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Manan Kumar

  • Global terror index: India scores 7.86 on a scale of 10

    India — the land of Gautam Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi — ranks 6th on the Global Terrorism Index (GTI), ahead of even Yemen, Somalia, Russia and Egypt. According to latest report of US-based think tank IEP (Institute for Economic & Peace), owing to 624 terror incidents and 404 killings in 2013,...

    Sunday, 23 November 2014 - 5:20am
  • Tribal Maharashtra scores high on child sex ratio

    No. of girls per 1,000 boys between 950 and 966; overall, overall figure for state is 894; at 913, Mumbai no better

    Friday, 21 November 2014 - 7:20am
  • Narendra Modi wants final solution to Naga imbroglio with 18 months

    With his eyes set to have a peaceful Northeast to help expand trade with South Asia, prime minister Narendra Modi has instructed interlocutor R N Ravi to come out with a proposed settlement that could be a final solution to the simmering Naga issue. Sources said, Ravi, former chairman of the Joint...

    Thursday, 20 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Myanmar national's arrest from Hyderabad takes al Qaeda threat to next level

    Amid heightened al Qaeda threat looming over South Asia, the worst fears of security agencies seems to be coming true with the latest arrest of a Myanmar national named Khaleed alias Mohammed Khalid from Old Hyderabad by the NIA in Burdwan blast case. Khaleed, 28, a trained explosive expert and...

    Wednesday, 19 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • JMB's terror plot reaches Jharkhand

    B'desh jihadi group had imparted training to 150 Sahibganj youths: NIA

    Friday, 14 November 2014 - 6:30am
  • Is 11, Ashoka Road safe for PM Narendra Modi?

    The Special Protection Group (SPG) was poring over maze of water lines and sewerage pipes under the BJP headquarters frequented by prime minister Narendra Modi. Within a fortnight after Modi took over as prime minister, the party office wrote to the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) seeking...

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Intel security audit gives madrasas a clean chit

    A security audit done by the agencies have found Indian madrasas (schools for learning Holy Quran) not connected with any kind of Jihadi indoctrination or imparting hate propaganda. The security audit done over a year of all four Indian schools for Islamic thought -- Deobandi, Barelvi, Ahl-e-Hadees...

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 7:30am
  • Tribals hit hard by tardy implementation of land rights

    The much touted pro-tribal development plank of the government of giving land titles to tribals to curb Maoism is proving to be mere sloganeering. The records accessed by the Centre show that despite having a Central Act nearly all the Maoist affected states have performed badly in ensuring rights...

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 5:30am
  • PMO moots changes in CMs' conference on internal security

    The Centre is mulling changes in the format of Chief Ministers' annual conference on internal security and make it sector specific to deal with major issues in a precise and problem resolving manner. A senior official said the proposal to make the conference sector specific has come from the Prime...

    Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 5:15am
  • Maoist, Indian Mujahideen threat loom on Jharkhand polls

    The union home ministry has asked the Jharkhand government to maintain high level of alertness till end of December as both Indian Mujahideen (IM) and the CPI (Maoist) could carry out attacks and blasts during five phase assembly polls beginning November 25. Inputs from intelligence agencies...

    Wednesday, 12 November 2014 - 7:30am