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Vivek Agnihotri, director of ‘The Kashmir Files’, gets Y category security

New Delhi: Vivek Agnihotri, director of the film ‘The Kashmir Files’, has been granted Y security by the Ministry of Home Affairs. According to an official from the ministry, the Intelligence Bureau has assessed threat to his life. Based on the IB’s inputs, it was decided to provide him Y category security across the country....

Govt announces Padma awards; 7 from Gujarat on the list

128 Padma awards recipients nationally this year; 1 Padma Bhushan, 6 Padma Shri awardees from Gujarat  Ahmedabad/New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs released the list of Padma awardees on Tuesday. This year, a total of 128 Padma awards will be conferred, including two duo case, across three categories, viz. Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and...

FCRA licence of Missionaries of Charity restored

MHA said the organisation’s FCRA licence was renewed after submission of ‘necessary document’ New Delhi: The FCRA licence of Missionaries of Charity, founded by Mother Teresa, has been restored, the Ministry of Home Affairs said. The organisation’s application for renewal of the licence under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) had been rejected over...

Over 3,500 Pakistani nationals living in Rajasthan to get Indian citizenship

Over 3,500 Pakistani nationals, who are living in five districts of Rajasthan, will now be able to get Indian citizenship. The new directives by the Union home ministry to grant citizenship to non-Muslims will enable the district collectors to issue citizenship certificates. These districts are Udaipur, Pali, Barmer, Sirohi, and Jalore. Earlier, the district collectors...

Unlock 3: No night curfew, gyms to open

The Union government on Wednesday released the guidelines for Unlock 3 to be implemented from August 1. Under Unlock 3, the central government has removed night curfew which restricted the movement of individuals at night. Yoga institutes, gyms to open from August 5 In the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Yoga institutes...

MHA issues new guidelines for Shramik Special trains

The Centre on Tuesday issued new guidelines, including social distancing and schedules, for the movement of stranded migrant labourers by Shramik Special trains during the lockdown put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the standard operating procedure (SOPs) must be strictly implemented by the central ministries and...

Kerala withdraws additional relaxations during lockdown after flak from Centre

The Kerala government has withdrawn the additional relaxation proposed by it during the lockdown after a letter from the Centre warned chief secretaries of all states to stick to the guidelines it has issued. Kerala government said this happened due to some communication gap. Earlier, the state government had defended its decision to relax the...

Zoom app unsafe for video conferencing, vulnerable to hackers: Home Ministry

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday said the Zoom app is not a safe platform for video conferences as it is vulnerable to exploits by hackers. The government issued a set of guidelines for the people who wish to use the Zoom app for private purposes. Since the lockdown was imposed in the wake...

HC lawyers’ body writes to DGP, Ahmedabad commissioner to allow advocates to commute to court

The Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association (GHCAA) has written to director general of police (DGP) Shivanand Jha and Ahmedabad Police Commissioner Ashish Bhatia to allow lawyers to commute between their residence and courts so that they can remain present in court for the hearing of urgent matters. GHCAA president Yatin Oza in the letter said...

Home Ministry orders FIR against 960 foreign workers of Tablighi Jamaat for endangering lives

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told Delhi Police Commissioner and state DGPs to start filing FIRs against the 960 Tablighi Jamaat’s foreign workers who endangered lives in the ongoing Covid-19 public health emergency. The ministry’s communication was sent to states on Thursday evening after revoking visas of the 960 foreigners and blacklisting them...

Modi Government’s U-turn on NRC in Lok Sabha Says ‘No Decision has Taken Yet’

While the Modi government is firm on its decision regarding the Citizenship Amendment Act, PM Modi had already said about the National Register of Citizens that my ministry has not yet given any thought to this law, the opposition is spreading lies about this law. In such a situation, the Ministry of Home Affairs has...

Budget 2020: FM Nirmala Sitharaman Announced to Allocate 99,300 Crore for Education Purpose

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is presenting her second Union Budget in Parliament today. While presenting she has announced the major investment that is done in the field of Education. She has announced the new education policy in the country and had also announced to bring FDI in Education Sector. The budget of education in the...