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    Jammu and Kashmir: 2 guards injured in highway firing, says official

    Jammu: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper and a forest guard were injured on Wednesday in firing by militants on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Udhampur district, police said. Three militants travelling in a truck from Jammu to Srinagar opened fire at a checkpost near the Jhajar Kotli police station. The police have seized the truck and detained the driver and helper for questioning. They have also recovered an AK-47 rifle and

  • Cops disguised as stone pelters to catch real culprits

    SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police Friday adopted a fresh strategy of nabbing stone pelters by planting its men among them at historic Jama Masjid downtown to arrest the real culprits in action.

  • Identify and track, CRPF’s policy for Amarnath pilgrims

    Srinagar: After last year’s attack on an unescorted bus of Amarnath pilgrims, the CRPF has this year adopted an “identify and track policy” for vehicles ferrying devotees to the annual cave shrine pilgrimage in Kashmir Himalayas beginning on Thursday. To ensure identification, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), primarily responsible for the security of the pilgrims, in coordination with other state and Central agencies, has set up multiple Help Desks and Tourist Reception Centres

  • CRPF forms special motor cycle squad for Amarnath yatra

    Jammu: The CRPF has formed a special motorcycle squad as part of its efforts to ensure foolproof security during the annual Amarnath yatra, scheduled to start in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, an official spokesman said on Monday.

  • News Alert! One terrorist killed in encounter at Kupwara

    Jharkhand: CoBRA commando killed, policeman injured in encounter with naxals

    Ranchi: A CoBRA commando of the CRPF was killed and a policeman injured during an encounter with Naxals in Saraikela area of Jharkhand today, officials said. They said a gunbattle began early morning in the Dalbhaga-Arki area of the Saraikela-Kharsawan district at about 7 am when a joint team of the 209th battalion of the CoBRA (commando battalion for resolute action) and Jharkhand Police was out for operation.

  • Fresh violence in Shillong, Centre rushes more forces

    Shillong : The Army conducted flag marches on Monday after fresh outbreak of violence, including an attack by protesters on a CRPF camp on Sunst night, in the Meghalaya capital where authorities re-imposed curfew.

  • Naxalism a menace which is shrinking, says Rajnath Singh

    Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that Naxalism is a challenge and a menace which is now shrinking. “Naxalism is a challenge but I want to say that this menace is now shrinking and is losing ground. The casualties in Security Forces have declined,” Singh said while addressing the Passing Out Parade of 261 Bastariya Battalion in Ambikapur.

  • Jammu & Kashmir: CRPF jawan killed in encounter in Pulwama

    Srinagar: A CRPF jawan was killed and a civilian injured in a brief exchange of fire between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir,  police said today. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Chinar Bagh, Mohalla Takiya, in Pulwama late on Friday following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

  • Jammu and Kashmir: 3 CRPF personnel suspended after woman accuses one of them of raping her

    Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir): The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Monday suspended three of its personnel after a woman accused one of them of raping her. According to police authorities, the 24-year-old woman from Jammu and Kashmir alleged that she was pulled inside a camp by the trio, where one of them raped her and the others filmed the assault.

  • CRPF officer killed in gunfight with Maoists

    Raipur: An officer of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer was killed in a gunfight with the Maoists in a dense forest in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.