Personnel

  • NDRF personnel injured in attack by angry locals September 10, 2014

    Srinagar: An NDRF personnel was on Wednesday attacked by angry locals here while few other personnel of the force were heckled while they were rendering relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit areas. Officials said a National Disaster Response Force trooper received severe injuries on his hand when the locals attacked...
  • Fire in Brazil shantytown leaves 2,500 homeless September 9, 2014

    Sao Paulo: A huge fire destroyed around 500 homes in a shantytown - or favela - in Brazil's largest city, leaving about 2,500 people homeless, the fire department said on Monday. The blaze destroyed about 80 per cent of the rickety shacks making up Buraco Quente, a slum in southern Sao...
  • CRPF suspends 17 personnel for lapses during Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force on Saturday suspended 17 personnel for alleged lapses during the Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh which took place in March this year. Twenty policemen were killed when their search party was ambushed in Chhattisgarh. A further probe on the matter is expected to take...
  • United States sends another 130 military personnel to Iraq August 13, 2014

    Washington: The Obama administration has sent about 130 additional military personnel to Iraq, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday, as Washington seeks to help Iraq contain the threat posed by hardline militants from the Islamic State. Hagel, speaking to troops in California, said the soldiers had arrived in the...
  • Hyderabad: Army personnel arrested for espionage August 6, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Naik Subedar with Army was on Wednesday arrested by city police on the charge of sharing information about strategic locations of Army bases and deployment of units with a woman, suspected to be a Pakistani national, through the Internet. The accused was identified as Patan Kumar Poddar, Naik...
  • 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...
  • Over Rs 205 crore earmarked for training of babus July 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Government on Thursday allocated over Rs 205 crore for the Ministry of Personnel for 2014-15 to augment its training facilities for bureaucrats. In the budget presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Rs 205.66 crore has been earmarked for the Ministry to meet establishment-related expenditure of Institute of Secretariat...
  • 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,...
  • Widows of Navy personnel allowed to become defence officers May 25, 2014

    In a special gesture towards families of its personnel who died in recent mishaps, the Navy has allowed widows of five of them to apply for becoming officers in the maritime force and one of them has already cleared the process. The Navy lost 21 of its personnel in mishaps involving...
  • Najeeb Jung appeals Delhi Police to increase women personnel May 22, 2014

    Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday made a fervent appeal to the Delhi Police for inducting more women personnel in its ranks which he said will bring not only "quality and colour" but also sensitivity to the force. "I have a standing battle with him (Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi)...
  • Army personnel's wife found dead in Mathura, probe on May 11, 2014

    The wife of an Army personnel was found murdered in Mathura Cantonment area, police said on Sunday. The body of Gayatri Devi (50) was found lying in bushes near Eagle Ground on Saturday evening and police are yet to make a breakthrough in the mysterious murder. "The investigation is on progress and we expect to...
  • 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...
  • Over 68,000 poll personnel employed for 6 Lok Sabha seats in Mumbai April 17, 2014

    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 segments...
  • 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...
  • Three IRB personnel on poll duty shot dead by colleague April 10, 2014

    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 a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Government expedites efforts to select members of Lokpal committee March 4, 2014

    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 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...
  • Lokayukta Police receive Central sanction to prosecute IAS couple February 2, 2014

    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 disproportionate assets...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anti-Naxal operations: 6,000 more security forces personnel to be deployed in the state January 20, 2014

    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 Dantewada...
  • Government seeks applications for chairperson, members of Lokpal January 18, 2014

    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 of...
  • 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 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. "After...
  • 4 GRP personnel assault 2 brothers for allegedly stealing a revolver, booked October 1, 2013

    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 two...