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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Maharashtra: Floor test may be just a formality, but the real drama follows later

New Delhi, Nov 29: It may be a mere formality, but the floor test that Uddhav Thackeray is likely to take on Saturday would be an interesting one to watch.

Thackeray who took oath as chief minister of Maharashtra on Friday is likely to take the floor test at 2 pm. If all goes as per plan, then the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP together have 162 MLAs on the floor of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

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Attack on Congress convoy: NIA arrests key lady naxalite

New Delhi, Nov 30: The National Investigation Agency has arrested one Sumitra Punem, a naxalite involved in the attack on a convoy of Congress leaders in Chhattisgarh.

The NIA says that she was a team member of the Darbha Division Committee of the CPI (Maoist) formation in Chhattisgarh which carried out the attack.

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From new Army Chief to CDS, why December will be an important military year for India

New Delhi, Nov 29: The Government of India will appoint the new Chief of Defence Staff in December. The government would also make another crucial appointment of Chief of Army Staff as General Bipin Rawat would be retiring as the chief on December 31.

The three names in contention for the post of Army Chief are Vice-Chief Lt Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane, Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Southern Army Commander Lt Gen S K Saini.

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Special court convicts 8 in fake currency case at Bengal

New Delhi, Nov 30: Eight persons have been convicted in connection with a fake currency case registered at Murshidabad in West Bengal.

A team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Berhampore, District Murshidabad, W.B. detained accused Sushanta Sahu along with a black colour side bag at Dak Bungalow More Dhulian, District Murshidabad, West Bengal, and recovered 951 numbers of High Quality FICN of Rs.1,000 denomination having face value of Rs.9,51,000and 100 numbers of HIgh Quality FICN of Rs.500 denominations having face value of Rs.50,000total face value of Rs.10,01,000.

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Signs of political activity in J&K as politicos are released in a phased manner

srinagari-New Delhi, Nov 28: The Government is pushing for political dialogue in Jammu and Kashmir and the release of a few leaders would ensure that normalcy would return soon.

Mohammad Ashraf Mir, a leader of the PDP was released along with former MLA, Mohammad Yasin. They were lodged at the MLA hostel which had been turned into a sub-jail in Srinagar.

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What if NCP boycotts the floor test in

New Delhi, Nov 25: A floor test in Maharashtra is certain. The Supreme Court would pronounce its order on Tuesday on a batch of petitions that sought a direction to declare the invitation by the Governor to Devendra Fadnavis as illegal.

The petitioners also sought for a direction to conduct an early floor test. The BJP says it has the requisite numbers to prove its majority. A similar claim has also been made by the Shiv Sena. The NCP led by Sharad Pawar has claimed that none of the 54 MLAs are with Ajit Pawar.

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BJP’s Maharashtra numbers: 105-15-30

New Delhi, Nov 24: The BJP which has staked a claim to form the government along with the NCP’s Ajit Pawar would soon need to prove its majority on the floor of the Maharashtra assembly which has 288 members.

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