AS Gill takes over as director general CRPF
AS Gill, a 1972-batch of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of Rajasthan cadre, Saturday took over as the director general of the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) following the retirement of his predecessor VK Joshi.
Gill after taking charge at the CRPF headquarters here said Maoist insurgency was the biggest challenge and the force was doing excellent job to deal with the menace.
He said his welfare of force personnel would be his priority.
CRPF, the world's largest paramilitary force, has 203 battalions and is the main striking force against the insurgents in the northeast, Jammu and Kashmir and Maoists affected areas.
Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde rushed to check on a woman constable from Thane Police Commissionerate who fell unconscious while on duty outside the Thane Collector office on Wednesday. Shinde, who saw the woman fainting, immediately stopped, offered her water, chair and asked his team to admit her in a hospital. When the CM was heading out after the meeting, there was a huge crowd outside the conference hall.
A communal clash that broke out in Karnataka's Kerur was due to 'personal issues' between the two sides, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Thursday, a day after violence erupted in the town over alleged eve-teasing. The situation in Kerur continues to be tense, and a total of 18 people – from both the Hindu and Muslim communities – have been arrested.
In a tragic incident, three people working in a chowmein factory in Gajapati district of Odisha died of asphyxiation on Wednesday night after they went to sleep while keeping the chowmein dryer machine turned on. Police officials in Gajapati said the three workers in the chowmein factory at Narayan Nagar of Mohana area had gone to sleep after putting the soggy chowmein noodles to dry in the chowmein dryer machine.
The Hebbal flyover in Bengaluru - known for its traffic congestion - has finally been picked up by city authorities, who have come out with a fresh set of rules. The advisory was announced by the Bangalore Traffic Police. The same goes for vehicles coming from KR Puram, Road and Tumakuru Road. Vehicles traveling on the airport road flyover can join the Hebbal flyover as usual.
Looking dapper in a mustard kurta-pyjama and Nehru jacket with a matching golden yellow turban, Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann was all smiles as Aam Aadmi Party leaders Arvind Kejriwal and MP Raghav Chadha arrived to attend his wedding to Dr Gurpreet Kaur at a private ceremony at his official residence in Chandigarh on Thursday morning. A van carrying Guru Granth Sahib arrived around 10am amid tight security around the chief minister's residence.