Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of Home Affairs

Topic: Ministry of Home Affairs

Home ministry has time till July 2021 to frame and notify rules for CAA implementation

Extension has been given by a parliamentary committee. BJP is in a bind because Bengal & Assam are going to polls, and their voters hold opposing views on CAA.

Bengal Governor Dhankhar to meet Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi Saturday

The meeting between Shah & Dhankhar comes two days after CM Mamata Banerjee made an 'unscheduled' appearance at Raj Bhavan and held a meeting with the governor.

Possible that cops picked up 36 Tablighi foreigners to ‘maliciously prosecute’ them — court

Tablighi Jamaat was at the centre of a row in March, with authorities alleging that the participants had defied prohibitory orders and had become human carriers of Covid.

Professor leading home ministry’s ‘radicalisation’ study insists it’ll be faith-neutral

National Law University Delhi’s G.S. Bajpai says the year-long study aims to provide a legal definition for ‘radicalisation’, and suggest amendments to UAPA.

Railways to provide coaches with 800 beds for Covid facilities in Delhi, says MHA

The Ministry of Home Affairs also said that the DRDO is going to add 250 additional ICU beds to the existing 250 ICU beds in the next 3 to 4 days at its Covid hospital in Delhi.

As online classes drag on, fatigued students ‘losing interest, becoming asocial’, say parents

While some states have reopened schools, others are reluctant as Covid pandemic is yet to recede. Even where schools have reopened, many parents don’t want children to go out just yet.

Home ministry cites ‘acute shortage’ of IAS, IPS in J&K and Ladakh, seeks urgent deployment

MHA has asked cadre-controlling authorities to ‘provide the name(s) of suitable officer(s), eligible for deputation... and willing to serve in the Governments of UT of J&K/UT of Ladakh’.

No infiltration from China in last 6 months, 47 attempted from Pakistan until July — MHA data

Govt tells Rajya Sabha attempts to cross over & estimates of successful cross over in J&K reduced as compared to 2018 and 2019. Also, more terrorists were killed this year until July.

Govt allows foreign journalists living in India to return, restores suspended ‘J’ visas

Foreign journalists had raised the issue on social media almost a week ago, and home ministry has now allowed J-1 and J-1X visa holders to return.

Merger of J&K IAS, IPS cadre into AGMUT ‘on hold’ as officers say it’s recipe for confusion

J&K cadre for All India Services ceased to exist last year after Modi govt recategorised state as two union territories. It was supposed to be merged into AGMUT cadre.

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Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

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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