Rahul Tripathi


Told To Submit His Report: Centre won’t grant further extension to Assam interlocutor
Wed, Jan 18, 2017

He was directed by the MHA to submit the representations received from various factions till December 30, 2016, the officials said.

The ration breakdown: What’s on the paramilitary plate
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

A look at the menu for Central Armed Police Forces and how food reaches their tables

Centre plans app for forces to air complaints, BSF bans cellphones on duty
Tue, Jan 17, 2017

The project is being conceived by the National Informatics Centre (NIC) and will be available to constables for download, officials said.

Cleared by MHA, 2 Delhi govt Bills may finally get President’s nod
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

As many as nine crucial legislations passed by Arvind Kejriwal’s government, after it came to power in 2015, have been pending with the Ministry of Home Affairs, officials said.

1979-82 batch IPS officers in race for CBI top job
Sun, Jan 15, 2017

The Supreme Court gave its order while hearing a petition last month challenging the appointment of Gujarat-cadre Rakesh Asthana as the interim CBI chief.

Does GST Network require security clearance, MHA asks R&AW, IB
Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The move is likely to cause a delay in the rollout of the much-awaited GST as Home Ministry officials said GSTN has not obtained any clearance earlier.

CBI’s SIT probing AgustaWestland, Vijay Mallya picks up 3 more high profile cases
Thu, Jan 19, 2017

In all, the SIT will now have five cases.

Gujarat anti-terror law back with Centre
Mon, Jan 09, 2017

Home Ministry sources confirmed to The Indian Express that an updated Bill from the state has been received and is under process before it is sent to the President again.

FCRA licence of another NGO cancelled
Sat, Jan 07, 2017

The leaders of opposition parties had earlier written to PM Narendra Modi accusing his government of pursuing vendetta politics by “selectively” cancelling licences of NGOs, and demanded that they be restored.

Bengaluru molestation: Centre asks states to expedite setting up Investigative Units on Crimes Against Women
Thu, Jan 05, 2017

Home Minister Rajnath Singh while announcing the initial 150 units in January 2015 had said that they may consist of 15 personnel, preferably five of them women.

Delhi: CBI chargesheets senior IAS officer
Mon, Jan 02, 2017

In December 2015, the CBI raided his office and recovered 31 gold bars weighing 3.20 kg and Rs 82 lakh in cash from one of the five lockers there

Officials in 7 states can now grant citizenship to minority migrants
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

Since citizenship is in the Union list, only the central government enjoys the power to grant citizenship unless delegated, said officials.

Damage caused by Cyclone Vardah less than Tamil Nadu estimate: MHA
Fri, Dec 30, 2016

A preliminary assessment by the MHA revealed that the extent of damage to property and infrastructure was less than Rs 21,000 crore, the figure claimed by government.

Former Home Secretary Anil Baijal appointed Delhi L-G
Thu, Dec 29, 2016

Former Home Secretary Anil Baijal once served as DDA vice-chairman.

Jammu and Kashmir set to get new police chief
Wed, Dec 28, 2016

The present DGP, K Rajendra Kumar was appointed in May 2014 and completed his term in August this year.

Three-fold rise in Naxal surrenders, surge in civilian casualties too
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Of the 202 civilians who died this year in Maoist violence, 115 were allegedly police informants who, officials said, were executed by left-wing extremists.

ED questions NRI businessman over Haryana land purchases
Sun, Dec 25, 2016

The businessman, known as C C Thampi, is chairman of the Holiday Group, which has multiple business interests in India and the UAE.

President Pranab Mukherjee OKs enemy property ordinance, but raises questions
Sat, Dec 24, 2016

The government took over the properties of those who took Pakistani and Chinese nationalities under the law following the three wars.

Najeeb Jung resigns: ‘Gave no indication he was about to quit’
Fri, Dec 23, 2016

The appointment of the Delhi L-G is a political call and will be taken at the highest level, said a top bureaucrat in the home ministry.

Pathankot attack: Jaish-e-Mohammed plotted attack in 2014 with Google map of airbase, says NIA
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

Contrary to BSF’s claims of no evidence of terrorists infiltrating through Punjab border, the chargesheet said the terrorists crossed over from near the Simbal border outpost.

MHA floats draft bill: Govt wants to give NIA more teeth
Tue, Dec 20, 2016

The draft Bill also proposes to give powers to the NIA to launch parallel probe into terror attacks on Indians and their properties abroad.

CBI seeks sanction to prosecute Kejriwal officer Rajendra Kumar for corruption
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

The AAP had slammed the Modi government over the arrests, calling them an “excuse” to target Kejriwal.

AgustaWestland chopper scandal: Pressure to give info on ‘Opposition’, says middleman James Christian Michel
Sun, Dec 18, 2016

The CBI and Enforcement Directorate (ED) have named Michel in the case involving alleged payment of illegal kickbacks in the deal. Interpol issued a Red Corner Notice (RCN) against him on the CBI’s request earlier this year.

Govt to introduce ordinance on Enemy Property Act for 5th time
Sat, Dec 17, 2016

The Enemy Property Ordinance was promulgated for the fourth time on August 29.

MHA cancels FCRA licence of Teesta NGOs
Tue, Dec 27, 2016

Launches internal probe into renewal of licence of the NGOs; security breach by hackers suspected.

Wrong to drop my name, but not a criminal act: Kiren Rijiju
Thu, Dec 15, 2016

Rijiju, however, told reporters it was wrong on the part of Goboi Rijiju — the subcontractor who is a cousin — to use his name and refer to him as Bhaiya.

MHA unlikely to remove US NGO from watchlist
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

CI was put on the watchlist in May this year based on reports from intelligence agencies saying that the NGO was involved in in religious conversion in India.

MHA renews FCRA licence of Teesta Setalvad’s NGO
Wed, Dec 14, 2016

Teesta Setalvad is secretary of CJP. Her two other NGOs — Sabrang Trust and Sabrang Communications & Publishing Pvt. Ltd — are under the scanner of the CBI and Gujarat Police, officials said.

Home Ministry renews Teesta Setalvad NGO’s FCRA licence
Tue, Dec 13, 2016

Interestingly, the renewed licence did not mention whether the NGO is still under the prior permission (PP) category.

MHA foreigners division: Officer monitoring foreign funds to NGOs moved out
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

MHA sources said that behind the move was the ministry’s decision to put US-based donor Compassion International (CI) in the prior permission (PP) category, which led to protests from US lawmakers.

Centre for status quo on remission for 6 Rajiv Gandhi’s killers
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

, “Since the matter is sub-judice before the Supreme Court, we will inform the State government regarding the observations made by the Law Ministry," said a senior government official.

FCRA licence of Indira Jaising’s NGO Lawyers Collective cancelled
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

Home Ministry cites discrepancies, rule violations; former ASG says exploring legal options

Modernisation bid: Govt to scrap 50 wireless interception units
Tue, Dec 06, 2016

The decision was taken after security forces found that militants from Pakistan were rarely using wireless sets, and had moved on to more secure and encrypted modes of communication.

Baloch leader Brahamdagh Bugti asylum: Intelligence Bureau OK, MHA cautious
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

Bugti had applied for asylum at the Indian consulate in Geneva in September this year.

CBI should be kept off RTI purview: Outgoing agency chief
Sat, Dec 03, 2016

The remarks come at a time when the Narendra Modi government is advocating more transparency and greater accountability.

Centre wants Deendayal Upadhyaya railway station, Uttar Pradesh not too excited
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Rename Farah Town railway station, near Jan Sangh icon’s home village, as Deendayal Dham.