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  • Not CM Fadnavis, but committee headed by chief secretary to decide on security category now 3 days ago

    Mumbai: In a major departure from a past practice, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has handed over the power to decide the level of security that an applicant merits to a committee headed by the chief secretary. Earlier, chief minister and the home minister decided the level of security a person...
  • Ramdev given 'Z' category security by Modi government 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Yoga exponent Ramdev has been provided with a 'Z' category security by the Central government taking into account his "vulnerability to attacks from his opponents". The decision has been taken by the Home Ministry after receiving inputs from security agencies and increased perception of threat to Ramdev, official sources...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's security downgraded after cops say 'no threat to cricketer' August 12, 2014

    The security cover to Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been downgraded to Y from Z category by Jharkhand government, the state's top police officer said on Monday. The decision to reduce the security category of Dhoni was taken at a recent review meeting on securityrelated matters being provided...
  • CWG 2014: Punam Yadav wins bronze in women's 63kg weightlifting July 27, 2014

    Glasgow: Punam Yadav clinched India's seventh medal in the weightlifting event of the Commonwealth Games as she lifted a total of 202kg to claim a bronze in the women's 63kg category on Sunday. Punam, who won a bronze in junior Asian Championship early this year, was locked in a gripping battle...
  • Amit Shah accorded Zplus category security July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP General Secretary Amit Shah has been accorded a 'Zplus' category security by the Home Ministry following high threat perception, official sources said on Wednesday. Shah, a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be guarded by paramilitary CRPF commandos round the clock and armed guards will be...
  • Nitish Kumar hopes Modi will grant special status to Bihar May 26, 2014

    Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday extended his greetings to the government led by Narendra Modi which will take charge on Monday evening and said he has "great expectations" from it, including granting of special category status to his state. "I have greeted the new government under Narendra Modi....
  • Supreme Court lifts stay on nursery admissions in Delhi May 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to parents, the Supreme Court on Wednesday cleared the decks for nursery admissions in the capital and asked the government to accommodate 24 students under the interstate transfer category whose parents approached it. A bench headed by Justice HL Dattu quashed the Delhi government notification...
  • HC refuses to take up nursery admission matter citing SC order April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to take up the nursery admission issue saying the Supreme Court has stayed the order and "we can't touch it" unless a clarification is issued by the apex court. A bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice S Mridul asked...
  • Arvind Kejriwal in Mumbai, takes an autorickshaw, gets Z security March 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal arrived in Mumbai on Wednesday where he is set to hold a marathon session of public meetings. The AAP leader set the pace in the original aam aadmi style, taking an autorickshaw ride from the airport to the Andheri station to board a...
  • Kejriwal refuses to accept security, police says he has to take it March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Controversy is brewing over Z category security for AAP leader and former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal as Delhi Police has included him in the list of VIPs who receive Z category security. Kejriwal was provided with the security after specific threats were received against him from Indian...
  • Kejriwal accepted Z category security as CM after IM threats March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has accepted the Z category security in view of threats from Indian Mujahideen. The Delhi Police was directed to provide Z category security to Kejriwal after specific threats were received against him from IM. The Z category has...
  • Jharkhand assembly speaker given Z category security March 4, 2014

    Jharkhand assembly speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta has been accorded Z category security and the legislators of the state have been kept above the chief secretary in protocol, it was announced on Tuesday. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Singh announced the protocol of the speaker and the state legislators in the assembly. Earlier,...
  • LS polls: No question of JD(U)'s tie-up with Congress, says Nitish Kumar March 4, 2014

    Amid speculations about chance of Congress going with JD(U) instead of RJD, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday categorically ruled out this possibility and said even a last minute decision on special category status to the state could not pave way for such tie up. "Its baseless speculation...there is no truth...
  • Nitish Kumar calls bandh on March 2 against Centre's denial for special status February 21, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday gave a call for a statewide bandh on March 2, terming as "betrayal" the UPA government's decision to grant special category status to Seemandhra while "ignoring" a similar demand made by his government. Kumar had at first called the strike on March 1 but...
  • Bill for inclusion of new communities in SC category February 11, 2014

    A bill to include two dozen new communities including Kabirpanthi and Julaha (weavers) from Haryana in the Scheduled Castes category was introduced in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2014, was introduced in the House amid din by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment...
  • Kejriwal refuses UP government's offer of Z category security January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has refused Uttar Pradesh government's offer of Z category security to him. The Uttar Pradesh government had decided to give Z category security to Kejriwal days after the Aam Aadmi Party office in Kaushambi was attacked by the Hindu Raksha Dal on Wednesday. Arvind...
  • UP decides to give Z category security to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give Z category security to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. This comes days after the Aam Aadmi Party office in Kaushambi was attacked by the Hindu Raksha Dal on Wednesday. Arvind Kejriwal had in December refused to accept the security cover offered...
  • Congress betrayed Bihar on special category status: Nitish Kumar December 26, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday targeted the Congress for betraying the state on its demand for special category status. "The Congress is delaying decision on the Raghuram Rajan Committee report to keep its ally happy in Bihar as part of politics ahead of the next general elections (in 2014),"...
  • Multilayered security for Modis 'Vijay Shankhnad Rally' in UP on Nov 8 November 6, 2013

    A multicordon security wrap is being ensured for BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's 'Vijay Shankhnad Rally' here on November 8. 'Though the Gujarat Chief Minister is already a Z special category (leader) and NSG protectee, all efforts are being made to provide foolproof security to him, specially in view of...
  • SP demand for special status poll gimmick, says Mayawati August 19, 2013

    BSP chief Mayawati on Monday dismissed as "drama" Samajwadi Party's demand for special category status for Uttar Pradesh, saying they are raising the issue with an eye on the forthcoming general elections. "Why is SP raising the issue now when it is in power for over a year? Were they sleeping...
  • Apple asks developers to prepare for the new Kids category in the App Store August 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Apple is going all out to please kids using the iOS platform with the new iteration of the operating system. With iOS 7, a new section will debut in the App Store, catering only to children. 9to5 Mac has reported that Apple is starting to send out reminder mails to...
  • Nitish reiterates grant of special status, awaits Centre's decision on central committee report August 11, 2013

    Reiterating his demand for grant of special status to Bihar, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said that he will be awaiting the central government's decision on the report of a committee formed by it to frame new criteria to judge backwardness of the states. "We are keeping a watch on...
  • Court dismisses PIL challenging 'Z' category security to Mukesh Ambani August 8, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed a PIL challenging CRPF security to Reliance Industries Limited chairman and CEO Mukesh Ambani. The court has ruled that if security can be provided to private oil refineries, then there should be no issue in providing security to those who set them...
  • UP: Allahabad HC hearing on UPPSC quota today July 22, 2013

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court is set to hear the case involving quota in Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Monday. Heavy security have been deployed as protests are expected. All schools in Allahabad have also been closed for two days. Recently the UPPSC had decided to open up...
  • SC to hear PIL on Mukesh Ambani's 'Z' category security status July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday will continue to hear the PIL on Reliance Industries Limited chairman and CEO Mukesh Ambani's 'Z' category security status. In the previous hearing, the apex court had sought an explanation from the Centre on why 'Z' category security was being provided to Ambani,...
  • CRPF red flags Home Ministry on Ambani VIP security May 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The CRPF, which recently took over the duties of guarding RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, has raised concerns in ensuring a 'fool proof' Z category security to the business tycoon in the absence of local logistical support to its squad. The paramilitary force has written to the Union Home ministry...
  • SC questions Mukesh Ambani's 'Z' category security May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday hauled up the government over the flailing security situation in the capital asking what was the need for providing Zcategory security to Reliance Industries Limited chairman and CEO Mukesh Ambani when the common man had none. "Individuals are given security, but what about the...
  • Left lashes out at govt for giving Zplus cover to Ambani April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Left parties on Monday lashed out at the government for providing armed commando cover to top corporate leader Mukesh Ambani, saying the common people have been left in the lurch as gruesome incidents of rape keep happening. "It is unprecedented that at a time when such ghastly and...
  • Will pay for 'Z' category security myself: Mukesh Ambani April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani has said he will be paying for his Zcategory security. The DG of CRPF had earlier told CNNIBN that it would cost Rs 14 lakh a month to provide Mukesh Ambani the security which includes salary, supervision and escort charges. Earlier, Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Mukesh Ambani gets 'Z' category security April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd Chairman Mukesh Ambani is the new entrant to the 'Z' category VIP security club after the Union Home Ministry recently approved an armed commando squad following threat perception to the business tycoon. The Home Ministry has tasked country's lead antiNaxal operations force CRPF to take...