Internal Security

Tripartite meet on Gorkhaland

GJM team claims Centre’s nod The Centre has agreed for a tripartite meeting to discuss various political issues concerning the Gurkhas, including the demand for a separate State of Gorkhaland, Kalimpong legislator Sarita Rai said on Friday. The Home Ministry spokesperson did not comment. Large-scale violence was reported in Darjeeling …

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A 186-km rally for peace in the Red heartland

150 people will march from Andhra Pradesh to Chhattisgarh Around 150 people, from various States affected by Maoist insurgency will begin a 186-km long ‘Peace Padyatra’ (peace march) on Monday to appeal to “all sides to give peace a chance.” The Peace Padyatra, which will start from the Shabri Gandhi …

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NSG upgrades security ahead of election season

The National Security Guard (NSG), which provides security cover to select VIPs like Home Minister Rajnath Singh and many Chief Ministers, has upgraded its protocol and armour on lines of the Special Protection Group (SPG) in view of the upcoming election season in the country. The elite counter-terror force has …

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Enhanced pay for J&K SPOs based on threat perception

Centre’s nod for increase follows abduction, killing of SPO, policemen last week The Union Home Ministry’s decision to increase the salaries of Special Police Officers in Jammu and Kashmir came after the State Chief Secretary wrote to the Centre highlighting the threat to their lives. On Wednesday the Ministry enhanced …

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Centre mulls allowing Naga leader’s return

The Centre has held meetings to discuss if Khango Konyak, former chairman of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), who was impeached and expelled by the Myanmar-based outfit could be allowed to enter India. In 2015, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved banning the …

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Renewed push for Statehood in Northeast

Statehood movements have gathered momentum across the Northeast, with a renewed push for Bodoland, a proposed State comprising areas beyond the four districts under the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). On Sunday, organisations such as All Bodo Students’ Union, Peoples’ Joint Action Committee for Bodoland Movement, and two factions of the …

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Statehood protest based on Telangana model

A meeting of Uttar Karnataka Horata Samiti to discuss the demand for statehood for North Karnataka, which faced a protest from Karnataka Rakshana Vedike (Narayanagouda faction), here on Sunday, resolved to take up the agitation on the Telangana model. Samiti’s State president Bhimappa Gadad said that 80 % of the …

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Search operation on in Shopian

Joint operation of police, Army, CRPF after militants killed three SPOs A day after three policemen were abducted and killed by militants, security forces on Saturday launched a massive cordon-and-search operation in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said. The operation was conducted in at least …

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Morning shock in the Valley

Militants barged into the homes of policemen and took them away When suspected militants barged into the homes of three special police officers in Shopian in south Kashmir early on Friday morning, the unarmed men were caught unawares — one was having a bath, another had just returned from offering …

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