Union Home Ministry: News

22 May 2024

Delhi Government

Home Ministry office in North Block gets bomb threat mail

The Delhi Police said that the Ministry of Home Affairs office in Delhi's North Block received an email bomb threat at 3:30pm on Wednesday.

15 May 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Swati Maliwal's ex-husband demands FIR against Arvind Kejriwal

The former husband of Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha MP Swati Maliwal, Naveen Jaihind, on Wednesday, called for an FIR to be lodged against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

18 Apr 2024

Arunachal Pradesh

Officials brave harsh terrain to reach polling stations in Northeast 

In the rugged and remote terrain of Northeast India, electoral officers are preparing for the world's largest democratic exercise in full swing.

29 Mar 2024

Satyendar Jain

MHA sanctions CBI inquiry against AAP leader Satyendar Jain

The Union Home Ministry has sanctioned a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Satyendar Jain, as reported by ANI.

Amid Pannun case, India-US to hold security talks this week

A government delegation of the United States (US) will be in India on Wednesday for the Homeland Security Dialogue (HSD) with officials of the Union Home Ministry.

15 Aug 2023

Himachal Pradesh

Monsoon fury: Landslides kill 50+ in Himachal, 3 in Uttarakhand

Heavy rains wreaked havoc in Himachal Pradesh, causing landslides and destroying homes, killing over 50 people.

30 Jul 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir witnesses lowest terror violence in decade: Data

The latest data released by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP) has revealed the first half of 2023 remained the most peaceful in Jammu and Kashmir in comparison to the corresponding periods over the last decade.

23 Jun 2023

West Bengal

WB panchayat polls: Centre to deploy additional CAPF, SAPF battalions

The Home Ministry has decided to deploy an additional 315 coys of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), India Reserve (IR), and State Armed Police Forces (SAPF) battalions for the upcoming Panchayat general elections in West Bengal following reports of violence across the state.

22 Mar 2023

Delhi Government

Delhi budget 2023 to be presented today after Centre's go-ahead

The Union Home Ministry officially approved the Delhi budget 2023 on Tuesday after clarification from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, allowing for its presentation in the Assembly on Wednesday.

18 Mar 2023


Punjab Police arrests pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh near Jalandhar

Waris Punjab De chief and pro-Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh was arrested on Saturday near Jalandhar's Nakodar in Punjab.

CBI registers FIR against Manish Sisodia in 'snooping case'

An FIR was filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against seven individuals, including Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and former Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, in connection with a "snooping case" related to the party's alleged Feedback Unit (FBU).

30 Nov 2022

Amit Shah

Promote law, medical education in mother tongue: Amit Shah

Union Home Affairs Minister and former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah urged states to promote education in Hindi or other regional languages in medical, technical, and law genres.

04 Oct 2022

Amit Shah

Amit Shah J&K visit: Mobile internet snapped in Jammu, Rajouri

Union Home Minister Amit Shah began his three-day Jammu and Kashmir visit on Monday evening.

15 Jun 2022

Indian Army

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why is armed forces' Agnipath recruitment scheme facing criticism

The Centre unveiled the Agnipath scheme on Tuesday, a new recruiting strategy for the armed services aimed at reducing wage and pension costs.

10 Jun 2022

Amit Shah

'Who can stop us from writing history?' asks Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday said governments cannot "create history" and called on society to take the initiative to portray history in its true form.

02 May 2022


Power crisis: Home Minister Amit Shah holds high-level meeting

Amid a power crisis in India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah reportedly convened a high-level meeting on Monday to review the situation.

20 Apr 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

India preparing dossier of Pakistan-based terrorists for UN to see

India is preparing a dossier of Pakistan-based terrorists operating in Jammu and Kashmir to raise the issue with the United Nations in order to corner them, Hindustan Times reported, citing Union Home Ministry officials.

23 Mar 2022

West Bengal

Birbhum violence: 11 arrested; MHA seeks report from Bengal government

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday sought a report from the West Bengal government after eight people, including two children, were charred to death in violence that broke out in the state's Birbhum district after the murder of local Trinamool Congress leader and panchayat deputy chief Bhadu Sheikh.

14 Feb 2022

India China Border

India bans 54 more Chinese apps over security concerns

The Indian government has decided to ban 54 more Chinese mobile applications that allegedly pose a threat to the country's security, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said on Monday.

05 Jan 2022

Narendra Modi

Modi's Punjab visit impeded by 'major lapse in security'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday canceled his visit to Ferozepur, Punjab over a "major lapse in security," the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement.

30 Nov 2021

Mansukh Mandaviya

No Omicron cases in India: Health Minister tells Parliament

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya Tuesday informed the Rajya Sabha that no cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in India.

23 Oct 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: August 2019 marked end of terrorism, says Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that terrorism and stone-pelting have reduced since the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status on August 5, 2019.

25 Aug 2021


All Afghans must travel to India on e-Visa: Government

The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday announced that all Afghan nationals henceforth must travel to India only on e-Visa in view of the prevailing situation in Afghanistan.

14 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Home Ministry notifies August 14 as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day

The Union Home Ministry on Saturday issued a notification declaring that August 14 will be observed as Partition Horrors Remembrance Day to salute those who sacrificed their lives during the country's partition, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the announcement to this effect.

30 Jul 2021


Assam issues advisory against traveling to Mizoram citing safety threat

Issuing a first-of-its-kind travel advisory, the Assam government has asked the people of the state not to travel to the neighboring state, Mizoram, saying there is a "threat to personal safety."

14 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi

Coronavirus: Centre flags increase in 'R' factor in several states

The Indian government today raised concerns over an increase in the 'R' factor linked to the coronavirus' spread in several states and union territories.

06 May 2021

West Bengal

MHA forms four-member team to probe post-poll violence in WB

The Union Home Ministry has formed a four-member fact-finding team to look into the reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal and also assess the ground situation in the state, the officials said on Thursday.

23 Mar 2021


States allowed to impose local curbs: Centre's new COVID-19 guidelines

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday issued new guidelines for the containment of COVID-19.

02 Feb 2021

Delhi Police

Left with no option: Centre defends police crackdown on farmers

The central government on Tuesday defended the police crackdown on farmers protesting against new agricultural laws.

Home Ministry hands over Delhi blast probe to NIA

The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday reportedly handed over the probe into the blast near the Israel embassy in Delhi to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

06 Jan 2021


Withdraw order allowing 100% theater occupancy: Centre to Tamil Nadu

The central government on Wednesday asked the Tamil Nadu government to reverse an order allowing full occupancy in cinema halls.

07 Dec 2020

Farmers Protest

Ensure peace and tranquillity: Centre's advisory on 'Bharat bandh' tomorrow

The central government on Monday issued an advisory ahead of Tuesday's nationwide strike or "Bharat bandh" announced by Farmers protesting against the new agricultural laws.

31 Oct 2020

NITI Aayog

Coronavirus: Delhi crosses 5,000-mark for third straight day, rings alarm

Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.

19 Oct 2020


Violence at Assam-Mizoram border leaves several injured, Centre intervenes

The Centre has called a meeting between Assam and Mizoram after a violent clash at the states' border on Saturday evening left at least seven people injured.

02 Oct 2020


What to expect when movie halls reopen from October 15

Unlock 5.0 is particularly relieving for cinema buffs in India.

08 Sep 2020


Centre attaches properties of pro-Khalistan designated terrorists under UAPA

The central government has ordered the attachment of properties of designated terrorists Gurpatwant Singh Pannun and Hardeep Singh Nijjar under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act or UAPA.

Centre asks states not to stop inter-state movement of persons/goods

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Saturday wrote to the governments of all states and union territories, reminding them that there shall be no restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of goods and persons.

27 Jul 2020


India mulls ban on 275 more Chinese apps, including PUBG

Weeks after banning as many as 59 applications from China over safety concerns, India has put 275 more apps from the neighboring nation on its radar.

Sushant's death: Rhea wants CBI investigation, writes to Amit Shah

Confirming for the first time that she was late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's girlfriend, actor Rhea Chakraborty urged Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday to order a CBI investigation into his untimely demise.

01 Jun 2020


India enters Unlock 1.0: What has changed in the states?

Four legs of lockdown later, India entered the first phase of the three-phased unlock plan on Monday, ground rules of which were announced by the Union Home Ministry on Saturday.

03 May 2020


Aarogya Setu is now mandatory for public, private employees

Aarogya Setu, the COVID-19 contact-tracing app launched by the Government of India, has been made mandatory for public and private sector employees across the country.

02 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Migrant workers scramble for bananas in Prayagraj

In a scene that should collectively shame all, desperate migrant workers were seen scrambling for bananas in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj from behind iron gates.

22 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.

21 Apr 2020


Watch out! Hackers are bombing Zoom classes with porn

As India faces the COVID-19 lockdown, educators are rushing to use digital resources to ensure students keep learning even while being at home.

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

West Bengal

Bengal Governor says central forces must enforce lockdown, sparks controversy

At a time when political adversaries have kept aside their differences to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, a battle is taking shape in West Bengal, one involving Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the Trinamool government.

10 Apr 2020


Coronavirus Impact: Food prices surge as supply chain suffers

The coronavirus pandemic and 21-day lockdown announced in India to contain its spread have had a direct catastrophic impact on food supplies, with prices of staple items (barring cereals) increasing by at least three times as compared to last month, a report in HT said on Friday.

02 Apr 2020

Delhi Police

Tablighi Jamaat event put nearly 9,000 at coronavirus risk: Centre

The infamous event organized by Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, New Delhi, last month, has put nearly 9,000 at risk of the contagious coronavirus, the Union Home Ministry said on Wednesday.

President Kovind rejects Nirbhaya convict Pawan Gupta's mercy plea

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday rejected the mercy petition of a convict in the 2012 Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case.

17 Jan 2020


Following Kerala's footsteps, Punjab Assembly moves resolution against CAA

Another non-BJP governed state has come on-board to take constitutional action against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).

Since 2016, Delhi Metro passengers have left Rs. 2.8cr cash

Every year, several Delhi Metro passengers leave their belongings behind inside trains or station premises, which are collected by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) deployed across the network.

27 Jul 2019


Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

In a bid to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties in Jammu & Kashmir, the Center is rushing an additional 10,000 central forces troops amid speculations about the scrapping of Article 35A.

15 Jun 2019

Delhi Police

5 murders in 15 hours: Has Delhi become 'crime capital'?

Calling New Delhi India's crime capital won't be a hyperbole. In a duration of 15 hours, the national capital was rocked by five murders.

Soon, you may have to pay more for flight tickets

Passengers travelling via air, both domestic and international, might have to pay more for their tickets soon, as Passenger Service Fee (PSF) is due for an increase.

21 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates National Police Memorial, museum for khaki-donning forces

On the special occasion to mark the National Police Commemoration Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated a refurbished National Police Memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.

18 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM to unveil National Police Memorial, museum on Oct 21

PM Modi will inaugurate the refurbished National Police Memorial, including a newly-built museum of these forces in khaki, in Delhi on October 21.

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.

14 Aug 2018


Incessant rains, landslides continue to create havoc in Kerala

Rains continued to wreak havoc in many parts of Kerala with northern district of Wayanad experiencing widespread landslides and flooding overnight, forcing thousands of people to take shelter at relief camps.

11 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Got call from Imran inviting me for swearing-in ceremony: Sidhu

Pakistan's Prime Minister-elect Imran Khan called up cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu to extend an invitation to his oath-taking ceremony, the Punjab Minister said in a statement today.

09 Aug 2018


Maratha groups declare Maharashtra bandh, but protests lose steam

Various Maratha outfits have called a day-long shutdown in Maharashtra today, continuing their agitation for 16% reservation in education and jobs.

20 May 2018


Govt earns Rs. 1,400 crore as revenue from e-Visa scheme

The Indian Government has earned Rs. 1,400 crore as revenue from the e-Visa scheme.

10 May 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Toll rises to 12 in Uttar Pradesh thunderstorm

The toll from a thunderstorm which lashed parts of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has risen to 12, officials said on Thursday.

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.

Over 190 guest-houses to be set up for married jawans

With a trooper getting to spend an average of only five years out of 30 with his family during service, the BSF has launched a new concept to set up over 190 jawan guest houses across the country for newly married couples.

06 Apr 2018

Manish Sisodia

Panel to meet Rajnath over 400% salary-hike for Delhi MLAs

Delhi Assembly on Friday formed a six-member committee to take up the issue of the proposed hike in salary of ministers and legislators with the Centre.

25 Mar 2018

Kiran Bedi

Puducherry: Three-day assembly session to begin tomorrow with Bedi's address

The three-day first session of the 30-member Puducherry Assembly in 2018 will commence with the customary address of Lt Governor Kiran Bedi tomorrow.

19 Nov 2017


How much does President of India earn?

India's President and Vice-President continue to get lower salaries than service chiefs and top bureaucrats, owing to an anomaly in the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations nearly two years ago.

10 Nov 2017


Home Ministry gets new divisions to fight cyber crime, radicalization

The Union Home Ministry has created two new divisions to monitor radicalization activities and cyber fraud, apart from merging others.

20 Oct 2017


Mumbai: MSRDC receives 33 bids for Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway

Seeking security clearance of the companies that bid for the construction of the Mumbai-Nagpur Samruddhi Expressway, Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC) submitted a list of 33 bidders to the Union Home Ministry.

16 Sep 2017


NHRC to oppose government's decision to deport Rohingyas at SC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said it would oppose the Centre's plans to deport an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living illegally in India.

25 Aug 2017

Delhi Police

Dera Chief Rape Case Verdict: Gurgaon on high alert

Ahead of Panchkula Special CBI court's verdict in the rape case involving Dera Sacha Sauda Chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, police security has been stepped up in Gurgaon.

05 Apr 2017


India to identify, detain and deport nearly 40,000 Rohingya Muslims

The Union Home Ministry is working towards identifying thousands of Rohingya Muslims who entered India illegally after fleeing persecution in Myanmar over the past 5-7 years.

27 Dec 2016


West Pakistan refugees demand 'basic' rights even after 70 years

West Pakistan refugees in Jammu & Kashmir "don't see any hope" in the government's decision to issue nativity/identity certificates as they wouldn't entitle them to fundamental rights.

16 Nov 2016


What happened in and around Delhi on 16th Nov?

Ban on construction activities in the capital has been lifted by Najeeb Jung, on Monday.

15 Nov 2016


Here is all that kept Delhi busy

Delhi's air quality showed signs of improvement after 20 days due to a change in direction of winds.

01 Oct 2016


Non-bailable warrant issued against Dawood Ibrahim

On September 30, 2016, Delhi High Court issued a 'non-bailable warrant' against infamous underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel.

27 Aug 2016

West Bengal

Decline in Communal Riots in BJP tenure: Naqvi

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on 26th August, 2016, conveyed a decline of 200% in communal riots since 2014, when the BJP rose to power.

25 Aug 2016

Uttar Pradesh

UP Police registered over 1,000 Rape Cases in 5 months

On 24th August, 2016, the Uttar Pradesh State Government said that 1,012 rape cases and 4,520 harassment cases were registered in UP from 15th March-18th August 2016.