Madhya Pradesh for the first time over seasons and even bred two new calves, choosing not to return to the withering forests of north Chhattisgarh.
  • The herd has found plenty of space, food and water within the core area of the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, and that’s why it may have stayed back.