Security

  • Modi enjoys twice the security cover of his predecessor 6 hours 36 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi enjoys double the security cover of his predecessor Manmohan Singh in terms of commandos of the elite Special Protection Group (SPG) and vehicles in his cavalcade. The reason: "No other prime minister except Rajiv Gandhi was under such a threat as Modi from militant groups,"...
  • Bangalore schools in a dilemma over security guidelines, say they can't afford to implement them 2 days ago

    Bangalore: Two months after a minor girl was raped in school premises in Bangalore, schools in the city are racing against time to implement security guidelines issued by the police. However, several schools say they won't be able to comply with the guidelines as they don't have the funds. The Iyer...
  • Singapore to boost cyber security efforts 2 days ago

    Singapore: Singapore's Infocomm Development Authority will set up a monitoring and operations control centre to help the government guard against, and respond swiftly, to security threats, the government announced on Tuesday. The announcements come after a spate of cyber attacks on government websites late last year. Speaking at an information security meeting,...
  • US plane diverted as passengers fight over seat reclining 2 days ago

    New York: A flight from Newark to Denver was diverted to Chicago after a mid-air brawl erupted when a man set up a gadget that would not let the woman in front of him recline in her seat and she tossed a cup of water in his face. The scuffle forced...
  • Z-plus security for Muzaffarnagar riots accused MLA 3 days ago

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som, an accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots which claimed over 60 lives, has been granted Z-plus security. The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to raise Som's security cover following intelligence reports of threat to his life. CRPF personnel will provide him security only within the...
  • Sushma Swaraj's Vietnam visit:Trade, defence and security tops agenda 4 days ago

    Hanoi: Keen to bolster India's bilateral ties with the strategically-important Vietnam, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Monday undertake a series of meetings with the top leadership here focusing on connectivity, trade, defence and security cooperation. Swaraj, will hold talks with her Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh. She will...
  • UN Security Council urges resumption of Gaza talks August 21, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council deplored the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip and called on Israel and the Palestinians to resume negotiations. British Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant read a council statement yesterday expressing "grave concern at the return to hostilities following the breach of the Egyptian-brokered humanitarian...
  • UN to adopt measure aimed at conflict prevention August 21, 2014

    United Nations: Security Council members have agreed on a resolution aimed at intensifying efforts to prevent conflicts at a time of growing unrest around the world, Britain's UN envoy said on Wednesday. Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said the council will vote on the resolution today at the start of an...
  • Gogoi blames Centre for escalating tensions at Assam-Nagaland border August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday held the Narendra Modi government responsible for the escalating tensions at the Assam-Nagaland border. Nine people from Nagaland have been allegedly killed by armed groups in Assam last week. Gogoi said, "Why only I am being held responsible for the current situation....
  • #YESIamThechange: A short story on people whom we often ignore in our busy lives August 18, 2014

    A story of a security guard ignored, the film is shot by a group called Hruday captures how we take people around us for granted. ...
  • UP: Lack of toilets, 6 women leave home August 18, 2014

    Six newly-wed women on Sunday returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their in-laws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. ...
  • Jairam Ramesh supports PM Modi, says building toilets a cultural revolution August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday praised women who stood up for themselves and left their in-law's home due to lack of toilets. Ramesh said he supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call to build toilets for women, adding it should become a collective endeavour. "Building toilets is...
  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers August 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Security beefed up for I-day celebration in state August 14, 2014

    Security has been beefed up in all the sensitive places across Chhattisgarh, particularly in the Naxal-hit areas, in the view of Independence Day celebrations on Friday police said. Tight security is being maintained across the state particularly in the insurgency-hit Bastar region to avoid any disturbances by the red rebels during...
  • Guwahati on high alert ahead of Independence Day August 14, 2014

    Guwahati: Security measures have been tightened for the Independence Day celebrations on Thursday ahead of the 68th Independence Day. Check points have been put up across Guwahati and frisking is being done for all vehicles. Security forces are on high alert to thwart any subversive activity. There is no intelligence...
  • 10,000 security personnel to guard Delhi on Independence Day August 14, 2014

    New Delhi: On the eve of Independence Day celebrations, unprecedented security measures have been put in place in the national capital. Ten thousand security personnel have been deployed around the Red Fort. Three km radius around the Red Fort will be completely sanitized as well as the entire route covered by...
  • Security beefed up in national capital for Independence Day August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Security has been beefed up in the national capital with thousands of Delhi Police and paramilitary personnel keeping a hawk-eyed vigil in the city to thwart any possible threats in the run-up to Independence Day later this week. Given the security threat to Prime Minister Narendra Modi from...
  • 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 security-related matters being provided...
  • Pakistani security forces nab three terrorists August 10, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistani security forces on Sunday nabbed three terrorists in Rawalpindi city, an official said. The terrorists were trying to board a train for Lahore from Chaklala Railway Station when they were arrested on a tip-off. A security official said that two suicide jackets and explosives were recovered from the three...
  • Delhiites to get free ride on DTC buses for 4 hours on Independence Day August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhiites will get a free ride on all Delhi Transport Corporation buses from 6 AM to 10 AM across the national capital on this Independence Day. Also, for the first time, around 10,000 seats will be available for general public at the historic Red Fort where they can...
  • 140-year-old museum to step up security after 2 Queen Victoria statues destroyed August 11, 2014

    Security will be stepped up at a 140-year-old museum in Mathura after three men vandalized two 200-year-old statues of Queen Victoria. The museum will raise the height of its boundary walls, deploy more security personnel and fix more CCTV cameras, according to its director A.K. Pandey. The broken statues would be given...
  • Beware! The Facebook 'colour change' app is a scam that tries to hack into your account August 8, 2014

    New York: Have you tried to change the colour scheme of your Facebook profile lately? Beware of a virus attack as a "colour change" malware is back and has already affected over 10,000 people around the world. The malware has been fixed by Facebook repeatedly but it has resurfaced again,...
  • Yahoo to join Google to create a secure email system August 8, 2014

    Yahoo said it will join Google to create a secure email system by next year that could make it nearly impossible for hackers or government officials to read users' messages, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move comes as large technology companies unite to beef up their defences against government intrusion...
  • Malware sneaks into online ads: Researchers August 6, 2014

    Washington: Hackers are increasingly slipping malicious software into online advertising, creating risks for the Internet economic model, security researchers said Tuesday. A report presented at the Black Hat security conference said "malvertising" has become increasingly prevalent and difficult for users to detect. "Malvertising victims are infected with malware in the course of...
  • Russian hackers steal 1.2 billion passwords affecting 420,000 websites August 6, 2014

    New York: Russian hackers have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords in a series of Internet heists affecting 420,000 websites, according to a report published Tuesday. The thievery was described in a New York Times story based on the findings of Hold Security, a Milwaukee firm that has a history...
  • India confident WTO will understand food security concerns August 5, 2014

    India refused to yield ground on Tuesday on its spat with the World Trade Organisation and said it believed it could convince other members that its need for more freedom on food subsidies was legitimate. Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman did not give details in a statement she made in parliament, but...
  • Passcodes are outdated. A closer look at the alternatives to secure your phone August 5, 2014

    New York: Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using them on phones, even though that means any thief can get instant access to email, banking apps...
  • Passenger jets at risk of hacker attacks, warns security researcher August 4, 2014

    Boston: Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems - a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security. Santamarta, a consultant with cyber security firm IOActive, is scheduled...
  • BJP accuses Congress of registering over 84 lakh people or families under FCA against national target August 1, 2014

    Ruling BJP government on Friday accused the former Congress government of registering over 84 lakh people or families under the Food Security Act against the national target. "In many districts including Baran, Dausa, Dungarpur, Dholpur, Pratapgarh, Jhalawar and Sawaimadhopur, the previous Congress government had registered people more than the population of...
  • Major security flaw puts 90% of all smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data August 1, 2014

    Vienna: Security researchers have revealed two separate threats this week they say could put up to 90 per cent of the world's 2 billion plus smartphones at risk of password theft, stolen data and in some cases let hackers take full control of devices. One vulnerability involves flaws in the way...