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  • Govt allows certain categories of foreigners to enter India amid COVID-19 curbs Jun 12, 2020 08:40 PM IST

    Govt allows certain categories of foreigners to enter India amid COVID-19 curbs

    Among those allowed entry into India are married couples where one spouse is an OCI cardholder and the other is Indian national, and students who are OCI cardholders and whose at least one parent is Indian or OCI cardholder.

  • Night curfew not applicable to vehicles on highways: MHA tells states Jun 12, 2020 08:38 PM IST

    Night curfew not applicable to vehicles on highways: MHA tells states

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had issued guidelines prohibiting the movement of people between 9 pm and 5 am throughout the country, except for essential activities.

  • MHA replaces media team week after whiskey bottles show up on official Facebook page Jun 05, 2020 09:37 PM IST

    MHA replaces media team week after whiskey bottles show up on official Facebook page

    MHA replaced the old team with a fresh one led by senior Indian Information Service officer Nitin D Wakankar

  • Employers claiming incapacity in paying wages must place balance sheets in court: Centre to SC Jun 04, 2020 02:00 PM IST

    Employers claiming incapacity in paying wages must place balance sheets in court: Centre to SC

    In an affidavit filed in the apex court, the government has said the March 29 directive was a "temporary measure to mitigate the financial hardship" of employees and workers, specially contractual and casual, during the lockdown period and the directions have been revoked by the authority with effect from May 18.

  • Pictures of whiskey bottles in MHA’s FB post on Cyclone Amphan relief work cracks up Twitter May 29, 2020 06:44 PM IST

    Pictures of whiskey bottles in MHA’s FB post on Cyclone Amphan relief work cracks up Twitter

    The post captioned “NDRF continued restoration at Deulpur, Panchla Block, Howrah” had tagged NDRF, PIB India, and DD Bangla News was taken down immediate;y after social media users started pointing out the mistake.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Lockdown 5.0 on the cards? Amit Shah speaks to chief ministers May 28, 2020 10:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Lockdown 5.0 on the cards? Amit Shah speaks to chief ministers

    PM Modi had first given the clarion call for a nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus on March 25. The lockdown has been extended thrice since then.

  • Ensure refunds of foreign returnees from hotels: MHA to states May 27, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Ensure refunds of foreign returnees from hotels: MHA to states

    In a letter to all state governments and union territory administrations, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said the fresh guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare have revised the quarantine arrangements for those Indians who have returned from abroad under the Vande Bharat Mission.

  • Ensure refunds of foreign returnees from hotels: MHA to states May 26, 2020 10:10 PM IST

    Ensure refunds of foreign returnees from hotels: MHA to states

    As per these guidelines, protocol for institutional quarantine has been revised to seven days followed by seven days home quarantine after medical assessment.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | MHA allows select category of stranded OCI cardholders to return to India May 22, 2020 03:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | MHA allows select category of stranded OCI cardholders to return to India

    The government had on May 7 suspended visas for all foreigners and also banned OCI cardholders from entering the country.

  • Birth dose vaccinations at health facilities to continue in all zones: Govt May 21, 2020 07:36 PM IST

    Birth dose vaccinations at health facilities to continue in all zones: Govt

    According to the "Guidance note for immunisation services during and post COVID outbreak" released by the Union Health Ministry, an area exiting a containment or a buffer zone category can start facility-based and outreach immunisation activities only after a minimum gap of 14 days.

  • No consent required from destination states to run Shramik Special trains: Railways May 19, 2020 08:04 PM IST

    No consent required from destination states to run Shramik Special trains: Railways

    The statement from a spokesperson of the railways came hours after the Central government issued a standard operating procedure which said that for running the Shramik Special trains, permission will be given by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

  • Coronavirus lockdown: PIL in Delhi HC for bringing back 56 pregnant nurses stranded in Saudi Arabia May 16, 2020 03:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: PIL in Delhi HC for bringing back 56 pregnant nurses stranded in Saudi Arabia

    According to the petition, the SOP states that priority has to be given to people with medical emergencies, including pregnant women.

  • Coronavirus lockdown | Ensure no movement of migrant workers on roads, railway tracks: MHA to states May 15, 2020 10:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown | Ensure no movement of migrant workers on roads, railway tracks: MHA to states

    The Ministry of Home Affairs reiterated that it is now the responsibility of states and UTs to facilitate the movement of stranded migrant workers who wish to return to their home states.

  • SC says no coercive action against small industries for non-payment of full wages to workers May 15, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    SC says no coercive action against small industries for non-payment of full wages to workers

    A bench of Justices L N Rao, S K Kaul and B R Gavai, hearing multiple petitions on the issue through the video conferencing, observed that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) circular of March 29, directing companies to make payment of full wages to workers, was an omnibus order and there was a larger question involved which needs to be answered.

  • Allowing pvt offices to run with no public transport discriminates against people without vehicles: Delhi HC May 14, 2020 06:52 PM IST

    Allowing pvt offices to run with no public transport discriminates against people without vehicles: Delhi HC

    The bench said that as a result of the notification, even in the high court burden of work has fallen on those having private transport and the others not sharing the workload.

  • SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to consider pleas seeking 4G in J&K May 11, 2020 12:47 PM IST

    SC orders setting up of panel headed by MHA secretary to consider pleas seeking 4G in J&K

    The Supreme Court Monday ordered setting up of a high-powered committee headed by MHA Secretary to consider pleas seeking restoration of 4G internet services in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Beauticians, barbers be allowed to deliver 'home services', says Urban Company May 07, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Beauticians, barbers be allowed to deliver 'home services', says Urban Company

    In a letter to the Home Secretary, Urban Company Co-founder and CEO Abhiraj Singh Bhal lauded the Ministry of Home Affairs on allowing resumption of beauty and barber services in green and orange zones.

  • Working with sellers to help them make products available: Flipkart May 02, 2020 08:55 PM IST

    Working with sellers to help them make products available: Flipkart

    While the lockdown has been extended till May 17, some relaxations were announced on Friday for various business activities and people's movement within areas with limited or no COVID-19 cases.

  • 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 3.0: Liquor shops may open in orange, green zones May 01, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown 3.0: Liquor shops may open in orange, green zones

    While standalone shops will be allowed to sell liquor in orange and green zones, persons visiting the shops will have to maintain a distance of at least six feet from each other.

  • Coronavirus lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrant workers, students by special trains May 01, 2020 04:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus lockdown: MHA allows movement of stranded migrant workers, students by special trains

    The Railways will endeavour to ensure social distancing norms and hygiene with the cooperation of passengers. On longer routes, the Railways will provide a meal enroute during the journey.

  • Delhi govt to implement MHA order on opening of shops Apr 25, 2020 08:15 PM IST

    Delhi govt to implement MHA order on opening of shops

    A Delhi government official said that non-essential shops will be allowed to open, but not in coronavirus containment zones.

  • Power ministry asks states to allow construction activities at thermal, hydro plants outside municipal limits Apr 22, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Power ministry asks states to allow construction activities at thermal, hydro plants outside municipal limits

    The ministry also asked the stated to allow the intrastate and interstate movement of construction materials, equipment, spares and consumables, etc, for these under construction power projects.

  • Lockdown Relaxation | Devil lies in the implementation Apr 15, 2020 12:40 PM IST

    Lockdown Relaxation | Devil lies in the implementation

    On paper, these guidelines can help growth recover but their on-ground implementation is crucial for success

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Ministry of Home Affairs asks states to check rumours about shortage of food, essential commodities Mar 25, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Ministry of Home Affairs asks states to check rumours about shortage of food, essential commodities

    In a communication to chief secretaries and DGPs of all states, the ministry asked them to take action to allay apprehensions and maintain peace and tranquillity, and inform people about the availability of food, medicine and other essential commodities.

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