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Security agencies' owners, staff hold protest against GST rate

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Owners and employees of private security agencies held a silent protest here on Wednesday against the levy of 18 per cent GST on security services, a body representing them said. Protesting near the India Gate here, they reiterated their demand to implement 'reverse charge mechanism' to remove unfairness in GST rate. We are not against the Goods and Ser...

1 day ago
Rahul does not love anyone but power: BJP

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Launching a sharp attack on Rahul Gandhi, the BJP on Tuesday said that contrary to his claim in a tweet, the Congress President does not love anyone but power. The Bharatiya Janata Party also alleged that there was a competition between AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi and the Congress to usurp the legacy of divide and rule. Rahul Gandhi has claimed in a...

5 days ago
Israeli balloons to keep watch on 141st Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, July 13 (IANS) The traditional 141st Rath Yatra of Lord Jagannath will be taken out in Ahmedabad in all festive colour and religious fervor on Saturday amid massive security cover with the first time use of Israeli helium balloons fitted with high resolution cameras. A posse of more than 20,000 police personnel has been deployed along the 18 km route of the yatra through Ahmed...

7 days ago
Rajnath institutes five Police Medals

New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday instituted five Police Medals to promote professionalism and excellence in service and give recognition to those security personnel doing good work in stressful environment and in difficult areas. These five medals -- Special Operation Medal, Police Antarik Suraksha Seva Padak, Asadharan Aasuchana Kushalta Padak, U...

11 days ago
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent protest

Srinagar, July 8 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city and some other places in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday to prevent a protest called by the separatists to mark the second death anniversary of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani. Security forces killed Wani and two of his associates in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on July 8, 2016. Senior separatist l...

15 days ago
Rajnath to begin two-day J&K visit from Wednesday

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday will begin a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir during which he is slated to hold a high-level meeting in Srinagar and pay obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Amarnath. Informed sources said the Minister will leave for Srinagar on Wednesday evening and return to Delhi on Friday afternoon. Rajnath Singh's a...

20 days ago
4 abducted by Jharkhand tribals, rescued

Ranchi, June 29 (IANS) Four security personnel deployed at former Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and BJP Khuti MP Karia Munda's house, who were kidnapped by tribals in Jharkhand on Wednesday, were rescued on Friday, police said. According to the police, at 4 a.m., information was recieved that the abducted personnel have been kept at Putigarha village in Khuti. They were taken hostage ...

21 days ago
Identify and track, CRPF's policy for Amarnath pilgrims

Srinagar, June 27 (IANS) After last year's attack on an unescorted bus of Amarnath pilgrims, the CRPF has this year adopted an identify and track policy for vehicles ferrying devotees to the annual cave shrine pilgrimage in Kashmir Himalayas beginning on Thursday. To ensure identification, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), primarily responsible for the security of the pilgrims, in...

22 days ago
First batch of Amarnath pilgrims leaves for Kashmir

Jammu, June 27 (IANS) The first batch of 1,091 pilgrims left from here early on Wednesday for Kashmir to start the Amarnath Yatra which begins from Thursday. A total of 1,091 yatris (pilgrims) left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 52 vehicles. This included 780 males, 190 females, one child and 120 Sadhus, police said. With additional 213 companies of param...

22 days ago
Amid unprecedented security, Amarnath Yatra to begin from Wednesday

Jammu, June 26 (IANS) The two-month-long annual Amarnath Yatra, for which 1.96 lakh pilgrims from different parts of the country have registered this year, will begin from Wednesday amid unprecedented security arrangements. The first batch of pilgrims have already arrived at the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas here, and will leave for the Kashmir Valley early on Wednesday in an escorted convo...

23 days ago
Separatist leaders, MLA detained as shutdown hits Valley

Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Life across the Kashmir Valley was derailed on Monday by a separatist-sponsored shutdown even as the authorities detained senior separatist leaders to prevent their participation in protests. Shops, public transport, other business establishments and educational institutions remained closed in Srinagar city and other district headquarters of the Valley. R...

23 days ago
Sitharaman visits J&K to review Amarnath Yatra security

Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited the Baltal base camp in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday to review security arrangements made for the annual Amarnath Yatra. Officials in the Defence Ministry said Sitharaman, accompanied by senior commanders of the Army, was briefed on the three-tier security arrangements made for the Yatra that begins on June 28. A...

24 days ago
Separatist shutdown affects life in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, June 25 (IANS) A shutdown called by separatists on Monday affected life across the Kashmir Valley with heavy security deployed here and other vulnerable places. The Valley-wide protest shutdown was by the Joint Residence Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik against continuing civilian killings in Ka...

26 days ago
Year-long 'Healthy Mizoram Campaign' ends

Aizawl, June 22 (IANS) The year-long Healthy Mizoram Campaign organised by the Assam Rifles to promote a natural, healthy and disease free lifestyle through exercise and naturopathy has ended. It saw the participation of over 10,000 people, an official said here on Friday. An impressive function together with physical exercises marked the concluding functions of the year long 'Healthy Mi...

27 days ago
Low-key Yoga Day celebration in Mizoram

Aizawl, June 21 (IANS) When seven northeastern states observed the 4th International Yoga Day in an impressive manner on Thursday, its celebration was very low key in Christian-dominated Mizoram. However, the Central government agencies including the two paramilitary forces -- Assam Rifles and Border Security Force -- observed the Yoga Day in the state. Mizoram's two powerful NGO...

27 days ago
BJP government insulted farmers: Congress on Mandsaur firing report

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Condemning the S.K. Jain report on the firing on farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur last year, Congress on Thursday said it has termed the killed farmers as anti-social elements. Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that the government is not only cheating the farmers but also humiliating and insulting them. The Jain inquiry committee was set up by Shivr...

1 month ago
Shillong violence: Centre deploys additional paramilitary forces

New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) As Meghalaya's capital Shillong remained affected for the forth day with fresh violence late on Sunday, the Union Home Ministry approved deployment of 10 additional paramilitary forces in the tension-hit areas, Ministry sources said on Monday. The Ministry took the decision considering the Meghalaya government's demand for the deployment of additional central par...

1 month ago
J&K Governor meets Rajnath, briefs him about state's situation

New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Friday and briefed him on the situation in the troubled state. The central government had announced a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan in the state, asking the security forces to halt their operations to help peace loving Muslims observe fasts in a peaceful environment, ...

1 month ago
Paramilitary forces can execute construction works up to Rs 15 cr

New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Home Ministry on Friday authorised the engineering wings of the central paramilitary forces or CAPFs to execute their major construction works costing up to Rs 15 crore and minor repairs of up to Rs 1 crore. This will result in speedy execution of important projects and also in resolving the problems caused by delays in execution of construction works of Cent...

2 months ago
Ceasefire in J&K not for militants: Amit Shah

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that the ceasefire announced by the Centre in Jammu and Kashmir during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan does not apply to militants. Don't take the ceasefire decision in a wrong way, Shah said while speaking at the India TV Conclave here. When the army or paramilitary forces take action, it is not limited to terror...

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