Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
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Topic: Home Ministry

Modi govt declares 10 members of Hizbul Mujahideen, LeT as terrorists under UAPA

The designated terrorists are Habibullah Malik, Basit Reshi, Imtiyaz Kandoo, Zafar Iqbal, Sheikh Jameel-ur-Rehman, Bilal Beigh, Rafiq Nai, Irshad Ahmad, Bashir Peer & Showkat Sheikh.

MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

The announcement comes amid widespread protests against the recently unveiled ‘Agnipath’ scheme for recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces on a short-term contractual basis.

Recce done before threat letter sent to Salman Khan, father, says Mumbai Police

Police suspect hand of jailed gangster Lawrence Bishnoi; top officer meets state home minister on Tuesday to discuss way ahead.

Govt bans 54 Chinese mobile apps over ‘threat’ to country’s security

These apps include Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera, Music Player, AppLock among others. This will be second major action against Chinese apps after 59 apps were banned in June 2021.

‘Only procedural’: Why Centre extended AFSPA despite Nagaland’s rejection before & after ambush

The Modi govt has extended AFSPA in the state for another 6 months even as a committee to look into the withdrawal of the Act in Nagaland is yet to submit its report.

MHA’s telegram to Kerala that sums up the Indian State’s relationship with religion

In 'Governance by Stealth', Subrata K. Mitra examines the durability and roles of India's Ministry of Home Affairs.

Why PM Modi picked politicians with criminal charges to assist Amit Shah in home ministry

Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana wants to better the force’s image in public. It doesn’t really matter — look at India’s home ministry.

Kerala-based Islamic NGO ‘clearly violated’ foreign currency Act, so govt suspended its licence

Markazul Ighasathil Kairiyathil Hindiyya, a Kozhikode-based NGO, allegedly did not inform Centre of details of foreign funding, or maintain proper account.

India’s emergency visa open to all Afghans, has nothing to do with CAA, says govt

The ‘e-Emergency X-Misc Visa' for Afghans will be granted to individuals online after ‘required security checks’. It will initially be given for a period of six months.

Officer who cracked Pulwama case among 152 personnel to receive probe excellence medal

28 women officers have been named among those who have been awarded the ‘Union Home Minister’s Medal for Excellence in Investigation’ for 2021.

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Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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