Govt gives powers to DMs to form their own foreigners’ tribunals

The ministry of home affairs laid out specific guidelines to detect, detain and deport foreign nationals staying illegally across India, with Assam’s National Register of Citizens as the backdrop. Read More
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Shah planning delimitation of constituencies in J&K: Report

Union home minister Amit Shah has held meetings with various ministries and agencies and discussed the long-pending delimitation of constituencies in Jammu & Kashmir, according to reports. This evoked sharp responses from PDP and National Conference. Read More
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Ahead of poll counting, MHA issues security advisory to all states, UTs

The ministry of home affairs while taking precautionary measures, alerted all the states and Union territories against the chances of violence during the counting of the Lok Sabha election votes. Read More
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Centre sends notice to Rahul over his ‘UK citizenship’ allegation

The ministry of home affairs sent a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi seeking a response to charges that he held “British" citizenship, leaving the party angered at the allegation. Read More
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Rahul pointed with ‘laser’, Centre says ‘phone light not sniper gun’

The Congress, during a media interaction, alleged that a laser was pointed at party chief Rahul Gandhi’s head which could have come from a “sniper rifle”. However, the Centre said the light came from a mobile phone. Read More
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Jammu & Kashmir state election likely to take place in June

After the Lok Sabha election conclude, there is a possibility that the assembly poll in Jammu & Kashmir will be held in June ahead of the annual Amarnath Yatra. This is the indication according to the general view expressed by the state administration and the Union home ministry. Read More
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Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu & Kashmir banned for supporting terror

The Centre, on Thursday, has imposed ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami Jammu & Kashmir group under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for five years. The notification declaring the ban was issued by the Union ministry of home affairs. Read More
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Govt hikes risk and hardship allowance for CAPF personnel

The hardship and risk allowance for central armed police forces personnel has been raised from 16,900 to 25,000 per month for officers and Rs 9,700 to Rs 17,300 per month for those up to the rank of inspector. Read More
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MHA allows Assam Rifles to arrest without warrant, then holds move

According to the law, the police may, without an order from a magistrate and without a warrant, arrest any person – a key requirement for forces to act effectively during fast-developing anti-terror or counterinsurgency operations. Read More
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Citizenship Bill: NE protests force Centre to look for states’ consent

With protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 showing no signs of dying down in the northeast, the Centre is now seeking to allay public’s fears by saying that foreigners would not be granted Indian citizenship without the consent of state governments concerned. Read More
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