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Topic: CAPF

Don’t give ITBP lead role at LAC, it will weaken local command. MHA-MoD turf war is hurting

Army has maintained control of the LAC since 1962. The ITBP, formed in 1962 to guard the Tibet border, has been at the frontline but under Delhi's remote command.

MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

The announcement comes amid widespread protests against the recently unveiled ‘Agnipath’ scheme for recruitment of soldiers in the armed forces on a short-term contractual basis.

35 lakh ‘Ayushman’ health cards given to CAPF personnel & their families: MoS Nityanand Rai

Union Minister Nityanand Rai said the beneficiaries of the scheme can avail cashless healthcare benefits at a chain of 24,000 hospitals across the country.

‘Neutral’ central force to be deployed along Assam-Mizoram border, says home ministry

Assam and Mizoram governments have agreed to withdraw their respective state police and CAPF will take over the responsibility of the inter-state border.

Another 71 CAPF companies sent to West Bengal amid poll-related violence

Till now, a total of 1,000 companies were earmarked for the conduct of elections in the state that has 294 assembly seats.

5 months since Amit Shah’s ‘Made in India’ push, CAPF canteens yet to go full swadeshi 

Union Home Minister Amit Shah had announced that CAPF canteens will only sell swadeshi goods amid a push by Modi government to make India self-reliant.

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.

CRPF officer booked for ‘making fake RSS Twitter handle, using it for IPS parity campaign’

The CRPF officer has denied allegations of impersonation. The controversy comes amid a longstanding campaign among CAPFs to seek parity with IPS officers.

Govt transfers CRPF officer behind list of ‘swadeshi’ items removed from CAPF canteens

The CRPF officer had issued an order junking more than 1,000 products by firms such as Dabur, VIP, Nestle from CAPF canteens. The order was later put on hold.

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Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

Naval Group & IIT Goa signing agreement to extend partnership on 28 September | Twitter @navalgroup

France’s Naval Group, IIT Goa extend R&D deal for underwater surveillance, submarine imaging

Agreement will act as catalyst for improving analysis of data collected by underwater sensors through application of neural systems & AI.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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