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Politics Of Vendetta? Questions Raised Over Withdrawal Of Special Security Cover To Ex-CMs

Jan 11, 2022 Ashutosh Sharma

Serious questions have sprung up over the withdrawal of special security cover of several former non-BJP Chief Ministers, post-2014. Is this vendetta politics?

Punjab CM expresses regret, denies security lapse after PM cuts short visit

Jan 06, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Modi, who landed in Bathinda and had to take the road route to Hussainiwala in Ferozepur because of inclement weather, was stuck on a flyover for 15-20 minutes due to a blockade by some farmers, an incident the Union Home Ministry described as a "major lapse" in his security.


Rahul Gandhi Condemns Kashmir Killings, Says Terrorism Hasn’t Stopped After Article 370 Abrogation

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Central Government of completely failing to provide security to the people of J&K.

Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Used Taylor Swift’s Personal Security At Global Citizen Live

Sep 30, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

According to reports, the Duke and Duchess sought protection from Taylor Swift's bodyguards on their trip and even had her head of security with them at all times.


Punjab CM Curtails Security Cover Of VVIPs

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has already curtailed his own security cover.

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18 September, 2021

France's Notre Dame Cathedral Secured At Last, Rebuilding Awaits

Associated Press (AP)

Carpenters, scaffolding experts, professional climbers, organ mechanics and others took part in the effort, which included special temporary structures to secure the iconic towers, vaults and walls of the huge roofless structure, and a special 'umbrella' to protect it from the weather.


18 September, 2021

Centre Cuts Down Babul Supriyo's Security Cover As The Former BJP-MP Joins TMC

Outlook Web Desk

The cover has been reduced from the second-highest level of Z category to Y category, after an order was issued by the Union home ministry on Friday.


29 August, 2021

No Nation Untouched By Changes Happening Around, Security Preparedness Is The Need: Rajnath Singh

Outlook Web Bureau

It has all along been the endeavour of forces inimical to India to create an atmosphere of instability domestically, the Defence Minister said.


31 July, 2021

First Evacuation Flight Brings 221 Afghans, Many Kids, To US

Associated Press (AP)

Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would allow an additional 8,000 visas and $500 million in funding for the Afghan visa program


31 July, 2021

US Regulators Step Up Scrutiny Of IPO Hopefuls From China

Associated Press (AP)

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the move Friday after Beijing said it would step up its supervision of Chinese companies listed overseas


30 July, 2021

UN Extends CAR Arms Embargo Despite China Appeal To Lift It

Associated Press (AP)

The council adopted the resolution, which also extends targeted sanctions on individuals and companies, by a vote of 14-0 with China abstaining


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29 July, 2021

Mexico Says It Spent USD 61 Million To Buy Pegasus Spyware

Associated Press (AP)

As per anti money laundering investigator, officials from the two previous administrations had spent about USD 300 million in government money to purchase spyware


26 July, 2021

China Launches Campaign To Clean Up Apps To Protect User Rights

Associated Press (AP)

The order is part of a wider effort to crack down on tech industries and police use of personal information


22 July, 2021

Mobile Internet Disruptions Seen In Iran Amid Water Protests

Associated Press (AP)

While landline service continues, NetBlocks warned its analysis and user reports were 'consistent with a regional internet shutdown intended to control protests'


21 July, 2021

'American' Teen On Run From China Again With Fiance

Associated Press (AP)

On Thursday, Wang Jingyu received a warning via email that Chinese officials knew he was hiding in Ukraine, and had escalated the charges against him to subversion of state power


14 July, 2021

In a First, UAE Inaugurates Its Embassy In Israel's Tel Aviv

Associated Press (AP)

The Emirati embassy's inauguration came two weeks after Israel cut the ribbon on its embassy in Abu Dhabi during Foreign Minister Yair Lapid's visit to the UAE in June


09 July, 2021

China Evacuates Nationals From Afghanistan Amid US Military Pullout

Associated Press (AP)

Chinese companies have invested in Afghan mining and infrastructure, but those assets appear increasingly in jeopardy as the Taliban seize large amounts of territory


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06 July, 2021

US Embassy in Kabul Concerned As Taliban Makes Strides After Troops Exit Afghanistan

Associated Press (AP)

America's warlord allies are re-arming their militias, which have a violent history, raising the specter of another civil war once the U.S. withdrawal is finished, expected in August.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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