UNION HOME MINISTRY

  • AAP effect: Delhi Police suspends 3 constables for beating a man January 24, 2014

    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 has...
  • 420 riot victims shifted from relief camps to vacant buildings December 31, 2013

    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 district,while...
  • Ishrat Jahan case: Digvijaya Singh seeks clarification from Shinde July 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh has demanded clarification from Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Ishrat Jahan case. He said a lot of questions have arisen about the case after the CBI chargesheet. Asking Shinde to clarify whether David Coleman Headley, an accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror...
  • NIA registers case against two Italian marines April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Three days after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) handed over the Italian marines case to the National Investigative Agency (NIA), a case has finally been registered against them. The First Information Report (FIR) will be presented before the special court in Patiala House on Friday. The MHA ...
  • Should foreign gay couples be allowed to opt for surrogate children from India? March 6, 2013

    The Union Home Ministry's new guidelines which restrict foreign gay couples from seeking surrogacy services in India and make it compulsory for a heterosexual couples to be married for a minimum of 2 years before seeking babies via surrogacy, have sparked a row of controversy in the country. ...
  • Gangrape: Delhi LG asks govt to review Juvenile Justice Act January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi governor Tejinder Khanna has written a letter to Union Home Ministry demanding for reducing age bar on minor in cases of heinous crimes. Khanna said that juvenile delinquency is increasing day by day so the age bar should be brought below 18 years. His comments come after one...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav gets NSG security cover October 16, 2012

    New Delhi: The Centre has extended a Z+ security cover of National Security Guards (NSG) commandos to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. According to sources, the Chief Minister will have a roundtheclock mobile security of 10 to 12 'black cats'. This came after the Union Home Ministry decided to extend...
  • New MHA guidelines to check illegal phone taps May 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The smokescreen around the secret world of phone taps legal and illegal is all set to clear up. In an unprecedented move, the Union Home Ministry has called police chiefs from across the country on Tuesday on phone tapping. Perhaps keeping in mind the corporate lobbyist Nira Radia and...
  • BJP opposes parts of communal violence bill December 5, 2009

    New Delhi: Even as the Government is preparing to table a bill in Parliament to check communal violence, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed some of the legislation's provisions while the Left parties said they would wait to see if their suggestions had been incorporated in the proposed law. "We...
  • Centre writes to states, seeks details on Bajrang Dal November 12, 2008

    New Delhi: In the face of mounting demands that Hindu fundamentalist groups like the Bajrang Dal should be banned, the Union Home Ministry is finally taking action. Central Government has sent a stronglyworded letter to all state governments asking them to send details of activities of the Bajrang Dal. The letter says...
  • Home Ministry meets on Gurjar protest May 31, 2007

    New Delhi: The Union government is keeping a close watch on the protest by the Gurjar community in Rajasthan. Gurjars are demanding the inclusion of their community in the Schedule Tribe list and have been agitating in different parts of Rajasthan. With the protests also reaching the doorsteps of the National Capital,...
  • Anticommunal violence Bill ready March 11, 2007

    New Delhi: The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill has gained momentum with the Union Cabinet recently approving the draft. The Bill is likely to be introduced in the Parliament this week. Sources in the Union Home Ministry said the Bill will envisage prevention of communal violence, ensure...