The NSA (National Security Advisor) said there was a need to effectively deal with organisations like SIMI and Bajrang Dal "because then there are many copycat organisations ... Several micro units of the same kind may come up." He claimed "SIMI and Bajrang Dal are not two sides of the same coin, but both of them are dangerous." - PTI, 12 October 2008.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Home minister Mr Shivraj Patil was today under intense pressure to quit his post coming under attack from within the UPA coalition and the Opposition amidst growing concern within the Congress party itself over his handling of internal security. The all-round attack on Patil in the wake of serial blasts in Delhi on Saturday that claimed 24 lives came as Congress president Mrs Sonia Gandhi called a meeting of senior leaders to discuss the internal security situation in which Mr Patil was significantly not present. – The Statesman, 15 September 2008.
Sunday, May 04, 2008
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) suspended the national hockey federation on Monday after a television show accused the federation's secretary of corruption. The IOA's executive council made its move after the nation was rocked by a show which last week alleged that hockey secretary K.Jothikumaran had accepted money from undercover reporters to select a particular player. The hockey federation was already under fire after the men's team, eight-time former gold medallists, were eliminated from the 2008 competition in Beijing, marking the first time they will miss the Olympics since sending the first team in 1928. - Reuters, 28 April 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
A sharp rise in food prices has developed into a global crisis, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Friday. Ban urged leaders of the international community to sit down together on an "urgent basis" to discuss how to improve economic distribution systems and promote the production of agricultural products. - The Associated Press, 25 April 08
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Oh & btw - just read this today... :)
The (Indian) government was on Tuesday claiming to have made adequate security arrangements to ensure that the Olympic torch relay in the Capital on April 17 was not disrupted, but Tibetan protesters took the security personnel by surprise by taking out their own ‘protest torch relay’ on Rajpath. The protesters were stopped by the police and placed under arrest. Delhi Police PRO Rajan Bhagat said that 27 Tibetan protesters, including 12 women, were arrested by the Tilak Marg police under preventive sections and will be produced before a city court on Wednesday. - The Times of India, 16 April 2008