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28 Apr 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

After review, Delhi government allows vets, plumbers, electricians to work

Days after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed veterinarians, plumbers, and electricians to work during the nationwide lockdown (imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus) the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government also lifted the ban from these services after conducting a thorough review.

27 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Migrants' exodus in SC today, Centre against their movement

Today, the Supreme Court will take up a plea pertaining to the movement of migrant workers, who faced the maximum brunt due to the nationwide lockdown — imposed to contain the spread of deadly coronavirus.

25 Apr 2020


Neighborhood shops open; malls, liquor stores closed, clarifies government

In a late-night order, the government of India allowed all neighboring shops in residential complexes to open but said malls, liquor stores will remain shut.

23 Apr 2020

Ram Nath Kovind

Coronavirus: First Lady Savita Kovind stitches masks for shelter homes

As gloomy times have taken over the entire world, any and every help is appreciated. Abiding by these words, First Lady Savita Kovind, the wife of President Ram Nath Kovind, stitched masks on Wednesday that will be distributed to shelter homes.

22 Apr 2020


Lockdown relaxations: Shops of electric fans, educational books can function

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revised guidelines as to what's allowed and what's not during the ongoing 40-day lockdown period, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.

20 Apr 2020


Centre tells states: Don't dilute lockdown; Kerala receives earful

The nationwide lockdown, intended to slow coronavirus' spread, should not be diluted, the Centre told state governments and union territories on Monday.

19 Apr 2020


#Lockdown: MHA changes rules again, only essentials to be delivered

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday introduced changes in guidelines for the operations of e-commerce websites during the lockdown.

16 Apr 2020

Union Home Ministry

Indian government says Zoom is 'not safe' to use

Zoom, the video conferencing app that shot to fame before being embroiled in several privacy-related debacles, has been red-flagged by the Indian government.

15 Apr 2020


Sit 6-feet apart, no large meetings: Lockdown guidelines for offices

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday issued a lengthy list of guidelines for the extended nationwide lockdown in India.

15 Apr 2020

Narendra Modi

Lockdown guidelines released: Details about what's allowed and what's not

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation declaring that the countrywide lockdown — imposed to contain coronavirus spread — has been extended till May 3, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday released revised guidelines where it was underlined that all agricultural activities will be allowed from April 20.

13 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Coronavirus: West Bengal is testing the least among Indian states

India is not testing as much as it should. For a population of over one billion, we tested merely 1,95,748 samples until yesterday, April 12.

04 Apr 2020


Lockdown Impact: Prices of pulses, sugar, potatoes, and onions rise

India is almost half-way through the 21-day lockdown which began on March 25, but the days haven't been easy. With rocky transportation and disruption in supply chains, wholesale prices of vegetables, fruits, pulses, and sugar have increased in the last fortnight of March, a report in Indian Express said.

01 Apr 2020

Jammu And Kashmir

'Hollow, unacceptable,' J&K politicians slam new domicile rule

The Centre has redefined the domicile laws in Jammu and Kashmir. Under the new regulations, a person who has resided in the Union Territory for over 15 years can be a domicile.

30 Mar 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi: Migrant workers arrive at ISBT, two senior officers suspended

Amid the 21-day lockdown, when hundreds of migrant workers arrived at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal this past weekend to catch buses for their native places, the Centre saw it as an administrative failure in Delhi.

25 Mar 2020


India's 21-day lockdown begins: Know what's open, what's not

Last night, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India will be kept under lockdown for 21 days starting Wednesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs released a detailed statement explaining what services will remain open and what will be shut.

Justice Lokur on Gogoi's RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen?

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government nominated former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha, four months after he retired from the top post.

06 Mar 2020


Government says parents' place, date of birth essential for NPR

Amid uproar regarding the National Population Register (NPR), the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has informed a standing committee of Parliament that questions related to parents' birth were asked in the past as well and it's necessary for "back-end data processing".

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi Police, accused of laxity during violence, gets new chief

On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs gave Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SN Shrivastava the additional charge of the post of Delhi Commissioner.

28 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi riots: Toll climbs to 38, Centre says situation improving

This week, India's national capital, Delhi, was rocked by Hindu-Muslim riots, in which 38 people were killed and hundreds were injured.

16 Feb 2020


Shaheen Bagh protesters plan march towards Shah's residence for discussions

A couple of protesters of Shaheen Bagh, the epicenter of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act agitation in Delhi, are planning to march towards Union Home Minister Amit Shah's residence at 2 pm today to discuss the contentious law.

12 Feb 2020


Assam NRC data goes offline, Government says 'technical issue'

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday cited "technical issues" after the data on Assam's National Register of Citizens (NRC) disappeared from its official website.

No decision on nationwide NRC yet, MHA clarifies in Parliament

The government hasn't taken any decision yet on implementing the National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the nation, the Ministry of Home Affairs clarified in the Parliament today.

26 Jan 2020


Who are the two Brazilian women honored with Padma Shri?

On the eve of the 71st Republic Day (January 25, 2020), the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, announced the list of personalities conferred with the Padma Awards this year.

26 Jan 2020

Karan Johar

Who all won Padma Shri from film industry?

The Padma Awards 2020 were announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, on Saturday, January 25.

On death row, Nirbhaya's rapists approach court again

In what can be seen as another tactic to delay the death sentence, two convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case have approached the court again.

20 Dec 2019

Amit Shah

Amid protests, Shah's junior says no 'immediate' plans for nationwide-NRC

Of late, National Register of Citizens (NRC) and Citizenship Amended Act (CAA) are being discussed a lot.

14 Dec 2019

West Bengal

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.

Nirbhaya convict claims he didn't authorize mercy plea; seeks withdrawal

An accused in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape case has sought an immediate withdrawal of a mercy plea in his name.

15 Nov 2019


Aatish Taseer's citizenship row: 260 personalities write to PM Modi

Journalist Aatish Taseer had to lose his Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) status and it created quite an uproar.

08 Nov 2019


Journalist Aatish Taseer, who called Modi 'Divider-in-chief', loses citizenship status

Aatish Taseer has always been a known name in literary circles.

10 Oct 2019


Intelligence agencies say Pakistani drones behind weapons drop in Punjab

Last month, Punjab Police had reported multiple weapon drops in the state conducted by Pakistani-origin drones.

21 Sep 2019


GST Council meeting: Push for hospitality; no relief for auto-sector

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media, following the 37th GST Council meeting in Goa yesterday.

14 Sep 2019


Hindi Diwas: Amit Shah pushes for Hindi as national language

On the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Union Home Minister Amit Shah pushed for Hindi to be designated India's national language.

13 Sep 2019


312 Sikh foreign nationals removed from blacklist, only two remain

As many as 312 Sikh foreign nationals have been removed from the Centre's "Central Adverse List" or blacklist, reports said on Friday. After a review by the Home Ministry, the blacklist now has two Sikh foreign nationals.

04 Sep 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Shah tells J&K delegation restrictions will be eased in 25-days

It's been a month since Jammu and Kashmir was put under unprecedented security cover, forcing locals to stay indoors and being disconnected from the rest of the world.

Final NRC list will be released tomorrow: Details here

The northeastern state of Assam is gearing up for a tectonic change, as the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be released tomorrow, August 31.

26 Aug 2019

Narendra Modi

Centre withdraws Manmohan Singh's top security (SPG) cover: Here's why

The Centre, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has withdrawn Special Protection Group (SPG) security given to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh.

25 Aug 2019

Jammu And Kashmir

Government approaches Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti; requests cooperation

Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti, two former Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir, have been cut off from the rest of the world since August 4, a day before BJP-led Centre made its massive Kashmir move.

21 Jul 2019

Sexual Harassment

Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved

In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October, the government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent workplace sexual harassment.

14 Jul 2019


India-Pakistan Kartarpur Corridor talks: Pilgrim's safety, connectivity on India's agenda

Officials from India and Pakistan will meet on Sunday in Wagah to hold the second round of talks over the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikh Pilgrims.