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Home Ministry has over 5,700 reserved post vacant

New Delhi:  A Parliamentary panel has raised concern over large number of vacancy in posts reserved for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Union Home Ministry. The Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes noted that 5,786 backlog posts are yet to be filled in various subordinate and 38 attached offices of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Out of these vacant posts, approximately 3,000 posts are to be filled up through direct recruitment and 2,500 by promotion. The Committee claimed that inspite of efforts madeRead More

UP: School principal arrested for controversial FB post on PM

Meerut: A school principal has been arrested for allegedly posting controversial content on Facebook on the Prime Minister and RSS leaders on Dussehra. Mudassir Rana, who heads a private school in Saradhna area, has been charged under Section 153-A of IPC (promoting disharmony) and relevant sections of IT Act, police said here. Rana was arrested yesterday following a complaint and sent to jail, they said. It is alleged that Rana had in his Facebook post depicted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and other Sangh leaders, Home MinisterRead More

Rajnath Singh Meets Kashmir’s Ahmad Wani Who Topped BSF Exam

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday met a youth from Jammu and Kashmir who has topped the examination for assistant commandant in Border Security Force, saying his success story will inspire many in the state. Singh said he was immensely happy to meet Nabel Ahmad Wani, a young man from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, who topped the BSF assistant commandant examination recently. “The success story of Nabeel shows that youths in Jammu and Kashmir have lot of potentials and his success will inspire many young boysRead More

Muslim Clerics Meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh Over Kashmir Unrest

New Delhi: A delegation of Muslim clerics met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday to discuss the prevailing situation of Kashmir. Muslim clerics expressed their confidence in the central government and said that the Home Ministry will resolve the ongoing conflict in the Valley. Condemning opposition parties’ decision to meet the separatists in Kashmir, one of the Muslim clerics questioned, “Why talk to Hurriyat people, people who raise “Pakistan Zindabad” slogans?” Earlier, leaders including Sharad Yadav (JD-U), Sitaram Yechury (CPI-M), D Raja (CPI), Asaduddin Owaisi (AIMIM), JP Yadav (RJD) madeRead More

Rajnath Singh Says Rest Of India’s Future Is Incomplete Without Kashmir

Srinagar: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said rest of India’s future is incomplete without Kashmir and added that the government wants the future of Kashmiri children to be interlinked with the entire country. He was addressing the joint press conference with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar. The home minister in an important announcement said that a report on pellet guns will be given by an expert committee within a few days and the government will come up with an alternative soon. The home minister saidRead More

Rajnath Singh Reviews Security Situation In Kashmir, Appeals To Maintain Peace

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir as unrest continues in the Valley. The officials of various security agencies apprised the Home Minister on the prevailing situation in the Valley and steps taken to restore peace and calm there, sources said. Kashmir Valley has been in turmoil ever since Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani was killed in an encounter by security forces on July 8. Over 65 people, including security personnel, have lost their lives and hundred others injured inRead More

Rajnath Singh Draws Parallel Between Mahatma Gandhi, Vajpayee

New Delhi: Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday drew parallel between Mahatma Gandhi and ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, saying the latter is one such political personality in independent India who would be respected by public for many generations to come like the Father of the Nation. “The kind of respect Mahatma Gandhi received among people in India during pre and also post-independence era…if you look at politics of independent India, Vajpayee has the personality like Mahatma Gandhi, he will be respected for several forthcoming generations,” the Union Home MinisterRead More

Rajnath Singh to raise Pakistan-sponsored terror; no bilateral with Pakistan counterpart

New Delhi: Pakistan’s sustained support to cross-border terrorism will be raised by Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his two-day visit to Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference on August 4. During his stay in Pakistan, the minister will be representing India at the 7th meeting of SAARC ministers of Interior/Home but there is no bilateral meeting scheduled with his Pakistani counterpart, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said. This will be the first visit by any senior Indian leader to Pakistan after the Pathankot attack on January 2, whichRead More

Amid Tension, Rajnath Singh To Visit Pakistan in August To Attend SAARC Meet

New Delhi: Amid rising tension with Pakistan, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will travel to Pakistan to attend the SAARC Home Ministers’ Conference on August 3 and 4, news agency ANI reported. The home minister is likely to have bilateral meetings with his counterparts from other SAARC countries. Sources said the home minister will raise the issue of cross-border terrorism at the meeting. The relation between the two countries is deteriorating after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani. More than 45 people have died and nearly 3,000 left injuredRead More

Union Minister Rajnath Singh says a thorough probe to be held against Zakir Naik

New Delhi: Amidst allegations that Islamist preacher Zakir Naik was involved in making hate speeches, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said CDs of his speeches are being examined for necessary action and asserted that the government will not compromise on the issue of terrorism. “We have taken cognisance of Zakir Naik’s speeches and have given necessary instructions for a probe. A thorough investigation will be done. “CDs of his speeches are being examined,” Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function here. The Home Minister said necessary action willRead More