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HP police keen to tap Aadhaar database to identify dead bodies

Access will allow biometrics of the bodies to be scanned and processed at the Aadhaar portal to trace pre-existing biometric details.
According to the State Crime Records Bureau’s criminal investigation department, in the last five and a half years till July 15, 2020, 590 unidentified bodies were found in HP, roughly averaging 107 bodies a year.(Shutterstock/For representation only)
According to the State Crime Records Bureau’s criminal investigation department, in the last five and a half years till July 15, 2020, 590 unidentified bodies were found in HP, roughly averaging 107 bodies a year.(Shutterstock/For representation only)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 05:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Mandi reports maximum 162 rapes in Himachal over past three years

According to a reply filed by the home department during the monsoon session of the assembly, 249 rapes were registered in the state in 2017, 344 in 2018, 358 in 2019 and 183 cases till July 31, 2020
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 05:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | ByNaresh K Thakur, Dharamshala

Investigate suicide cases on priority: Himachal DGP amid increase in cases during Covid lockdown

Sanjay Kundu issues revised guidelines for investigation and asks police personnel to look into suicide cases closely and not treat them as routine
The number of suicides in Himachal Pradesh in the first three months of the lockdown, imposed on March 24, was twice those recorded in the previous three months.(HT Photo)
The number of suicides in Himachal Pradesh in the first three months of the lockdown, imposed on March 24, was twice those recorded in the previous three months.(HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 11, 2020 05:54 PM IST
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Hindustan Times/Shimla | ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Books, toys, cartoons on the walls, welcome to a child-friendly police station

Spaces will be created for an activity room for children at Ludhiana’s Shimlapuri police station. It will be painted in pleasing colours with cartoon characters. Toys and books will also be available
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Updated on Jul 26, 2020 10:38 PM IST
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STF to probe for fake appointments of teachers in Uttar Pradesh

Further, more than 100 such cases have also come up in which the salary of two teachers was going to the same bank account.
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 01:47 PM IST
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Lucknow | ByAsian News International Posted by| Nandini

Power restored, Kolkata limps back to normalcy

The state home department said 240 out of the affected 273 substations in Hooghly, North 24 Parganas, Nadia, East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas districts have been restored.
The announcement came hours after many citizens blocked roads, including in Kolkata.(HT photo/ Samir Jana)
The announcement came hours after many citizens blocked roads, including in Kolkata.(HT photo/ Samir Jana)
Updated on May 25, 2020 10:32 AM IST
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Kolkata, West Bengal | ByTanmay Chatterjee

Govt mulling merging fraud-hit bank with co-op bank: Randhawa

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Published on Feb 20, 2020 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

Extortion from pesticide dealers: 3 years and counting, no challan in sight as home dept seeks more info

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Updated on Feb 20, 2020 11:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bathinda | BySachin Kumar, Bathinda

VP Menon: An unsung hero of modern India | Opinion

He left a rich legacy — expanding suffrage, pushing federalism, and, of course, integrating princely states
An invaluable asset to the Sardar, it is VP Menon’s signature on every Instrument of Accession(HT Archives)
An invaluable asset to the Sardar, it is VP Menon’s signature on every Instrument of Accession(HT Archives)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 08:11 PM IST
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ByNarayani Basu

CID not mandated to fish in poll waters, informally gives forecast

HARYANA HOME MINISTER V/S CID: Political intelligence collected should have a law and order implication, as per CID manual
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Published on Jan 18, 2020 02:30 PM IST
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ByHitender Rao, Chandigarh

Ministers unhappy with ‘interference’ of NCP’s Ajit Pawar

Pawar held meetings of social justice, school education, housing and home departments, among others, this week. Incidentally, chief minister Thackeray, too, held review meetings of these departments separately.
Ajit Pawar held meetings of social justice, school education, housing and home departments, among others, this week.(HT Photo)
Ajit Pawar held meetings of social justice, school education, housing and home departments, among others, this week.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2020 02:42 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra P Gagan

Ignoring Vij’s objections to IPS officers’ transfer, dept went ahead, bypassing him

Vij says that it was his prerogative to decide transfers and he will speak to the CM on the issue
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Published on Dec 29, 2019 11:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHitender Rao

Vijay Kumar to replace Pani as new Kashmir IGP

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Published on Dec 28, 2019 10:34 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Srinagar | ByHT Correspondent, Srinagar

UP to have 18 cyber police stations, forensic labs

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered setting up of cyber police stations and forensic labs in all the 18 police ranges of the state.
He also directed that process of setting up a forensic university in Lucknow be expedited.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
He also directed that process of setting up a forensic university in Lucknow be expedited.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 01, 2019 11:43 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

HP police finally gets its own vehicle-mounted jammer

The state had been depending on the neighbouring states of Haryana and Punjab for jammer-fitted vehicles during VVIPs visits so far
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Published on Oct 05, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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ByGaurav Bisht, Shimla

Drive to recruit bus marshals runs into multiple roadblocks

When the government looked to the home department to provide Home Guards for the job, the response was that it too was facing a shortage — with up to 57% vacancies.
Providing marshals in buses for safety of public, especially women, was one of the Aam Aadmi Party’s main poll promises during the 2015 assembly elections.(HT image)
Providing marshals in buses for safety of public, especially women, was one of the Aam Aadmi Party’s main poll promises during the 2015 assembly elections.(HT image)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 04:26 AM IST
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New Delhi | BySweta Goswami

For illegal immigrants: Plot in Nerul identified for detention centre

While there were claims that the proposal for the detention centre was linked to the national register of citizens (NRC), Brijesh Singh, senior IPS officer and state government’s spokesperson, refuted the same.
The state government has identified land in Navi Mumbai to build a detention centre to house illegal immigrants till they are deported. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
The state government has identified land in Navi Mumbai to build a detention centre to house illegal immigrants till they are deported. (Representative Image)(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 02:15 AM IST
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Mumbai | BySwapnil Rawal, Mumbai

Yet to take final call: Kejriwal on JNU sedition case

On Thursday, HT had reported that the Delhi government is likely to turn down the demand for prosecution sanction on the matter in the next hearing of the case, scheduled on September 18.
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government is yet to arrive at a “final decision” over the sanction of prosecution in connection with the JNU sedition case.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government is yet to arrive at a “final decision” over the sanction of prosecution in connection with the JNU sedition case.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 11:29 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent, New Delhi

Rs 891-crore smart plan to unclog Mumbai’s roads gets state nod

The state-of-the-art system will decide signal timings based on density of traffic, identify vehicles violating traffic rules and also create green corridors during emergencies.
The system, expected to be operational within a year, will comprise its own set-up of around 1,000 CCTV cameras, radars and a command and control room for monitoring and sending out alerts to motorists about traffic snarls.(HT image)
The system, expected to be operational within a year, will comprise its own set-up of around 1,000 CCTV cameras, radars and a command and control room for monitoring and sending out alerts to motorists about traffic snarls.(HT image)
Updated on Aug 21, 2019 05:23 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySurendra P Gangan

‘Waste of money, manpower’: Rajasthan home dept wants MLAs questions on crime against women cancelled

Seema Kumar, the deputy secretary in the home department, has written to the state assembly’s secretary and given the reason behind the request.
Rajasthan’s home department has said questions of three BJP legislators and one Congress leader regarding crime against women and children in the state must be dismissed.(AP (Representative Image))
Rajasthan’s home department has said questions of three BJP legislators and one Congress leader regarding crime against women and children in the state must be dismissed.(AP (Representative Image))
Published on Aug 19, 2019 03:21 PM IST
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Jaipur | ByUrvashi Dev Rawal

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 | BySadiq Naqvi

Mobile phones, narcotics seized during raids in 58 Bihar jails

The raids were conducted to put a leash on illegal activities of gangsters who run their extortion and contract killing rackets conveniently from prisons.
A large quantity of narcotics and other contraband were seized by the Bihar administration, following raids in 58 prisons across the state.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
A large quantity of narcotics and other contraband were seized by the Bihar administration, following raids in 58 prisons across the state.(AFP File Photo/Representative Image)
Updated on May 31, 2019 03:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | ByAvinash Kumar

Ashok Gehlot must quit over Alwar gang rape, says Javadekar

Javadekar said it is not possible that this incident has not been brought to the knowledge of the home department by the Alwar superintendent of police.
Union human resource minister Prakash Javadekar demanded resignation of chief minister Ashok Gehlot over the Alwar gang rape.(HT File Photo)
Union human resource minister Prakash Javadekar demanded resignation of chief minister Ashok Gehlot over the Alwar gang rape.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2019 06:02 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | ByHT Correspondent

Extortion racket: Patiala jail supdt, 3 other officials dismissed from service

Punjab jails minister also ordered registration of an FIR against the officials and the gangsters at the Organised Crime Control Unit, Mohali, which will investigate the matter further.
In a first case of its kind, Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa dismissed from service Patiala jail superintendent Rajan Kapur, two assistant superintendents and a head warder, for running an extortion racket in the prison with the help of gangsters.(AFP)
In a first case of its kind, Punjab jails minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa dismissed from service Patiala jail superintendent Rajan Kapur, two assistant superintendents and a head warder, for running an extortion racket in the prison with the help of gangsters.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 26, 2019 08:01 AM IST
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Patiala | ByVishal Rambani

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi at risk from Maoists, says home department

Officials in the home department said that the letter was written by people who claimed to be Maoists from Giridih district. Because of the special vigil during elections, police was directed to assess the security threat posed by the letter.
The directive from undersecretary Ravi Shankar Varma said that a letter in the name of Maoists, which threatened the VIPs, including the PM, was received by the office of the state’s chief secretary.(PTI)
The directive from undersecretary Ravi Shankar Varma said that a letter in the name of Maoists, which threatened the VIPs, including the PM, was received by the office of the state’s chief secretary.(PTI)
Published on Apr 20, 2019 02:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi | ByManish Raj

Uttar Pradesh justifies decision not to prosecute Yogi Adityanath in hate speech

The state justified the move before the Supreme Court, saying it was based on an opinion given by the law ministry. The video, based on which the complaint was filed was tampered with, read the UP government’s affidavit.
The Uttar Pradesh government has defended the Allahabad High Court’s order upholding the state government’s decision to decline sanction to prosecute chief minister Yogi Adityanath in a 12-year-old hate speech case.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
The Uttar Pradesh government has defended the Allahabad High Court’s order upholding the state government’s decision to decline sanction to prosecute chief minister Yogi Adityanath in a 12-year-old hate speech case.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 25, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Corres

Fake encounter murder case: ‘Perverse’ govt order to let out guilty cops struck down by HC

The bench criticised the CBI special judge, then Mumbai police commissioner
Family of Mumbai policeman, Pradeep Suryavanshi who was convicted recently in the Lakhan Bhaiya fake encounter case(Ht Photo)
Family of Mumbai policeman, Pradeep Suryavanshi who was convicted recently in the Lakhan Bhaiya fake encounter case(Ht Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2019 12:34 AM IST
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ByKanchan V Chaudhari, Mumbai

Sanjay Barve is named Mumbai’s new police chief

The appointment comes after the Centre rejected the state’s request to extend the tenure of the incumbent DGP, Dattatray Padsalgikar.
Newly appointed Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Barve (R).(PTI Photo)
Newly appointed Mumbai police commissioner Sanjay Barve (R).(PTI Photo)
Updated on Mar 01, 2019 09:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByHT Correspondents, Mumbai

Ousted AIADMK leader V K Sasikala given preferential treatment in prison: Inquiry report

The 295-page report by retired IAS officer Vinay Kumar confirmed then DIG (Prisons) D Roopa’s claims in July 2017 that Sasikala was given preferential treatment.
Ousted AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was given special treatment in a prison in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Ousted AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was given special treatment in a prison in Bengaluru.(PTI)
Published on Jan 20, 2019 10:10 PM IST
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Bengaluru | ByPress Trust of India

Maharashtra government to widen CCTV network, add 5,000 more cameras to keep an eye on Mumbai

The home department has submitted a proposal to widen the scope of CCTV surveillance in Mumbai by adding 5,000 cameras to the existing network.
CCTV camera. (HT illustration)
CCTV camera. (HT illustration)
Published on Oct 24, 2018 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | BySurendra P Gangan, Mumbai
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