Taking control: Why the Personal Data Protection Bill is a game changer

cybersecurityNew Delhi, Dec 05: The WhatsApp breach, the misuse of data among other related incidents have given us all the need to ponder over one fact and that is why we need to have control over our data.

With India leaning towards data localisation, it become extremely important to move towards the Personal Data Protection Bill that is set to be tabled in the Parliament. The overall aim of the Bill is to protect and regulate data privacy.

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Citizenship Bill: Understanding the clause that exempts ILP, Sixth Schedule regions

amit-shah-north-eastNew Delhi, Dec 05: The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is all set to be tabled in the Parliament after the Cabinet gave its nod to the same.

The primary intention of this Bill is to provide citizenship to Hindus, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Several such persons are living in India since the time of partition and are without any legal rights.

The Modi government says that this Bill is aimed at correcting a historical wrong.

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EU-India workshop identifies challenges ahead in fighting radicalisation

India-EUNew Delhi, Dec 05: The 2nd regional EU-India Counter Terrorism workshop on “Investigating ISIS networks” was organised by the European Union (EU) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from 3-4 December in New Delhi.

The two-day workshop was part of the EU and India efforts to further strengthen collaboration between both sides to counter terrorism and radicalisation, following the mandate which was agreed at the 2017 India-EU summit. (Joint Statement on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism).

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A burden of Rs 1,800 crore: Do the Gandhis miss feeling like the PM with SPG cover withdrawn?

spg-mnAn extremely important Bill was passed by the Parliament, which is aimed at reducing a big burden on the exchequer. The Special Protection Group (Amendment) BIll cleared the Rajya Sabha hurdle and as expected the Congress staged a walk out.

The Congress even cited a security breach at the home of its leader, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, but remained mum on why it brought up the incident six days after it had taken place. The Congress has been alleging political vendetta behind the move to withdraw SPG security to the Gandhis.

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Security is not a status symbol: Here is how many times Rahul, Sonia, Priyanka violated SPG norms

New Delhi, Dec 03: Over the years, the Special Protection Group security had become a status symbol. The Modi government brought an amendment to the Special Protection Group and the same was passed in the Rajya Sabha today.

The Congress has been alleging that the decision to withdraw the SPG security to the Gandhi family was a political vendetta. However, the decision taken by the government was purely based on the threat assessment that is conducted periodically.

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The much needed amendment and why SPG won’t be a status symbol anymore

New Delhi, Dec 03: Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill has been passed in the Rajya Sabha. The amendment Bill has several changes and one of them is that the family members of a former prime minister who don’t reside with him at his official residence will not be guarded by SPG commandos anymore.

Further the amendment also says that those who reside with him at his allotted accommodation will get security cover of the elite force only for five years.

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Terrorist arrested in J&K: Huge cache of arms recovered

New Delhi, Dec 03: The Jammu and Kashmir police have apprehended a terrorist and also seized a huge cache of arms.

The operation was undertaken by the Kishtwar police along with the 17 Rashtriya Rifles and 52 CRPF led to the arrest of one terrorist. The terrorist has been identified as Tariq Hussain Wani.

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NCP MLA wants Bhima Koregaon case dropped: Is there no limit to playing with national security?

jitendra-Ahwad1When a government is trying to crush the Naxal movement, which has claimed so many lives, especially that of our brave soldiers, is it even fair to be complacent and issue such irresponsible statements pertaining to the dropping of the Bhima Koregaon case?

“Those arrested in the Aarey agitation have been freed. This government should now free those arrested in the Bhima Koregaon case. They were booked on false cases. This is our government”.

This was a tweet that was put out in Marathi by NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. It would be interesting to see, what the Maharashtra chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray would do now owing to alliance compulsions. Let us remind you that the CM had once called these persons a threat to democracy.

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The rise and fall: An asset analysis of the rebels contesting the Karnataka by-polls

rebel-karnatakaBengaluru, Dec 03: The crucial by-elections will be held in Karnataka on December 5. The elections are important and would decide the fate of the B S Yediyurappa government, which managed to win a trust vote owing to lower numbers in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

The elections became necessary after 14 Congress and 3 JD(S) MLAs resigned and were later disqualified.

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From violence to misrepresenting NRC: Did TMC win the Bengal by-poll fair and square?

bengal-by-pollsWith an improving vote share and the fact that this was only the by-poll, the BJP has a lot to take away from the West Bengal by-election. The question on people’s minds now is, did the TMC win it fair and square

Political analysts would say that a by-election is not always a reflection of what the general mood of a state or nation is. A by-election is normally candidate-centric, it is also said.

In this context let us take a look at the recently concluded by-elections in West Bengal. The seats at Kharagapur, Karimpur and Kaliagunj were won by the Trinamool Congress Party. The chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee said that it was a major victory and the people of Bengal have rejected the BJP. Her euphoria stems from the fact that the BJP has in no time rocketed to the second spot in Bengal and is a major challenger in the Assembly elections set to be held next year.

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