Monday, 3 October, 2022
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Topic: Paramilitary forces

Dhaka summons envoy after US imposes sanctions on paramilitary RAB, citing rights abuses

The US Friday sanctioned seven former and current senior officials of Bangladesh’s Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), including national police chief Benazir Ahmed.

Bhutan’s exports hit by ‘extortion racket’ of Bengal journalists, SSB officers, police probe on

Bhutan hasn’t taken up the matter officially with India, but officials say extortion is common at border posts like Jaigaon, and has become more common since Covid lockdowns.

Over 81,000 paramilitary officers voluntarily retired, 16,000 resigned since 2011: MHA data

The MHA data pertains to six paramilitary forces namely the CRPF, BSF, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal, Central Industrial Security Force and Assam Rifles.

Govt to send 25 doctors, 75 paramedics from central police forces to Ahmedabad Covid facility

Gujarat reported 8,920 fresh coronavirus cases Friday, taking the state's tally to 3,84,688, while a record 94 patients died due to the infection.

ITBP broke myth of some countries having powerful armies, says Union Minister Kishan Reddy

Without naming China, the MoS for Home said during the developments in the past few months, the ITBP has broken the myth that armies of some countries had about themselves.

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%.

Police & paramilitary personnel bag more ‘Chakra’ gallantry awards than the military

The ongoing India-China stand-off in Ladakh hasn’t been considered for gallantry awards yet, but could be for the next round, ahead of Republic Day 2021.

Special Forces meant to do ops like surgical strikes. They’re called ‘special’ for a reason

India’s Special Forces are equipped reasonably, but not with the latest technology. It is time we provided them the latest and the best that’s available.

Paramilitary forces suspend movement of personnel till 5 April in wake of coronavirus

Union home ministry has asked all the forces to ensure that no one travels for routine duties, goes on leave or comes back from leave to join duty till 5 April.

Drones, paramilitary deployed across UP to step up security ahead of Friday prayers

UP has witnessed violent protests across the state against the amended citizenship law. The govt has imposed an internet ban in several regions.

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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.


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.