Home Ministry

  • Situation in Saharanpur under control: UP government to MHA 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday received a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on Saharanpur clashes which said that the situation was under control. According to the report, no one has been blamed for the violence. The ministry said, "Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are...
  • 'Drug addiction among Arunachal tribals posing threat to national security' 21 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Security agencies have alerted government of an increasing and alarming trend of opium addiction amongst the tribal border population of Arunachal Pradesh which stands to threaten "national security" in this area, already prone to insurgency and incursion attempts from neighbouring countries. Narcotics enforcement and intelligence agencies keeping a tab...
  • Panel suggests separate law to protect north eastern people from attacks Yesterday

    New Delhi: A separate law with specific provisions to protect people from the northeast living in different parts of the country along with amendment of sections of IPC has been suggested by a committee set up after increased attacks on citizens from the region. According to sources, the M P...
  • Centre to back 157 people, including Indians detained by Australia Yesterday

    New Delhi: India on Saturday said it will take back all its citizens, detained onboard a boat seized by Australia, but a decision on other nationals will be taken as per international law and convention after ascertaining their identity. A Home Ministry spokesperson said as per current policy, India will take...
  • President rejects mercy petitions of Nithari killer Surendra Koli, 5 others 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surendra Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. Besides Koli, mercy pleas of sisters Renukabai and Seema (Maharashtra), Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik (Maharashtra), Jagdish (Madhya Pradesh) and Holiram Bordoloi...
  • Government deploys 2,000 extra BSF troops along Pak border in Jammu July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: To check infiltration bids, nearly 2,000 additional Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and special surveillance equipment have been deployed along the international border in Jammu region for effective domination of the areas. The additional man-power, surveillance equipment,vehicles and other infrastructure support have been moved into the border along Pakistan...
  • Probe doesn't reveal if missing Mumbai men joined ISIL: sources July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday received a report from the Maharashtra government listing all the details of the four missing men but the investigation has not yet confirmed the reports of their joining Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, say sources. The police had questioned...
  • MHA seeks report from Maharashtra government on 4 men joining ISIL July 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs Affairs on Monday sought report from the Maharashtra government on media reports of four Mumbai men going to Iraq to fight on behalf of Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The report sought facts of the case and action taken so...
  • Don't doubt our intention on shredded files: Rajnath Singh July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The members should not doubt the government's intention in destroying files in the home ministry, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday after questions were raised about the files shredded by his ministry. "Don't doubt the intention of government in destroying files. We will not do anything that will...
  • Pune blast: 10 ATS teams to probe case, terror angle not ruled out July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ten teams of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad were formed on Friday to investigate all the angles in Pune blast, sources said adding that case has been registered under various sections against unknown persons at Vishrambag police station. Prima facie, the blast seemed to be part of terrorist attack, sources said....
  • Pune blast: CCTV footage recovered, no suspect narrowed down yet July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday received report from the Maharashtra government regarding the Pune blast in which four people were injured. A low-intensity blast triggered by an IED planted in a bike parked in front of a police station in the heart of the city on...
  • Minor explosion in Pune, three injured July 10, 2014

    Pune:A minor explosion took place outside the Faraskhana police station in Pune on Thursday in which three people have 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 bike...
  • Home Ministry has destroyed over 1.5 lakh files: CPM July 9, 2014

    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 the...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace July 9, 2014

    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. Greenpeace has...
  • MHA seeks report from Karnataka government on Kumaraswamy CD issue July 7, 2014

    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 incident,"...
  • Kejriwal agitation: SC decides not to go ahead with issues July 7, 2014

    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 Ministry...
  • Centre sends reminder to West Bengal government on Tapas Pal's comments July 7, 2014

    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 a...
  • 'Will act according to report': Karnataka Law Minister on Kumaraswamy issue July 7, 2014

    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,...
  • Home ministry seeks report from Karnataka government over Kumaraswamy bribe row July 7, 2014

    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 July 6, 2014

    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 July 2, 2014

    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 to...
  • Government to review security given to VIPs July 2, 2014

    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 it...
  • Kiren Rijiju assures Arunachal Pradesh of help for developing roads June 29, 2014

    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...
  • Naxals a threat to nation, need to build up our intelligence: Rijiju June 27, 2014

    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 June 27, 2014

    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). ...
  • MHA rejects proposal to grant visa-on-arrival to Bangladeshis June 23, 2014

    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 its...
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh for doubling police modernisation budget June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In order to better equip police and paramilitary forces in the country, the Union Home Ministry has decided to seek doubling of the budgetary allocation for their modernisation. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday met officials to discuss issues "which need to be addressed on priority"...
  • Has the IB gone overboard by calling foreign funded NGOs a 'National Threat'? June 12, 2014

    A day after an Intelligence Bureau report called the NGO Greenpeace a threat to national economic security; NGOs have slammed the report calling it false. Greenpeace has asked the Ministry of Home Affairs for permission to see the report. ...
  • CBI, MHA at loggerheads over Ishrat Jahan case diary June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry and the CBI are at loggerheads over granting sanction to four Intelligence Bureau officials in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter killing case with the ministry demanding the case diary before the nod can be given and the probe agency deciding to seek legal opinion on the...
  • MHA permits Chhattisgarh to use helicopters to target Naxals: sources June 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major change of operational strategy, the Union Home Ministry approved the use of helicopters in offensive operations against Naxals in Chhattisgarh, sources said on Monday. So far, helicopters were used only for relief and rescue missions during anti-Naxal operations. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met Home Minister...