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  • Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name oath is taken? Law Ministry stumped 17 hours 15 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Who is 'Eeshwar' in whose name top constitutional functionaries and legislators take oath of office? This RTI query stumped the Law Ministry, which said there is no constitutional provision defining the term. RTI-applicant Shradhanand Yogacharya also raised another query, seeking to know the meaning of "Satyameva Jayate", the...
  • Government invites nominations for Padma awards 2016 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The process of honouring eminent persons with Padma awards for 2016 began on Friday with the Home Ministry inviting nominations for various categories of the top civilian honours. The last date for receipt of the nominations for the Padma awards 2016 is September 15, 2015, an official statement said. The...
  • Church attacks only mishaps, not incidents of religious intolerance: Delhi Police 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Claiming that every single alleged attack on a church is not an attack, Delhi Police has filed a report to the Union Home Ministry. It said that no church in the city was attacked by any group and the recent incidents were of either theft, short circuit or...
  • Experts discuss marital rape in India 4 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Is India ready to treat marital rape as a crime? 4 days ago

    India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. ...
  • Centre says marital rape not a crime as marriage is sacrosanct in India, activists cry foul 5 days ago

    New Delhi: India is split down the middle and the Union Home Ministry is under fire for its remark that the concept of marital rape cannot be applied in India as marriage is treated sacred in the country. Upping the ante against marital rape, DMK MP Kanimozhi said that it...
  • Government appeals to people not to believe in rumours about possible quake April 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday tonight appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance. A Home Ministry spokesperson termed as "baseless and untruth" reports of predictions...
  • Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch, says Teesta's NGO not authorised to receive foreign funds April 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry said it has decided to keep a watch on all activities funded by Ford Foundation and by exercising the powers conferred under Section 46 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, directed Reserve Bank of India to ensure that funds coming from it be brought to...
  • Delhi Police submits report to Home Ministry, sends team to Gajendra's village April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday submitted a detailed report to Home Minister Rajnath Singh in connection with the farmer's suicide at an AAP rally while a Crime Branch team which is probing the case has been sent to the village of the deceased in Rajasthan. "We have submitted a...
  • Greenpeace trying to hurt Indian tea industry: Ministry of Home Affairs April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has alleged that Greenpeace is trying to hurt the Indian tea industry, which employs 35 lakh workers and earned USD 644 million from exports last year, by projecting abroad that homegrown leaves of the beverage have hazardous pesticides. According to a report prepared by the Home...
  • Will challenge Home Ministry order in court: Greenpeace India April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Greenpeace India on Saturday issued a point by point rebuttal of charges made against it by the government and said it would not only challenge the order in courts but also continue to campaign fearlessly. The government on Thursday announced it has "temporarily" suspended the registration of Greenpeace India...
  • Prosecution in Pakistan not using evidence to strengthen case against Lakhvi: MHA April 11, 2015

    The Home Ministry has accused the prosecution in Pakistan of not using the evidence the Indian government handed over to strengthen the case against 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, "We gave evidence against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to Pakistan. The...
  • Is the government's action against Greenpeace India unjust? April 9, 2015

    In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Greenpeace India Executive...
  • Centre acts tough against Greenpeace India, freezes its 7 bank accounts, bars foreign funding April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. The environmental activist group was also served...
  • Pakistan must ensure Lakhvi does not come out of jail: India April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: India on Thursday reacted strongly to a Pakistani court's order to release 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi terming it as an "extremely disappointing development" and asked Islamabad to immediately ensure that he does not come out of jail. "This is an extremely disappointing development. Pakistan must...
  • WCD Ministry replaces MHA as nodal agency for Nirbhaya Fund April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has made the Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry the nodal agency for the Nirbhaya Fund in place of the Ministry of Home Affairs, which could utilise only one per cent of the pool set up after the brutal gangrape of December 16, 2012 in the...
  • Central Vigilance Commission forms panel to fast-track prosecution sanction April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A six-member panel of experts has been formed by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to review pending cases, referred to it by CBI for sanction of prosecution against corrupt government officials. CVC tenders advice in respect of officers coming under its jurisdiction against whom the CBI has sought sanction...
  • Modi government to push for cow slaughter ban across India March 30, 2015

    New Delhi: India will use all its "might" to ban cow slaughter across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a speech to spiritual leaders, as the Hindu nationalist government moves to fulfil a poll promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A renewed thrust by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Maneka Gandhi asks Home Ministry to consider women's quota in police March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry has requested the Home Ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 per cent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child...
  • Government may decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile services in J&K, Northeast March 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Government is likely to decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31. If a decision is not taken within next two days, about 33 million subscribers may be affected. A high-level committee headed...
  • Immigration official harrasses woman passenger, suspended after MHA's intervention March 28, 2015

    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 March 24, 2015

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...