PROTECTION

  • Watch: Barack Obama talks about his credit card getting declined 3 days ago

    Recently, US President Barack Obama's credit card was declined while he was out for dinner at a restaurant in the Big Apple with his wife Michelle Obama. Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Obama recounts what happened. ...
  • HC asks Maharashtra government to frame fresh witness protection policy October 11, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has asked the Maharashtra government to frame a fresh policy by November 30 to provide protection to witnesses in the light of its observations and recommendations made by the Law Commission of India. "Until the new policy is formulated, we direct the State Government to...
  • 7-year-old girl molested in southwest Delhi school October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A seven-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a 24-year-old man inside the premises of her school in southwest Delhi's Dwarka area, police said. The Std IV student had gone to the school library on Tuesday along with two of her friends when the accused, identified as one Sachin,...
  • Men's helpline gets 25,000 calls over four months September 17, 2014

    Kolkata: SIF, the mobile app launched five months ago for the protection of men's rights, has received a mega response in the last four months. The app, launched by Save India Family Foundation NGO, has received 25,000 calls in the last fourfive months. It was launched to help men at...
  • Kerala: Peacock feathers worth Rs 7.39 lakh seized from passenger September 16, 2014

    Kochi: Peacock feathers weighing 29.8 kg and valued at Rs 7.39 lakh in the international market were seized on Tuesday by customs officials from a Singapore bound passenger at the airport. The feathers were found concealed inside towels in the checked in baggage of the man, hailing from Chennai, just as...
  • Kerala court directs protection of Jewish synagogue September 6, 2014

    Thrissur: A court has directed Kerala Tourism Development Corporation and local panchayat authorities not to make any alterations to the more than 1,000 year old synagogue and a Jewish Cemetery in Mala in the district. Judge V G Sreedevi of Irinjalakuda Subcourt yesterday passed the order on a suit filed...
  • Centre to set up Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam September 6, 2014

    Guwahati: The Centre will create a Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam to protect the animal from poaching and form a task force to enquire into encroachment of forest land in the state, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Saturday. "We will have zero tolerance for rhino poaching....
  • CRPF eyes bullet proof vehicles as VVIP protection duties rise August 31, 2014

    New Delhi: With an increasing number of highprofile personalities coming under its security cover, the Central Reserve Police Force has decided to provide these VVIPs with bulletproof protection during their movements across the country. The force, which has recently been entrusted with the security of BJP chief Amit Shah under...
  • Nitin Gadkari calls for crop diversification to address poverty August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing concern over the poor plight of farmers, Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday urged them to grow crops other than wheat and rice to come out of poverty. Farmers can earn more if they have diversification in crops that can be used for manufacturing ethanol, electricity,...
  • Government introduces Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government introduced the Juvenile Justice Care and Protection Bill 2014 in Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Cabinet had last week amended the act paving the way for empowering the Juvenile Justice Board to decide if minors between the ages of 16 and 18 should be tried as...
  • Another inmate of women protection home dies during treatment August 11, 2014

    One more inmate of a women protection home in Kotwali area died during treatment at a district hospital in Rae Bareli, police said. Of the three inmates of the protection home, who were taken ill on Saturday night and were admitted to the district hospital, one Gudiya (21) died last evening,...
  • Bengal to sign MoUs with other states to combat trafficking July 17, 2014

    Kolkata: To facilitate rescue of trafficked victims, the West Bengal government is trying to sign MoUs with other states. State Children and Women's Welfare Minister, Shashi Panja said they had recently signed one such Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra and are now trying to sign MoUs with other states. "That helps...
  • Railway to install CCTV in ladies' compartments July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has decided to install CCTVs in ladies' compartments in phases in order to provide enhanced security to women passengers, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday. Responding to a query during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said, "We will do...
  • Teenage boy rapes 10yrold girl, booked July 1, 2014

    A 10yearold girl was allegedly raped by a teenaged youth in the city on Tuesday night, police said. The 17yearold accused, who lives near the house of the victim, raped the girl after luring her to his house, police said, adding that the girl narrated the incident to her mother following...
  • Kerala HC directs government to furnish details of probe in children case June 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to furnish by July two the details of investigation conducted by police so far in the case relating to bringing of over 500 children from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal meant for orphanages in the state. Observing that it...
  • Man sodomises 10yearold boy, efforts on to nab the accused June 23, 2014

    A 10yearold boy was sodomised by a youth in Jaipur, police said on Monday. The accused identified as Rajesh Zaidiya lured the boy to a hillock nearby and sodomised him there on Sunday, they said. Rajesh, aged around 25 years, is the neighbour of the victim and absconding after the incident, SHO...
  • Two men arrested for killing Chinkara June 22, 2014

    Two youths were arrested for allegedly killing a Chinkara, a protected animal, at Loharki village here, police said today. The accused, identified as Hazoor and Birbal, were caught and arrested yesterday for killing the endangered deer, while an accomplice, Yarookhan, managed to escape. The accused chased the deer, about 4 years...
  • Vrindavan widows to meet PM over protection bill June 22, 2014

    Widows living in various shelter homes in Vrindavan onSunday said they wanted to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to persuade him to push for the Widow Protection Bill in the budget session of parliament beginning next month. On the eve of World Widow Day, 90yearold Manu Ghosh from West Bengal, who...
  • BlackBerry announces BBM service for enterprises June 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Canadian handset maker BlackBerry announced availability of its popular instant messaging service BBM for businesses. The firm announced availability of BBMTM Protected, the first solution in the eBBMTM Suite for secure enterprise class messaging. "eBBM Suite is a new family of BBM products and services built for business that bring...
  • 'There were no guests at his kid's birthday party': The latest book by Michael Jackson's bodyguards tells a bittersweet story about the pop star's secluded life June 16, 2014

    The following article is a compilation of excerpts and observations from the latest book titled, 'Remember The Time: Protecting Michael Jackson In His Final Days', written by his former security guards, Bill Whitfield and Javon Beard, with Tanner Colby. Hounded by the tabloid media, Michael Jackson spent his final years moving...
  • India must protect its women; don't politicise rape, says Modi June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that India should respect and protect its women, breaking his silence on a crime wave that included the rape and hanging of two girls two weeks ago. In his first speech to Parliament since a dramatic election victory last month, Modi promised...
  • CJ Show: The Whistleblowers special May 25, 2014

    As the newly elected parliament gets ready to debate the Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2011, we turn our attention on the whistleblowers who have spoken out against corruption amidst threat and intimidation. ...
  • President gives assent to Whistleblowers Protection Act May 13, 2014

    People who expose corruption in government or irregularities by public functionaries can now be free of any fear of victimisation. The Whistleblowers Protection Act, 2011, which provides a mechanism for protecting the identity of whistleblowers a term given to people who expose corruption got the assent of President Pranab...
  • Mullaperiyar: Strike hits normal life in Idukki May 8, 2014

    Idukki: The dawntodusk hartal called by the Mullaperiyar Protection Council in the wake of the Supreme Court order in the Mullaperiyar Dam case hit normal life in Idukki district but evoked little response in other districts across the state. The hartal was called to express apprehensions of the people over the...
  • State government serves notices to 18 hospitals over noncompliance of biowaste rules May 4, 2014

    The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board (CECB) has issued notices to 18 government and private hospitals, including AIIMS Raipur, for allegedly ignoring the rules for disposal of biomedical waste. "On the direction of Chief Minister Raman Singh, the Board has intensified its vigilance to check pollution in the hospital premises. "In this line,...
  • Tech tips: Passwords alone can't keep you secure, add a second layer of protection to your online accounts April 24, 2014

    New York: If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it's that passwords don't offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords and other sensitive data safe, but a technical flaw in a widely used padlock security technology allows hackers to grab the information anyway. Even without this latest discovery,...
  • Wildlife activists demand action against ashram for violating Wildlife Protection Act April 22, 2014

    Wildlife activists on Tuesday demanded action against an ashram in Gokul-Mahavan for keeping 400 blackbucks and an elephant captive in violation of the Wildlife Protection Act. On April 18, Naresh Kadyan, Representative of OIPA (International Organization for Animal Protection) in India, Master Trainer, AWBI (Animal Welfare Board of India) and Member...
  • SC refuses to grant anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband February 24, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand but extended interim protection from arrest till March end in a case lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds. The couple had approached the apex court against the...
  • Parliament to be adjourned sine die today February 21, 2014

    New Delhi: 12:00 pm: 11:30 pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till noon after uproar by Opposition parties demanding special economic package for seven backward states. 10:50 am: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that there is a possibility that the Parliament session could be extended. "Everything is possible. We will discuss...
  • Despite police protection, witness shot dead by unidentified assailants February 18, 2014

    A 42yearold person, who was a complainant in his brother's murder case and having police protection, was on Monday shot dead by three unidentified assailants in Bulandshahrdistrict, police said. Gulab Singh of Dhoosri village under Shikarpur police station was shot dead while on his way back to his village from Shikarpur...