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BPRD says police personnel should not post messages that may be prejudicial to court proceedings, abusive, defamatory, harmful, obscene, racially offensive, sexually offensive, and unlawful.

Value criticism, don’t spread rumours or argue with users: Centre to police

By Neeraj Chauhan, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 06:10 AM IST
  • The policy, prepared by ministry of home affairs’ police think-tank – Bureau of Police Research and Development, and shared with all the states last month, encourages use of social media by the police officers to reach a broad audience and spread the word about department’s work
This is the first time that transgender persons have been inducted into the state police force, a senior government official claimed.(cgpolice.gov.in)
This is the first time that transgender persons have been inducted into the state police force, a senior government official claimed.(cgpolice.gov.in)

Chhattisgarh Police recruit 13 transgenders as constables

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:08 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Police have recruited 13 transgender persons as constables, in an effort to boost the confidence of people from the community and change the society's perception towards them.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

‘5.31 lakh posts in state police forces, 1.27 lakh in CAPFs lying vacant’

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 07:04 PM IST
Releasing different aspects of policing in the country as on January 1, 2020, the BPR&D also said a total of 1,19,069 police personnel were recruited in 2019 in various police forces across India.
Brinder Deol is in the centre of the top row.(SCOTLAND YARD)
Brinder Deol is in the centre of the top row.(SCOTLAND YARD)

Scotland Yard award for Brinder Deol, a Punjab-origin constable

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 12:16 AM IST
A ceremony, held virtually, recognised the work of police personnel across London, including daring rescues, securing conviction in rape cases and investigating the Salisbury Novichok poisonings
Police officials look for clues at the spot where Gurlal Brar, an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was shot dead in the early hours of October 11 in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Police officials look for clues at the spot where Gurlal Brar, an aide of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi was shot dead in the early hours of October 11 in Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Urgent action required to weed out gangsters from Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 11:37 PM IST
Strict supervision of incarcerated gangsters; disrupting communication channels with their members, intensified border controls to check entry of weapons; improved neighbourhood watch systems; stringent checks before issuing arms licences are among the many steps suggested by readers to control crime
NGOs were roped in to help the police survey 22,000 children, 3,000 of whom from six peripheral areas were identified as high-risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
NGOs were roped in to help the police survey 22,000 children, 3,000 of whom from six peripheral areas were identified as high-risk.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

HT Chandigarh Our Take: Why we need to act now to save juvenile delinquents

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The fact that 209 juveniles were arrested last year is a telling commentary on the negative influences on youngsters today
From hockey stick to an AK-47 rifle: Sardar Singh gets set for his new role.(Sourced)
From hockey stick to an AK-47 rifle: Sardar Singh gets set for his new role.(Sourced)

Netting criminals, not goals: Former hockey skipper gets set for new innings, but Covid holds him up

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Saurabh Duggal
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Sports star self isolating after contracting Covid-19 can’t wait to get back to ‘fascinating’ training in weapons handling and investigations at the Madhuban Police Academy
Better equipment, skills and on-the-job training and salaries to match makes for an efficient police force.(HT Photo)
Better equipment, skills and on-the-job training and salaries to match makes for an efficient police force.(HT Photo)

HT Chandigarh Readers’ Take: Equip police with high-tech gear, give them better pay, training

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Chandigarh police personnel need to be equipped with the latest crime-fighting technology; given reasonable working hours; better salaries, improved skills/academic training in public dealing and the ability to take challenges head-on, say readers
Protesters from Jhajjar’s Dighal village blocking the highway connecting Rohtak and Rewari on Wednesday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Protesters from Jhajjar’s Dighal village blocking the highway connecting Rohtak and Rewari on Wednesday.(Manoj Dhaka/HT)

Banker murder case: Villagers block highway in Jhajjar, seek CBI probe

By HT Correspondent, Rohtak
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 01:34 AM IST
The agitators pitched tents on the highway near their village around 9am and hadn’t lifted the protest till the filing this report.
The retired policeman was walking along Shivaji road with his friend on Tuesday at 11 pm when the men on a motorbike tried to snatch his phone. As he resisted, the two attacked him with blades, according to his complaint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto for representation only)
The retired policeman was walking along Shivaji road with his friend on Tuesday at 11 pm when the men on a motorbike tried to snatch his phone. As he resisted, the two attacked him with blades, according to his complaint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto for representation only)

Retired policeman attacked for resisting phone-snatching, two booked

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The retired police assistant sub-inspector has been identified as Prakash Jaikumar Kurale (58), a resident of Swargate police lines. He retired from the police force in May.
The government has already requested sarwajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals to keep the ganesh idols height four feet and domestic Ganesha to be under two feet.(PTI)
The government has already requested sarwajanik Ganeshotsav Mandals to keep the ganesh idols height four feet and domestic Ganesha to be under two feet.(PTI)

Mumbai Police gears up for Ganesh Chaturthi; tightens security across city

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 03:25 PM IST
As Moharram is also coinciding with Ganeshotsav, the Mumbai Police has accordingly made security arrangements and would deploy heavy security bandobast at communally sensitive pockets, the police said.
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2 UT traffic policemen dismissed for accepting 500 bribe

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Shailee Dogra, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Stopped Jammu resident for jumping traffic lights, demanded and accepted money from him. Both suspended in August last year after complaint on Twitter, enquiry officer gets pulled up
Soccer Football - Championship - Bristol City v Aston Villa - Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, Britain - September 28, 2018 Bristol City's Famara Diedhiou reacts Action Images/Peter Cziborra/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - Championship - Bristol City v Aston Villa - Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol, Britain - September 28, 2018 Bristol City's Famara Diedhiou reacts Action Images/Peter Cziborra/Files(REUTERS)

Diedhiou racially abused over penalty miss in English soccer

BRISTOL | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 06:12 PM IST
The police force covering Bristol in southwest England said it had asked Twitter to remove the post and further information on the offender.
An illegal hoarding at Kharar, Mohali. The hoardings are being sold to advertisers for an estimated Rs 60,000 per month, causing huge losses to the government exchequer.(HT Photo)
An illegal hoarding at Kharar, Mohali. The hoardings are being sold to advertisers for an estimated Rs 60,000 per month, causing huge losses to the government exchequer.(HT Photo)

MC Kharar drive to remove illegal hoardings on July 20

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By Hillary Victor, Mohali
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:40 AM IST
The MC is losing lakhs of rupees in advertising revenues because of the hoardings installed illegally, with housing societies the main offenders.
Actor Ranvir Shorey shot for a series called Metro Park: Quarantine Edition, at home.
Actor Ranvir Shorey shot for a series called Metro Park: Quarantine Edition, at home.

Ranvir Shorey: After a couple of months, the feeling of being ‘locked in’ got to even a homebody like me

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Actor Ranvir Shorey says that though he is someone who prefers to be at home anyway and is not social, the lockdown period does take a toll. There are psychological effects, apart from the grocery planning one has to do.
More than 100 CRPF troopers in Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)
More than 100 CRPF troopers in Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19.(PTI)

MHA orders ‘second line of defence’ for police as Covid-19 cases rise

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Neeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 06:35 PM IST
The Hiem Ministry’s order came after many central police forces have reported Covid-19 cases with the CRPF being the worst hit by the pandemic.
The Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Nizamuddin had emerged as a Covid-19 hot spot.
The Tablighi Jamaat headquarters in Nizamuddin had emerged as a Covid-19 hot spot.

Over 16k visited Tablighi Jamaat markaz in Delhi from March 13-24

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:43 AM IST
The mid-level police officer, who did not wish to be named, said the exercise involved contact tracing using cell phone data and physical verification of those who had been to the markaz (headquarters).
A war room is a concept of managing an exigency under a central command.(HT PHOTO)
A war room is a concept of managing an exigency under a central command.(HT PHOTO)

PCMC’s tech-driven Covid-19 ‘war room’ gives updates at a glance

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namita Shibad
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 04:32 PM IST
The goal of the war room is to integrate human interface with data and technology with intelligence to plan strategically
The Pune Police in association with 160 non-government organisation (NGO’s) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has set up a central kitchen to cook food for at least 40,000 people in the city.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)
The Pune Police in association with 160 non-government organisation (NGO’s) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has set up a central kitchen to cook food for at least 40,000 people in the city.(Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

Pune police tie up with NGO’s to set up central kitchen to feed needy

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Prachi Bari
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 05:19 PM IST
According to police, this move will help the NGO’s to distribute food to the needy without the hassles of volunteers running from pillar to posts during the time of lockdown
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Punjab-origin UK ex-cop fined for drunk-driving

Hindustan Times, London | By HT Correspondent, London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2020 10:07 PM IST
Has been fined £550 and disqualified from driving for 16 months.
The police failed people of both religions. But the ineptitude or callousness was compounded by reports of communal bias when it came to police action in Muslim neighbourhoods(REUTERS)
The police failed people of both religions. But the ineptitude or callousness was compounded by reports of communal bias when it came to police action in Muslim neighbourhoods(REUTERS)

Delhi riots: How India has failed its riot victims. Twice over, writes Barkha Dutt

UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 06:37 PM IST
No politician, from those in power to Opposition leaders, has reached out to the victims of the riot.
The district administration demolished 12 of the 83 illegal structures falling within the 100-metre radius of the boundary wall of the air force station in Bhabat village of Zirakpur on Thursday.(Sushil Prajapati/HT)
The district administration demolished 12 of the 83 illegal structures falling within the 100-metre radius of the boundary wall of the air force station in Bhabat village of Zirakpur on Thursday.(Sushil Prajapati/HT)

12 illegal structures near airport bulldozed in Zirakpur

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2020 01:08 AM IST
Shops within 100 metres of boundary wall of air force station to be razed next, residences last
Police in Chhattisgarh have arrested three women, who taught in a school allegedly run by Maoists in Narayanpur district(HT Photo)
Police in Chhattisgarh have arrested three women, who taught in a school allegedly run by Maoists in Narayanpur district(HT Photo)

Chhattisgarh police arrest 3 of Maoist-run school, deny charges of atrocity

Hindustan Times, Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2020 03:53 PM IST
The incident happened on February 4 in Markedbeda village and came to light when the villagers lodged a complaint against the members of the District Reserve Guards (DRG), a police force comprising surrendered Maoists and locals from the rebel dominated areas of the state.
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Dhadrianwale’s 3-day discourse concludes amid protests in Sangrur

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By HT Correspondent, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:13 PM IST
How should the police tackle protests in metros, under the constant gaze and scrutiny of the media and public?(ANI)
How should the police tackle protests in metros, under the constant gaze and scrutiny of the media and public?(ANI)

India’s police force is under stress

By Yashovardhan Azad
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 07:31 PM IST
It has been unable to cope with new challenges to public order. Autonomy is the only way out
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Dhadrianwale’s 3-day sermon starts amid opposition by Sikh organisations

Hindustan Times, Sangrur | By Avtar Singh, Sangrur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 09:53 PM IST
Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday released the ‘Data on Police Organisations as on January 1, 2019.(PTI Photo)
Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday released the ‘Data on Police Organisations as on January 1, 2019.(PTI Photo)

Over 5 lakh police posts vacant, less than 9% women in force: Government Data

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 02:11 PM IST
According to the data, the strength of women in police force was 1,85,696, that is 8.98 per cent of the total force.
Women battalion.(HT File)
Women battalion.(HT File)

J-K Police Recruitment: 21000 women turn up for 1300 posts in Doda

Doda (Jammu and Kashmir) | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Braving the cold weather and rain, local women thronged in large numbers for Jammu province and Kashmir province women battalion recruitment.
Stanford created a manifesto of values that required officers to treat every client with dignity, including those arrested(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Stanford created a manifesto of values that required officers to treat every client with dignity, including those arrested(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

A model for dealing with dissent in universities | Opinion

By Somik Raha
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 08:19 PM IST
Four decades ago, Stanford came up with a set of guidelines to deal with protests. It was transformative
The structures designed to protect the academic institution have turned against its community of students and teachers(ANI)
The structures designed to protect the academic institution have turned against its community of students and teachers(ANI)

JNU: The attack and the resistance

By Atul Sood and Udaya Kumar
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 08:38 PM IST
As violent physical force was unleashed, students rose to forge our democratic future
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