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MHA Approves Trial For Shock Batons For CAPF
MHA Approves Trial For Shock Batons For CAPF

According to the letter sent to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), these batons will be used as 'Self Defence and Deterrence' by the security personnel to handle unruly demonstrators.

Unlock 5 Guidelines: Here's What You Can Expect - Cinema Halls, Tourist Spots, Religious Places To Open?

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: As the fourth phase of lockdown is all set to end in two days, people are now eyeing more relaxations and opening up of more activities in the month of October. Unlock-5, perhaps the fifth phase of opening of the economy and other activities, will start from October 1. The Ministry of […]

Home Ministry Seeks 3 More Months To Frame CAA Rules

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has informed a Department Related Standing Committee of Parliament that it needs three more months to frame the rules of the newly passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). A senior official told IANS that the Ministry had raised the issue before the Standing Committee in its recent meeting and said […]

J&K-Cadre Odia IPS Officer Basant Rath Suspended By Home Ministry

New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer Basant Rath has been suspended for alleged instances of “gross misconduct and misbehaviour” with immediate effect, says a Union Home Ministry order. The order, issued on Tuesday evening, said the 2000 batch IPS officer was immediately attached to police headquarters in Srinagar. Rath, posted as inspector general […]

MHA To States: Don't Stop Interstate Buses, Trucks During Night Curfew

New Delhi: The Home Ministry wrote to different states and Union Territories on Friday to clarify its order on implementation of night curfew between 9 pm and 5 am and advised against restricting the movement of buses, trucks carrying goods, and other essential services. “I would like to clarify that the purpose of restricting the […]

MHA puts on hold list of non-Swadeshi items for CAPF canteens

New Delhi: Hours after making it public, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday put on hold a list of non-Swadeshi products not to be sold at Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) canteens, saying there were discrepancies and a fresh list would be released soon. The MHA on May 13 had declared that the nationwide […]

Amphan To Hit Coast As Very Severe Cyclone, MHA Issues Advisory To Odisha & West Bengal

New Delhi:  Cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ is likely to intensify into a super cyclone by Monday evening and hit the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a very severe cyclone with a windspeed up to 185 km per hour on Wednesday, the Home Ministry said. In an advisory to West Bengal and Odisha governments, the ministry […]

Centre issues guidelines for restarting manufacturing units post lockdown

New Delhi: As the restrictions are being gradually eased in some zones to bring the economy back on track, the Centre has issued fresh “guidelines for restarting manufacturing industries after lockdown”, advising them not to try to achieve high production targets. In order to minimize the risk and to encourage a successful restart of industrial […]

Govt to facilitate return of Indians stranded abroad from May 7

New Delhi: With the nationwide lockdown entering its third phase on Monday, there was some good news for Indians stranded abroad as the Centre has announced to facilitate their return on compelling grounds in a phased manner from May 7 on payment basis. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs made the announcement, informing that the […]

Lockdown 3.0: Only Distressed Persons Allowed To Go Home: MHA

New Delhi: In a fresh order, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday directed all states and Union Territories (UTs) to allow movement of only “distressed persons” and clarified that the facility is not for persons residing at workplaces and wish to visit native places amid the COVID-19 lockdown 3.0. Union Home Secretary Ajay […]

Home Ministry allows shops to open in and outside city limits except those in malls

New Delhi: The government on Friday allowed opening of shops as part of the easing of lockdown restrictions announced on April 15 with neighbourhood shops and others being allowed within the city and all establishments except those in malls allowed outside the municipal limits with 50 per cent strength of workers. No shops have been […]

Centre upset after Kerala eases lockdown restriction
Centre upset after Kerala eases lockdown restrictions

Thiruvananthapuram: The Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla expressed the ire of the Centre in a letter to State Chief Secretary Tom Jose after hearing about the relaxation in lockdown rules in Kerala, which was against the central guidelines. This letter came Sunday night after it was pointed out, starting Monday, that the 14 districts in […]

MHA issues guidelines for COVID-19 Lockdown
MHA Issues COVID-19 Lockdown 2.0 Guidelines With Selective Exemptions From April 20

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the second phase country-wide lockdown in India in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak till May 3, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued revised guidelines on the measures to be taken by ministries, government departments, state and Union Territory governments for the containment and prevention […]

President Approves Correctional Service Medals; 6 From Odisha Among 35 To Be Conferred On R-Day

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the conferment of Correctional Service medals on 35 prison personnel, including six from Odisha, on the occasion of the Republic Day, a Home Ministry statement said on Friday. Of the 35 recipients, six have been selected for Distinguished Service and 29 for Meritorious Service, the Ministry said, […]

No Documents Will Be Asked Or Biometric Taken For NPR: Home Ministry

New Delhi: Amid concerns expressed by opposition parties and states like West Bengal on the National Population Register (NPR), the Home Ministry on Wednesday said no documents will be asked or biometric taken while updating the register. A form carrying questions as part of the NPR exercise will be finalised soon, ministry officials said. They […]

Govt Open To Accept Suggestions Of Protesters Of CAA

New Delhi: The government is open to accept suggestions, if any, from people who are staging protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), a top official said on Friday. The Home Ministry is preparing the Rules for the CAA in consultation with the Law Ministry that will indicate the process to apply for Indian citizenship […]

Daman And Diu, And Dadra And Nagar Haveli To Be One UT From Jan 26

New Delhi: The Union Territories of Daman and Diu, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli will become a single UT on January 26, the Home Ministry announced on Thursday. The Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (Merger of Union Territories) Bill, 2019 was passed by both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the just […]

Retirement Age For Paramilitary Personnel Fixed at 60

New Delhi: In a bonanza for all central paramilitary forces, the Centre on Monday issued an order fixing a uniform retirement age of 60 years for all ranks. The order, which will also have implications for thousands of officers, will be effective with immediate effect for the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force […]

Even police is not safe in Delhi: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday condemned the killing of a Delhi Police Sub-Inspector and questioned who will be responsible for the safety of the people in the city when even police is not safe here. “Extremely shocking murder of Delhi Police Sub-Inspector in Vivek Vihar last night. Who takes responsibility for safety […]

President’s Medal for nine officers from Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Nine personnel from Odisha will receive the President’s Medals for Fire Service, Home Guards and Civil Defence on the occasion of Republic Day this year. A total of 86 personnel will be conferred with Fire Service Medals, 58 personnel will be awarded with Home Guard & Civil Defence Medals. The list of the awardees […]

Centre institutes 'Subhas Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar'

New Delhi: The Central government has instituted an annual award titled “Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar”, which is to be announced every year on January 23, on the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a Home Ministry statement said on Wednesday. The award carries a certificate and a cash prize of Rs 51 […]

Acid sold freely in Odisha despite restrictions

Bhubaneswar: Even though the Home Ministry has formulated stringent rules on sale of acid following the Supreme Court directive in 2013, petty hardware stores in the State are selling acid openly. A reality check by OTV showed blatant violation of the rules pertaining to sale of acid in the State. As per the guidelines laid […]

RAF and PAC deployed  in UP's Kasganj
UP government says checking if Kasganj violence was pre-planned

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government in its report to the Union Home Ministry on Wednesday said it was in the process of ascertaining if the violence and arson were pre-planned in Kasganj where communal riots broke out after a youth was killed on Republic Day. In the report, the Uttar Pradesh Police said it […]

Centre examining report on new laws to deal with hate speech on internet

New Delhi: The Home Ministry is examining a report submitted by a high-level committee formed to propose new laws or amendments to deal with hate speech on the internet, said informed sources. The committee, headed by T.K. Viswanathan who served as director of ADR, ICADR and as Secretary General of the Lok Sabha, submitted its […]

Aadhaar must for death registration from Oct 1

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Quotation of Aadhaar has been made mandatory while applying for death certificates in all states except Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam with effect from October 1, 2017, a statement from the Home Ministry said today. A person applying for the death certificate must quote the deceased’s Aadhaar number or else would be […]