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The Ministry of Home Affairs is a ministry of the Government of India. As the interior ministry of India, it is mainly responsible for the maintenance of internal security and domestic policy. The Home Ministry is headed by Union Minister of Home Affairs Amit Shah.

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COVID-19: Guru Jambheshwar University in Hisar re-opens [Video]

COVID-19: Guru Jambheshwar University in Hisar re-opens

Guru Jambheshwar University reopened in Haryana's Hisar on November 16 after several months of closure due to the lockdown imposed in a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic. However, students as well..

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COVID-19: Mumbai's iconic Siddhivinayak Temple reopens for devotees [Video]

COVID-19: Mumbai's iconic Siddhivinayak Temple reopens for devotees

Mumbai's iconic Siddhivinayak Temple reopened for devotees to offer prayers on November 16 after several months of closure due to the lockdown imposed in a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic...

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COVID-19: Religious places across Maharashtra reopen [Video]

COVID-19: Religious places across Maharashtra reopen

Religious places across Maharashtra reopened for devotees to offer prayers on November 16 after several months of closure due to the lockdown imposed in a bid to control the COVID-19 pandemic. However,..

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Schools for classes 9-12 will resume from Nov 02 in Andhra Pradesh [Video]

Schools for classes 9-12 will resume from Nov 02 in Andhra Pradesh

After the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) allowed to reopen the schools across the country in a graded manner amid COVID-19 pandemic, Andhra Pradesh Commissioner of School Education (CSE), V..

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Schools partially reopen in UP, Punjab amid COVID-19 pandemic [Video]

Schools partially reopen in UP, Punjab amid COVID-19 pandemic

In wake of COVID-19 pandemic, schools partially reopened in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab except containment zones on October 19. However, schools have to followed proper guidelines issued by the Ministry..

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Navratri: Devotees celebrate festival with full zeal across country [Video]

Navratri: Devotees celebrate festival with full zeal across country

On the occasion of the first day of Navratri, devotees are celebrating the festival with full zeal across the country. Devotees arrived at Mata Vaishno Devi Temple in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra to offer..

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Navratri: Devotees offer prayers at Delhi's famous Jhandewalan Temple [Video]

Navratri: Devotees offer prayers at Delhi's famous Jhandewalan Temple

Devotees offered prayers at Delhi's famous Jhandewalan Temple on the first day of 'Navratri' on October 17. Morning 'aarti' was also performed at the temple. Devotees were also seen visiting Kalkaji..

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Moradabad schools gearing up to reopen from Oct 19 [Video]

Moradabad schools gearing up to reopen from Oct 19

After the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the reopening of schools and colleges in a graded manner from October 15, and further left it to states do decide whether to reopen or not, schools in Uttar..

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Accused in Kerala gold smuggling case connected with Dawood Ibrahim: V Muraleedharan [Video]

Accused in Kerala gold smuggling case connected with Dawood Ibrahim: V Muraleedharan

The Minister of State for External Affairs, V Muraleedharan, stated that the accused in Kerala gold smuggling case have connections with Dawood Ibrahim's D-company and Kerala Chief Minister's office...

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'NGOs should adhere to all laws': MEA on Amnesty International closing in India [Video]

'NGOs should adhere to all laws': MEA on Amnesty International closing in India

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said that NGOs must adhere to Indian laws. Srivastava was speaking on Amnesty International shutting operations in India. "The Ministry..

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Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty international [Video]

Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty international

While reacting on government's action against Amnesty International (global human right organization), Ministry of External Affairs said, "The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a press release..

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‘Focus on safety & security’: Education minister on re-opening of schools [Video]

‘Focus on safety & security’: Education minister on re-opening of schools

Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal thanked the Home Ministry for its order on the re-opening of schools. MHA has allowed states to re-open schools under new unlock guidelines. States to take a..

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MHA issues Unlock 6.0 guidelines: Check what's open in November, what's not

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School College Reopening News: Normal classes to resume in these states from next month for Class 6 to PG level students

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Centre to provide help to rain-hit Telangana, Andhra Pradesh: Shah

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National flag to fly at half mast on Friday as mark of respect to Ram Vilas Paswan

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Revised Unlock 5.0 guidelines: Home ministry issues fresh SOPs for political gatherings in election states

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SC notice to Centre, others on PIL seeking rescue of Indian workers in Gulf

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Centre to roll out renewed campaign for Covid-19 with further opening up of activities

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Foreign NGOs must adhere to Indian laws with respect to foreign funding: MEA on Amnesty International

"The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued a press release on this issue.NGOs are expected to adhere to all our laws including in respect of foreign funding.
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SC rejects PIL for independent probe into 'mismanagement' of Covid-19 pandemic

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90 districts in 11 states affected by left-wing extremism; Centre vows action to combat terror

A total of 90 districts in 11 States are considered left-wing extremism (LWE) affected, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Monday.
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Couple of briefings after Batla House encounter, MHA said no more pressers: Karnal Singh

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