Personnel

  • Over 68,000 poll personnel employed for 6 Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai 17-04-2014 05:19 PM

    Mumbai: More than 68,000 officials will be on duty in the six parliamentary constituencies of Mumbai in 9,879 polling centres on April 24, when voting for third and final phase of Lok Sabha elections will be held in Maharashtra. A day-long training camp for officials in all the 36 Assembly...
  • Uttarakhand government gives final touches to Char Dham yatra preparations 15-04-2014 02:17 PM

    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...
  • Three IRB personnel on poll duty shot dead by colleague 10-04-2014 09:39 AM

    In an incident of fratricide, three personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) deputed on poll duty were shot dead by a colleague in Gumla district of Jharkhand hours before Lok Sabha polls began in the area on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti said an assistant sub-inspector, a hawaldar and...
  • 2 lakh force, thousands of vehicles, dozen choppers deployed for upcoming LS polls 30-03-2014 11:44 AM

    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...
  • Nine suspected Maoists arrested in Jharkhand 25-03-2014 03:00 PM

    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...
  • Register defence personnel as voters at their posting place: SC to EC 24-03-2014 03:13 PM

    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...
  • Over 6,000 RPF personnel, 1,000 coaches ready for LS elections 19-03-2014 01:15 PM

    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...
  • Government expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee 04-03-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has expedited efforts to select seven members and chairperson of the Search Committee for Lokpal, official sources said. However, the government may not be able to select chairperson and members for the anti-graft body before Lok Sabha polls following refusal of...
  • Three Naxals killed by security personnel during search operation 14-02-2014 08:05 AM

    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...
  • Lokayukta Police receive Central sanction to prosecute IAS couple 02-02-2014 06:24 PM

    The Lokayukta police have received sanction from the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India, to prosecute the suspended IAS couple accused of amassing assets worth Rs 41 crore. Lokayukta Police got the sanction to prosecute Arvind and Tinoo Joshi, on Saturday. The Joshis are facing cases for...
  • 1.20 lakh central paramilitary personnel to be deployed for LS polls 28-01-2014 07:03 PM

    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...
  • 776 security personnel awarded on eve of Republic day 25-01-2014 05:32 PM

    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...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: 6,000 more security forces personnel to be deployed in the state 20-01-2014 09:06 PM

    The government has decided to deploy close to 6,000 additional central security forces personnel for conducting specialised tasks in the anti-Naxal operations grid in Chhattisgarh. Out of the six new battalions which will be drawn from the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), two have already been deployed in the Sukma and...
  • Government seeks applications for chairperson, members of Lokpal 18-01-2014 06:39 PM

    Centre on Saturday invited applications for appointment to the post of chairperson and members of the anti-graft watchdog, Lokpal. "Government has invited applications for filing up a post of chairperson and eight posts of members of Lokpal. Four posts are reserved for judicial members," a senior official in the Ministry...
  • Odisha: Land mines recovered from road in Koraput 23-10-2013 01:17 PM

    Two powerful land mines were recovered on a road in Odisha's Koraput district after which security personnel began sanitising the entire stretch of Koraput-Laxmipur road. The land mines, weighing around 25 kg each, were spotted during a road-widening work on state highway 4 near Laxmipur on Monday evening, police said....
  • 4 GRP personnel assault 2 brothers for allegedly stealing a revolver, booked 01-10-2013 02:03 PM

    Four GRP personnel, including a Station Officer, have been booked for allegedly illegally confining two brothers and beating them up, accusing them of stealing a revolver, police said on Tuesday. The case was registered at the Chandausi police station on Monday on a complaint filed by the mother of the...
  • Manipur: Powerful bomb seized from roadside, detonated at a safe place 25-09-2013 09:51 AM

    A powerful improvised explosive device (IED), weighing about two and half kgs, was seized along the roadside of Imphal-Jiribam-Silchar 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...
  • Naxal killed in encounter with security forces 29-08-2013 04:25 PM

    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...
  • 54 missing defence personnel believed to be in custody of Pakistan, says Govt 20-08-2013 03:00 PM

    As many as 54 defence personnel, including a BSF trooper, missing since the 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in the custody of Pakistan, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Tuesday. In reply to a written query in Lok Sabha, he said, "Fifty four missing defence personnel...
  • RPF personnel's wife, three children found murdered 27-07-2013 12:09 PM

    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 10-day-old baby. Singh's neighbours informed the...
  • Forces fighting Naxals likely to get enhanced allowances 27-07-2013 03:47 AM

    Paramilitary personnel fighting Maoists may soon get enhanced allowances on a par with those serving in Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern region. The Home Ministry has submitted a proposal to the Finance Ministry in this regard and if it is cleared, more than 80,000 paramilitary personnel fighting the Maoists menace...
  • WB panchayat elections: Violence continues, death toll rises to 5 22-07-2013 11:37 AM

    Kolkata: The fourth phase of West Bengal panchayat polls began on Monday amidst more violence. The death toll has risen to five. A CRPF personnel allegedly opened fire and killed a voter in the Ratua area of Malda. This was a fall out of trouble over allegations of booth capturing...
  • Bihar: Five security personnel killed in Naxal attack in Aurangabad 18-07-2013 09:27 AM

    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,...
  • J&K: Policeman, terrorist killed in an encounter in Pulwama 01-07-2013 11:17 AM

    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 counter-insurgency operation launched by the security forces following information about the presence...
  • J&K: Two security personnel injured in an encounter in Pulwama 01-07-2013 08:45 AM

    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 counter-insurgency operation launched by the security forces following information about the presence of terrorists in the area, they said....
  • TN: Stranded fishermen to be handed over to Coast Guard 30-06-2013 04:52 PM

    Rameswaram: Four fishermen from Thangachi Madham in Ramanathapuram district, stranded in the Sri Lankan area, had been rescued and they would be handed over to the Indian Coast Guard on Monday along with their boat. Assistant Director of fisheries, Phelomin Thiagarajan, said the fishermen and the boat would be handed...
  • Uttarakhand: 3 IAF aircraft carry mortal remains of ITBP, NDRF personnel 28-06-2013 10:11 PM

    New Delhi: Three Indian Air Force aircraft on Friday carried the mortal remains of 15 - ITBP and NDRF personnel to their hometowns. IAF will fly C130J to carry the mortal remains of Wing Commander Darryl Castelino to Mumbai and Flight Lieutenant K Praveen to Madurai. Aircraft AN32 to carry...
  • India does not want Lanka to become 'another Pakistan':Minister 24-06-2013 05:16 AM

    Coimbatore: Defending the UPA government's stand on allowing training of Sri Lankan defence personnel in the country, Union Minister E M Sudarshan Nathchiyappan on Sunday said India co-operated with the neighbouring country as it did not want Lanka to become "another Pakistan". "If India refused the request of Sri Lanka,...
  • Policemen yet to be arrested for alleged custodial death 17-06-2013 05:55 AM

    Ghaziabad: Eight police personnel who were suspended on Saturday after a suspected auto thief died in their custody in Ghaziabad are yet to be arrested, a police official said on Sunday. "The autopsy on Shakeel's body found ante-mortem injuries on him. He also had tuberculosis," said Uttar Pradesh Deputy Inspector...
  • 3 BSF personnel injured in accidental grenade blast 17-06-2013 12:45 AM

    Jammu: Three BSF jawans were injured when a grenade accidentally exploded at Ballad post along the international border in Ramgarh sector of Samba district on Sunday. "It was an accidental grenade blast," a BSF official said, adding three jawans were injured in the incident. While Head Constable Sant Kumar received...