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In this 2018 file photo, Kanwariyas take a dip in the river Ganga on the first day of the holy month of Shravan, at Vindhyachal Dham in Mirzapur. (PTI)

Vindhyachal Corridor, worth 300 crore, aims to give 'grand view' to UP temple

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 05:48 AM IST
The Vindhyachal temple in Mirzapur, which sees scores of devotees flocking to pay a visit to the Goddess Vindhvasini, is a point of tourist interest for the state. The Vindhya Corridor, on completion, is expected to provide a clear view of the Ganga flowing in the northern direction of the temple.
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (File Photo/PTI)
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot (File Photo/PTI)

Quit India Movement: Rajasthan govt to honour all freedom fighters from state

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2021 09:54 PM IST
In a directive, the Union home ministry had asked the state government to honour only two freedom fighters.
 Members of IMA demonstrating with placards, demanding a central law to protect doctors against violence, outside AIIMS in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Members of IMA demonstrating with placards, demanding a central law to protect doctors against violence, outside AIIMS in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Take strict actions against those who assault health workers: MHA to states, UTs

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2021 08:02 PM IST
  • The home secretary asked the states and UTs to keep a close watch on such cases and invoke the Epidemic Diseases Act, where applicable.
The National Crime Records Bureau is developing the database under the Union home ministry’s supervision. It will be accessible to all 16,000-odd police stations across the country through Crime and Criminals Tracking Network Systems.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The National Crime Records Bureau is developing the database under the Union home ministry’s supervision. It will be accessible to all 16,000-odd police stations across the country through Crime and Criminals Tracking Network Systems.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Centre plans AI-backed database to solve similar crimes faster, prevent them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 01:46 AM IST
The Modus Operandi Bureau (MOB), the database, will have over 100 modus operandi or trademark of criminals/accused persons involved in crimes till date.
Medics work with swab samples collected for coronavirus tests, in Defence Colony, New Delhi on Monday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Medics work with swab samples collected for coronavirus tests, in Defence Colony, New Delhi on Monday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Day after touching ‘historic low’, India’s Covid-19 daily count falls further to 29,163

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 09:42 AM IST
After a single-day peak of 97,984 cases on September 17, India has been witnessing fall in daily cases. On Monday, the count was at historic low.
The Internal Grievance Redressal Committee was taken on the recommendation of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, which has asked all the central ministries and departments to look into complaints of SC employees.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
The Internal Grievance Redressal Committee was taken on the recommendation of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, which has asked all the central ministries and departments to look into complaints of SC employees.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

MHA forms committee to look into complaints of caste-based discrimination

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 08:57 AM IST
The committee, headed by joint secretary Saheli Ghosh Roy, will look into all kinds of complaints from the Scheduled Caste employees and submit its report within one month to Union home secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla
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

Puducherry | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
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.
Health workers in PPE coveralls at work during sample collection for coronavirus testing at Hari Nagar in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Health workers in PPE coveralls at work during sample collection for coronavirus testing at Hari Nagar in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Delhi plans infra for up to 12,000 Covid-19 cases in a day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 05:02 AM IST
Amid the worrying surge in cases in Delhi and the onset of the winter season, the Union home ministry has called a special review meeting with Delhi government officials on Monday to check the spiralling of infections.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that agricultural land has been reserved for farmers.(HT Photo)
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said that agricultural land has been reserved for farmers.(HT Photo)

Outsiders can now buy non-farm land in J&K

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2020 02:43 AM IST
People from outside the state were barred from buying or owning immovable property there, settle permanently, or avail themselves of state-sponsored scholarship schemes before the nullification of Article 35A, which gave special rights to the J&K’s permanent residents.
Two people were killed in the March 31, 1997 incident.
Two people were killed in the March 31, 1997 incident.

Cops convicted for 1997 CP encounter released

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 03:21 AM IST
On March 31, 1997, the ten policemen were part of a Crime Branch squad that opened fire on a blue sedan at the Barakhamba intersection, killing two of the three occupants -- Jagjit Singh and Pradeep Goyal. The target of the operation was a gangster named Mohammed Yasneen, who was also meant to be in a blue sedan.
The ordinance provides 75% of new employment to local candidates for jobs having salary of less than Rs 50,000 per month in privately managed companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms, partnership firms, situated in Haryana.(Representational photo)
The ordinance provides 75% of new employment to local candidates for jobs having salary of less than Rs 50,000 per month in privately managed companies, societies, trusts, limited liability partnership firms, partnership firms, situated in Haryana.(Representational photo)

Haryana cabinet withdraws ordinance on private job quota

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:39 AM IST
The BJP-JJP coalition government intends to replace it with a replica bill in the state assembly
A research scientist works inside a laboratory of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest maker of vaccines, which is working on vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Pune in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)
A research scientist works inside a laboratory of Serum Institute of India, the world's largest maker of vaccines, which is working on vaccines against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Pune in this file photo.(Reuters Photo)

India added nearly 400,000 Covid-19 cases, over 5,000 deaths in a week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 07:34 AM IST
Between September 28 and October 3, 398,842 Covid-19 cases, 5,300 related deaths and 411,186 recoveries have been reported from across the country, the health ministry’s data shows.
During 2019, a total of 96,295 kidnapped or abducted persons (22,794 male and 73,501 female) were found, out of which 95,551 were rescued alive(File Photo (Representational Image))
During 2019, a total of 96,295 kidnapped or abducted persons (22,794 male and 73,501 female) were found, out of which 95,551 were rescued alive(File Photo (Representational Image))

Average 79 murder cases in India daily in 2019, marginal decline from 2018: NCRB data

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 06:30 AM IST
A total of 28,918 cases of murder were registered in 2019, showing a marginal decline of 0.3 per cent over 2018 (29,017 cases), the data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed.
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.
A woman gives a swab sample for coronavirus testing at a hospital in Defence Colony.(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)
A woman gives a swab sample for coronavirus testing at a hospital in Defence Colony.(Sonu Mehta/HT photo)

Home ministry steps in again as cases, deaths rise in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Union Home Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has started an “active engagement” with the Delhi government and Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal again
The SOPs already circulated with all metro corporations will be discussed on September 1 through video conferencing, the official said.(HT file photo)
The SOPs already circulated with all metro corporations will be discussed on September 1 through video conferencing, the official said.(HT file photo)

Unlock 4: Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry calls meeting with metro corporations to finalise SOPs

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:50 PM IST
There are 17 metro corporations in the country. Once the detailed SOPs are issued by the ministry, they can issue their details keeping in mind local requirements, the official.
Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.(Image Courtesy: SAI Media)
Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.(Image Courtesy: SAI Media)

Govt allows sports gathering of up to 100 people from September 21

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 10:30 PM IST
In the new set of guidelines, the ministry lifted the total ban on sports activities, which was earlier put in place till August 31
A security person stands guard at Red Fort, ahead of Independence Day.
A security person stands guard at Red Fort, ahead of Independence Day.

Slain Batla House inspector among 215 selected for President’s gallantry medals

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:08 PM IST
Mohan Chand Sharma had worked with the Delhi Police’s special cell and was among the few decorated officers tasked with anti-terror work.
The Medal of Honour is given by the Union home ministry for excellence in investigation.
The Medal of Honour is given by the Union home ministry for excellence in investigation.

10 cops win Medal of Honour from Madhya Pradesh; 3 inspectors among them cracked rape and murder cases

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 08:02 AM IST
The names of the 10 police officials figured among 121 officials selected from across the country for Union home ministry’s Medal of Honour.
The state government’s decision comes after the Union home ministry allowed few relaxations in areas outside containment zones as part of the unlocking process.(HT Photo)
The state government’s decision comes after the Union home ministry allowed few relaxations in areas outside containment zones as part of the unlocking process.(HT Photo)

Jharkhand extends restrictions outside containment zones till August 31

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 06:41 PM IST
Jharkhand chief secretary Sukhdev Singh issued the new circular on Thursday night and the order will come into effect from August 1.
India has been making progress on registering deaths but this has not been accompanied by an increase in deaths where the cause has been medically certified.(Reuters)
India has been making progress on registering deaths but this has not been accompanied by an increase in deaths where the cause has been medically certified.(Reuters)

Certified causes for 1 in five registered deaths: ’18 data

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Jha
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 12:50 PM IST
The registration rate of deaths increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2018, to reach 86%. Medical certification of deaths has hovered around the 20% mark since 2010.
Hindu holy men wearing face masks wait to consult doctors at a Covid-19 screening facility inside a government hospital in Jammu, India, Tuesday, July 21, 2020.(AP)
Hindu holy men wearing face masks wait to consult doctors at a Covid-19 screening facility inside a government hospital in Jammu, India, Tuesday, July 21, 2020.(AP)

Different forms of lockdown across India as cases spike

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 06:52 AM IST
The national lockdown across India was lifted after 68 days from June 1. But the union home ministry has allowed state governments to enforce lockdowns or any other restrictions to control the spread of Covid 19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a floral tribute ceremony on the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary at Parliament house in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi during a floral tribute ceremony on the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary at Parliament house in New Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT file photo)

‘Mr Modi thinks..’: Rahul Gandhi responds to probe against 3 Gandhi family trusts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 05:32 PM IST
“Mr Modi believes the world is like him. He thinks every one has a price or can be intimidated. He will never understand that those who fight for the truth have no price and cannot be intimidated,” Gandhi said in a tweet.
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made an online payment to clear her dues of the government bungalow where she has ben staying.(ANI)
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra made an online payment to clear her dues of the government bungalow where she has ben staying.(ANI)

Priyanka Gandhi clears dues on Lutyens’ bungalow hours after govt notice

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anisha Dutta
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 10:13 PM IST
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs said Priyanka Gandhi has cleared her dues of Rs 3.46 lakh.
The current phase to ease restrictions, called Unlock 1, ends on Tuesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
The current phase to ease restrictions, called Unlock 1, ends on Tuesday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Covid-19: Unlock 2 will retain most curbs, curfew to be eased

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 05:32 AM IST
The Union home ministry released the plan, called Unlock 2, to open up more activities in areas outside containment zones, an official statement said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah flanked by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan (R) at a meeting on Delhi’s Covid-19 situation on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah flanked by Union health minister Harsh Vardhan (R) at a meeting on Delhi’s Covid-19 situation on Sunday.(HT PHOTO)

Amit Shah transfers 4 IAS officers to Delhi to fight Covid-19 pandemic

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 03:50 PM IST
Two senior IAS officers from the Centre will also be attached with the Delhi government to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in the national capital.
Night curfew has now been reduced from 12 hours to eight.(HT PHOTO)
Night curfew has now been reduced from 12 hours to eight.(HT PHOTO)

Night curfew outside containment zones to remain, but for lesser duration

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:32 PM IST
Under the Union Home Ministry’s new guidelines for phased re-opening of areas outside containment zones the night curfew will begin at 9 pm and end at 5 am.
Contributions to the fund can be made through the BKV mobile app or through its official website www.bharatkeveer.gov.in.(ANI)
Contributions to the fund can be made through the BKV mobile app or through its official website www.bharatkeveer.gov.in.(ANI)

Rs 15 lakh from ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ fund to kin of CAPF coronavirus casualty

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2020 06:34 PM IST
The Union home ministry, under whose command the paramilitary forces function, launched the ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ (BKV) fund in April 2017.
Bombay high court building.(HT File Photo)
Bombay high court building.(HT File Photo)

Bombay HC allows conduct of Goa SSC, HSSC exams during lockdown

Panaji | By Indo Asian News Service| Posted By Akhilesh Nagari
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2020 05:16 PM IST
Advocate General Devidas Pangam said, that with the High Court order, there was now “no legal impediment” in holding the exams for the SSC which get underway on May 21 and the remainder of the HSSC exam which begins on Wednesday (May 20).
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