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Seven migrants from Pakistan were given the certificates for Indian citizenship on Thursday.(File Photo)

6,76,074 Indians gave up Indian citizenship from 2015 to 2019: Home ministry

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:16 PM IST
  • The ministry of home affairs in the Lok Sabha gave this information in a written reply to questions put forth by Congress Lok Sabha MP from Sivaganga, Karti Chidambaram
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Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the enhanced use of the internet, the number of cybercrimes was also increasing.(File Photo. Representative image)
Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said the enhanced use of the internet, the number of cybercrimes was also increasing.(File Photo. Representative image)

93,000 cybercrimes related to sexual exploitation, hate in 3 years: MHA

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 02:00 PM IST
As per data maintained and published by the National Crime Records Bureau, 21,796 cybercrimes were registered in 2017, 27,248 in 2018 and 44,546 in 2019.
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Twitter had 'withheld' nearly 250 accounts on the central government's request for content that the home ministry contended could lead to an escalation of violence(REUTERS)
Twitter had 'withheld' nearly 250 accounts on the central government's request for content that the home ministry contended could lead to an escalation of violence(REUTERS)

Twitter restores 250 accounts blocked in India for a controversial hashtag

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:07 PM IST
  • Twitter decided to restore the 250-odd accounts after a meeting with officials from the ministry of electronics and information technology
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A medic vaccinates a beneficiary with Covaxin vaccine during a countrywide inoculation drive against Covid-19, in Mumbai on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)
A medic vaccinates a beneficiary with Covaxin vaccine during a countrywide inoculation drive against Covid-19, in Mumbai on Wednesday.(PTI Photo)

Home ministry issues new Covid-19 guidelines, allows swimming pools for all

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 10:54 PM IST
Meanwhile, the government has asked civil aviation ministry to further open up international air travel in consultation with the home ministry.
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People familiar with the matter added Union minister Satya Pal Singh asked what the ministry was planning to do regarding cybercrimes such as phishing.(Representative image)
People familiar with the matter added Union minister Satya Pal Singh asked what the ministry was planning to do regarding cybercrimes such as phishing.(Representative image)

No clear definition, computer-aided offence a cybercrime: MHA report

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 07:50 AM IST
“Such offences are dealt as per the legal provisions of the Information Technology Act, Indian Penal Code, POSCO etc,” the ministry has said. It added that government has also straightened the legal framework by dealing with cybercrime cases against women and children as child sex abuse materials.
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Union home minister Amit Shah releases the inaugural issue of the 'National Police K-9 Journal' of the Union Home Ministry's Police Modernisation Division, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Union home minister Amit Shah releases the inaugural issue of the 'National Police K-9 Journal' of the Union Home Ministry's Police Modernisation Division, in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Amit Shah releases ‘National Police K-9 Journal’

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 09:36 PM IST
A special ‘Police K9 Cell’ was established in November 2019 under the Police Modernisation Division of the ministry of home affairs with the mandate of ‘Mainstreaming and Augmentation of Police Service K9s in the country’.
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Home Minister Amit Shah met protesting farm leaders on December 8.(PTI)
Home Minister Amit Shah met protesting farm leaders on December 8.(PTI)

Farm leader: Shah agreed not consulting farmers a mistake

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 04:35 AM IST
Amid the prevailing deadlock between farmers and the central government over the new farm laws, Union ministers Narendra Singh Tomar and Som Parkash met home minister Amit Shah on Sunday.
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A vehicle of BJP National President JP Nadda’s convoy damaged after stone-pelting by alleged TMC activists at Sirakal near Diamond Harbour, in South 24 Pargana.(ANI Photo)
A vehicle of BJP National President JP Nadda’s convoy damaged after stone-pelting by alleged TMC activists at Sirakal near Diamond Harbour, in South 24 Pargana.(ANI Photo)

Centre calls 3 cops responsible for Nadda’s security back on central deputation from Bengal

By Neeraj Chauhan| Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 05:23 PM IST
Nadda was visiting Diamond Harbour as part of his two-day trip to the state ahead of the assembly elections scheduled to be held next year. The BJP alleged that some of the party’s frontline leaders, as well as workers, sustained injuries after being assaulted by the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress
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Protesting farmers raising slogans against farm reform laws near Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border on Monday.(Ravi Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Protesting farmers raising slogans against farm reform laws near Singhu on the Delhi-Haryana border on Monday.(Ravi Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Ensure peace and tranquility during Bharat Bandh, Centre tells states, UTs

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 07:03 PM IST
A Home Ministry official said that the advisory sent to states/UTs for making security arrangements is a routine practice as states are usually alerted during such events.
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A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a traveller at Anand Vihar ISBT, in New Delhi on Monday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a traveller at Anand Vihar ISBT, in New Delhi on Monday.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Centre’s new Covid-19 guidelines come into effect today: Here’s what’s allowed, what isn’t

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 10:57 AM IST
The home ministry said that the main focus of the guidelines is to consolidate the substantial gains that have been achieved against the spread of Covid-19, which it said is visible in the steady decline in the number of active cases in the country.
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A large number of farmers gather during their protest against the farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI)
A large number of farmers gather during their protest against the farm laws at Singhu border in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI)

Farm leaders reject Amit Shah’s offer of talks, set new terms

By Zia Haq | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) said the home ministry should not lead the discussions as agriculture was outside its jurisdiction.
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A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a commuter to test for coronavirus infection at UP gate (Delhi-Ghaziabad border) in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a commuter to test for coronavirus infection at UP gate (Delhi-Ghaziabad border) in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

In fresh Covid-19 guidelines, home ministry empowers states to impose local restrictions like night curfew

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 04:34 PM IST
The state and UT governments can’t impose local lockdown outside the containment zones, without prior consultation with the central government, according to the guidelines released by the home ministry.
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Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi.(HT file)

Bedi refers proposal for 10% reservation in medical courses for govt school students to MHA

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | Puducherry
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:01 AM IST
A release from the Lt Governor’s office highlighting the various subjects she had cleared during the last one week, said she had referred to the Home Ministry the proposal for ten per cent quota of horizontal reservation for government school students in MBBS, BDS and Para Medical courses.
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In a year that has virtually been written off because of Covid-19, it’s important that we celebrate festivities responsibly.(HT Photo)
In a year that has virtually been written off because of Covid-19, it’s important that we celebrate festivities responsibly.(HT Photo)
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People, flouting social distancing norms, visit a crowded Sadar Bazar market during the festive season in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)
People, flouting social distancing norms, visit a crowded Sadar Bazar market during the festive season in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI Photo)

‘Metro travel in Delhi should be regulated’: Home ministry after Covid-19 review meeting

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The national capital on Sunday recorded 5,664 new cases of Covid-19 and 51 fatalities, as the positivity rate soared to 12.7 per cent, according to Delhi government’s health bulletin.
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Representational image.(PTI file)
Representational image.(PTI file)

Unlock 5: MHA announces guidelines on reopening of activities till November 30, states to decide on schools

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 07:01 PM IST
Earlier, the guidelines for reopening activities issued on September 30 were to be in force till October 31.
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The UAPA, 1967 was amended in August 2019 to include the provision of declaring an individual as a terrorist. Before this, only organisations could be declared as terror outfits.(Getty Images. Representative image)
The UAPA, 1967 was amended in August 2019 to include the provision of declaring an individual as a terrorist. Before this, only organisations could be declared as terror outfits.(Getty Images. Representative image)

Centre terms 18 individuals as terrorists under UAPA: Check who they are

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 27, 2020 02:11 PM IST
Some of these terrorists have been a part of the major attacks the country has ever seen such 26/11 Mumbai attacks (2008), attack on the Akshardham Temple (2002), Parliament attack of 2001 and Mumbai blasts of 1993. The list also includes terrorist who have carried out attacks in Kashmir.
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The home ministry guidelines require state governments to reopen schools in a graded manner in consultation with managements of schools and based on their assessment of the situation.
The home ministry guidelines require state governments to reopen schools in a graded manner in consultation with managements of schools and based on their assessment of the situation.

Re-opening guidelines out: MHA lets states reopen schools from 15 October. Conditions apply

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 09:32 PM IST
A decision on opening colleges would be taken later. Institutions that have doctoral and postgraduate researchers in science and technology streams that require laboratory work can also open.
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The UK, like continental Europe, is in the midst of a second wave with the seven-day average of daily cases only a thousand below peak-levels last seen in May.(REUTERS)
The UK, like continental Europe, is in the midst of a second wave with the seven-day average of daily cases only a thousand below peak-levels last seen in May.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 02:48 AM IST
The lockdown lasted 68 days, till May 31; a few establishments and activities were allowed to restart even in this period. Since June 1, there have been four sets of guidelines issued by the home ministry, Unlock 1.0 through Unlock 4.0, each detailing a new dimension of opening up.
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Bhalla added that some states mandated manufacturers or suppliers located in the state to restrict their oxygen supplies to hospitals within the state.(Reuters file photo)
Bhalla added that some states mandated manufacturers or suppliers located in the state to restrict their oxygen supplies to hospitals within the state.(Reuters file photo)

Covid-19: Ensure free movement of oxygen, MHA tells states

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 06:26 AM IST
In a letter to chief secretaries, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla said some states were trying to curb interstate movement of oxygen supplies by exercising provisions of the Epidemic Disease Act, Disaster Management Act, Essential Commodities Act or other state/Union Territory specific law, and the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
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In terms of fatalities in road accidents, 56,288 people died in the first six months of this year compared to 79,678 in the same period last year, a drop of about 30%.(Ravi Kumar/HT file photo)
In terms of fatalities in road accidents, 56,288 people died in the first six months of this year compared to 79,678 in the same period last year, a drop of about 30%.(Ravi Kumar/HT file photo)

Road accidents in India down by 35% this year

By Vijdan Mohammad Kawoosa | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 02:59 AM IST
On an average, nearly 2,48,000 road accidents were reported between January and June each year between 2014 and 2019.
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College staff sanitize a student before entering the exam center(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
College staff sanitize a student before entering the exam center(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

SOP for partial reopening of schools: Students, staff living in containment zones not permitted, open grounds may be used for interactions

By Asian News International| Posted by Nandini | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Students from Class 9th to 12th will have the option of attending the classes remotely/virtually or physically. Prior to resumption of activities, all work areas intended for teaching or demonstrations including laboratories, other common utility areas shall be sanitised with one per cent sodium hypochlorite solution, with particular attention to frequently touched surfaces.
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Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut returns to Mumbai on September 9 from a visit to her home state, Himachal Pradesh.(PTI file photo)
Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut returns to Mumbai on September 9 from a visit to her home state, Himachal Pradesh.(PTI file photo)

Ahead of Mumbai return, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut gets Y+ CRPF security cover

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 05:09 PM IST
In view of the threat perception to the actor after her recent spat with Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on social media, home ministry provides her Y+ category security
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Actor Kangana Ranaut has been granted Y-plus category security.(ANI)
Actor Kangana Ranaut has been granted Y-plus category security.(ANI)

Home ministry grants Y-plus category security to Kangana Ranaut ahead of Mumbai visit

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Actor Kangana Ranaut has been granted Y-plus Category security by the Home Ministry ahead of her Mumbai visit on September 9.
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Amit Shah.(REUTERS)
Amit Shah.(REUTERS)

Departments procrastinate probes against ‘corrupt’ officials, Amit Shah displeased

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 10:28 AM IST
According to the guidelines issued by CVC in May 2000 on schedule of time limits on departmental investigations, once a complaint is received against an officer in any government department, a decision has to be taken within a month whether it involves a vigilance aspect or not and the departmental probe should be completed within six months
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Metro services have been shut since the lockdown began in March.(HT PHOTO)
Metro services have been shut since the lockdown began in March.(HT PHOTO)

Metros to resume from Sept 7 but won’t stop at overcrowded stations

By Anisha Dutta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 09:41 PM IST
Metro rail services on selected lines will begin from September 7. Services on all metro lines will resume by September 12.
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Stickers pasted on seats for adherence of social distance as commuters are seen inside metro during a mock drill, at Sector 51 metro station, ahead of resumption of metro services in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh /HT File Photo)
Stickers pasted on seats for adherence of social distance as commuters are seen inside metro during a mock drill, at Sector 51 metro station, ahead of resumption of metro services in Noida.(Sunil Ghosh /HT File Photo)

Metro guidelines under Unlock 4 likely to be announced today: Here’s what to expect

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2020 07:10 AM IST
The ministry of housing and urban affairs is likely to announce the Metro guidelines one Wednesday afternoon.
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The MHA has recommended that an adequate number of cops should be deployed in crime prone areas for vulnerable sections.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
The MHA has recommended that an adequate number of cops should be deployed in crime prone areas for vulnerable sections.(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

MHA asks states to create SOPs to combat crimes against weaker sections

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2020 10:16 AM IST
The MHA suggests some steps which states may take while forming the SOPs, such as setting up a response mechanism to promptly deal with incidents of crime against vulnerable, oppressed and deprived sections of society; identifying crime prone areas and then monitoring them constantly.
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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation staff perform maintenance work on a train coach ahead of Unlock 4 in Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation staff perform maintenance work on a train coach ahead of Unlock 4 in Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Unlock 4 from September 1: What changes, what remains the same

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Unlock 4 will come into effect from September 1 and will continue till September 30. The unlock process had begun on June 1 with the graded reopening of commercial, social, religious and other activities.
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Labourers wearing protective face masks load grocery items onto a supply truck at a wholesale market during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Kolkata.(REUTERS)
Labourers wearing protective face masks load grocery items onto a supply truck at a wholesale market during the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Kolkata.(REUTERS)

No restrictions on interstate and intrastate movement: MHA order

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 12:49 AM IST
The home secretary cited Unlock-3 guidelines dated July 29 while asking the state governments and administrations of Union territories not to stop people at borders. This includes movement of persons and goods for land border trade under treaties with neighbouring countries.
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