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MHA tells state govts to penalise violators of lockdown measures
Fri, Apr 03, 2020

Home Secy letter follows reports of health workers being assaulted, chased away.

NIA files case over Kabul gurdwara attack
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

The attack which killed 27 people was allegedly carried out by three Islamic State terrorists, one of whom was later identified as a resident of Kasaragod in Kerala.

Coronavirus: MHA tells states to ensure full lockdown
Thu, Apr 02, 2020

In a letter sent to Chief Secretaries of all states, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) frowned upon states making exceptions to the guidelines issued by the ministry on March 24 and onwards.

Tablighi Jamaat congregation: First link was spotted on March 17; list of foreigners took till 21st
Wed, Apr 01, 2020

It was only by March 21 that the Home Ministry (MHA) was able to draw up a list of over 800 foreigners associated with Tablighi activities across the country.

Govt doubles down on lockdown: To stem flow of migrants, state borders are sealed
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

While Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday underlined that this was the only way to fight COVID-19, the Home Ministry directed states to ensure effective sealing of the borders.

Coronavirus: Govt forms 11 groups of officers to deal with lockdown issues
Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The groups will deal with matters concerning medical emergency management plan, availability of hospitals, testing and quarantine facilities, availability of medical equipment, among others.

Hapless migrants on road, broken supply chains show glaring gaps in how Centre, states implement lockdown
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Indeed, as many as four clarificatory notes had to be issued by the Home Ministry since the PM’s speech to expand the list of essential supplies and services.

Kabul gurdwara attacker from Kerala, left for Afghanistan in 2018
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

An Islamic State magazine, al Naba, on Friday published a picture of the suicide attackers identifying one of them as Abu Khalid al-Hindi. The picture has been identified by the parents of Muhsin as that of their son.

Amit Shah discusses migrant movement with CMs, asks states to help them
Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Amit Shah is learnt to have discussed the prevailing situation over COVID-19 and the issues associated with the lockdown. Shah, sources said, asked them to sort out issues with essential supplies and provide help to migrant workers.

‘District admin, police working out effective curfew pass system, home delivery of services’: Lucknow ADG
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

P V Rama Sastry speaks to The Indian Express on the challenges of maintaining essential supplies along with managing an effective lockdown.

Government steps in after retailers and e-commerce players stopped
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

While some authorities including Delhi Police, Gurugram Police, Noida Police and Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation instituted mechanisms for allowing home deliveries, many raised concerns over non-adherence of Union Ministry of Home Affairs orders in different states.

Teething problems, we are streamlining free passage of essentials: Delhi Police chief S N Shrivastava
Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Shrivastava said: “This lockdown is unprecedented. Never in the past has it happened that the entire country is locked down. Because it has happened so suddenly, it is taking some time for things to settle down."

Coronavirus: MHA tells states to act against those harassing people from N-E
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

Multiple instances of racial slurs against people of the North East, including sportspersons, have come to light, the advisory said.

Parliament adjourned sine die due to coronavirus
Tue, Mar 24, 2020

While Lok Sabha was adjourned around 3.30 pm after passing the Finance Bill, 2020, without any discussion, Rajya Sabha was adjourned around 7 pm.

ED questions Subhash Chandra in Yes Bank case
Sun, Mar 22, 2020

Essel Group chairman Subhash Chandra appeared before the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday in connection with the agency’s money laundering probe related to Yes Bank promoter Rana Kapoor. Sources said that Chandra arrived at the ED’s Mumbai office in the morning and was questioned till early evening before he was allowed to go. “Just like Anil […]

Explained: Why there’s a question mark over NPR exercise after Odisha says put it off
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

On Friday, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging that the NPR updation be postponed.

CBI books 4 Mahanadi Coalfields officials, 25 companies for causing ‘loss of close to Rs 97 crore’ to PSU
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

The public officials, according to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), allegedly extended favours to these companies in terms of allowing delayed payments, not charging interest on delayed payments and allowing coal supply despite previous dues not being cleared.

Yes Bank case: ED issues fresh summons to Subhash Chandra
Fri, Mar 20, 2020

The ED summoned Chandra and Jet Airways’ Naresh Goyal for questioning in the Yes Bank case on Wednesday, but none of them appeared.

Subhash Chandra to Anil Ambani to Naresh Goyal: 5 skip ED summons, cite virus, illness, House duty
Thu, Mar 19, 2020

On his part, Subhash Chandra cited his commitment to attendance in the ongoing session of Parliament. He is a member of Rajya Sabha and was present in the House on Wednesday during a discussion on two pieces of legislation dealing with Unani medicines and homoeopathy.

FCRA licences of 6,600 NGOs cancelled in past three years: Govt to Lok Sabha
Wed, Mar 18, 2020

More than 69 per cent of these NGOs are educational institutions, the government told Parliament on Tuesday.

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