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  • Pakistan: Over 400 Hindu families seek Indian citizenship 2 days ago

    Ahmedabad: More than 400 Hindu families from Pakistan who are living in Gujarat on Thursday attended a camp held by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and the district collector's office. The two-day camp has been organised on demand from those seeking the citizenship. "Around 400 to 450 families participated. The...
  • Home Ministry to act against Delhi Police in Liaqat Shah false arrest case 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday said that it will take action against Delhi police officers who falsely arrested Liaqat Shah, who was alleged to be a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist. The National Investigation Agency on January 24 had given a clean chit to Liaqat. According to the sources,...
  • J&K: BSF foils infiltration bid in Samba region January 24, 2015

    Sambha: A major infiltration bid by terrorists has been foiled by the Border Security Force (BSF) ahead of President Obama's visit in the Samba region of Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Ministry has said that the infiltration bid happened in the Sabma sector on Thursday night. The BSF has said that a...
  • Top Intelligence meet underway at Home Ministry on internal security, ties with Pakistan January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: A high level Intelligence meet on internal security is underway at the office of the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday. The situation along the international border with Pakistan is also on the agenda for the meet. The Chief of the Intelligence Bureau, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW)...
  • Calling a Northeastern 'Chinki', 'Chinese' may land you in jail January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Calling anyone 'Chinki', 'Chinese' or making any other derogatory remark relating to race, culture or physical appearance will land you in jail for up to five years, according to a proposal which the Home Ministry is considering. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said his ministry is considering the...
  • Live TV coverage of anti-terror operations may be banned December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Live coverage of anti-terror operations by television channels is likely to be banned soon as the Home Ministry has asked the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to amend the rules to stop such telecast. Citing the unpleasant experience during 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks when news channels broadcast NSG operations...
  • Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi shifted to Mizoram, Meghalaya Governor KK Paul replaces him December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term. Besides, Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Uttarakhand for the remainder of his term. Paul will continue to hold the additional charge of...
  • Government plans to bring acid attacks under heinous crimes category December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Faced with the growing number of acid attacks on women, government is planning to categorise such cases as heinous crimes and fix a time-frame for investigation and trial for speedy justice. All such cases where maximum punishment of life imprisonment or death sentence is possible will be categorised...
  • Home Ministry drafts new SOPs for schools to fight terror attacks December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In wake of the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan's Peshawar, the Home Ministry has drafted new SOPs for schools to fight terror attacks. The aim of this SOP is to lay down guidelines and procedure for preventing and dealing with any terror attack on schools. The guidelines...
  • Mehdi Biswas activities confined to putting posts of IS on Twitter, says Rajnath Singh December 15, 2014

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said investigations in Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas for running a pro-Islamic State Twitter account are on. He said, "Interrogation of Mehdi Biswas has shown that his activities were confined to putting posts of IS and in their support. He has denied any involvement in recruitment....
  • Do away with British-era drills for bosses: Government to police December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Government has issued a directive to the heads of central police organisations and departments to shun British-era "decorative" practices like a battery of junior staff "escorting" their bosses during their visits to government departments and events. Following the orders of the Union Home Ministry, central police organisations, departments...
  • Home Ministry seeks report from UP government on alleged forced conversions in Agra December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Thursday sought report from the Uttar Pradesh government over alleged forced conversion in Agra. At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the cantonment area. The state government has...
  • Central government to decriminalise attempt to commit suicide, gets support of 18 states, 4 UTs December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark decision by the Central government, the Home Ministry has informed Parliament that attempt to suicide will no longer be treated as a criminal offence. The Home Ministry informed Parliament that the government has decided to delete section 309 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises...
  • MHA forms SOPs committee to check Naxal operations December 4, 2014

    Raipur: Following the killing of 14 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgrah, the Home Ministry on Thursday formed a committee on Standard Operating Procedure for Naxal related activities. The seven-member committee will be headed by former DG CRPF K Vijay Kumar. The members will include officers from CRPF, IB, Home Ministry and State...
  • Chhattisgarh: Home Ministry steps in after Sukma martyrs' uniforms found in garbage dump December 4, 2014

    Chhattisgarh: The Home Ministry has sought a report from Chhattisgarh government after blood-stained uniforms and shoes of some of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Sukma Naxal attack were found in a garbage bin on the hospital premises. "After the incident, the bodies got stiff and during the post-mortem...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar slams Rampal, says no leader is above law November 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday slammed controversial self-styled 'godman' Rampal over law and order issue in Hisar district of Haryana. Rampal has been evading arrest and according to the police, he is still inside his Satlok Ashram at Barwala in Hissar district. His supporters continue to...
  • Ramdev given 'Z' category security by Modi government November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Yoga exponent Ramdev has been provided with a 'Z' category security by the Central government taking into account his "vulnerability to attacks from his opponents". The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry after receiving inputs from security agencies and increased perception of threat to Ramdev, official sources...
  • IB probe ordered into reports of security lapse during PM Modi's Varanasi visit November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over reports that many CCTV cameras were not functioning during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi, the Union Home Ministry has ordered a probe into the alleged security lapse. Intelligence Bureau has been asked to conduct the probe and find out whether the reports of CCTV...
  • BJP is targetting the entire Muslim community: Maulana Mahmood Madani November 7, 2014

    Jamat-Ulama-e-Hind leader Maulana Mahmood Madani has attacked the Centre saying the Burdwan terror attack was being used to tarnish the Muslim community. Madani said that the home ministry was carrying out a witch hunt. "The home ministry should be more sensitive in handling such issues," said Madani. ...
  • 5.5 lakh police vacancies: Centre tells states to fill up in 1 year November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With 5.5 lakh posts in police force lying vacant across the country, the Centre has asked all states to fill up the vacancies in a time-bound manner, preferably within a year, as the crime graph is soaring gradually. In separate letters to chief secretaries and DGPs of all states...
  • Make payment exceeding Rs 20,000 through cheque: MHA to NGOs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Tightening the noose around erring foreign-funded NGOs, the government has ordered that all voluntary organisations henceforth will have to make payments exceeding Rs 20,000 through account payee cheques or drafts. The order came weeks after the Home Ministry found that over 10,000 NGOs receiving foreign funds have failed...
  • Home Ministry reverses stand on Aadhaar scheme, lends full support October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a complete U-turn from its earlier stand, the Home Ministry has come out in full support of the Aadhaar scheme saying it will facilitate "anytime, anywhere, anyhow" authentication to its beneficiaries. In a letter to all state governments, the Home Ministry said that since one Aadhaar number is...
  • MHA alerts states of communal flare up ahead of festive season October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the upcoming festive season, the Ministry of Home Affairs alerted states to ensure prevention of communal flare up especially in regions like Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The MHA has also issued an advisory to prevent forcible installation of idols at disputed sites, slogan shouting against a...
  • Helpline for people from Northeast to be set up: MHA October 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: Helpline for people from Northeast will be set up in major cities starting from Gurgaon in the wake of the recent racist attacks. This was on Saturday announced by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who was to review the law and order situation following an attack...
  • Police begins probe into the suicide of lyricist Santosh Anand's son October 17, 2014

    Mathura: A team of police officials has left for Delhi to probe into the suicides of Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand's son Sankalp Anand and daughter-in-law Nandini Anand, police said Friday. The team, including Assistant Superintendent of Police Priti Priyadarshini and officials Atul Kumar Srivastav and Arvind Kumar, will investigate into the...
  • MHA orders probe into lyricist Santosh Anand's son's suicide after suicide note blames Ministry officials October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Famous Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand is a broken man. His son Sankalp and daughter-in-law committed suicide on Wednesday by jumping in front of a train at Mathura. The couple's five-year-old daughter was with them, but survived the accident. But what has raised eyebrows is his tell-all suicide note that...
  • Peace at Indo-Pak border after 10 days of heavy firing October 11, 2014

    It has been two nights of peace on the border after 10 days of heavy firing and shelling. A parliamentary standing committee on Friday discussed the matter and lauded the BSF for retaliating. According to the sources, the Home Ministry has said that any decision to resume talks will only...
  • Home Ministry raises concern over use of Aadhaar as address proof October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has raised multiple concerns over using UIDAI number as an address proof in the DoT's proposed online verification system, saying the supporting data in Aadhaar may not be authentic or genuine. The Home Ministry said that 'Aadhaar' is strong on ensuring unique identity, "however, uniqueness...
  • Home Ministry asked to administer Emblems Act October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Consumer Affairs Ministry has asked the Home Ministry to take over the complete administration of a law that aims to prevent improper use of certain emblems and names for professional and commercial purposes. The Emblems and Names Act (Prevention of Improper Use)...
  • Army likely to replace the Indo Tibetan Border Police along LAC with China: Sources September 28, 2014

    Leh: In a significant move aimed at countering the increasing threat and incidents of incursion by China's People's Liberation Army, the Centre is contemplating replacing the ITBP by the Army, particularly in the Ladakh sector. Maximum number of incidents of incursion have been reported here. The Army's role in handling the...