Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicMinistry of Home Affairs

Topic: Ministry of Home Affairs

Rakesh Asthana was made police chief due to Delhi’s ‘challenging situations’, Centre tells SC

The home ministry informed the apex court that there was a 'compelling need' to appoint Asthana as Delhi Police chief and was appointed as a 'special case of public interest'.

PM cuts short Punjab visit after ‘major security breach’ on road, MHA wants answers from state

PM Modi was stuck on flyover 'for 15-20 mins' as protesters blocked Bathinda-Ferozepur road, after change of plans due to weather. But Punjab CM Channi says 'no security breach'.

Oxfam among 6,000 organisations to lose FCRA licence, MHA says 5,789 didn’t apply for renewal

The organisations are among a cumulative 12,580 whose FCRA licence — which allows them to get foreign funding — has ceased to exist over the past few years.

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.

Nangal, Mayur Vihar rape cases of minor girls to be heard in fast track courts, MHA informs

The Home Ministry also noted that Delhi Police will file the chargesheet in the court within 30 days of the registration of the case, in order for the trial to start at the earliest.

Centre tells states, UTs not to register cases under scrapped Section 66A of IT Act

The SC had recently expressed shock that its 2015 judgement striking down the act that made posting 'offensive' comments online a crime punishable by jail has not yet been implemented.

MHA extends deadline for NGOs to open FCRA accounts to get foreign funds

The Centre, citing the pandemic, has given a four-month extension to those whose FCRA registration has already expired or will expire between 29 September 2020 and 30 September 2021.

MHA directs states to ensure local containment measures in districts with high Covid caseload

The Ministry of Home Affairs however did not mention anything about the imposition of a lockdown anywhere in the country in the fresh guidelines issued in view of Covid for May.

Media reports linking letter to Punjab govt on bonded labourers ‘misleading’, says MHA

In a letter to Punjab govt, the home ministry said BSF had found that 58 people, who were brought to Punjab with the promise of good salary, were forced to work in inhuman conditions.

Qatar court orders review of Mumbai couple’s conviction for drug trafficking, family sees hope

Mohammad Shareeq and Oniba Qureshi have been in jail since 2019 for trafficking 4.1 kg of hashish. Qatar’s highest court has now ordered the appeal court to review its verdict.

On Camera

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Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

All the noise on Indian democracy hides the silence on idea of republic. It’s unhealthy

We analyse Indian democracy a lot but not India’s republic. It is because elections are entertaining like cricket where citizens aren't the stars.
An Alto at one of the Maruti Suzuki showrooms in New Delhi | Photo: Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

More expensive cars help Maruti Suzuki beat profit forecasts, but emission rules could hit sales

The automaker raised prices of some models last year to help offset higher input costs. But that didn't deter buyers as company says there is 'no lack of demand'.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

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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