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Tag: Union Home Ministry

MHA sounds alert for 4 states including Odisha on Maoist activities

Senior officials of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs have told the police of the four eastern Indian states -- West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Odisha to remain alert during the next 15 days over possible Maoist activities.

India COVID Update
Centre Asks States, UTs To Allow Relaxation Of Covid Curbs

India logged 13,166 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,28,94,345 (42.8 million/4.28 crore), while active cases have declined to 1,34,235, according to the Union Health Ministry on Friday.

One Killed In Blast In Ludhiana District Court Complex; Home Ministry Seeks Report From Punjab Govt
One Killed In Blast In Ludhiana District Court Complex; Home Ministry Seeks Report From Punjab Govt

Union Home Ministry sought a detailed report on the blast inside the district court complex. In a communication, the Union home ministry asked the Punjab government to send the report as early as possible, giving details of the incident.

Gangapur police station
Odisha’s Gangapur PS Among India’s Best-3 Police Stations Of 2021

The Gangapur police station of Odisha has been selected as one of the top three police stations of India for the year 2021.

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Police Station In Odisha Among Top Three In Country
Police Station In Odisha Among Top Three In Country

The CCTNS system was implemented by the Union Home Ministry to curtail the incidence of crime across the country. Under this system, the state police has to proactively upgrade its working system as per the latest technology under certain parameters.

MHA Directs States To Take Action Against Assault On Healthcare Workers

The ministry made it mandatory for the states and the UTs to take all centrally advised measures for the protection of the healthcare professionals on a "priority" basis.

Centre Issues Fresh COVID19 Guidelines For December; Get Details

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday issued fresh guidelines for surveillance, containment and caution from Dec 1 to 31 this year. Surveillance and Containment States/ UTs to ensure careful demarcation of containment zones by the district authorities, at the micro level, taking into consideration the guidelines prescribed by MoHFW in this regard. The […]

Centre Paves Way For All Indians To Buy Land In J&K
Centre Paves Way For All Indians To Buy Land In J&K

New Delhi: In a significant move, the Centre has notified the new Land Laws for Jammu & Kashmir. In a gazette notification, the union home ministry has notified this on Monday. It paved way for any Indian to buy land in the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir. The MHA notified what it calls […]

Education bookshops, fan shops to be exempted from COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Tuesday extended relaxation to several agricultural and commercial industries from the lockdown restrictions. In the commercial sector, shops selling textbooks and establishments selling electric fans can also operate. In the agricultural sector, the relaxation has been extended to facilities for export or import such as pack houses, inspection […]

COVID19 Lockdown: MHA Issues SOPs For Inter-State Movement Of Stranded Migrant Labourers

New Delhi: Stranded migrant labourers in different parts of the country due to the ongoing COVID19 lockdown will be allowed to go to their respective places of work within a state with certain conditions, the Union Home Ministry said. Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, however, made it clear that there will be no inter-state movement of […]

Stranded foreigners will get consular service till May 3: MHA

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Friday extended till May 3 the consular service to foreigners stranded in India due to the travel restrictions in place across the country in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The government has granted consular service on a gratis basis to foreign nationals. Consular assistance is the […]

Fire Service Medals
104 Personnel Awarded Fire Service Medals

New Delhi: A total of 104 personnel have been awarded Fire Service Medals on the occasion of Republic Day this year, the Union Home Ministry said on Saturday. Of these, the President’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry has been awarded to 13 personnel, Fire Service Medal for Gallantry to 29 personnel, President’s Fire Service Medal […]

MHA Sanctions 2,000 Posts In CISF

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has approved the creation of 2,000 posts in the CISF to augment its strength to effectively guard vital installations, including airports, atomic installations, metro networks, officials said. The Central Industrial Security Force guards about 60 civil airports in the country and has an elite VVIP security wing under its […]

In A First, Govt To Collect Data On 'Transgenders' Heading Family

New Delhi: In a first, the government will collect data on households headed by a transgender and members living in the family, Home Ministry officials said on Wednesday. Census officers will be seeking specific information based on 31 questions from every household during the house listing and housing census exercise scheduled from April 1 to […]

Home Ministry expedites procedure to amend IPC, CrPC

New Delhi: Aimed to curb heinous crimes like rape which have shaken the country on many occasions with brutal assaults on minor girls as well as on adult women, and to instil fear of law, the Union Home Ministry has expedited its procedure of seeking suggestions to amend the British-era Indian Penal Code (IPC) and […]

72 Companies Of Paramilitary Forces Withdrawn From J&K

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has issued an order for withdrawing 72 companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) or paramilitary forces from newly-created Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir “with immediate effect”. Of the 72 companies being withdrawn, 24 are from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) while 12 each are from the […]

High Level Meeting In MHA To Review J&K Security

New Delhi: A high level meeting was held at the Union Home Ministry on Tuesday to review security in newly created Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Special Advisor K. Vijay Kumar, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, IB Chief Arvind Kumar, J&K Director General of Police Dilbag […]

MHA Sanctions Rs 100 Cr To Set Up Women Help Desks In Police Stations

New Delhi: The Home Ministry has sanctioned Rs 100 crore from the Nirbhaya fund to set up women help desks in police stations across the country. A home ministry statement said the women help desks would focus on making police stations more women-friendly and approachable, as they would be the first and single point of […]

Chhattisgarh encounter
89% of Maoist violence in 30 districts in 2018: MHA

New Delhi: The geographical expanse of Maoist violence has been considerably shrinking and 89 per cent of it was restricted to just 30 districts in 2018, says the Union Home Ministry’s annual report. In 2018, the violence attributed to Left Wing Extremism (LWE), or Maoist as commonly known, was reported from 251 police stations in […]

J&K Now 'Union Territory With Legislature': Home Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has issued a notification on reorganisation of “Jammu and Kashmir into the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and the Union Territory of Ladakh”. The references, by whatever form, of words to the “Government of Jammu and Kashmir”, except where it is otherwise expressly provided, in such law or […]

Over 2,100 dead in monsoon rains, floods across India

New Delhi: More than 2,100 people have lost their lives and another 46 were reported missing this monsoon season in rains and floods which affected more than 25 lakh people in 22 states, Union Home Ministry officials said on Wednesday. The highest 399 people died in Maharashtra, followed by 227 deaths in West Bengal in […]

Over 10,000 people offered prayers in J&K peacefully: Centre

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Monday said over 10,000 people peacefully offered prayers in mosques across Jammu and Kashmir on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha. The Ministry said the residents of Anantnag, Baramulla, Budgam, Bandipore offered prayers and distributed sweets, without any reports of untoward incidents. “Prayers being offered on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha […]

TMC to boycott all Centre-convened meetings till MHA stops sending advisory under Art 355

New Delhi: TMC member Saugata Roy Friday said the West Bengal government will continue to boycott meetings called by the Centre till the Union Home Ministry stops sending advisory to the state under Article 355. Speaking during Zero Hour in the Lok Sabha, Roy said while the Centre seeks cooperation from states, it sends advisories […]

Madras High Court curbs Kiran Bedi's powers

Chennai: The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday struck down the Union Home Ministry’s clarification order giving Lt. Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi with administrative power. Deciding on the case filed by Puducherry Congress legislator K. Lakshminarayanan against Bedi, the High Court said the Lt. Governor has no power to interfere in the […]

Centre to spend Rs 1,054 crore on modernising paramilitary forces

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry is set to spend Rs 1,054 crore in the next two years on the procurement of modern weapons, vehicles and other equipment for central paramilitary forces, an official said on Thursday. To help the law enforcement agencies in detecting, arresting and prosecuting criminals expeditiously, the official said three more […]

Number of Maoists in Malkangiri has drastically reduced: K Vijay Kumar

Bhubaneswar: Senior security advisor in Union Home ministry K Vijay Kumar today said the number of Maoist in Malkangiri district has drastically come down due to regular combing operations by the Central forces and the Odisha Police. Briefing newsmen after his meeting with chief minister Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat here, Kumar said the […]