Centre relaxes visa restrictions; except for tourism, all categories of foreigners allowed to enter India
Under this graded relaxation, the government has decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic visa, tourist visa, and medical visa, the MHA said in a statement
As per the new guidelines, which will come into effect from 1 October, theatres and multiplexes outside containment zones to open with 50 percent seating capacity from 15 October and will have to follow SOPs issued by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
Unlock 5.0 guidelines: Cinema halls can operate at 50% capacity, states may decide to open schools from 15 Oct
Social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political functions and other congregations will be permitted with a ceiling of 100 persons, with effect from 15 October
Centre tells Parliament nearly 1,200 detained under stringent NSA by police in 2017, 2018; 563 still in custody
According to the 2018 NCRB report, Madhya Pradesh detained the highest number of people under the NSA in 2017 and 2018 among all states followed by UP
Among other measures, red lines have been drawn at regular intervals next to AFC gates and security checking gates, just before commuters enter near the platform areas
Unlock 4.0 guidelines announced: Metro services to resume from 7 Sep; schools, colleges to remain shut till 30 Sep
Social, academic, sports, entertainment, cultural, religious, political functions and other congregations will be permitted from 21 September as part of Unlock 4.0, but with a ceiling of 100 persons
Mizoram govt violating MHA directions by restricting 'operational movement' of forces, claims Assam Rifles
The allegation comes days after 15 Assam Rifles personnel reportedly forced their way through a check gate on the Mizoram-Assam border. Govt claimed that they refused to comply with protocol
The Home Ministry had withdrawn 10 CAPF companies in May from the region, while 72 such units were told to return in December last year
Other foreigners from these countries have also been allowed to avail Indian visa facility for business, medical and employment purposes.
Who qualifies as 'Assamese'? A look at confidential report on Clause 6 of Assam Accord released by AASU
The AASU, which was a part of the high-level committee on Clause 6 of Assam Accord, released the confidential report, saying that the public has the right to know the contents
Preps for Independence Day 2020 underway: 350 personnel participating in 15 Aug event quarantined; COVID-19 measures to be followed
This year, the Independence Day event on 15 August is likely to consist of only Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech, a 21-gun salute, the National Anthem, and the unfurling of the National Flag, reports said
No fresh COVID-19 test on Amit Shah, clarifies MHA after Manoj Tiwari claims home minister tested negative for coronavirus
A Home Ministry official said when a test will be done, everyone will be informed. He also asked everyone not to speculate on the home minister's health
The Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has decided against cancelling the CBSE compartment exams for Class 10 and Class 12 students this year
Two groups are not pleased with the new National Education Policy (NEP): The Communists and the Islamists.
Coronavirus Updates: Bengal extends suspension of flights to Kolkata from Mumbai, five other COVID-19-affected cities till 15 Aug
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Bihar government's announcement of 'additional restrictions' came a day after the state government dismissed reports that said that the lockdown had been extended in the state as 'fake'.
Tamil Nadu govt extends lockdown till 31 Aug, allows Chennai eateries to begin dine-in services at 50% capacity
The chief minister also extended the shutdown imposed on Sundays, saying intense curbs will be in place on 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August as well
COVID-19 Unlock 3.0 in India: Night curfew lifted, gyms to open from 5 Aug; lockdown till 31 Aug in containment zones
The new guidelines were announced even as India's COVID-19 cases crossed 15 lakh with over 48,000 new cases and 768 deaths reported on Wednesday.
'For Varavara Rao, hospital has proved as hellish as jail': Writers, politicians seek poet's release from custody
Writers, activists as well as politicians took to Twitter to express their dismay over the conditions in which jailed poet and activist Varavara Rao is kept at a government hospital in Mumbai
Cutting across party lines, the committee members questioned why expensive medicines were often being recommended for COVID-19 treatment.
'On the recommendation of MHA, MEITY has issued orders under Sec. 69 A of the I.T. Act, 2000, for blocking 40 websites of SFJ,' a home ministry spokesperson said.