MHA issues advisory against cybercriminals offering ‘Free Omicron Test’

Amid a rise in Omicron cases, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued an advisory against cybercriminals targeting potential victims by offering them free tests for detecting Omicron variant of COVID-19. The cyber and information security division of MHA has issued an advisory that reads: “Cybercriminals are taking advantage of lowering of cyber defences due to the […]

MHA issues draft guidelines for police buildings under rights of PwDs

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday issued draft guidelines for MHA specific built infrastructure and Associated Services for Police Stations, Prisons and Disaster Mitigation Centers to ensure disabled people can access the buildings and their services at ease. The notice reads that MHA is in the process of finalizing the Accessibility Standards […]

Covid-19 containment measures to remain in force till September 30: MHA

COVID-19 containment measures will remain in force across the country till September 30, 2021, said the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday. An order issued by Union Home Secretary and National Executive Committee Chairman today read, “In exercise of the powers, conferred under Section 10(2)(1) of the Disaster Management Act 2005, the undersigned […]

Afghan nationals must travel to India only on e-Visa: MHA

Owing to the prevailing security situation in Afghanistan and streamlining of the visa process by introduction of the e-Emergency X-Misc visa, it has been decided that all Afghan nationals henceforth must travel to India only on e-Visa. Keeping in view some reports that certain passports of Afghan nationals have been misplaced, previously issued visas to all Afghan […]

Terrorist violence cases, stone-pelting, infiltration attempts in J-K reduced in 2020: MHA

The number of terrorist violence cases and stone-pelting incidents in Jammu and Kashmir have reduced drastically in 2020 in comparison to 2019, said Union Minister of State Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy on Monday. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha, Reddy said 27 people were injured in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2019 while the number came down […]