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  • Mehdi Biswas activities confined to putting posts of IS on Twitter, says Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh said investigations in Bengaluru-based engineer Mehdi Masroor Biswas for running a pro-Islamic State Twitter account are on. He said, "Interrogation of Mehdi Biswas has shown that his activities were confined to putting posts of IS and in their support. He has denied any involvement in recruitment....
  • Do away with British-era drills for bosses: Government to police 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government has issued a directive to the heads of central police organisations and departments to shun British-era "decorative" practices like a battery of junior staff "escorting" their bosses during their visits to government departments and events. Following the orders of the Union Home Ministry, central police organisations, departments...
  • Home Ministry seeks report from UP government on alleged forced conversions in Agra 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Thursday sought report from the Uttar Pradesh government over alleged forced conversion in Agra. At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the cantonment area. The state government has...
  • Central government to decriminalise attempt to commit suicide, gets support of 18 states, 4 UTs December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: In a landmark decision by the Central government, the Home Ministry has informed Parliament that attempt to suicide will no longer be treated as a criminal offence. The Home Ministry informed Parliament that the government has decided to delete section 309 of the Indian Penal Code which criminalises...
  • MHA forms SOPs committee to check Naxal operations December 4, 2014

    Raipur: Following the killing of 14 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgrah, the Home Ministry on Thursday formed a committee on Standard Operating Procedure for Naxal related activities. The seven-member committee will be headed by former DG CRPF K Vijay Kumar. The members will include officers from CRPF, IB, Home Ministry and State...
  • Chhattisgarh: Home Ministry steps in after Sukma martyrs' uniforms found in garbage dump December 4, 2014

    Chhattisgarh: The Home Ministry has sought a report from Chhattisgarh government after blood-stained uniforms and shoes of some of the CRPF personnel who were killed in the Sukma Naxal attack were found in a garbage bin on the hospital premises. "After the incident, the bodies got stiff and during the post-mortem...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar slams Rampal, says no leader is above law November 19, 2014

    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 November 17, 2014

    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...