Ajay Kumar Bhalla Given Extension As Union Home Secretary
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla has been given one-year extension in service, on August 19. With the extended term, Bhalla, a 1984-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, will serve till August 22, 2023. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extension and issued an order in this regard.
Tags: Union Home Secretary, Ajay Kumar Bhalla, Term Extension, Home Ministry, IAS Officer
Courtesy: The Hindu
JeM Commander Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo Now Designated As Terrorist By Indian Govt
The Indian government on April 18, designated Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo, the commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), as a terrorist. According to the Union Home Ministry, Nengroo is responsible for infiltrating terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir, and orchestrating various terror activities in Kashmir. Nengroo has now been designated as a terrorist under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.
Tags: Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo, jeM, J&K, Unlawful Activities Act, Home Ministry
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Nagaland Govt Lifts COVID-19 Restrictions, In Effect From April 1
After Maharashtra, Nagaland has also announced to lift all the curbs imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic in the state. On April 1, Nagaland Home Ministry issued notice, permitting events with no restricted guests, night curfew, and other restrictions, with immediate effect. However, the government advised people to adhere to Coronavirus protocol for safety reasons. The decision to lift the curbs was taken in view of declining COVID-19 cases.
Tags: Nagaland, COVID-19 restriction, Nagaland Government, No Protocols, Home Ministry
Courtesy: Press Trust Of India
Amit Shah Approves Rs 1,887.23 Central Assistance To 5 States
Five states Bihar (Rs 1,038.96 crore), Himachal Pradesh (Rs 21.37 crore), Rajasthan (Rs 292.51 crore), Sikkim (Rs 59.35 crore) and West Bengal (Rs 475.04 crore) received Rs 1,887.23 crores additional fund from the Central Government under the NDRF. Union Home Minister Amit Shah approved the funds during a high-level meeting, held on March 30.
Tags: Amit Shah, Home Ministry, NDRF, Natural Disaster, Indian States
Courtesy: The Free Press Journal
Uttarakhand CM To Hold 23 Portfolios Including Home, Mining Ministry
Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami will reportedly hold as many as 23 portfolios including Home Ministry, Mining and Aviation Ministry. In the second term of BJP Government, Subodh Uniyal, Rekha Arya, Chandan Ramdas, Dhan Singh Rawat, Saurabh Bahuguna, and Premchand Agarwal also got multiple portfolios like Education Ministry, Agriculture Ministry, and Finance Ministry including many others. Recently, after winning the 2022 Assembly elections… read-more
Tags: Uttarakhand, CM Pushkar Singh Dhami, Cabinet Portfolios, Home Ministry, BJP
Covid-19: Third Wave To Hit In September, May Peak In October In India
National Insitute of Disaster Management (NIDM) under the Home Ministry in its new report to PMO warned against the third wave of COVID-19 saying it would reach its peak around October. It also recommends the government ramp up paediatric facilities as the virus may infect children in large numbers. However, AIIMS requested everyone to constantly follow COVID-19 protocols to avoid any possible outbreak of the virus.
Tags: Third wave, Covid-19, Home Ministry, PMO, children
1,380 Police Personnel To Be Awarded On Independence Day: MHA
The Home Ministry has decided to award 1,380 police personnel on the occasion of Independence Day, on August 15 for their gallantry, distinguished and meritorious services. The personnel includes officers from Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Left-Wing Extremism Affected areas, North-east, CRPF, and ITBP. Among the 1,380 personnel, 20 are from ITBP who guarded the border in 2020 during the skirmishes with China in eastern… read-more
Tags: Home Ministry, Independence Day, Award, Police Personnel
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
6 Among 16 Naxal-Affected Districts In Bihar Are Thanatophobia Free
The continued efforts of the government to counter the Naxalisit in Bihar have resulted in good news. In the latest development, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has declared six out of 16 Naxal-affected districts in Bihar as Naxal-free. The districts include; Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Jehanabad, Nalanda, Arwal, and East Champaran. Earlier, the MoHA had declared seven districts as Naxal-free. By doing this, the govt can further save security-… read-more
Tags: Naxal, Home Ministry, Bihar, Maoists
Courtesy: The New Indian Express
Centre Warns Bengal CM Mamata For Failing To Produce Report On Violence
The Union Home Ministry, in its latest letter to West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on May 6, has underlined her non-responsive attitude towards the reports demanded by the Centre on the post-poll violence in the state. Sent by Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, the letter sternly warned, "Non-compliance of this second letter would be taken seriously". The ministry has already sent its four-member team to analyze the ground-level situation first hand… read-more
Tags: Home Ministry, West Bengal, Post Poll Violence, Mamata Banerjee
Mamata Banerjee Request For Calm After 12 Killed In Post-Result Violence
Blaming BJP for the post-poll violence, Mamata Banerjee has requested for peace. The calm call came after nearly dozen lost their lives in the bloodshed. Meanwhile, arriving in Kolkata, BJP president JP Nadda has announced to stage a day-long Dharna on May 5 alleging TMC behind it. Recently, Home Ministry also asked for a report on the violence that killed at least dozen within 24 hours of election results.
Tags: West Bengal Assembly Polls, CM Mamata Banerjee, JP Nadda, TMC, BJP, Home Ministry