Saturday, 29 January, 2022

Topic: CISF

IPS officer Sheel Vardhan Singh to head CISF, Atul Karwal appointed new NDRF chief

Singh currently holds the post of Special Director in the Intelligence Bureau and Karwal is the director at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad.

7 top central agencies are ‘headless’ and functioning under acting chiefs

Officers say a regular head brings administrative and disciplinary stability, is a must for smooth running and growth of these crucial agencies.

BJP tweets photo of injured CISF personnel, blame TMC workers, but police point to monkeys

BJP leaders Saumitra Khan and Abhijeet Singh Sangha tweet photo of the CISF official with a deep gash on his cheek, but injury has nothing to do with Trinamool Congress or West Bengal.

BJP & TMC play blame-game after 4 killed in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar during polling

PM Modi blamed Mamata Banerjee for instigating people against central forces while Banerjee said central forces were under Amit Shah, who was conspiring to kill people.

How CISF plans to absorb retired Army personnel into its ranks

CISF Tuesday invited applications from retired Army personnel below 50 years of age through an advertisement. A committee to select the candidates will be constituted by CISF.

2,000 ex-Armymen under 50 to be inducted into CISF as govt looks to ‘rehabilitate’ them

Appointments will be done on an experimental basis, in the ratio of 75:25 — 75% CISF personnel and 25% contractual — for different posts at selected units.

Civil Aviation Minister announces interim relief of Rs 10 lakh for AI plane crash victims

The Kerala govt also announced that it will be giving Rs 10 lakh compensation to the families of those who lost their lives in the crash.

CISF issues new social media rules, asks 1.62 lakh personnel to avoid criticising govt

The fresh guidelines issued by the Central Industrial Security Force on 31 July said violators and defaulters of these rules will face 'strict legal and disciplinary action'.

2 Indian High Commission staffers missing in Islamabad, MEA takes up matter with Pakistan

The two drivers from the CISF were on deputation with the Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

CISF to decide on transfers of officers above inspector level after 1 June, says DG Ranjan

The announcement comes a day after the CRPF issued surprise transfer orders to eight inspector general rank officers.

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Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.