Home Secretary

  • Badaun gangrape: After Usmani, UP government removes Principal Secretary for Home June 2, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government which is facing severe flak for the surging rate of crime against women and children in the state on Monday removed Principal Secretary for Home, Anil Gupta. This comes a day after the Akhilesh Yadav government removed its Chief Secretary Javed Usmani over the Badaun gangrape...
  • Naxal attack: Union Home Secretary calls emergency meet March 11, 2014

    In wake of the killing of 20 security personnel in a Naxal attack in Chhattigarh's Sukma, the Union Home Secretary has called an emergency meet on Tuesday evening. ...
  • Narayanasamy defends Shinde, says RK Singh's allegations baseless January 15, 2014

    Two days after former Home Secretary RK Singh told CNNIBN that Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde sheiled a businessman with links to Dawood Ibrahim, MoS V PMO Narayanasamy has now defended the Home Minister and said, "I could see that RK Singh was expecting some kind of position in the...
  • Congress gives it back to RK Singh for calling UPA 'clueless' December 28, 2013

    Hitting hard on former union home secretary turned BJP leader R K Singh for levelling "baseless" charges of corruption against UPA government, Congress in Bihar on Saturday said by doing so the officer is trying to prove his "utility" to his new master. Reacting angrily over Singh accusing the UPA governmen...
  • Former union home secretary RK Singh to join BJP: Sources December 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Former union home secretary RK Singh is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon. However, a formal announcement of Singh joining the saffron party has not been made yet. Singh, a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Bihar cadre (1975 batch) was the Union Home Secretary...
  • Cyclone Phailin: 5.25 lakh evacuated from Odisha, AP coastline: Home Secy October 12, 2013

    Their focus primarily on avoiding any loss of human life, authorities have evacuated more than 5.25 lakh people from the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh with cyclone 'Phailin' set to hit the eastern coastline. "Our main focus is to avoid loss of human life. So far we have evacuated...
  • Gorkhaland protests: Home Secretary forced to walk with GJM activists August 7, 2013

    Darjeeling: Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters on Wednesday blocked the way of West Bengal Home Secretary Basudeb Banerjee on Wednesday forcing him to walk from the Darjeeling SP's office to the DM's office. The Home Secretary is scheduled to give a report to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the situation in...
  • Anil Goswami takes charge as new Home Secretary June 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior IAS officer Anil Goswami, a seasoned hand on Jammu and Kashmir affairs, on Sunday took charge as the new Union Home Secretary. 58yearold Goswami, a 1978 batch IAS officer, is the first bureaucrat from Jammu and Kashmir to rise to the post of Union Home Secretary and...
  • AntiNaxal operations will be intensified: Home Secy May 28, 2013

    Raipur: AntiNaxal operations will be intensified with more security forces and modern weapons being provided by the Centre to the affected regions, Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Tuesday said. "We will coordinate with naxalhit states adjoining Chhattisgarh and forces and modern weapons would be provided by the Centre for...
  • Justice Verma report: Will the govt live up to the challenge? January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Being on time is rare for committees in India. Justice JS Verma Committee submitted its recommendations to Home Ministry within the time given on what can be done to make women safe. The retired judge spared no one on the firing line were police DGPs, ministries and...
  • Shocked that Home Secretary praised police: Justice Verma January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Secretary RK Singh on Wednesday got a rap on his knuckles from former Chief Justice of India JS Verma for his praise of Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar in the aftermath of the Delhi gangrape incident. Justice Verma said he was shocked to hear the praise when...
  • 10 names on terror list with past RSS links: Home Secy January 22, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde alleged that the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were running terror camps in the country, Home Secretary RK Singh on Tuesday claimed that he had 10 names on terror list with past links with...
  • RK Singh rebuffs Bhagwat's India, Bharat remark January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: There can be no basis to distinguish between rural and urban India when it comes to crimes against women, Union Home Secretary RK Singh said Friday following Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's remark that "westernisation" in Indian cities was the reason behind increasing cases of rape. "There...
  • Will make Delhi a safer place: Home Secretary December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: In the wake of the gangrape of a 23yearold paramedical student in a moving bus in the national capital and nationwide protests over it, the government on Friday assured that Delhi would now be a safer place where both men and women would be able to move freely...
  • Delhi gangrape: Police to seek maximum punishment December 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Friday said the government will seek maximum punishment for the accused in the Delhi gangrape case of a 23yearold girl who is battling for her life in Safdarjung Hospital. Singh said that till now five accused in the case have been arrested...
  • 'Malik's claim that Jundal was Indian agent is ridiculous' December 16, 2012

    New Delhi: India on Sunday reacted strongly to Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik statement that LashkareToiba (LeT) terrorist Abu Jundal was an operative of an elite Indian intelligence agency, saying it was a "ridiculous" remark. "Such a statement is ridiculous. Jundal was working with the LeT in Pakistan's soil when...
  • Can't rule out more border tunnels: Home Secy August 24, 2012

    Jammu: The presence of more tunnels along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan cannot be ruled out, Home Secretary RK Singh said on Friday after arriving in Jammu to review the security situation. "We cannot rule out more tunnels along IB," he said, referring to the discovery a tunnel on the...
  • Home Secy to visit J&K to review security situation August 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Secretary RK Singh is likely to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to review the security situation and take stock of border fencing work in the state. Singh, who is likely to meet Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, is also scheduled to visit border areas...
  • Indo-Pak visa pact delay: People bear the brunt May 26, 2012

    Islamabad: The inconclusive India - Pakistan talks on easing visa rules have once again shown how it is the common man who gets affected the most. Sumaira Fareed runs a chain of salons and boutiques in Rawalpindi, Islamabad and Lahore. She is eager to visit India. "I really want to...
  • Indo-Pak Home Secy level talks to begin today May 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Talks between India and Pakistan at the Home Secretary level will begin in Islamabad on Thursday. This is the second such meeting of Home Secretaries since the 26/11 attacks in 2008 in Mumbai. A 12-member delegation, led by Home Secretary RK Singh, on Wednesday left for Pakistan on Thursday...
  • Govt clears Indo-Pak visa agreement April 26, 2012

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security on Thursday cleared a bilateral visa agreement between India and Pakistan. Under the agreement, children below 15 and senior citizens from Pakistan will be issued with Indian visas on arrival. The number of cities which they can visit in a trip has also...
  • UP polls: EC transfers UP DGP, Home Secretary January 7, 2012

    Lucknow: The Election Commission on Saturday night transferred Uttar Pradesh DGP Brij Lal and Principal Secretary (Home) Kunwar Fateh Bahadur after major opposition parties accused the two officials of working as "agents" of ruling BSP. BSP slammed the EC decision alleging the removal of...
  • 99 per cent it is Kishenji: Union Home Secretary November 24, 2011

    New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday said the person killed in an encounter in West Midnapore was most probably top Maoist leader Kishenji and it was awaiting a final confirmation from West Bengal police. "Most likely it is Kishenji. The officers on the spot said that it is Kishenji and most...
  • 'No terror angle involved in arms haul in MP' October 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Secretary RK Singh on Sunday denied any terror angle, saying the explosives recovered in Rewa district were meant for illegal mining in and around Madhya Pradesh. "The gelatin stick, detonator and chords recovered seem to be for the purpose of illegal mining. No terror angle involved," Singh said. "MP...
  • Anna free to go wherever he wants: Government August 17, 2011

    New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said Anna Hazare was free to go wherever he wants to and that Delhi Police will take a decision on whether he will be allowed to hold protest at JP Park. Union Home Secretary R K Singh said since Hazare has been released he is...
  • Pak minister thanks 'brother' Chidambaram March 29, 2011

    New Delhi: Pakistan's Twitter-savvy Interior Minister Rehman Malik has thanked Home Minister "brother" P Chidambaram for the successful Home Secretary level talks between the two countries which concluded on Tuesday. "The meeting between the home secretaries of Pak and India has gone very well. Congratulation to both the teams... It...
  • First day of Indo-Pak talks positive: GK Pillai March 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Day I of India-Pakistan Home Secretary level talks have ended on a positive note, claimed the Indian delegation. Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai met his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Qamar Zaman on Monday in New Delhi and discussed several issues including counter terror co-operation, visa and humanitarian issues as...
  • India, Pakistan home secretaries begin talks March 28, 2011

    New Delhi: Indian Home Secretary GK Pillai meets his Pakistani counterpart Chaudhary Qamar Zaman on Monday for first ever Home Secretary level talks between the two rivals since 26/11. The Secretary for Internal Security UK Bansal and other MHA officials on Monday arrived at the Ashok Hotel, where Pakistan High Commissioner...
  • Libya evacuation progress satisfactory: Nirupama Rao March 1, 2011

    Home Secretary Nirupama Rao says Operation Safecoming is moving quite satisfactorily. ...
  • Pillai to chair first round of talks with ULFA February 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Home Secretary G K Pillai will chair the first round of the much-awaited talks with the ULFA while Home Minister P Chidambaram may have an introductory meeting with the leadership of the banned group during the February 10 meeting. Centre's interlocutor P C Haldar said the proposed meeting in Delhi...