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In J&K, Centre aims to deliver schemes to people with sarpanch training

A senior MHA official said: “A draft proposal has been prepared and is being sent to the Ministry of Panchayati Raj. Officials from the ministry will be given the responsibility of this training. They will be trained in batches.”

New bills on cyber security, crime against women soon: Union Minister

The Home Ministry would have connectivity with all police stations in the country, he said. By this month-end, we'll get into online connectivity with all police stations in the country, he said.

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Home Ministry bans ‘Sikhs for Justice’: Punjab CM hails ban, says ‘SFJ deserved to be treated as terrorist organisation’

The CM said, “Though the outfit deserved to be treated as a terrorist organisation, the Government of India had at least taken a long-overdue stand against SFJ, which had unleashed a wave of terror in Punjab in recent years.”

On Amit Shah table at Home: push and pull of manifesto, ministry

The issues of Article 370 and Article 35 A, which BJP considers as “impediment to development of Jammu and Kashmir”, are also likely to be top of the agenda.

Govt bans Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh, says outfit promoted acts of terrorism

The Home Ministry said Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh had committed acts of terrorism, promoted acts of terrorism and was engaged in radicalisation and recruitment of youths for terrorist activities in India.

Home Ministry refuses to give reasons behind allowing intelligence agencies to access computer data

In an RTI response to activist Venkatesh Nayak, the ministry has said the information is classified as "top secret" and it cannot be disclosed as it is exempted under Section 8(1)(a), 8(1)(g) and 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act.

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No blanket powers to 10 agencies to intercept; every action requires prior approval: MHA

There is no new law, no new rules, no new procedure, no new agency, no blanket powers, no blanket authorisation and it is the same law, same rule, same procedure and the same agencies, an MHA official said.

Govt bans Khalistan Liberation Force for alleged involvement in murders, bombings

The home ministry said the Jalandhar police also busted a KLF and Khalistan Zindabad Force module of four members and arrested the chief of KLF along with illegal arms and ammunition on November 7, 2014.

Monitoring of messages, emails: Most ‘misuse’ within three-day window for interception, say officials

Last week, the Home Ministry issued the order, authorising 10 central agencies to monitor, intercept and decrypt all data contained in any computer system, which received much flak from opposition parties.

India to allow business visa extension for up to 15 years

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said the number of e-Visas issued has seen a tremendous growth during the last four years from 5.17 lakh in 2015 to 21 lakh till November 30 this year.

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Amit Shah takes charge as Home Minister

BJP president Amit Shah took charge as Home Minister on Saturday. Replacing Rajnath Singh, this is the first ministerial responsibility that Shah will take on at the Centre.

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