Articles about Ministry Of Home Affairs

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

20 Jun 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Home Ministry gets time till July to frame CAA rules

03 Feb 2021

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.

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

27 Jan 2021

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

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

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

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.

Centre extends COVID-19 surveillance guidelines till January 31

28 Dec 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

11 Aug 2020

4G for two J&K districts after I-Day on trial basis

More than a year after an internet blackout was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir, two districts will get 4G services after Independence Day, albeit on a trial basis, the Centre told Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Over 10 lakh have recovered from coronavirus in India

30 Jul 2020

Over 10 lakh have recovered from coronavirus in India

Six months after India reported its first coronavirus case (a student who returned from China's Wuhan tested positive), the country saw some positive news today, as recoveries zoomed past the 1 million (or 10 lakh) mark.

Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed

29 Jul 2020

Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Gyms allowed to reopen; night curfew removed

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday unveiled the guidelines for the third phase of unlocking from the coronavirus lockdown, called 'Unlock 3.0'.

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

24 Jul 2020

Independence-Day during pandemic: No school kids, PPE-wearing cops, fewer guests

With Independence Day approaching, the Centre has gotten busy planning intricate details of the event at the Red Fort, while keeping in mind the coronavirus pandemic.

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

08 Jul 2020

Government panel to investigate three Gandhi family trusts

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday announced it was setting up a panel to investigate the alleged wrongdoings of three trusts of the Gandhi family — namely Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust, and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

01 Jul 2020

Priyanka Gandhi asked to vacate government bungalow by August 1

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Wednesday asked to vacate her government-allocated Lodhi Estate house in New Delhi by August 1.

Delhi to start serological survey for COVID-19 today: Details here

27 Jun 2020

Delhi to start serological survey for COVID-19 today: Details here

Health officials in Delhi are set to begin a serological survey to determine the spread of COVID-19 in the national capital and how many people might be immune to the disease.

Delhi plans to begin random serological tests starting June 27

22 Jun 2020

Delhi plans to begin random serological tests starting June 27

In light of surging COVID-19 cases, Delhi is looking to start random serological tests on its citizens.

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

20 Jun 2020

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

India recorded the biggest jump in coronavirus cases again with 14,516 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours. With this, India's tally stands at 3.95 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.

Tablighi Jamaat event: Over 2,200 foreigners banned for 10 years

04 Jun 2020

Tablighi Jamaat event: Over 2,200 foreigners banned for 10 years

More than 2,200 foreign nationals, who attended an event organized by Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi, were banned from traveling to India for 10 years, ANI reported on Thursday, citing sources.

MHA withdraws order delisting non-Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

01 Jun 2020

MHA withdraws order delisting non-Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

Amid a push for Swadeshi (homegrown) goods, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday released a list of over 1,000 foreign goods that will not be sold by the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar (KPKB) from June 1.

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

31 May 2020

Work from home: The new reality of the 'post-coronavirus world'

In the new "upside-down" world, masks and gloves have replaced hugs and handshakes. Courtesy coronavirus, there's uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and most importantly distancing.

Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown

25 May 2020

Manoj Tiwari plays cricket; faces allegations of violating lockdown

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Tiwari has come under fire for violating lockdown guidelines after he was seen playing a game of cricket in Sonipat, Haryana.

MHA withdraws "swadeshi products at CAPF canteens" order, then clarifies

21 May 2020

MHA withdraws "swadeshi products at CAPF canteens" order, then clarifies

On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs. 20 lakh crore package to help India's economy, battered due to coronavirus pandemic.

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

20 May 2020

Bihar plans to bring over 20 lakh migrant workers home

Slammed by migrant workers for abandoning them to fend for themselves, the Bihar government on Tuesday said it will be bringing over 20 lakh migrants to the state over the next few days.

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

18 May 2020

Cyclone Amphan becomes 'extremely severe storm'; Odisha, Bengal on alert

After brewing over the South Bay of Bengal, Cyclone Amphan has now intensified into an "extremely severe storm" and is likely to turn into a "super cyclonic storm" on Monday.

Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured

16 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured

Twenty four migrant workers were killed in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Saturday, when the truck they were traveling in collided with another in Auraiya, some 200 kilometer away from the state capital Lucknow.