Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicHome Ministry

Topic: Home Ministry

‘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.

MHA recommends action against former CBI chief Alok Verma for ‘misusing official position’

The action may include forfeiture of Verma's pension and retirement benefits. During his stint in the CBI, he was engaged in a bitter fight with Rakesh Asthana over corruption charges.

Mizoram says Assam govt order on checking of vehicles for drugs ‘harassment’, writes to MHA

Mizoram officials say Assam govt's order is 'illegal' & it will 'further alienate the people of Mizoram'.

States, UTs should strictly regulate crowded places to control Covid spread, Modi govt says

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla urged states to focus on 5-fold strategy of 'Test-Track-Treat-Vaccination' and adhere to Covid-appropriate behaviour.

50% SC, ST, OBC posts lying vacant in 10 ministries, home & railways top the list: Report

Home ministry has more SC & OBC posts lying vacant than those reserved for ST, says a report by Standing Committee on Personnel & Law submitted in Parliament this week.

On Camera

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Why Federal Reserve will no longer have pandemic-era investors’ backs

Inflation is top of mind for all leaders in Washington and US President Joe Biden, whose approval ratings are sliding, appears less inclined to count on hope as a strategy.

SEBI seeks tighter environmental, social & governance rules to address risk of greenwashing

In a consultation paper released Monday, SEBI said increasing reliance on unregulated ESG rating providers poses risks to investor protection, transparency & efficiency of markets.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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