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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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Amitabh Bachchan was a comic book Superman 40 years ago. In a tight, pink costume

Created by Pammi Bakshi and Gulzar, Amitabh Bachchan comics cost Rs 4 each 40 years ago. Today, they are a hot collectors' item costing $199 on eBay.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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