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Special Protection Group (SPG)


Rajya Sabha passes SPG Bill as Congress members walk out

December 04, 2019 1:11 am

Several members from the Congress and other parties raised the issue of security breach at Priyanka’s residence.

'Security throughout the country is compromised': Robert Vadra on breach at Priyanka's residence

December 03, 2019 11:39 am

Vadra said that it's not about the security for Priyanka, his daughter and son or him or the Gandhi family. It's about "keeping the citizens especially the women of our country, safe and feeling secure."

Bill in Lok Sabha next week to keep family of ex-PMs out of SPG Act

November 22, 2019 5:30 pm

According to the proposed amendment, family members of the former prime ministers would not be entitled to the coveted SPG security cover, officials said.

Priyanka Gandhi on withdrawal of SPG cover: 'Part of politics, keeps happening'

November 21, 2019 7:49 pm

On Wednesday, Union Minister J P Naddahad said there was "nothing political" in the withdrawal of the SPG cover and the decision was taken by the Home Ministry.

Govt to end SPG cover for Gandhi family, Congress reacts angrily

November 09, 2019 8:08 am

The three were under SPG cover since the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. Two months ago, the government had similarly downgraded the security cover for Congress leader and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Simply put: How the forces protect VIPs

August 29, 2019 12:25 am

Former PM Manmohan Singh’s security cover has been downgraded from SPG to Z plus. How are such decisions made? How are SPG, Z plus, other categories different? Who are the forces deployed in each?

Manmohan Singh's SPG cover withdrawn, Z-plus security remains

August 26, 2019 4:00 pm

With the removal of SPG cover from Singh, the top-notch security cover will now be given only to PM Narendra Modi and the Gandhis -- Sonia, Rahul and Priyanka.

New guidelines for PM's security: ministers, officers won't be allowed to come close

June 26, 2018 5:34 pm

The ministry said there has been an "all-time high" threat to the prime minister and he is the "most valuable target" in the run-up to the 2019 general elections, officials privy to the development said.

Priyanka trying to score brownie point, security does not depend on 'whims and fancies': Centre on Robert Vadra

June 03, 2014 8:36 am

Rijiju asked why she was trying score a "brownie point" as security does not depend on "someone's whims and fancies".

Rahul security breached again,man caught with revolver

October 21, 2011 2:52 am

The weapon was not loaded but the man carried cartridges in his pocket.