Monday, 16 May, 2022

Topic: SPG

Modi’s Punjab security breach shows SPG lacks real-time situational awareness

After Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination, there was a bizarre, conspiratorial tale involving DMK and Khalistan terrorists. India can’t afford to repeat that mistake again.

What led to PM security breach? Experts say ‘lack of preparedness or agencies’ miscommunication’

Going by rule book, there is always a contingency plan with a land route in case PM is unable to fly. This plan is prepared with local police, intelligence unit & others on board.

Minor fire breaks out at PM’s house complex, Modi’s residence and office unaffected

The PMO said a minor fire broke out at 9, Lok Kalyan Marg in the SPG reception area. It was caused by a short circuit.

This is how many foreign trips Rahul Gandhi makes every month — and misses all the action

Rahul Gandhi was in South Korea when the CAA protests began. He was also not present in Parliament during the first week of the Winter Session.

Amar Ujala on GDP slump, Dainik Bhaskar on why Modi should talk about crimes against women

A round up of the Hindi newspapers opinion pages to reflect the viewpoint from the heartland on topical issues.

Amit Shah says govt concerned with security of 130 crore Indians, not just Gandhi family

As the SPG Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah remarked that security cover must not be treated as a status symbol by individuals.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s office reports a security breach at her Lodhi estate residence

The reported breach comes weeks after the Modi govt removed the elite SPG security cover to the Gandhis.

Bill to keep families of ex-PMs out of SPG Act to be tabled in Lok Sabha next week

The proposed amendment to the SPG Act, which extends SPG protection to only former prime ministers, was approved by the Union cabinet on Wednesday.

How the SPG Act destroyed the Congress party

As the Gandhi family’s privileged security cover and lifestyle get a jolt, they may start realising the sun is setting on their empire.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.