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Manan Kumar

  • National Intelligence Grid long way from becoming effective

    It seems that the much touted National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID) will take more time to become an effective tool in generating actionable intelligence than it was initially envisaged. In its sixth year running the agency is still suffering from birth pangs.

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 5:30am
  • Gujarat police launches probe against pigeon

    A strange fax from paranoia stricken Gujarat police has posed a challenge before the union home ministry babus- what to do with it -- whether to laugh it off or order a probe against pigeons. 

    Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 6:35am
  • Maoists open new war front in Western Ghats tri-junction

    An open declaration of opening up a new war front at the huge Wayanad region tri-junction of Karnataka-Kerala-Tamil Nadu by the CPI (Maoist) has increased the worries for the Indian security establishment that has already committed about one lakh security personnel in the existing Maoist affected...

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 6:55am
  • Police modernisation is your obligation, panel to tell Centre

    The effect of Modi government's move to withdraw police modernisation fund from the Central budget and place it in the increased central pool for states' share has been felt not by the state governments but also by the department related parliamentary standing committee on home affairs.

    Friday, 27 March 2015 - 7:30am
  • Visa on arrival for Chinese on anvil

    In a move that can increase foreign tourist inflow in India several folds, the union home ministry has given green signal to tourism ministry's proposal to grant tourist visa on arrival (TVOA) to four countries – France, Spain, Italy and UK. Besides these countries, China that has long...

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 7:15am
  • No live coverage of anti-terror operations, government tells news channels

    Showing displeasure at the live coverage of anti-terror operations in Kathua and Sambha on March 20, the Centre has shot a stern letter to all television channels asking them to adhere to the Uplinking and Downlinking guidelines and not to show any operations- linked information.

    Tuesday, 24 March 2015 - 6:00am
  • Rare show of trust as Pakistan returns 57 Indian boats

    In a healthy sign of mending fences diplomatically amid a long period of an estranged relationship bordering on hostility, the governments of India and Pakistan finally seem to have come together. This has resulted in the safe return of 57 boats belonging to Gujarat fishermen that were impounded by...

    Monday, 23 March 2015 - 7:05am
  • Maharashtra cops' dubious feat: 90% acquittal

    Poor investigating skills, framing of wrong people among reasons attributed

    Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 7:05am
  • Rekha, Sachin Tendulkar's abysmal absence in RS draws flak

    Two of the most sought-after celebrities of their times — Bollywood heartthrob Rekha and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar — have yet again showed a dismal performance in the Rajya Sabha (RS) as nominated MPs.

    Saturday, 21 March 2015 - 7:00am
  • Congress, Left manage to stall debate on mines and minerals bill in Rajya Sabha

    An exhausted BJP that had come prepared in full strength had no choice but to agree to post to matter for first to be taken up tomorrow.

    Thursday, 19 March 2015 - 11:16pm