Security

  • Pact on food security, trade facilitation to go hand-in-hand: PM Modi Yesterday

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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' 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 1 week ago

    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...
  • Australia upgrades national terror alert September 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australia on Friday raised the national terrorism public alert level from medium to high after receiving advice from the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the advice was not based on knowledge of a specific attack plan but rather a body of evidence that points to...
  • Millions of Google passwords leaked online; check if yours is safe September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A database containing about 4.93 million usernames and passwords of Google accounts was posted on a Russian Bitcoin security forum. The user posting the data claimed that about 60% of the logins in the leak were active could be accessed successfully using the leaked credentials. The same Google account password...
  • One killed, 2 injured as security guards open fire in Amethi September 10, 2014

    Amethi: In a shocking incident in Amethi, one person was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday when guards of a private factory opened fire on each other in Kotwali area. The two guards had a dispute over a trivial issue after which they opened fire on each other....
  • Cyber threats among greatest national security dangers: US September 10, 2014

    Washington: Terming Cyber threats as one of the greatest national security dangers, the US has said Obama administration has significantly enhanced government's capabilities to address this challenge. "Cyber threats pose one of the greatest national security dangers that the United States faces, ranging from vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure to...
  • Kashmir Floods: Defence forces' heroics expose separatists, 'intellectuals' September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The defence and security forces have emerged as the saviours of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, who are facing the worst flood of the century. These security forces' heroic efforts have saved tens of thousands of lives in the last threefour days. The much 'hated' Indian Army...
  • UN Security Council plans to suppress foreign extremist fighters September 9, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council plans to demand countries "prevent and suppress" the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to join extremist militant groups like Islamic State by ensuring it is considered a serious criminal offence under domestic laws. The United States circulated a draft resolution late on Monday, obtained...
  • Security escalated in Mumbai for Ganesh visarjan September 8, 2014

    The 10day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival widely celebrated across Maharashtra will end on Monday. Security has been stepped up in Mumbai as devotees in large number gather to bid farewell to their Ganesh idols. The last day of the Ganesh Utsav is a very important day and as far as...
  • HDFC bank organises secure banking workshop in Odisha September 7, 2014

    Bhubneshwar: HDFC Bank launched its Secure Banking programme and plans to extend it to all its 96 branches across Odisha as part of its efforts to create banking awareness among customers. Speaking about the initiative which was launched in Bhubaneswar, Debashish Senapati, Zonal Head, HDFC Bank, said banking in India...
  • Minister: 'Lot of tension' in UK coalition over visa issue September 7, 2014

    London: A senior British minister has admitted that "a lot of tension" exists among the coalition partners of the David Cameron government over the sharp decline in visa applications from Indian students wanting to study in the UK. Britain's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation & Skills, Vince Cable, is scheduled...
  • Food security: South Africa backs India's stance at WTO September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: South Africa supports India's stance at WTO on public food stock holding issue as developing nations have responsibility to ensure that "those who are not able to feed themselves" are brought under the food security net, said South African High Commissioner to India FK Morule. "The developing countries which...
  • Bangladesh sacrifices UNSC candidacy for Japan September 6, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh has withdrawn its candidature for a rotational UN Security Council seat in favour of Japan, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced. The announcement came at a joint briefing with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Saturday, bdnews24.com reported. In a first visit to Bangladesh by any Japanese prime minister in...
  • Security breach at Delhi airport, drunk passenger crosses emergency doors, runs on the runway September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bizarre incident of security breach at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, a drunk passenger started running on the runway on Saturday morning. The passenger a British national was drinking alcohol while waiting for his connecting flight at the T3 lounge. He pressed...
  • Security expert Ajai Sahni talks about AlQaeda's India plan September 4, 2014

    In an interview to CNNIBN, Executive Director,Institute for Conflict Management from New Delhi Ajai Sahni said that establishing AlQaeda in India was the result of 2 years of unifying the Mujahideen. "The rise of this new branch demonstrates that Jihad is expanding," said Sahni. ...