Rapid Action Force

  • Centre extends help to UP CM to ensure communal harmony in Saharanpur July 26, 2014

    New Delhi/Saharanpur: The Centre has stepped in to control the situation after violence in Saharanpur killed two people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure communal harmony in the district. The Home Minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also...
  • Rohtas bandh called by BJP, LJP to protest police firing at Akbarpur hits normal life July 10, 2014

    The 9-hour Rohtas district bandh, called by BJP and LJP to protest the police firing at Akbarpur in which two persons were killed on Tuesday, hit the normal life on Thursday. Shops were closed and vehicles did not ply. The protesters blocked traffic in various places in Sasaram town and adjoining...
  • Lucknow calm two days after sectarian clashes broke out June 21, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh capital was calm on Saturday, two days after sectarian clashes took place after a prayer meeting over Iraq, officials said. Both the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and the Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed in the old city area after the clashes between Shia and Sunni groups...
  • Tension grips Meerut again after death of youth who was shot during clashes May 13, 2014

    Tension prevailed in the city on Tuesday after the death of a youth who had suffered bullet injury in the head during the May 10 clash between two communities here. Shubham Rastogi (18) succumbed to his injuries at a medical college in Meerut where he was admitted after being grievously injured...
  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered February 11, 2014

    The toll in Sunday's boat tragedy in Odisha rose to 28 Monday, with rescuers retrieving more bodies, officials said. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ordered an inquiry into the tragedy and announced an ex-gratia grant of Rs 1.5 lakh to the kin of the dead. "Seventeen bodies were retrieved today (Monday). It...
  • Police lay siege to Ayodhya on 21st anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition December 6, 2013

    A three-tier security cordon was on Thursday thrown around this town and all its entry points were sealed to maintain peace on the eve of 21st anniversary of Babri Mosque demolition as Muslim organisations decided to observe "black day" and Hindu outfits a "day of victory". Around 10,000 personnel from state...
  • Harda: Shoot-at-sight orders issued in curfew-bound town September 20, 2013

    The situation in curfew-bound Cheepabad-Khirkiya town of Harda district remained tense on Friday, after which the district administration issued shoot-at-sight orders, as a precautionary measure. "Though no untoward incident took place in the troubled town since curfew was imposed, the administration issued shoot-at-sight orders as a precautionary measure," Harda district's Superintendent...
  • Nitish Kumar asks Bihar police to crackdown on those creating communal tension September 14, 2013

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has asked the state police to use the National Security Act against any one trying to create communal tension in the state, officials said on Saturday. A day after Janata Dal-United (JDU) president Sharad Yadav said attempts could be made to foment communal riots in Bihar...
  • Ayodhya: 75 arrested as VHP's 84-Kosi Parikrama yatra march concludes today September 13, 2013

    At least 75 people were arrested and four dozens detained on Friday in Uttar Pradesh as the VHP's Ayodhya march concluded, officials said. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists said despite the state government's ban, the "84 kosi parikrama yatra" of the Hindu saints, launched on Aug 25, continued over the last...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 4 BJP MLAs, former Congress MP booked September 9, 2013

    Simmering violence in Muzaffarnagar has claimed more lives, taking the death toll to 28 even as 200 persons were arrested and FIRs registered against four BJP MLAs and a former Congress MP on Monday. FIRs have been registered against BJP legislative party leader Hukum Singh, MLAs Suresh Rana, Bhartendu, Sangeet Som...
  • Gujarat bandh: Scores of Congress leaders, supporters detained September 6, 2013

    More than 600 people, including Congress leaders and workers, were detained during Friday's bandh call given by the party demanding resignation of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over IPS officer D G Vanzara's letter. Tight security is being maintained across the state to prevent any untoward incidence, police said. Congress workers were...
  • 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,...
  • Security tightened ahead of VHP's banned 84-km procession in Ayodhya August 21, 2013

    After the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) refused to shelve its plans to perform an "84 kosi parikrama" or 84-km procession in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday heightened security there and sealed boundaries in six adjoining districts, officials said. The proposed 84-km yatra, to be undertaken by ascetics under the...
  • Delhi minor rape: Public fury spills on to streets April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Protests over the rape of a 5-year-old minor girl continued for a second day in the national capital even as the accused in the case was produced in a court and remanded to judicial custody till May 14. Protesters marched to India Gate, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official...
  • Live: Delhi minor rape accused sent to judicial custody till May 4 April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: 7:57 pm: Aam Aadmi Party workers gather at 7, Race Course Road, which is Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's official residence. They deflate tyres of Delhi Police buses even as police presence is increased at 7 RCR. 6:16 pm: The accused in the Delhi minor rape case Manoj Kumar is...
  • Live: Rapid Action Force deployed at India Gate, 7 RCR April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: 6:21 pm: Rapid Action Force deployed at India Gate, Prime Minsiter Manmohan Singh's official residence 7, Race Course Road and at police headquarters. Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) members block ITO crossing near police headquarters even as around 100 protesters gather at India Gate and hold peaceful...
  • Ramdev holds yoga sessions before fast June 4, 2011

    New Delhi: Deciding to go ahead with his fast against corruption and black money, Baba Ramdev held 'bhajans' and yoga sessions in Delhi on Saturday morning amidst thousands of his supporters. With the talks between him and the government failing to reach any breakthrough on Friday, the yoga guru held 'bhajans'...
  • Kolkata football match ends in violence, 1 dead August 24, 2009

    Kolkata: A football match exploded into blasts and violence, causing death of a person, when members of a defeated side opened fire and hurled bombs on the ground in the north eastern fringes of the city on Sunday, police said. "One person was killed when the miscreants fired. At least 15...
  • Seven injured in communal clash in Uttar Pradesh March 10, 2009

    Lucknow: At least seven people were injured, three critically, as Hindus and Muslims clashed on Tuesday during a religious procession in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district, the police said. Several vehicles and at least half a dozen shops were set on fire in the violence, a police officer said. "The incident took...
  • RAF instills sense of calm in Mumbai February 14, 2008

    Mumbai: While tensions are on the rise in Nashik and some areas in Mumbai, most parts of Mumbai seem peaceful. CNN-IBN correspondent Karn Kowshik was in the the posh Worli area of the city where Rapid Action Force vans and blaring sirens have instilled a sense of security. ...