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Rahul Tripathi

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Why Imran Khan’s words ring hollow: Pakistan is sitting on Jaish dossiers
Wed, Feb 20, 2019

When Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan says that he will act if he gets “any actionable intelligence,” not many will buy this at face value.

A S Dulat: Diplomacy should be pursued aggressively to send message across
Mon, Feb 18, 2019

An IPS officer from the 1965 batch, Dulat earlier served as special director in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and is regarded as one of India’s leading experts on Kashmir. He recently authored the book Kashmir: The Vajpayee Years.

Separatist leaders got security cover amid call for talks
Mon, Feb 18, 2019

While Syed A Shah Geelani was seen as a “hardliner”, Mirwaiz, Shabir Shah, Abdul Ghani Bhat and Bilal Lone had “moderate” views for which they faced threats from the militants, said a senior government official.

Amid reports of attacks on Kashmiris, MHA asks states to ensure security
Sun, Feb 17, 2019

The meeting attended by RAW, IB top brass among others discussed possible steps to rope in social media giants like Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter among others to filter sensitive content.

In Pak, Azhar under ‘protective custody’. No such check on funds
Sun, Feb 17, 2019

After the 2016 Pathankot attack, the NIA named him for his alleged role and Azhar was again placed under protective custody in Pakistan. Since then he has refrained from making public speeches.

Government sought legal opinion on changes to sedition law, told necessary, go by Supreme Court
Tue, Feb 12, 2019

In September 2016, the Supreme Court had reiterated that a larger bench had already provided necessary safeguards that should be followed by all authorities, and “every magistrate is bound by what we said in the Kedar Nath (case)”.

House panel points out ‘divergent’ view of Centre, Assam on AFSPA
Sun, Feb 10, 2019

Assam has been under AFSPA since 1990. While the Union Home Ministry claims that the security situation in Assam has improved, the Sarbananda Sonowal government has declared the entire state as a disturbed area.

Act against IPS officers at Mamata rally, Centre tells West Bengal
Fri, Feb 08, 2019

The move comes two days after Banerjee ended her three-day dharna in Kolkata against the recent attempt of CBI officials to raid Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s residence in connection with a chit fund case probe.

MHA calls for disciplinary proceedings against Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar
Wed, Feb 06, 2019

The MHA said that as per information received, Kumar sat on dharna with Mamata Banerjee along with some police officers at the Metro Channel in Kolkata, which is prima facie in contravention of the extant provisions of the AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968, and AIS (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1969.

CBI pressure eased off on two in Saradha after they joined BJP
Tue, Feb 05, 2019

West Bengal vs Centre: Both Mukul Roy and Himanta Biswa Sarma joined the BJP during the CBI's probe into the Saradha scam. The agency began its probe in 2014 on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Centre set to issue fresh ban on Students Islamic Movement of India soon
Thu, Jan 31, 2019

Home Ministry officials said SIMI cadres have been under probe in 21 cases, including rioting at Mumbai’s Azad Maidan in 2012.

Israel spends big on digital security, PM Benjamin Netanyahu says ‘cyber diplomacy’ is the future
Wed, Jan 30, 2019

India is among the countries with which Israel has a cybersecurity agreement, according to the Cyber Directorate at Tel Aviv.

Fake news on social media is the next big challenge: CyberArk CEO
Tue, Jan 29, 2019

Israel, with hostile neighbours, is second after United States on perception of cyber attacks as a threat. It is also among the countries with which New Delhi has close ties on cyber security.

Home Ministry bars publishing name of sexual assault victims
Fri, Jan 25, 2019

After the 2012 Delhi gangrape, a petition filed in the Supreme Court sought appropriate measures for ensuring the safety of women at public places and suggesting that the FIRs of sexual assault cases should not be placed in the public domain.

Karmapa says applied for visa in October, yet to hear from Indian authorities
Thu, Jan 24, 2019

New Delhi has maintained that they are ready to grant visa to Karmapa on his newly acquired passport of Commonwealth of Dominica, but the spiritual leader has not come forward to apply for the same.

Karmapa Ogyen breaks silence, says applied for visa in October but yet to hear from India
Wed, Jan 23, 2019

The Tibetan spiritual leader, who is believed to be in the US, said, “I hope to return to India as quickly as I can. Up till this point, I am having conversations with the Indian government.”

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: North-East heat makes Centre warm up to state consent
Wed, Jan 23, 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: The MHA also said that a proposal to “provide incentives to those people who want to settle anywhere in India, except the North East” is currently under consideration.

Patidar NGO gets nod for temple grant as others face FCRA curbs
Sun, Jan 20, 2019

The NGO, sources said, is backed by the powerful Patidar community and was started in 2017 with NRI Chandu K Patel as its chief coordinator.

Applications of 88 who fled Bangladesh due to religious persecution still pending
Thu, Jan 17, 2019

Sources confirmed that more than 3,400 applications for request for grant of citizenship from nationals of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are pending with the state and Union government.

Alok Verma case brings CVC Chowdary back into spotlight
Wed, Jan 16, 2019

KV Chowdary is not new to controversies. His appointment as Central Vigilance Commissioner had been surprising, as he was the first non-IAS officer chosen for the post

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