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  • Uttar Pradesh: Cold wave intensifies, 20 more dead 2 days ago

    Lucknow: The cold wave intensified in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday with the return of fog and icy winds. In most parts of the state the mercury dipped further and dense fog resulted in poor visibility, hitting both rail and road transport. The Regional Met Office has predicted that in some Terai...
  • Immediately disburse Rs 5 lakh compensation to kin of 1984 riots victims: MHA to CMs 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday wrote to all the chief ministers asking them to immediately disburse compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the kin of 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims. In a letter to the CMs, the Home Minister mentioned about the need for immediate release of...
  • No talks with NDFB (S), NIA will probe attack on Adivasis in Assam: Rajnath Singh 4 days ago

    Guwahati: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday announced that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) would probe the attack on Adivasis by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit) (NDFB (S)) on Tuesday evening and the reprisals in which 78 were killed. The Home Minister also ruled out any talks with...
  • Government plans to bring acid attacks under heinous crimes category 5 days ago

    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...
  • 18 kilos and counting: Sanjay Dutt looks almost unrecognisable as he flaunts his abs after coming back home from jail 5 days ago

    Good lord! Sanjay Dutt looked absolutely unrecognizable as stepped out to greet the media on Wednesday afternoon as he came back home from Yerwada Jail. The actor had applied for a furlough and was granted permission from the authorities only on Tuesday. While addressing the media, the actor said, "I...
  • 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...
  • Online marketplace AskMeBazaar plans to sell plumbing, carpentry and other home services December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Online marketplace askmeBazaar.com is looking to launch 'Services' category within a year on its site that would provide customers an option to buy various facilities including plumbing, painting and carpentry under a single platform. "I want to sell everything from forging equipments, aircrafts to nuts and bolts on askmeBazaar.com....
  • 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...
  • Actress Trisha Krishnan volunteers to clean an animal home; kick starts 'Swachh Bharat campaign' December 3, 2014

    Chennai: Southern film actress Trisha Krishnan Wednesday volunteered to clean an upcoming animal home of Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) as part of her Clean India campaign. "Bcomin that 'somebody' for India n her environment by cleaning an upcoming animal home wit EFI tomm as I kik start my Swachh Bharath...
  • Naxalism is a national challenge, we will succeed in tackling the menace: Rajnath Singh December 2, 2014

    Raipur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday paid homage to the 14 CRPF jawans who were killed in a deadly Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh. Singh announced compensation of Rs 38 lakh for the relatives of 14 CRPF jawans killed and Rs 65,000 each to 15 injured. The Home Minister, who visited...
  • India ready to tackle ISI threat from Pakistan, assures Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Blaming "state actors" in Pakistan for making attempts to destabilise India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the neighbouring country has not abandoned its efforts to harm the country through "various tactics". The Home Minister, while addressing the country's top police brass, spoke on various issues including threats from...
  • Islamic State a cause of concern but won't let it gain a foothold in India: Rajnath Singh November 29, 2014

    Guwahati: Amidst recent reports of growing influence of the Islamic State in India, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the banned terror outfit's impact in India is a cause of concern. However, he added that he had confidence in the security forces which are ready to face all kinds of...
  • RBI eases rules for low-cost home loans November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has eased norms to fund low-cost housing by permitting banks to extend loans against long-term infrastructure bonds. The RBI however barred lenders from providing loans against long-term infrastructure bonds issued by other banks. "Further, such loans should be subject to a ceiling, say, 10 lakh...
  • 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...
  • Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh released from hospital, taken back to jail November 16, 2014

    Kolkata: Suspended Trinamool Congress MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh, who allegedly tried to commit suicide in the Presidency Correctional Home and was admitted to state-run SSKM Hospital, was on Sunday discharged and taken back to the jail. Police sources said that the process of Ghosh's transfer back to the...
  • Terrorised policemen hide under table to escape attack in Kolkata November 15, 2014

    Kolkata: Terrorised policemen were seen hiding behind almirahs and under the table and scampering to use files as protective shields after a group of people said to owe allegiance to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress rampaged through a police station, a stone's throw from the state police headquarters on Friday. Enraged...
  • Government promises more funds to states for prison reforms: Rajnath Singh November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Friday promised to provide more funds to all states for modernisation of prisons as condition of most of the jails in the country are "miserable". Addressing a seminar on prison reforms, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said all recommendations on prison reforms made...
  • Kerala neurologist Dr Shyam VK takes health care to his patients' home November 10, 2014

    Kollam: Dr Shyam VK, a neurologist from Kollam in Kerala leads the way in health care sector. After finishing his rounds on a hectic day, he visits bed-ridden patients at their homes. The ESI super specialty hospital in Kollam where he works allows him to do house visits every Saturday. One...
  • 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...
  • Rajnath Singh prays for India's rise as global leader in Jerusalem November 7, 2014

    Jerusalem: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited holy sites in the old city of Jerusalem, including Judaism's holiest site, where he customarily placed a prayer note expressing his wish that India regain its leadership position in the comity of nations. A source, who went to pray at the site...
  • 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. ...
  • Delhi: 15-year-old involved in 8 cases of sexual assault taken into custody November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A 15-year-old boy has been taken into custody by the Delhi Police. The juvenile is allegedly involved in eight cases of sexual assault. Police nabbed him in the Amar Colony area of South Delhi and sent him to a remand home. Although the minor is allegedly involved in...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet portfolios announced, CM Fadnavis keeps Home, Housing November 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday allocated portfolios to his ten-member council of ministers while keeping the Home, Urban Development, Housing and Health departments with himself. As per the information provided by the CMO, the portfolios not specifically allocated to any minister will be with the Chief Minister. Senior BJP...