Unprecedented security measures have been taken to protect the queen and other member of the UK royal family as UK has decided to actively participate in Europe’s effort to destroy ISIS. Of the entire clan, Prince Harry is said to be the most vunerable as served in the Afganisthan war. As per intelligence reports UK’s capital London will be the next target of Islamic state and the all the prominent locations and personalities have been provided unprecedented security cover .
The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge are slated to visit India this spring but it is still not confirmed whether the visit will remain intact or will cancel. In a statement issued by Dai Davies, a former head of royal protection, said: “They are unlikely to increase the number of PPOs (personal protection officers) because there is only a small pool of them, but the sort of things they will be looking at are the arrangements around royal visits, and especially the arrangements when they are travelling from A to B, which is when 90 per cent of attacks happen.
“They will be reviewing every visit to decide if it’s necessary and safe, they will be working with the intelligence agencies to go over any information about threats, and they will be looking at where they are staying overnight.
“PPOs want reaction times, so if you’re staying in a hotel you want to be high enough that you’re not on the initial approach but not so high that you’re going to get trapped. When they’re out and about it will mean extra local officers on duty and extra concentric rings of security around them.”
Mr Davis has insured that that security will be at their highest level for the Royal family and there is nothing to worry for the people of UK.
Bihar government has decided to ban all kinds of Liquor in Bihar from 1st of April 2016. The newly formed government under Nitish Kumar decided to ban both Indian and Domestic brands in the state. Increase in consumption of liquor was a major cause for domestic violence among children and women in the state. The move would cause a serious dent to state’s revenues as the ban would reduce the tax received from liquor excise . as per reports the government rakes more than3,650 crore as the excise tax from liquor and other trades.
The move is concurrent to Nitish government promise of Healthy and Clean state. The move has been criticized by many critics as they believe that the ban would increase the black market of liquor across the state which can subsequently increase the black money laundering .
Prime Minister Narendera Modi crossed 16 million mark on twitter with adding 1 million followers in a span of 2 months. According to a statement release by twitter “In a span of two months, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Twitter account gets an addition of another million followers, taking the total follower count to 16.1 million.” Modi reached 15 million followers on 22nd of September 2015.
Within a span of 18 months Mr Modi has added 11.9 million followers on twitter. “PM Modi has also set new records as the largest increase in the number of followers in a 12-month period for an Indian account (8.8 million followers from Sep 17, 2014 to Sep 17, 2015),” Twitter added in a statement.
Currently Amitabh Bachan (@SrBachchan) holds the record for highest twitter followers by individual in India. He has 17.8 million followers followed by Shahrukh Khan (@iamsrk) 16.2 million follower.
It is also interesting to note that PM Modi is the second most followed politician in the world following Barack Obama (@barackobama) with 66.1 million followers.
“The PM of India and the Baadshah of Bollywood seem to vying for the position of the Second Most Followed Indian. Who will win by end of year?
“Recently, PM Modi’s umbrella initiative #MakeInIndia, one of the largest economic development initiatives planned by the government, became the first non-US brand to launch its own Twitter emoji to a worldwide audience .
The #MakeInIndia emoji symbolizes the success of the brand campaign on Twitter with nearly 500 million impressions this year to promote India as a great place for foreign direct investment to transform the country into a global manufacturing hub ” Twitter added in its statement.
It is interesting to see that PM Modi has used twitter extensively for his campaigns before and during his tenure as a Prime minister .
In an unprecedented attack in the French capital , atleast 120 people were reportedly killed in multiple bombing and shooting incidents . The President , Francois Hollande , declared the state of emergency and closed French borders to the outside world.
The rampage took the lives of 120 people while as many as 200 people were reportedly injured in the attack .Among those injured 80 are said to be in serious conditions. The attacks are said to be the deadliest attack in the country since the World War-II.
The gunmen slaughtered as many as 87 people attending a rock concert at the Bataclan music hall , according to the French officials.The carnage was replied back by French assualt force and eventually killed all the four reported terrorists.
The attacks were well planned at five different locations including a double sucide bombing attack in a soccer match.President Hollande was reportedly present along with the German External Affairs Minister in the stadium when the attack took place .
The American President Barack Obama issued a statement “We stand together with them in the fight against terrorism and extremism.We will do what it takes … to bring these terrorists to justice.””
According to local media Seven different locations in Paris were targeted . The biggest impact of the carnage was at the Bataclan statidum where 100 people have been reportedly killed.