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Fearing stone pelters, J&K govt seeks 27,000 security personnel for safety of Amarnath pilgrims

Fearing stone pelters, J&K govt seeks 27,000 security personnel for safety of Amarnath pilgrims

The Jammu and Kashmir government has demanded around 27,000 security personnel to ensure safety of the pilgrims going to visit the Amarnath holy shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Rajnath Singh chairs meet on Kashmir situation

Union home minister Rajnath Singh supervised a meeting with high level officials of Home Ministry over deteriorating situation of J&K. NSA Ajit Doval and RAW chief were also present at the meeting.

Tackling Red terror: Rajnath Singh to hold strategy meet with CMs of Naxal-hit states today

Tackling Red terror: Rajnath Singh to hold strategy meet with CMs of Naxal-hit states today

In the aftermath of he deadly Naxal attack on CRPF jawans in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will on Monday meet the chief ministers of the Naxal-infested hit states.

Rajnath Singh, CMs of 10 Naxal-hit states to brainstorm on ways to tackle menace on Monday

Rajnath Singh, CMs of 10 Naxal-hit states to brainstorm on ways to tackle menace on Monday

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and chief ministers of 10 Maoist violence-hit states will brainstorm on Monday over ways to tackle the menance, a fortnight after 25 CRPF men were massacred by underground guerrillas in Chhattisgarh's Sukma.

Pakistan violated ceasefire daily in 2015, 2016: Home Ministry in RTI reply

Pakistan violated ceasefire daily in 2015, 2016: Home Ministry in RTI reply

At least one incident of ceasefire violation by Pakistan has been reported daily along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 and 2016, with 23 security personnel being killed in the two years, the Home Ministry has said in an RTI reply.

Govt declares entire Assam, 3 Arunachal districts as 'disturbed' areas for three more months

Govt declares entire Assam, 3 Arunachal districts as 'disturbed' areas for three more months

The AFSPA has been continuing in Assam since November 1990.

Trouble for Aam Aadmi Party! MHA asks Arvind Kejriwal-led party to explain overseas funding, AAP calls it `political witch hunt`

Trouble for Aam Aadmi Party! MHA asks Arvind Kejriwal-led party to explain overseas funding, AAP calls it `political witch hunt`

An MHA official said the communication to the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP was part of its "routine" queries sent to a few other political parties regarding overseas funding.

Centre's answer to stone-pelters - women police battalion in Jammu and Kashmir

Centre's answer to stone-pelters - women police battalion in Jammu and Kashmir

The central government has now decided to raise a special battalion with 1000-strong women in the Jammu and Kashmir Police Force which will primarily deal with incidents like stone pelting in the Kashmir Valley.

Centre extends ceasefire with NSCN-R till 2018

Centre extends ceasefire with NSCN-R till 2018

The government has extended the ceasefire with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Reformation (NSCN-R) till April 27, 2018, it was announced on Tuesday.

J&K man was tied on jeep in 'self-defence', says Army, FIR registered; Centre may support stand

J&K man was tied on jeep in 'self-defence', says Army, FIR registered; Centre may support stand

Amid a bitter row over a viral video showing a man from Jammu and Kashmir being tied on an Army jeep in what it claims ''self defence'', the Centre is expected to issue a favourable statement supporting the security forces, reports said on Monday.

FIR lodged against Army for tying J&K man to jeep as ‘human shield’, security forces asked to exercise 'maximum restraint'

FIR lodged against Army for tying J&K man to jeep as ‘human shield’, security forces asked to exercise 'maximum restraint'

A case has been registered against the Army for tying a man to a jeep allegedly as a "human shield" against protesters who took on security forces in the Kashmir Valley over by-elections held last week.

Pakistan promoting 'civil resistance' in J&K: Home Ministry

Pakistan has changed its strategy of "superimposition" of militancy onto Jammu and Kashmir by promoting "civil resistance" through radicalisation, the Home Ministry has said in its annual report.

Govt plans to change security marks of banknotes every 3-4 years

Govt plans to change security marks of banknotes every 3-4 years

To check counterfeiting, the government plans to change security features of higher denomination banknotes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 every 3-4 years in accordance with global standards.

Cricket diplomacy: No contact from BCCI on bilateral series, says PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan

Cricket diplomacy: No contact from BCCI on bilateral series, says PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan

Earlier, reports claimed that the BCCI has written to the Home Ministry, seeking permission to play arch-rivals to complete the obligations under the Future Tours & Programme (FTP) agreement which was inked in 2014.

Cricket diplomacy: BCCI seeks government permission for India-Pakistan series in Dubai — Report

Cricket diplomacy: BCCI seeks government permission for India-Pakistan series in Dubai — Report

The Indian board has also considered the September or November window for the proposed series, before India's tour of South Africa

200 companies of paramilitary to be sent to J&K for poll duty

An additional 20,000 paramilitary personnel will be dispatched to Jammu and Kashmir for deployment during the forthcoming bypolls in Srinagar and Anantnag Lok Sabha seats.

Over 2,000 heavily armed 'jihadis' have entered India, Bangladesh warns India; patrolling increased

Over 2,000 heavily armed 'jihadis' have entered India, Bangladesh warns India; patrolling increased

The government of Bangladesh has warned of an increase in infiltration of militants into India from across its eastern border, raising an alarm for the security and intelligence mechanism.

MHA forwards to MEA MLAT request to bring back Vijay Mallya from UK

MHA forwards to MEA MLAT request to bring back Vijay Mallya from UK

The Home Ministry on Monday forwarded to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) a court-issued request to bring back embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya from the United Kingdom to India to face money laundering probe.

 Home Ministry website not hacked: Official

Home Ministry website not hacked: Official

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) website has not been hacked and it is blocked due to repair work, an MHA official confirmed on Sunday.

BSF food video row: Allow Yadav's wife to meet him, Delhi HC tells Centre

BSF food video row: Allow Yadav's wife to meet him, Delhi HC tells Centre

The Delhi High Court on Friday asked the Centre to allow the wife of missing BSF jawan, who had posted a video on social media alleging that poor quality food was being served to soldiers, to met him at the barrack.