Security

  • Apple iPhone 'threat to national security': Chinese media 12-07-2014 04:23 PM

    Beijing: A Chinese state broadcaster has accused US technology giant Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location. The "frequent locations" function, which can be switched on or off by users, could be used to gather "extremely sensitive data", and even state...
  • Security tightened in Faizabad district court after attack 11-07-2014 08:16 AM

    A day after firing and bomb attack on the district court premises in Faizabad, local administration on July 10 beefed up the security in the area. Security has been tightened in the court and adjoining premises of the District Magistrate office, including the office of Faizabad Divisional Commissioner. "16 CCTV...
  • Afraid of the NSA? A new secrecy-cloaking mobile app lets you make, receive private phone calls; available on Android, iOS 10-07-2014 03:55 PM

    Vienna: Silent Circle, a company known for mobile apps designed to thwart government surveillance, is introducing on Thursday a secrecy-cloaking phone service that lets customers make and receive private phone calls for as little as $12.95 a month. The secure, fixed-rate voice and data calling plan works on Apple iOS...
  • Russia to work on UN Security Council resolution over Syria 10-07-2014 10:26 AM

    Moscow: Russia is prepared to continue working on a UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution which rules out use of force against Damascus, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday. "The document should clearly lay out the Russian position: no coercive measures, including sanctions and force, can be presented there," Xinhua...
  • Planning to sell your old phone? Beware! Deleted data on your smartphone can be easily recovered 09-07-2014 05:54 PM

    Washington: Selling your used smartphone? Deleting files may not be enough! Researchers from Prague-based security software company AVAST said they were easily able to retrieve personal data from used smartphones sold online, despite consumers deleting their data. From the used devices, AVAST was able to recover more than 40,000 personal...
  • 3 bags found outside BJP headquarters in Delhi, bomb squad called in 09-07-2014 08:24 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting on Wednesday, there was a security scare at the party headquarters. Three unclaimed bags were found outside the BJP headquarters in Delhi, following which the bomb squad was called in. There were three red-coloured bags that the bomb squad was checking....
  • Some US-bound air travelers must turn on phones for better security 08-07-2014 02:27 PM

    Washington: Passengers at some overseas airports that offer US-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats. The Transportation Security Administration says it is adding the requirement...
  • US spying allegations are serious, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel 07-07-2014 04:27 PM

    Beijing: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about. The case risks further straining ties with Washington, which have...
  • Uttar Pradesh minister's NSA remarks show bias, says BJP 07-07-2014 01:17 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday slammed Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan's comment that the BJP leaders would be slapped with the National Security Act (NSA) over last week's violence in Moradabad. State BJP spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said the statement was unbecoming of a cabinet minister as...
  • 'If I am FM: I would improve women security' 07-07-2014 08:53 AM

    If I were FM, I would increase the security measures prevalent for women in the country. I would reduce the price of food served in eating places so that people can socialise more. ...
  • Hidden cameras reveal security lapses at the New Delhi railway station 07-07-2014 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Railway Station has 16 platforms, 6 entry and exit points where 290 trains arrive daily with over 5 lakh passengers using the service everyday. It is a crucial part of the capital which keeps the city running. During a status check just ahead of the...
  • 12 soldiers killed in suicide attack in Iraq 05-07-2014 09:29 AM

    Baghdad: A suicide car bomber killed at least 12 Iraqi soldiers and wounded some 30 others in Salahudin province on Friday, police said. The attack occurred near Dijla town south of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, when a suicide bomber drove his explosive-laden...
  • India, Nepal to discuss security concerns, military supplies 04-07-2014 05:32 PM

    Kathmandu: India and Nepal will discuss bilateral security concerns and defence cooperation, including the supply of military equipment to Nepalese army, during a two-day meeting of top officials beginning here on Sunday. A 13-member delegation from India led by Joint Secretary North at the Ministry of External Affairs Abhay Thakur...
  • Speaker calls for an all party meet over indiscipline in Bihar House 04-07-2014 03:29 PM

    Taking note of the angry exchanges between ruling JD(U) and BJP legislators during discussion on Food Security Act in the Assembly on Thursday, an all party meeting has been called on Friday to avoid such a situation in the future for smooth functioning of the House. As the House sat...
  • Phones, shoes to face scrutiny as airport security tightened: US 04-07-2014 01:53 PM

    Washington: Airlines with direct flights to the United States have been told to tighten screening of mobile phones and shoes in response to intelligence reports of increased threats from Al Qaeda-affiliated militant groups, U.S. officials said on Thursday. The officials singled out smartphones including i Phones made by Apple Inc...
  • Pentagon notifies US Congress of proposed sale of Harpoon missile to India 03-07-2014 09:38 PM

    Washington: The Pentagon has notified the US Congress about its decision to sell anti-ship Harpoon missiles to India at an estimated cost of $200 million arguing that it will strengthen India-US strategic relationship and improve security of an important partner. The entire package under the foreign military sale route includes...
  • Reports of BJP being spied upon by NSA embarrassing, says US Senator John McCain 03-07-2014 08:38 AM

    US Senator John McCain who is in India on a two-day visit has told CNN-IBN that reports of the Bharatiya Janata Party being spied upon by the National Security Agency is embarrassing. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he has also admitted that there is a need for more judicial and Congressional supervision...
  • Amit Shah accorded Z-plus category security 02-07-2014 09:19 PM

    New Delhi: BJP General Secretary Amit Shah has been accorded a 'Z-plus' 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...
  • US privacy board says NSA Internet spying program is effective but worrying 02-07-2014 07:05 PM

    The US National Security Agency (NSA)'s data collection program has been an effective tool to enhance the country's security but some elements of the cyber-spying raises privacy concerns, a US federal privacy watchdog said in a report. Privacy issues have become a hot topic since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden...
  • Pakistan's new law gives security forces shoot-at-sight powers 02-07-2014 06:41 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's parliament on Wednesday passed a controversial legislation empowering security forces to shoot-at-sight suspects involved in terrorism, arson, murder and attacks on health officials. The "Protection of Pakistan Bill 2014" empowers an official of grade 15 (Non Gazetted Officers/Junior Officers/ JCOs) and above to issue such orders. It also...
  • Six Naxals arrested during separate search operations in Chhattisgarh 02-07-2014 03:49 PM

    Six Naxals have been arrested during separate search operations in the insurgency-hit areas of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday. Five rebels were apprehended from restive Nibra forests under Rowghat police station limits of Kanker district last evening, Kanker Superintendent of Police R N Dash told PTI. A joint squad of...
  • India summons US diplomats over snooping of BJP, calls it unnaceptable 02-07-2014 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: India has strongly taken up the issue of the US National Security Agency spying upon the Bharatitya Janata Party and has summoned US diplomats. The government has called the snooping of the BJP 'unacceptable' and has sought assurance from the US that it will not happen again. However,...
  • UP police receives intelligence alert for Ayodhya, Mathura, Varanasi 02-07-2014 10:50 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Police has tightened security arrangements in temple towns of Ayodhya, Mathura and Kashi for the upcoming holy month of Shravan after intelligence inputs of possible disturbances. Inspector General of Police (law and order) Amrendra Sengar told reporters that the state police has received an alert from intelligence agencies...
  • US NSA spied upon BJP, 5 other foreign political parties, 193 governments 01-07-2014 03:05 PM

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was one of the six foreign political parties that was spied upon by the United States of America's National Security Agency according to documents published by whistleblower Edward Snowden through the Washington Post. According to the documents, which have also been accessed by...
  • Delhi Police station heads to get Toyota Innovas 29-06-2014 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: The 180 police stations across Delhi are set to be equipped with the swifter, roomier and cool-looking Toyota Innova vehicles, with the staid old Gypsies being relegated to the background. Delhi Police already have around 600 of these multi-utility vehicles being used as mobile patrolling vans. Now the...
  • 137th rath yatra begins in Ahmedabad amidst tight security 29-06-2014 10:01 AM

    As the chariots of lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra rolled out of its temple premises in Ahmedabad for its 137th annual rath yatra, 20,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure a smooth and incident free festivity. Millions of people have congregated in the cities of Ahmedabad and Puri to...
  • Annual Jagannath rath yatra begins across India amidst tight security 29-06-2014 08:11 AM

    Puri: The annual rath yatra of Lord Jagannath begun across the country on Sunday amidst tight security. This is the 137th Rath Yatra that has begun in Ahmedabad with millions arriving in Puri for the grand event. More than one million devotees from around the world are expected to participate...
  • China for new security architecture along with India, Myanmar 28-06-2014 07:39 PM

    Beijing: China on Saturday made a strong pitch for a "new architecture" of Asia-Pacific security cooperation along with India, Myanmar and others as it targeted the US on the Iraq imbroglio, saying any attempt to oust the legitimate regime of a country through illegal means should be opposed. Quoting Rabindranath...
  • Intel working on models in security and surveillance field 26-06-2014 04:51 PM

    Coimbatore: Intel, a world leader in computing innovation, is working on designing various models in the field of security and surveillance across the country and is in dialogue with some state governments, a top company official said on Thursday. Since security is becoming a major concern in every field, be...
  • Implementation of Food Security Act extended by 3 months 26-06-2014 04:32 PM

    New Delhi: After a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Food and Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday announced that the states and union territories have been given three months to implement the National Food Security Act. "The food security law came into force on July 5, 2013. As...