Thursday, 26 May, 2022
TopicHome Ministry

Topic: Home Ministry

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.

What are the changes OCIs will face under Modi govt’s new work permit rules

MHA’s 4 March notification extends some additional benefits to OCIs, but prohibits them from undertaking several activities without prior permission of FRRO.

OCI cardholders will need special permit to undertake ‘Tabligh’, media activities — govt

The Home Ministry, in a notification, also allowed cardholders parity with Indian nationals in air fares in domestic sectors, entry fees for parks, monuments and museums in India.

Delhi CM Kejriwal has full Z plus cover, says Modi govt after AAP claims security team was cut

In video statement, AAP MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj alleges home ministry reduced Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's security cover to 2 commandos from 6. Delhi Police says security cover is intact.

Act like govt official, not Amit Shah’s servant, Trinamool MP tells home secretary Ajay Bhalla

TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee wrote to Bhalla, questioning his authority to summon Bengal’s chief secretary & DGP after BJP chief JP Nadda’s convoy was attacked earlier this week.

Home ministry issues advisory to states on women safety, stresses on role of police

In a detailed 3-page advisory, the ministry said any lapses by the police need to be investigated and stringent action immediately taken against the officers.

30,000 central security personnel to be deployed for Bihar elections

Central Armed Police Forces and Railway Protection Force personnel have been ordered to be withdrawn immediately from various units, including the borders, for deployment.

Chhattisgarh’s anti-Naxal fight is hit as Modi govt has cut 65% funds, says minister

Chhattisgarh minister Tamradhwaj Sahu says state is India’s worst-hit by Naxalism, but Modi govt has cut police modernisation budget to Rs 20 cr in 2020-21 from Rs 56 cr 7 years ago.

Home ministry sets up panel to coordinate probe against 3 trusts linked to Gandhi family

A special director in ED will head the team to probe alleged violation by Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust & Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust.

Unlock 2.0 guidelines out — schools to remain shut, flight & train services to be expanded

Metro services, cinema halls & gyms will continue to remain closed. Also, large congregations will stay suspended. The guidelines will be applicable from 1 July.

On Camera

YourTurn

News anchors Rahul Shiv Shankar, Arnab Goswami, Sweta Singh, Bhupendra Chaubey and Navika Kumar | Arindam Mukherjee/ThePrint

Why do anchors have all the fun? Because it’s prime time on Indian news TV

If only all reporters were given more respect and airtime, we would be looking forward to switching on our TV sets at the end of the day.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.

Defence

Naval helicopters | Representational image | indiannavy.nic.in

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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