Ministry Of Home Affairs News


State govts to decide on political gatherings with over 100 people in poll-bound constituencies

The Election Commission of India had recently announced the holding of Assembly elections in Bihar and by-elections in eleven States for Assembly and parliamentary constituencies

1 min read8 Oct 2020

NIA to take over Kerala gold smuggling case

The move could have ramifications for state politics too, as a prime suspect, Swapna Suresh, is alleged to be close to state’s political leaders and officials

2 min read10 Jul 2020

’10,200 hospital beds empty...’: Union govt on Delhi Covid situation

Union government briefed the media about the Covid-19 situation in the country, and especially, Delhi. Punya Salila Srivastava, joint secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs said that the Centre was in constant dialogue with concerned state governments to improve the situation in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR). She gave a number of statistics, like testing of samples, number of hospital beds, and active cases, to claim that the situation in the capital had improved. Watch the full video for more

9 Jul 2020

Travel curbs on foreigners eased

Healthcare professionals, researchers and engineers working in Indian facilities come under ambit of the moveGovt also included more categories of foreigners while relaxing visa restrictions

2 min read3 Jun 2020

States can regulate inter-state passenger movement with prior announcement

The union home ministry on Saturday announced fresh guidelines for the fifth phase of lockdown, allowing for inter-state movement of people without any permit or a special pass

1 min read30 May 2020

Lockdown 5.0: Govt allows inter, intra-state movement of goods, passengers

In case a state or union territory plans to impose restrictions on movement of people due to ‘reasons of public health’ and due to based on assessment of the situation in respective states, it has to ‘give wide publicity in advance’ regarding the restrictions

1 min read30 May 2020

Government climbs down on Aarogya Setu by removing mandatory provision

MHA in its guidelines issued on Saturday about phase wise opening of lockdown said that the Aarogya Setu mobile application enables early identification of risk of infection, thus acts as a shield for individuals and the community

2 min read30 May 2020

As lockdown eases, states get more control

The union government on Saturday took the first step towards opening up of nationwide lockdown but made state governments and union territories key stakeholders in decision making exercise

2 min read30 May 2020

Government allows restaurants, hotels and malls to open from 8 June

Restaurants that have seen a huge slump in business will see additional relief from the latest relaxations as they can now open for dine-in business after a gap of over two months

3 min read30 May 2020

Lockdown guidelines being violated: MHA warns states again

While the Union government had earlier forbidden any non-essential movement in Red zones, it has once again reiterated that within red and orange zones, ’containment and buffer zones will be demarcated by the district authorities’

1 min read21 May 2020
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