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11 Jun 2019


As Gujarat braces for #CycloneVayu, Home Minister Shah reviews preparedness

As Cyclone Vayu continues to intensify and is expected to make a landfall in Gujarat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparedness of state and central ministries/agencies.

05 Jun 2019


Pulwama: Terrorists barge into house, kill woman, injure youth

A woman was killed and another youth was injured in Kashmir's Pulwama on Wednesday after terrorists opened fire.

22 May 2019

Lok Sabha

Home Ministry warns of violence on counting day, alerts states

Today, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) sent an alert to all states warning of possible violence on Thursday when votes for Lok Sabha polls will be counted.

Centre issues notice to Rahul Gandhi over citizenship status

Right in the middle of ongoing Lok Sabha polls, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday sent a notice to Congress President Rahul Gandhi to explain his position on a row pertaining to his citizenship.

23 Apr 2019

Sri Lanka

Death toll rises to 310, Sri Lanka observes 3-minute silence

Sri Lanka observed a nationwide three-minute silence today to pay homage to more than 300 people killed in the gruesome Easter Sunday bombings, the country's worst terror attack blamed on a local previously little-known Islamist outfit.

21 Apr 2019

Sexual Assault

MHA distributes special kits to help probe sexual assault cases

Over 3,100 special kits for collecting blood and semen samples, besides other evidence, to carry out immediate investigations into sexual assault cases have been distributed among States and Union Territories by the Home Affairs Ministry.

18 Apr 2019


LoC trade with PoK suspended; routes being used by terror-elements

The Center on Thursday suspended the LoC (Line of Control) trade between Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK).

08 Apr 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Security of over 400 J&K politicians restored after outrage

The Jammu and Kashmir administration, headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, restored the security of over 400 politicians after outrage.

22 Mar 2019


J&K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik's JKLF banned under anti-terror law

The Center has banned Jammu & Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik-led outfit, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), under the anti-terror law.

Minerva Punjab have forfeited their match against Real Kashmir

Real Kashmir were to host Minerva Punjab tomorrow in their return I-League fixture.

Government working to launch interoperable Wi-Fi with 10 lakh hotspots

In a bid to keep people connected, the government and leading telecom giants are working to establish a massive public Wi-Fi ecosystem.

SC slams Centre over NRC, says Home Ministry delaying process

The Supreme Court on Tuesday came down heavily on Centre slamming it for not following the National Register of Citizens' process properly.

28 Dec 2018


Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist denied entry into India

Cathal McNaughton, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, was denied entry into India after he returned from an overseas trip.

27 Dec 2018


10 arrested in ISIS case sent to 12-day NIA custody

A day after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested 10 people belonging to an ISIS-linked cell, the arrested was produced before a Delhi court, on Thursday, amid tight security.

26 Dec 2018


Rocket launcher, bombs recovered from ISIS' new India cell

After carrying out multiple simultaneous raids across Uttar Pradesh and Delhi, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), on Wednesday, managed to foil a major terror attack that was being planned by a new ISIS-linked group.

26 Dec 2018


16 places raided in Delhi, UP; new ISIS-linked group found

On Wednesday, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) carried out searches in 16 locations across Delhi and Uttar Pradesh, in connection with its probe on a new ISIS-linked group in India.

24 Dec 2018

Narendra Modi

Here's how much money was spent on NDA-ministers' foreign trips

Since 2014, the Centre has spent Rs 239.05 crore on foreign trips of NDA Council of Ministers, reports IE.

Centre goes in defensive mode after 'snooping order', clarifies notification

On Thursday, the Centre gave powers to ten Central investigative agencies to intercept and monitor all data present in any computer and invited criticism from the opposition which claimed the country was being made into an 'Orwellian state'.

21 Dec 2018

Samajwadi Party

Opposition criticizes MHA order giving snooping powers to investigative agencies

Hitting out at the Home Ministry order authorizing 10 Central agencies to intercept, monitor, and decrypt any information generated, transmitted, received or stored in any computer, the Opposition said it is unconstitutional and against fundamental rights.

Now, government can monitor data in any personal computer

In what could mark the beginnings of an Orwellian surveillance state, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), on Thursday, granted sweeping powers to 10 Central investigative agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any data stored on computer devices.

27 Nov 2018

Arunachal Pradesh

Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer

Bureaucrat Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, officials said today.

17 Oct 2018


Helmets might become optional for Sikh women in Chandigarh

On Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) advised the Chandigarh administration to make helmets optional for all Sikh women riding two-wheelers or sitting pillion, a practice followed in New Delhi.

12 Oct 2018


Padma Awards 2019: Nominations spike; elitism rooted out?

On Thursday, the Union government announced that close to 50,000 nominations for the Padma Awards 2019 had been received by the September 15 deadline, marking almost a 40% increase from the number of nominations received in 2017.

08 Oct 2018


Airports owe Rs. 970 crore security dues to CISF

Dues amounting to about Rs. 970cr are pending against various airports in the country in lieu of providing CISF security to them.

05 Sep 2018


Gujarat CID arrests former IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt in 1996-case

Former Gujarat IPS officer, Sanjiv Bhatt, was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly framing a lawyer, wrongfully, in a 1996 case.

03 Sep 2018


Over 1,400 died due to floods so far: Home Ministry

Over 1,400 people, including 488 in Kerala, have lost their lives due to rains, floods, and landslides in 10 states so far in the monsoon season, the Home Ministry said today.

01 Sep 2018

Rajnath Singh

First-time-ever: Census 2021 will collect data on OBCs

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday announced Census 2021 will count OBCs (Other Backward Classes), nearly three decades after implementation of Mandal Commission gave them reservations.

19 Aug 2018


Cash in ATMs won't be replenished after 9pm from 2019

The Home Ministry has announced a new set of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) pertaining to ATM cash replenishment and transportation of cash via cash vans.

10 Aug 2018

Delhi Police

Recruitment of 4,000 personnel for Delhi Police under consideration: Rajnath

Delhi Police requires more personnel and a proposal for recruitment on more than 4,000 posts is under serious consideration, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today.

26 Jul 2018

West Bengal

West Bengal to be now called 'Bangla', Assembly passes resolution

The West Bengal Assembly today approved a resolution to rename the state to 'Bangla,' but the change will only go through once the Centre clears it.

19 Jul 2018

Jitendra Singh

26 people arrested for attacking whistle-blowers exposing scams: Govt

A total of 26 persons were arrested last year in eight cases for attacking whistle-blowers exposing scams, Union Minister Jitendra Singh informed Rajya Sabha.

26 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Threats to Modi at "all-time high", even ministers need security-clearance

The Home Ministry has sent out warnings to states over an "all-time high" threat to PM Narendra Modi's life.

MHA's panel to look into 'racial-discrimination' faced by North-Eastern people

The Center has set up a three-member committee for monitoring and redressal of grievances relating to alleged racial discrimination faced by North Eastern people.

Sex-abuse videos: SC slaps Rs. 1L fine on Google, Facebook

The Supreme Court has slapped a fine of Rs. 1L each on Internet giants like Google, Facebook for failing to file their replies on the steps taken by them to block videos of sexual offenses on social sites.

02 May 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Runaway Indian likely to return from Pakistan via Wagah border

A man who had run away from his home from Madhya Pradesh and landed in a jail in Pakistan five years ago after he inadvertently strayed across the border, is expected to return to India today.

30 Apr 2018

Indian Army

Kashmir: NSG commandos to be deployed to deal with terrorists

The Ministry of Home Affairs is examining a proposal to deploy a contingent of National Security Guard (NSG) commandos in the Kashmir Valley so that they can join the Indian Army, the CRPF and the state police when a high-risk militancy related incident takes place.

Asaram case: India urgently needs a witness protection law

Three witnesses were killed, at least six grievously attacked and several others injured to protect self-styled godman Asaram from getting convicted of raping a 16-year-old disciple at his Jodhpur ashram in August 2013.

Despite Bharat Bandh call, normal life cited in Uttar Pradesh

There has been no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the Uttar Pradesh till around noon during the ongoing 'Bharat Bandh' on Tuesday, the official sources said.

05 Apr 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K to build 14,000 bunkers to protect residents around LoC

Jammu and Kashmir will build 14,000 bunkers in its five border districts to safeguard local residents from Pakistani shelling.