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The programme was organised as part of the ‘Iconic Week’ being celebrated by the Ministry of I&B along with various media units to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Anurag Thakur launches e-Photo exhibition to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2021 09:25 PM IST
  • Speaking at the event, Thakur said that the Centre will soon run a ‘Know Your Constitution’ programme to motivate the youth of the country to partner in the efforts to propagate the founding principles of India’s constitution.
A recent survey finding has revealed that 28 per cent Indians have plans to travel during August to September amid the fear of Covid-19 third wave.
A recent survey finding has revealed that 28 per cent Indians have plans to travel during August to September amid the fear of Covid-19 third wave.

Covid-19 snatched 14.5 million tourism jobs in Q1 of 2020-21 fiscal, shows data

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2021 11:23 PM IST
  • Union tourism minister G Kishan Reddy told the Parliament that the coronavirus pandemic affected 34.8 million people directly employed with the country’s tourism sector.
Shimla, India July 12: Tourists in raincoats and others walking with umbrellas during the rain at Ridge, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India on Monday, July 12, 2021.(Photo by Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)
Shimla, India July 12: Tourists in raincoats and others walking with umbrellas during the rain at Ridge, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India on Monday, July 12, 2021.(Photo by Deepak Sansta / Hindustan Times)

Tourism Minister appeals crowds to maintain Covid-19 protocol at tourist spots

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2021 07:16 PM IST
As the top doctors of Indian Medical Association raise concerns about mass gatherings being super spreaders for a third wave of Covid-19, Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy appeals to burgeoning crowds at popular hill destinations and other tourist spots to follow protocols
Union minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy said 47 cases of sedition were registered in 2014; 30 in 2015; 35 in 2016; 51 in 2017; 70 in 2018 and 93 in 2019.(ANI)
Union minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy said 47 cases of sedition were registered in 2014; 30 in 2015; 35 in 2016; 51 in 2017; 70 in 2018 and 93 in 2019.(ANI)

Congress, government engage in war of words in Lok Sabha over sedition cases

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 03:39 PM IST
Congress member from Telangana Anumula Revanth Reddy sought the number of cases registered under the offence of sedition across the country during the last 10 years, the conviction rate and the steps taken for their speedy trial.
A person using an electric scooter inquires from police personnel manning barricades on Rajpath near India Gate in New Delhi on Saturday, December 12, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A person using an electric scooter inquires from police personnel manning barricades on Rajpath near India Gate in New Delhi on Saturday, December 12, 2020.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Bill to define role, powers of Delhi LG introduced in Lok Sabha

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 15, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy introduced the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy along with others participates in an election campaign, in Chennai. (ANI Photo)
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy along with others participates in an election campaign, in Chennai. (ANI Photo)

Internet shutdown in force during tension and riots for maintaining peace: Govt

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 02:03 PM IST
The minister added that the centralised data of internet shutdown is not maintained by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
File photo of security personnel on guard on a street during restrictions imposed in the wake of the first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation in Srinagar, August. 5, 2020.(PTI file photo)
File photo of security personnel on guard on a street during restrictions imposed in the wake of the first anniversary of Article 370 abrogation in Srinagar, August. 5, 2020.(PTI file photo)

173 people, detained when Article 370 was abrogated in J-K, still under custody

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the government of Jammu and Kashmir has reported that no person is under home arrest under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.
Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state, houses the maximum number of prisoners at 1,01,297.(Photo: Shutterstock)
Uttar Pradesh, the country's most populous state, houses the maximum number of prisoners at 1,01,297.(Photo: Shutterstock)

India has over 5,600 techies in prisons, 27.37 % inmates 'illiterate': Govt data

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 04:52 PM IST
The prison statistics presented by Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy recently in Parliament were based on a compilation of data by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) updated till December 31, 2019.
The maximum number of prisoners from the OBC, SC, and 'Others' categories were in Uttar Pradesh jails, while ST community's in Madhya Pradesh jails, according to the data.(HT File Photo)
The maximum number of prisoners from the OBC, SC, and 'Others' categories were in Uttar Pradesh jails, while ST community's in Madhya Pradesh jails, according to the data.(HT File Photo)

65.90% of total prison inmates from SC, ST, OBC categories

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 04:22 PM IST
  • Rajya Sabha member Syed Nasir Hussain had sought to know if the majority of prisoners in the country's jails are Dalits and Muslims, a category-wise break-up on their numbers and what efforts the government was making to rehabilitate and educate them.
MoS Home G Kishan Reddy.(HT file)
MoS Home G Kishan Reddy.(HT file)

MoS Home Affairs says could not meet development targets in J&K due to Covid

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 04:25 PM IST
Asserting that "revolutionary and historical decisions" have been taken for the development of the Union territory, the minister said in Rajya Sabha that Kashmir will be connected by train by December 2022 and an elevated light rail system is also being planned in the region.
Union minister of state of home affairs G Kishan Reddy said issues related to religious conversions are primarily the concern of state governments.(AFP)
Union minister of state of home affairs G Kishan Reddy said issues related to religious conversions are primarily the concern of state governments.(AFP)

No plans to bring national anti-conversion law: Govt

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:53 AM IST
The government’s response comes at a time anti-conversion laws in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, which outlaw religious conversions by marriage, have stoked controversy.
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans during a drill at the Nelong Border Outpost in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.(PTI file photo)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawans during a drill at the Nelong Border Outpost in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.(PTI file photo)

ITBP broke myth that some countries have strong armies: MoS G Kishan Reddy

Greater Noida | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Niyati Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 02:11 PM IST
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), in developments that took place in the last few months, has broken the myth of some countries that they have a powerful army, Union minister G Kishan Reddy said on Saturday, in an indirect reference to the ongoing standoff between India and China in Ladakh.
MoS Home G Kishan Reddy.(HT file)
MoS Home G Kishan Reddy.(HT file)

Children are country’s future, it’s our responsibility to ensure their nourishment: G Kishan Reddy

Hyderabad | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:29 AM IST
Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy also distributed ‘Happiness’ Poshan (nutrition) Kits to the children of Government Primary School, Sitaphalmandi, Hyderabad.
TMC MP Derek O'Brien gestures as other opposition lawmakers protest against the recent farm and labour bills, during the ongoing Monsoon Session, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Sept. 23, 2020.(PTI)
TMC MP Derek O'Brien gestures as other opposition lawmakers protest against the recent farm and labour bills, during the ongoing Monsoon Session, at Parliament House in New Delhi, Sept. 23, 2020.(PTI)

Claim pro-farmer reforms, but no data on their suicides: TMC attacks Centre

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:08 PM IST
In a counter offensive, a delegation of the West Bengal unit of the BJP met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar to apprise him of the TMC’s alleged double standards on the issues related to the contentious farm bills that were passed in the Rajya Sabha.
The ministry also said that as many 2,361 persons of Tablighi Jamaat were evacuated by the Delhi Police on March 29 and 233 persons were arrested. (HT Photo)
The ministry also said that as many 2,361 persons of Tablighi Jamaat were evacuated by the Delhi Police on March 29 and 233 persons were arrested. (HT Photo)

‘Tablighi event led to Covid spread among many’: Govt to Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 06:27 PM IST
To a question on whether the gathering was a “major reason” for the spread of coronavirus in Delhi and other states, minister of state for home, G Kishan Reddy informed the Rajya Sabha through a written reply that the spread was also because of the gathering.
NParliament Affairs minister Prahlad Joshi moved the Bill to amend the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, while Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy moved the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
NParliament Affairs minister Prahlad Joshi moved the Bill to amend the Salary, Allowances and Pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954, while Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy moved the Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill, 2020.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Bills to reduce salaries of MPs, ministers gets Rajya Sabha nod

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:45 PM IST
Both the bills aim to reduce the salaries and emoluments of ministers and MPs in view of the resource crunch because of Covid-19, and were passed with a voice vote
Officials claim that G Kishan Reddy’s website had no government-related data.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Officials claim that G Kishan Reddy’s website had no government-related data.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Pakistan hackers target personal website of MoS G Kishan Reddy, now temporarily unavailable

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 05:23 PM IST
After the incident of hacking, the website is ‘temporarily unavailable’ and has not been made available for the public yet as the root cause of the issue is still being established.
An official said around 50,000 tests were expected to be conducted on Thursday.(AFP)
An official said around 50,000 tests were expected to be conducted on Thursday.(AFP)

Delhi commences Covid-19 rapid antigen tests

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2020 06:55 PM IST
A total of 341 teams are involved in the rapid-antigen testing which makes results available within 30 minutes, an official said.
Reddy said that following a directive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and under the leadership of Home Minister Amit Shah, the Centre and the Delhi government took certain decisions for the benefit of the people of the capital.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Reddy said that following a directive of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and under the leadership of Home Minister Amit Shah, the Centre and the Delhi government took certain decisions for the benefit of the people of the capital.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Centre targets 6 lakh rapid Covid-19 tests in Delhi; to add 500 ventilators, 650 ambulances

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The Union Minister of State for Home said that as of now 50,000 rapid testing kits procured from South Korea have been sent to these 169 testing centres.
Union Minister of Sate for Home G Kishan Reddy in a series of tweets, said that he has instructed NDRF teams to provide necessary relief measures at the mishap site.(PTI file photo)
Union Minister of Sate for Home G Kishan Reddy in a series of tweets, said that he has instructed NDRF teams to provide necessary relief measures at the mishap site.(PTI file photo)

G Kishan Reddy condoles deaths in Andhra Pradesh gas leak mishap, deploys NDRF teams

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Styrene gas leakage was reported at LG Polymers industry in RR Venkatapuram village.
Protesters hurl stones at police personnel during violent clashes between anti and pro-CAA demonstrations, at Jaffrabad, near Maujpur, in New Delhi on February 24, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Protesters hurl stones at police personnel during violent clashes between anti and pro-CAA demonstrations, at Jaffrabad, near Maujpur, in New Delhi on February 24, 2020.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

‘Rahul Gandhi, Cong should name those behind Delhi violence’: Union minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 07:44 AM IST
The minister contented that it was a “conspiracy” to defame India at a time when United States President Donald Trump is on a visit to the country.
Union Minister of State Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy at Parliament House in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Union Minister of State Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy at Parliament House in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

‘Half of Bangladesh will come to India if citizenship offered,’ says union minister G Kishan Reddy

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 05:24 PM IST
Speaking at Santh Ravidas jayanthi celebrations here, Reddy dared Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao to prove in what way the Citizenship Amendment Act was against the 130 crore population of India.
‘Love jihad’ is a term popularised by radical Hindu groups to describe what they believe is an organised conspiracy of Muslim men to force or trick Hindu women into conversion and marriage. (HT Photo)
‘Love jihad’ is a term popularised by radical Hindu groups to describe what they believe is an organised conspiracy of Muslim men to force or trick Hindu women into conversion and marriage. (HT Photo)

‘No case of love jihad in Kerala’: Centre tells Parliament

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2020 01:29 PM IST
“The term ‘Love Jihad’ is not defined under the extant laws. No such case of ‘Love Jihad’ has been reported by any of the central agencies,” junior home minister G Kishan Reddy said in the reply.
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy addresses a rally in support of CAA in Hyderabad on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy addresses a rally in support of CAA in Hyderabad on Monday.(PTI Photo)

‘Italy will not accept Hindus and Sikhs’: Minister attacks opponents of CAA

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 05:59 PM IST
Union minister G Kishan Reddy said that India has given more rights to its minorities.
Incidents of terrorist violence in Kashmir have declined since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5 divested the region of its special status(AP Photo)
Incidents of terrorist violence in Kashmir have declined since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5 divested the region of its special status(AP Photo)

Violence down, infiltration attempts up in Valley after 370 move, says govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Reddy said security agencies continue to receive inputs about the intention of terror outfits that are supported and sponsored from across the border to engage in terror attacks and breach of security in Jammu and Kashmir.
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy addresses the gathering during the 58th Raising Day of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), in Greater Noida.(Photo: Sunil Ghosh/ Hindustan Times)
Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy addresses the gathering during the 58th Raising Day of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), in Greater Noida.(Photo: Sunil Ghosh/ Hindustan Times)

Farmer suicides not published as states reported ‘Nil’ data: Govt tells Rajya Sabha

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 27, 2019 07:27 PM IST
Reddy said as informed by the NCRB, many states and Union territories reported “Nil” data on suicides by farmers or cultivators and agricultural labourers after several validations, even while reporting suicides in other professions.
The NCRB would do well in present times to start compiling data on mob lynching and cow vigilantism cases(REUTERS)
The NCRB would do well in present times to start compiling data on mob lynching and cow vigilantism cases(REUTERS)

Why India needs timely crime data

By Yashovardhan Azad
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2019 08:49 PM IST
The NCRB has not published its annual report on crime for 2017 and 2018. This is unacceptable
Bicycle rally will begin from Porbandar and end up at Rajghat, Delhi.(Getty images)
Bicycle rally will begin from Porbandar and end up at Rajghat, Delhi.(Getty images)

A ‘cycle yatra’ from Porbander to Delhi on Mahatama Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2019 09:15 PM IST
The bicycle rally will begin from Porbandar, pass through Rajkot, Morbi, Kutch and Banaskantha districts, and ultimately culminate at his final resting place Rajghat in Delhi on October 2.
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