Rahul Tripathi


Govt set to lift travel restrictions on 17th Karmapa
Wed, May 24, 2017

Government agencies had for long suspected that the Karmapa was a “Chinese spy”, but a decision was recently taken to review the restrictions on his travel in an attempt to “engage” him.

Pakistan set to send two officials for SAARC space seminar
Wed, May 24, 2017

India led the boycott of the SAARC Summit, which was to be hosted by Islamabad in November last year, forcing Pakistan to cancel the event.

Karnataka Child Marriage Bill gets President’s nod
Tue, May 23, 2017

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has been urging the Centre to pass the Bill, saying that his government wants to completely eradicate the social menace in the next few years.

Fake Rs 2,000 notes seized in Dhaka, NIA sees Pakistan link in supply chain
Mon, May 22, 2017

Based on seizures made on the Indo-Bangla border, The Indian Express had reported the influx of Rs 2,000 notes from across the border last December, a month after such notes had been introduced.

Human rights brigade, NGOs… all doing dhanda in the region: SRP Kalluri, former Bastar IGP
Sun, May 21, 2017

Kalluri, who was criticised for his alleged high-handed style and human rights violations when he was the IGP of Maoist-affected Bastar, was in Delhi to speak at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication.

Chakma and Hajong refugees set to get citizenship
Fri, May 19, 2017

Home Ministry officials said that while consultations are on with the state government, the citizenship will not entitle the refugees to rights enjoyed by Scheduled Tribes in the state, including land ownership.

Uphaar cinema fire: Ansal plea for Presidential pardon reaches MHA
Thu, May 18, 2017

Gopal Ansal, 69, and his elder brother Sushil Ansal, 77, were investigated by the CBI for their roles in the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire tragedy

Aircel-Maxis case: CBI appeals against discharge of Marans
Wed, May 17, 2017

The Enforcement Directorate, which probed money laundering charges in the Aircel-Maxis case, said they have also challenged the special court order discharging the Marans.

J-K security set-up leans towards Governor’s Rule
Sun, May 14, 2017

Centre can do it, but it has not worked earlier, warns PDP

Media exaggerating situation in Valley, state officials tell Home Secretary
Sat, May 13, 2017

Mehrishi visited Kashmir a day after Lieutenant Ummer Fayaz, 23, was abducted by militants from his house in Shopian and murdered.

Naxals: Rajnath Singh asks states to act, Nitish Kumar says don’t pass buck
Tue, May 09, 2017

The meeting to review the anti-Maoist doctrine comes a fortnight after 25 CRPF personnel were killed in a Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.

Army to train state forces, more IAF ops: new plan to take on Naxalites
Sun, May 07, 2017

Meeting note stresses on better coordination, two new joint command centres, underlines development push.

New Delhi says no to London MoU on deporting illegals
Wed, May 03, 2017

Immigration officials in India said they have come across several cases of deportation from UK, where the people are actually from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan or Sri Lanka

NN Vohra, Rajnath Singh discuss Valley, opening talks in J&K an option on Centre table
Wed, May 03, 2017

Although Governor’s rule has been imposed thrice during his two terms, Vohra is said to have conveyed that imposing it again without initiating any political dialogue would serve no purpose, given the situation in the Valley.

MHA panel set to look into Sukma ‘lapses’
Tue, May 02, 2017

Officials said the inquiry being ordered will be different from the CRPF’s court of inquiry, routinely conducted by the force internally after every incident.

Woman force for girls on Valley streets; EC wants 75,000 troops for one seat
Fri, Apr 28, 2017

The move comes days after school girls and women were seen fighting pitched battles with security forces in the heart of Srinagar.

CRPF intel had alerted on presence of Maoist commanders in Sukma
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The MHA, which has sought a report on the Sukma incident, has reportedly asked the CRPF what action the force took on this specific intelligence generated nearly a fortnight before the attack.

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed DG CRPF after Sukma attack
Thu, Apr 27, 2017

The government has come under severe criticism for keeping the post of DG CRPF vacant for nearly two months after its full time director K Durga Prasad retired in February this year.

Can’t be so defensive, step up planned operations, Rajnath Singh tells forces
Wed, Apr 26, 2017

The attack in Sukma is the second incident in a span of about a month when Maoists targeted road opening parties of the CRPF and snatched their weapons and wireless sets.

Use of beacons: Where do the red lines lie?
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

To destroy ‘VIP culture’, the government has decided to ban lal battis for everyone. What exactly does the order say? Which high officials does it affect? The Indian Express gives the details and background.

Worst in Chhattisgarh in seven years: 25 CRPF men killed by Maoists in Sukma
Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Senior police officers said the ambush took place after personnel from the 74th battalion of CRPF had emerged from their camp to secure an under-construction road in a Maoist stronghold in south Sukma.

Red-flagged 50 cases of alleged corruption, nepotism but no govt action: CVC
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

Report records cases of alleged graft, nepotism and red-tapism in 2016

Valley protests: Centre decides to draw hard line for J&K govt
Sat, Apr 22, 2017

Home Ministry to states, UTs: ensure security of students from Kashmir

Maybe we couldn’t allay fears in J&K, effort required, says Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Minister of State for Home discusses cow slaughter, Kashmir, IS threat and Arvind Kejriwal with The Indian Express

Planning Project Cow like Project Tiger, a cow sanctuary in each state: MoS Home
Fri, Apr 21, 2017

Ahir, who handles Jammu and Kashmir division in the ministry, said security forces have shown restraint while dealing with protesters in the Valley.

Govt cancels FCRA licence of top public health NGO
Thu, Apr 20, 2017

The RSS-backed Swadeshi Jagran Manch had recently alleged a nexus between the Gates Foundation and big pharma and its “influence” on health policymaking.

Vijay Mallya case: Extradition next step, easier said than done
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

India has failed to secure extradition in many high-profile cases, including that of former IPL chairman Lalit Modi, Navy war room leak suspect Ravishankaran and Purulia arms drop case accused Kim Davy.

‘Delay Anantnag LS bypoll further’: Security forces to MHA
Wed, Apr 19, 2017

Situation fragile, holding byelection next month not favourable: CRPF

Uniform service, tax in fire safety draft Bill
Mon, Apr 17, 2017

MHA’s draft legislation on fire safety sent to state govts for feedback, suggestions include fund for life safety

India to host SAARC seminar, Pak to get invite
Fri, Apr 14, 2017

“We have finalised the SAARC training plan, and Pakistan will be invited," an official said.

Thirty Pakistan spies in Indian jails, provided consular access whenever sought: Officials
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

Officials added that more than 265 Pakistani nationals are currently in Indian jails.

Defunct NCTC back on Home Ministry table
Thu, Apr 13, 2017

States may get ‘equal partner’ status.

Facing DA case, Tripura relaces DGP K Nagaraj with Akhil Shukla
Tue, Apr 11, 2017

On the observations of the Supreme Court, the Home Ministry advised the Tripura government not to continue with a tainted officer at the top.

Aseemanand bail: NIA brass scuttled plans for appeal in HC
Sun, Apr 09, 2017

Aseemanand, main accused in the May 18, 2007, bombing of the mosque that killed nine and injured 58, was given bail by a Hyderabad court on March 23.

IPS officer, probationer axed for ‘unauthorised’ leave
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

The move, according to officials, comes following government’s performance review of bureaucrats in order to check “dead wood”.

China says no to security pact, asks India to rewrite
Thu, Apr 06, 2017

India was hopeful that the security agreement will allow it to obtain some information on J-e-M chief Masood Azhar who has so far eluded UN listing as a global terrorist because of a Chinese veto.