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Opposition MPs, including the panel’s chairperson and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and another Congress MP Karti Chidambaram, flagged news reports of cyber security incidents across 10 power organisations earlier this month.(HT Archive)

Parliamentary panel raises issue of cyberattacks with MHA, IT ministry

By Deeksha Bhardwaj, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 07:46 AM IST
The move comes amid reports of an increase in cyber attacks, including those potentially orchestrated by state actors, and targeting of vital installations.
In a written response in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said, “The Rules under The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 are under preparation."(HT Photo)
In a written response in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for home affairs Nityanand Rai said, “The Rules under The Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 are under preparation."(HT Photo)

CAA rules under preparation, exercise pushed to July: MHA in LS

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:10 AM IST
The CAA, which came into force with effect from January 10, 2020, facilitates the grant of Indian citizenship to people from non-Muslim minorities fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Representational photo
Representational photo

Pvt firms, PSUs set to get access to crime database

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 12:18 AM IST
Having access to this repository of data on arrests, convictions, ongoing investigations, court cases, and lists of proclaimed offenders, companies will be able to verify people’s criminal history on their own before hiring them.
Fili photo: Logo of Ministry of Home Affairs.(ANI)
Fili photo: Logo of Ministry of Home Affairs.(ANI)

Center extends ‘disturbed area’ tag on Nagaland for 6 more months

Hindustan Times, Kohima | By Alice Yhoshü
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 11:08 PM IST
The Act, denounced by various Naga civil organizations as being “draconian”, has been in force in the state for several decades, and is extended biannually.
Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla wrote a letter to all the state chief secretaries saying, “strict vigil is to be maintained to prevent any fresh surge cases in the wake of new year celebrations.(AP | Representational image)
Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla wrote a letter to all the state chief secretaries saying, “strict vigil is to be maintained to prevent any fresh surge cases in the wake of new year celebrations.(AP | Representational image)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Home ministry asks states to stay alert during new year celebrations and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:06 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
File photo: Covid-19 screening and swab testing of passengers at Dadar station in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)
File photo: Covid-19 screening and swab testing of passengers at Dadar station in Mumbai.(Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times)

‘Exercise caution’: MHA tells states in wake of new Covid-19 strain, new year

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 12:00 AM IST
Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla wrote a letter to state chief secretaries saying, “strict vigil is to be maintained to prevent any fresh surge cases in the wake of new year celebrations”.
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a railway station platform in Mumbai in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen testing campaign for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a railway station platform in Mumbai in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)

MHA extends Covid-19 guidelines till Jan, says need to be vigilant over new variant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 09:30 PM IST
The Centre’s extension also comes as a new variant of the coronavirus in the United Kingdom has been blamed for soaring infection rates in London and southeast England.
In his resignation letter, addressed to the party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Adhikari thanked the TMC for the opportunities given to him.(PTI)
In his resignation letter, addressed to the party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Adhikari thanked the TMC for the opportunities given to him.(PTI)

Centre provides ‘Z’ category security to Suvendu Adhikari

New Delhi | By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 12:53 PM IST
Adhikari recently tendered his resignation to party chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He also resigned from the West Bengal Legislative Assembly tendering his resignation to the Speaker.
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a public meeting in North Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday.(ANI PHOTO.)
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at a public meeting in North Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district on Wednesday.(ANI PHOTO.)

‘Blatant misuse of power,’ says Mamata on MHA’s fresh letter on IPS officers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:01 PM IST
The ministry of home affairs has posted three West Bengal IPS officers - Bholanath Pandey, Rajeev Mishra and Praveen Tripathi - for central deputation for five years following the West Bengal government and police’s failure to respond to MHA’s letter.
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.(PTI)
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.(PTI)

TMC, BJP lock horns as MHA calls 3 IPS officers back on deputation

UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 01:09 AM IST
The allegation is part of a new verbal war between the Centre and the state government sparked by an attack on BJP president JP Nadda’s convoy by stone-throwing TMC activists when he was on a visit on Thursday to Diamond Harbour.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan| Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
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
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said that she will write to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and if the commission doesn’t get any response on the complaints within the next 15 days, then the matter will be forwarded to the Home Ministry.(PTI)
NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma said that she will write to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and if the commission doesn’t get any response on the complaints within the next 15 days, then the matter will be forwarded to the Home Ministry.(PTI)

Will hand over matter to MHA if WB does not respond to complaints: NCW chief

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:23 PM IST
The commission has raised concern about the “rising problem of trafficking of women” from north Bengal and tribal areas of the state.
Security personnel carry out the rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Thursday, February 14, 2019. At least 30 CRPF jawans were killed and dozens other injured when a CRPF convoy was attacked.(PTI)
Security personnel carry out the rescue and relief works at the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, Thursday, February 14, 2019. At least 30 CRPF jawans were killed and dozens other injured when a CRPF convoy was attacked.(PTI)

India set to ask Pak for info on 7 Pulwama perpetrators

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Once MHA finalises the document, which the people said will be done by the end of the month, permission will be sought from the court to send the judicial request to Pakistan.
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)
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)

Shah plans Bengal visit as row over attack on Nadda escalates

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:55 AM IST
BJP blames ruling TMC for attack as MHA summons Bengal chief secy, DGP; state govt hits back, says law-and-order state subject.
Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee addressing the gathering at protest against new farm laws, in front of Gandhi statue at Mayo road, in Kolkata, West Bengal on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Chief minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee addressing the gathering at protest against new farm laws, in front of Gandhi statue at Mayo road, in Kolkata, West Bengal on Thursday.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

Mamata Banerjee won’t send chief secretary, police chief to Delhi on MHA summons

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 12:00 AM IST
The rift between the Centre and state comes in the backdrop of the BJP convoy was attacked at Shirakol in Diamond Harbour, the Lok Sabha constituency of Abhishek Banerjee, who is chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s nephew.
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT FILE PHOTO)
A view of the Supreme Court in New Delhi.(HT FILE PHOTO)

Proposal to commute Rajoana’s sentence yet to be sent to President, Centre tells SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Utkarsh Anand
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Former Punjab CM Beant Singh and at least 16 others were killed in an explosion outside the Civil Secretariat in Chandigarh in 1995. Rajoana was sentenced to death in 2007 by a special court. Later, authorities declared that he will not hang in the assassination case.
The rankings are based on a survey carried out by the Union home ministry (ANI)
The rankings are based on a survey carried out by the Union home ministry (ANI)

Government announces list of 10 best performing police stations in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:46 PM IST
The top 10 police stations were selected from a total of 16,671 police stations on certain parameters, the release said
North Block in New Delhi.(HT archive)
North Block in New Delhi.(HT archive)

MHA to deploy volunteers to raise funds for armed forces

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 09:16 AM IST
These volunteers would be deployed at the four entry and exit gates of New Delhi’s North Block on December 7 which is also celebrated as Armed Forces Flag Day
The MHA accused the Delhi administration of not taking steps to enhance testing capacity, particularly for RT-PCR, which remained static at around 20,000 RTPCR tests for a long time.(File photo)
The MHA accused the Delhi administration of not taking steps to enhance testing capacity, particularly for RT-PCR, which remained static at around 20,000 RTPCR tests for a long time.(File photo)

Delhi govt knew of Nov surge in Covid cases, did nothing: Centre to SC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:23 AM IST
On November 15, Shah conducted a joint meeting of officials in the Capital and spruced up efforts to increase medical infrastructure by way of additional ICU beds, ramping up testing facilities, contact tracing, surveillance, and availability of medical workers.
The Punjab and Haryana high court has resumed hearing on the plea by UT employees seeking early construction of houses.(HT Photo)
The Punjab and Haryana high court has resumed hearing on the plea by UT employees seeking early construction of houses.(HT Photo)

MHA to decide on UT employees’ housing plan, refunds: Admn to HC

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:56 PM IST
Uma Shankar Gupta, additional secretary, estates, tells court that administration is not competent to modify/ fix prices of land already decided by the Union cabinet and will take up the matter with the ministry
A medical worker holds up a swab sample collected for RT-PCR coronavirus testing at the Polyclinic in Sector 31, Gurugram on Wednesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
A medical worker holds up a swab sample collected for RT-PCR coronavirus testing at the Polyclinic in Sector 31, Gurugram on Wednesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

Over 500 fatalities, 44,489 more Covid-19 cases reported in last 24 hours in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:03 AM IST
As the cases continue to soar, the Union ministry of home affairs on Wednesday introduced a fresh set of Covid-19 guidelines and empowered states to put in place stricter measures in order to contain the spread of Covid-19.
The states and UTs, according to the situation, can impose local restrictions with a view to contain the spread of Covid-19, the health ministry in its release said.(Reuters Photo)
The states and UTs, according to the situation, can impose local restrictions with a view to contain the spread of Covid-19, the health ministry in its release said.(Reuters Photo)

MHA issues new Covid guidelines: What is permitted and what is not?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:34 PM IST
The guidelines which will be effective from December 1, were released amid a recent spike in Covid-19 cases across several states and union territories (UTs) after the festivities and start of the winter season. T
The MHA also said that state governments can consider implementing staggered office timings and other suitable measures in cities where the weekly case positivity rate is more than 10 percent. (HT Photo)
The MHA also said that state governments can consider implementing staggered office timings and other suitable measures in cities where the weekly case positivity rate is more than 10 percent. (HT Photo)

Night curfews allowed, lockdown needs Centre’s nod in new Covid protocol

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The new guidelines – termed ‘Guidelines for Surveillance, Containment and Caution’- will remain in force from December 1 to December 31.
Healthcare workers during Covid-19 screening and swab test at Dataji Salvi Market,Andheri(W) in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during Covid-19 screening and swab test at Dataji Salvi Market,Andheri(W) in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Centre issues fresh Covid-19 guidelines, lists stricter rules for containment zones

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 05:37 PM IST
The Centre has also allowed states to impose local restrictions, including night curfews to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease.
An ambulance arrives carrying a suspected coronavirus patient at City Hospital in Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India, on Friday, November 13, 2020 (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
An ambulance arrives carrying a suspected coronavirus patient at City Hospital in Karol Bagh, New Delhi, India, on Friday, November 13, 2020 (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

ICU beds, team of doctors: MHA lists measures to contain Delhi’s Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:35 PM IST
The measures put out by the Union home ministry are among those announced by home minister Amit Shah following an emergency meeting on Sunday over the Covid-19 situation in Delhi.
The teams have been asked to check whether the number of ward and ICU beds available in the hospitals is as per Delhi government orders so far.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
The teams have been asked to check whether the number of ward and ICU beds available in the hospitals is as per Delhi government orders so far.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

MHA forms 10 teams to inspect private Covid-19 hospitals in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt and Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 12:28 AM IST
Each team has been assigned between 10 and 13 hospitals for inspection, which will begin within two days, as per the order.
(Representational photo.)
(Representational photo.)

BPRD guidelines for police: No arrests unless necessary, no calling senior citizens for questioning

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2020 09:00 AM IST
The think-tank has issued elaborate “guidelines or draft Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for safeguarding persons to be arrested or detained by police authorities against custodial violence” to all police departments in the country
MHA forms committee to look into complaints of caste-based discrimination(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
MHA forms committee to look into complaints of caste-based discrimination(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

News updates from Hindustan Times: MHA forms committee to look into complaints of caste-based discrimination and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON NOV 10, 2020 09:03 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
Delhi high court.(File photo)
Delhi high court.(File photo)

Delhi riots: HC issues notice on plea challenging appointment of special public prosecutors

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 03:13 PM IST
The court has impleaded the MHA and issued notice to Delhi government and city police, seeking their response by January 12
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Beware of fake notice claiming schools to remain closed till November 30 being circulated: PIB

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:37 PM IST
PIB urged people to beware of this fake notice claiming to be from Ministry of Home affairs (MHA). The bureau has tweeted a fact-check regarding this on its official twitter handle.
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