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  • Home Ministry issues Y category security for Adar Poonawalla Apr 28, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    Home Ministry issues Y category security for Adar Poonawalla

    Poonawalla, 40, is one of the key players in the country's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Home Secretary asks Union territories to plan augmentation of hospital infrastructure in advance for next 3 weeks Apr 20, 2021 05:41 PM IST

    Home Secretary asks Union territories to plan augmentation of hospital infrastructure in advance for next 3 weeks

    The Union Home Secretary urged constant vigilance regarding the evolving situation of COVID-19 in union territories. Strict enforcement of COVID-19-appropriate behaviour was stressed along with stricter enforcement of movement restrictions and prohibition of large gatherings, regulated timings for markets etc.

  • COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown across the state till April 30 Mar 31, 2021 03:38 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 lockdown across the state till April 30

    The government order mentioned that all the international air travel of passengers, excluding those permitted by the Ministry of Home Affairs, will remain prohibited.

  • MHA says existing COVID-19 guidelines to continue till March 31 Feb 26, 2021 04:36 PM IST

    MHA says existing COVID-19 guidelines to continue till March 31

    In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said while there has been a substantial decline in the active and new COVID-19 cases, there is need to maintain surveillance, containment and caution so as to fully overcome the pandemic.

  • Unlock guidelines | Over 9 months since the lockdown, what's allowed and what's not; check here Jan 27, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    Unlock guidelines | Over 9 months since the lockdown, what's allowed and what's not; check here

    As part of the unlock strategy, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on January 27 announced a fresh set of guidelines that will allow all activities outside the containment zones.

  • Check vaccine rumours; take penal action against those indulging in such acts: MHA tells states Jan 25, 2021 05:39 PM IST

    Check vaccine rumours; take penal action against those indulging in such acts: MHA tells states

    In a communication to chief secretaries of all states and UTs, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also strongly emphasised that the National Regulatory Authority in the country has found that the two vaccines -- Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and Covaxin, developed and manufactured by the Bharat Biotech Limited -- were safe and immunogenic.

  • J&K witnessed 63.93% decrease in terrorist incidents in 2020: MHA Jan 11, 2021 02:33 PM IST

    J&K witnessed 63.93% decrease in terrorist incidents in 2020: MHA

    The Ministry informed that there was also a decrease in fatalities of Special Forces Personnel by 29.11 percent and a decrease in casualties of civilians by 14.28 percent in 2020 (up to November 15, 2020) as compared to the corresponding period in 2019.

  • 6 states to get Rs 4,382 crore as additional assistance for damage caused by natural calamities Nov 13, 2020 12:49 PM IST

    6 states to get Rs 4,382 crore as additional assistance for damage caused by natural calamities

    For floods and landslides during the South-West monsoon, Rs 577.84 crore has been approved for Karnataka, Rs 611.61 crore for Madhya Pradesh, and Rs 87.84 crore for Sikkim.

  • MHA Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla gets extension till August 2021 Oct 17, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    MHA Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla gets extension till August 2021

    MHA Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla's term was supposed to end on November 30, 2020

  • No national competitions unless all states allow reopening of pools: Swimming Federation of India Oct 13, 2020 03:44 PM IST

    No national competitions unless all states allow reopening of pools: Swimming Federation of India

    Last month, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had announced the reopening of pools used for training of sports persons across the country from October 15.

  • Govt to roll out renewed campaign for COVID-19 with further opening up of activities Oct 05, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Govt to roll out renewed campaign for COVID-19 with further opening up of activities

    Officals said the meeting will discuss these issues and chart out a public health response that can be implemented across the country in the wake of the COVID-19 spread.

  • Unlock 5.0: Government relaxes norms for social gatherings - here's all you need to know Oct 01, 2020 09:38 AM IST

    Unlock 5.0: Government relaxes norms for social gatherings - here's all you need to know

    Under the latest Unlock 5.0 guidelines, wearing of face masks, maintaining social distancing will be mandatory for all attendees.

  • MHA says Amnesty did not have FCRA approval, illegally rerouted money to circumvent domestic laws Sep 29, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    MHA says Amnesty did not have FCRA approval, illegally rerouted money to circumvent domestic laws

    The government's clarification comes in the wake of Amnesty International India's announcement earlier today that it had to shut down its operations in the country as its accounts had been frozen by the government.

  • Government prepares plan to completely withdraw border guarding forces from internal security duty Sep 24, 2020 04:56 PM IST

    Government prepares plan to completely withdraw border guarding forces from internal security duty

    The official said the border guarding forces have already been directed to strengthen security at their respective fronts including by operationalising more posts and reducing inter-border out post distance.

  • Unlock 4.0 in Ladakh: What is allowed, what is not Sep 01, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    Unlock 4.0 in Ladakh: What is allowed, what is not

    As on August 29, the total number of cases in Ladakh is 2,609 of which active cases are 826 while 1745 have recovered and 32 deaths.

  • SC asks Vijay Mallya to appear before it on October 5 in contempt case, dismisses his review plea Aug 31, 2020 08:00 PM IST

    SC asks Vijay Mallya to appear before it on October 5 in contempt case, dismisses his review plea

    Mallya, an accused in bank loan default case of over Rs 9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, is in the United Kingdom

  • Unlock 4.0: Students between classes 9 and 12 allowed to visit schools under these conditions Aug 29, 2020 08:52 PM IST

    Unlock 4.0: Students between classes 9 and 12 allowed to visit schools under these conditions

    Unlock 4.0 guidelines: MHA on August 29 said students of classes 9 to 12 may be permitted to visit their schools, inareas outside the Containment Zones only, on voluntary basis, for takingguidance from their teachers. This will be subject to written consent oftheir parents/ guardians.

  • Unlock 3.0 rules for Madhya Pradesh: What is allowed, what is not Aug 19, 2020 05:14 PM IST

    Unlock 3.0 rules for Madhya Pradesh: What is allowed, what is not

    After Centre issued guidelines, the Madhya Pradesh government issued its own state-specific guidelines.

  • Unlock 3.0 rules for Ladakh: What is allowed, what is not Aug 19, 2020 05:13 PM IST

    Unlock 3.0 rules for Ladakh: What is allowed, what is not

    Let us take a look at what will be allowed and not allowed in Ladakh starting from August 1.

  • 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.

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