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House panel calls home secretary on cyber crimes

The committee on home has picked up the topic of cybercrime against women and children as such incidents are increasingly being flagged by victims and social activists.
The panel, headed by Congress’s Anand Sharma has summoned union home secretary Ajay Bhalla to hear the ministry’s views on cyber crimes involving women and children
The panel, headed by Congress’s Anand Sharma has summoned union home secretary Ajay Bhalla to hear the ministry’s views on cyber crimes involving women and children
Published on Jan 19, 2021 05:57 AM IST
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Home secretary writes to states, UTs over fire incidents in hospitals, nursing homes

Ajay Kumar Bhalla has also asked the states/UTs to submit the action taken in this regard with the ministry of home affairs
Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla.(ANI Twitter)
Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla.(ANI Twitter)
Updated on Nov 30, 2020 02:59 PM IST
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Home secretary Ajay Bhalla’s tenure extended till August 2021

Ajay Kumar Bhalla, a 1984-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer, took charge as the home secretary on August 22, 2019, succeeding Rajiv Gauba, who is currently the Cabinet secretary.
Home secretary Ajay Bhalla’s tenure has been extended till August 2021. ( Photo: DD News Twitter)
Home secretary Ajay Bhalla’s tenure has been extended till August 2021. ( Photo: DD News Twitter)
Updated on Oct 17, 2020 06:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

‘Ensure no migrant worker has to walk on road or railway track’: Home ministry to states

Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla asked the state administration to make designated rest places on routes taken by the migrants to reach their homes.
Migrants travelling on bicycles trying to reach their homes, in Patna, Bihar, on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Migrants travelling on bicycles trying to reach their homes, in Patna, Bihar, on Monday.(Santosh Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2020 11:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

Special trains ferry stranded migrants home

Five such trains operated on Friday. This is the first time any passenger rail services operated in the country since they were suspended on March 22, three days before the national lockdown.
The railways will charge fares for tickets on these trains. It has, however, categorically clarified that these trains are only meant for individuals who are nominated and registered by state governments, and not for regular travel.(HT Photo)
The railways will charge fares for tickets on these trains. It has, however, categorically clarified that these trains are only meant for individuals who are nominated and registered by state governments, and not for regular travel.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2020 12:22 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta, New Delhi

To contain coronavirus, monitor and communicate

Science, a functioning public health system, and government support are critical in managing epidemics
In this September 1947 photo hundreds of Muslim refugees crowd on top a train leaving New Delhi for Pakistan(AP)
In this September 1947 photo hundreds of Muslim refugees crowd on top a train leaving New Delhi for Pakistan(AP)
Updated on Mar 06, 2020 12:26 PM IST
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British PM Boris Johnson backs ‘fantastic’ Priti Patel amid bullying row

Meanwhile, the opposition Labour Party has demanded that Patel address Parliament on the allegations of bullying against her.
UK home secretary Priti Patel.
UK home secretary Priti Patel.
Updated on Mar 02, 2020 07:46 AM IST
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30 unrecognised schools in Chandigarh to get provisional registration

UT adviser Manoj Kumar Parida on Monday issued directions to the UT education department to constitute a committee for the purpose
Published on Feb 18, 2020 12:59 AM IST
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EU court refuses Sanjeev Chawla bid to block extradition

Chawla, who exhausted legal options in the UK, had approached the ECHR seeking the measure before a full hearing of his case. He had mentioned alleged risk to his human rights, if sent to India.
Sanjeev Chawla faces extradition within 28 days of the judgement of the high court of England and Wales that refused him permission to appeal against extradition on January 23.(Reuters file photo for representation)
Sanjeev Chawla faces extradition within 28 days of the judgement of the high court of England and Wales that refused him permission to appeal against extradition on January 23.(Reuters file photo for representation)
Updated on Feb 06, 2020 03:18 PM IST
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PMO reviews India’s preparedness to deal with coronavirus cases

The cabinet secretary, home secretary, foreign secretary, defence secretary, health secretary, civil aviation secretary and several other top officials attended the meeting.
Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with the deadly coronavirus(REUTERS)
Prime Minister’s Office on Saturday reviewed India’s preparedness to deal with the deadly coronavirus(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 25, 2020 10:15 PM IST
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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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New Brexit bill on agenda as Boris seeks to reshape party

The mini-reshuffle is expected to fill vacant posts, retaining most of the team in the last government, including the three Indian-origin ministers: Priti Patel (home secretary), Alok Sharma (international development secretary) and Rishi Sunak (chief secretary, Treasury).
Brexit is the immediate focus of UK parliament’s agenda before Christmas, with the Queen’s speech (equivalent to the President’s address to India’s parliament) due on Thursday.(AP PHOTO.)
Brexit is the immediate focus of UK parliament’s agenda before Christmas, with the Queen’s speech (equivalent to the President’s address to India’s parliament) due on Thursday.(AP PHOTO.)
Updated on Dec 16, 2019 07:25 PM IST
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Former Kolkata commissioner fails to appear before CBI again

On Monday morning, CBI officers visited the state secretariat in Howrah, and delivered letters to the chief secretary and home secretary seeking information on the whereabouts of Kumar.
Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar. (HT photo)
Former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar. (HT photo)
Updated on Sep 16, 2019 10:49 PM IST
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Cabinet approves appointment of Ajay Kumar Bhalla as home secretary

The appointments committee of the union cabinet has approved the appointment of Ajay Kumar Bhalla, officer on special duty, ministry of home affairs as home secretary, ministry of home affairs.
Ajay Kumar Bhalla, a 1984-batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre will succeed Rajiv Gauba who will retire on August 31.(Photo : @ViharWikipedia/ Twitter)
Ajay Kumar Bhalla, a 1984-batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre will succeed Rajiv Gauba who will retire on August 31.(Photo : @ViharWikipedia/ Twitter)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 04:07 PM IST
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Court asks if Delhi Police fit to probe fund embezzlement case

Additional sessions judge Ashish Aggarwal of Tis Hazari court told the home secretary to see if the case may be transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) or any other probe agency.
The court issued a bailable warrant against the Medical Superintendent of the Lok Nayak Hospital after he failed to appear with records pertaining to the discovery of the fraud.(Burhaan Kinu /HT photo(Representative photo))
The court issued a bailable warrant against the Medical Superintendent of the Lok Nayak Hospital after he failed to appear with records pertaining to the discovery of the fraud.(Burhaan Kinu /HT photo(Representative photo))
Updated on Aug 17, 2019 10:28 AM IST
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Hindustan Times,New Delhi | ByNamita Singh

UK certifies US extradition request for Assange

Certifying the request is the first stage of the extradition process, which will now move to the Westminster Magistrates Court.
The first hearing in the magistrates court in the US extradition case is likely to be held on Friday.(Reuters File Photo)
The first hearing in the magistrates court in the US extradition case is likely to be held on Friday.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 13, 2019 05:34 PM IST
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Sajid Javid, son of bus driver, bids to be UK PM

Son of a Pakistan-origin bus driver, Javid, 49, is the home secretary in the Theresa May government. He previously held the role of Culture secretary, and later as Business secretary interacted with leading Indian companies, including the Tata group
Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid speaks at the Scottish Conservative conference in Aberdeen, Scotland(REUTERS)
Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid speaks at the Scottish Conservative conference in Aberdeen, Scotland(REUTERS)
Updated on May 27, 2019 09:10 PM IST
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Indians in Windrush row to get compensation in UK

Indians (455) are the second-highest number of citizens affected by the row after Jamaica, whose 1,686 citizens top the list.
Indians in Windrush row to get compensation in UK(REUTERS)
Indians in Windrush row to get compensation in UK(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 03, 2019 07:34 PM IST
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UK court set to decide on Vijay Mallya’s appeal against extradition

Vijay Mallya’s extradition case has progressed through the Westminster Magistrates Court, which ordered his extradition in December 2018. An appeals court judge will now decide whether grounds cited in his application merit progressing the case to a full hearing.
Facing charges of financial irregularities worth over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>9,000 crore, Mallya again took to twitter on Tuesday to reiterate his main contention that his inability to return bank loans was a result of genuine business failure, offering to repay them.(AP File Photo)
Facing charges of financial irregularities worth over 9,000 crore, Mallya again took to twitter on Tuesday to reiterate his main contention that his inability to return bank loans was a result of genuine business failure, offering to repay them.(AP File Photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2019 07:02 AM IST
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Fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi arrested in London on India’s extradition request, denied bail

Nirav Modi Arrest on PNB Fraud Case: A top court in the UK had issued a warrant to arrest Nirav Modi on Tuesday, days after British home secretary Sajid Javid certified India’s request to extradite him.
Nirav Modi(HT Photo)
Nirav Modi(HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2020 05:19 PM IST
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UK court issues warrant to arrest Nirav Modi

Nirav Modi will be arrested by Scotland Yard in the near future on the basis of the warrant and produced in the court.
Nirav Modi has reportedly started a new diamond business and has been living in the high-end central London apartment block called ‘Centre Point’.(Mint File)
Nirav Modi has reportedly started a new diamond business and has been living in the high-end central London apartment block called ‘Centre Point’.(Mint File)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 04:04 PM IST
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SC orders screening of satirical Bengali film banned by state

Once the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has cleared a movie no authority can restrict its screening, the Supreme Court held on Friday.
People dress up as ghosts in a rally to protest against recently pulled out Bengali film ‘Bhobishyoter Bhoot' from multiplexes and cinema halls without explanation from Madhusudhan Manch in Kolkata.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
People dress up as ghosts in a rally to protest against recently pulled out Bengali film ‘Bhobishyoter Bhoot' from multiplexes and cinema halls without explanation from Madhusudhan Manch in Kolkata.(Samir Jana/Hindustan Times)
Published on Mar 15, 2019 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | ByHT Correspondent

After Chawla and Mallya, Nirav Modi extradition next big case in UK

Nirva Modi’s case is set to begin in the Westminster Magistrates’ Court after British home secretary, Sajid Javid, last week certified India’s extradition request.
In this file photo, Nirav Modi Indian jewellery designer at his office in Lower Parel, in Mumbai .(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint file photo)
In this file photo, Nirav Modi Indian jewellery designer at his office in Lower Parel, in Mumbai .(Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint file photo)
Updated on Mar 11, 2019 12:59 AM IST
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Deployment of central forces in Bengal to be monitored by ECI observers: CEC

The decision was taken on the second day of a two-day visit by the full bench of the poll panel during which they held meetings with representatives of the political parties, district chiefs of police, the chief secretary, home secretary and director general of police.
The deployment and movement of central forces in West Bengal before and during the Lok Sabha polls will be totally monitored by the Election Commission of India (ECI) appointed police observers(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
The deployment and movement of central forces in West Bengal before and during the Lok Sabha polls will be totally monitored by the Election Commission of India (ECI) appointed police observers(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 02, 2019 12:19 PM IST
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UK court clears extradition of alleged bookie Sanjeev Chawla

According to court documents, the Delhi-born businessman had moved to the UK on a business visa in 1996, where he has been based while making trips back and forth to India.
Sanjeev Kumar Chawla is a key accused in the cricket match-fixing scandal involving former South African captain Hansie Cronje in 2000(AFP/Getty Images)
Sanjeev Kumar Chawla is a key accused in the cricket match-fixing scandal involving former South African captain Hansie Cronje in 2000(AFP/Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 07:08 PM IST
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UK court to formalise cricket bookie Sanjeev Chawla’s extradition

In a legal victory for India, the high court had ruled that conditions in the Tihar Jail in Delhi did not pose any “real risk” to Chawla’s human rights, which was the only ground on which the magistrates court had blocked his extradition in October 2017.
A UK court is set to formalise the extradition of cricket bookie Sanjeev Chawla to India to face charges of match-fixing during South Africa’s India tour in 2000 (Representative Photo)(AFP)
A UK court is set to formalise the extradition of cricket bookie Sanjeev Chawla to India to face charges of match-fixing during South Africa’s India tour in 2000 (Representative Photo)(AFP)
Updated on Jan 07, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Amit Shah hits out at Mamata Banerjee as rally fails to take off

Modifying an order by a single bench that put all three BJP yatras on hold until January 9, a division bench of the court said the three state officials should meet with, at the most, three leaders from the party and reach a decision by December 14.
BJP president, Amit Shah, said Banerjee was ‘scared’ of the party’s expansion into her home turf and that was the reason why her administration had denied permission to the three so-called rath yatras.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
BJP president, Amit Shah, said Banerjee was ‘scared’ of the party’s expansion into her home turf and that was the reason why her administration had denied permission to the three so-called rath yatras.(Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 07, 2018 11:06 PM IST
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Kolkata/Cooch Behar/New Delhi | BySumanta Ray Chaudhuri, Snigdhendu Bhattacharya and Kumar Uttam

Supreme Court gives states a week’s time to comply with order on lynching

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra gave the last opportunity by granting one more week to the remaining states and UTs to do the needful.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra gave the last opportunity by granting one more week to the remaining states and UTs to do the needful and warned them that any default would be viewed seriously and their home secretaries will have to appear personally before it.(HT File Photo)
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra gave the last opportunity by granting one more week to the remaining states and UTs to do the needful and warned them that any default would be viewed seriously and their home secretaries will have to appear personally before it.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 09:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Delhi HC for digital recording of witness accounts

Digital recording of the proceedings by the police would lend credibility to their performance, and instill the desired confidence in the court as well as litigants, which is often missing.
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Centre, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the police commissioner of Delhi to look into the issue of replacing the old process of recording the statement of witnesses with a new system of digital or video recording.
The Delhi High Court has issued a notice to the Centre, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government and the police commissioner of Delhi to look into the issue of replacing the old process of recording the statement of witnesses with a new system of digital or video recording.
Published on Aug 28, 2018 01:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByRicha Banka

Meeting on Darjeeling crisis in Sept, says S S Ahluwalia; Oppn brands it poll gimmick

The Darjeeling MP’s statement comes 11 months after the agitation in the north Bengal hills pressing for a separate state of Gorkhaland gradually subsided after a 104-day shutdown.
Paramilitary forces stand guard along a road during a strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for separate state Gorkhaland in Kalimpong on September 3, 2017.(AFP File Photo)
Paramilitary forces stand guard along a road during a strike called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha for separate state Gorkhaland in Kalimpong on September 3, 2017.(AFP File Photo)
Published on Aug 23, 2018 04:39 PM IST
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