Monday, 24 January, 2022

Topic: MHA

No rape, death, mosque vandalisation in Tripura, fake news circulating on social media: MHA

The home ministry said Saturday that the mosque in the Dargabazar area of Kakraban has not been damaged and the Tripura Police is working to maintain peace and tranquillity.

MHA order dilutes what BSF was raised for even more. It already guards Lutyens’ Delhi

With the shortage of workforce touching five-figure levels, enhancing BSF's operational roles in Punjab, West Bengal, and Assam is plainly illogical.

Modi govt signs ceasefire agreement with NSCN (K) Niki Group for a year

The home ministry said more than 200 cadres of the group have joined the peace process and the initiative is in line with PM Modi's vision of 'insurgency free, prosperous North East'.

Home ministry recommends CBI probe into Delhi govt’s purchase of 1,000 low-floor buses

Responding to the development, the Delhi govt refuted 'allegations' of corruption in bus procurement and accused the BJP-led government of 'harassing' it by using the CBI.

India announces new emergency e-visa for Afghans as Taliban takes over country

MHA introduces 'e-Emergency X-Misc Visa' two days after the Taliban captures power in Afghanistan. New category of visa aims to fast-track applications of Afghans wanting to come here

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.

‘Neutral’ central force to be deployed along Assam-Mizoram border, says home ministry

Assam and Mizoram governments have agreed to withdraw their respective state police and CAPF will take over the responsibility of the inter-state border.

Over 81,000 paramilitary officers voluntarily retired, 16,000 resigned since 2011: MHA data

The MHA data pertains to six paramilitary forces namely the CRPF, BSF, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, Central Industrial Security Force and Assam Rifles.

Process of relaxing Covid restrictions should be ‘carefully calibrated’, govt tells states

The health ministry also said the states should focus on 5-fold strategy for effective Covid management i.e. test-track-treat-vaccination & adherence to Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Govt asks states, UTs to protect vulnerable sections, children orphaned due to Covid

A letter by the Home Ministry emphasised on putting in place institutional mechanisms for countering human trafficking as well as assisting senior citizens among vulnerable sections.

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

India’s addiction to cooking oil imports seen lasting for at least 15 more years

India will likely produce about 10 million tonnes of edible oils in 2021-22, compared with local consumption of as much as 23 million tonnes.


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.