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  • Immigration official harrasses woman passenger, suspended after MHA's intervention 22 hours 9 minutes ago

    Bengaluru: A senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been suspended by authorities for allegedly harassing a woman passenger. After prima facie merit was found in the allegations against him, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered an inquiry into it. Earlier on Friday evening, a young woman from Bengaluru was harassed repeatedly...
  • 86.6 per cent more civilian casualties in J&K in 2014: Home Ministry 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 86.66 per cent more casualties of civilians and 30.58 per cent increase in terror incidents in 2014 in comparison to the previous year. According to the 2014-15 annual report of the Home Ministry, there were 224 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • Modi should admit if he is not strong: Salman Khurshid 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Sunday attacked the Narendra Modi government over the recent communal incidents in the country saying the Prime Minister should either admit to not being strong enough to stop it or being complicit. Khurshid, who has just released his latest book, 'At Home in...
  • Citizenship applications of Sindhis being examined: Home Minister 1 week ago

    Lucknow: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the cases of those hailing from the Sindhi community, who were still waiting for citizenship, were being examined and a decision would be taken as per the law of land. While addressing a function on the occasion of Cheti Chand Jayanti,...
  • Centre to appoint official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh and Telangana March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Centre has decided to appoint a senior Home Ministry official to coordinate with Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and concerned ministries for speedy implementation of the provisions in Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act. The decision came following a meeting of a delegation of Andhra Pradesh BJP leaders with Union Home Minister...
  • Dramatic rise in rape cases registered: Government March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The number of rape cases registered has "dramatically" increased since 2013 which is a matter of "deep concern", government told Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and exuded confidence that the steps being taken to deal with the issue will take effect. "We have initiated...
  • IAS officer DK Ravi's death: We demand a CBI inquiry, says Sadananda Gowda March 18, 2015

    Union Law Minister Sadananda Gowda of the BJP said that he would like to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday to demand a CBI inquiry into the death of 36-year-old IAS officer DK Ravikumar. "We want the Home Minister to hand over the case to CBI," said Gowda. ...
  • Drunk driver crashes into Jennifer Aniston's front lawn March 17, 2015

    Los Angeles: Police were called to Jennifer Aniston's home in Bel Air, California on Saturday night after a drunk driver hit a curb in front of her house. According to TMZ, the guy only damaged few plants and no one seemed to be hurt. Law enforcement sources said it was unclear...
  • Supreme court pulls up Home Ministry for not acting promptly on rape videos March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday took to task the union home ministry for doing just nothing for 20 days on a complaint about the posting of two rape videos on social messaging website WhatsApp that was brought to its notice on February 10. "Unless you pounce upon the criminal...
  • Should India snap all ties with Pakistan? March 13, 2015

    After the Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said the Pakistan government to take all legal measures to ensure that Lakhvi does not come out of jail. ...
  • Pakistan government should take legal measures to ensure Lakhvi doesn't walk free: MHA March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: After the Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said the Pakistan government to take all legal measures to ensure that Lakhvi does not come out of jail. The Home Ministry said, "The overwhelming evidence...
  • Ministry of Home Affairs conducting background check of new owner of SpiceJet March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Security agencies are conducting a background checking of new owner of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh, after he infused a fund of Rs 500 crore in the beleaguered air carrier and announced plans to invest Rs 1,500 crore. The Home Ministry ordered a background check of Singh as part of the...
  • Dimapur lynching case: Nagaland government report rules out rape, calls it consensual sex March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The report submitted by Nagaland state government to the Union Home Ministry on the Dimapur lynching case ruled out rape and rather called it a case of consensual sex. As per the report submitted on Wednesday, the girl went with the 'accused' on her own and was paid Rs...
  • MHA finds gaps in J&K government's report on Masarat Alam's release, seeks clarification: sources March 11, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs is still dissatisfied with the Jammu and Kashmir government's clarification on the release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam. The MHA has received second report on the issue but there are still gaps in the sequence of event leading to his release, said sources...
  • Let us put an end to domestic violence; women's safety begins at home March 10, 2015

    We talk of gender inequality and rape culture, be we rarely talk about from where it all seeps into the society. An important cause of all this is domestic violence. Nobody talks about it, but we all know it happens. It continues to exist, hidden from plain sight because we...
  • Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM meets Amit Shah over hardliner Masarat Alam's release March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah over the party's alliance with the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in the state in the wake of controversial decisions taken by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav was...
  • No more separatist will be freed, J&K CM Mufti assures Rajnath Singh March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Three days after the Jammu and Kashmir government released hardliner Masarat Alam from jail, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed assured Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh that no more separatists will be released without consulting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). According to sources, Singh spoke with the J&K Chief Minister...
  • Dimapur mob lynching case: Nagaland Police submits report to Home Ministry March 9, 2015

    Dimapur: In the horrific lynching case of a rape accused in Dimapur, Nagaland Police on Monday submitted a report to the Home Ministry. On March 5, a rape accused was dragged out of Dimapur Central Jail by a mob, stripped, lynched and then hanged from a clock tower. According to...
  • Centre receives J&K government's report on Masarat Alam's release from jail, may issue advisory March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Mufti Mohammad Sayeed government in Jammu and Kashmir has submitted a detailed report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh on separatist leader Masarat Alam's release. Sources said it is a factual report in which the state government has said that under the legal circumstances, continuation of Alam's arrest was...
  • Home Ministry asks J&K government for report on release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam March 8, 2015

    Srinagar: The Home Ministry on Sunday asked Jammu and Kashmir government for a report on the release of top separatist leader Masarat Alam on the orders of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. Alam, the alleged mastermind of the 2010 stone pelting incidents in which over 100 young men and boys...
  • India has never imposed restrictions on women: Rajnath Singh March 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Contending that India has never imposed restrictions on women, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said women like Maharani Lakshmibai should be brought out of the pages of history and made an inspiration for the new generation. Speaking at Delhi Police's 'Say No To Fear' event where nearly...
  • RBI eases norms for home loans for up to Rs 10 lakh March 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Giving a boost to affordable housing, the RBI on Thursday eased the norms for home loans for up to Rs 10 lakh by allowing banks to include stamp duty and registration charges to the cost of a unit. These charges form around 15 per cent of the cost of...
  • Is government right in banning telecast of Delhi gangrape documentary? March 4, 2015

    After banning the screening of Nirbhaya documentary, which features an interview of Mukesh Singh who is one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case, the Home Ministry is trying to stall the broadcasting of documentary internationally as well. ...
  • Restraint by court on broadcast of Nirbhaya case convict's interview till further orders March 4, 2015

    New Delhi: The restraint put by a Delhi court on the broadcast of interview of December 16 gang-rape convict will continue till further orders. The court on Wednesday directed the Delhi Police to take action against those who publish or broadcast the contents of the documentary. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh...
  • RBI cuts repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.5%, home loans may be cheaper March 4, 2015

    Mumbai: In a surprise move, the Reserve Bank of India on Wednesday cut repo rate by 25 basis points from 7.75 per cent to 7.5 per cent with immediate effect. This is the second rate cut in the past two months. The cut in repo rate is likely to make home...
  • Nirbhaya case: Should the documentary's broadcast be stopped? March 3, 2015

    After furor over the interview of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Home Ministry is in damage control mode. Mukesh Kumar, who is on death row in the rape case, showed no remorse for the rape during the interview he gave to British filmmaker Leslee...
  • BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure to get interview of rapist Mukesh Singh inside Tihar Jail March 3, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure that she followed to get the interview of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh inside the Tihar Jail. "The DG of Tihar Jail was thrilled and understood objectivity of documentary. Everyone has to understand what goes in...
  • Nirbhaya case: Inside the mind of a rapist March 3, 2015

    Two years after the violent rape that horrified the nation, one of the rapists Mukesh Singh who is on death row for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya, said, "Don't fight rape, allow it..." A chilling statement from a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin details portions of a 16...
  • Delhi Police files FIR, to move court in filming of documentary inside Tihar jail in Nirbhaya case March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police will move court against airing of a BBC documentary interviewing one of those convicted in the December 16, 2012 Nirbhaya gang rape case. "This was a ghastly crime and the law has been broken, we shall investigate the case. We are going to move the court against...
  • Had permission from MHA, Tihar Jail authorities to interview Delhi gangrape convict: British filmmaker March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: BAFTA award winning Director and Producer Leslee Udwin on Tuesday claimed that she had followed all instructions and had permission from Ministry of Home Affairs and Tihar Jail authorities to interview 2012 Delhi gangrape convict. As part of her documentary 'India's Daughter', Leslee had interview Mukesh Kumar, who...