Home Ministry

  • Union Home ministry announces reward for information on IEDs, landmines 04-04-2014 08:02 AM

    Ahead of the coming Lok Sabha election, the Union Home ministry has announced to reward any person providing information about improvised explosive devices (IED) or anti-personnel landmines laid by the Maoists in naxal-affected areas. The Union Home ministry's notification in this regard was received by the East Singhbhum district police...
  • LS polls: Centre tells forces to remain alert in Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand 03-03-2014 06:13 PM

    The Centre has directed security forces deployed in Bihar, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh to tighten vigil in the three states in view of intelligence reports which suggested that Naxals would try to carry out subversive attacks in the run up to the Lok Sabha polls. Worried over the plans of Maoists...
  • Pay compensation who died in encounter with Assam Rifles, NHRC to Home Ministry 13-02-2014 05:59 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday asked the Union Home Ministry to pay Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the five persons who died in an encounter with Assam Rifles in Sonitpur District of Assam in April, 2009. The Commission wanted the MHA to pay...
  • Delhi CM Kejriwal threatens to quit if Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed 09-02-2014 09:00 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday threatened to quit if the Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed in the Assembly. The passage of the Jan Lokpal Bill is one of the poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party government and the Kejriwal regime is planning to pass...
  • Never sought legal opinion on Jan Lokpal Bill, says AAP 08-02-2014 06:41 PM

    New Delhi: There has been a war of words over Delhi's Jan Lokpal Bill with the Aam Aadmi Party calling Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung a Congress's agent. The AAP government on Saturday clarified that it never sought legal opinion from four experts on the bill. The party said it only...
  • Italian marines case: Death clause dropped, Kerala fishermen protest 08-02-2014 01:51 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Independent Fish Workers Federation staged a protest in front of the Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram against the Home Ministry dropping death clause against the Italian marines who had shot dead two Indian fishermen. They burnt the effigy of Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and even shouted slogans against...
  • Kerala fishermen killing case: MHA drops clause on death penalty 07-02-2014 06:01 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Friday revised the sanction given to prosecute the two Italian marines in Kerala fishermen killing case. The clause on death penalty is being dropped in the case. Revising its earlier decision, the Home Ministry gave sanction to National Investigation Agency (NIA) to prosecute the...
  • Paramilitary forces to use CCTVs, RFID tags to recruit jawans 03-02-2014 04:31 PM

    New Delhi: The recruitment procedure for jawans and other junior-rank officials in central paramilitary forces of the country is set for a change as the Union Home Ministry has decided to usher transparency in the process by using gadgets like CCTV cameras and RFID tags. The Ministry, which plans to...
  • 1.20 lakh central paramilitary personnel to be deployed for LS polls 28-01-2014 07:03 PM

    More than 1.20 lakh central paramilitary personnel, in addition to state police forces, are expected to be deployed for the multi-phased Lok Sabha polls which are likely to be held in April-May, 2014. Home Ministry has told Election Commission that the required number of paramilitary personnel would be provided to...
  • AAP effect: Delhi Police suspends 3 constables for beating a man 24-01-2014 09:30 PM

    New Delhi: Just few minutes after the Aam Aadmi Party made public a shocking Youtube video showing two Delhi Police constables beating a civilian, senior officers swung into action and suspended three policemen over the incident. The accused policemen were posted at the Civil Lines police station. A departmental inquiry...
  • AAP shares 12-day old Youtube video of Delhi Police beating a man 24-01-2014 05:03 PM

    New Delhi: Stepping up its pressure on Delhi Police, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday dug out a 12-day old video from Youtube in which two Delhi Police officials are shown beating up a man. The video shows the constables beating up man near Lal Quila. The party claimed that...
  • Kejriwal to go ahead with 10-day-long dharna despite Republic Day celebrations 20-01-2014 05:51 PM

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal plans to hold a 10-day long agitation against the Delhi Police despite Republic Day celebrations. "I have planned a 10 day dharna & if it causes any hindrances to the Republic Day event then we are not responsible, the Home Min, Delhi Police &...
  • Delhi Police, AAP government face off outside Home Ministry on Monday 19-01-2014 10:47 PM

    New Delhi: The tussle between the Delhi Police and Aam Aadmi Party government has worsened with an FIR being filed against unknown people for the alleged assault on Ugandan women by AAP workers. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will lead a protest on Monday outside the Home Ministry seeking suspension of...
  • Prohibitory orders issued against Kejriwal's dharna at Home Ministry tomorrow 19-01-2014 05:27 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police has issued prohibitory orders against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's proposed protest outside Home Ministry on Monday. CM Kejriwal has threatened strike in a bid to mount pressure on the Home Ministry to suspend Delhi Police officials who refused to obey Delhi Law Minister Somnath...
  • News 360: MHA denies Rahul's claim of ISI luring UP riot victims 07-01-2014 09:30 PM

    Union Home Ministry and Delhi Police have denied reports that Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) was in touch with some Muzaffarnagar riot victims and is trying to recruit them. Delhi Police Special Cell Commissioner SN Shrivastava clarified that Liaqat and Zamir who were arrested for being in contact with LeT...
  • Home Ministry, Delhi Police deny LeT trying to lure UP riot victims 07-01-2014 02:35 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry and Delhi Police have denied reports that Pakistani terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) is in touch with some Muzaffarnagar riot victims and is trying to recruit them. Delhi Police Special Cell Commissioner SN Shrivastava clarified that Liaqat and Zamir who were arrested for being in contact...
  • 420 riot victims shifted from relief camps to vacant buildings 31-12-2013 01:08 PM

    Facing flak over deaths ofchildren at relief camps, the Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesdayshifted 420 riot victims from Loee camp in the district tovacant buildings to protect them from severe cold wavesweeping the state. At least 420 people have been shifted from Loee reliefcamp, the only functional camp in Muzaffarnagar...
  • Kerala: Ramesh Chennithala inducted in Oommen government, gets Home 30-12-2013 11:27 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Monday was inducted in the Oommen Chandy Cabinet and was given the charge of Home ministry. Meanwhile, G Karthikeyan was elevated to the post of President in the Kerala Pradesh Congress Commiittee. The move, which has the approval of the Congress high command, was...
  • Home Ministry likely to order inquiry into Modi snooping row 25-12-2013 09:29 PM

    The Union Home Ministry could very soon set up a commission of inquiry to look into the Modi snooping row. Sources have told CNN-IBN that in the last one month, government is considering various options, speaking to legal experts on the best ways to launch an inquiry into this case....
  • DoT sets up phone terminals in Naxal-hit areas for better communication of security forces 19-11-2013 07:31 AM

    Ten digital satellite phone terminals were installed in Maoist-hit districts of poll-bound Chhattisgarh to provide better communication facilities to the security forces. DoT officials said the department had set up 50 digital satellite phone terminals (DSPTs) in recent months in the naxal affected areas to improve the communication network. However,...
  • Modi can't be given SPG security as per the law: Shinde 11-11-2013 01:14 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday retreated Bharatiya Janata Party's demand of providing SPG security to Gujarat Chief Minister and party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. "SPG is given as per law. We have already given NSG and ASL to Modi after assessing the security risk. Strength...
  • Italian marines case: NIA likely to question witnesses through video conferencing 06-11-2013 05:50 PM

    NIA is likely to question four Italian marines, who were witness to the killing of two fishermen off Kerala coast in 2012, through video conferencing after their refusal to come to India for deposition and Home Ministry's reluctance to send any team to Rome to quiz them. Notwithstanding India's consistent...
  • Modi has been provided adequate security, says RPN Singh 06-11-2013 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: Minster of State for Home RPN Singh on Wednesday said BJP prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been given adequate security. RPN Singh said the Home Ministry gives security according to the threat perception. He said, "Would like to remind NDA of the type...
  • No more tourist visa for commissioning surrogacy in India: Home Ministry 30-10-2013 03:00 PM

    Foreign nationals intending to visit India for commissioning surrogacy will not be allowed to come on a tourist visa from Friday with the Home Ministry ordering strict adherence of surrogacy laws. In an order, the Home Ministry said several instances of foreign nationals visiting India on tourist visa for commissioning...
  • Centre seeks Maharashtra government's view on reducing term of Sanjay Dutt 23-10-2013 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has sought Maharashtra government's opinion on reducing sentence of Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts. The move came after Press Council of India chief Justice (retd) Markandey Katju petitioned President Pranab Mukherjee seeking relief for the actor and two others, including a...
  • J&K: Army is working with full efficiency to stop infiltration, says Shinde 21-10-2013 10:58 AM

    Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday said that the Indian Army is working with full efficiency to stop infiltration in Jammu and Kashmir. ...
  • Adnan Sami gets visa extension 11 days ago, says Home Ministry 17-10-2013 08:53 PM

    Mumbai: Contrary to speculation, Britain-born Pakistani singer Adnan Sami had been granted a three-month visa extention from Oct 6, the day his earlier document had expired, an official said here Thursday. The singer says he is overjoyed. Mumbai police Thursday received intimation about the three-month visa extension granted to the...
  • 'At least 90 militants enter J&K from across border in 2013' 03-10-2013 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: At least 90 militants have entered into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border this year while a few dozens more are waiting for opportunities to cross over, a senior security official said on Friday. Referring to the ongoing encounter between army and militants in Keran sector along...
  • Centre seeks report from state govt on jail break incident in Khandwa 01-10-2013 01:49 PM

    The Centre on Tuesday asked the Madhya Pradesh government to send a report on jail break in Khandwa in which seven alleged activists of banned SIMI fled from a prison. Taking serious note of the incident, the Home Ministry asked the state government to explain the circumstances leading to the...
  • Kenya mall attack fallout: Security stepped up in malls, places of worship in India 27-09-2013 09:14 AM

    New Delhi: Security has been beefed up in cities across India in the wake of recent terror attack in a mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Over 60 people lost their lives. The police have stepped up security in malls and places of worship as a precautionary measure. In the backdrop of...