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Khobragade's plea for dual citizenship for kids denied

Khobragade's plea for dual citizenship for kids denied

The home ministry has rejected IFS officer Devyani Khobragade’s plea of dual citizenship for her children, who are American nationals, saying Indian law does not allow this. Khobragade, who was arrested in the United States in 2013 when she was India’s deputy consul-general in New York on visa fraud charges, had approached the home ministry officials recently and requested them to consider her plea of dual citizenship for her two daughters. “We have conveyed to Khobragade ..., 2 months ago

Teesta Setalvad's NGO's licence suspended for 6 months

In a fresh crackdown on an NGO run by social activist Teesta Setalvad, the home ministry on Thursday suspended its registration for six months accusing the organisation of violating Foreign Currency (Regulation) Act that invites termination of its licence. In an order, the home ministry said exercising the powers conferred under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, the registration of Sabrang Trust has been suspended for a period of 180 days with effect from September 10, 2015. The Sabrang ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago Disproportionate action against Teesta Setalvad?  Rediff.com2 months ago

Why INS Vajrakosh's commissioning is BIG deal

Spread out over 1000 acres, INS Vajrakosh, Indian Navy’s latest establishment which was commissioned by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday, would be the home base for a bulk of the Indian Navy's strength on the western coast. Here are some facts you should know about INS Vajrakosh: * Constructed by DRDO at the most strategic location in the West Coast, the naval missile base will store the long-range BrahMos missiles and armaments. * Naval units operating out of Karwar are ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Why Modi's progress card on I-Day speech 2014 reads 'fail'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s maiden speech from Red Fort last Independence Day outlined some grand programmes. Shehzad Poonawalla does a quick check on the progress made. Exactly a year ago, Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15, 2014, for the first time in his avatar as the prime minister and made some promises. A year later, on the occasion of the 69th Independence Day, before PM Modi lists out yet another set of promises, let us ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Gurdaspur terrorists came from Pakistan, says Rajnath Singh

Speaking amidst a chaotic Rajya Sabha, the home minister said the three terrorists that killed 3 civilians and 4 security personnel had snuck in from the Ravi river.  Army jawans during the encounter with the terrorists at the police station in Dina nagar town, Gurdaspur. Photograph: PTI The government on Thursday asserted that the Gurdaspur attack had Pakistan connection, saying there is “overwhelmingly conclusive” evidence that the three terrorists had infiltrated from there ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago Pakistan terrorist Naved to undergo lie detector test on Tuesday  Rediff.com1 month ago Terror hits Gurdaspur: 3 civilians, 4 cops killed in 12-hour long encounter  Rediff.com2 months ago

Greenpeace India faces cancellation of registration, blames home ministry

The non-government body said it will move court against Tamil Nadu government's notice Hitting back, Greenpeace India on Thursday said it will move court against Tamil Nadu government's notice threatening cancellation of its registration and alleged that the "perversely framed and maliciously designed" charges were levelled at the behest of Union home ministry. Denying any "wrongdoing", the non-government organsation, which received a notice on June 18 for alleged breach of Tamil Nadu state ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Mamata backs Missionaries of Charity on stopping adoption

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday supported the Missionaries of Charity on stopping adoption at their orphanages following a recent change in rule by the Centre. "We fully support Missionaries of Charity and Sister Prema in their decision to opt out of adoption programme. They have a right to do so," Banerjee tweeted. "The essence of India is unity in diversity. This is the pillar of our great nation," she said. Following revision in guidelines on adoption by the Centre, the ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

Maharashtra govt refuses to ban controversial play 'Agnes of God'

The Maharashtra government on Monday declined to stall staging of the play ‘Agnes of God’, which tells the story of a nun who delivers a still-born child, as demanded by the church on the ground that it hurts the sentiments of the Christian community. State Minority Minister Eknath Khadse, who met the play's director and the church forum representative, ruled out banning the play since it has a certification, but agreed to see if there is anything that hurts religious sentiments.
 Rediff.com1 week ago

After 10 days of horror and uncertainty, engineer abducted by IS returns home

Released from the captivity of abductors in war-torn Libya, Pravas Ranjan Samal on Friday said the militants did not torture him though he was traumatised at every passing moment. “Suspecting the abductors as members of the Islamic State, we were traumatised. Every moment was a moment of uncertainty,” said Samal, who reached Bhubaneshwar accompanied by officers of the ministry of external affairs and Intelligence Bureau. “Now I am okay. But, when they abducted us, a lot of ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Sebi chief appointment: Yes, do employ her for a better future

The much-awaited notification has come. The Union finance ministry has called for applications to the coveted post of chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India. The change of guard at the market regulator, after five years, will be one of the most followed and speculated-on processes this year. A just-retired officer based in the capital is likely to throw his hat in the ring, say some. A Mumbai official who shares his first name with the first officer is another strong candidate.
 Rediff.com1 month ago Top bureaucrats in fray for Sebi chief's post  Rediff.com1 week ago
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