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LeT militants behind Monday attack on 2 CRPF personnel identified, says IGP Kashmir

Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar sought to assure people, saying there is no need to panic and ‘the situation is under control.’
Representational image of CRPF personnel in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

2 CRPF men killed, 3 injured in Pulwama militant attack

A massive cordon-and-search operation was launched around the site soon after the attack. However, the security forces haven’t been able to find the attackers.
Security personnel and villagers at a newly opened police camp in Narayanpur. | Photo: Special arrangement

Chhattisgarh set to have 8 new police camps in Naxal-hit districts amid ‘symbolic protests’

The police camps, part of the 15 the Chhattisgarh govt planned to set up this year, will come up in Dantewada, Kondagaon, Bijapur and Sukma districts. First 7 already functioning.
Representational image of CRPF personnel in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

Pakistan’s ‘shenanigans’ aren’t reducing, so CRPF seeks land for camps in 29 J&K locations

CRPF seeks to build permanent battalion camps in 9 locations in Jammu and 20 in Kashmir. Centre had directed J&K to expedite process.
Representational image for the Central Reserve Police Force | Photo: ANI

32,238 paramilitary personnel have contracted Covid-19 so far, says Centre

Among the infected personnel, the highest recovery rate was reported in CRPF at 84.4%, followed by BSF at 80.41% and CISF at 75.25%.
Security personnel at the site of the 14 February 2019 Pulwama attack, which killed 40 CRPF personnel | File photo | PTI

Be a suicide bomber — reward Jaish offered J&K man who identified Pulwama convoy as target 

Pakistan-based leadership of JeM wanted to reward Shakir Bashir as they were ‘impressed’ with the successful execution of Pulwama attack, audio notes accessed by NIA suggest. 
Representational image of troops standing guard at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir | Photo: ANI

3 militants, 1 civilian killed as search operation turns into encounter in J&K’s Batamaloo

Two CRPF personnel, including an officer, sustained injuries after militants opened fire during the search operation in Firdousabad locality.
Representational image for the Central Reserve Police Force | Photo: ANI

CRPF personnel in Jammu shoots dead wife before ending own life

According to police, the CRPF man shot dead his wife in a fit of rage and also injured her sister besides firing shots at his minor daughter, who escaped unhurt.
IPS officer Charu Sinha | Photo credit: CRPF

Charu Sinha, 1st woman IPS officer to serve as CRPF IG Srinagar, breaks barriers for men too

A 1996-batch IPS officer, Charu Sinha was deputed with CRPF in 2018. Her career has seen her tackle Naxalism, factional feuds & what appeared to be a mental health crisis in CRPF.
File image of the Pulwama terror attack | Photo: PTI

Blowing up CRPF convoy in Pulwama was not the original plan of Jaish operatives, NIA says

NIA investigation finds location of the Pulwama terror attack was ‘picked carefully’, infiltrators & RDX sneaked into India through Hiranagar-Samba sectors.

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RBI Governor Shakikanta Das speaks Friday | Photo: ANI

Future rate cuts depends on moderation in inflation, says RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das

The reconstituted Monetary Policy Committee, which met from 7 to 9 October, had decided to keep the benchmark lending rates unchanged in view of the hardening of retail inflation.

Defence

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Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.