Paramilitary Forces

  • Kashmir Floods: Defence forces' heroics expose separatists, 'intellectuals' September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The defence and security forces have emerged as the saviours of the people of Jammu & Kashmir, who are facing the worst flood of the century. These security forces' heroic efforts have saved tens of thousands of lives in the last threefour days. The much 'hated' Indian Army...
  • Home Minister to review Maoist violence; to chalk out plans June 27, 2014

    Ten states, facing the onslaught of Maoists violence, will give presentations before Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday where plans will be chalked out how to tackle the problem. Chief Secretaries and DGPs of Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and...
  • Paramilitary forces to use CCTVs, RFID tags to recruit jawans February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The recruitment procedure for jawans and other juniorrank officials in central paramilitary forces of the country is set for a change as the Union Home Ministry has decided to usher transparency in the process by using gadgets like CCTV cameras and RFID tags. The Ministry, which plans to recruit...
  • Over 50, 000 security men to guard Delhi on Republic Day January 24, 2014

    Over 50,000 security men, including those drawn from paramilitary forces, would guard the national capital on Republic Day (January 26). Over 45,000 Delhi Armed Police personnel and about 5,000 of the paramilitary forces are being deployed and would turn core of New Delhi the seat of power of the central...
  • Sushil Kumar Shinde to visit Uttarakhand today for inaugration of land projects October 7, 2013

    Union Home Minister Sushil kumar Shinde will travel to Uttarakhand on Monday to inaugurate a number of ambitious land projects of central paramilitary forces coming up in the state. Shinde will inaugurate two battalion location centres of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Border Security Force (BSF) in Sitarganj in Udham Singh...
  • Paramilitary forces to launch recruitment drives, emphasis on minorities October 2, 2013

    Paramilitary forces are likely to launch special recruitment drives to fill up more than 70,000 vacancies in various ranks with special emphasise on holding the hiring rallies in minoritydominated areas. The seven paramilitary forces, CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, NSG and Assam Rifles, have more than 70,000 vacancies of which around...
  • Discipline security establishment in handling Kashmir, says Mufti Mohammad Sayeed September 22, 2013

    Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron and exchief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday asked the central government to discipline its security establishment in handling Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a public meeting in Gadhigarh area of Gandhi Nagar assembly segment of Jammu district, Sayeed stressed on people's supremacy in running democratic...
  • LK Advani's rally in UP's Akola town postponed to Sept 29 September 14, 2013

    A BJP rally scheduled to be addressed on Sunday by senior leader LK Advani in Uttar Pradesh's Akola town has been postponed to Sep 29, citing security reasons. Agra Divisional Commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar and senior district officials late on Friday held a meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including local...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Centre offers more paramilitary forces September 9, 2013

    With tension running high in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar, the Centre on Monday offered to provide additional paramilitary forces to Uttar Pradesh to assist the local administration in dealing with the situation. Minister of State for Home RPN Singh said 5,000 paramilitary force personnel have already been sent to violence-hit areas of Uttar...
  • Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif rules out army deployment in violence-hit Karachi September 5, 2013

    Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday ruled out deployment of the army in Pakistan's business hub Karachi to tackle spiralling violence in the city. But Sharif said paramilitary force should be given the responsibility to carry out systematic operation in the city as police is not capable to deal with...
  • Tight police vigil in UP village as situation remains tense for fourth day August 30, 2013

    Police are keeping a close watch in the violence-hit Kawal Nagar village of the district as the area continued to remain tense for the fourth day on Friday. Patrolling continued in the violence-affected Kawal Village on Friday, police said. No untoward incident was reported in the village, which remained peaceful but tense, they said. On Thursday, paramilitary...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Tension continues for third consecutive day in Kawal Nagar August 29, 2013

    A religious place was on Thursday allegedly damaged by some unidentified men in Kawal Nagar village of the district following which paramilitary forces have been deployed in the area which remained tense for the third consecutive day, police said. A religious place was partially damaged by some miscreants, police said, adding,...
  • Pakistan: One killed, 10 injured in a blast outside paramilitary force's headquarter August 23, 2013

    At least one person was killed and ten others injured on Thursday when a bomb went off outside a paramilitary force's headquarter in Pakistan's largest city Karachi. The explosion occurred outside the Rangers Headquarters in Korangi area of Karachi. According to initial reports, the explosion was a suicide attack and involved...
  • K'taka polls: 500 companies of paramilitary forces to be deployed March 23, 2013

    Bangalore: About 500 companies of paramilitary forces will be deployed for conducting a free and fair election to the Karnataka legislative Assembly on May 5, state election officials said on Thrusday. "We have sought services of 500 companies (each comprising 80100 personnel) of paramilitary forces from the home ministry for deployment...
  • Police fire teargas shells at Osmania University campus January 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Police fired teargas shells on the campus of Osmania University here on January 27 to stop proTelangana students from taking out a rally, an official said. Tension prevailed on the campus as the police and paramilitary forces swung into action to disperse students pelting stones at them. Student leaders...
  • Tight security cover in Delhi on Republic Day January 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours ahead of Republic Day, a tight security cover will be in place across the capital with around 25,000 security personnel of Delhi Police and paramilitary forces keeping vigil, police said on Friday. Around 3,000 security personnel from Delhi Police, paramilitary forces and elite National Security Guards (NSG) will...
  • Justice Verma Committee seeks review of AFSPA January 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The threemember Justice Verma Committee on Wednesday sought review of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) a suggestion that may be welcomed by social groups and activists who have been demanding abolition or amendment of the act. The act allows an officer of the armed forces...
  • Govt to grant exservicemen status to retd paramilitary men November 1, 2012

    Gurgaon: The Home Ministry has decided to propose granting of the status of "exservicemen" to lakhs of retired paramilitary personnel who render internal security duties across the country. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who was the chief guest at the 73rd Raising Day celebrations of the CRPF at its...
  • Gallantry Awards: 15 get Shaurya Chakra August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: On the occasion of India's 66th Independence Day, President Pranab Mukherjee approved 62 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces which included 15 Shaurya Chakras, 1 Bar to Sena Medal (Gallantry), 42 Sena Medal (Gallantry), 3 NaoSena Medal (Gallantry) and 1 VayuSena Medal (Gallantry). Among...
  • Bijapur encounter: Govt meet on Naxals today July 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Two weeks after the controversial 'Naxal' encounter in Bijapur of Chhattisgarh, that allegedly left innocent villagers dead, the Union Home Ministry has finally woken up. It has called for a meeting of nine Naxalaffected states and the paramilitary forces to discuss the use of villagers as human shields...
  • Rajoana hanging: Punjab bandh, CM to meet Prez March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Nearly 60,000 Punjab police personnel and 15 companies of paramilitary forces have been put on alert after a Chandigarh court ordered that Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's killing, be hanged as scheduled on March 31. Prohibitory orders under Section 144 banning assembly of...
  • Hang Beant's coassassin on March 31: Court March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Chandigarh Sessions court on Tuesday ordered execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana on March 31 and also issued a showcause notice and contempt of court against Patiala Jail Superintendent for not carrying out the orders. The Court has returned Rajoana's hanging order to Patiala Jail "for compliance" in...
  • Beant killer's execution: High alert in Punjab March 27, 2012

    Chandigarh: Punjab police and paramilitary forces on Tuesday conducted a flag march in various places apprehending violence in the wake of possible execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict in the assassination of former Chief Minister Beant Singh. Security forces have been conducting repeated flag march at various places in the...
  • Forces to stay for 10 days after WB poll ends: EC April 29, 2011

    Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday said that paramilitary forces will remain for 10 more days after the conclusion of the West Bengal assembly polls. Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) S Y Quraishi said: "We have made sure that the central paramilitary forces continue to be in position for 10 more...
  • Officers take tech lessons to tackle Naxals June 30, 2010

    Govt is providing advance training in technology to officers in paramilitary forces to help them fight Naxals. ...
  • Less money for Central forces fighting Maoists February 26, 2010

    New Delhi: Central paramilitary forces, especially those fighting Maoist rebels, have been sanctioned less money for the coming fiscal in the budget presented by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Friday. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the world's largest paramilitary force, which is heading the fight against Maoists with maximum number of...
  • Govt still in doubt on special forces against Naxals September 24, 2009

    On Board Air India One: The Government is yet to take a firm view on using special forces against the Maoist rebels whom Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the "gravest threat" to the country's internal security. According to a top official, a major problem the Government was facing while dealing...
  • China sacks riothit Urumqi's party head September 6, 2009

    Urumqi (China): China sacked the top official of the strifetorn city of Urumqi as well as the regional police chief on Saturday, as the town crept back to uneasy calm after days of sometimes deadly protests that inflamed ethnic enmity. The official Xinhua news agency did not explain why the city's...
  • Maoist menace: Bengal fights back June 23, 2009

    Lalgarh: Union Government has sent 10 more companies of paramilitary forces to Lalgarh in West Bengal to deal with the Maoist menace, sources have told CNNIBN. Lalgarh has been an epicentre of Maoist violence for the past several days and many areas have been declared noentry zone for security forces. Commando forces,...
  • Keep off Lalgarh, Chidambaram urges NGOs and leaders June 21, 2009

    New Delhi: With combing operations against Maoists in Lalgarh reaching a critical stage, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Sunday appealed to political leaders and NGOs not to venture to the conflict zone in West Bengal. After reclaiming the Lalgarh block headquarters, security forces have started combing the surrounding villages to flush...