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Centre to spend Rs 1,054 cr on modernising paramilitary forces

New Delhi, Dec 14 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry is set to spend Rs 1,054 crore in the next two years on the procurement of modern weapons, vehicles and other equipment for central paramilitary forces, an official said on Thursday. To help the law enforcement agencies in detecting, arresting and prosecuting criminals expeditiously, the official said three more central forensic laboratori...

9 days ago
Fake education board busted in Delhi, six arrested

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi Police has busted a fake education board by the name of Board of Higher Secondary Education Delhi and arrested six persons including its Chairman for cheating over 2,000 people across the country, a senior officer said on Friday. Prashant Solanki, 22, Altaaf Raja, 22, Baljeet Singh, 24, Lakshya Rathore, 24, Ramdev Sharma, 65, and chairman Shiv Prasad Pan...

9 days ago
Ahead of Gujarat polling, EC seeks to allay fears on EVMs integrity

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) A day before the first phase of polling in Gujarat, the Election Commission on Friday sought to allay apprehensions vis-a-vis the integrity of its EVMs by saying that it has put in place an elaborate framework of system, security protocols and procedural checks to prevent any possible misuse of the voting machines. The EC is also deploying for the first time the V...

9 days ago
Only NSG, CISF to handle VVIP security: Home Ministry

New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Union Home Ministry has relieved the paramilitary forces CRPF and ITBP from VVIP protection and given the responsibility to their sister agencies CISF and NSG that are already in the job for long, an official said. The ministry order, issued on November 23, said the decision was taken after a review of personal protection duties of VVIPS. As per the o...

11 days ago
Babri anniversary passes off peacefully in Hyderabad amid tight security

Hyderabad, Dec 6 (IANS) The 25th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in Uttar Pradesh passed off peacefully here on Wednesday amid tight security. Police said no untoward incident was reported from any part of the city as security personnel kept a tight vigil, especially in the communally sensitive old city area. The shutdown called by various Muslim groups evoked a...

17 days ago
We are Sweden-based and not malware, says Truecaller

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Reacting to reports that the Indian security establishment asked troops to delete some 40 Chinese mobile apps, including the leading communication app Truecaller, to avoid a possible cyber attack, the company on Thursday denied any foul play on its part. According to reports, the Intelligence Bureau (IB) in an November 24 advisory asked troops to delete apps like...

21 days ago
Dineshwar Sharma visits Pulwama

Srinagar, Nov 26 (IANS) The central government's special representative, Dineshwar Sharma, on Sunday visited Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir. Arriving from Jammu, Sharma had detailed discussions with representatives of migrant Pandits, West Pakistan refugees, residents of border villages and other delegations in Pulwama town. He earlier discussed the schedule of his present visit w...

1 month ago
Masood Azhar's nephew among 3 JeM militants killed in Pulwama, US-made M4 carbine recovered

Srinagar/New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) The nephew of Jaish-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar was among three militants killed in an overnight gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district. A US-made M4 carbine used by NATO forces was recovered from the slain militants, pointing to complicity between militants and the Pakistan army, police said. Talha Rasheed, nephew of Azha...

1 month ago
Civil secretariat offices start functioning in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 6 (IANS) The civil secretariat offices, including those of the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, cabinet ministers and top bureaucrats started functioning for here from Monday their six-monthly sojourn. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was accorded a guard of honour on her arrival at the Civil Secretariat, with top police and civil service officers accompanying her. She w...

1 month ago
21 per cent reduction in Maoist violence this year: Home Ministry

New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) There has been a 21 per cent reduction in violent Maoist incidents across the country this year compared to the corresponding period in 2016, it was announced at an high-level union Home Ministry meeting held here on Friday. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who chaired the high-level meeting, assured of providing all possible support to the Chhattisgarh governme...

1 month ago
SC allows withdrawl of central forces from Darjeeling

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Centre to withdraw seven companies of central paramilitary forces from trouble-torn Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal where the agitation for a separate Gorkha state took a violent turn. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud directed the Centre to withdraw...

1 month ago
Centre moves SC to withdraw central forces from Darjeeling

New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The Central government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court seeking the withdrawal of central security forces from trouble-torn Darjeeling where the agitation for separate Gorkha state took a violent turn. It has challenged the Calcutta High Court order putting on hold its decision to withdraw 10 of the 15 companies of the central paramilitary forces deployed in ...

1 month ago
Pradhan flags off BSF half marathon in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 22 (IANS) Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday said the Run for Martyrs half marathon organised by the Border Security Force (BSF) is a unique way to pay a rich tribute to the martyrs. Pradhan flagged off the Run for Martyrs half marathon at the Kalinga Stadium here. The marathon demonstrates the spirit of the people and proves the respect they h...

1 month ago
Security situation improving in J&K: Army chief

Jammu, Oct 21 (IANS) Army chief General Bipin Rawat said on Saturday the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is improving and the recent action by militants only proves their frustration. Speaking to media on the sidelines of a function in which he presented the President's Standard to 47 Armoured Regiment here, the army chief said radicalization is a global phenomenon whose spread i...

1 month ago
383 police personnel killed in last one year: IB

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 383 police personnel from different state police forces, central paramilitary forces and central police organisations were killed this year, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director Rajiv Jain said on Saturday. Of the police personnel killed in the line of duty from September 2016 to August 2017 included 56 from the Border Security Force and 42 from the Jammu...

1 month ago
383 police personnel killed in last one year: IB

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) As many as 383 police personnel from different state police forces, central paramilitary forces and central police organisations were killed this year, Intelligence Bureau (IB) Director Rajiv Jain said on Saturday. Jain, during the Police Commemoration Day parade, read out the names of all the police personnel who laid down their lives in the line of duty this ye...

2 months ago
Drugs seized, four arrested near Manipur-Myanmar border

Imphal, Oct 10 (IANS) Four drug traffickers carrying narcotic pills valued at Rs 60 lakh in the international market have been arrested near the Manipur-Myanmar border, police said on Tuesday. The drug traffickers, arrested by the 12 Assam Rifles personnel from Khudengthabi area close to the border, were handed over to Moreh Police, H. Achouba, the Moreh Police Station House Officer, sai...

3 months ago
Dera chief case: Haryana to deploy 35 companies of central forces

Chandigarh, Aug 20 (IANS) Ahead of a court verdict on August 25 in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief, the Haryana government on Sunday said the police was on alert and 35 companies of paramilitary forces would help maintain law and order in the state. Police is fully prepared to tackle any situation. The Centre has provided 35 companies of paramilitary forces, deployment of whic...

4 months ago
Court verdict in rape case against Dera chief on August 25

Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) A Special CBI court in adjoining Panchkula in Haryana will pronounce its verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on August 25. After hearing final arguments in the case, Special CBI Judge Jagdeep Singh reserved orders and asked the Dera chief, who was earlier largely questioned through videoconferencing, to remain present in...

4 months ago
Dera chief case: Punjab, Haryana seek central forces

New Delhi/Chandigarh, Aug 16 (IANS) With a CBI court likely to pronounce soon the verdict in a rape case against Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, police in Punjab and Haryana were on Wednesday put on alert as both states sought central paramilitary forces to maintain law and order. Top officials of Punjab and Haryana on Wednesday apprised the Home Ministry of the situ...

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