The Union home ministry has in a report to the Prime Minister’s Office on Friday said it has found no substance in a complaint by Border Security Force jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav that poor quality rations were given to security personnel posted along the border, asserting ‘there was no widespread discontent’ in constabulary over food. In the report, the home ministry conveyed to the PMO that there was no shortage of rations at any post in paramilitary forces and quality check is ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the Indian delegation at the funeral of Cuba’s revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. The delegation is likely to include leaders from various political parties like the Congress, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, the Communist Party of India and the Samajwadi Party. The team will leave for Havana on Tuesday and is expected to return on Thursday evening, official sources said The composition of the delegation is still being worked out by the ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The over three-month-long economic blockade in Manipur is likely to end soon with the Union Home Ministry saying ‘substantial progress’ has been made in the talks held on Friday with the Manipur government and a Naga group spearheading the agitation in the poll-bound state. The tripartite talks, among the officials of the Centre, the Manipur government and representatives of United Naga Council, were successfully organised in New Delhi. The ministry successfully brokered the talks ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The home ministry also ordered a probe by the Computer Emergency Response Team-India to ascertain whether there was hacking of government software systems as there have been several instances where licences of NGOs under scrutiny were renewed automatically. In a major flip flop, the home ministry on Wednesday cancelled renewal of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act licence of Greenpeace India and two non-governmental organisations run by activist Teesta Setalvad, three months after ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday flayed the Opposition for its ‘undemocratic’ act of not allowing a debate on the demonetisation issue even as he asserted that the ‘major reform’ exercise had the support of the people. In his remarks made at the Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary Party meeting, he said Parliament in the past decades has debated a number of government decisions, which had caused tensions and social conflict, but it was now deadlocked by rival ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Former Home Minister P Chidambaram has said the recent Nagrota attack is as “shameful” as the 2008 Mumbai carnage and has “disproved” the belief that surgical strikes can end cross-border terrorism. Speaking at the launch of former National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon’s book, titled ‘Choices:Inside the making of India’s foreign policy’, Chidambaram said there was no “unified command” at the level of the ministry of home ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Today, Sushma Swaraj, the Minister for External Affairs, celebrates her 64 th birthday. On this occasion, we take a look at how Swaraj has won the internet with her quick thinking and prompt action to help hundreds of Indians stranded abroad. We take a look ...DNA, 1 week ago
Ever the supporting hero, never the hero, was what people said of O Panneerselvam, famous as the stop gap chief minister of Tamil Nadu. But on Tuesday night he decided to move to the centrestage and emerge as a hero in his own right. IMAGE: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam speaks to mediapersons near Jayalalithaa’s samadhi at Marina beach in Chennai. Photograph: ANI At 9 pm on Tuesday, Panneerselvam the caretaker CM went to Jayalalithaa’s samadhi in Chennai and sat there ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Bahram Ghasemi, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, issued a telegram message on Sunday noting that visas would be issued for the Americans partly because of the decision by a US federal judge to "halt the execution of discriminatory restrictions against the entrance of Iranian citizens to America", IRNA reported. IMAGE: Wrestlers in actin (Image used for representational purposes). Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Iran will issue visas for a US wrestling team to attend the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
The mass Jallikattu protests on Chennai’s Marina beach showed no sign of dying out on Friday, even after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam promised that a draft ordinance aimed at ensuring the conduct of the traditional bull-taming sport has been submitted to the home ministry. 'Jallikattu movement is bigger than 1965 anti-Hindi agitation' Dravida Munnetra Kazagham party members stage a rail roko protest in support of Jallikattu in Coimbatore. Photograph: PTI Photo ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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