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An apt tribute to the braveheart: How ‘Major’ is not just a movie, it is an emotion
Entertainment

An apt tribute to the braveheart: How ‘Major’ is not just a movie, it is an emotion

The movie weaves in hope, emotions, aspirations, courage, sacrifice and determination of a true son of Bharat — Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan

France backs India's bid for permanent membership in reformed UNSC, NSG
World

France backs India's bid for permanent membership in reformed UNSC, NSG

India has been at the forefront of efforts at the UN to push for urgent long-pending reform of the Security Council, emphasising that it rightly deserves a place at the UN high table as a permanent member

Delhi: Timer device with Ammonium Nitrate, RDX used in IED recovered from Seemapuri
India

Delhi: Timer device with Ammonium Nitrate, RDX used in IED recovered from Seemapuri

Delhi police sources said the Special Cell gathered the information of the suspected youths and verified their identity. They added, it is suspected that they might be working as sleeper cells

Explosive used in Ghazipur IED could be part of consignments dropped by Pakistan drones: Officials
India

Explosive used in Ghazipur IED could be part of consignments dropped by Pakistan drones: Officials

The seizures made in recent times and the use of RDX in the improvised explosive device (IED) found at the market indicate towards Pakistani spy agency ISI's role, they said

Delhi: IED recovered from Ghazipur flower market; NSG carries out controlled explosion
India

Delhi: IED recovered from Ghazipur flower market; NSG carries out controlled explosion

The cops and bomb disposal squad were rushed to the busy market after a suspicious bag was spotted at 10.19 am

When Raman Singh as chief minister showed the way to prevent a VIP security debacle
India

When Raman Singh as chief minister showed the way to prevent a VIP security debacle

This is in stark in contrast with the events of Wednesday where Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to turn back without holding a rally in Punjab

37th Raising Day of the NSG: All you need to know about this elite strike force, also known as the Black Cats
India

37th Raising Day of the NSG: All you need to know about this elite strike force, also known as the Black Cats

An elite striking force, the NSG was established in 1984 after the Union Cabinet decided to create a "Federal Contingency Force" that was "well trained to tackle the various manifestations of terrorism."

On Gandhi Jayanti, Amit Shah flags off NSG's 29-day 'Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama' car rally
India

On Gandhi Jayanti, Amit Shah flags off NSG's 29-day 'Sudarshan Bharat Parikrama' car rally

The journey will cover 7,500 km across historical places associated with the freedom movement and freedom fighters

Biden reiterates US support for India’s permanent seat in UNSC, entry into NSG
World

Biden reiterates US support for India’s permanent seat in UNSC, entry into NSG

The US president's support provides a big boost to New Delhi’s long-pending demand of reform of the UN body

Amit Shah launches Ayushman Bharat health scheme for Central Armed Police Forces
India

Amit Shah launches Ayushman Bharat health scheme for Central Armed Police Forces

The home minister ceremoniously distributed the 'Ayushman CAPF' health cards among some personnel from the seven Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in Guwahati on Saturday

CRPF withdraws order de-listing over 1,000 imported goods at paramilitary canteens after companies assert listed products are made in India
India

CRPF withdraws order de-listing over 1,000 imported goods at paramilitary canteens after companies assert listed products are made in India

The order of de-listing 1,000 products from the police canteens, which was issued on 29 May, has been withdrawn

After Narendra Modi's appeal to promote local goods, paramilitary canteens to now sell only indigenous products from 1 June
India

After Narendra Modi's appeal to promote local goods, paramilitary canteens to now sell only indigenous products from 1 June

Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to promote local products, Union Home Ministry on Wednesday decided that canteens of paramilitary forces will sell only indigenous products from June 1 in a bid to give a fillip to small scale industries and Khadi.

Amit Shah in Kolkata: Home minister warns those who intend to 'disrupt peace', says they should fear 'presence of NSG'
Politics

Amit Shah in Kolkata: Home minister warns those who intend to 'disrupt peace', says they should fear 'presence of NSG'

Amit Shah also exuded confidence that the Centre will meet the expectations of its security organisations

Wife of murder-accused, who held 23 children hostage in UP's Farrukhabad, dies after suffering fatal injuries during confrontation with mob, police
India

Wife of murder-accused, who held 23 children hostage in UP's Farrukhabad, dies after suffering fatal injuries during confrontation with mob, police

Over 20 children, aged between six months and 15 years, were rescued after an armed man, a murder accused who took them, hostage, after inviting them for a birthday party at his house in a village in Farrukhabad. The wife of an armed Uttar Pradesh convict, who had taken 23 children hostage, has died after being thrashed by locals on, news agency ANI reported

Accidents, suicides claim 2,200 CAPF personnel between 2014 to 2018, shows National Crime Records Bureau data
India

Accidents, suicides claim 2,200 CAPF personnel between 2014 to 2018, shows National Crime Records Bureau data

As many as 2,200 Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) personnel died in accidents and suicides in a span of five years from 2014 to 2018, with the annual figures of such casualties coming down in recent years

Centre to withdraw NSG commandos from VIP protection; focus on anti-terrorism operations, training will help strengthen chinks in armour
India

Centre to withdraw NSG commandos from VIP protection; focus on anti-terrorism operations, training will help strengthen chinks in armour

Two decades since the 'Black Cats' — National Security Guard (NSG) commandos — were enlisted for VIP protection duties, the Centre on Monday decided to completely withdraw the elite counter-terror force from the task, and direct the personnel into the counter-terrorism and anti-hijack operations the force had been originally conceptualised to tackle.

Narendra Modi's rally at Ramlila Maidan amid anti-CAA protests: Anti-drone teams, NSG commandos deployed; CCTV surveillance on all routes leading to venue
Politics

Narendra Modi's rally at Ramlila Maidan amid anti-CAA protests: Anti-drone teams, NSG commandos deployed; CCTV surveillance on all routes leading to venue

Multi-level security arrangement will be in place, with CCTV surveillance of all the routes leading to the venue and snipers being positioned atop buildings

Lalu Prasad, Akhilesh Yadav lose VIP security cover; Centre scales down protection of many others
India

Lalu Prasad, Akhilesh Yadav lose VIP security cover; Centre scales down protection of many others

The Centre has removed the VIP security cover of several politicians and lawmakers, including RJD boss Lalu Prasad and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mamata Banerjee and 'cut money' row, India-China's NSG deadlock, Federer wins Halle Open; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Mamata Banerjee and 'cut money' row, India-China's NSG deadlock, Federer wins Halle Open; today's must-read stories

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Amid BJP's rise in West Bengal, controversies like cut money row could cost Mamata Banerjee, China continues to block India's NSG bid, Federer wins 10th Halle Open title, 44th anniversary of the 1975-76 Emergency; today's must-read stories

US agrees to build six nuclear power plants in India, reaffirms support for latter's early membership in NSG
World

US agrees to build six nuclear power plants in India, reaffirms support for latter's early membership in NSG

India and the US signed a historic agreement to cooperate in the civil nuclear energy sector in October 2008. The deal gave a fillip to bilateral ties, which have been on an upswing since.