TMC Attacks PM Modi Over Alapan Episode, Claims Petulance Now a State Policy

The Trinamool Congress on Tuesday hit out at the BJP-led central government accusing it of trying to disturb the functioning of the West Bengal government by initiating disciplinary proceedings against Alapan Bandyopadhyay, former chief secretary of the state. The TMC also claimed that petulance has become part of state policy of the Narendra Modi government … Read more

Swapan Dasgupta renominated to Rajya Sabha | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former journalist Swapan Dasgupta, who had resigned from Rajya Sabha and unsuccessfully contested the recent West Bengal assembly elections on a BJP ticket, has been renominated to the Upper House of Parliament by the government. Noted lawyer Mahesh Jethmalani was also nominated to Rajya Sabha by the cental government. “In exercise of the … Read more

Govt permits supply of liquid oxygen to certain industries, projects on temporary basis

With the number of coronavirus cases coming down, the government has permitted oxygen manufacturing units to supply oxygen to certain industries such as MSMEs, food processing plants and infrastructure projects, on temporary basis. This supply, however, would be subjected to ensuring adequate supply of liquid medical oxygen to hospitals and other medical purposes as per … Read more

CISF DG, Sashastra Seema Bal DG and MHA Special Sec short-listed for CBI director post

Director General CISF Subodh Kumar Jaiswal, SSB DG Kumar Rajesh Chandra and Special Secretary Home Ministry VSK Kaumudi were short-listed for the post of CBI director during a meeting of a high-powered committee, comprising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and two others, on Monday, sources said. Jaiswal, a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, is a … Read more

Four-member Team of MHA Arrives in West Bengal to Probe Post-poll Violence

A four-member fact-finding team of the Union Home Ministry, tasked with looking into reasons for the post-poll violence in West Bengal, arrived in the state on Thursday. Led by an additional secretary of the ministry, the team visited the state secretariat and held a meeting with the home secretary and DGP, sources said. The team, … Read more

Many Claimed Dead in Post-poll Violence in Bengal, Centre, Guv Seek Report; BJP Chief to Visit State

West Bengal was in the throes of widespread violence on Monday that allegedly left several BJP workers dead and injured in clashes, and shops being looted, prompting the Union Home Ministry to seek a factual report from the state government on incidents of attack on opposition workers. Videos of arson at a BJP office with … Read more

Since Oct. 2020, 10,787 ventilators installed in hospitals: Home Ministry

In affidavit in SC, Ministry says country has only 1,224 oxygen tankers and that is being increased to 2,000 The Union Home Ministry claimed in an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Tuesday that since October 2020 as many as 10,787 ventilators have been installed in various hospitals across the country. There is a sudden … Read more

States allowed to use 50 per cent Disaster Response Fund to curb pandemic surge

The Centre has allowed states to use 50% of the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) for the financial year to contain the Covid-19 surge. The special onetime measure will have to be “in conformity with approved items and norms in the financial year 2021-22,” a communication by the home ministry to states and union territories … Read more

MHA orders 50% attendance in work, staggered timing at its offices

In view of the “unprecedented rise” in number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, the Union Home Ministry Thursday said its officers up to the level of Under Secretary can work from home and only 50 per cent staff need to attend office. In an office memorandum, the home ministry said all officers who attend the … Read more

Amid Poll-related Violence, 71 More CAPF Companies Rushed to West Bengal

The Election Commission (EC) Saturday directed the Union Home Ministry to deploy 71 additional companies of Central Armed Police forces (CAPFs) in West Bengal for the conduct of the remaining four phases of polls, official sources said. The order comes in the backdrop of multiple incidents of poll violence in the state, including the one … Read more