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  • No need to panic, India has enough oxygen stock: MHA Apr 26, 2021 05:43 PM IST

    No need to panic, India has enough oxygen stock: MHA

    Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs Piyush Goyal also said the turnaround time of oxygen-carrying tankers was reduced to 1-2 hours from 4-5 days by taking the help of the Indian Air Force transport aircraft which have been ferrying empty tankers.

  • AFSPA extended in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh by another six months: MHA Apr 01, 2021 05:44 PM IST

    AFSPA extended in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh by another six months: MHA

    Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh and four police stations bordering Assam were declared "disturbed" areas under the AFSPA.

  • MHA issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines, states asked to focus on 'test-track-treat' protocol Mar 23, 2021 06:00 PM IST

    MHA issues fresh COVID-19 guidelines, states asked to focus on 'test-track-treat' protocol

    In view of a fresh surge in cases, the guidelines mandate the state and UT  governments to ensure observance of COVID appropriate behaviour, and to scale up the vaccination drive.

  • OCI cardholders require special permit to undertake 'Tabligh', media activities: Govt Mar 05, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    OCI cardholders require special permit to undertake 'Tabligh', media activities: Govt

    As many as 233 foreign Tablighi workers were arrested for violations of visa rules last year, and many of them were blacklisted.

  • Political violence in West Bengal: Home Ministry submits report to Election Commission Mar 04, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    Political violence in West Bengal: Home Ministry submits report to Election Commission

    The Ministry of Home Affairs has said in its report to the Election Commission that, in 2020 alone, West Bengal saw 663 incidents of political violence in which 57 people lost their lives.

  • Govt permits all activities outside containment zones from Feb 1; curbs on cinema halls, swimming pools eased Jan 27, 2021 08:03 PM IST

    Govt permits all activities outside containment zones from Feb 1; curbs on cinema halls, swimming pools eased

    On international air travel, the Home Ministry said a decision would be taken by the Ministry of Civil Aviation after assessing the current coronavirus situation across the globe.

  • MHA's new COVID-19 guidelines to take effect on December 1: What is allowed and what is not Nov 25, 2020 05:56 PM IST

    MHA's new COVID-19 guidelines to take effect on December 1: What is allowed and what is not

    States and UTs have been authorised to impose local restrictions, including night curfews in containment zones. However, for imposing further restrictions or local lockdown outside the containment zones, prior consultation with the central government will be mandatory.

  • Chargesheet filed in less than 50% UAPA cases, shows government data Sep 16, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Chargesheet filed in less than 50% UAPA cases, shows government data

    The Ministry of Home Affairs' written reply shared on September 16 informed that in a period of three years., from 2016 to 2018, more than 3,000 UAPA cases were registered by security agencies. However, chargesheets were filed within the stipulated period of 180 days in only 821 cases.

  • Scrapping broadband and mobile internet services in Kashmir: MHA says tweet circulating in name of Amit Shah is fake Jun 30, 2020 08:11 PM IST

    Scrapping broadband and mobile internet services in Kashmir: MHA says tweet circulating in name of Amit Shah is fake

    The fake tweet that was being circulated on social media in the name of Amit Shah, read: “Fixed Line Broadband and Mobile Internet services to be snapped in the UTs Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh from tonight.”

  • Coronavirus pandemic | 5-day institutional quarantine mandatory for all COVID-19 patients in Delhi Jun 19, 2020 08:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | 5-day institutional quarantine mandatory for all COVID-19 patients in Delhi

    Until now, all asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic patients were advised home isolation.

  • Moving migrants prior to the lockdown would 'not have been appropriate', says Amit Shah Jun 01, 2020 08:44 PM IST

    Moving migrants prior to the lockdown would 'not have been appropriate', says Amit Shah

    When asked if the ongoing crisis, where migrants are seen walking to their homes, could have been averted if they were moved before enforcing the lockdown, Shah said, "That would not have been appropriate."

  • Coronavirus pandemic | MHA reconstitutes empowered groups May 02, 2020 12:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | MHA reconstitutes empowered groups

    The reconstitution of the groups, first created on March 29 under the Disaster Management Act, was necessitated as some members either retired, appointed or were transferred from their earlier posting.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: Maharashtra yet to take call on opening of shops Apr 25, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: Maharashtra yet to take call on opening of shops

    An official said on Saturday that the order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday night was under an "active consideration" of the state government.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Central teams assess COVID-19 situation in Ahmedabad, Surat Apr 25, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Central teams assess COVID-19 situation in Ahmedabad, Surat

    The visit comes a day after the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the coronavirus situation in Ahmedabad, Surat, Thane (Maharashtra), Hyderabad (Telangana) and Chennai (Tamil Nadu) is "especially serious".

  • MHA circular on shops | Retailers Association recommends even malls should be allowed to open Apr 25, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    MHA circular on shops | Retailers Association recommends even malls should be allowed to open

    RAI also said that the government should also open up all channels of retail on a date that it feels safe with the social distancing norms clearly defined.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Muthoot Finance to re-open all branches from April 20 Apr 18, 2020 09:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Muthoot Finance to re-open all branches from April 20

    The ministry of home affairs (MHA) on Friday had released a new list of activities that are exempted from the extended nationwide lockdown, including services offered by NBFCs and cooperative credit societies with minimum staff.

  • MHA extends visa of stranded foreigners till May 3 Apr 17, 2020 10:10 AM IST

    MHA extends visa of stranded foreigners till May 3

    The Home Ministry also said the visa granted to those foreigners, except diplomats and UN officials, who are supposed to come to India, will remain suspended till May 3, an official statement said.

  • Painful to see govt making false claim: Tharoor on Taseer's citizenship row Nov 08, 2019 01:43 PM IST

    Painful to see govt making false claim: Tharoor on Taseer's citizenship row

    The Ministry of Home Affairs has accused writer Aatish Taseer of hiding his father's Pakistani nationality to acquire the Overseas Citizenship of India

  • Single emergency helpline number 112 launched for Delhi Sep 27, 2019 05:55 PM IST

    Single emergency helpline number 112 launched for Delhi

    The Delhi Police said that the citizens will be able to avail the facility of three emergency services, i.e., police, fire tenders, and ambulance, by dialling 112.

  • What is the National Investigation Agency Bill and why is it in contention? Jul 17, 2019 07:59 AM IST

    What is the National Investigation Agency Bill and why is it in contention?

    Passed in the Lok Sabha on July 15, the NIA Bill will now have to pass the scrutiny in Rajya Sabha, where the BJP-led NDA is in minority

  • In Pics | Here's all you need to know about the devastating Assam floods Jul 16, 2019 12:04 PM IST

    In Pics | Here's all you need to know about the devastating Assam floods

    PM Modi telephoned Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal and took stock of the situation in the state

  • Old Delhi temple vandalised: Here is all you need to know Jul 02, 2019 05:37 PM IST

    Old Delhi temple vandalised: Here is all you need to know

    Union Minister and Chandni Chowk MP Harsh Vardhan visited the area on July 2, assuring the locals that the “culprits will be arrested”

  • West Bengal violence: NCRB, Home Ministry figures differ for 2016, official says state might have 'suppressed' numbers Jun 19, 2019 05:13 PM IST

    West Bengal violence: NCRB, Home Ministry figures differ for 2016, official says state might have 'suppressed' numbers

    Following multiple incidents of political violence in the state, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi had said that the state might need the imposition of President's Rule.

  • SC to hear Indian Hotels' plea on Taj Mansingh auction on Mar 22 Mar 03, 2017 02:05 PM IST

    SC to hear Indian Hotels' plea on Taj Mansingh auction on Mar 22

    The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Thursday decided to auction one of their most luxurious properties - the Taj Mansingh hotel and also cancel the license of Le Meridien Hotel over pending dues of Rs 523 crore.

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