Tuesday, 24 May, 2022
TopicMinistry of Home Affairs

Topic: Ministry of Home Affairs

No women, LGBT representation — criminal law review panel criticised for lack of diversity

Three letters have been written by former judges and lawyers questioning the central government-appointed panel's composition and proposed functioning.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Home ministry can withdraw security clearance to TV channels under new draft guidelines

The I&B ministry has released draft amendments to guidelines for private satellite TV channels, and sought suggestions from stakeholders within 15 days.

Covid-19 situation especially serious in Ahmedabad, Surat, Hyderabad, Chennai, says MHA

Home Ministry in a statement said that violations of lockdown measures reported in some parts of the country pose a serious health hazard to public.

3 Bengal districts tagged hotspot by Modi govt ‘haven’t reported Covid-19 cases in a week’

Categorisation of these districts led to a slugfest between Mamata and Modi governments as central teams were not allowed to visit the affected areas initially.

Home ministry to act against officials who fail to check lockdown violations in their areas

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba asks for appointment of nodal officers across states to fix responsibility for the care of migrant workers and labourers.

Over 25,500 Tablighi Jamaat members and their contacts quarantined across India: MHA

Joint Secretary Punya Salila Srivastava said that five villages in Haryana have been sealed, as members of the Islamic organisation had stayed there.

Inside Modi govt’s virus ‘war room’ — ministers sleep over, 50 phone lines, 4 control rooms

From coordinating with states to tracking cases around the world, North Block is guiding the Covid-19 effort, with Amit Shah monitoring from his residence.

‘Assault on press freedom’ — Editors Guild seeks MHA action against attack on journalists

Editors Guild of India has said home ministry should investigate the incidents of attacks on journalists covering the CAA violence and direct Delhi Police to take appropriate action.

Nothing illegal about NIA taking over Bhima Koregaon case but state police still holds key

The NIA Friday took over the case in which several activists were booked for allegedly making provocative speeches in Pune, Maharashtra, on 31 December 2017.

On Camera

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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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