MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

  • AlQaeda India wing: IB issues alert in all states as sources say video appears authentic September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau has issued an allIndia alert saying that the video, in which alQaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri announced the formation of an Indian branch of his terrorist group, is authentic, say sources. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been briefed about the video which the government says...
  • Appointing Sathasivam as Kerala Governor will lead to political interference in judiciary: ExCJI VN Khare September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam's name has been finalised for the post of Kerala Governor, which has led to a new controversy. Both the political and the legal fraternity have slammed the government's move calling it a bad precedent. Voicing his objection, former Chief Justice of India...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only in Hindispeaking states: Modi government June 20, 2014

    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 nonHindispeaking states. "Use of Hindi on government of India's social media platforms is only for Hindispeaking states... Hindi is not being imposed...
  • No directive that Hindi must be the dominating language: MHA June 19, 2014

    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...
  • Modi effect: Special cleanliness drive at MHA, DoPT offices June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: On Prime Minister Narendra Modi's direction, a special drive was started on Sunday to clean offices of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) at North Block in New Delhi. The drive is aimed at creating healthy working environment for the staff in the...
  • BJP appeals to EC to deploy adequate forces in east UP booths for fair poll May 2, 2014

    BJP on Friday asked the Election Commission to ensure adequate deployment of central security forces on all polling booths in eastern Uttar Pradesh for a "free and fair" election. "BJP very earnestly requests the Election Commission to deploy adequate number of central forces on all booths of UP's Poorvanchal region (eastern...
  • Former Home Secretary who took on Sushil Kumar Shinde loses personal staff January 16, 2014

    New Delhi: In what looks like retaliatory action, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) today withdrew personal staff of former Home Secretary RK Singh. Around 10 paramilitary personnel were posted as helpers when Singh was home secretary and the services continued even after his retirement. Today, however, the helpers were withdrawn and...
  • Cabinet set to decide on Justice Ganguly's fate as WBHRC chief January 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet is all set to decide on former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly's fate as West Bengal Human Rights Panel chief. The Ministry of Home Affairs note has listed three allegations against Ganguly including sexually harassing a law intern, according to sources. The allegations also include his...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar December 26, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Suhasini Haidar on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Court rejects Zakia's petition against clean chit to Modi December 26, 2013

    In a major relief to Narendra Modi, a metropolitan court on Thursday rejected the protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of a former Congress MP, against the clean chit given to him and others by the Special Investigation Team in the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • Forensic analysis nails Pakistan's role in printing fake Indian notes December 26, 2013

    Mumbai: The influx of fake currency into India is being seen as one of the biggest threats to the country's economic stability. Over the years India has accused Pakistan of aiding the fake currency racket and now a comprehensive forensic analysis of fake currency samples collected from across the country...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard IndoMyanmar border November 19, 2013

    In a major decision, government has decided to replace the Assam Rifles (AR) with BSF for guarding the porous IndoMyanmar border notorious for movement of insurgents and smuggling of arms and narcotics. The decision in this regard was recently taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a Cabinet note will...
  • Panchayat polls: WB seeks forces from other states June 4, 2013

    Kolkata: With no response from Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha as yet, the West Bengal government has decided to request other state governments for armed forces for the three phase panchayat polls beginning July 2. "The state government is now writing to some more states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil...
  • MHA need not probe IPL as demanded by Pawar: Govt sources May 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Former BCCI chief Sharad Pawar's call for a Home Ministry probe into all IPL matches has been rejected by government sources. Sources say there is no need for a Home Ministry probe into the IPL. On Wednesday, Pawar, while addressing the media, said there should be a Home...
  • MHA issues countrywide alert after Bangalore blast April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after an explosion outside the Bharatiya Janata Party's office in Bangalore injured 16 people, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a countrywide alert, asking all states to be extra vigilant. However, no additional paramilitary troops are being sent to Karnataka as of now as the...
  • Tihar jail submits report on Ram Singh's suicide to govt March 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities on Monday submitted a report to the government on the alleged suicide of Ram Singh, one of the accused in the December 16 gangrape case. The submission of the report to the Union Home Ministry came after it sought details from the prison authorities. "We have submitted...
  • IB, MHA had alerted Hyderabad about possible attack: Sources February 22, 2013

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad had been alerted specifically by the Intelligence Bureau and the Union Home Minister about possible terror strikes, sources said on Friday, a day after the Andhra Pradesh capital was rocked by twin blasts in which 15 people were killed and 118 injured. A total of three advisories had...
  • MHA orders probe into braveheart's friend's allegations January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has reportedly ordered an enquiry into allegations made by the Delhi braveheart's friend in an interview to a news channel about the delay by police in providing help to them on the night of December 16, when they were both brutally assaulted by six...
  • No provision to name law after a person: MHA on Delhi braveheart January 2, 2013

    Shashi Tharoor had on Tuesday sparked a debate with his tweet calling for naming the revised antirape law after the Delhi braveheart. ...
  • Delhi: One conviction out of 635 rape cases this year December 30, 2012

    New Delhi: There has been only one conviction out of over 600 cases of rape reported to Delhi Police this year even as crime against women has been on the rise in the national capital. As many as 754 accused were arrested in the 635 cases reported to Delhi Police...
  • Delhi Police chief writes to MHA refuting CM's charges December 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Under attack from Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar on Wednesday wrote to the Home Ministry rebutting charges that police had interfered when a magistrate was recording the statement of Delhi gangrape survivor. In his letter, Kumar refuted the allegation that police had forced a...
  • BJP welcomes govt's rejection of Kasab's mercy plea October 23, 2012

    New Delhi: The BJP on Tuesday welcomed the Home Ministry's decision to reject 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab's mercy petition and demanded that he be hanged at the earliest to send across a stern message to terrorists and terror sponsors. "We welcome this decision of the government against Kasab. It should be...
  • Ramdev protest: 'Mob may threaten IDay security' August 14, 2012

    New Delhi: An unverified mob may sit close to Red Fort as the PM addresses the nation on the Independence Day and pose a major security concern, a Delhi Police report submitted to the Ministry of Home Affairs on Ramdev's agitation allegedly said. The Delhi Police Commissioner is likely to brief...
  • Chidambaram asks people to put country first July 29, 2012

    Madurai: Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday said that people should put country before regional and religious considerations and start thinking what was good for India. Speaking at the 110th birthday celebrations of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Kamaraj in Madurai, he said "when it comes to between the...
  • Bijapur encounter: Govt meet on Naxals today July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Two weeks after the controversial 'Naxal' encounter in Bijapur of Chhattisgarh, that allegedly left innocent villagers dead, the Union Home Ministry has finally woken up. It has called for a meeting of nine Naxalaffected states and the paramilitary forces to discuss the use of villagers as human shields...
  • Price rise: PC 'disgusted by distortion of remarks' July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a statement saying Home Minister P Chidambaram was "shocked" and "disgusted" at the apparent distortion of his remarks on price rise by the media. The MHA statement said, "Home Minister P Chidambaram is shocked and disgusted by the deliberate distortion...
  • Centre casual, contemptuous: Jayalalithaa May 6, 2012

    Chennai: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Saturday went hammer and tongs against the Union Home Ministry headed by P Chidambaram for treating the Tamil Nadu government with absolute disdain over the formation of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC). Delivering her hardhitting speech at the conference of Chief Ministers on the...
  • Case against Italian marines to continue: MEA April 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding the compensation of Rs one crore to the families of two fishermen allegedly killed by two Italian marines, the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said the detention case against those two Italians will continue. Reiterating India's position that it has the jurisdiction over the matter, official spokesperson...
  • Release marines, writes Italian embassy March 12, 2012

    Kochi: At a time when the European Union has come forward expressing willingness to intervene in the Enrica Lexie episode, a letter sent to the Union Ministry of External Affairs from the Italian Embassy is gaining significance. Through the letter, a copy of which is available with Express, Italy urged India...
  • Five CMs oppose National Counter Terror Centre February 17, 2012

    Naveen Patnaik, Narendra Modi, Mamata Banerjee, J Jayalalithaa and Shivraj Singh Chauhan opposed creation of National Counter Terror Centre. ...