Government has power to deport illegal foreign nationals: MHA

In a written reply in Rajya Sabha on the steps being taken to deport Rohingyas, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said that the Central government has been vested with powers to detain and deport illegal foreign nationals. Continue Reading

Centre directs TN to immediately withdraw permission to 100% occupancy in theatres

The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed Tamilnadu government to ‘immediately issue necessary order’ to bring its guidelines in line with the MHA guidelines issued for Covid-19 containment after the State increased seating capacity of theatres and cinema halls from 50 per cent to 100 per cent. Continue Reading

Covid-19 guidelines will remain till 31 January: Centre

The Centre on Monday said the Covid-19 restrictions on various activities will stay, noting that while there has been a continuous decline in active cases in India, there is a need for surveillance, containment and caution due to a surge globally and the emergence of a new variant of the virus in the UK. Continue Reading

After eight months, Indian government relaxes visa restrictions

The Union government has further relaxed visa restrictions enabling foreigners to come to India for various purposes such as business, conference, employment, education, research and medical reasons. Except electronic tourist visa on arrival, which includes short-term medical visa, all visa restrictions have been lifted. Continue Reading

Indian Government hits back at Amnesty

The Ministry of Home affairs (MHA) hs rejected Amnesty International’s claims of an “incessant witch-hunt” by the Centre, calling them “exaggerated” and “far from the truth”.

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9 wanted men declared as terrorists under anti-terror law

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has declared nine wanted men, including Gurpatwant Singh Pannun of Sikhs for Justice (SFJ) as designated terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA). Continue Reading

Cos not paying wages must place balance sheets in court: Centre to SC

The Centre has justified in the Supreme Court its 29 March direction asking private establishments to pay full wages to workers during the COVID-19 lockdown and said that employers claiming incapacity in paying salaries must be directed to furnish their audited balance sheets and accounts in the court. Continue Reading

MHA puts on hold list of non-Swadeshi items for CAPF canteens

Hours after making it public, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday put on hold a list of non-Swadeshi products not to be sold at Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) canteens, saying there were discrepancies and a fresh list would be released soon. Continue Reading