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Amid spiraling Covid toll, health ministry team to visit Jammu

Jammu’s recovery rate dropped from 61% to nearly 32% during the last 15 days, the death toll has doubled in the same period
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Updated on Sep 17, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu

Swimmers fret over staying out of pools, say it’s taking a toll mentally

Swimmers in the country have not entered the pools since March 25, when the first coronavirus-forced lockdown was announced. The latest Ministry of Home Affairs’ guidelines on the third phase of easing lockdown restrictions still prohibited the use of swimming pools till August 31.
Maharashtra Kamgar Kalyan Mandal public swimming pool shut due to government order as precautionary measure for Corona Virus at Parel, Mumbai, India.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra Kamgar Kalyan Mandal public swimming pool shut due to government order as precautionary measure for Corona Virus at Parel, Mumbai, India.(Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Aug 02, 2020 02:08 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

CRPF Sub Inspector kills senior, self in Delhi

The incident took place around 10:30pm on Friday, officials said.
Senior officials of the paramilitary force and local police reached the spot soon after the incident(Bloomberg (Representative image))
Senior officials of the paramilitary force and local police reached the spot soon after the incident(Bloomberg (Representative image))
Updated on Jul 25, 2020 11:59 AM IST
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Unlock 2.0: Gurugram RWAs told to maintain status quo, allow helps to enter

The order, by MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, was issued in this regard on late Tuesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The order, by MCG commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh, was issued in this regard on late Tuesday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Amid the scramble to contain coronavirus, a thought spared for mentally-ill wandering on streets

According to a complaint filed in NHRC, a large number of persons suffering from various mental illnesses are loitering on the streets and are dependent for food, shelter and other kinds of help on temples, gurudwaras and other charity organisations.
According to a complaint filed in NHRC, a large number of persons suffering from various mental illnesses are loitering on the streets(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
According to a complaint filed in NHRC, a large number of persons suffering from various mental illnesses are loitering on the streets(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 10, 2020 05:50 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Sri Lanka drops Tamil national anthem from Independence Day celebrations

The then Sri Lankan government in 2015 started including the Tamil national anthem as a means of achieving reconciliation with the Tamil minority community.
For the first time since 2016, there will be no Tamil national anthem at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations in Sri Lanka(AFP)
For the first time since 2016, there will be no Tamil national anthem at the 72nd Independence Day celebrations in Sri Lanka(AFP)
Published on Feb 03, 2020 01:32 PM IST
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Colombo | By Press Trust of India

Supreme Court notice to Centre, states on custodial deaths, rapes

The plea, filed by activist Suhas Chakma highlighted the alleged non-implementation of a law that provides for a judicial enquiry into such cases.
The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre and states on a petition seeking a mandatory judicial probe in cases related to custodial deaths, rapes, or disappearances(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court issued notice to the Centre and states on a petition seeking a mandatory judicial probe in cases related to custodial deaths, rapes, or disappearances(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 24, 2020 11:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan

Delhi govt recommends rejection in mercy plea in 2012 rape case: Report

Vinay Sharma, one of the convicts facing the gallows in the gangrape and murder case of a 23-year-old paramedic student, had filed a mercy petition before President Ram Nath Kovind.
The Delhi government has “strongly recommended” to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the 2012 Nirbhaya murder case convicts.(AP)
The Delhi government has “strongly recommended” to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the 2012 Nirbhaya murder case convicts.(AP)
Updated on Dec 01, 2019 09:10 PM IST
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Over 3K dead in Maoist violence in 9 years: MHA

In its report for 2018-19, the ministry said the Communist Party of Inida (Maoist) continues to be the most potent among various Left Wing Extremist outfits in the country and responsible for more than 88% of the total violent incidents and resultant deaths.
Over 3,700 people were killed in Maoist violence in 10 states, the highest in Chhattisgarh, in the last nine years, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in its annual report. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Over 3,700 people were killed in Maoist violence in 10 states, the highest in Chhattisgarh, in the last nine years, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in its annual report. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Oct 29, 2019 04:06 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and Agencies

Misconception v/s reality: Busting myths about Australian visa application

Planning a trip Down Under? We’ll make it easier for you!
You can apply for your Australian tourist or business visa (subclass 600) anytime, anywhere.(Pexels)
You can apply for your Australian tourist or business visa (subclass 600) anytime, anywhere.(Pexels)
Updated on Jun 30, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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More than 200 Rakhine refugees in Mizoram to be pushed back

The urgency to send them back arose after a directive was issued from the Ministry of Home Affairs to the state government earlier this month, according to Lalbiakzama, the additional secretary in the state’s home department.
In November 2017, as fighting raged between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military, 1500 Rakhine Buddhist refugees crossed over to Mizoram. (Sadiq Naqvi/HT photos)
In November 2017, as fighting raged between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military, 1500 Rakhine Buddhist refugees crossed over to Mizoram. (Sadiq Naqvi/HT photos)
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 02:33 PM IST
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Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

Punjab govt to send delegation to Meghalaya over Sikh settlers issue

The directions come amid media reports that the Punjabis settled in Meghlaya have received “threats” from local terrorist organisations which warned them of dire consequences if they resisted the state government’s attempts to evict them.
The development comes after the Meghalaya government had on Thursday submitted its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs “assuring the safety” of Punjabi settlers in Shillong.(HT Photo)
The development comes after the Meghalaya government had on Thursday submitted its report to the Ministry of Home Affairs “assuring the safety” of Punjabi settlers in Shillong.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 11:01 PM IST
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Centre seeks separate reports from Bengal govt on political violence, doctors’ strike

Sources said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) also issued an advisory to the West Bengal government, expressing “deep concern” over the unabated violence in the state over the years.
The Centre on Saturday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the measures it took to contain political violence in the state.(AP)
The Centre on Saturday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the measures it took to contain political violence in the state.(AP)
Updated on Jun 15, 2019 06:07 PM IST
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Tribunals must give final order in 4 months on NRC final list

At present, there are 100 tribunals, which deal with the cases of people suspected to be illegal immigrants by the border organisation of the Assam Police or marked D (doubtful voter) in electoral rolls.
People wait to check their names on the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Goroimari of Kamrup district in the Indian state of Assam on January 1, 2018. Image used for representational purpose.(AFP/ File photo)
People wait to check their names on the first draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Goroimari of Kamrup district in the Indian state of Assam on January 1, 2018. Image used for representational purpose.(AFP/ File photo)
Updated on Jun 08, 2019 01:50 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

New Delhi Municipal Council orders fire audit of its high-rise buildings

A fire had erupted in the kitchen area of Palika Kendra after which five fire tenders were called to douse it. No one was injured as it happened during the off-duty hours.
After that, he ordered an immediate audit of all buildings under us which will be repeated every six months.(HT Photo)
After that, he ordered an immediate audit of all buildings under us which will be repeated every six months.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2019 06:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Ex-Kolkata top cop reports to MHA after EC relieves him from duty

Kumar, involved in a face-off with the CBI in connection with the agency’s investigation in Saradha and Rose Valley chit fund cases reported to the Ministry of Home Affairs after being relieved from duty.
Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar reported at the Ministry of Home Affairs.(PTI/ File Photo)
Senior IPS officer and former Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar reported at the Ministry of Home Affairs.(PTI/ File Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2019 03:48 PM IST
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Fani toll rises to 64, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik promises permanent houses to families hit

An inter-ministerial team from Centre headed by a joint secretary of Ministry of Home Affairs would start its assessment of damages to the coastal State from May 13.
The government also revised the death toll to 64 with Puri accounting for 39 deaths.(HT Photo)
The government also revised the death toll to 64 with Puri accounting for 39 deaths.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2019 01:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty

Supreme Court asks Assam to explain delay in repatriation of Bangladeshis

According to an affidavit submitted by the state government in the Supreme Court, only 147 Bangladeshis have been repatriated since 2013, when the push back option was stopped.
With the Supreme Court continuing its focus on the issue of illegal foreigners from Bangladesh in Assam and questioning the failure to send them back, state government officials have admitted that repatriation is easier said than done.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
With the Supreme Court continuing its focus on the issue of illegal foreigners from Bangladesh in Assam and questioning the failure to send them back, state government officials have admitted that repatriation is easier said than done.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 27, 2019 11:47 PM IST
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Guwahati | By Sadiq Naqvi

India suspends trade across LoC, says misused for smuggling by Pak groups

The cross-LoC trade was started in 2008. Goods worth Rs 5,000 crore have been bartered since. From both sides of Kashmir, traders were allowed to deal in 16 items, including spices, vegetables, dry and fresh fruits, carpets, rugs, embroidery items, shawls, paper mache goods, clothes and wooden furniture.
The Home Ministry said reopening of Line of Control trade will be revisited after placing a stricter regulatory and enforcement mechanism in place.(HT file photo)
The Home Ministry said reopening of Line of Control trade will be revisited after placing a stricter regulatory and enforcement mechanism in place.(HT file photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 07:25 AM IST
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Government cancels visa of Bangla actor seen in TMC rally

The People’s Representative Act 1951, which governs how elections are conducted in India, does not expressly deal with foreign nationals campaigning for a party but visa rules forbid any foreign entity from participating in political activities in India.
Meanwhile, another Bangladeshi actor, Gazi Abdun Noor, was seen taking part in a road show led by TMC leader Madan Mitra in the Kamarhati area.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Meanwhile, another Bangladeshi actor, Gazi Abdun Noor, was seen taking part in a road show led by TMC leader Madan Mitra in the Kamarhati area.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Apr 17, 2019 01:12 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Separatist leader Shabir Shah fit and fine: Govt

Refuting fake news circulating in a section of media, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Tihar prison Shailendra Parihar said, “Shah is absolutely fit and fine.”
Refuting fake news circulating in a section of media, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Tihar prison Shailendra Parihar said, “Shabir Shah is absolutely fit and fine.”(ANI/FILE PHOTO)
Refuting fake news circulating in a section of media, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Tihar prison Shailendra Parihar said, “Shabir Shah is absolutely fit and fine.”(ANI/FILE PHOTO)
Published on Feb 24, 2019 11:09 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

e-visa validity for tourist and business goes up from 60 days to 1 year

On e-tourist visa, continuous stay during each visit shall not exceed 90 days in case of nationals eligible for grant of e-visa except US, UK, Japan and Canada.
The government has decided to increase the validity of e-tourist and e- business visas from 60 days to one year with multiple entries.(File photo for representation)
The government has decided to increase the validity of e-tourist and e- business visas from 60 days to one year with multiple entries.(File photo for representation)
Published on Feb 15, 2019 02:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vanita Srivastava

Alok Verma reiterates refusal to join work, tells MHA he retired on Jan 10

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed Verma to take charge as director general of the Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Thursday.
Alok Verma esponded to the letter from MHA dated January 30, reiterating his position that he had already retired from the service on July 31, 2017 and was serving the tenure of director CBI.(PTI)
Alok Verma esponded to the letter from MHA dated January 30, reiterating his position that he had already retired from the service on July 31, 2017 and was serving the tenure of director CBI.(PTI)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 10:21 PM IST
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Government owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000 crore, says aviation ministry

In a reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha said there is an outstanding amount of Rs 1,000.62 crore receivable by Air India Limited for Special Extra Section Flight (SESF) flights from the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs
The government owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000.62 crore, Parliament was informed Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
The government owes cash-strapped Air India Rs 1,000.62 crore, Parliament was informed Thursday.(Reuters Photo)
Updated on Dec 13, 2018 04:13 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

CEOs of state banks can now request look-out notices against defaulters

The move comes against the backdrop of defaults by Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi and thereafter, fleeing the country.
To check wilful defaulters and fraudsters from fleeing the country, the government has now authorised CEOs of public sector banks (PSBs) to make request for issuance of look-out circulars (LOCs) against suspects.(HT Photo)
To check wilful defaulters and fraudsters from fleeing the country, the government has now authorised CEOs of public sector banks (PSBs) to make request for issuance of look-out circulars (LOCs) against suspects.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 10:34 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Bill suggests armed force for protection of Ganga, punitive measures for polluters

The draft bill, which has been circulated to different ministries for consultation, envisages constitution of National Ganga Council and a National Ganga Rejuvenation Authority to enforce the law
Dirty sewerage water with all its pollutants flows into the Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Dirty sewerage water with all its pollutants flows into the Ganga.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2018 03:38 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Sanatan Sanstha ban proposal: Maharashtra to send explosives haul case info to Centre

The state government had sent a proposal to ban the Sanatan Sanstha to the Centre in 2015. It decided to send the details so that it can be added to the proposal
Abhay Vartak and Adv.Sanjeev Punalekar of Sanatan Sanstha addressing media on false information given by Police that Narcotics have been seized from Sanatan Ashram in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
Abhay Vartak and Adv.Sanjeev Punalekar of Sanatan Sanstha addressing media on false information given by Police that Narcotics have been seized from Sanatan Ashram in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 29, 2018 06:47 PM IST
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Home ministry cautions states against directly dealing with ‘countries of concern’

On matters such as counter-terror programmes, fake currency, drugs, human trafficking etc., countries like Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh were put in the “country of concern” category from time to time.
The North and South Block in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
The North and South Block in New Delhi.(Ravi Choudhary/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 12, 2018 11:56 AM IST
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New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

Communal violence killed 111 people in 822 incidents in 2017: Ministry of Home Affairs

The responsibility of maintaining law and order, peace and communal harmony, and actions against culprits rest primarily with the state governments and Union Territories, the Minister of State for Home said in a written reply.
Dhangar community today stage unique protest by performing traditional instruments for demanding reservation to Dhangar community.The responsibility of maintaining law and order, peace and communal harmony, and actions against culprits rest primarily with the state governments and Union Territories, the Minister of State for Home said in a written reply.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Dhangar community today stage unique protest by performing traditional instruments for demanding reservation to Dhangar community.The responsibility of maintaining law and order, peace and communal harmony, and actions against culprits rest primarily with the state governments and Union Territories, the Minister of State for Home said in a written reply.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 04:50 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

WFI fears cancellation of Asian Jr Championships without Pakistan participation

India could lose the hosting rights Asian Junior Championships in New Delhi if the Pakistani grapplers are not allowed to compete in the event.
Asian Junior Championships begin in New Delhi from July 27.(Hindustan Times)
Asian Junior Championships begin in New Delhi from July 27.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 04:59 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
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