SECURITY

  • UN elects five new Security Council non-permanent members 4 days ago

    United Nations: Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Venezuela and Spain on Thursday were elected as the new non-permanent members of the Security Council for a two years term by the UN General Assembly. These five countries replace retiring members Argentina, Australia, Luxembourg, South Korea and Rwanda, xinhua reported. The newly elected members term...
  • Al-Qaeda may be allying with IM, LeT to carry out multi-city attacks in India, says NSG 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The National Security Guard has said that it is ready to respond if the ISIS or al-Qaeda carry out terror attacks in India. Director General of the NSG Jayant Chowdhary on Thursday said that terror groups such as al-Qaeda or ISIS might carry out multi-city attacks in India....
  • World must 'dramatically expand' Ebola fight: UN Council 5 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council called on Wednesday in the international community to "accelerate and dramatically expand" aid to combat the spread of Ebola. In a unanimously adopted statement, the 15-member body warned that the world's response "has failed to date to adequately address the magnitude of the outbreak and...
  • UN calls for maintaining links with Ebola affected countries 5 days ago

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged member states to maintain trade and transport links with the Ebola affected countries to enable timely utilisation of assistant resources. "The members of the Security Council stressed that the response of the international community to the Ebola outbreak has failed to adequately...
  • Over 2 lakh policemen deployed in Maharashtra for Assembly elections 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Maharashtra police have made extensive security arrangements to ensure that voting for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls goes peacefully with the deployment of over two lakh state police personnel, along with the reserved police forces. Special security arrangements have been made in Gadhchiroli, the naxal-infested district, to thwart...
  • SEBI bars DLF, its chairman among others from securities markets for 3 years 1 week ago

    Mumbai: In a set back to the realty gaint DLF, the market regulator SEBI has barred the company and its chairman KP Singh along with vice chairman Rajiv Singh among others from securities markets for next 3 years after finding the company guilty of "active and deliberate suppression" of material...
  • MHA to frame new anti-Naxal Naxal policy, plans a carrot and stick policy 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs is framing a new set of anti-Naxal policy to tackle the menace in various states of India. The new policies are expected to allow massive use of force coupled with targeted development to neutralise Naxals. The MHA is likely to seek Cabinet approval...
  • Income Tax department launches secure email system for staff to curb frauds October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: To curb misuse of official cyber tools and attempts of phishing, the Income Tax department has rolled out a secure email system for all its employees and officers. The department, official sources said, has recently discontinued its existing email systems (called Lotus mail and IMail) and has issued...
  • Tihar to raise wall to stop articles being flung from outside October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Tihar Jail authorities have decided to raise the height of the prison's boundary walls besides enhancing other security measures, after SIM cards and surgical blades were found hidden inside various articles which were flung from outside of the facility. A top official of the high-security jail said restricted...
  • Pakistan can avoid India's retaliation only if it stops 'unprovoked aggression', says IG BSF October 11, 2014

    Jammu/New Delhi: As ceasefire violations along the International Border in Jammu region by Pakistan Rangers enters into its ninth day, IBNLive.com spoke to Border Security Force (BSF) Jammu Region Inspector General Rakesh Kumar Sharma about the reasons that led to the intense exchange of fire between India and Pakistan. Below is...
  • UNGA asks Security Council to refer North Korea to ICC October 9, 2014

    United Nations: A draft resolution for the UN General Assembly's human rights committee encourages the Security Council to consider referring the situation in North Korea to the International Criminal Court. A copy obtained Thursday by The Associated Press says the council should follow the recommendations of a UN commission of inquiry...
  • States get 6 more months to roll out food security plan October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre gave six more months to state governments to implement the landmark Food Security Act that give legal entitlement to highly subsidised foodgrains to two-thirds of the country's population. The food law, which came into force in July last year, was to be implemented by state governments...
  • ISIS poses major threat to global security: Angela Merkel October 4, 2014

    Berlin: Warning that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posed a major threat to global security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called upon the nations around the world to join the fight against the militant group. "To stand up against the IS terror is in the interest of the entire world,...
  • Pact on food security, trade facilitation to go hand-in-hand: PM Modi September 30, 2014

    New York: Ahead of his meeting with US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made it clear that agreement on food security and trade facilitation will have to go hand-in-hand. "Agreement on food security and trade facilitation will have to go hand-in-hand," Modi said while addressing the Council...
  • Pakistan detains 29 Indian fishermen September 27, 2014

    Islamabad: At least 29 Indian fishermen were on Saturday arrested by Pakistani authorities for allegedly entering the country's territorial waters. The fishermen were arrested by Maritime Security Agency (MSA) officials, who also confiscated their five boats during a routine patrol. The fishermen were almost 10 kilometres inside Pakistan territorial waters...
  • Bash Bug: All that you need to know about the latest security scare September 26, 2014

    New York: Internet security experts are warning that a new programming flaw known as the "Bash Bug" may pose a serious threat to millions of computers and other devices such as home Internet routers. Even the systems used to run factory floors and power plants could be affected. So, is it...
  • Ukraine to UN: 'We know what terrorism means' September 25, 2014

    United Nations: Ukraine's prime minister is urging countries not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea. Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Wednesday night told the annual UN General Assembly of world leaders that "we know what terrorism means." He demands that Russia pull back its...
  • Turkish leader slams UN Security Council September 25, 2014

    United Nations: The president of Turkey has slammed the UN Security Council's inaction on some of the world's most pressing issues, accusing its members of rendering the world body ineffective. Speaking before the General Assembly meeting in New York on Wednesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the UN has repeatedly failed to...
  • Navy conducts Coastal Security Review meeting September 24, 2014

    Kochi: A Coastal Security Review Meeting was on Wednesday held at the Southern Naval Command to review preparedness of various agencies involved in coastal security of Kerala and Lakshadweep Islands. The meeting chaired by Captain Simon Mathai, Kerala Naval Officer-in-Charge, was attended by senior functionaries from Indian...
  • UN to bind nations on new foreign terrorist rules September 23, 2014

    Washington: The United Nations Security Council is expected to adopt a binding resolution this week that would require nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorism organizations, part of a US-led effort to galvanize the international community against what Obama administration officials call an "unprecedented" threat from...
  • Security beefed up at Raj Kundra's residence after extortion call from Ravi Pujari September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Gangster Ravi Pujari has reportedly made an extortion call to businessman Raj Kundra. The call was made a week ago to Raj Kundra's personal assistant where the Andheri criminal reportedly demanded an extortion of Rs 3 crore. Another call was made to his PA to check whether the message...
  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified September 20, 2014

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...
  • UN Security Council calls for international support against IS September 20, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council on Friday urged the international community to "further strengthen and expand support" for Iraqi government in fighting Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. In a presidential statement issued here at a ministerial debate chaired by US Secretary of State John Kerry, the members of...
  • Ebola a challenge to global security: European Parliament September 19, 2014

    Strasbourg: Members of the European Parliament have urged the international community to play a major role in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus disease, which they said poses "a challenge to global security". In a joint resolution on Thursday, the lawmakers deplored the loss of life in the West African...
  • Two terrorists killed in encounter near Line of Control in Kashmir valley September 17, 2014

    Srinagar: Two terrorists were on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces near the Line of Control in Macchil Sector of Kashmir Valley. "In the wee hours, two unknown terrorists were killed in Macchil Sector in an encounter with troops," an Army spokesman said. Two AK47 rifles and one UBGL along...
  • Rajnath Singh inaugurates underwater training tank for National Security Guard September 17, 2014

    Gurgaon: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday inaugurated the Diving Training Tank, developed to train commandos in underwater operations, at the NSG camp here, an official said. Rajnath Singh visited the National Security Guard (NSG) camp, Manesar for the first time after becoming Home Minister. After paying homage to the NSG martyrs...
  • DA case: Jayalalithaa seeks security cover to appear on judgment day September 16, 2014

    Bangalore: A petition was filed on Monday by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in a special court in Bangalore seeking security cover for appearing before it in the wealth case filed against her and three others, on September 20 when the verdict would be pronounced. Special Public Prosecutor Bhavani Singh...
  • Security forces hardhit by Kashmir floods September 13, 2014

    Srinagar: When calamity strikes, it does not discriminate. This was on ample display when floods ravaged Kashmir. Along with civilian population, security forces deployed here from various parts of the country were also hit badly. They lost their belongings and their weapons were damaged or left useless after water entered...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: How safe is internet usage in India? September 12, 2014

    As a list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was made available to the public online on Tuesday, India comes to terms with developing a more stringent cyber policing and norms to deal with any such eventuality in the future. ...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: Narrow escape for users but a wake call for better cyber policing September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: It might be time to change your password if you are a Gmail user. A list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was posted online on Tuesday. But while the passwords seem to be old, the leak has once again raised concerns over cyber...