Rahul Tripathi


US designates Hizbul Mujahideen a foreign terrorist organisation, freezes assets
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

The US had also designated Hizbul Chief Syed Salahuddin as a global terrorist just hours before a scheduled meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi couple of months ago.

Hurriyat funding probe: NIA conducts raids at 12 locations in Srinagar 
Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Officials said the raids were conducted based on the statements given by the Hurriyat leaders that also includes some suspects associated with Jamaat-e Islami in the Valley.

Centre steps in with Rs 600 crore, deploys 107 disaster relief teams
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

Each NDRF team includes 47 rescue and relief workers. These include teams that have been pre-positioned at 75 locations. Assam has 7 teams while Bihar has 10 teams.

Plea against Article 35 A cites gender bias, sent to larger SC bench
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The plea by Seema Razdan Bhargav and Charu Wali Khanna, which came up before a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and A M Khanwilkar, was tagged along with another petition challenging the Constitutional validity of Article 35A which has already been referred to a three-judge bench.

Electrify villages, set up mobile towers in LWE areas: Rajnath Singh
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Singh’s observations, after holding a detailed review of Maoist-affected areas, came following reports that 2,187 mobile towers set up in Maoist-affected areas were working with obsolete technology and were unable to generate intelligence as expected, officials said.

Harish Salve to represent Malegaon blasts accused Purohit in apex court
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

The case was initially investigated by the Maharashtra ATS, which in its 2009 chargesheet stated that Purohit collected funds for the organisation which were then used for promoting fundamentalism and unlawful acts.

Illegal migrants more vulnerable to be recruited by terrorist organisations: MHA
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

According to officials, migrants from Bangladesh settled in the Northeast and Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar were said to be the primary concern of the home ministry.

MHA advises states, UTs against use of plastic flags
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

The MHA’s advisory has also reiterated that anyone who burns, mutilates, tramples or disfigures the national flag can face imprisonment of up to three years. The advisory said that on important national, cultural and sports events, only paper flags must be used and these must not be left on the ground after the event.

Centre unlikely to take stand on Article 35A; Mehbooba Mufti meets Rajnath Singh
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Mehbooba Mufti and other mainstream political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have opposed any move to abrogate Article 35 A. She had last month warned that there will be “no one to shoulder the Indian flag’’ in the state if its special status is tampered with.

Stalking case: Duo accused of abduction bid refused to undergo medical examination, Chandigarh to Centre
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Barala and his accomplice Ashish Kumar were reeking of alcohol at the health centre in Manimajra, where they were taken following Varnika’s complaint, the report said citing the doctor’s opinion. Home Ministry officials monitoring the case said the refusal by Barala and his accomplice to undergo a medical examination will go against them

Chandigarh report to MHA: Accused refused medical examination
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

Chandigarh Police also informed the MHA that two PCR vans intercepted the white Tata Safari, in which the accused were travelling, following a brief chase on the midnight of August 5 after the police received a call from Varnika, the report said.

UP witnesses 60 communal incidents in 2017, highest so far
Wed, Aug 09, 2017

Bengal, which recently witnessed communal violence in Basirhat, has had 26 incidents and 3 deaths until May, as compared to 32 incidents (4 deaths) for entire 2016.

Nitish Kumar back in NDA, Bihar package on Centre table
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Narendra Modi's “special package” for the state was a major poll plank of the NDA in the state Assembly elections. But in March this year, the Bihar government said that only Rs 28,117.23 crore had been made available by the Centre.

On govt table: Shadow officers for top Maoists
Sat, Aug 05, 2017

The review of 10 Maoist violence-affected states was done nearly four months after the attack on security forces in Chhattisgarh that led to the killing of 25 CRPF personnel.

Home Ministry clears renaming of Mughalsarai as Deen Dayal Upadhyaya station
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Sources said the railway ministry has also been asked to make changes in its records so that there is no ambiguity for passengers while making reservations.

Lashkar’s Abu Dujana killed in Kashmir Valley, youth dies during protests
Wed, Aug 02, 2017

Sources said security agencies had information that Abu Dujana often visited the house of a villager, Khurshid, in Harkipora.

Amid Doklam standoff, India set to build border road in Ladakh to access vantage points
Thu, Jul 27, 2017

In 2016, the region had seen a standoff after Chinese People’s Liberation Army personnel entered an area near Demchok sector, 250 km east of Leh, and stopped work on a civilian project. The irrigation canal was being built under MNREGA scheme for linking a village with ‘Hot Spring’ in the area.

Pranab Mukherjee withheld assent to 18 state Bills: MHA
Wed, Jul 26, 2017

Under Article 111 of the Constitution, while considering the Bills, the President shall declare either that he assents to the Bill, or that he withholds assent or return the Bill if it is not a Money Bill with a message requesting the House to reconsider it.

Mukherjee clears four state Bills at end of his tenure
Tue, Jul 25, 2017

Mukherjee also gave his assent to Gujarat’s Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Bill, 2017, which bans hookah bars in the state.

Money laundering case: NIA waits to question separatists in preventive custody
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

After the leaders failed to appear twice, the agency issued summons for Ayaz Akbar, the spokesperson for Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, senior separatist leader, Altaf Fantosh and Peer Saifulla, another of Geelani’s close aides, asking them to appear before the NIA on July 24 at their J&K branch.

Syria travel wish, talk of plane hijack helped NIA nail IS suspect
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

Abid was tasked to search for people who wanted to work for IS. He was introduced to one Moosa through his friend Farooq who works in Dubai. The trio met when Farooq came to India last year. After a brief discussion, Moosa agreed to join JKH.

Home to dilute new property destruction Bill, exclude political leaders
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The Home Ministry, however, may bring other changes in the Bill’s language to specify that leaders of political outfits should exercise “due diligence” to prevent damage to public property, said officials.

Kashmir so vulnerable even China now raising it: Mehbooba Mufti to Rajnath Singh
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

While she has earlier blamed Pakistan for the unrest in the state, this is the first time that Mufti has pointed a finger at China. Her statement comes at a time of tension between India and China over the Doklam border issue.

Amarnath pilgrims: Road vigil team to stay till 10 pm, unregistered buses to be in security cordon
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

The road opening party meant to secure the roads earlier used to be present till 6.30 pm. “We have asked them to remain on the ground till 10 pm.

Kashmiris not with terrorists, says Hansraj Ahir
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Ahir, the MoS in-charge of Kashmir, is set to brief Rajnath Singh on his visit. He said the Prime Minister and Home Minister had asked him to accompany MoS (PMO) Dr Jitendra Singh to the Valley.

CBI begins probe in 2012 aircraft deal
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

According to investigators, the raids also unearthed a separate tranche of emails related to a property deal in London, which allegedly link Bhandari to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra.

30 women MPs to meet Byculla prison inmates
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Murder accused media executive Indrani Mukerjea had alleged that jail guards had assaulted her during the riot inside Byculla Women’s Prison.

MPs’ panel to meet Byculla jail inmates
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The panel, which includes DMK’s Kanimozhi, TMC’s Satabdi Roy and NCP’s Supriya Sule, will talk to prison authorities. The MPs committee for empowerment of women is likely to prepare a report on women in detention and access to justice based on their interaction.

Amarnath yatra attack: Bus was delayed due to a flat tyre, attacked twice within seconds, J&K Police tells MHA
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

Amarnath Yatra attack: Seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 15 injured when militants attacked a bus carrying at least 56 passengers at Botengo village near Anantnag, on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, in South Kashmir on Monday evening.

Home secy in UK to finalise MoU on intel sharing, extradition pleas
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

In May, a UK delegation led by Patsy Wilkinson, second permanent secretary, British Home Office, held consultations with Mehrishi in Delhi to sign the pact, but it was then turned down by India as one of the clauses was deportation of illegal Indian immigrants.

Centre writes to West Bengal: ‘Take strict action against those who attempt to exploit religious emotion’
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Maintaining that the law and order is a state subject, the Home Ministry said it was concerned that various incidents, with communal overtones, were taking place across the country, including the recent communal violence at Baduria and Basirhat in North-24 Parganas

Most of RJD MLA’s projects started after party in power
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

The contract between Lalu’s daughter Chanda Yadav and Dojana to develop the shopping complex was signed on May 5, 2016, five months after Nitish Kumar was sworn in as head of the coalition government in Bihar.

Contract shows deal struck by Lalu Prasad’s daughter, RJD MLA to develop land under probe
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

Records being investigated by the CBI include a purported contract between the MLA and Prasad’s daughter Chanda, which shows that 57 per cent of the complex under construction on this land would be owned by her while 43 per cent would be allocated to the developer.

On heels of Kerala BJP petitions, minister set to review situation
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

During the review of law and order situation, the Centre is likely to press for expeditious investigation and arrest of those involved in some high-profile political murders.

AFSPA may be partially lifted in Assam, parts of Arunachal Pradesh
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

In the same month, the ministry issued a fresh notification to continue AFSPA in Arunachal for three months, until August 8.

Centre asks Tripura to reverse top cop’s rank
Fri, Jun 30, 2017

The ministry had in April asked the state government to reverse Nagaraj’s ad-hoc promotion, citing Tripura cadre IPS officer Kuldeep Kumar’s plea against Nagaraj. Nagaraj was asked to appear before a ministry’s disciplinary panel.