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  • Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools, minister says Mar 13, 2021 06:22 PM IST

    Sri Lanka to ban burqa, shut many Islamic schools, minister says

    The wearing of the burqa in the majority-Buddhist nation was temporarily banned in 2019 after the bombing of churches and hotels by Islamic militants that killed more than 250.

  • Govt's National Security Directive could rein in firms like Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei Dec 16, 2020 08:16 PM IST

    Govt's National Security Directive could rein in firms like Chinese telecom gear maker Huawei

    Under the provisions of this directive, the government will declare a list of trusted sources and trusted products for installation in the country's telecom network.

  • Has Hong Kong’s status as a global city come to an end? Jul 06, 2020 09:43 AM IST

    Has Hong Kong’s status as a global city come to an end?

    With the National Security Law coming into effect in Hong Kong, the special status it enjoys under US law will be affected. Beijing, however, is determined to nip the Hong Kong movement in the bud

  • Ban on Chinese apps alone will not address long-term information threats Jul 01, 2020 01:48 PM IST

    Ban on Chinese apps alone will not address long-term information threats

    Millions of China-branded smartphones sold in the country are likely to capture far more sensitive user data than standalone apps and require greater scrutiny, as does telecom gear from Huawei and ZTE

  • China passes national security law for Hong Kong: Reports Jun 30, 2020 09:12 AM IST

    China passes national security law for Hong Kong: Reports

    The South China Morning Post newspaper and public broadcaster RTHK, both citing unnamed sources, said that the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress voted unanimously to approve a national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday.

  • COVID-19 | Countermeasures adopted by nations must factor in the vulnerabilities of refugees as well Apr 06, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Countermeasures adopted by nations must factor in the vulnerabilities of refugees as well

    The geopolitical and geo-economical backdrop of coronavirus makes refugee health protection a critical public health priority.

  • Legal Matters | The cost of the customs law being under siege Jan 07, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    Legal Matters | The cost of the customs law being under siege

    Is it the executive laxity that has misguided the legislature culminating in messy amendments to the customs law? Or is it the judicial evasion that has prevented the adjudication of these mischievous petitions in a timely manner?

  • Politics | Reframe the Kashmir conflict from terrorism to insurgency Jun 06, 2019 02:36 PM IST

    Politics | Reframe the Kashmir conflict from terrorism to insurgency

    Reframing the conflict in Kashmir will provide scope for a peace process to kick off. While there is little appetite in governments to engage with ending terrorism politically, ending insurgency is only possible through political means.

  • Policy | BJP manifesto draws a blank on national security, China May 07, 2019 01:14 PM IST

    Policy | BJP manifesto draws a blank on national security, China

    Despite the constant din around national security in these elections, the fact is India has been rather poorly served by the BJP government on longer-term issues of national security, and on the challenges posed by China.

  • Opinion | The divergent prescriptions for Kashmir Apr 04, 2019 11:08 AM IST

    Opinion | The divergent prescriptions for Kashmir

    The strength of the new central government – to be known only in end May - would dictate the efficacy of its conflict management and conflict resolution strategies.

  • Issues of national security do not fall under poll code ambit: EC sources Mar 27, 2019 01:58 PM IST

    Issues of national security do not fall under poll code ambit: EC sources

    They were responding to queries on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement of India's successful demonstration of anti-satellite missile capability violated the poll code.

  • Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi seeks probe against PM Narendra Modi for corruption, weakening national security Jan 04, 2019 12:07 PM IST

    Rafale deal: Rahul Gandhi seeks probe against PM Narendra Modi for corruption, weakening national security

    Gandhi cited a media report on Swedish Telecom major Ericsson filing a contempt plea in the Supreme Court against Reliance Communications chief Anil Ambani and demanding that he detained.

  • NKorea fires possible missile, could land off Japan Jul 28, 2017 10:39 PM IST

    NKorea fires possible missile, could land off Japan

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told reporters that officials are analysing the apparent launch

  • Eliminating terrorism among top-most priorities, says PM after Jun 27, 2017 09:37 AM IST

    Eliminating terrorism among top-most priorities, says PM after

    In their joint statement, the two leaders also touched on trade, security, bilateral co-operation and instability in Afghanistan, among other issues.

  • LS ignores RS proposed amendments, passes Aadhaar Bill Mar 16, 2016 08:44 PM IST

    LS ignores RS proposed amendments, passes Aadhaar Bill

    The Lok Sabha today passed the contentious Aadhaar Bill, even as it was sent back by the Rajya Sabha, which sought four amendments to the bill.

  • India widens oil leaks probe to defence ministry Mar 03, 2015 04:54 PM IST

    India widens oil leaks probe to defence ministry

    The scandal has engulfed the oil ministry since the arrest two weeks ago of low-level staff suspected of stealing secret documents and selling them to journalists who styled themselves as high-profile industry consultants.

  • BJP-led govt trying to 'radically alter' 2013 Land Act: FM Mar 03, 2015 03:23 PM IST

    BJP-led govt trying to 'radically alter' 2013 Land Act: FM

    At the end of the day if nothing works, the numbers will. Under the Indian constitution mechanism, numbers are fairly on our side," he said, adding that the 2013 Land Act is an area that the BJP-led government is trying to "radically alter".

  • Nikkei falls over 5% in steep afternoon sell-off May 30, 2013 12:18 PM IST

    Nikkei falls over 5% in steep afternoon sell-off

    Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari responded to the fall by saying that investors should not overreact to stock market declines and repeated that economic policies would be pursued without anxiety in regard to recent stock market volatility.

  • Sprint, SoftBank in deal with US panel on security: source May 29, 2013 09:30 AM IST

    Sprint, SoftBank in deal with US panel on security: source

    The deal includes the creation of a four-person oversight panel and promises related to the eventual removal of certain Chinese equipment from US networks.

  • Obama says 'no apologies' over US security leak probe May 17, 2013 08:40 AM IST

    Obama says 'no apologies' over US security leak probe

    President Barack Obama said on Thursday he makes "no apologies" for his concern about leaks to the media that could compromise US national security or put American military and intelligence officers at risk.

  • Budget deal critical to US global role, security: Clinton Nov 17, 2012 12:36 PM IST

    Budget deal critical to US global role, security: Clinton

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that reaching a deal to resolve America's budget crisis is critical to its global leadership and national security and would bolster efforts to project US economic power around the world.

  • TRAI seeks simpler, secure 'new number acquisition' norms Mar 20, 2012 05:08 PM IST

    TRAI seeks simpler, secure 'new number acquisition' norms

    The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), which essentially is the telecom regulatory body in the country ...

  • Google Transparency report reveals Govt. demanded omission of 358 items Dec 08, 2011 11:42 AM IST

    Google Transparency report reveals Govt. demanded omission of 358 items

    Whether freedom to speech and expression really exists in the online space in India, is now debatable, after ...

  • Govt revamps intel mechanism to begin criminal prosecution Jun 08, 2011 04:35 PM IST

    Govt revamps intel mechanism to begin criminal prosecution

    The Finance Ministry is bringing under one umbrella the intelligence and criminal investigation units of the Income Tax department to enhance prosecution powers to counter terror financing and check transactions that pose threat to national security.

  • CBI not probing national security aspect in 2G case: Swamy May 18, 2011 02:48 PM IST

    CBI not probing national security aspect in 2G case: Swamy

    The CBI had said that Swamy's allegation regarding possession of disproportionate assets by Raja and issues relating to the national security aspect are not directly related to the 2G scam.

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