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The ministry also plans to review 54 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) signed between Chinese institutions and prestigious Indian institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University.(AP)

Confucius institutes review: Beijing asks for ‘objectivity’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rezaul H Laskar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2020 03:21 AM IST
As reported by HT on Sunday, India’s education ministry plans to review the setting up of Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms in seven colleges and universities after security agencies alerted the government about growing Chinese influence in higher education.
The meeting attended by national security planners and a select group of secretary-level officials comes against the backdrop of the Chinese army’s aggressive moves along the Line of Actual Control that led to a stand-off from May this year.(PTI)
The meeting attended by national security planners and a select group of secretary-level officials comes against the backdrop of the Chinese army’s aggressive moves along the Line of Actual Control that led to a stand-off from May this year.(PTI)

Security agencies red-flag Chinese fronts in education, not just power and telecom

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 12:00 PM IST
In a high-level meeting attended by national security planners and a select group of secretary-level officials, much of the discussion revolved around a presentation made by security agencies that put the spotlight on two core areas: telecom and higher education.
Trainers at canine training centre at Attari border in Amritsar(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Trainers at canine training centre at Attari border in Amritsar(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Customs’ first canine training centre comes up at Attari

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 10:59 PM IST
Constructed at a cost of 1 crore, the new centre has the capacity of training 20 canines at a time
OPS, as Panneerselvam is known in political circles, was assigned central security cover back in 2017 on the basis of a threat perception analysis by the Intelligence Bureau.(PTI PHOTO.)
OPS, as Panneerselvam is known in political circles, was assigned central security cover back in 2017 on the basis of a threat perception analysis by the Intelligence Bureau.(PTI PHOTO.)

Centre withdraws security cover of Tamil Nadu Dy CM O Panneerselvam, DMK leader Stalin

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 09:27 PM IST
Paneerselvam had a smaller ‘Y+’ cover of central paramilitary commandos while Stalin had a larger ‘Z+’ category protection, the officials said.
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Vijay Kumar to replace Pani as new Kashmir IGP

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2019 10:34 PM IST
Incidents of terrorist violence in Kashmir have declined since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5 divested the region of its special status(AP Photo)
Incidents of terrorist violence in Kashmir have declined since the nullification of Article 370 on August 5 divested the region of its special status(AP Photo)

Violence down, infiltration attempts up in Valley after 370 move, says govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Reddy said security agencies continue to receive inputs about the intention of terror outfits that are supported and sponsored from across the border to engage in terror attacks and breach of security in Jammu and Kashmir.
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Kartarpur Corridor: Only 700 pilgrims cross over to Kartarpur despite fee waiver on Parkash Purb

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:32 PM IST
Also, maximum number of pilgrims in a day was doubled to 10,000 on the occasion; most of devotees visiting Dera Baba Nanak confused over passport requirement, online registration
Congress President Sonia Gandhi with party leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI PHOTO.)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi with party leader Rahul Gandhi.(PTI PHOTO.)

Advocate files PIL in bid to restore SPG cover for Gandhi family

Hindustan Times, Bhopal/Gwalior | By Mahesh Shivhare
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 12:04 AM IST
The advocate said he had also appealed to the high court to ask for the report of the security agency on grounds of which the SPG cover to the Gandhi family was withdrawn by the Centre.
Analysing the communications and matching it with other intelligence, security agencies have zeroed in on possible targets and initiated measures to counter the possible threat.(REUTERS)
Analysing the communications and matching it with other intelligence, security agencies have zeroed in on possible targets and initiated measures to counter the possible threat.(REUTERS)

Multiple agencies warn central govt of possible ‘terror attack’ by JeM

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 09:42 PM IST
Multiple agencies like the Military Intelligence, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) have simultaneously warned the government of a possible attack.
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Sarna stopped from crossing over to Pak with nagar kirtan

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 11:26 PM IST
Dal Khalsa leader also stopped, passport impounded
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Kashmiri apples with anti-India slogans found in Sangrur

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Avtar singh, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2019 11:14 PM IST
Words like ‘Indian dogs go back,’ ‘Sameer Tiger’ and ‘Burhan Wani’ were spotted on the apples by a fruit seller who purchased the fruit from Tohana city of Haryana
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CM urges IAS officers to help counter cross-border bid to revive terror

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 28, 2019 10:58 PM IST
Around 100-odd men and women attended the first of its kind dinner hosted by any Punjab CM for IAS officers
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said that Jaish-e-Mohammed’s terror facility in Pakistan’s Balakot, which was bombed by the Indian Air Force in February, has been reactivated.(ANI)
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Monday said that Jaish-e-Mohammed’s terror facility in Pakistan’s Balakot, which was bombed by the Indian Air Force in February, has been reactivated.(ANI)

500 terrorists waiting at border, security agencies ready to retaliate: Army

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 06:41 AM IST
The Indian Army is in a heightened state of alert after intelligence warnings of infiltration by terrorists into Kashmir and the terror launch pads across the Line of Control being reactivated by Pakistan.
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by local police.(HT Photo)

Money collected from big airports to help expand CISF security cover

New Delhi | By Faizan Haidar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 15, 2019 01:01 AM IST
As of now, of the 100 operational airports, 61 are covered by the CISF while the rest are covered by the local police, which, say security experts, is not ideal.
File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'.(PTI)
File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of 'espionage'.(PTI)

Kulbhushan Jadhav to get consular access. A look at key points from UN court verdict

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2019 11:02 AM IST
Kulbhushan Jadhav case: Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested by Pakistani security agencies in Balochistan on March 3, 2016, and charged with involvement in spying and subversive activities.
Australian universities will be required to work with security agencies to ensure they guard against undue foreign interference,Minister for Education Dan Tehan said on Wednesday. (Representational image)
Australian universities will be required to work with security agencies to ensure they guard against undue foreign interference,Minister for Education Dan Tehan said on Wednesday. (Representational image)

Australia moves to protect universities from foreign interference

Sydney | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON AUG 28, 2019 03:15 PM IST
In June, the Australian National University said hackers had in 2018 breached its cyber defences to obtain sensitive data, including students’ bank account numbers and passport details, going back 19 years.
Visits by people under SPG protection and the venues they intend to go to are cleared in advance by the agency after consultations with the local police.(HT image)
Visits by people under SPG protection and the venues they intend to go to are cleared in advance by the agency after consultations with the local police.(HT image)

Manmohan Singh’s security cover downgraded

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 12:58 AM IST
Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said such decisions should be taken as per norms.
The victim’s throat was slashed and a plastic bag thrust inside the mouth.(GETTY IMAGES.)
The victim’s throat was slashed and a plastic bag thrust inside the mouth.(GETTY IMAGES.)

Daughter, son-in-law kill Kolkata woman who did not approve of their marriage

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 10:37 PM IST
The police arrested Chakraborty’s daughter Riya Dutta and son-in-law Joy Dutta after hours of interrogation. Officials involved in the probe claimed that the couple admitted during the interrogation that Chakraborty could not tolerate Joy because he worked for a grocer.
The cell will be headed by the deputy commissioner of police and will be located on the fourth floor of the commissionerate building, said Akil.(HT image)
The cell will be headed by the deputy commissioner of police and will be located on the fourth floor of the commissionerate building, said Akil.(HT image)

Gurugram police tell agencies to hire only trained, verified security guards

Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2019 03:20 AM IST
The city police made this announcement, along with a host of others, at a meeting held at the police commissioner’s office with the owners and representatives of over 50 private security agencies operating in the city.
Security forces have been suitably deployed to guard vulnerable points and also to conduct effective counter terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT PHOTO.)
Security forces have been suitably deployed to guard vulnerable points and also to conduct effective counter terrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir.(HT PHOTO.)

‘Security in place to ensure peace in Jammu and Kashmir’: Indian Army

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 06:58 PM IST
General Singh chaired a meeting of the core group of intelligence and security agencies in Srinagar on Tuesday to review the operational readiness to meet any contingency.
While passengers at the airport and Delhi Metro stations were being frisked multiple times, police’s anti-sabotage teams and dog squads were scanning crowded places for any possible threats, officials said.(PTI image)
While passengers at the airport and Delhi Metro stations were being frisked multiple times, police’s anti-sabotage teams and dog squads were scanning crowded places for any possible threats, officials said.(PTI image)

3000 cops, dog squads, multiple frisking: Delhi preps amid government’s Kashmir move

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Shrivastava
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:05 PM IST
While passengers at the airport and Delhi Metro stations were being frisked multiple times, police’s anti-sabotage teams and dog squads were scanning crowded places for any possible threats, officials said.
An undated photo provided by an official in an Indian security agency. Indian agencies believe that the person on the left is the new-look Dawood Ibrahim and on the right is Jabir Siddiq.
An undated photo provided by an official in an Indian security agency. Indian agencies believe that the person on the left is the new-look Dawood Ibrahim and on the right is Jabir Siddiq.

India pitches to grill Dawood aide in London, Pak rushes to his defence

Hindustan Times, New Delhi /London | By Shishir Gupta and Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 08:50 AM IST
According to Jabir’s dossier with Indian security agencies, which has been reviewed by Hindustan Times, he is the only one of Dawood’s associates who is a trustee in the Karachi-based Islam Baba Trust, where Ibrahim, his wife, his son and two sons-in-law are trustees.
Massive seizures of drugs, primarily heroin, shipped from Pakistan by the Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indian Coast Guard in the past six months have revived serious concerns.(PTI File Photo)
Massive seizures of drugs, primarily heroin, shipped from Pakistan by the Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indian Coast Guard in the past six months have revived serious concerns.(PTI File Photo)

Concern over Pakistan using narcotics smuggling to fund terror in India

New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2019 06:14 AM IST
According to Indian security agencies, Pakistan is using countries in the neighbourhood, particularly Sri Lanka and the Maldives to pump drugs into India.
A billionaire Chinese property tycoon was formally arrested for suspected child molestation Wednesday.(HT File (Representative Image))
A billionaire Chinese property tycoon was formally arrested for suspected child molestation Wednesday.(HT File (Representative Image))

Chinese tycoon arrested for suspected child molesting: Report

Beijing | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2019 07:50 AM IST
Wang Zhenhua, the 57-year-old chairman of Seazen Holdings, was arrested by Shanghai police, reported state broadcaster CCTV, which released a video of Wang in custody.
The BMC is working on a policy which will make it legal for hotels to barricade the roads, foothpaths near their properties in case of a security threat.(HT PHOTO)
The BMC is working on a policy which will make it legal for hotels to barricade the roads, foothpaths near their properties in case of a security threat.(HT PHOTO)

BMC to allow pvt entities to enclose city footpaths?

Hindustan Times | By Mehul R Thakkar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:14 AM IST
They can do so only if security agencies confirm a threat
Many households release sewage into storm water drains, which reaches the Yamuna and pollutes the river.(HT archive)
Many households release sewage into storm water drains, which reaches the Yamuna and pollutes the river.(HT archive)

Penalty for not connecting houses to DJB’s sewer lines

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 04:11 AM IST
According to the DJB, sewer lines have been installed in at least 60% of the geographical area of the national capital. At least 80% of the population has been covered.
The security forces in J&K are taking both immediate and long term remedial measures to counter the threat posed to deployed troops by militants’ use of steel-coated armour piercing bullets.(AP/Representative Image)
The security forces in J&K are taking both immediate and long term remedial measures to counter the threat posed to deployed troops by militants’ use of steel-coated armour piercing bullets.(AP/Representative Image)

Steel-coated bullets re-entry poses threat to J&K forces fighting militants

Srinagar | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 11:21 AM IST
An alert was recently sounded across various security agencies and the state police following an internal probe by the CRPF into the killing of five of its troops and an officer of the state police in a militant attack.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena(AP file photo)
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena(AP file photo)

‘No proof that Easter bombers visited India’: Sri Lanka president

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2019 07:32 AM IST
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said on Friday he had not received any report from the country’s security agencies that the suicide bombers behind the Easter Sunday attacks had travelled to India.
Pioneer Park residents are unhappy with the district administration and the GMDA for not fixing the problem of tanker water mafia menace.(HT Photo)
Pioneer Park residents are unhappy with the district administration and the GMDA for not fixing the problem of tanker water mafia menace.(HT Photo)

Water mafia destroys pipeline in Sec 61 for third time in two weeks

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2019 08:43 AM IST
The damage in the pipeline disrupted the canal water supply to Pioneer Park society on Saturday evening and Sunday morning as well.
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday condemned the killing of BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir and ordered an inquiry into killing of political activists belonging to various parties.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Sunday condemned the killing of BJP leader Gul Muhammad Mir and ordered an inquiry into killing of political activists belonging to various parties.(Sanjeev Verma/HT File PHOTO)

J-K governor Satya Pal Malik orders inquiry into killing of BJP leader in Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 05:49 PM IST
The Governor spoke to K Vijay Kumar, Advisor, and directed him to ensure early arrest of those responsible for the killing and spare no one who tries to create fear and panic among the people, the spokesperson said.
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