Paramilitary

  • 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...
  • Uttarakhand government gives final touches to Char Dham yatra preparations April 15, 2014

    With just a fortnight to go for the start of the annual Char Dham pilgrimage, Uttarakhand government is giving final touches to preparations for the yatra route to ensure a smooth and trouble-free journey for the devotees en route to the four Himalayan shrines. "Almost all major roads on the Char...
  • 2 lakh force, thousands of vehicles, dozen choppers deployed for upcoming LS polls March 30, 2014

    More than two lakh gun-toting paramilitary personnel, thousands of vehicles and nearly a dozen helicopters will be deployed across the country to ensure smooth and violence-free elections beginning April 7. During the nine-phased polls, spread over nearly two months, the Home Ministry has chalked out the deployment plan for 543 constituencies...
  • Police, paramilitary officers meet to strategize poll security arrangements March 13, 2014

    Against the backdrop of the recent Maoist attack in Chattisgarh, senior police and para-military officers of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha states today met to discuss strategies on ensuring free and fair Lok Sabha polls slated next month. Briefing reporters after the meeting, DIG (Kolhan) Md Nihal said the officers of...
  • Paramilitary forces to use CCTVs, RFID tags to recruit jawans February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The recruitment procedure for jawans and other junior-rank 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...
  • 1.20 lakh central paramilitary personnel to be deployed for LS polls January 28, 2014

    More than 1.20 lakh central paramilitary personnel, in addition to state police forces, are expected to be deployed for the multi-phased Lok Sabha polls which are likely to be held in April-May, 2014. Home Ministry has told Election Commission that the required number of paramilitary personnel would be provided to ensure...
  • Haryana assures jobs to kin of soldier, police martyrs January 24, 2014

    A member of the family of anyone from the armed forces, paramilitary corps or police force hailing from Haryana who is martyred in the course of duty will be given a job on compassionate grounds, Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said on Friday. The family of the martyr will also receive...
  • 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 minority-dominated areas. The seven paramilitary forces, CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, NSG and Assam Rifles, have more than 70,000 vacancies of which around...
  • Bangladesh tribunal sentences opposition BNP lawmaker to death October 1, 2013

    An influential opposition BNP lawmaker was on Tuesday sentenced to death by a special Bangladeshi tribunal for committing "crimes against humanity" in collusion with Pakistani troops during the 1971 liberation war. "He (Salauddin Quader Chowdhury) will be hanged by neck till he is dead," the chairman of a three-member International Crimes...
  • Discipline security establishment in handling Kashmir, says Mufti Mohammad Sayeed September 22, 2013

    Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron and ex-chief 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...
  • Security stepped up in Andhra Pradesh post Telangana decision July 31, 2013

    Andhra Pradesh Police on Tuesday stepped up security across the state saying they were well prepared to maintain law and order particularly in coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema regions in the wake of the decision to create separate Telangana. Sufficient number of security forces have been deployed to deal with any...
  • 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 80-100 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 pro-Telangana 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 three-member 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...
  • Women paramilitary officers to ensure security on Delhi Metro January 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Lecherous males trying to misbehave with women on board crowded Metro trains could find themselves collared and fined by women paramilitary officers posing as passengers. Around four women officers of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) would be on board each Metro train, dressed in civvies and mingling among...
  • Taliban seize 22 Pakistani paramilitary soldiers December 28, 2012

    Peshawar: The Pakistani Taliban have seized at least 22 men from a regional paramilitary force in attacks on three checkpoints in northern Pakistan, a regional official said on Thursday. Taliban and other Pakistani sources put the number higher. The raids close to the provincial capital of Peshawar follows two high-profile attacks in...
  • Govt to grant ex-servicemen status to retd paramilitary men November 1, 2012

    Gurgaon: The Home Ministry has decided to propose granting of the status of "ex-servicemen" 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 Naxal-affected 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 para-military 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 co-assassin 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...