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  • West Bengal: Tripura State Rifles personnel deployed in LS polls 16-04-2014 05:37 PM

    Agartala: The Tripura State Rifles (TSR) personnel have been deployed on election duty in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal where elections would be held on Thursday, sources in the state police said on Wednesday. TSR personnel from the 5th, 9th and 12th battalion had been deployed during the...
  • Army officer commits suicide in Kashmir 01-03-2014 12:00 AM

    A junior commissioned officer (JCO) of the Rashtriya Rifles Friday killed himself in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Subedar Surinder Singh of 2 Rashtriya Rifles shot himself with his service rifle inside the army camp in Soibug village, police sources said. The incident came a day after...
  • J&K: Indian soldier shoots 5 colleagues dead at an Army camp, kills self 27-02-2014 08:11 AM

    Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier shot five colleagues to death in an Army camp in Manasbal camp in North Kashmir on Wednesday. After shooting his fellow soldiers, he shot himself too. All the soldiers belonged to 13 Rashtriya Rifles. Top officials are present at the spot. A court of inquiry...
  • Pay compensation who died in encounter with Assam Rifles, NHRC to Home Ministry 13-02-2014 05:59 PM

    The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday asked the Union Home Ministry to pay Rs 5 lakh each to the next of kin of the five persons who died in an encounter with Assam Rifles in Sonitpur District of Assam in April, 2009. The Commission wanted the MHA to pay...
  • Manipur: Assam Rifles personnel killed in insurgents' attack before Modi's rally 08-02-2014 12:58 PM

    Imphal: An Assam Rifles personnel was killed and three others were seriously injured when insurgents ambushed a paramilitary force party at Lambisa in Manipur's Ukhrul district on Saturday. Insurgents exploded a powerful bomb and opened fire at the road opening party of 44th Assam Rifles battalion, killing one personnel and...
  • Sign contract, get salary on monthly basis: SAI to coaches 21-01-2014 09:04 PM

    New Delhi: Putting the blame on unhappy shooting coaches, the SAI on Tuesday said they were being paid on pro-rata basis since they have not signed the contract with them which was mandatory for getting salary on monthly basis. SAI has now set a February 1 deadline for protesting coaches...
  • After Bangladesh, Pakistan IB, BSF to guard Indo-Myanmar border 19-11-2013 09:03 PM

    In a major decision, government has decided to replace the Assam Rifles (AR) with BSF for guarding the porous Indo-Myanmar border notorious for movement of insurgents and smuggling of arms and narcotics. The decision in this regard was recently taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a Cabinet note...
  • TSR troopers to provide security during Mizoram Assembly polls 30-10-2013 04:49 PM

    Tripura State Rifles (TSR) troopers will provide security during the November 25 assembly polls in Mizoram, officials said in Agartala on Wednesday. "Around 500 TSR troopers, led by Commandant Abhijit Chowdhury, would go to poll-bound Mizoram by mid of next month. Union home ministry asked the Tripura government to send...
  • Hizbul Mujahideen guerrilla commander arrested in Kashmir 06-10-2013 12:16 AM

    A top guerrilla commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen involved in killings of two policemen and a civilian besides carrying out other terror attacks in the Kashmir Valley has been arrested, a police officer said on Saturday. Deputy Inspector General (North Kashmir range) JP Singh told reporters in north Kashmir's Sopore...
  • Paramilitary forces to launch recruitment drives, emphasis on minorities 02-10-2013 06:10 PM

    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...
  • Shooting: World record setter Peter bags gold, Samaresh Jung upset 28-09-2013 08:26 PM

    Pune: Hungary's world record holder Sidi Peter won the 10m Air Rifle gold medal at the Sanjay Kakade Group Gun for Glory shooting championship, being held at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Saturday. Peter, who has entered into the event on invitation, had to shoot in the qualification round...
  • NRAI suspends Indian shooter for misbehaving with Italian woman 19-09-2013 10:36 PM

    New Delhi: A junior shooter has been suspended by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for misbehaving with a woman in the hotel staff during a training camp in Italy recently. The 17-year old, who was preparing for the ongoing World Shotgun Championships in Lima, Peru, along with his...
  • Police suspect use of AK 47 rifles in Muzaffarnagar riots 11-09-2013 08:56 PM

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police has recovered 41 cartridges of AK 47 assault rifles from Kirthal village in Baghpat. The police is suspecting that the assault rifles were used during Muzaffarnagar riots which could mean that the riots had been well organised. "During the search in the affected areas, 41...
  • Two persons arrested by security forces; 3 AK rifles, ammunition seized 11-09-2013 02:20 PM

    Security forces have arrested two persons and seized three AK series rifles and ammunition from their possession in Assam's Tezpur. A joint squad of the border guarding Sashastra Seema Bal and state police launched an operation in Sonitpur on Tuesday and nabbed two persons, Birsa Toppo (43) and Jased Basumatari...
  • Policeman killed in accidental gunfire in Manipur 26-08-2013 11:45 AM

    A rifleman accidentally shot himself dead while cleaning his service rifle at Kairang area in Manipur's Imphal East district, police sources said on Monday. Sources said the 35-year-old Thokchom Yaiphaba of the 7th Manipur Rifles, a state force, accidentally shot himself dead at his house at Kairang village late Sunday...
  • Police beef up security in Mizoram for I-Day 14-08-2013 06:58 PM

    Though none of the north east insurgents boycotted the Independence Day in Mizoram, security was beefed up in the state in view of the celebrations for the occasion on Thursday. Tight security arrangements were made in and around the Assam Rifles ground where Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio would unfurl the...
  • Bihar: Police guns fail to fire while paying homage to freedom fighter 11-08-2013 06:42 PM

    Patna: Bihar policemen's rifles failed to fire during a gun salute to revolutionary freedom fighter Khudiram Bose on his death anniversary on Sunday, a police officer said. Bose was hanged by the British on this day in 1908 in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district. His 105th martyrdom day was a low-key affair...
  • CRPF jawan shoots self dead with service rifle 08-08-2013 10:36 AM

    A CRPF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon at the staff quarter of paramilitary forces in Raipur on Wednesday. "Constable AS Raidu of 65th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force shot himself with his service rifle at the staff quarter in Vidhayak Colony on the...
  • J&K: Infiltration bid foiled, terrorist killed 29-07-2013 09:58 AM

    Srinagar: The Army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid in Keran sector along the Line of Control, killing a terrorist in the operation. On noticing some suspicious movement in the sector, the troops opened fired at the ultras, an Army official said. The guns fell silent after a brief gunfight....
  • Illegal gun factory busted in Tripura, three arrested 28-07-2013 02:00 AM

    A clandestine gun factory was busted by Assam Rifles troopers in Tripura and three people arrested, police said in Agartala on Saturday. Eight improvised guns, gun-making material and several hundred cartridges were recovered from the spot in northern Tripura, 195 km north of Agartala. "Acting on a tip off, the...
  • Exclusive: Have shooters let India down? 18-07-2013 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: Be it the Olympics, Asian games or Commonwealth Games, India's shooters have always delivered. But has that success come at a cost? CNN-IBN has learnt that on more than one occasion, the reputation of the Indian flag has taken a hit. Shooting has been India's most successful sport...
  • Sports ministry backs sexually-harassed shooter 23-06-2013 03:29 PM

    New Delhi: Stringent action will be taken against anyone found guilty of sexual harassment, in the wake of a lady shooter alleging that her team members harassed her recently, the sports ministry reiterated Sunday. A lady shooter, selected to participate for a trap event in the international junior shooting competition...
  • Manipur: Assam Rifles kill 6 terrorists in an encounter 23-06-2013 12:45 PM

    Imphal: Assam Rifles killed six terrorists in an encounter on Sunday. Encounter happened at Senapati district in Manipur. More details are awaited ...
  • Guwahati: Assam Rifles major arrested for murdering his wife 06-06-2013 04:06 AM

    Guwahati: A major in Assam Rifles has been arrested in Assam on charges of murdering his wife. Police said Major Gaurav Singh was taken into custody following the murder of Priya Singh, whose body was recovered on the evening of May 30. On May 1, Singh had told police that...
  • Assam Rifles deny charges of extra-judicial killings 01-06-2013 05:21 AM

    Shillong: Assam Rifles Director General Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday denied that his troopers were involved in any extra-judicial killing during their counter-insurgency operations in India's northeastern states. "It is not true that Assam Rifles is indulging in extra-judicial killings," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the 'Go...
  • Jammu: Rashtriya Rifles personnel kills colleague 28-05-2013 10:27 AM

    Jammu: A Rashtriya Rifles personnel killed his colleague following an argument on early Monday morning. The incident happened at 5 am on Monday morning at Kallaar, Rajouri, Jammu. This is the second such incident in the state in 10 days. Earlier an SSP had killed his colleague and injured two...
  • Abhinav Bindra's name recommended for Bharat Ratna 13-05-2013 06:27 PM

    New Delhi: The only Indian to win an individual gold medal in Olympics, shooter Abhinav Bindra, has been recommended for the Bharat Ratna - the country's highest civilian honour - by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI). On August 11, 2008, the 30-year-old reserved marksman from Zirakpur, Punjab scripted...
  • Two Assam Rifles personnel injured in IED explosion 29-04-2013 02:27 PM

    Imphal: Two Assam Rifles personnel were injured when three Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), planted at a roadside by militants, exploded at interior Yairipok area in Imphal East district of Manipur, police said on Monday . The three IEDs exploded simultaneously by using remote-controlled device when personnel of 40th Assam Rifles...
  • US: 6-year-old boy dies after being shot by a 4-year-old 10-04-2013 12:06 PM

    Washington: A six-year-old boy has died in the US after being accidentally shot in head by his four-year-old neighbour while they were playing. Brandon was playing with the four-year-old at his Toms River home in New Jersey on Monday evening when the latter left the yard and went inside. "The...
  • Raninder Singh re-elected NRAI president 06-04-2013 03:20 PM

    New Delhi: Raninder Singh was on Saturday re-elected unopposed as the president of the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) for a four-year term. This is Raninder's second term in office. He was first elected president of the NRAI in December 2010 when he defeated Shyam Singh Yadav by a...