Articles about Ministry Of Home Affairs

FCRA violations: MHA officials, NGO representatives under CBI lens

11 May 2022

India
FCRA violations: MHA officials, NGO representatives under CBI lens

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday conducted a nationwide operation at about 40 locations in connection with Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 violation.

Sedition law: 'What about pending cases?' SC asks Centre

10 May 2022

India
Sedition law: 'What about pending cases?' SC asks Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought a response from the Centre on whether filing sedition cases in the future would be suspended until it reexamines IPC Section 124A.

Amritsar: BSF shoots down Pakistan drone carrying 10.7kg heroin

09 May 2022

India
Amritsar: BSF shoots down Pakistan drone carrying 10.7kg heroin

The Border Security Force (BSF) shot down a drone coming from Pakistan that was carrying heroin in Punjab's Amritsar, officials said on Monday.

Delhi Hanuman Jayanti violence: 14 arrested after clashes in Jahangirpuri

17 Apr 2022

India
Delhi Hanuman Jayanti violence: 14 arrested after clashes in Jahangirpuri

Communal clashes broke out in Northwest Delhi's Jahangirpuri area on Saturday evening after alleged stone-pelting at a Hanuman Jayanti Shobha Yatra procession.

CAA rules delayed further; Home Ministry seeks 6 months more

09 Apr 2022

India
CAA rules delayed further; Home Ministry seeks 6 months more

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has requested an extension of six months to prepare the rules of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019 (CAA).

No curbs on news media in Jammu & Kashmir: Centre

08 Apr 2022

India
No curbs on news media in Jammu & Kashmir: Centre

Minister of Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Thursday informed Parliament that no restrictions on any news media were imposed by the Centre in Jammu & Kashmir.

Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

01 Apr 2022

India
Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The Centre on Friday extended the ambit of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in three Arunachal Pradesh districts, namely Tirap, Changlang, and Longding, from April 1 (Friday) to September 30.

Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

29 Mar 2022

India
Assam, Meghalaya sign pact to resolve 50-year-old border dispute

Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement on Tuesday, resolving their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the twelve locations.

India restores regular visas to all, e-visas to 156 countries

16 Mar 2022

India
India restores regular visas to all, e-visas to 156 countries

The Centre has decided to restore e-tourist visas for citizens of 156 countries, more than two years after international travel was halted owing to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Over 8.5 lakh Indians gave up citizenship in 7 years

14 Dec 2021

India
Over 8.5 lakh Indians gave up citizenship in 7 years

As many as 8,81,254 Indians renounced their citizenship over the last seven years until September 30, 2021, the central government informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

COVID-19 guidelines extended till November 30. What's allowed, what's not?

28 Oct 2021

India
COVID-19 guidelines extended till November 30. What's allowed, what's not?

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday extended the current guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic until November 30.

Gujarat: Drones flying sans nod to be seized or destroyed

28 Jul 2021

India
Gujarat: Drones flying sans nod to be seized or destroyed

Drones and UAVs if found flying in the area of three kilometers from the perimeter of all the Naval installations declared as "No-fly zone" in Gujarat without prior permission will be either confiscated or destroyed, a Defense PRO said on Wednesday.

YouTuber Karl Rock blacklisted for violating visa norms, says MHA

10 Jul 2021

Entertainment
YouTuber Karl Rock blacklisted for violating visa norms, says MHA

Karl Rock, a YouTuber of New Zealand origin, had claimed that the Indian government blacklisted him without specifying any reason and had canceled his visa last year after he left India to travel to Dubai and Pakistan.

COVID-19 victims entitled to compensation, government to decide amount: SC

30 Jun 2021

India
COVID-19 victims entitled to compensation, government to decide amount: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the Centre must pay financial compensation to the kin of those who lost their lives due to COVID-19.

No Rs. 4L compensation for COVID-19 victims: Centre to SC

20 Jun 2021

India
No Rs. 4L compensation for COVID-19 victims: Centre to SC

The central government has informed the Supreme Court that it does not plan on providing financial compensation of Rs. 4 lakh to each COVID-19 victim.

Ministry of Home Affairs launches national cyber fraud helpline

18 Jun 2021

Technology
Ministry of Home Affairs launches national cyber fraud helpline

Considering the rapidly increasing instances of cyber fraud since the onset of remote working due to the pandemic, the central government has launched a national helpline number (155260) and reporting platform to help curb financial loss due to cyber fraud.

Government issues order for unrestricted movement of oxygen tankers

22 Apr 2021

India
Government issues order for unrestricted movement of oxygen tankers

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday passed an order that transportation of oxygen tankers must remain unhindered, at a time when healthcare infrastructure has been overburdened due to the surging coronavirus cases.

Government lifts restrictions on e-visas for 156 countries, excluding China

14 Apr 2021

India
Government lifts restrictions on e-visas for 156 countries, excluding China

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has lifted restrictions on e-visas, allowing nationals from 156 countries to avail e-medical visa, e-business visa, e-medical attendant visa, and e-conference visa, according to reports.

Existing COVID-19 guidelines to continue till March 31: MHA

26 Feb 2021

India
Existing COVID-19 guidelines to continue till March 31: MHA

The Home Ministry on Friday said the existing COVID-19 guidelines will remain in force till March 31.

Dual citizenship not under consideration, MHA tells Lok Sabha

10 Feb 2021

India
Dual citizenship not under consideration, MHA tells Lok Sabha

The Indian government is not considering any proposal that allows dual citizenship, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, implying that the existing rules which forbid people from holding Indian citizenship along with a citizenship of a foreign nation will stay.

Government asks people to register as cybercrime volunteers

09 Feb 2021

India
Government asks people to register as cybercrime volunteers

In a bid to keep an eye on the cyber world in a "coordinated and comprehensive manner," the government has asked common people to register as cybercrime volunteers.

Home Ministry gets time till July to frame CAA rules

03 Feb 2021

India
Home Ministry gets time till July to frame CAA rules

The rules for implementing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), which was passed in 2019, are under preparation, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) informed the Parliament on Tuesday.

Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

30 Jan 2021

India
Internet services suspended in Delhi's border areas for two days

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued a notification saying internet services will be temporarily suspended in Delhi's border areas—Ghazipur, Singhu, and Tikri—the epicenters of the farmers' protests against the newly-enacted farm laws.

COVID-19 guidelines: Centre eases restrictions on cinema halls, swimming pools

27 Jan 2021

India
COVID-19 guidelines: Centre eases restrictions on cinema halls, swimming pools

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines for surveillance, containment, and caution.

Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

26 Jan 2021

India
Farmers' protest: Internet services snapped in parts of Delhi

The Ministry of Home Affairs, headed by Amit Shah, seen as the number two in the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, suspended internet services till 11:59 pm today at Singhu, Ghazipur, Tikri, Mukarba Chowk, Nangloi, and their adjoining areas in New Delhi.

Ministry of Home Affairs tells states to check vaccine rumors

25 Jan 2021

India
Ministry of Home Affairs tells states to check vaccine rumors

Amid the circulation of rumors surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines' efficacy, the Centre asked the States to check the spread of such misinformation and advised them to take penal action against those found guilty of dissemination of wrong news.

Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

15 Jan 2021

India
Coronavirus vaccination drive: Voters' data sought from Election Commission

As the scale of Indian elections and the coronavirus vaccination drive, starting from tomorrow, are comparable, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the Election Commission to share electoral roll data, a plea which the polling body accepted.

Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

29 Dec 2020

India
Aviation Minister says suspension of UK flights may be extended

Last week, the Indian government suspended flights to and from the United Kingdom till December 31, in view of the mutated strain of coronavirus.

Centre extends COVID-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31

28 Dec 2020

India
Centre extends COVID-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday extended guidelines for COVID-19 surveillance, containment, and caution till January 31, 2021.

Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

08 Dec 2020

India
Bharat Bandh will be peaceful, say farmers; government ups security

Farmers who have been protesting against the Centre's agricultural reforms have called for a Bharat Bandh today, which will remain in place from 11 am to 3 pm.

Coronavirus: Home Ministry issues fresh guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

25 Nov 2020

India
Coronavirus: Home Ministry issues fresh guidelines for surveillance, containment, caution

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued fresh COVID-19 guidelines for surveillance, containment, and caution.

Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

04 Nov 2020

India
Delhi airport heightens security after threats to 2 London-bound flights

Security has been increased at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport after the banned outfit 'Sikhs for Justice' (SFJ) called for the obstruction of two Air India flights.

Coronavirus: Guidelines for 'reopening' from lockdown extended till November 30

27 Oct 2020

India
Coronavirus: Guidelines for 'reopening' from lockdown extended till November 30

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday extended the guidelines for reopening from the coronavirus lockdown until November 30.

Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

22 Oct 2020

India
Barring tourists, government eases visa curbs for OCIs, PIOs, foreigners

Eight months after strict restrictions were imposed on inbound and outbound travel, the Indian government on Thursday eased visa curbs for Overseas Citizens of India (OCI), Persons of Indian Origin (PIO), and foreign nationals, saying they can visit the country for any purpose, except tourism.

Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls to reopen from October-15, and more

30 Sep 2020

India
Unlock 5.0: Cinema halls to reopen from October-15, and more

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for reopening of more activities as India emerges from the coronavirus lockdown.

Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

29 Sep 2020

India
Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

Amnesty International has decided to stop its India operations, as it has been subjected to a witch-hunt by the government of India, the NGO working for human rights said in a press statement on Tuesday.

Unlock 4.0: Metro rail services to resume from September 7

29 Aug 2020

India
Unlock 4.0: Metro rail services to resume from September 7

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday unveiled the guidelines for the fourth phase of unlocking from the coronavirus lockdown: 'Unlock 4.0'.

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

20 Aug 2020

India
10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

More than a year after the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre decided to withdraw 10,000 troops from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an order released on Wednesday evening said.

In coronavirus era, how will India celebrate Independence Day?

14 Aug 2020

India
In coronavirus era, how will India celebrate Independence Day?

Each Independence Day celebration trumps the last one with respect to grandeur, but this year India will have watered-down festivities, considering the coronavirus pandemic.

Avoid calls from numbers starting with +92: Government

13 Aug 2020

India
Avoid calls from numbers starting with +92: Government

If you get a call from a number starting with +92, avoid it at all costs, the Ministry of Home Affairs' handle for Cyber-safety and cybersecurity has urged Indian citizens.

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