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  • Minor explosion in Pune, one injured 10-07-2014 03:04 PM

    Pune:A minor explosion took place outside the Faraskhana police station in Pune on Thursday in which one man has been injured. Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was at the spot and has called it a low-intensity explosion. "It is a low intensity explosion. Either something kept in the dicky of a...
  • Budget 2014: Tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2.5 lakh from Rs 2 lakh 10-07-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: In a minor relief to the individual tax payers, the Narendra Modi government in its maiden Union Budget raised the income tax exemption slab from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh. "I propose not to make any changes in the tax rate. However, with the view to...
  • Home Ministry has destroyed over 1.5 lakh files: CPM 09-07-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Citing media reports, a CPI-M member on Wednesday claimed in Rajya Sabha that the Home Ministry had destroyed over 1.5 lakh crucial files on the instruction of the Prime Minister, triggering uproar and adjournment of the House. Raising the matter during the Zero Hour, P Rajeeve said that...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace 09-07-2014 04:16 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the leak of Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on NGO Greenpeace. As per the order, Delhi Police will investigate the leak of IB report. In June an Intelligence Bureau report called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security....
  • Watch: Sachin Tendulkar gets a rousing reception while coming out to bat at Lord's 09-07-2014 11:07 AM

    Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar got a touching reception while walking out to bat for probably the last time at Lord's as captain of the MCC XI. It was the Lord's bicentenary celebration match between the MCC and Rest of the World XI, and Tendulkar hardly looked rusty before being dismissed...
  • MHA seeks report from Karnataka government on Kumaraswamy CD issue 07-07-2014 11:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday sought a report from the Karnataka government on JDS leader and former Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy shown by a CD discussing about cash-for-seat with the supporters of an MLC seat aspirant. "We have sought a detailed report from the state government about the...
  • Kejriwal agitation: SC decides not to go ahead with issues 07-07-2014 10:37 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to go ahead with the several issues arising in the wake of the then Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's role in a leading protest while holding constitutional office in January this year. The court, which on Janaury 24 had asked the...
  • Centre sends reminder to West Bengal government on Tapas Pal's comments 07-07-2014 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre has sent a reminder to West Bengal government seeking a report over controversial comments allegedly made by Trinamool Congress-actor MP Tapas Pal where he was shown threatening to kill CPI(M) workers and have their women raped. "We have sent a reminder to West Bengal government seeking...
  • 'Will act according to report': Karnataka Law Minister on Kumaraswamy issue 07-07-2014 03:08 PM

    The Home Ministry has now sought a report from the Karnataka govt over the Kumaraswamy issue. This after the former Chief Minister and JDS Chief H D Kumaraswamy was heard demanding 40 crore rupees if he was to nominate an MLC from the JDS. Karnataka Law Minister TD Jayachandra, however,...
  • Home ministry seeks report from Karnataka government over Kumaraswamy bribe row 07-07-2014 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Karnataka government over JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy bribe row. In an audio clip released by MLC aspirant Vijugowda Patil, the former Chief Minister was heard demanding Rs 40 crores to nominate an MLC from the JDS. Kumaraswamy and...
  • Home Ministry objects to FDI in sensitive areas of Indian railways 06-07-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has raised objections in allowing foreign direct investment in highly-sensitive areas of the Railways sector, saying such a move may compromise security of the country's largest transportation network. The objection came after the Commerce and Industry Ministry circulated a draft cabinet note for inter-ministerial consultations...
  • Home ministry keen to take over security of Indian airports 02-07-2014 09:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is keen that it should be the nodal agency to look after the crucial issue of security of airports in the country instead of the Civil Aviation Ministry. Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday was given a presentation on the matter and he is believed...
  • Government to review security given to VIPs 02-07-2014 08:03 PM

    New Delhi: The NDA government will completely review the security provided to more than 150 VIPs by the previous UPA regime after completion of the upcoming budget session of Parliament. After the budget session, which ends on August 14, the threat perception to all these VIPs will be reviewed and...
  • Axe the tax: Home buyers seek exemption on loans 01-07-2014 09:47 AM

    Kolkata: With a boom in the real estate sector, property prices have shot up dramatically in the recent years. 54-year-old Sandeep Chatterjee who invested not just his life savings but also took a home loan at a hefty interest rate to build a dream home for his family of five,...
  • Kiren Rijiju assures Arunachal Pradesh of help for developing roads 29-06-2014 09:43 PM

    Itanagar: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has assured Arunachal Pradesh of all possible help from the Centre for developing roads in the land-locked state. Rijiju s assurance came when Arunachal Pradesh PWD Minister Gojen Gadi called on him in New Delhi on Saturday, Gadi said on...
  • Home Guard shot dead by wife beater 28-06-2014 06:46 PM

    Kolkata: A Home Guard was shot dead in the city by a man after he tried to stop the latter from beating up his own wife early on Saturday, the police said. The incident occurred at around 1 AM when home guard Raju Goala and constable Wahid Alam were patrolling...
  • Naxals a threat to nation, need to build up our intelligence: Rijiju 27-06-2014 11:29 PM

    Speaking about the meeting between Home Minister Rajnath Singh and the bureaucrats from 10 Naxal-affected states, Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State said that Maoists were a threat to the nation and the country needed to build up its intelligence to tackle them. ...
  • News 360: Delhi University scraps FYUP, admissions yet to begin 27-06-2014 09:18 PM

    Celebrations erupted as the week long impasse between Delhi University and the University Grants Commission (UGC) finally ended on Friday with the Vice Chancellor agreeing to scrap the controversial Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP). ...
  • Rajnath calls meeting with bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states 26-06-2014 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting with the bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states on Friday. All the 10 Naxal-hit states including Telangana is expected to attend the meet. Sources say invitation has been send out to DGPs and chief secretaries. The meeting will take place in...
  • MHA rejects proposal to grant visa-on-arrival to Bangladeshis 23-06-2014 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has rejected the Ministry of External Affairs's proposal to grant visa-on-arrival facility to Bangladeshi nationals and visa-free entry to citizens of that country under the age of 18 and over the age of 65. This came after the MEA had asked MHA to give...
  • MoS Home to lead Indian team in disaster conference in Bangkok 21-06-2014 10:16 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will lead the Indian delegation to 6th Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held in Bangkok beginning Sunday. India will showcase the steps taken by the Government in evacuating nearly a million people during the cyclone 'Phailin' that...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only in Hindi-speaking states: Modi government 20-06-2014 10:05 PM

    Facing criticism from various sections, government on Friday said the use of Hindi on social media is only for states speaking the language and is not being imposed on non-Hindi-speaking states. "Use of Hindi on government of India's social media platforms is only for Hindi-speaking states... Hindi is not being...
  • No directive that Hindi must be the dominating language: MHA 19-06-2014 07:15 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju dismissed any directive issued by the government to declare Hindi as the dominating language. "The controversy on Hindi is unwarranted. There is no directive that Hindi must be the dominating language. We want every language to get due importance," he...
  • Promoting Hindi doesn't mean we are discouraging other languages: MHA 19-06-2014 02:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has rebuffed DMK chief Karunanidhi's charges that it is treating non-Hindi speakers as second class citizens. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju clarified the ministry's stand over the matter by saying that the government was not promoting Hindi at the cost of...
  • Nithari killings: Home Minister Rajnath Singh rejects mercy petition of Surendra Koli 18-06-2014 06:23 PM

    Government on Wednesday recommended the rejection of five mercy petitions including that of Surendra Koli sent to the gallows for the infamous serial killing of children in Nithari in Noida and of two sisters sentenced to death for murdering several children. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh signed five files recommending...
  • No plans of arming traffic constables yet, says Delhi Police Commissioner 16-06-2014 06:19 PM

    After meeting with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said, "As of now, we don't intend to issue arms to the traffic police. The Home Minister offered condolences to the traffic officer was killed." On Sunday, a 26-year-old traffic constable was run over by...
  • Delhi Police needs to co-ordinate with Centre to be more responsive: Rajnath Singh 16-06-2014 06:00 PM

    Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said, "I agree that Delhi police requires close co-ordination with the Centre to modernise and be people friendly, so that they are more responsive." ...
  • Rajnath Singh to visit Delhi Police headquarters 16-06-2014 07:43 AM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Delhi Police headquarters today, a police officer said. During the visit, the minister will meet senior Delhi Police officials and hold discussions about the capital's law and order situation, the police officer said. ...
  • Bangalore worst for the elderly, Delhi best 14-06-2014 12:50 PM

    Bangalore: Asia's Information Technology (IT) capital Bangalore is the worst place for the elderly people. According to a survey conducted by an NGO 'Help Age' India, the highest number of atrocities are committed against the aged people in Bangalore. Sadly, most of the perpetrators are sons and daughters-in-law. The 'Help...
  • Children from Jharkhand, Bihar rescued from Kerala orphanage 13-06-2014 11:24 PM

    With orphanages in Kerala continuing to be under scanner, authorities on Friday decided to send back 22 children from Jharkhand and Bihar staying in an "unauthorised" charity home in Kollam district. According to police, these children had been brought to Kerala illegally and lodged in an unauthorised orphanage. They would...