"Home Ministry" News 

Assam home ministry, NRC secretariat pass the buck over collection of biometric data as 15 December deadline approaches

Officials at the NRC secretariat are in no doubt that the home department is "passing the buck" since it had failed to begin the exercise in time.
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Centre brings booklet to guard teens from cyber bullying, other crimes

The Union Home Ministry has come out with a booklet on cyber safety for teenagers that tries to address their increased use of smartphones, gadgets, online gaming, social media and fake news. The..
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Cyclone Gaja: Centre approves release of Rs 353 crore to Tamil Nadu as disaster relief

At a high-level meeting held Friday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh approved the release of second installment of the central share of State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) amounting to Rs 353.70 crore for..
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Height norms for police jobs eased for Northeast

The home ministry on Thursday issued a note relaxing height norms for recruitment of male Gorkha and Scheduled Tribe candidates from the north-eastern states in the central armed police forces (CAPFs).
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published

Govt may reimpose RAP in parts of Andaman islands

After US national John Allen Chau was killed this month on the North Sentinel Island, NCST sought to link the incident with the home ministry's June 2018 decision to open up 29 Andaman & Nicobar..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published

Will ask MHA to tell Pak to take LeT terrorist's body: J-K DGP

LeT terrorist Naveed Jatt, who was killed in an encounter on Wednesday, was a Pakistani national, Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh said, adding that they will write to the Union Home ministry..
Credit: DNA - Published

Ministry of Home Affairs tells Delhi Police to do feedback survey

Unhappy with the response and behaviour of the Delhi Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has asked them to conduct a crime victimisation survey (CVC) in order to ascertain their response time..
Credit: DNA - Published

Home ministry says killed US citizen John Chau wasn't an evangelist, violated local laws to reach North Sentinel Island

Andaman and Nicobar Police chief Dependra Pathak said John Chau had enlisted the help of local electronics engineer Alexander and a water sports service provider and hired five fishermen to evade the..
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US national defied 3-tier curbs to reach island

According to home ministry sources, there is no evidence so far to substantiate the charge that John Allen Chau was visiting the protected island on an evangelical mission. The island is out of bound..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published

Tribal Commission seeks report from home ministry on US national's killing

Credit: IndiaTimes - Published

Now, bank CEOs can seek Look Out Circulars against wilful defaulters

The Home ministry recently made changes in the circular by including CEOs of PSBs in the list of officials who can make request for issuance of LOCs to the ministry. The Department of Financial..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published

Nothing to suggest he was involved in evangelical activities: Home Ministry on American killed by Andaman tribe

A source said: "There is nothing to suggest that US national John Allen Chau suspected to be killed in Andaman and Nicobar islands by tribals was involved in any evangelical activities like converting..
Credit: DNA - Published

MHA says nearly 400 members of paramilitary personnel killed in action in 2015-17; BSF lost 167, CRPF lost 103

The force lost 167 personnel between 2015 and 2017, and a majority of them were killed while guarding the highly sensitive border. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has lost 103 personnel in the..
Credit: Firstpost - Published

First death sentence in '84 anti-Sikh riots case

A Delhi court on Tuesday awarded the first death penalty in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. The court convicted Yashpal Singh who killed two men in the pogrom. The other convict Naresh Sehrawat was..
Credit: DNA - Published

On Guru Nanak's birthday, telescope to be installed for seeing Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan

The government has announced a series of initiatives within the country and abroad to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak. It includes installation of a high-powered telescope for the..
Credit: DNA - Published

Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews security situation in the wake of blast in Amritsar

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Monday reviewed security situation in the country, particularly in Punjab where three people were killed and 20 others injured in a grenade blast, officials said. Senior..
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Delhi BJP to seek probe into CM Arvind Kejriwal's Dubai trip

The Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will approach the Union Home Ministry, seeking a probe into the recent visit of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to Dubai, the party said. The BJP..
Credit: DNA - Published

Nirmala's Diwali visit defused Army-police Bomdila standoff

As per home ministry sources, the trigger for the Army-police standoff at Bomdila was alleged misbehaviour with civilians by two Arunachal Scouts personnel at the Buddha Mahotsava on November 2...
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published

Sabarimala LIVE updates: 12 hours on, Trupti Desai continues to camp at Cochin airport; authorities seek Home Ministry's help

Sabarimala LIVE updates: Strengthening his attempts to thwart Trupti Desai from entering Sabarimala, Rahul Easwar said, "Trupti Desai should go back. She will have to step on our chests and walk..
Credit: Firstpost - Published

Probe attempts by naxals to create urban youth base: Home Ministry tells intelligence organisations

Home Ministry acting on intelligence inputs.
Credit: DNA - Published

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