Anti drone weapons used for the first time during Republic Day parade

r-dayNew Delhi, Jan 27: For the first time anti drone weapons were used to secure the VIPs at the Republic Day parade. The anti drone weapons including the ones indigenously manufactured by the DRDO were used at Janpath on January 26.

The Union Home Minister Amit Shah authorised the use of these systems following an Intelligence Bureau warning.

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Engage with New Delhi for correct assessment on Article 370, citizenship law

parliament-eurpoeNew Delhi, Jan 27: The European Parliament will take up for discussions this week, issues such as the new Indian citizenship law and Article 370 being scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir.

A majority of the parliamentarians have filed resolutions in this regard and a crucial vote on these issues would take place this week after discussions. The parliamentarians say that the curbs and such issues would impact ties between India and the European Union.

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Shift from the past: Pakistan terrorists using China made grenades in Valley

indian-army-newNew Delhi, Jan 26: The security forces have found that a large number of Chinese made grenades are being used by Pakistani terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir.

It has been found that at least four China made grenades bearing the serial numbers 86P/01-03/632 had been used in attacks in the Valley. This came to light following the four attacks in Srinagar district.

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Explained: What the Bhima Koregaon case that the NIA is taking over

bhimakoregaonNew Delhi, Jan 25: The NIA will take over the probe into the Bhima-Koregaon case. This has irked the Maharashtra government.

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26 per cent chance that candidate with criminal background will win Delhi elections

voting-22New Delhi, Jan 25: Out of the 70 MLAs, 24 (34 per cent) in 2015 had declared criminal cases against themselves. Out of 70 MLAs in the Delhi Assembly elections in 2013, 25 (36 per cent) MLAs and in the 2008 Delhi Assembly Elections 29 (43 per cent) out of 68 MLAs analysed had declared criminal cases.

From 2008 to 2015 Assembly Elections, the number of MLAs with declared criminal cases has decreased by 17 per cent says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

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Number of candidates with criminal background contesting Delhi polls has witnessed sharp decline

votingNew Delhi, Jan 25: In the 2015 Delhi elections out of 673 candidates, 114 (17 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves. In 2013, out of 796 candidates, 129 (16 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves and in 2008, out of 790 candidates, 111 (14 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves says a report by the Association for Democratic Reforms.

Candidates with serious criminal cases: In 2015, out of 673 candidates, 74 (11 per cent) had declared serious criminal cases against themselves. In 2013, out of 796 candidates, 93 (12 per cent) had declared criminal cases against themselves and in 2008, out of 790 candidates, 32 (4 per cent) had declared serious criminal cases against themselves.

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Ansar-al-Islam case: NIA charges two for attempting terror strikes in Bengaluru

NIA-33New Delhi, Jan 25: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet in connection with the Ansar-al-Islam case.

It may be recalled that two suspected Bangladeshi nationals had been detained by the Border Security Force as they were unable to produce valid documents. The police then registered the case before handing it over to the NIA.

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NIA charges five dangerous JMB operatives

nia-terNew Delhi, Jan 25: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against five Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen, Bangladesh operatives in connection with the Barpeta case.

The NIA has charged Hafizur Rahman (A-1), Yakub Ali (A-2), Sariful Islam (A-3), Mustafizur Rahman (A-5) and Md. Hafiz Safikul Islam under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code and the Arms Act.

Investigation has revealed that the accused persons are trained members of JMB, a proscribed terrorist organisation in India and Bangladesh. Accused persons were recruited by one Sahanur Alom of Barpeta District.

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Security heightened, facial recognition software in place ahead of Republic Day

security-republicNew Delhi, Jan 25: The Delhi police has made elaborate arrangements ahead of Republic Day. A total of 48 Companies of the Paramilitary forces, 17,000 Delhi Police Personnel will be on guard on January 26.

In addition to this, the central agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau would work in close coordination with the Delhi police.

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2G back in Kashmir from today

kashmir02gNew Delhi, Jan 25: Mobile internet and broadband services are being restored in Kashmir from Saturday.

The decision was taken following a review meeting that was held at Jammu. Following the meeting, a notification to this effect was issued by the Jammu and Kashmir, Home Secretary.