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  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar slams Rampal, says no leader is above law 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on Wednesday slammed controversial self-styled 'godman' Rampal over law and order issue in Hisar district of Haryana. Rampal has been evading arrest and according to the police, he is still inside his Satlok Ashram at Barwala in Hissar district. His supporters continue to...
  • Ramdev given 'Z' category security by Modi government 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Yoga exponent Ramdev has been provided with a 'Z' category security by the Central government taking into account his "vulnerability to attacks from his opponents". The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry after receiving inputs from security agencies and increased perception of threat to Ramdev, official sources...
  • IB probe ordered into reports of security lapse during PM Modi's Varanasi visit November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerned over reports that many CCTV cameras were not functioning during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi, the Union Home Ministry has ordered a probe into the alleged security lapse. Intelligence Bureau has been asked to conduct the probe and find out whether the reports of CCTV...
  • BJP is targetting the entire Muslim community: Maulana Mahmood Madani November 7, 2014

    Jamat-Ulama-e-Hind leader Maulana Mahmood Madani has attacked the Centre saying the Burdwan terror attack was being used to tarnish the Muslim community. Madani said that the home ministry was carrying out a witch hunt. "The home ministry should be more sensitive in handling such issues," said Madani. ...
  • 5.5 lakh police vacancies: Centre tells states to fill up in 1 year November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: With 5.5 lakh posts in police force lying vacant across the country, the Centre has asked all states to fill up the vacancies in a time-bound manner, preferably within a year, as the crime graph is soaring gradually. In separate letters to chief secretaries and DGPs of all states...
  • Make payment exceeding Rs 20,000 through cheque: MHA to NGOs October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Tightening the noose around erring foreign-funded NGOs, the government has ordered that all voluntary organisations henceforth will have to make payments exceeding Rs 20,000 through account payee cheques or drafts. The order came weeks after the Home Ministry found that over 10,000 NGOs receiving foreign funds have failed...
  • Home Ministry reverses stand on Aadhaar scheme, lends full support October 26, 2014

    New Delhi: In a complete U-turn from its earlier stand, the Home Ministry has come out in full support of the Aadhaar scheme saying it will facilitate "anytime, anywhere, anyhow" authentication to its beneficiaries. In a letter to all state governments, the Home Ministry said that since one Aadhaar number is...
  • MHA alerts states of communal flare up ahead of festive season October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: In view of the upcoming festive season, the Ministry of Home Affairs alerted states to ensure prevention of communal flare up especially in regions like Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. The MHA has also issued an advisory to prevent forcible installation of idols at disputed sites, slogan shouting against a...
  • Helpline for people from Northeast to be set up: MHA October 18, 2014

    Gurgaon: Helpline for people from Northeast will be set up in major cities starting from Gurgaon in the wake of the recent racist attacks. This was on Saturday announced by Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, who was to review the law and order situation following an attack...
  • Police begins probe into the suicide of lyricist Santosh Anand's son October 17, 2014

    Mathura: A team of police officials has left for Delhi to probe into the suicides of Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand's son Sankalp Anand and daughter-in-law Nandini Anand, police said Friday. The team, including Assistant Superintendent of Police Priti Priyadarshini and officials Atul Kumar Srivastav and Arvind Kumar, will investigate into the...
  • MHA orders probe into lyricist Santosh Anand's son's suicide after suicide note blames Ministry officials October 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Famous Bollywood lyricist Santosh Anand is a broken man. His son Sankalp and daughter-in-law committed suicide on Wednesday by jumping in front of a train at Mathura. The couple's five-year-old daughter was with them, but survived the accident. But what has raised eyebrows is his tell-all suicide note that...
  • Peace at Indo-Pak border after 10 days of heavy firing October 11, 2014

    It has been two nights of peace on the border after 10 days of heavy firing and shelling. A parliamentary standing committee on Friday discussed the matter and lauded the BSF for retaliating. According to the sources, the Home Ministry has said that any decision to resume talks will only...
  • Home Ministry raises concern over use of Aadhaar as address proof October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has raised multiple concerns over using UIDAI number as an address proof in the DoT's proposed online verification system, saying the supporting data in Aadhaar may not be authentic or genuine. The Home Ministry said that 'Aadhaar' is strong on ensuring unique identity, "however, uniqueness...
  • Home Ministry asked to administer Emblems Act October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Consumer Affairs Ministry has asked the Home Ministry to take over the complete administration of a law that aims to prevent improper use of certain emblems and names for professional and commercial purposes. The Emblems and Names Act (Prevention of Improper Use)...
  • Army likely to replace the Indo Tibetan Border Police along LAC with China: Sources September 28, 2014

    Leh: In a significant move aimed at countering the increasing threat and incidents of incursion by China's People's Liberation Army, the Centre is contemplating replacing the ITBP by the Army, particularly in the Ladakh sector. Maximum number of incidents of incursion have been reported here. The Army's role in handling the...
  • Rajnath Singh to visit Assam, Meghalaya early October September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Assam and Meghalaya early next month to take stock of rescue and relief operations in the flood-hit states. Singh has sent Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Minister of State (Independence charge) for Sports Sarbananda Sonowal to Assam on Thursday...
  • NIA seeks MHA approval to file case against ISIS, alQaeda September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday sought the permission of the Home Ministry to file a case against the alQaeda and Iraqi terror group ISIS under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act or UAPA. Sources say that the Ministry is likely to permit the FIR soon. CNNIBN had reported last...
  • MoS Home Rijiju to attend world reconstruction meet in Washington September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju will attend the second World Reconstruction Conference being organised by World Bank in Washington DC from September 10 to 12. Rijiju will lead the Indian delegation for the meet and would be a panelist for the opening plenary on the...
  • Home Ministry sends team to Srinagar to monitor rescue operations September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: A team of officials, headed by the joint secretary (Disaster Management) of the Home Ministry, has been instructed to make it base at Srinagar and monitor the rescue and relief of the floodaffected people in Jammu and Kashmir. According to Home Ministry officials, the team will function from Srinagar,...
  • Home Ministry asks states to fasttrack cases against MPs, MLAs September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry has asked all state governments to speed up cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges which attract disqualification, directing them to seek daytoday trial in courts, appoint special public prosecutors and ensure regular monitoring. The direction came in the wake of Supreme Court setting a deadline...
  • NCMC meets to review Jammu and Kashmir flood situation September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), headed by Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, on Saturday night directed central agencies to provide all possible help to Jammu and Kashmir government in rescue and relief of floodaffected people in the state. The directive was given after an emergency meeting the NCMC...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 4, 2014

    Bullet News is CNNIBN's nonstop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey September 4, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Rajnath Singh cancels J&K trip in wake of flood situation September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday cancelled his twoday visit to Jammu and Kashmir in wake of flood situation. Singh was scheduled to visit the state on Friday to take stock of the security situation at the border at a meeting of the Uniform Command Headquarters and visit...
  • AlQaeda threat: India on high alert, Home Ministry sends probe teams to sensitive areas September 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry on Thursday issued an allIndia alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an alQaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for...
  • IPS officers asked to declare assets, liabilities by September 15 September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has asked all IPS officers to submit details of their assets and liabilities by September 15. In a directive, the Home Ministry said that the Indian Police Service (IPS) officers must furnish the information and annual return of assets by September 15. Forms are available on the...
  • Funding row; Delhi HC seeks Centre's response on plea of 'Greenpeace' September 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Centre's response on a plea of environment NGO 'Greenpeace' seeking directions to the government that foreign contribution to the tune of Rs 1.87 crore, meant for it, be credited in its bank account. A bench of Justice Vibhu Bakhru issued...
  • 117 Kerala lawyers move resolution against appointment of Sathasivam as Governor September 3, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: The appointment of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor has stirred a controversy as 117 members of Kerala High Court Advocates Association moved a resolution requesting President Pranab Mukherjee to discard the Central government's recommendation. Kerela High Court Advocate Association Secretary MR Nandkumar said, "P...
  • Home Minister asks CMs to expedite cases against MPs, MLAS: Sources September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways to expedite trials of MPs and MLAs, sources said on Monday. The sources said that Prasad will take up the matter with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. The Attorney General is likely to inform...
  • Rajnath Singh rubbishes report of meeting Pakistani counterpart on sidelines of SAARC September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday dismissed reports that Rajnath Singh has plans to meet his Pakistani counterpart on the sidelines of the SAARC conference in Nepal later in September. The Home Ministry tweeted that terror and talks cannot go together. It went on to say that unless Pakistan stops...