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NCRB to include data on suicide bids, abetment

Though NCRB maintains statistics on abetment to suicide cases related to women and children, there is no centralized data on abetment to suicide matters related to men and transgenders.

13 Jul 2018

Rajnath Singh stresses on development of border area regions

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said this while reviewing the ongoing Border Area Development Programme (BADP) being run in the 17 states.

12 Jul 2018

Soon, National Crime Records Bureau to come out with data on crime probe

The bureau will also collate information on preventive arrests and detentions. This data will be part of the 2017 NCRB Crime in India (CII) report, which is expected in few months.

09 Jul 2018

Trolls beware: Government plans database on cyber-abusers

 The NCRB, the Union Home Ministry’s wing that tabulates and analyses crime data from across the country every year, will also maintain data on fake online profiles, online defamation, etc.

08 Jul 2018

If gambling was legalised in Mahabharat era, battle would not have taken place: Law Commission

The commission also proposed a number of changes in the law for regulating betting and generating tax revenues from it.

05 Jul 2018

Sedition law reviewed by Law Commission of India may be further strengthened

On Thursday, the matter was taken up for discussion in a high-level meeting which was attended by senior government officials.

05 Jul 2018

Home Ministry rejects paramilitary demand for ‘One Rank, One Pension’

The long-pending demand of paramilitary forces for One Rank, One Pension (OROP), as given to retired personnel of the armed forces, is not likely to be fulfilled anytime soon.

01 Jul 2018

Record number of women go for Hajj this year

More than 47 percent of the total number of pilgrims going for Haj this year are women, which is the highest ever representation of women in Haj from India.

01 Jul 2018

Like Armed forces, CAPF personnel will also get priority boarding on Air India flights now

The development comes after the Border Security Force (BSF) wrote a letter to Air India, requesting for the facility.

27 Jun 2018

After protests, JNU drops plan to offer ‘Islamic terrorism’ course

Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has dropped its plan to start a course on Islamic terrorism following objections raised by minority bodies as well as some university academics and students.

24 Jun 2018

Union Home ministry to strengthen Modi's security on account of maoists threat reports

Home Minister directed that all necessary measures be taken in consultation with other agencies to suitably strengthen the security arrangements for the Prime Minister.

12 Jun 2018

Government not committing cardinal sin by seeking reconsideration of collegium recommendations:  Ravi Shankar Prasad 

The Law Minister also made a veiled attack on the Congress, claiming that parties which had lost in elections were using courts to hit out at the ruling party through 'sponsored litigation'.

12 Jun 2018

APJ Abdul Kalam spent iftar budget on charity, orphans

When Ram Nath Kovind decided not to host an iftar at Rahtrapati Bhavan this year, parallels were drawn with former President APJ Abdul Kalam, who he hosted an iftar for orphans during his last Ramzan

10 Jun 2018

Rashtrapati Bhavan to skip iftar party for first time since Kalam’s tenure

After more than a decade, Rashtrapati Bhavan will give the annual ritual of iftar a miss. The practice of breaking bread at the end of roza (fast), during the holy month of Ramzan, has been an annual

06 Jun 2018

Iftar no longer in list of events at President's residence

Iftar and Christmas celebrations are just one of the many religious festivities that take place at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

06 Jun 2018

Panel mulls extending SC/ST Act to Jammu and Kashmir

The gruesome gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua region ignited debates on several problems of the region such as child safety and tribal rights.

03 Jun 2018

Lights, camera, inaction: Film on communal harmony yet to take off

A novel proposal before the Union Home Ministry to make three short films or documentaries to promote communal harmony has been gathering dust since 2014 when the Modi government came to power. 

27 May 2018

How Union Home Ministry short-changed promising project on communal harmony

Sources in the government said “the project had failed to take off because it did not feature among the government’s priorities” and also because a measly budget was proposed for the making the film.

27 May 2018

EC found Doordarshan’s spot too costly for documentary

The following year, the EC decided that instead of producing a documentary, Doordarshan should be approached for producing a spot of about two minutes duration. A “proper media plan” in this

27 May 2018

Report on Hindus in seven states soon: National Commission for Minorities

A subcommittee set up by the NCM, which is examining the issue, has called the petitioner on June 14 to discuss the matter.

26 May 2018

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