Rahul Tripathi


Centre urged to make rule against handing militants’ bodies to kin
Sat, Jun 23, 2018

Officials said Jammu and Kashmir Police is also of the view that handing over of militants’ bodies shores up emotions in the area during funerals in the locality.

Home Ministry invokes UAPA, bans new offshoots of al-Qaeda and Islamic State
Fri, Jun 22, 2018

There are 39 banned outfits under UAPA, including the Islamic State, Lashkar-e-Toiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and others.

Counter-terror ops will be much easier during Governor’s rule: J&K police chief
Thu, Jun 21, 2018

As Governor N N Vohra held meetings with security agencies, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said ongoing military operations in the Valley against terrorists would continue as earlier.

BJP-PDP alliance break-up: Jammu and Kashmir looks at another stint of Governor’s rule
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Late on Tuesday night, Vohra sent a report to the Union Home Ministry on the prevailing situation in the Valley and recommended Governor’s rule.

Amarnath Yatra a key reason to lift suspension of operations in Valley
Tue, Jun 19, 2018

No headway on moves for talks also led to withdrawal, say Home officials

Forces showed restraint, terrorists didn’t… J-K ceasefire over: Government
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

BJP sources indicated that the party’s senior leadership at the Centre and in J&K did not see “encouraging signs” on the ground to extend the ceasefire, especially with security forces preparing to sanitise the routes for the Amarnath Yatra.

J&K: Wary of stone-pelters, Home Ministry seeks ‘full-body protectors’ for troops
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

The body protectors that the Home Ministry is looking for will have chest protectors, shoulder pads, upper arm guards, elbow and forearm guards, groin and shin guards.

Multi-layered security cordon, satellite tracker likely to secure Amarnath Yatra
Fri, Jun 15, 2018

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba held a second meeting with Jammu and Kashmir police, Intelligence Bureau, Army and Home Ministry officials, about an hour later, to discuss the potential threats, including possibilities of fidayeen attacks and security arrangements.

India drags its feet on MoU with London over return of illegal immigrants
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

UK minister of state for counter-terrorism Baroness Williams on Monday took up the issue with Minister of State (Home) Kiren Rijiju, asking New Delhi to formalise the agreement, officials said.

How to bring back a fugitive
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

India has moved the UK for extradition of Vijay Mallya, and Interpol for a Red Corner Notice against Nirav Modi. Will these bring the fugitives back? What are the rules for extradition, and the precedents?

Pakistan linked India to terror outfit in UNSC ban, get it deleted: Delhi to London
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

This was conveyed to the UK, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), during a meeting between India’s Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and UK Minister of State for Countering Extremism, Baroness Williams, in New Delhi Monday.

PNB fraud case: Nirav Modi in UK, CBI turns to Interpol
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Once, an RCN is issued, member countries of the Lyon-based international police cooperation agency can arrest and extradite Modi, who fled the country in the first week of January, weeks before the bank filed a complaint with the CBI.

Staff size, heritage value: How the allowances of Governors are decided
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

The Governor’s post comes with much ceremonial pomp and a grand home in the state capital. The perks of the job are regulated by The Governors (Emoluments, Allowances and Privileges) Act, 1982, and the amendments carried out in 1987, 2014, 2015 and 2018.

FCRA: Govt eases penalties for violating law, NGOs can now pay fines
Thu, Jun 07, 2018

Several top NGOs including those of social activist Teesta Setalvad, senior lawyer Indira Jaising, Greenpeace, Compassion International and Ford Foundation were under the scanner for alleged violations of the FCRA Act.

‘Political intervention needed for J&K talks’
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

The assessment was conducted on the recent visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to J&K. On May 26, a week after Modi’s visit, Rajnath Singh offered to hold talks with Hurriyat, which sought more clarity on the terms.

Visa norms relaxed for Bangla freedom fighters
Tue, Jun 05, 2018

According to the Home Ministry, Muktijoddhas, who were aged between 13 and 19 years at the time of war, will now be eligible for five-year multiple tourist visas.

After Ramzan ceasefire, Centre to reach out to Valley youth; seize chance, urges CM Mehbooba Mufti
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

Officials in the Union Home Ministry said they were working on a draft policy, focused around sports, tourism and employment, for Kashmir youths.

Citizenship Bill: Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal meets Rajnath Singh, gets assurance on Bill, Accord
Thu, May 31, 2018

The citizenship Bill is pending before a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) and any move by the Centre will impact the outcome of deliberations being held by the JPC.

President Ram Nath Kovind rejects first mercy plea: Murder of six of family in Bihar
Wed, May 30, 2018

This is the first mercy petition to be decided by President Kovind — it is learnt that detailed consultations were held over 10 months. Incidentally, the case is from Bihar where Kovind served as Governor before taking over as President last July.

Shelling up, govt to build bunkers to protect border villagers
Tue, May 29, 2018

More than 1,250 ceasefire violations have been recorded in the first five months of this year, compared to 971 such violations in 2017, 449 in 2016, and 405 in 2015, according to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) records.