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No ‘risk allowance’ for Special Cell, SWAT commandos in Delhi Police

web-post June 23, 2017

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has turned down a proposal by the Delhi Police, requesting a special “risk allowance” for the Special Cell — its anti-terror unit — and SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) commandos. Stating that it has recommended modifications in risk and hardship allowance in the Seventh Pay Commission, the Ministry has… Continue Reading »

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Siemens India wins first cyber security contract for power plant automation

web-post June 23, 2017

Siemens India has bagged its first order in cyber security category for power plant automation from CLP India Private Limited, the Mumbai-based wholly-owned subsidiary of CLP Holdings Limited, which is one of the largest investor-owned power businesses in Asia. Siemens will implement a cyber-security solution for CLP India’s power plant automation at Paguthan, Gujarat. The… Continue Reading »

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Traffic Management market goes into overdrive

web-post June 23, 2017

The traffic management market size is expected to grow from USD 22.96 Billion in 2017 to USD 59.48 Billion by 2022, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 21.0% during the forecast period.  This is according to the most recent report on the Traffic Management Market to 2022 just published by Marketsandmarkets. The demand… Continue Reading »

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Trade in light weapons significantly less transparent; only one-fifth recorded.

web-post June 23, 2017

The latest edition of the Small Arms Survey puts the total trade in small weapons — like handguns — and light weapons — which include mortars, grenade launchers, recoilless rifles and portable missiles and rockets — as running at $7.1 billion a year. It also says the trade in light weapons, which account for $1.1… Continue Reading »

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Hong Kong keeps open mind on CCTV surveillance in public places to deter crime

web-post June 22, 2017

Authorities in Hong kong will keep an open mind about permanently installing closed-circuit TV in public places to help maintain law and order, while being mindful of privacy concerns, the Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok said. He told lawmakers, the Government will “maintain an open mind” towards opinions in the community on following other cities… Continue Reading »

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Big ‘push’ for elders’ security

web-post June 22, 2017

The elderly will now have help at hand, literally, if they are faced with some threat. In a unique initiative, Delhi Police has been installing customised ‘alarm bells’ in the houses of neighbours of senior citizens. The sleek switch of the bell will be with the seniors who can press it and alert their neighbours… Continue Reading »

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Eagle Eye Networks acquires Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe

web-post June 22, 2017

Eagle Eye Networks has acquired Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe B.V.(PCMSEU), a leading provider of professional cloud video surveillance services and products based in the Netherlands. Terms of the transaction, which Eagle Eye Networks says will create the first global cloud surveillance video company, were not disclosed. Eagle Eye will retain all employees and the… Continue Reading »

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Jammu & Kashmir has no Fire Safety Act

web-post June 22, 2017

Amid increase in fire incidents in the State, Jammu and Kashmir government has failed to enact its own Fire Safety Act – the law that gives power to Fire and Emergency Services Department to enforce fire safety guidelines in public and private establishments. Official sources say that the absence of fire safety law has made… Continue Reading »

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Korea turns to biometrics to secure mobile finance

web-post June 21, 2017

A South Korean government agency is developing a biometric authentication system, combining data from wearables and smartphones, to increase security in mobile financial applications. The Korea Internet and Security Agency (KISA) is working on a system which will use a combination of fingerprint and electrocardiogram (heart rate) information to verify the user. KISA head Jason… Continue Reading »

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Cops to tap into Rly CCTVs for Mumbai’s security

web-post June 21, 2017

Mumbai’s lifeline may become more secure with the Mumbai Police tapping into the video feeds of CCTV cameras installed across the suburban Railway network. This will ensure a coordinated response by security agencies during emergencies and enable better monitoring in times like festivals when the system sees huge footfalls. This framework is part of the… Continue Reading »



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