Ministry Of Home Affairs: News

01 Jun 2023


Centre replaces Manipur police chief amid unrest

In a significant reshuffle in the police leadership in Manipur amid ongoing unrest, Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Tripura cadre, Rajiv Singh, was reportedly appointed as the northeastern state's new Director General of Police (DGP) on Thursday.

28 May 2023


YouTube 'Like and Subscribe' scam: How to protect yourself 

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, scams related to part-time jobs have risen, affecting hundreds and thousands of people. One such scam is related to YouTube and it has already trapped so many people.

SC declines to commute terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's death sentence 

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to commute Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's death sentence to life imprisonment, reported Live Law.

09 Apr 2023

Amit Shah

Amit Shah to visit Arunachal Pradesh, launch programs near LAC

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will reportedly visit Kibithoo—a strategically important village in Arunachal Pradesh near the Line of Actual Control (LAC)—on Monday to launch the Centre-sponsored "Vibrant Villages Programme" for the development of villages at the India-China border.

05 Apr 2023

Delhi Police

Delhi Police deny permission for Hanuman Jayanti procession in Jahangirpuri 

The Delhi Police on Wednesday denied permission to the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other groups to hold processions in Jahangirpuri on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti, which will be celebrated on Thursday.

05 Apr 2023

Ram Navami

MHA issues advisory to states ahead of Hanuman Jayanti

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued an advisory to all states ahead of Hanuman Jayanti to prevent any communal violence.

24 Mar 2023

Delhi Police

Delhi Police files case over pro-Khalistan protest in London

The Delhi Police has registered a case in connection with a pro-Khalistan protest staged in front of the Indian High Commission in London, United Kingdom (UK), on Sunday.

21 Mar 2023

Arvind Kejriwal

Centre's objection to budget 'unconstitutional': Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the Centre's objection to the proposed Delhi budget was "unconstitutional" and "completely groundless," reported NDTV.

05 Feb 2023

Central Government

Centre initiates process to ban over 230 Chinese apps: Report

The central government has decided to ban over 230 mobile applications with Chinese links that allegedly pose a security threat to the country, News18 reported.

23 Jan 2023


Ladakh: Sonam Wangchuk to launch hunger strike demanding constitutional safeguards

Ladakh-based engineer and innovator Sonam Wangchuk—whose life inspired the character of Phunshuk Wangdu in the Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots—urged PM Narendra Modi to ensure environmental protection from unchecked industrial and commercial expansion in Ladakh.

13 Jan 2023


Delhi hit-and-run case: 11 policemen on PCR, picket duty suspended

The Delhi Police on Friday suspended 11 of its personnel who were deployed for PCR and picket duty on the route where Anjali Singh was killed after a car dragged her under for 13 kilometers from Sultanpuri to Kanjhawala.

13 Jan 2023

Anjali Singh

Delhi hit-and-run case: Book accused for murder, MHA directs police

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) reportedly asked Delhi Police to slap murder charges on the accused in the hit-and-run case of Anjali Singh, the Delhi woman who died after a car crashed into her scooter and was dragged for 13 kilometers.

07 Jan 2023


Jammu and Kashmir: LeT proxy TRF issues fresh 'hit list' 

The Resistance Front (TRF), the terror outfit believed to be an offshoot of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), reportedly released another 'hit list' in Kashmir on Saturday, India Today reported.

01 Jan 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Congress writes to Shah again over Rahul's Yatra security breaches

The Congress once again wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday over Rahul Gandhi's security arrangements at the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), just days after the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) claimed that he "violated" multiple guidelines.

28 Dec 2022

Congress Party

Congress writes to Shah over Bharat Jodo Yatra security breach 

The Congress wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday, claiming multiple security breaches of the Bharat Jodo Yatra (BJY), and called for proper safety for party leader Rahul Gandhi.

15 Dec 2022


MHA to chair high-level meeting over Delhi airport congestion

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is set to chair a high-level meeting on Thursday amid multiple complaints of chaos and long lines at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) Terminal 3, reported India Today.

02 Nov 2022


Engineering student sentenced to 5-year imprisonment for celebrating Pulwama attack

A special Bengaluru court sentenced an engineering student to a five-year jail term for making disparaging Facebook posts about the Pulwama attack, ANI reported.

NIA registers case in 'IS-linked' Coimbatore car blast, 6 held

India's primary counter-terrorist task force, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday registered a case in the Coimbatore car blast in Tamil Nadu which occurred on Sunday.

Centre cancels Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Charitable Trust's foreign funding license

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) canceled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF) and the Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust (RGCT) on Saturday for allegedly violating the foreign funding law.

15 Oct 2022


Karnataka: Muslim man first to be arrested under anti-conversion law

Syed Moin, a Muslim man, was arrested under recently promulgated Karnataka's anti-conversion law for allegedly converting a woman on the pretext of marrying her.

Census to be conducted digitally via mobile apps, web portal

After being stalled by the pandemic for two years now, the government is finally gearing up to conduct the Census 'digitally.'

5 Kerala RSS leaders on PFI's 'hitlist' get Y-category security

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday provided Y category security to five Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leaders from Kerala who were on the recently-banned Popular Front of India's (PFI) "hitlist."

Day after ban, Twitter handles of PFI taken down

Twitter accounts of controversial outfit Popular Front of India (PFI) and several of its leaders were taken down on Thursday.

Popular Front of India (PFI) dissolves after Centre's 5-year ban

Abdul Sattar, Kerala State General Secretary of the Popular Front of India (PFI), announced the disbanding of the organisation on Wednesday.

11 Sep 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Delhi LG approves CBI probe into purchase of DTC buses

The latest squabble between Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Delhi's Lieutenant Governor (LG) VK Saxena erupted after the latter approved an investigation into the Delhi government's purchase of 1,000 low-floor buses.

11 Sep 2022

United Kingdom

Queen Elizabeth II demise: Indian Tricolor flies half-mast in mourning

India is observing a one-day state mourning on Sunday as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away on Thursday.

IT sleuths seized our phones, cloned data, claim Oxfam, IPSMF

Global non-profit organization Oxfam India and the Independent and Public-Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF), which funds media firms, have said that Income Tax (IT) officials confiscated its team members' phones to clone and retrieve data during its "survey" two days ago.

09 Sep 2022


In Queen Elizabeth's memory: India declares state mourning on Sunday

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced that the government of India will observe a one-day state mourning on Sunday for Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away aged 96 on Thursday, as a mark of respect.

Delhi: Now, preliminary CBI enquiry into AAP government's bus purchase

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary inquiry into alleged corruption during the Delhi government's acquisition of 1,000 buses.

Delhi: Officials reshuffled hours after CBI raids Manish Sisodia's home

A dozen senior IAS officers were transferred between departments, hours after CBI raided the residence of Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister and AAP leader Manish Sisodia on allegations of corruption in Delhi Excise Policy.

19 Aug 2022


DGPs should monitor demographic changes in border states: Amit Shah

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister, reportedly remarked on Thursday that all border state police chiefs should keep a close check on the demographic changes taking place in their respective areas while highlighting the importance of national security.

Centre's U-turn on Rohingyas: MHA says no flats in Delhi

Hours after Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced rehabilitation for Rohingya refugees in Delhi, the Centre released a statement objecting to the news.

12 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu & Kashmir: Bihar migrant worker shot dead by terrorists

In yet another targeted killing in the Valley, a migrant laborer from Bihar was shot dead at Bandipore, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) on Thursday night.

02 Aug 2022

Amit Shah

Will implement CAA after COVID-19 booster vaccination drive: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the government will implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019, or the CAA, after the COVID-19 booster vaccination drive is over, The Indian Express reported.

31 Jul 2022

Delhi Police

ITBP DG Sanjay Arora is new Delhi Police commissioner

IPS officer from Tamil Nadu cadre, Sanjay Arora, is all set to become the next commissioner of the Delhi Police.

Agnipath scheme: Hear us before making decision, Centre tells SC

The central government has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court, saying the apex court "must hear its side" before making any decision on the petitions filed against its Agnipath military recruitment scheme.

19 Jun 2022

Indian Army

No roll-back of Agnipath scheme, all concessions pre-planned: Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence on Sunday stated that the Agnipath Scheme will not be rolled back, saying that such changes had been long overdue since the armed services sought to bring in more youth and experience.

18 Jun 2022

Rajnath Singh

Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday accepted the proposal to reserve 10% of employment vacancies in the Defence Ministry for "Agniveers."

18 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: 300 schools face closure due to affiliation with Jamaat-e-Islami

With the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration cracking down on private schools allegedly run by Falah-e-Aam Trust (FAT) affiliated with the banned Jamaat-e-Islami group, thousands of students are staring at an uncertain future.

06 Jun 2022

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Punjab: High alert in 4 prisons after jailbreak report

Security has been beefed up across four jails in Punjab—Ferozepur, Amritsar, Ludhiana, and Bathinda—after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an alert regarding a possible jailbreak.

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

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.

09 May 2022


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.

17 Apr 2022

Delhi Police

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.

09 Apr 2022

Amit Shah

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).

08 Apr 2022

Anurag Thakur

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.

01 Apr 2022


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.

29 Mar 2022


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.

16 Mar 2022


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.

14 Dec 2021

Lok Sabha

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.

28 Oct 2021

Government of 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.

28 Jul 2021


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.

10 Jul 2021


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

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

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.

18 Jun 2021

Amit Shah

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.

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.

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.

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.

10 Feb 2021

Nityanand Rai

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.

09 Feb 2021


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.

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.

30 Jan 2021


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.

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