RPF

  • Railway to install CCTV in ladies' compartments July 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Railway Ministry has decided to install CCTVs in ladies' compartments in phases in order to provide enhanced security to women passengers, the Rajya Sabha was told on Friday. Responding to a query during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said, "We will do...
  • Railway Budget 201415: Special steps to be taken for safety of women in trains July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Special steps are being taken and instructions issued to ensure safety of women travelling alone in all classes of trains, Railways Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said on Tuesday. Introducing the Railway Budget 201415, Gowda said that in order to ensure security of ladies travelling alone, special instructions are being...
  • Security at 5 North Western Railway stations stepped up after bomb threats July 4, 2014

    Security at five major railway stations under North Western Railway, in Rajasthan were on Friday tightened up following bomb threats at the stations. "The threat was given in a letter which was delivered at the Firozpur railway division office of the Northern Railway. Among, other stations, the sender has named Ganganagar,...
  • Arms supplier arrested with muskets, cartridges April 30, 2014

    An arms supplier was on Wednesday arrested from Jamalpur Railway station in Munger district when he was about to board a train to Jharkhand, RPF sources said. The arms smuggler, identified as Bhim Singh, was standing on a platform to board the train when RPF jawans nabbed him. Five muskets and as...
  • Over 6,000 RPF personnel, 1,000 coaches ready for LS elections March 19, 2014

    Gearing up for Lok Sabha polls, the Railways has kept 75 companies of RPF ready for deployment in various parts of the country during the election time. One RPF company consists of about 90 personnel. Railway has also provided about 1,000 coaches for the movement of polling staff and security personnel...
  • Over 15,000 jawans to be deployed in Indore range during Assembly polls November 9, 2013

    Over 15,000 security personnel will be deployed in Indore range for the November 25 Assembly elections in the state. "For conducting free and fair polls in Indore division, over 15,000 security personnel belonging to the CRPF, CISF, RPF and policemen from Kerala, Haryana, Jharkhand and Home Guard among others will...
  • Darjeeling wears deserted look, security forces patrol streets August 19, 2013

    The Queen of the Hills wore a deserted look on Monday with residents staying indoors as part of an agitation called by the Gorkhaland Joint Action Committee to demand formation of a Gorkhaland state. CRPF, police and RPF jawans patrolled the streets and the railway station premises. The people stayed indoors...
  • Security beefed up ahead of Iday celebrations August 13, 2013

    Security has been beefed up in and around important places across the city in the run up to Independence Day, while additional armed forces have been posted at public places where footfalls are generally high, police said on Tuesday. They said watch towers have been put up at strategic points while...
  • News briefs: Amar Singh receives death threat on SMS August 3, 2013

    Once a prominent face in Samajwadi Party (SP), Amar Singh on Saturday claimed he was receiving text messages warning him not to come to meet slain former MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh Seepu's family, as he could also meet the same fate. RPF,Lucknows Child Welfare Committeerescue 13 child labourers Railway Protection Force (RPF)...
  • RPF personnel's wife, three children found murdered July 27, 2013

    A Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel's wife and three kids were found dead at their quarters in Jaipur on Saturday morning. The bodies have been discovered at the RPF quarters in Jaipur where constable Vijay Singh lived with his family. The deceased include a 10dayold baby. Singh's neighbours informed the police when...
  • CBI raids RPF officer, his wife in disproportionate assets case July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday raided Railway Protection Force Officer SK Dube in disproportionate assets case. Raids have been going on in Delhi,Ranchi and Dumka. His wife Priya Dube DIG Dumka was also being investigated. Priya Dube is 1998 batch IPS from Jharkhand cadre. More details are...
  • 12 RPF personnel to escort trains in Maoistaffected areas June 14, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after 100 Naxals attacked a passenger train in Bihar killing two passengers and an Railway Police Force personnel, the RPF said that at least 12 personnel will escort all trains in Maoistaffected areas. "We have issued instructions to all RPF units at Maoistaffected Divisions to adequately...
  • RPF Association to vacate Railway properties June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has rejected an application by the Retired Railway Protection Force (RPF) Association and has instructed it to vacate the four Railway properties it was illegally occupying, including one in New Delhi. It has also asked Delhi Police to help with the compliance of court order. CNNIBN...
  • Allotment of 2 of 3 houses allotted to exRPF man cancelled May 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Embarrassed by the revelations about a union leader and retired RPF official occupying three government bungalows, the Railways has cancelled allotment of two houses and started eviction proceedings. "When it came to our notice that two houses are not been used for the purpose they were allotted, we...
  • RPF Association asked to vacate illegallyoccupied properties May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Railway Board chairman on Wednesday asked the RPF association to vacate Railway properties with immediate effect. The RPF Association has been illegally occupying four properties including one in Delhi. CNNIBN had reported that the CBI was looking at the role and clout of the RPF Association in Railway...
  • Cashforjobs scam: What makes RPF association such a powerful body? May 13, 2013

    The CBI is likely to register a preliminary inquiry into the appointment of senior officers in the Railway Protection Force as it suspects large scale corruption in these postings. ...
  • CBI links Railway Protection Force to cashforjobs scam: Sources May 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has secured key leads linking Railway Protection Force (RPF) to Recruitment Scam to Railway cashfor jobs scam, said sources. CBI sources added that RPF officials played key role in dubious recruitment deals. Leads suggest that RPF association was used to carry out deals...
  • Railways bribery case: CBI to probe Mamata's tenure May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The investigations into the Railway bribery scandal has widened with sources saying that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will also look at postings during former railway minister Mamata Banerjee's tenure. The appointment of Railway Protection Force Director General PK Mehta, who superseded 28 IPS officers, is likely...
  • Railway Minister denies any relation with Ajay Garg May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In response to a report in a section of media, Railway Minister PK Bansal on Tuesday clarified that Ajay Garg, an alleged middleman in the Rs 10 crore bribery case, has no connection with him. "He is not even a relative, much less a nephew. There is no...
  • Railway scam: CBI arrests Ajay Garg, raids Mahesh Kumar's residence May 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Ajay Garg, one of the key accused in the Railway Board bribery case. Garg was the aide of Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal's nephew Vijay Singla. A Delhi court remanded him in CBI custody till May 9. Garg had earlier surrendered...
  • Railway bribery case: CBI probing nexus between RPF, middlemen May 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now widened the ambit of its probe after the Railway Board bribery case. CBI sources say that the agency is now looking at a jobsforsale nexus between Railway Protection Force officers' association and middlemen. According to CBI sources, the transfers, postings and...
  • UPSC exams: Railways Protection Force (RPF) July 12, 2012

    The Indian Railway Protection Force (IRPF) was formed in the year 1954. IRPF is one of the Group A Central Civil Service of India. The training ground for RPF is at Jagjivan Ram RPF Academy, Lucknow. The cadre controlling authority is the Director General, RPF. Cadre size: 287 posts (direct recruitment:...
  • Railway acts after Tatkal ticket scam expose June 28, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway officials and the IRCTC have decided to scale up policing at stations by the Railway Protection Force (RPF) following an IBN7 expose on the Tatkal ticket booking scam. Railway board officials on Thursday met the IRCTC MD to discuss the issue. The expose conducted by IBN7 reporters showed...
  • Is there a breakdown of trust between Centre and State Govts? April 16, 2012

    Opposition CMs Narendra Modi, Naveen Patnaik and Jayalalithaa, in a royal snub to the Centre, held a parallel meet after accusing the Centre of trying to destroy the federal structure. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai April 16, 2012

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  • News 360: Oppn CMs take on Centre over NCTC April 16, 2012

    Narendra Modi, Naveen Patnaik and Jayalalithaa held a parallel meet after criticising the Centre at the internal security conference. ...
  • Oppn CMs snub PM, hold parallel meet in Delhi April 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Opposition chief ministers Narendra Modi, Naveen Patnaik and Jayalalithaa on Monday, in a royal snub to the Centre, held a parallel meet in New Delhi after accusing the Centre of trying to destroy the federal structure. United by their opposition to the proposed National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC), the...
  • BJP to discuss 'Third Front' issue with NDA allies March 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Amid talk of a possible realignment of parties for formation of a Third Front, BJP today said it may discuss the issue with its NDA allies. NDA ally JDU, TMC, AIADMK and BJD have come on the same platform in opposing policies of the central government like formation...
  • Chennai: Drunk 'Kolaveri' lands 4 in jail March 8, 2012

    Chennai: The hit number 'Why this kolaveri di?' made actor Dhanush an overnight national star. Four middleaged men, who are apparently huge fans of the song, attempted to do a 'Dhanush' in a moving train on Wednesday and found themselves in jail. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) arrested four persons for...
  • After NCTC, CMs flay Centre over RPF Act February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Trouble seems to be rising for the government from nonUPA states. The chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Odisha have now trained their guns at the Centre once again by opposing the proposed amendment to the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Act. They had earlier opposed the National Counter...