SECURITY PERSONNEL

  • Sopore encounter: Suspected terrorist gunned down in encounter June 23, 2014

    Sopore: One suspected terrorist has been gunned down in an encounter with security personnel in Jammu & Kashmir's Sopore that began on Sunday. One of the security personnel was also injured in the gunfight. The encounter had started after the Army and police cordoned off a locality in Sopore, where suspected terrorists,...
  • Gadchiroli: Landmine blast triggered by Naxals kill seven policemen May 11, 2014

    A landmine blast triggered by Naxalites killed seven police personnel in Maharashtra;s Gadchiroli on Sunday. ...
  • LS polls: 90,000 security personnel deployed in Telangana April 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: Nearly 90,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure peaceful and smooth conduct of first phase of general elections for 17 parliamentary constituencies and 119 Assembly seats in Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday. Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police B Prasada Rao said that the police department is...
  • Rs 20 lakh compensation announced for families of landmine blast victims April 26, 2014

    The families of eight people, who were killed in a landmine blast in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Thursday on their way back from a polling booth, would get Rs 20 lakh each as compensation, an official statement said. "The kin of five security personnel and three polling staff killed during election...
  • Nine suspected Maoists arrested in Jharkhand March 25, 2014

    Nine suspected Maoists, including four women cadres, were caught by security personnel during an operation in Dalma hill area in Seraikela-Kharswan district. "We have taken five men and four women into custody in Maoist-affected Dalma hill under Chandil police station last night," Superintendent of Police, Madan MohanLal said. The arrested persons...
  • Register defence personnel as voters at their posting place: SC to EC March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief for defence personnel, the Supreme Court on Monday directed Election Commission to register the military personnel as general voters in the constituencies where they are posted. SC also says defence personnel stationed in peace stations as on January, 2014 and till date may register...
  • Three Naxals killed by security personnel during search operation February 14, 2014

    Three Naxals were gunned down by a joint team of security personnel during a search operation in Narayanpur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Thursday. The incident took place in the forest of Nelnar in Abujhmad area on Wednesday evening, Additional Superintendent of Police O P Sharma told PTI over phone. The...
  • 776 security personnel awarded on eve of Republic day January 25, 2014

    776 police, paramilitary and other security personnel have been awarded service medals on the eve of 65th Republic day. The President's Police Medal for Gallantry has been awarded to four security personnel, 44 policemen have been decorated with the Police Medal for Gallantry. A maximum of 15 medals for bravery have...
  • Odisha: Land mines recovered from road in Koraput October 23, 2013

    Two powerful land mines were recovered on a road in Odisha's Koraput district after which security personnel began sanitising the entire stretch of KoraputLaxmipur road. The land mines, weighing around 25 kg each, were spotted during a roadwidening work on state highway 4 near Laxmipur on Monday evening, police said. "After...
  • Manipur: Powerful bomb seized from roadside, detonated at a safe place September 25, 2013

    A powerful improvised explosive device (IED), weighing about two and half kgs, was seized along the roadside of ImphalJiribamSilchar national highway (NH) in Manipur's Imphal west district, police said on Wednesday. They said a road opening party (ROP), 18th Sikh Regiment personnel, detected some suspicious object at Konthoujam area on Tuesday...
  • Naxal killed in encounter with security forces August 29, 2013

    A Naxal was killed in a fierce gun-battle with security personnel in Maoist-hit Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Thursday. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the encounter spot, they said. "The face off between the ultras and the joint group of CRPF (Central Reserve...
  • Bihar: Five security personnel killed in Naxal attack in Aurangabad July 18, 2013

    Aurangabad: Five security personnel, including three state policemen and two security guards, were killed in a Naxal attack in Aurangabad district of Bihar on Wednesday night. Around 50 armed Naxals arrived at the culvert in Goh area in the district and exploded bombs in a bid to destroy it. However, the...
  • J&K: Policeman, terrorist killed in an encounter in Pulwama July 1, 2013

    Srinagar: A police officer and a terrorist have been killed on Monday during an encounter between the terrorists and the security forces in the Pulwama region of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter took place at Tral during a counterinsurgency operation launched by the security forces following information about the presence...
  • J&K: Two security personnel injured in an encounter in Pulwama July 1, 2013

    Srinagar: Two security personnel were injured in an encounter with terrorists in the Pulwama district of south Kashmir on early Monday, police said. The encounter took place at Tral during a counterinsurgency operation launched by the security forces following information about the presence of terrorists in the area, they said. A CRPF...
  • Controversial AFSPA completes 55 years despite protests for its removal May 23, 2013

    Imphal: It has been 55 years since the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was first introduced. The longest demonstration against it has been on in Manipur with Irom Sharmila on a fast for over 12 years now. This April, Rashida Manjoo, the United Nations envoy on Violence Against Women...
  • Pakistan: 12 killed in suicide attack in Peshawar March 30, 2013

    Islamabad: At least 12 people were killed and 31 injured in a suicide attack in Pakistan Friday as a convoy of security personnel near the US Consulate in Peshawar city was targeted police said. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a Frontier Constabulary convoy in a high security area...
  • Over 70 pc airline, CISF personnel flunk basic test on security February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: In a development that has serious portent for aviation security in India, almost threefourths of airline and CISF personnel flunked a basic test conducted by the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) last month. The Basic Aviation Security Course, organised by BCAS between January 8 and 21 in...
  • Manipur: Rapes, murders and AFSPA January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: In July 2004, a group of 12 women disrobed in front of the Kangla Fort in Imphal, holding up a banner that said, 'Indian Army rape us'. They were protesting the rape and murder of Thangjam Manorama, allegedly by security forces. Manorama was picked up from her...
  • Pakistan: Six security personnel killed in attack January 15, 2013

    Islamabad: Six security personnel were on Tuesday killed and 16 others injured when militants attacked a checkpost in the restive Khyber tribal region of Northwest Pakistan. Militants attacked a checkpost in Shalobar area in Khyber Agency. Staterun Radio Pakistan quoted officials as saying that six security personnel were killed and 16...
  • Taliban kill 14 Pak security personnel, hang up heads May 8, 2012

    Islamabad: The Taliban killed 14 security personnel and beheaded all but one of them before displaying the heads of two soldiers on wooden poles in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region of Pakistan, security officials said on Monday. Nine soldiers were beheaded on Sunday when militants overran a security picket...
  • Pak attack: 6 securitymen, 17 militants killed January 25, 2012

    Islamabad: Six Pakistani security personnel and 17 Taliban militants were killed in an overnight gun fight in the restive Kurram tribal region of northwest Pakistan, security officials said on Wednesday. A group of about 50 heavily armed Taliban militants attacked Pakistani troops while they were conducting a search operation in a...
  • Ten years of Parliament attack: Any lessons learnt? December 13, 2011

    The families of martyrs have submitted a memorandum to the President asking her to expedite execution of Afzal Guru. ...
  • Parliament attack: Has Govt forgotten the martyrs? December 13, 2011

    Delay in the hanging of Afzal Guru upsets families of the nine security staff, who lost their lives in the attack. ...
  • 12 proTaliban militants killed in Pakistan December 6, 2011

    Islamabad: Twelve proTaliban militants were killed and five security personnel injured in two separate incidents in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday, officials said. Security forces killed 12 militants associated with a banned group during a clash in Kurram region near the Afghan border, officials said. Several militants and two security personnel were injured...
  • Jammu and Kashmir seeks more security forces April 29, 2011

    Jammu: Amid fears of another summer of riots and violence, the Jammu and Kashmir government has requisitioned additional forces from New Delhi to provide security during the upcoming Amarnath pilgrimage. The state has asked for nearly 70 companies, or an estimated 7,000 personnel, for security of the pilgrims, official sources told...
  • 6 security personnel killed in Jharkhand January 17, 2009

    Ranchi: Six security personnel were killed in a landmine blast by Maoist rebels while seven guerrillas were arrested in a separate incident in Jharkhand on Saturday, a police officer said. The landmine was detonated on Saturday afternoon by Maoist rebels between Manika and Patki on the national highway in Latehar district,...
  • Angry Rabri beats up cop for stopping her son November 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The Bihar Police have lodged a complaint of misbehavior against former chief minister Rabri Devi. Police say the leader of the Opposition in the state hit one of them with a wooden stick on Monday. Rabri was allegedly angry with him for having stopped her son's car. Reports...
  • 2 CRPF jawans, policeman injured in J&K August 17, 2006

    Srinagar: Suspected terrorists shot and critically injured three security personnel in two separate incidents here on Thursday. Two CRPF personnel were shot at point blank range at the busy commercial centre of Kokerbazaar in Lal Chowk area of the city, officials said. The jawans were rushed to SMHS hospital where doctors...