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Bihar gets 3 more RAF companies, new headquarters to come up in Vaishali

  • It will take at least three years to develop the required infrastructure to create RAF headquarters on the land allocated to the CRPF.
The CRPF regularly launches joint operations against Left wing extremism in the state.(PTI file photo)
The CRPF regularly launches joint operations against Left wing extremism in the state.(PTI file photo)
Published on Mar 11, 2021 01:17 PM IST
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By Avinash Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Patna

1 killed,5 injured as Rajasthan stir over exam intensifies

On Thursday, hundreds of protesting ST candidates of Rajasthan Teacher Eligibility Test 2018 (REET) blocked national highway-8 in Dungarpur before setting vehicles on fire and injuring several policemen.
n Thursday, hundreds of protesting ST candidates blocked national highway-8 in Dungarpur.(HT Photo)
n Thursday, hundreds of protesting ST candidates blocked national highway-8 in Dungarpur.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 27, 2020 12:25 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur/ Udaipur | By HT Correspondent

Tension grips Delhi’s Kanjhawala after 23-yr-old man lynched, 1 injured

Police and Rapid Action Force (RAF) personnel have been deployed in the neighbourhood even as senior police officers said the situation was under control and that efforts were being made to involve influential voices in the local communities to rein in mischief-mongers.
Rapid Action Force personnel screen commuters for identity cards at the entrance to Sawada village.
Rapid Action Force personnel screen commuters for identity cards at the entrance to Sawada village.
Updated on Sep 24, 2020 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shiv Sunny

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

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.
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)
Updated on Aug 22, 2020 03:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Anti-CAA protests turn violent in UP’s Aligarh, internet suspended till midnight

There were also reports of firing and burning of vehicles as violence spread to other areas of the city.
Amid stone pelting, the van of the Rapid Action Force was damaged and police barricades were set on fire.(HINDUSTAN PHOTO.)
Amid stone pelting, the van of the Rapid Action Force was damaged and police barricades were set on fire.(HINDUSTAN PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 07:37 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent

Arvind Kejriwal condemns Gargi College incident, seeks harsh punishment

On Monday, students of the all-women Gargi College held a protest against the alleged molestation of girls by a group of unidentified men who had gatecrashed the college’s cultural festival. The students have demanded strict action against the intruders.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after casting his vote during the Delhi Assembly election at Civil Lines in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal after casting his vote during the Delhi Assembly election at Civil Lines in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 04:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Don’t just criticise the police. They’re constrained

Their use of excessive force is deplorable. But they are poorly trained, inadequately equipped and over-deployed
Winning public support is essential to transform the police(PTI)
Winning public support is essential to transform the police(PTI)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 08:03 PM IST
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By Jayanto N Choudhury

Repolling in one booth in Jharkhand’s Sesai seat on Monday

The repolling was ordered by the Election Commission of India upon recommendation of Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer Vinay Kumar Choubey, an Election Commission release said here on Sunday.
Repolling will be held in booth number 36 in Sesai assembly constituency on Monday(PTI)
Repolling will be held in booth number 36 in Sesai assembly constituency on Monday(PTI)
Updated on Dec 09, 2019 07:33 AM IST
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Ranchi | By Press Trust of India

Article 370 move a true tribute to jawans, will bring peace in Jammu and Kashmir: Amit Shah

Addressing the 27th Raising Day of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) in Ahmedabad, Shah said the move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will bring “permanent peace” in the state.
Congratulating PM Modi for the “bold step”, Shah said he would like to “ensure” the people of Kashmir that the state will now tread the path of development and peace.(PTI image)
Congratulating PM Modi for the “bold step”, Shah said he would like to “ensure” the people of Kashmir that the state will now tread the path of development and peace.(PTI image)
Updated on Sep 30, 2019 05:21 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent

Now, AMU rusticates former secretary of students’ union

Both these students were arrested and sent to jail on Thursday after being booked by the Civil Lines police for staging protest and creating unrest on the campus.
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) rusticated former secretary of the varsity’s students’ union (AMUSU) Huzaifa Aamir for a period of five years on grounds of indiscipline.
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) rusticated former secretary of the varsity’s students’ union (AMUSU) Huzaifa Aamir for a period of five years on grounds of indiscipline.
Updated on Aug 03, 2019 07:43 PM IST
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Aligarh | By HT Correspondent

Uneasy calm on AMU campus day after 4 student leaders arrested for allegedly creating unrest

While the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and police personnel remained deployed, six of the schools run by the AMU here remained closed. However, classes of the university went off smoothly.
Uneasy calm prevailed on the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus on Friday a day after four student leaders were arrested for allegedly creating unrest on the campus.(PTI)
Uneasy calm prevailed on the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus on Friday a day after four student leaders were arrested for allegedly creating unrest on the campus.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 02, 2019 08:16 PM IST
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Aligarh | By HT Correspondent

Unrest on AMU campus after protests by students

The former president, vice-president, secretary of the AMU students’ Union (AMUSU) and a cabinet member were arrested on Thursday by cops deployed on the campus and taken to the Civil Lines police station of Aligarh.
he AMU administration had on Wednesday rusticated former vice- president of AMUSU Hamza Sufiyan for five years after he was suspended from rolls of university for repeated acts of indiscipline.(HT Photo)
he AMU administration had on Wednesday rusticated former vice- president of AMUSU Hamza Sufiyan for five years after he was suspended from rolls of university for repeated acts of indiscipline.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 01, 2019 10:00 PM IST
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Aligarh | By HT Correspondent

2 killed in clashes in Bengal’s Bhatpara, BJP blames Trinamool

The two groups attacked each other with crude bombs and fire arms. The police had to resort to firing to control the situation.
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee convened an urgent meeting to discuss the situation in Bhatpara.(ANI)
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee convened an urgent meeting to discuss the situation in Bhatpara.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 04:11 PM IST
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Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Aligarh remains on edge over 3-year-old’s murder

The girl’s mutilated body was recovered from a garbage dump after she was abducted over a monetary dispute days earlier. Four accused in the case have been arrested.
The security was beefed in the town after a message about “Tappal chalo [move to Tappal]” for a “mahapanchayat [big gathering]” to seek justice for the girl went viral on social media on Sunday.(HT Photo)
The security was beefed in the town after a message about “Tappal chalo [move to Tappal]” for a “mahapanchayat [big gathering]” to seek justice for the girl went viral on social media on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 09, 2019 11:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi

Six companies of central forces to keep vigil in Amritsar on Operation Blue Star anniversary

The Amritsar commissionerate police have called six companies of paramilitary forces to maintain law and order.
Punjab police personnel are put on patrol outside the Golden Temple ahead of the 35th anniversary of Operation Blue Star in Amritsar on Wednesday.(HT File Photo)
Punjab police personnel are put on patrol outside the Golden Temple ahead of the 35th anniversary of Operation Blue Star in Amritsar on Wednesday.(HT File Photo)
Updated on May 31, 2019 07:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma

Lok Sabha election 2019: Police fire tear gas shells, baton charge agitators in Darjeeling

Known for its tea and Unesco World Heritage site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Darjeeling is voting on Thursday in the second of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election 2019.
Agitators, who were blocking National Highway 31, also hurled crude bombs at the personnel of the local police and Rapid Action Force, officials said.(PTI FILE)
Agitators, who were blocking National Highway 31, also hurled crude bombs at the personnel of the local police and Rapid Action Force, officials said.(PTI FILE)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 12:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Allahabad University hostels raided, crude bombs and raw material recovered

The Allahabad High Court had taken cognisance of the recent spurt in crimes in the district and expressed concern over the violence at Allahabad University and its hostels.
Police breaking locks of rooms at a hostel of the Allahabad University.(HT Photo)
Police breaking locks of rooms at a hostel of the Allahabad University.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2019 10:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent, Prayagraj

Protesters clash with police at Amritsar train accident site

Apart from cancelling 27 trains, the railways also diverted many others to Tarn Taran and Beas to continue their onward journeys while others were short terminated at Jalandhar.
People protest after the Amritsar train accident on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
People protest after the Amritsar train accident on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent

Locals continue sit-in protest at Amritsar train accident site

Locals had started protesting on Saturday, raising slogans against the state government and demanding action against the train’s driver, a day after the accident in Amritsar. Police said locals are sitting on railway tracks and do not want to leave.
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who visited the accident site on Saturday, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.(HT Photo)
Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh, who visited the accident site on Saturday, has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2018 10:46 AM IST
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Amritsar | By Press Trust of India

7 students booked for attack, Punjabi University shut for two days

With the weekend thereafter, the university will reopen on October 15.
DSO activists holding a protest in front of the V-C office in Patiala on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
DSO activists holding a protest in front of the V-C office in Patiala on Wednesday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 11, 2018 09:31 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Navrajdeep Singh

Kashmir is ours, no power can snatch it from us: Rajnath Singh

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh lauded the CRPF’s attempt in maintaining a balance while dealing with Kashmiri people and militants.
Union Home minister Rajnath Singh was speaking on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Rapid Action Force (RAF), a specialised wing of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).(File Photo)
Union Home minister Rajnath Singh was speaking on the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Rapid Action Force (RAF), a specialised wing of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).(File Photo)
Published on Oct 07, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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Lucknow | By Indo Asian News Service

Residents wary of RAF movement in communally sensitive Haldwani

The movement of the battalion comes after Haldwani town has been attached with the Meerut zone of the RAF.
Talking to HT, RAF battalion commander Shailendra Kumar said that a team of 60 RAF personnel will conduct a flag march in all police station areas of Haldwani with focus on communally sensitive areas.(HT PHOTO)
Talking to HT, RAF battalion commander Shailendra Kumar said that a team of 60 RAF personnel will conduct a flag march in all police station areas of Haldwani with focus on communally sensitive areas.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 10:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Haldwani | By Abhinav Madhwal

Chilli bombs to tear gas, CRPF looks at alternatives to pellet guns in Kashmir

Officials say much-maligned pellet guns will give way to chilli bombs and ‘soft-nosed’ tear gas shells to avoid collateral losses during paramilitary action. CRPF personnel in the Valley, however, seem to have reservations about the new plan.
Many across the Valley, including girl students, took to pelting security personnel with stones after the encounter killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in 2016.(PTI File)
Many across the Valley, including girl students, took to pelting security personnel with stones after the encounter killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in 2016.(PTI File)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Azaan Javaid

Bharat Bandh observed in parts, law and order prevails

The nationwide strike against caste-based reservations in education and jobs evoked a mixed response in Rajasthan and was observed in some parts of the state on Tuesday
A man carrying goods passes by the Rapid Action Force personnel on duty during ‘Bharat Bandh’ in Jaipur on Tuesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT)
A man carrying goods passes by the Rapid Action Force personnel on duty during ‘Bharat Bandh’ in Jaipur on Tuesday.(Himanshu Vyas/HT)
Updated on Apr 10, 2018 10:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

Government deploys 1,500 anti-riot personnel to quell clashes during Bharat Bandh

Eight companies of the Rapid Action Force were sent to Uttar Pradesh, four were dispatched to Madhya Pradesh and three to Rajasthan. Two companies of BSF were deployed in Punjab to assist local administrators to help maintain law and order.
Police personnel try to disperse the protesters who were trying to block the Delhi-Gurugram expressway near Rajiv Chowk during Bharat Bandh call in Gurugram on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Police personnel try to disperse the protesters who were trying to block the Delhi-Gurugram expressway near Rajiv Chowk during Bharat Bandh call in Gurugram on Monday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 03, 2018 12:03 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Communal flare-up in Bihar engulfs 7 districts, two groups clash in Munger

Police said Munger became the latest addition to the list of troubled districts after violence broke out over a controversial song being played and inflammatory slogans shouted at an immersion procession of Chaiti Durga.
The Bihar government deployed paramilitary and Rapid Action Force personnel to tackle the unrest that broke out during this year’s Ram Navami celebrations.(PTI File Photo)
The Bihar government deployed paramilitary and Rapid Action Force personnel to tackle the unrest that broke out during this year’s Ram Navami celebrations.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 28, 2018 11:45 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Avinash Kumar

West Bengal cabinet gives nod to fill around 10000 new posts

West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said the cabinet also approved to fill up posts for 5,300 constables, 800 sub-inspectors.
With the panchayat elections due later this year, the West Bengal cabinet on Friday gave its nod to fill around 10,000 new posts in various departments.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT file)
With the panchayat elections due later this year, the West Bengal cabinet on Friday gave its nod to fill around 10,000 new posts in various departments.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT file)
Updated on Mar 23, 2018 09:51 PM IST
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