Chief Election Commissioner of India Sunil Arora on January 22 had a meeting with representatives of political parties on upcoming Assembly Elections in West Bengal. He said that most of the political parties showed concerns of the law and order situation during the election. The political parties also requested for deployment of optimal CRPF forces for the peaceful elections.
On sexual harassment charges filed by woman officer against Arjuna awardee Khajan Singh and coach S Singh, CRPF DG AP Maheshwari said, "The FIR has been registered with Delhi Police. We have set up an Empowered Committee as envisaged under Supreme Court guidelines after Vishakha judgment. The committee is headed by Charu Sinha, IG Srinagar...That lady hasn't come to us with any complaints of threats. I have gone to camps talking to women personnel. We still don't know exact facts. Law will take its course."
The CRPF is mulling induction of women personnel in its specialized jungle warfare commando force CoBRA, force chief A P Maheshwari said on Thursday. Ten Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA) units with over 12,000 personnel were raised under the CRPF in 2009 for undertaking intelligence-based jungle warfare operations. "We are favorably considering inducting women in the CoBRA," Maheshwari said. The majority of CoBRA teams are deployed in various Naxal violence affected states and a few are based in the northeastern states under counter-insurgency operations. Troops inducted in CoBRA units have to meet tough mental and physical parameters. Watch the full video for more details.
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Wreath laying ceremony of Constable Mritunjoy Chutia was held in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar on December 25. He lost his life after suffering injuries during a grenade attack by terrorists on Dec 23 (Wednesday) in Ganderbal. Several senior officers were present to pay their last tribute to the slain solider.
Personnel of the Indian Army carried out a controlled explosion in Jammu and Kashmir on January 10. An improvised explosive device (IED) was neutralised by the Army's bomb squad in the Mendhar area of Poonch. Meanwhile, in Pampore, security forces uncovered an alleged terror hideout in a house's cowshed. AK-47 ammunition, and literature connected to Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba were reportedly recovered from the hideout. Watch the full video for more.
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The youths of Jammu and Kashmir are touching new heights and making the Union Territory proud. A youth from Pampore has achieved the success in the field of literature. This engineering student from Pampore has compiled two books, one of the books fetched him Global Readers Choice Awards 2020. Saraf Ali Bhat wrote two books: 'Smile Worth a Billion Poems' and 'Triggered Sorrows' of which 'Triggered Sorrows got the prestigious award. From calligraphy to painting, the youths of Kashmir are making the valley and the country proud. This is for the first time any young writer from Pampore has earned laurels globally in field of literature.
To promote the young budding players in Kashmir Valley, a state-level Taekwondo kids' championship was organized in Srinagar on 22-23 January. The championship was organized by a local NGO, Sunrise in Kashmir. The championship was organized in association with the sports council of Jammu and Kashmir to promote Taekwondo in the valley and attract children in sports activities. The motive of this championship was to engage kids in games so that they can make their career and stay away from other bad activities as schools are closed in valley due to winter break. Around 250 athletes from across the districts participated in the championship.
The Plaster of Paris (POP) statue of Lord Ram has been installed at BJP headquarters in Lucknow on January 22. The statue was installed in the presence of BJP national president JP Nadda, CM Yogi Adityanath.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated projects and schemes of transport department on January 21 in Lucknow. Schemes worth more than Rs 55 crores have been inaugurated, as the Road Safety Month commenced today. At the inaugural function of the 'Road Safety Month', CM Yogi Adityanath administered the oath of road safety and flagged off the car rally. With an aim to reduce road accidents, month-long awareness campaign will end on February 20.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated Rewari-Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) to the nation. He inaugurated the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar section of WDFC through video-conferencing. PM Modi also flagged off the world's first double-stack long-haul container train. The 1.5-km-long train is hauled by electric traction from New Ateli-New Kishangarh. "This project is being seen as a game changer for india in the 21st century. After 5-6 years of hard work, today a big portion of it (project) has become a reality," the prime minister said. Piyush Goyal, Ashok Gehlot, Manohar Lal Khattar, Kalraj Mishra were also present at the event. The New Rewari-New Madar section of the WDFC is situated in Haryana and Rajasthan.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 306-km New Rewari-New Madar section of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor (WDFC) virtually on January 07. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot and Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar were also present. During the event, PM also flagged off Double Stack Long Haul (1.5 km in length) container train run.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Congress leader Sachin Pilot on January 03 joined the protest organised by state Congress against farm laws at Shaheed Smarak in Jaipur. They showed solidarity with the protesting farmers agitating in and around the national capital for more than a month. Farmers, mainly from Haryana and Punjab, are sitting at Delhi borders against Centre's newly enacted farm laws.
Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Manoj Sinha on January 20 appealed to beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated by COVID-19 vaccines, amid apprehensions of their efficacy. "There is a need to spread awareness about the vaccine...Both the COVID-19 vaccines were given emergency use approval only after scientists were convinced of their safety. I appeal to all beneficiaries to get themselves vaccinated," said LG Manoj Sinha. COVID-19 vaccination drive was roll out on January 16 across the country.
Indian Army organised Jammu and Kashmir's biggest talent hunt-cum-music concert show ''SHAURYA'' at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar on January 18. Famous Bollywood singer, Sukhwinder Singh performed live at SKICC in front of an enthralling gathering. On the occasion, senior officers of Army and a large number of music lovers were present. J and K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha also attended the event. Sinha also felicitated young achievers of Kashmir Valley who have performed well in different fields.
Jammu and Kashmir's Ganouri-Tanta village saw the light of an electric bulb for the first time on January 18, ending the decades of darkness from the lives of the villagers. Village is located in the far-flung area of Doda district. The electrification work of the village was taken up on the order of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, after a group of locals put forward the demand before him at the last "LG Mulaqaat" programme. LG asked the Doda district administration to ensure the electrification of the village within a month. To celebrate the historical moment with the villagers, District Development Council Dr Sagar D Doifode visited the village and formally declared it as electrified by lighting up a bulb amid huge rounds of applause by elated locals. DDC ensured that the progress of electrification work was monitored on a daily basis, while providing every logistic support to the JPDCL team associated with the task.
A tunnel was detected by Border Security Force (BSF) in Pansar area along International Border in Kathua, Jammu Kashmir. The security forces detected the tunnel under anti-tunneling campaign. According to Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF), Jammu NS Jamwal, "We had received inputs from intelligence agencies for a while that there was the possible existence of a tunnel in the Pansar area. Our unit detected this under anti-tunneling campaign." "Pakistan dug this tunnel from the zero-line. The tunnel is almost 140-150 metres long on the Indian side, as we have assessed till now. The tunnel is 2-3 feet wide in diameter."
Ahead of Republic Day, Kashmir IG Vijay Kumar said that they are fully prepared for the celebrations. He said, "Police officials have been instructed to ensure that people are not harassed during security checks in the run-up to Republic Day celebrations...Militants may try to cause some kind of disruption but we are fully prepared."
The wreath laying ceremony of police constable Mohd Altaf performed in Srinagar on October 07. He had lost his life in a terrorist attack on a BJP worker in Nunar area of JandK's Ganderbal on Oct 06...