Rapid Action Force

  • Odisha boat tragedy toll reaches 28, probe ordered 11-02-2014 12:04 AM

    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)....
  • Police lay siege to Ayodhya on 21st anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition 06-12-2013 10:14 AM

    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...
  • Harda: Shoot-at-sight orders issued in curfew-bound town 20-09-2013 06:25 PM

    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...
  • Nitish Kumar asks Bihar police to crackdown on those creating communal tension 14-09-2013 02:27 PM

    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...
  • Ayodhya: 75 arrested as VHP's 84-Kosi Parikrama yatra march concludes today 13-09-2013 03:18 PM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 4 BJP MLAs, former Congress MP booked 09-09-2013 11:13 AM

    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...
  • Gujarat bandh: Scores of Congress leaders, supporters detained 06-09-2013 11:39 AM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Tension continues for third consecutive day in Kawal Nagar 29-08-2013 03:29 PM

    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,...
  • Security tightened ahead of VHP's banned 84-km procession in Ayodhya 21-08-2013 11:25 AM

    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...
  • Delhi minor rape: Public fury spills on to streets 21-04-2013 09:36 PM

    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 21-04-2013 07:32 PM

    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...
  • Live: Rapid Action Force deployed at India Gate, 7 RCR 21-04-2013 09:49 AM

    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 04-06-2011 08:30 AM

    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...
  • RAF instills sense of calm in Mumbai 14-02-2008 01:16 AM

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram said he would be extremely happy if Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century in the first Test against England, starting at Lord's on Thursday. "I am excited for Sachin. I will be very happy if he can get his 100th century at...