All stories by Neelabh Srivastava
In a first, BSF installs beehives on India-Bangladesh fence to check crimesRediff.com5 Nov 2023
The Ayush ministry has been roped in by the BSF for the project. The ministry has provided the border-guarding force with the beehives and required expertise to fix those on the alloy-made "smart fence".
Felt massive jolt: NDRF jawan onboard Coromandel ExpressRediff.com4 Jun 2023
The jawan said he used his mobile phone light to locate hurt and trapped passengers and took them to safety.
Govt issues alert against new ransomwareRediff.com4 May 2023
The Indian cyber security agency has issued a warning against 'Royal ransomware' virus that attacks critical sectors like communications, healthcare, education and even individuals and seeks pay-off in Bitcoins for not leaking personal data in the public domain.
New tax regime 'sweetened' to benefit taxpayers: CBDT chiefRediff.com2 Feb 2023
The new income tax regime for filing returns has been "sweetened" in the Budget 2023-24 and it will be beneficial for maximum number of taxpayers as they can enjoy a "reduced" tax rate, CBDT chairman Nitin Gupta said. Speaking to PTI during a post-Budget interview, Gupta said the intent of the government while announcing the new slabs and rates under the new tax regime is to gradually "do away with deductions and exemptions" so that the "long-standing demand of reduction of taxes for individual taxpayers and entities can be met." Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, while presenting the Budget 2023-24 in the Parliament on Wednesday, said the government has made the new income tax regime more attractive for taxpayers and has thus brought about 'substantial changes' in its structure for the benefit of the middle class.
UDAN airports to get comprehensive anti-terror security cover soonRediff.com15 Jan 2023
The proposal is awaiting final policy sanction from the home ministry.
Drone equipped with radars to help BSF detect tunnels along India-Pak borderRediff.com8 Jan 2023
The BSF has unearthed at least five under-ground tunnels in the about 192 km of the Jammu front (of the India-Pakistan IB) in the last three years.
Another mid-air 'peeing' incident on AI flight comes to lightRediff.com6 Jan 2023
This incident happened on December 6 on Air India flight 142 and the pilot of the aircraft reported the matter to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport about it, following which the male passenger was apprehended. It was not known which class the passengers were travelling.
Major infra revamp taken up at border areas in J-KRediff.com25 Dec 2022
The first phase of the infrastructure renovation and creation of some new ones has been recently completed on a stretch of 26 kilometres along the front in Jammu while another 33 kilometres in the same region is being carried out, official sources told PTI.
Drugs case: NCB probe rules out extortion bid made to let off Aryan KhanRediff.com29 May 2022
The agency had called him a hostile witness after he made the allegations.
100-day annual leave plan for CAPF jawans to be announced soonRediff.com27 Mar 2022
The ministry of home affairs has held multiple meetings, the latest being early this month, to thrash out the issues delaying the implementation of the policy.
PM security breach: Experts flay lack of coordination among agenciesRediff.com7 Jan 2022
"The entire edifice of security of the PM, in a federal structure like ours, stands on the strong bond of mutual trust and confidence between state police and the SPG. State police are fully responsible for ensuring a secure route for the PM's travel," former NSG Director General Sudeep Lakhtakia said.
ITBP engineering wing to construct India-China border roads, foot tracksRediff.com7 Nov 2021
The move, which was approved by the Union home ministry, comes amid a military standoff with China in the eastern Ladakh area.
Indian security forces to train in Taliban moduleRediff.com12 Sep 2021
A full-fledged training, intelligence and combat module on Taliban, its leadership and their modus operandi is being prepared apart from specific case studies that have taken place in that country and the region, he said.
Over 300 drones sighted along Pak border in 2 yrs: AgenciesRediff.com28 Jun 2021
Over 300 drones and unidentified flying objects have been sighted along the sensitive border with Pakistan post the 2019 abrogation of Article 370, central security agencies have said, even as they grapple to find a suitable technology to check these lethal sky-floaters.
Malicious COVID vaccine SMS spreading: Cyber agencyRediff.com10 May 2021
It asked users to be alert against all attempts of phishing through fake domains, emails and text messages that promise registration for a jab against the pandemic.
Cyber agency asks FB users to change profile settings to 'private'Rediff.com20 Apr 2021
The country's cyber security agency CERT-In has advised Facebook users to strengthen their account privacy settings after a recent global 'data scraping' incident in the social media platform affected about 61 lakh Indians.
India-China standoff to end 'very shortly': ITBP chiefRediff.com12 Nov 2020
The DG of the ITBP said his troops have been provided with special winter clothing and nutritious food as they brave the severe chill in eastern Ladakh where the armies of India and China are locked in a tense standoff for over six months. He said 'strains in bilateral relations are already evident but we are confident these will be sorted out peacefully very shortly'.
BSF detects 20-ft-long tunnel along India-Pak border in JammuRediff.com29 Aug 2020
The force later examined the tunnel and found plastic sandbags on its mouth that had "Pakistani markings" on them.
'Swadeshi' goods: Paramilitary canteens put procurement on hold 'Rediff.com20 May 2020
The Union home ministry on May 13 had declared that these canteens will only sell indigenous or "swadeshi" products from June 1 in a bid to give fillip to domestic industries.
CRPF officer feeds needy in village using his savingsRediff.com15 Apr 2020
The 48-year-old trooper prepares ration packets, using his savings, for the poor in his village.