‘Rad and Derad’ launched by MHA to counter radicalisation

mhaThe Ministry of Home Affairs has launched the ‘Rad and Derad’ programme in a bid to understand why radicalisation is taking place. The programme apart from understanding why so many youth are being radicalised would also focus on counter measures to tackle extremism.

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After Modi’s itinerary is leaked, MHA issues strict advisory to states

narendramodiThe Union Home Ministry has directed state governments to strictly adhere to the Official Secrets Act (OSA) to maintain secrecy of classified documents and VVIP programmes.

BSF jawan video: Delhi HC sends notice to MHA on low quality food for soldiers

tejbahadurThe Delhi high court on Tuesday sought a response from the ministry for home affairs on a petition that drew attention to the poor food being served to soldiers.

The petition was filed after Border Security Force constable Tej Bahadur Yadav posted a video in which he was seen complaining about poor food being served to jawans. The court also issued notices to the home ministry while seeking a detailed response on the matter.

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Teesta’s organisation to be probed by CBI

teestaThe Ministry of Home Affairs has given the green signal to the Central Bureau of Investigation to probe into the foreign funds received by Teesta Setalvad owned Sabrang Communication and Publishing Private Limited. The MHA which was contemplating a CBI probe earlier today gave the green signal a while ago. Funding to be probed: The Home Ministry had placed under watch the SCPPL after complaints from Gujarat about funds being diverted for purposes other than intended were made. It was also found that the provisions of the FCRA were violated and the organization did not have the sanction to receive such funds.
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Sun TV security clearance: MHA sticks to its guns

  The Ministry for Home Affairs is likely to stick to its stand on the Sun TV network security clearance issue. 

The MHA had denied security clearance to the Sun TV Network on the ground that there were various cases pending, but the Attorney General had mere filing of cases was not a ground to deny clearance.

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Teesta Setalvad needs to answer these 4 questions

Teesta Setalvad has a couple of questions to answer. The Ministry of Home Affairs has slapped a notice on social activist Teesta Setalvad after alleged violations were found in the accounts her organization, Sabrang Communication and Publishing Private Limited (SCPPL).Read more: 

NIA to file cases against Al-Qaeda, ISIS

In a bid to issue a red corner alert against one of India’s most dangerous recruiters, Sultan Ahmed Armar, the National Investigation Agency has decided to file cases against both the Al-Qaeda and the ISIS. The NIA has made a request to the Home Ministry seeking a consent to go ahead and file cases against the likes of Armar as this becomes mandatory in order to seek an extradition.

The NIA decided to file cases against the Al-Qaeda and the ISIS as most of the operatives running their shop in India are based out of the country. The name of Armar in particular has cropped up several times during the probe. They found his name cropping up in the case of Haja Fakrruddin, the recruitment of the youth from Rajasthan, Hyderabad and also Kalyan.

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Foriegn funding-Notice to MHA

fundingA bench of Delhi High Court comprising Justices Sanjay Kishen Kaul and Indermeet Kaur today, issued notices to the Union Government and the election commission of India on a petition that alleged that the  Indian National Congress (INC) and Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) have violated the Representation of People’s Act (RPA) 1951 and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) by taking donations from government companies and foreign sources, which is prohibited under both the legislations. Continue reading “Foriegn funding-Notice to MHA”

“Political interference led to NIA soft pedalling against dreaded terrorists”

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Security is an elaborate issue and at every corner of the country, there is a problem which is big in its own right. The former Special Director of the Intelligence Bureau Ravindra Narayan Ravi is an expert on matters of security. In this interview with rediff.com Ravindra Narayan Ravi discusses the various issues daunting India and also states that NIA could not pursue with professional vigor its very first case due to political interference and was forced to soft-pedal the case against dreaded terrorists.

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