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Spike in use of nails by left extremists

As a response to this, security forces are now testing anti-spike shoes in the two worst-hit Naxal districts of Sukma and Bijapur.

16 Jan 2022

Myanmar insurgents planning attacks in Manipur ahead of polls: Intel

The sources also said insurgent groups such as NSCN K (YA) and PLA have been trying to set up new bases in Myanmar and that they are trying to create disturbance in the Northeast.

13 Jan 2022

Centre asks states to make separate prison wards for transgender persons

The Ministry of Home Affairs also advised that the prison department of the respective states/UTs facilitate the process of acquiring of transgender identity certificate if such a request is received.

12 Jan 2022

MHA seeks more time to frame rules under Citizenship Amendment Act

The Citizenship Amendment Act was passed by Parliament on December 11, 2019 and the Presidential nod was received the next day.

11 Jan 2022

Rise in lone wolf attacks sign of desperation

MHA data shows terrorists are avoiding direct conflict with security forces to avoid losses, going for IED attacks

10 Jan 2022

Partial AFSPA lift in Nagaland soon?

The Centre will have to decide before December 31 when the disturbed areas notification, which enables AFSPA, will expire in Nagaland. 

25 Dec 2021

Delhi Police acted swiftly to curb 2020 riots: Government

Nityanand Rai informed the Lower House of Parliament that proportionate and appropriate actions were taken by Delhi Police to control the situation.

22 Dec 2021

BSF firing up in North East due to desperate smugglers

According to the latest official data as of November 30, the total incidents of firing along the Indo-Bangladesh border have come down to 2,337 in 2021 as against 2,949 incidents in 2020. 

21 Dec 2021

Seven properties bought by outsiders in Jammu and Kashmir, all in Jammu region: Centre

In October last year, the central government notified new land rules allowing any Indian citizen to purchase non-agricultural land in the Union territory

15 Dec 2021

In first-of-its-kind move, government mulls mobile blocking to curb cyber crime

In what may turn out to be a first-of-its-kind move, the government is looking at the option of blocking mobile numbers involved in cyber crimes, on a real-time basis.

15 Dec 2021

Terror incidents in J&K have declined 'significantly' after scrapping of Article 370: Centre

"There was an enthusiastic participation of the people with a turnout of 98.29% in BDC elections and 51.42% in DDC elections," added Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai

14 Dec 2021

Amid AFSPA debate, civilian casualties in northeast highest in three years

There is some consolation, however, to be drawn from the fact that the number of militants and arms surrendered have reached a three-year peak in 2021.

11 Dec 2021

CRPF seeks faster transfer of Jammu and Kashmir land to set up camps

The Ministry of Home Affairs is looking into CRPF’s request for more land in J&K, an official said.

28 Nov 2021

NCB to propose use of drones for checking network, trade of drugs

The Narcotics Control Bureau will be suggesting the government to use drones for checking cultivation and manufacture of illegal drugs, this newspaper has learnt. 

24 Nov 2021

Centre may deploy more paramilitary forces in Northeast following Manipur ambush

Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland are the states where some of the active insurgent groups haven't yet entered into a ceasefire agreement with the Centre.

21 Nov 2021

Intel fears more attacks in Manipur before elections as combing operations continue for militants

Other insurgent outfits, including the People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK), are also suspected to be planning similar attacks on security forces in the near future.

19 Nov 2021

Minorities commission looking into 'poor' portrayal of Christians, Muslims, Sikhs in films

NCM chairperson Iqbal Singh Lalpura said that the commission has taken up the issue of improper depiction of members of minority communities in films with CBFC and I&B Ministry.

13 Nov 2021

Minority panel seeks reports on Kasganj custodial death, Tripura violence

NCM chief Iqbal Singh Lalpura said the commission has taken suo motu cognizance in both the instances and authorities in Uttar Pradesh as well as Tripura have been directed to reply in 15 days. 

13 Nov 2021

India to construct 12 crucial roads in ‘mission mode’ to neutralise Naxal menace

Located in the three worst Naxal-hit Chhattisgarh districts — Sukma, Bijapur and Dantewada — covering about 478.6 kms have been sanctioned.

11 Nov 2021

500 more troops in J&K, security upped amid targeted killings of civilians and forces

A senior CRPF official said that an odd 15,000 people and 8,000 vehicles are being checked daily.

10 Nov 2021

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