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Bio-access soon to Bombay High Court


August 24th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) As part of enhancing security measures, the Bombay High Court will soon instal a bio-access system for all advocates and staffers, an official said here Friday.Initially, ... Read more...

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Government all for Internet freedom: NSA


May 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The government is all for Internet freedom but society has to decide where to draw the line on content, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon ... Read more...

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India creating architecture to ensure cyber security: NSA


May 16th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) India is creating a "coherent and comprehensive" security policy to deal with the "anarchic new world" of cyber threats, National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon said ... Read more...

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8,000 cyber attacks warded off during CWG: NSA


May 16th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A staggering 8,000 cyber attacks were warded off during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said Wednesday, pointing to India's capabilities."There were ... Read more...

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As China dumps in India’s solar market, domestic industry shrivels (Business Feature)


May 6th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) India's National Solar Mission may be offering huge opportunities to global players but the domestic solar industry is bleeding owing to poor policy and stiff ... Read more...

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Ibobi supports NCTC, stresses human rights angle


May 5th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh Saturday termed the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) a credible step towards institutional capability to counter terrorist forces but ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s terror safe havens remain security challenge, says US


May 2nd, 2012 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 2 (IANS) US-led coalition forces have weakened the Taliban in Afghanistan, but terrorist safe havens in Pakistan and endemic corruption still pose tough challenges, a new Pentagon ... Read more...

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PM opens security meet, flags left-wing extremism (Lead)


April 16th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Left-wing extremism, religious fundamentalism, ethnic violence and terrorism are major challenges facing the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Monday and urged ... Read more...

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PM opens security meet, flags left-wing extremism


April 16th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Left-wing extremism, religious fundamentalism and ethnic violence are major challenges facing the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Monday and urged states to ... Read more...

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Italians’ abduction a reminder of internal security challenge: PM


March 20th, 2012 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Tuesday said the abduction of two Italian nationals in Odisha is a "reminder of the challenge" to internal security posed ... Read more...

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China may resort to Indian territory grab, says expert report


February 29th, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) China may resort to territorial grabs, including through a "major military offensive", especially in Arunachal Pradesh or Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, and India ... Read more...

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The China challenge: Present and former NSAs debate India’s options


February 28th, 2012 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Can India pursue a new 2.0 version of non-alignment in a world marked by the rise of China as a rival to the US? ... Read more...

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India to provide $250 mn line of credit to Mauritius


February 7th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) India Tuesday agreed to provide a new package comprising a $250 million line of credit and a $20 million grant to Mauritius during bilateral ... Read more...

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Jairam for tribal-friendly development to fight Maoists


January 25th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 25 (IANS) Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh Wednesday called for political mobilisation and a sensitive tribal-friendly development strategy in the Maoist-affected areas to fight the menace in ... Read more...

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Pachauri backs green building technologies


January 16th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 16 (IANS) Warning that India is facing an energy security challenge, renowned environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Monday said use of ... Read more...

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PM’s New Year resolution: Combating five key challenges


December 31st, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday listed "five key challenges" that his government wants to meet in 2012, economic reforms topping his agenda.The challenges, he ... Read more...

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CHOGM call for removal of trade barriers on food exports


October 29th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) The Commonwealth has called for elimination of trade barriers on food exports and for coordinated emergency relief efforts to deal with immediate food crises.Adopting the "Perth ... Read more...

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Pakistan frets over burqa bombers (Lead)


August 13th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Burqa-clad women suicide bombers in Pakistan have posed a potent threat to the country as it grapples to deal with the Taliban.This has been vindicated ... Read more...

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PM reviews security threat from Pakistan, China (Lead)


May 16th, 2011 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) A day after Pakistan's spy chief threatened reprisal attacks in case New Delhi attempted a special operation against terror suspects on its soil, India ... Read more...

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Irish terror groups may attack UK: Police


April 24th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 24 (ANI): The Irish terror groups have developed the capability to mount an attack on the British mainland, said the latest security assessment by UK police.According to senior counter-terrorism sources, ... Read more...

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Security forces seize arms from Maoist hideout in Midnapore


March 20th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Midnapore, Mar. 20 (ANI): Security forces have raided a Maoist hideout in West Bengal's Midnapore District and seized arms and ammunition.The movement, which started as a peasant revolt in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Maoists hindering development in Bankura


March 11th, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Bankura, Mar 10(ANI): Villagers in West Bengal's Bankura district have blamed poor development and non-availability of facilities on Maoists.These include poor roads, lack of water supply, medical services and education ... Read more...

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Hundreds line up for Jharkhand police recruitment camp


March 3rd, 2011 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Khunti, Mar.3 (ANI): A large number of applicants have appeared for a police recruitment camp in the Maoist-hit areas of eastern Jharkhand.Men and women of Khunti and adjoining districts came for ... Read more...

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Clinton condemns killing of four Americans by pirates


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of four Americans by pirates off Somalia, calling for "continued international progress" toward confronting the menace ... Read more...

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Maoists kill a tribal in Dandabadi


February 18th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by ANI
Dandabadi, Feb 18 (ANI): Maoists in Dandabadi village in Orissa on Friday killed a tribal, suspecting him of colluding with the police.Family members of the murdered tribal, Narasingh Wadekka, said around ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks US help for TAPI gas pipeline security


January 30th, 2011 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 30(ANI): Pakistan has sought help from the United States to ensure security for the proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline.Pakistan's Finance Ministry said in a statement that it had ... Read more...

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Over 14,000 British policemen may lose jobs


January 11th, 2011 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 11 (IANS) Over 14,000 policemen may lose their jobs due to budget cuts in Britain, a media report said Tuesday.Most of these jobs are in England and Wales, the ... Read more...

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Oxford Union cancels Rajapaksa’s lecture under LTTE activists’ pressure


December 2nd, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 2(ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa's scheduled lecture at the Oxford Union, debating society of the Oxford University, has been cancelled because of "security concerns".Rajapaksa is on an official visit ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh Police arrest Maoist rebel in Bijapur


November 27th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), Nov.27 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Police on Saturday confirmed the arrest of a senior Maoist rebel during a routine operation near Bijapur.The arrested Maoist was identified as Median Gucha alias Aitu. ... Read more...

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Pak beginning to believe supporting terrorism can pose existential threat to it: US


October 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 8 (ANI): Acknowledging 'Pakistan's support for terrorists in the past,' the United States has said that it believes the country has now changed its view in this regard."We have worked ... Read more...

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US shies from comment on Musharraf admission


October 7th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 7 (IANS) The US has taken a hands-off approach to former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's admission that his regime trained militant groups to fight India in Kashmir, ... Read more...

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‘Ground Zero’ imam on Mideast tour to ‘Americanize’ Islam


August 22nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 22 (ANI): In the midst of the controversy, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the organizer of the planned Muslim community center and a mosque in Ground Zero in Manhattan, is undertaking ... Read more...

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Sonia seeks innovation in mineral, forest management


August 19th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Dealing with the "Naxalite challenge" would call for "fundamental innovations" in how mineral resources were utilised and forests managed, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said here Thursday. Addressing ... Read more...

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Contradiction in government policy on tackling Maoists: CPI-M


August 11th, 2010 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday charged the government with contradicting its policy of tackling the Maoists, saying it had not come clean on Railway ... Read more...

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Govt. to launch programme for backward districts hit by Left extremism


July 24th, 2010 - 10:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the security challenge posed by left wing extremism would be met with full cooperation between the Centre and the States ... Read more...

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