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President refers Yakub Memon's mercy petition to Home Ministry

Jul 29, 2015

President refers Yakub Memon's mercy petition to Home Ministry

President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday sent the fresh mercy petition of 1993 Mumbai-blast accused Yakub Memon to the Home Ministry. #India #NewsTracker #Home Ministry #Death Penalty #MHA #President Pranab Mukherjee #mercy petition #Yakub Memon
Teesta Setalvad's NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace  put under 'Prior Permission' list

Jul 24, 2015

Teesta Setalvad's NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace put under 'Prior Permission' list

Compounding activist Teesta Setalvad's trouble, her NGO Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) has been put under Prior Permission category by the Home Ministry. #NewsTracker #Home Ministry #Gujarat Riots #Teesta Setalvad #NGO #Citizens for Justice and Peace
Another gag order? Home Min bars journalists from meeting officials other than spokesperson

Jul 24, 2015

Another gag order? Home Min bars journalists from meeting officials other than spokesperson

The Union Home Ministry today barred journalists from meeting senior officials other than the spokesperson and came out with a set of guidelines on dissemination of information to the media. #Media #Gag order #Home Ministry #journalists
Teesta Setalvad's NGOs respond to Home Ministry, deny financial irregularities

Jul 23, 2015

Teesta Setalvad's NGOs respond to Home Ministry, deny financial irregularities

Facing closure notice, activist Teesta Setalvad's two NGOs - Citizens for Justice and Peace and Sabrang Trust - have conveyed to the Home Ministry that they have done no financial irregularities and no foreign contribution was misused by any of its office bearer. #Politics #NewsTracker #Home Ministry #NGO #Teesta Setal
Home ministry rejects Khobragade's plea of dual citizenship for her children

Jul 22, 2015

Home ministry rejects Khobragade's plea of dual citizenship for her children

After coming to know that Khobragade's daughters were having US passport, the MEA had revoked the children's Indian passports and they challenged this in the Delhi High Court. #Delhi High Court #Home Ministry #Ministry of External Affairs #Dual Citizenship #Devyani Khobragade #Indian Passports Act
Not so peaceful after all: In 2015, communal clash deaths in India have spiked by 25 percent

Jul 22, 2015

Not so peaceful after all: In 2015, communal clash deaths in India have spiked by 25 percent

Communal clashes in India have risen under the Narendra Modi-led government. A report compiled by the Union Home Ministry showed that in the first five months of 2015, incidents of communal clashes have risen by almost 25% as compared to the corresponding period of the previous year when the Congress-led UPA-II was in power. #Congress #BJP #Narendra Modi #Union Home Ministry #communal riots #communal clash #Prime Minister Narendra Modi #Sectarian Tension
Was Kiren Rijiju not consulted before disturbed area declaration in Nagaland?

Jul 10, 2015

Was Kiren Rijiju not consulted before disturbed area declaration in Nagaland?

Minister of State Kiren Rijiju, who looks after the Northeast division in the Home Ministry, seems to have been bypassed in the recent decision to declare entire Nagaland as 'disturbed area' under the AFSPA. #Nagaland #NewsTracker #Rajnath Singh #Home Ministry #AFSPA #Kiren Rijiju #Northeast division
Home Ministry to amend IPC to punish racial discrimination against people from northeast

Jul 08, 2015

Home Ministry to amend IPC to punish racial discrimination against people from northeast

Calling people of the northeastern origin by "derogatory" names will soon become a non-bailable offence and land you in jail for up to five years. #India #NewsTracker #Delhi High Court #Home Ministry #IPC #Northeast #racial discrimination
CBI registers case against Teesta Setalvad, husband over foreign funds

Jul 08, 2015

CBI registers case against Teesta Setalvad, husband over foreign funds

After the CBI was ordered to probe foreign funds into an organisation run by activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband, the federal investigating agency on Tuesday reportedly registered a case against her, her husband and another individual. #India #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #CBI #Home Ministry #Teesta Setalvad #2002 riots
Govt plans to cancel FCRA registration of Teesta Setalvad's NGOs

Jun 30, 2015

Govt plans to cancel FCRA registration of Teesta Setalvad's NGOs

Government plans to cancel the registration of two NGOs of social activist Teesta Setalvad for alleged violations of Foreign Currency Regulation Act. #India #NewsTracker #Home Ministry #Teesta Setalvad #FCRA #Citizens for Justice and Peace #Sabarang Trust