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OP Singh to be UP police chief

Indian Police Service officer Om Prakash Singh is all set to become the Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh. He will succeed incumbent Sulkhan Singh, whose tenure ends on Sunday. Om Prakash Singh is presently posted as Director General of Central Industrial Security Force, which guards important industrial and nuclear installations, civil airports and metro, and has joined the force on September 26, 2016.Singh, a 1983-batch officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, who was serving as the Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), before being appointed to head the 1.48 lakh-strong force.Singh has held several positions of responsibility in UP and at the Centre. As chief of police at Lakhimpur Kheri, a Terai district bordering Nepal, he developed key competency of turnaround strategies to deal terrorism and successfully stamped out terrorist activities in 1992-93. As chief of police at Lucknow, he had then settled of long-standing Shia-Sunni disputes over religious processions, for which he was honoured by UP government in 1998.As Director General of National Disaster Response Force, he handled successfully major disasters like Jammu and Kashmir floods, Nepal earthquake, Cyclone Hudhud and Chennai Urban floods and meticulously galvanised his response teams to carry out rescue operations saving lives of thousands of distressed and marooned victims.During Nepal earthquake in 2015, Singh coordinated, oversaw and fast-tracked rescue and relief operations. The role of NDRF was highly applauded by Nepal government and United Nations.During his tenure, CISF became the first Central Armed Police Force to get Quality Excellence Award (2017) for Best Airport Security at World Quality Congress.He has been awarded with Indian Police Medal for Gallantry, Indian Police Medal for Distinguished Services and Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Services.While working in NDRF, he was given Distinguished Leadership Award for Disaster Resilience.

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5,500 first-time stone pelters to be granted amnesty in 2018

Call it a New Year gift to the misguided stone throwers, Jammu and Kashmir government is reviewing cases of 5,500 youth in a bid to save their academic career and amalgam them into the mainstream.Under the amnesty scheme for misguided youth, cases of around 5,500 first-time stone pelters of 2016-17 are being currently reviewed by the expert committee constituted by the Jammu and Kashmir government.Earlier, in November, cases against 4,327 youths involved in 744 incidents of stone pelting and other law and order problems during 2010-2014, were withdrawn under the Chief Minister’s amnesty scheme. Around 634 youths involved in 104 cases of 2008-2009 were given amnesty under this scheme.”Due to the improvement in situation this year the government took a decision of amnesty for those children who were misguided and not involved in heinous cases so that their career is not ruined. Same committee has been authorised by the government to review the cases of 2016-17. There are cases against 5,500 children and the committee, which I am chairing, is examining them,” said Dr Shesh Paul Vaid, director general of police (DGP), Jammu and Kashmir.Jammu and Kashmir police have brought back 74 boys from the jaws of militancy this year in the valley. Plus the new homecoming policy for local militants too have yielded positive results. “Seven boys have come back to join their family. I hope more boys will come back. Our effort is that the local terrorists should drop guns and we will help them to join the mainstream,” said Dr Vaid.The Director General of Police said this year around 206 terrorists have been neutralised, of which 84 were locals and 121 foreign terrorists. “It (local recruitment) has come down drastically and I am sure things will further improve,” he said.Additional Director General of Police, Kashmir, Munir Ahmad Khan said this year they have targeted leadership of militants who besides taking active part of terrorism were recruiting youth to militancy.”This year they have started operation in the areas where for some reason police was not able to enter for two years. There was resistance at some places. During the course of encounters there were some civil casualties because of cross fire. We have been appealing people to avoid going to sites where encounters are on,” said Khan.This year around 24 civilians have died near the encounter sites across Kashmir. “There is misconception that Operation All Out is about killing. It is not like that. Part of it is killing but it is about overall improvement by way of getting youth back, surrender and counselling,” he said.BUILDING TRUSTJ&K police, in 2017, brought back 74 boys from the jaws of militancy. The new homecoming policy for local militants too have yielded positive results. The forces also neutralised around 206 terrorists in 2017. Of this 84 terrorists were locals and 121 of foreign origin.

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Taj Mahal once again in controversy after video of ‘Shiv aarti’ at site surfaces

Taj Mahal witnessed high drama on Wednesday when two men worshiping Hindu God, Shiv, inside the Mughal monument. A video, showing one of the two men reading Shiv Aarti inside the tomb, while another filming him using a cell phone was leaked on Wednesday. Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force that guards the monument has sought a report on the incident.According to the sources in the force, the video appeared on Wednesday and was apparently filmed on Tuesday evening. Soon as the visitors reported that two men had kept some ‘pooja articles’ on the marble floor near the graves and were seen doing Shiv Aarti, officials intervened and the CISF deployed at Taj Mahal was also informed.”The Director General of Central Industrial Security Force has sought a report on this. The Deputy Commandant deployed at Taj Mahal has been asked to submit a report related to the incident to the DG office, to the District Magistrate and concerned Superintendent of Police. Primary probe has revealed that the video was filmed on Tuesday evening and the matter is being looked into,” a senior officer told DNA.However, the officers also said that cell phones are allowed inside the monument and the two men were not carrying anything suspicious for which they could be stopped at the entrance. “Soon after the incident was reported required measures were taken,” the officer added.The Taj had off late been into repeated controversies, one of them sparked recently when the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department had released a booklet on UP Tourism, featuring most of the state’s heritage and cultural sites leaving Taj Mahal. A few months before this Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, in a remark that attracted criticism and controversy, had reportedly said that Taj Mahal did not reflect Indian culture.

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Gujarat elections 2017: Election Commission says keep strict vigil on flow of liquor

The Election Commission (EC) has announced ‘dry day’ in Gujarat from 5 pm on Thursday to midnight of December 9, till first phase of polls are over. The dry day will also be implemented in two union territories and the border districts of three states neighbouring Gujarat.The dry day will be implemented from 5 pm on December 12 to midnight of December 14 ending the second phase of polls, and on December 18, the day of results.Mohan Jha, Additional Director General of Police (administration), said, “The dry day will be implemented across Gujarat and licensed liquor shops will remain closed on these days. We have issued a notification for the same aiming at a free and fair poll procedure so that voters can exercise their franchise without any fear.”“We have seized liquor worth Rs 40 crore so far,” Jha added.Around 12 lakh first-time voters and 90,000 Divyang voters have been registered in the electoral role. The EC has raised 24,689 polling stations across all polling areas. As many as 1.11 lakh male, 1.01 lakh female and 247 transgender voters will cast their votes on December 9.Chief Electoral Officer in Gujarat BB Swain said: “The EC has distributed voter slips to almost 95% of the total registered voters. When they carry this slip no other document will be required to prove their identity. Special arrangements have been made for Divyang and senior citizen voters for the polling process so that they do not face any difficulty while voting.”“The EC also ran an exercise to sensitise voters for fair voting. Our returning officers have got the petition signed by voters in which they agree to follow the fair practices of voting. The commission has also sent 93 lakh bulk messages to voters on their registered mobile numbers for the same,” added Swain.DIVYANG VOTERSAround 12 lakh first-time voters and 90,000 Divyang voters have been registered in the electoral role. The EC has set up 24,689 polling stations across all polling areas
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Mehbooba Mufti orders withdrawal of cases against 4,327 stone-pelters

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting against 4,327 young men.This follows the recommendation of a high-powered committee headed by Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid, which submitted its report to her today, an official spokesman said.”Today’s decision marks the revival of process of withdrawal of cases started by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti last year immediately after taking over,” he said.Mufti had initiated a process of review of cases against youths from 2008 to 2014 and in the first instance 104 cases involving 634 locals were withdrawn within two months of her assuming power, the official said.The process got disrupted due to the continued violence and unrest for later part of the last year, he added. Mufti ordered the withdrawal of cases of stone-pelting against 4,327 men in 744 cases, he said.”With this, the total number of cases withdrawn so far on the directions of the chief minister has gone to 848 and the persons benefiting out of these withdrawals stands at 4,957,” the spokesman said.The chief minister, it may be recalled, had committed the withdrawal of cases against youths found not involved in heinous crimes.Mufti had recently directed review of cases from 2015 till date and decision on the same would be taken on the receipt of report by the high-powered committee, the spokesman said.The withdrawal of cases against these youths was a major demand from various sections of the society in the state.”The chief minister described today’s decision as a ray of hope for these young boys and their families terming it as an opportunity for them to rebuild their lives,” he said.She hoped that the decision would help in creating a “positive and conciliatory atmosphere in the state where the youth would be able to build their lives in a more constructive and positive way”.
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Karnataka whistleblower cop D Roopa sued by her ex-boss for defamation

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Karnataka’s whistleblower police officer D Roopa is in trouble. She has been sued for Rs 20-crore defamation by her former boss HN Sathyanarayana Rao for allegedly levelling ‘baseless allegations’ whcih led to the VK Sasikala controversy, reports NDTV. Roopa came into limelight when he blew the lid over how VK Sasikala is enjoying perks of normal life while being confined in Bengaluru jail. In her report, Roopa had said that Sasikala even had her own kitchen inside the prison. Five prison cells were specially reserved for Sasikala, alleged Roopa At that point of time, Roopa was acting as Director General of Police (Prisons). Post massive political ruckus following this report, both Roopa and her boss Rao were shunted out of Bengaluru prison. The state government also ordered a high level probe in this incident. Rao, who retired as Director General of Police recently was asked to go on leave following this massive controversy. Now, he is looking to hit back on Roopa for ‘damaging’ his reputation.

Cabinet clears national agency for conducting entrance exams

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union Cabinet on Friday approved the creation of a single testing agency — National Testing Agency (NTA) — for conducting entrance examinations for higher education.NTA has been created to relieve the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from the burden of conducting a number of examinations, including National Eligibility Test (NET). The move, however, was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during this year’s budget.”NTA will initially conduct those entrance examinations that are currently being conducted by CBSE. Other examinations will be taken up gradually after NTA is fully geared up,” a statement from the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) said.Such entrance examinations will be conducted online at least twice-a-year, thereby giving adequate opportunity to candidates to bring out their best, the statement added.The government will also establish training centres at district and sub-district level to train students from rural areas in taking online exams.HRD Ministry will appoint an eminent educationist to chair NTA while the government will appoint the CEO who will also be the Director General. NTA will have a Board of Governors comprising members from other institutions. The Director General will be assisted by 9 verticals headed by academicians/ experts.Expense & AimGovernment will give Rs 25 crore grant to NTA to start its operations. NTA is set to benefit about 40 lakh students appearing in various entrance examinations.

BSF-Pak Rangers to resume Commandant-level talks

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers have decided to resume the Commandant-level talks between the two border guarding forces that had been abandoned for the last one year.The decision was taken during the Director General level talks of the two forces held in Delhi from November 8-10.The decision to resume talks is aimed at helping the civilian population living near the border areas that often suffers due to the hostility between two countries.Major General Muhammad Saeed, Director General, Pakistan Rangers (Sindh) led a 19-member Pakistani delegation to India. The 23-member Indian delegation was led by Sharma, DG BSF. Both the delegations also had representatives from respective home & foreign ministries along with officers from narcotics control & survey departments.The Indian side firmly and strongly took up specific issues of concern including incidents of unprovoked cross border firing, smuggling of narcotics, infiltration attempts, tunneling and defence construction activities.”The need for timely exchange of information, at the field level with increased frequency of field commanders level meetings, simultaneous coordinated patrolling etc. were also discussed,” the BSF said in a statement.The issue of inadvertent crossing over by the border population and ways to facilitate their return on both the sides was also discussed. It was agreed upon in deliberations that utmost caution and care should be exercised in dealing with the civilians.It was mutually agreed to hold the next round of talks in Pakistan. “The talks ended with both sides agreeing on constant endeavor to maintain peaceful and tranquil borders,” BSF said.The delegation from Pakistan that was expected to stay back in India till Sunday and also visit Agra cut short their plan.

YC Modi takes charge as NIA Director-General

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Senior IPS officer YC Modi took charge as the chief of National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday. He was named as the outgoing Director General Sharad Kumar’s successor last month, and was appointed Officer on Special Duty so that he gets a month to settle in before taking full-charge.Modi, an IPS officer of the 1984 batch from the Assam-Meghalaya cadre was serving in CBI since 2015 where he was Additional Director. This was his second stint with the agency where he had also served between 2002 and 2010.Modi succeeds Sharad Kumar under whose tenure the NIA investigated cases like the Bodhgaya Temple blast, explosions during the Patna rally of the then BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Pathankot airbase attack, ISIS links and the Jammu and Kashmir terror- funding case.”Many important cases such as the United National Liberation Front case, Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad) blast case, ISIS conspiracy cases and Fake Indian Currency Notes cases resulted in conviction,” the agency said in a statement.In another development senior police officer AP Maheshwari was appointed Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development, on Monday.Maheshwari, a 1984 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, is currently a Special Director in Border Security Force.

In a first, West Railway seeks help from outside

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Worried about meeting the stringent deadline for constructing 10 new foot over bridges (FOBs) and rebuilding 14 FOBs, the Western Railway, for the first time, has sought external help. The department scheduled a brainstorming session for October 17.Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has given the railways 12-18 months for completing work on FOBs. Apart from calling in tenders and inviting consultants and builders for the work, the WR officials have said they will have to engage latest technologies to finish the project in such short notice.“As per plans, these consultants will give ideas on how to go about constructing new FOBs at available space and methods to demolish and rebuild existing FOBs,” said a WR official. They shall be discussing proper traffic planning, creating a foundation for pillars between two tracks within limited space, modification to OHE equipment, relocating signalling poles and shifting other utilities. The railway board has also given permission to extend the mega block timings at night from 2hours to at least 4 hours to help to carry out safety works. ON THE AGENDAMeanwhile, Director General RPF, Dharmendra Kumar has sent a letter to Maharashtra Director General of Police Satish Mathur for proper codification of duties between the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) and avoid any overlapping of duties and roles during crises and exigencies. A committee has been formed to decide standard operating procedures to avoid any overlap.

Fourth body of terrorist recovered at Uri near LoC, operation still underway: Indian Army

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Security forces this morning resumed the anti-militancy operation, which was launched yesterday, following information about presence of more terrorists in the area.”We have recovered body of another militant, which takes the number of militants killed in the operation to four,” an Army official said.”The operation resumed this morning after there were reports of more militants hiding in the area,” the official said.He said the area of operation was expanded to ensure that no militants get away from the security forces’ cordon.Three Pakistani militants were killed yesterday in the gunbattle with security forces in Kalgai area of Uri.Three civilians and a soldier were injured in the operation.Director General of Police S P Vaid had said the militants were planning a suicide attack like the one carried out on an Army base last year in Uri that left 19 soldiers dead and several others injured. “A big tragedy has been averted.Like the suicide attack on the Army base last year, they (militants) had similar plan this time also but the police and the Army got information before hand,” Vaid told reporters.

SSB officer ‘death’ under a cloud

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A head constable was killed while an assistant-sub-inspector of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans was injured on Wednesday evening in an attack at Banihal in the Ramban district of Jammu.However, there is mystery surrounding the incident as SSB maintained that it was terror attack by the militants, but the Jammu and Kashmir police is not ruling out fratricide.”It is a terror attack for sure. We were guarding the under-construction tunnel and there is a platoon post about 24 kilometers from Banihal railway station. These two boys, after performing their duties, were falling back to residential barracks when they were ambushed on the way. They were fired at from a close range with a 9 mm gun. We do not use this weapon,” said Rajinder Bhumbla, deputy inspector general of SSB.However, J&K Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid said it appears to be a case of fratricide. “They had a scuffle in which one person is dead and another injured. The injured has been hit by a blunt object on his jaw,”, he said.Meanwhile, SP, Ramban, Mohan Lal they are investigating the matter and not ruling out anything.

Raj cadre officer takes charge as EC

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Sunil Arora, a Rajasthan cadre officer, assumed the charge of the new Election Commissioner of India on Friday. The 1980 batch IAS officer from Rajasthan cadre, superannuated on April 30, 2016, as Secretary, Information and Broadcasting. During 36 years of his long service, he held various crucial positions in Rajasthan and in the Central government.During his term in the IB ministry, Arora was involved in the implementation of Digital Addressable System (DAS) in Phase III areas. The Phase III FM radio auctions also took place during his tenure. In 2016, Arora was appointed as the Director General and CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), a think-tank that comes under the corporate affairs ministry.The tenureDuring 36 years of service, he held various positions in Rajasthan and in the Central government. During his term in the IB ministry, Arora was involved in the implementation of Digital Addressable System (DAS) in Phase III areas. The Phase III FM radio auctions also took place during his tenure. In 2016, Arora was appointed as the Director General and CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), a think-tank that comes under the corporate affairs ministry.

Rajiv Mehrishi appointed CAG, Sunil Arora to be Election Commissioner

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Former home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi was appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG), after stepping down as Home Secretary on Thursday.There were other appointments as well with Anita Karwal being appointed Chairman of CBSE, former IAS officer Sunil Arora being elected as the Election Commissioner and Ranjan Kumar Ghose appointed as the Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General.Senior bureaucrat Rajiv Kumar was appointed Secretary in the Department of Financial Services (DFS) while Anita Karwal was named CBSE chairperson as part of a major reshuffle effected today.As many as 17 civil servants were appointed as secretaries and additional secretaries in various central government departments.Kumar, a 1984 batch IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre, is at present Special Secretary and Establishment Officer in the Ministry of Personnel.He was appointed in place of Anjuly Chib Duggal, who superannuated today, an order issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said.The DFS looks after the functioning of banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and the national pension system.Kumar has spearheaded several reforms in Indian bureaucracy including an online system for recording of the bureaucrats annual performance appraisal reports and 360 degree system to assess suitability of officers for senior- level jobs.Pradip Kumar Tripathi will be new Establishment Officer and Additional Secretary in the Personnel Ministry.Karwal, a Gujarat-cadre IAS officer, who is Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Human Resources Development, was named chairperson of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in place of Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi.Chaturvedi has been appointed as Director General of the National Skill Development Agency.Asha Ram Sihag has been appointed Secretary, Department of Heavy Industries. He is at present Secretary (Coordination) in Cabinet Secretariat.Inder Jit Singh has been named Secretary (Coordination) in Cabinet Secretariat in place of Sihag. He is at present Additional Secretary in Commerce Ministry.N Baijendra Kumar, a 1985 batch IAS officer of Chhattisgarh cadre, has been appointed as Chairman and Managing Director of National Mineral Development Corporation.He is at present working in his cadre state.Gujarat-cadre IAS officer Rameswhar Prasad Gupta will be Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog. He is at present Managing Director of National Waqf Development Corporation Ltd (NAWADCO).”The officer will continue to hold additional charge of the post of MD, NAWADCO until further orders,” it said.Satyajeet Rajan, presently serving in his cadre state Kerala, has been named Director General, Tourism.Ali Raza Rizvi, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce has been appointed Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.”The earlier order appointing Rizvi as CMD, NMDC stands cancelled,” the DoPT order said.Rajesh Bhushan, Joint Secretary, Department of Rural Development has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat.Rajni Sekhri Sibal, a 1986 batch IAS officer of Haryana cadre, has been named Director General, Employment and Training under Ministry of Labour and Employment.Surina Rajan, Additional Secretary in Department of Defence Production, will be Director General, Bureau of Indian Standards. Apurva Chandra will be new additional secretary in Department of Defence Production in place of Rajan.Surendra Nath Tripathi has been named Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser, Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare. He is at present Additional Secretary and Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises.Veena Ish, Member (Administration), National Highways Authority of India, will be Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources.Vinod Kumar Yadav, a 1980 batch officer of Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers, has been appointed as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.

After the floods, city wakes up to eerie calm

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After being battered by record rainfalls on Tuesday, Mumbaikars were in for a major relief as rainfall on Wednesday fell spectacularly short of dire predictions made the day before. In fact, the difference is evident from the fact that between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm on Tuesday, the city saw 297.6 mm of rain while on Wednesday it was a meagre 6.2 mm in the same period at the Colaba observatory. The Santacruz observatory recorded 6.5 mm of rainfall.Mumbaikars can also rest easy for the days ahead, too. “The low pressure system that brought heavy rainfall to Mumbai and other parts of north Konkan has moved and further intensified towards Saurashtra,” said K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director-general (western region) of the Indian Meteorological Department. “We have now reduced the warning level for Mumbai to ‘low’ now and the city is likely to receive heavy and intermittent rainfall across.”Over the past 24 hours Colaba recorded a rainfall of 101.8 while Santacruz received 331.4mm rainfall meanwhile Palgarh received 280mm, Virar received 179mm, Borivali recorded 302 mm, Thane recorded 247mm and Dadar recorded a whooping 342mm.As per IMD officials, Wednesday began with several parts of the western suburbs receiving heavy rains early morning. However, it subsided as the day progressed and several parts saw the sun come out.

Dharmendra Kumar appointed Director General of RPF

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>CISF ADG Dharmendra Kumar has been appointed as Director General of the Railway Protection Force. Kumar, who is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre, took charge today. Before being appointed Additional Director General (ADG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF, Kumar was serving as Special Commissioner (Special Unit) in the Delhi Police. After the retirement of S K Bhagat in June this year, the additional charge of DG, RPF, was being handled by National Security Guard (NSG) DG, Sudhir Pratap Singh.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Tihar inmates miss friends as 50 women shifted to Mandoli

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>It is a dull day for Nisha. Her friend of four years, Sonu, has been shifted to another location and Nisha will have to spend the rest of her days here alone, or with a stranger. In fact, Sonu is among the 50 inmates of Jail no. 6 in Tihar who were shifted to the Mandoli prison on July 27, the day of the inauguration of the women’s jail there.”Since she has left, I have not felt like eating or working. She was my family here, in this place. We would laugh together, work together, tell each other our stories, and help each other get through the day,” said Nisha, who hails from Delhi and was sent to prison under Section 366 (compelling someone to get married). “I miss Sonu and it is even more difficult than getting used to living in the prison. I had found a friend. Now, I will have to go through the ordeal again,” she added.Even though the Tihar prison has been in existence since 1958, the women’s jail was started only in 2000. The current prison has a capacity of 420 prisoners, but on any given day, the prison has over 530 prisoners and over 25 children. After the Mandoli prison, with a capacity of 288 inmates, opened in November 2016, there were talks of moving at least 100 female convicts there. As many as 50 women were moved on the day of the inauguration itself, while 50 more will be transferred later this month.Although the move was aimed at decongesting the Tihar Jail, several inmates are now feeling the pinch of separation from their friends.For instance, Bhagirathi, 65, used to read Ramayana with Bimla, 72, every morning and evening. Both inmates had been in Tihar for over a decade for different crimes. Bhagirathi had started treating Bimla as her elder sister and even took spiritual advice from her. Bimla has now been gone for three weeks and Bhagirathi has been silent ever since.Sudhir Yadav, Director General of Tihar Jail, said: “As the DG, I have to make sure that there is no overcrowding in the jail, especially when women have their children living with them. Also, some of these cases were from the Karkardooma court, and it took a lot of time to send the accused to the far-away court.”

BRO gets powers to speed up works on border roads

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Slow road construction along the India-China border has prompted the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to give more financial and administrative powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), allowing the Director General to make procurements up to Rs 100 crore and also draw up a mechanism for fixing accountability.Power has also been given to the Additional DG to give approval for purchases up to Rs 75 crore and chief engineer up to Rs 50 crore to expedite the construction of strategic roads. “With the intent to speed up the tendering process, the Ministry of Defence has now enhanced the powers of the Chief Engineer for acceptance of bids with cost of contract upto Rs 100 crore and that of ADGBR for cost of contract upto Rs 300 crore,” the MoD said in a statement.According to the earlier delegation of powers, a Chief Engineer in the BRO had the power to accept execution of contracts only upto Rs 10 crore, ADGBR had powers upto Rs 20 crore, beyond which all tenders had to be sent to DGBR.“It is expected that with the delegation of powers by the Ministry of Defence to the BRO, the pace of road construction in border areas would improve, the ministry said.ACT EASTThe 61 India-China border roads, covering 3,417 km, to be constructed between 2015 and 2020 have not kept pace with the target.
In the last two years 654 km of roads were constructed in states sharing a border with China.

Gorakhpur tragedy: Principal says he resigned before suspension order, blames Adityanath govt for releasing money late

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Dr Rajeev Kumar Mishra, the principal of Baba Raghav Das Medical College, who was suspended on Saturday following the death of 36 infants, has resigned from his post. Furthermore, Mishra has countered the charges made by the Yogi Adityanath-led state government with regard to payment to Pushpa Sales, the oxygen supplier.Mishra said that he it was his moral responsibility to resign from the post of principal. He had sent his resignation letter – a copy is in DNA’s possession – to the Director General, Pension Directorate on Saturday.
ALSO READ Gorakhpur tragedy: Meet Dr Kafeel Khan, the hero who saved the lives of countless childrenThe former principal of BRD Medical College also claimed that he was unaware of his suspension by state medical education minister Ashutosh Tandon. “I have not received any suspension order till now. I had resigned even before the minister had ordered my suspension. You may check with the department,” he said.On charges levelled against him by the state government, Dr Mishra said that he was not responsible for delay in making payments. He blamed the state government for releasing the budget late. He also contradicted Chief Minister’s claims that his government had released Rs 2 crore on August 5 to clear dues of the supplier.
ALSO READ Gorakhpur: ‘Saw 25 bodies and prayed God not my daughter’, father reveals chilling details of night of horror “I had written letters to the state government on July 16, 19 and again on August 1 requesting them to release budget for clearing dues of Pushpa Sales. Even during a video-conferencing in July, I had raised the issue and reminded the special secretary for making available funds to clear dues. But they did not release budget in time. Why am I to be blamed?” he said.On charges that he left Gorakhpur without taking permission and informing anyone, Mishra said that he went on an official visit to Rishikesh after taking permission from the Director-General Medical Education.On government charges of holding him responsible for short supply of gas, Dr Mishra clarified that he got a call from the hospital at 10 pm when he was in Rishikesh. “When I inquired about the emergency stock, they told me that 78 cylinders were in stock. I immediately directed them to arrange more for uninterrupted oxygen supply till I returned,” he said.Dr Mishra also denied media reports that deaths of children were because short supply of oxygen.

I’m relieved that officer with best credentials is taking over: Manoj Bhatt

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Monday brought with it a change of guard for the men in Khaki as Director General of Police Manoj Bhatt hung his boots giving way to a his junior to take the place as head of the state police force.On the last day of service, Bhatt was given the ceremonial honour, that is accorded to the retired DGP as early in the morning Bhatt was taken to the Rajasthan Police Academy.Around 8.30 AM, Bhatt reached the RPA at the head of a motorcycle scout of four along with the risala scout with their pedigreed horses and well knit uniforms.At the RPA, Bhatt was welcomed by senior officials of the state police following which Bhatt proceeded to take the final salute in official capacity from various battalions of state police. Addressing the gathering after the march past and formal function Bhatt said, “Throughout my 36 years of service, I received immense support from everyone in the force. The state police has had a glorious history and i am sure the coming generation of officials will strive to achieve more.”Bhatt spoke to DNA and observed about his retirement and Ajit Singh being made the new DGP, “It has been a great time and I am relieved that a fellow police officer with best credentials for this post is taking over. He has been a friend since school days and what better could it be that he is taking over,” adding further, “I will now devote time to family. A visit to my hometown of Udaipur is also due for past sometime. It will take sometime to get used to the new life post retirement.”

A lucky Ajit Singh gets his Anandpal case settlement reward

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Ajit Singh will be the new Director General of Police. Presently, Director General of Prisons, Singh will succeed DGP Manoj Bhatt who retired on Monday. Singh has been chosen after his handling of the Anand pal Singh incident wherein Rajput community had put the government on the backfoot.Singh was instrumental in creating an understanding thee agitation council and the government, ending nearly a month-long standoff. It was Singh who had camped in Sanwrad on 12th July and had even managed to bring the agitators and government in agreement. However after the firing incident occurred at Sanwrad railway station, the peace process ran into rough weather. After the four days, the agreement was finally reached due to his efforts. Incidentally, Singh was informed about his transfer from the position of DG (Jail) to DG state Police by Zee Rajasthan correspondent.Interestingly, Singh has superseded DG Home guard Navdeep Singh. Navdeep Singh was in the race for becoming DG before Manoj Bhatt but Bhatt was given a chance over Navdeep.“What better could it be that my former classmate from school times is taking over my position. I can think of no better person to take over from me as DGP than Ajit Singh, my friend of many years, ” outgoing DGP Bhatt could not have summed it better to highlight the credentials needed for becoming the top cop in the state police.With a vast experience of the police services spanning 33 years, Ajit Singh’s name has been amongst the shining examples of exemplary policemen.From fighting dacoits in the ravines of Chambal to heading the intelligence units in districts, from heading the district police force of various districts to serving in the railways as deputy inspector general, from Inspector General of various ranges and crime branch to heading the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) as its Additional Director General, from heading the state CID (Crime) to becoming the Director General of Prisons, Singh has held every important position in the state police. His career has remained untainted.

Haryana govt transfers 10 IPS officers in reshuffle

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The state government today issued transfer orders of ten IPS officers with PR Deo being posted as new Director General of the State Vigilance Bureau. Deo, MD, Haryana Police Housing Corporation, Panchkula has been posted as DG, State Vigilance Bureau, Haryana. Parminder Rai, Director General (DG), State Vigilance Bureau (SVB), Panchkula will replace him as Chairman and Managing Director, Haryana Police Housing Corporation, an official release said here. Rajvant Pal Singh, Commandant General, Home Guard and Director, Civil Defence (H), Chandigarh will be the Officer on Special Duty (OSD), Rules at Police Headquarters in Panchkula, relieving K Selvaraj of the additional charge. BK Sinha, Special DG, SVB and DG, Bhondsi Complex, has been posted as Commandant General, Home Guard and Director, Civil Defence (H), Chandigarh, in place of Rajvant Pal Singh. Sudhir Chowdhary, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Prisons, will be the new ADG Administration, relieving RC Mishra of the additional charge. AS Chawla, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Law and Order, Police Headquarters, Panchkula, has been posted as Commissioner of Police, Panchkula relieving Mishra of the additional charge. CS Rao, IGP, SVB has been posted as IGP, South Range Rewari, in place of Hardeep Singh Doon, who has been posted as IGP, Haryana Armed Police Madhuban. Y Puran Kumar, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Administration swaps places with Rakesh Kumar Arya, DIG, CID.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Kaun Banega DGP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Kaun Banega DGP is the big question on the lips of one and all. The appointment of the Director General of Police (DGP) always generate interest not only among the police force but also in public at large. Who would be the next super cop when the current incumbent Manoj Bhatt retires on July 31 this year is a matter of speculation. He will complete a term of two and a half years but the buzz is that he may get an extension by a few months.Many aspirants for the top job are already doing hectic lobbying. But the latest indications are Sudhir Pratap Singh (1984 batch),the current Director General of NSG posted in New Delhi and the additional director general O P Galhotra have also joined the race for the post of DGP. The choice of Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje certainly goes beyond the senior-most officer Navdeep Singh, but not beyond O P Galhotra,a 1985 batch officer. If elevated to the position of DGP,Galhotra will have to be first promoted as director general. She would take up the issue of choosing the next DGP after her return from Patiala on Friday.There are four persons who are currently director generals and all are in line for the DGP post. DGP (Home Guards)Navdeep Singh (1981 batch), the current Border Security Force (BSF) Director General K K Sharma (1982 batch), the Director General of Prison, Ajit Singh Shekhawat (1982 batch) and Sudhir Pratap Singh (1984 batch),who is currently the director general of National Security Guards (NSG), a force under the Union Home Ministry. Thus Navdeep Singh,who has served earlier as the DG of Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) is the senior most officer gunning for the top job. If chosen as the DGP, he would hold the post till June 2018. His junior by a batch Shekhawat will be able to hold the post for four months only. KK Sharma as director general of BSF will retire in September 2018. Sharma is unlikely to return to head the state police force as he will not be relieved by the Union Home Ministry at this juncture.Navdeep Singh is the senior most officer and if the seniority remains the paramount consideration he should get his due like Ashok Jain got it when he was elevated as the Chief Secretary. The detractors of Navdeep Singh have been raising the issue of his “connection” with the Congress as his wife Dr Param Navdeep was an MLA of the party.Ajit Singh,who has a reputation of an honest and competent officer, has perhaps the best and clean record. He was specially deputed to look after the law and order situation in Sanwrad in Nagaur district in the wake of Anandpal encounter. The DG of Prison was specially deputed as a part of the strategy to appease the Rajput community. But the mob at Sanwrad took to violence and arm snatching resulting in the death of a person, who was later identified as Surendra Singh,a Rajput.But Shekhawat would retire in November 2017, a year before the next Assembly election. Thus the BJP government would not be getting adequate political mileage by making him DGP for just four months. Even Navdeep Singh will have less that a year as DGP and Sharma, if chosen will serve for more than a year.Sudhir Pratap Singh, is the brother of the Union minister Rudra Pratap Singh Rudy. He is a Rajput from Bihar and if the BJP government is keen on appeasing the Rajput community, his name could be considered apart from Shekhawat. In that case,he would be superseding Kapil Garg (1983)and Santosh Sharma (1983).

Assistant jail superintendent dismissed from service

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Bihar Prisons department today dismissed an assistant jail superintendent from service for alleged rude behaviour with superiors and nexus with inmates. Director General of Prisons Anand Kishore announced in a statement here dismissal of assistant jail superintendent Sudhir Kumar. Sudhir Kumar, former assistant jail superintendent of Rosera, is under suspension since November last year for alleged rude behaviour with jail superintendent and also using uncharitable words against him. He was also charged with creating problems for inmates and having nexus with dreaded under trials of the Rosera jail. A departmental inquiry was set up against him and the probe report found the charges true on the basis of which the DG Prisons today announced his dismissal from the service.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

New code of conduct for IIMC students

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In a bid to maintain an ‘academic’ environment at its campus, the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) has introduced a new section on ‘use of social media’ in its code of conduct this year where the premier media institute urged the new joinees to maintain ‘highest ethical standards’ while posting anything on social media.”Any post even made in personal capacity on social media has risk to become public in view of its nature. The students at the IIMC should be careful and maintain highest ethical standards and integrity in behaviour while posting anything on personal social media accounts,” the institute stated in its code of conduct list for the students.The move came in the backdrop of a spate of instances in which the institute claimed that a section of students and faculty had tried to disturb the ‘harmony’ of its campus by posting ‘inflammatory’ content on social media. In January this year, a Hindi journalism student at IIMC was suspended for making ‘sweeping statements’ against the institute on social media. His suspension was later revoked after he assured the institute of not violating any ‘code of conduct’ in future.Calling it an ‘essential’ move, IIMC Director General KG Suresh said that the institute encourages its student to use the medium for ‘productive’ work and not to make it a ‘destructive’ tool. “When you write something on social media it automatically comes in the public domain. A section of students used the medium in propagating false information to malign the institute’s image last academic session. This time, we are not going to tolerate any such activity,” he said.”If a student has some issue and grievance from any faculty or the institute, he or she should discuss it with the administration rather than making sweeping statements on the social media,” Suresh said.Besides, IIMC is also conducting individual counselling sessions for students wherein they are being told to ‘focus’ on academics. “We were told not to indulge in social media activism and focus on our studies,” said an English Journalism student, who has recently enrolled in the course.

LoC ceasefire violations: Pakistan summon India’s Deputy High Commissioner again

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> For a second time in two days, Pakistan summoned India’s Deputy High Commissioner here after two civilians were killed in alleged ceasefire violations across the Line of Control by Indian troops. Director General (SA and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal, who summoned Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh, “condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations”.Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that firing by Indian troops in Nikial and Nezapir sectors yesterday killed two civilians and inured five others.”The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed deplorable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws,” Faisal said.He urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC.Faisal said that the Indian side should permit United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) to play its mandated role as per the UN Security Council resolutions and alleged that despite calls for restraint, India continues to indulge in ceasefire violations.Indian forces have carried out 594 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary so far in 2017, the Director General claimed.Yesterday, Pakistan summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner Singh after two civilians were killed and six others injured in alleged ceasefire violations along the Line of Control by Indian troops.The Pakistani foreign ministry previously summoned the Indian envoy for two consecutive days on July 8 and 9, over the same issue, claiming that more civilians were killed in firing by Indian troops.

DIG Roopa transfer row: BJP accuses Siddaramaiah govt of targeting whistleblowers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Condemning the transfer of Deputy Inspector General of prisons Roopa D Moudgil, after she alleged that AIADMK leader VK Sasikala received preferential treatment in Bengaluru Central Prison by paying a bribe, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said instead of protecting the officer, the Karnataka government has chosen to protect the culprit.Talking to ANI here, BJP leader S. Prakash said in Karnataka, the whistleblowers are the only target and victim of the Siddaramaiah government.”DIG Roopa, who exposed the corrupt irregularities in Central prison, has made very serious allegations to provide facilities to Sasikala. Two crore rupees have also been paid. Instead of protecting her, the government has chosen to protect the culprit and to wash away all the charges she has levelled. In Karnataka whistleblowers are the targets of this government… all of them have become the victim of the government,” he added.Yesterday, Roopa, who wrote a report to the Director General (Prisons) HN Satyanarayana Rao stating about the irregularities going on in the central prison, was transferred to the traffic department.Roopa has been transferred to the traffic department as the Inspector General of Police and Commissioner for Traffic and Road Safety.A recent report by the DIG (Prisons) had asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials by AIADMK chief VK Sasikala for, including the DG (Prisons), in order to avail special facilities in Parappana Agrahara central prison.Roopa, in a report to the Director General (Prisons), had said there are speculations that Sasikala paid bribe to prison officials to get special facilities for herself with rumours also of the DG being a beneficiary himself.In this regard, Siddaramaiah assured that strict action would be taken against the guilty, while taking cognizance of allegations of irregularities in the Bengaluru central prison.The Karnataka Chief Minister said he has ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter.On one hand, where the DG (Prisons) categorically denied all the charges, Roopa, on the other, maintained her stand, saying that she has no issue with an inquiry taking place into it.On July 14, Roopa had also said she is being unnecessarily targeted and singled out for exposing irregularities at the Parappana Agrahara Central prison.

‘Anti-sabotage steps after recovery of explosive material in

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Security was tightened at the UP legislature complex and “all anti-sabotage” measures put in place, police said today, a day after the UP government recommended an NIA probe into the recovery of an explosive material in the state assembly. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Anand Kumar told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Media memorandum against Tejaswi, Tej Pratap’s security men

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Mediapersons today met Bihar police chief P K Thakur demanding action against policemen attached as security to Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav and his minister brother Tej Pratap Yadav for assaulting scribes on duty. The mediapersons in their memorandum said that the scribes were assaulted when they were speaking to the deputy chief minister after the cabinet meeting yesterday. The scribes – both from the print and audio visual medium met here during the day and sought action against the policemen involved in the incident within 72 hours. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Alok Raj, who was present when mediapersons met the DGP this evening, told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

K’taka CM orders probe into Bengaluru central prison irregularities

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday assured that strict action would be taken against the guilty, while taking cognizance of allegations of irregularities in the Bengaluru central prison and VIP treatment given to former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V.K. Sasikala. Siddaramaiah said he has ordered a high-level inquiry into the matter. ?Request all to await the outcome of this inquiry. Strict action will be taken against any person found guilty of wrongdoing,? he said. A report by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa had asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials by Sasikala for, including the Director General (Prisons) in order to avail special facilities in Parappana Agrahara central prison. Roopa, in a report to Director General (Prisons) H.N. Satyanarayana Rao, had said there are speculations that Sasikala paid bribe to prison officials to get special facilities for herself with rumours also of the DG being a beneficiary himself. On one hand, where Rao has categorically denied all the charges, Roopa, on the other, has maintained her stand, saying that she has no issue with an inquiry taking place into it. The letter, apart from the information about Sasikala, also talks about many other illegal instances inside the prison.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Senior official claims Sasikala paid bribe to get VIP treatment in jail

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Amid the speculations of former All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) general secretary V. Sasikala getting VIP treatment in Parappana Agrahara central prison where she is lodged in a corruption case, a report by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) (Prisons) D. Roopa has asserted that a bribe worth Rs. 2 crore was given to the prison officials, including the Director General (Prisons) in order to avail special facilities. Roopa, in a report to Director General (Prisons) H.N. Satyanarayana Rao, has said there are speculations that Sasikala paid bribe to prison officials to get special facilities for herself with rumours also of the DG being a beneficiary himself. The letter, apart from the information about Sasikala, also talks about many other illegal instances inside the prison. – A special kitchen has been set up for Sasikala, which is against the rule of the jail. – Roopa has also mentioned about stamp paper scam accused Abdul Kareem too getting special facilities. ?Earlier, he was on wheelchair and court allowed people for his assistance. But now, when he is fine, why is this continuing? In fact, three or four undertrials are there to serve him, who even gave him hands and feet massage,? the letter stated. – She also mentioned that she got medical check-up of jail inmates done and in the drug test it has come to light that many convict prisoners are using various types of drug kits in the jail. – She even exposed that a prisoner in the jail had tried to sexually assault a nurse in the hospital while he was bought for check-up, but no action taken over it. – Roopa even pointed out that prisoners are harassing doctors to prepare fake report stating they be shifted to hospital citing health reasons. – She also said that the DGP was trying to interfere with her work. She said a memo was sent by the DGP to her seeking an explanation on why she went to Central Jail on July 10. Roopa has sent the report to additional chief secretary DGP prisons and home secretary too to take a disciplinary action against the guilty.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Benglaluru-protests-metro-workers- revived @ 7/7/2017 11:45:01 PM

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Metro services have been resumed after being temporarily suspended today, due to the metro workers protests, in Bengaluru. The metro services were stopped after a few metro workers were arrested by the police, and their colleagues started protesting. The metro has started working again since then. N.A. Harris, member of Indian National Congress (INC), spoke to ANI and said that they have discussed the whole issue with the Union and are resolving it. ?This was an incident that should not have happened and so we have already asked for the enquiry,? N.A. Harris added. The MLA said that it is the right of the metro employees to protest but this was a small issue that should not have happened. He further added that, ?The MD, Director General and we have all agreed to have a meeting in the coming one week’s time so that small issues like these could be resolved.? ?We have asked the concerned people to withdraw their cases. Two people from metro and two people from the police department have been arrested,? he told ANI. He also said the metro has resumed working and apologized to the commuters on behalf of the staff and would make sure that issues like these do not come up in future. A scuffle had broken out at 6 in the morning at central college metro station, on Thursday. An argument broke out between a metro worker and a constable. After which the police later arrested a few metro workers which is when the workers started protesting. According to reports, counter cases had been registered by both the police and the metro workers. Two constables have also been taken into custody by the police, regarding the incident.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

JK lynching: Five of 12 identified held, SP transferred

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Five persons were arrested and a senior official shunted after a mob lynched a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the Jammu and Kashmir police outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area on Thursday night. Top police officials expressed resolve that the guilty would not spared for the brutal killing of DSP Mohammad Ayub Pandith and said that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) had been formed to probe the case. Five of the 12 persons identified in connection with the crime had been arrested, state Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said. In an order issued late last night, Vaid also transferred the Superintendent of Police (SP), North Srinagar, Sajad Khaliq Bhat. Nowhatta, where the lynching took place, falls under the jurisdiction of the SP, North Srinagar. Sajad Ahmad Shah, the additional SP (Traffic City), Srinagar, was asked to look after the duties of the SP (North Srinagar) while Bhat has been asked to report to the headquarters. “An SIT headed by an SP rank officer has been formed for speedy investigation into the lynching incident in which Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith was killed on the night of June 22,” a police official said. Pandith was stripped and lynched by a mob outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area Thursday night triggering outrage across Kashmir and drawing all-round condemnation. “We have identified 12 persons in connection with the case and five of them have been arrested so far,” Director General of Police S P Vaid told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

JK lynching: Cops form SIT, arrest five of 12 identified

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Jammu and Kashmir Police today formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the lynching of an officer outside Jamia Masjid here and said it has arrested five of the 12 persons identified in connection with the crime. “An SIT headed by an officer of the rank of superintendent of police has been formed for speedy investigation of the lynching incident in which Deputy Superintendent of Police Mohammad Ayub Pandith was killed on the night of June 22,” a police official said. He said the investigation was heading in the right direction as more arrests had been made in connection with the killing. Pandith was stripped and lynched by a mob outside the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar’s Nowhatta area, triggering outrage across Kashmir and drawing all-round condemnation. “We have identified 12 persons in connection with the case and five of them have been arrested so far,” Director General of Police S P Vaid told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Kashmiri wooden table among 200 artifacts stolen from Pak

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>More than 200 valuable artifacts including a Kashmiri wooden table have been stolen from a Pakistani museum, officials said today. According to an audit report of the Director General (audit) Punjab, no responsibility has been fixed upon any official for the valuable antiques. The artifacts were stolen or missing from the Bahawalpur Museum, some 400 kms from Lahore, officials said. These artifacts include the Kashmiri wooden table, pitcher, clay ‘agarbatti’ (incense stick) stand, cotton hand- made article used for tying camel, a manuscript of Hamail Sharif, calligraphy, a necklace, a silver ring, rugs and some issues of the oldest ex-state period journal called ‘Muraqqa Jahan Numa’. Museum director Zubair Rabbani said the missing articles were not that of much historic importance. A probe has been launched into the matter in the light of the audit report to fix responsibility, he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Anantnag ambush: Terrorists disfigure face of slain cops

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The terrorists who ambushed a police party at Achabal in Anantnag district of South Kashmir today disfigured the faces of the six cops slain in the attack before walking away with their weapons, police said.A sub-inspector, identified as Pulwama-resident Feroz, a driver and four other policemen, who were on a routine round in their jeep, died in the attack, Director General of Police S P Vaid told PTI here. Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashker-e-Taiba is believed to be behind the ambush, a senior police official said, adding they wanted to take revenge for the Arwani encounter in which their local commander, Junaid Mattoo, is believed to have died.The encounter at Arwani in Bijbehara area broke out this morning and all the three terrorists are believed to be dead. No bodies have been recovered so far. Army has been moved out and was combing the area, officials said.
ALSO READ Jammu and Kashmir: Two persons killed in security forces firing in AnantnagIn a barbaric act, the terrorists shot at the policemen with their assault rifles after overpowering them. The policemen who retaliated bravely, however, could not break the trap laid by the terrorists. The terrorists first overpowered them, then fatally shot them in their faces from close range and escaped with their weapons. The incident took place this evening when Feroz Ahmed, a 2010 batch Sub-Inspector, was on his way to the police station at Achabal after completing his duty in Anantnag.The militants had laid an ambush on Anantnag-Achabal road near Kulgad village and fired at the police party. The police were not travelling in a bullet proof vehicle. All the six policemen including Ahmed died on the spot, senior police officials said. Army has been called out to undertake a combing operation in the area. “It is an unfortunate incident to have lost six men including Sub Inspector Feroz, a resident of Pulwama. Their contribution to the police service will be remembered,” Director General of Police S P Vaid told PTI here.32-year-old Ahmed, a resident of Dogripura in Awantipora, was a father of two daughters aged six and two. A pall of gloom descended on Anantnag police station when Ahmed’s wife and aged parents came to receive his body. He was quite popular in South Kashmir police division and had recently organised an Iftar party.The other deceased officers include constables Sharik Ahmad and Tanveer Ahmad (Budgam district), Sheraz Ahmad (Achabal), Asif Ahmad and Sabzar Ahmed (Anantnag). Earlier on May 28, militants attacked a police party at Phambai area of Kulgam in South Kashmir, killing five policemen and two bank guards. The incident saw immediate reaction from political parties including former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah who blamed the PDP-BJP government led by Mehbooba Mufti for the present crisis.”It seems that South Kashmir is slipping everyday from the hands of the state government. I hope somebody in New Delhi wakes up now,” Omar said. CPM leader Mohammed Yusuf Tarigami said the incidents in South Kashmir were a clear example of lawlessness prevailing in the entire area. State Congress chief G A Mir said it was a very sad incident. “It shows that the state government has completely failed in controlling the situation. I wonder when will the Union Home Ministry wake up,” Mir said.

Pak summons Indian DHC over ‘ceasefire violations’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Pakistan today summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner and condemned the alleged firing by Indian troops along the LoC in which three Pakistani civilians were killed. Director General (South Asia and SAARC) Mohammad Faisal summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh and “condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violations” by the Indian forces, the Pakistan Foreign Office said. It said that three civilians were killed in the firing in Chirikot and Hot Spring sectors on June 10 and June 12. “The deliberate targeting of civilians is indeed condemnable and contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws,” the Foreign Office said. The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire arrangement, investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations, instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit, and maintain peace on the LoC, it said. “Indian troops initiated unprovoked heavy weapons including mortar firing” targeting civilian population along the LOC in Jandrot and Hot spring sectors today, the Pakistan Army said in a statement. Three more civilians were injured due to the Indian firing, it said. The Pakistan Army also claimed that they inflicted damage to Indian posts.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

CBI probe into two sugar mill workers death recommended

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Bihar government has recommended CBI inquiry into the death of two sugar mill workers union leaders at Motihari in an alleged self-immolation attempt to protest against non-payment of arrears. “The state government has recommended CBI inquiry into the Motihari sugar mill workers deaths,” Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) S K Singhal told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Militants killed in Sopore behind attack on police party: DGP

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Two militants, who were killed by security forces in an encounter in Baramulla district’s Sopore area today, belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen and were behind an attack on a police party. “Yesterday, a grenade attack was carried out on a police deployment party in Sopore town in which four policemen were injured,” Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, S P Vaid told reporters here. “The description of assailants and CCTV footage helped in identifying and arresting two persons, including one who had hurled the grenade at the police party,” the DGP said. Vaid said during interrogation, the arrested persons provided information about the hideout of the militants at whose behest they had carried out the attack. “The security forces laid a cordon around the area. As they were closing in on the house where the militants were hiding, they opened fire. The security forces retaliated leading to death of the two militants,” the DGP said. He said both slain militants were locals and belonged to the Hizbul Mujahdieen. “They have been identified as Aijaz and Basharat,” he added.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

1.55 lakh litre of seized liquor destroyed in Bihar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A total 11.9 lakh litre liquor have been seized since the total prohibition in Bihar a year ago and out of the seized stock 1.55 lakh litre have been destroyed, state police headquarter said today. Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) S K Singhal told reporters that 1.55 lakh litre of liquor have been destroyed in 20 districts of the state so far and the process of destroying is on in other districts too. Recent news reports in the media had highlighted the police excuses about rodents consuming liquor stocked in police stations after seizure. The decision to destory the liquor from time to time was taken after it. The ADG said that 150 police officials have been punished on charge of dereliction of duty in implementation of new liquor law in the state. Of them 12 policemen have been expelled from job after departmental proceedings. Besides, process is on for confiscation of properties in 2000 cases of illegal liquor traders and intensive drive is on against illegal liquor trade, he said. The Nitish Kumar government has clamped complete liquor ban in Bihar since April last year.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Remembering supercop KPS Gill – the man who rooted out Khalistani terrorism in Punjab

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>K P S Gill, the supercop credited with rooting out terrorism in Punjab with an iron hand, passed away today, succumbing to a kidney ailment at the age of 82. The IPS officer, who served as the Director General of Punjab Police twice during the peak of militancy, was considered an authority on dealing with security issues and even after his retirement, his services were utilised by the governments of Chhattisgarh and Gujarat.He had also served as the Director General of Police in Assam and after his retirement, the benefit of his expertise was availed of even by Sri Lanka in the year 2000 during its fight against LTTE.
ALSO READ DNA Special: Here’s KPS Gill’s last article on Sukma attack and India’s fight against NaxalsThe towering personality breathed his last at 2:55 pm at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he had been admitted on May 18 for kidney ailment.”He was suffering from end stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease. Gill had been recovering from peritonitis but died of a sudden cardiac arrest caused by cardiac arrhythmia,” said Dr D S Rana, Chairman of the Department of Nephrology and Board of Management of the hospital.His death was condoled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many others across the political and security spectrum.”KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing & security. Pained by his demise. My condolences,” tweeted Modi who was on a day-long tour of Assam.Gill was a 1958-batch IPS officer of Assam cadre but because of his no-nonsense reputation, he was appointed as the head of Punjab Police when the state was going through tough times because of heightened KhalistanThe daring and outspoken officer who led from the front headed Punjab Police from 1988 to 1990 and then again from 1991 until his retirement from service in 1995.He is credited with breaking the backbone of Khalistani terrorism in Punjab and finally eliminating it by adopting tough measures.A major feather in his crown was added when he commanded ‘Operation Black Thunder’ in May 1988 to flush out militants hiding in the Golden Temple in Amritsar.The operation was a huge success as little damage was caused to the holiest shrine of Sikhs, compared to ‘Operation Blue Star’ in 1984 carried out by the Army.In the Operation Black Thunder, around 67 Sikh militants had surrendered and 43 were killed. During the fight against terrorism under Gill, the Punjab Police faced a number of allegations of human rights violations.After the 2002 Gujarat riots, Gill was appointed security adviser to the then Chief Minister Modi. Taking over the job more than two months after the riots had started, Gill had requested deployment of 1,000 extra specially-trained riot police from Punjab state to combat the violence. He was credited with controlling the violence.In 2006, he was made the adviser to the Chhattisgarh government to help control Naxalites. However, the stint was not as successful as in Punjab and was marred by a major attack by the naxals in 2007 in which 55 policemen were killed. Gill also headed the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) for several years, which too was surrounded often by controversies. His career was tainted by charges of sexual harassment at a party in 1988 for which he was convicted in 1996. Among other controversies faced by him were the allegations of corruption within the IHF in 2008, following which the Indian Olympic Association suspended the hockey body.

Indian Army destroys Pak post along LoC in Naushera, Islamabad issues denial

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Indian Army on Tuesday said it launched “punitive fire assaults” on Pakistani positions across the Line of Control, inflicting “some damage”, days after two of its troopers were beheaded.It also released a video of the military action which showed some structures in a forested area crumbling in a heap under the impact of repeated shelling.Pakistan Army, however, dismissed as “false”, its Indian counterpart’s assertion of destroying its posts in the Naushera sector.Though the Indian Army did not give much operational details of the retributive assault across the Line of Control (LoC) against Pakistan Army positions in Naushera sector of Jammu and Kashmir which were “aiding” infiltration, sources in the force said the strike was carried out on May 9, nine days after two Indian security personnel were beheaded.”A recent action by our troops in the Naushera Sector has caused some damage to the Pak Army posts, which are supporting infiltrations. This is part of our overall strategy to counter terrorism,” Additional Director General of Public Information Maj Gen A K Narula told reporters here.The government supported the Army’s action, with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley saying it was to ensure peace in Jammu and Kashmir.
ALSO READ Soldier mutilation: Army got its revenge by killing LeT operative”Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along LoC in Naushera Sector and firing by Pakistan Army on civilians across LoC are false,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet.Sources in the Indian Army said the strike was a message to Pakistan that it will take stronger action with increased frequency against any infiltration attempts from across the border.The 22-second video showed concrete structures being reduced to rubble amid plumes of smoke and balls of fire.However, the area of the operation was not clearly identifiable in the clipping.”As part of our counter-terrorism strategy and to ensure that infiltration is curbed and initiative remains with us, the Indian Army proactively dominates Line of Control.”While doing so, locations aiding infiltration of terrorists are being targeted and destroyed to deny advantage to terrorists thus curbing infiltration attempts,” said Maj Gen Narula. There was no official word on the casualty on the Pakistani side.The Army sources said rocket launchers, anti-tank guided missiles and automatic grenade launchers and recoilless guns were used in the strike.He said as part of the Army’s counter-terrorism operations, “punitive fire assaults” across line of control are being undertaken.”Pak Army has been providing support to armed infiltrators by engaging our forward troops from their weapon emplacements and pill-boxes closer to the Line of Control. At times they have not even hesitated to target villages in the proximity of Line of Control,” he said.Maj Gen Narula said infiltrations are likely to increase with melting of snow and opening of passes, and referred to the recent incident in Naugam where four terrorists were neutralised on May 20-21.”This calls for even more proactive counter-terrorism operations.”We want peace and tranquillity in the state of J&K. For this purpose, it is essential that the infiltrations along Line of Control are controlled which is essential to bring down the numbers of terrorists in J&K so that youths of J&K are not adversely influenced by terrorists,” he said.

Pak Army dismisses Indian claim of ‘assault’ on its post

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Pakistan Army today dismissed as “false” India’s assertion that it decimated a Pakistan Army post in the Naushera sector. “Indian claims of destroying Pakistani post along LoC in Naushera Sector and firing by Pakistan Army on civilians across LoC are false,” Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said in a tweet. A top Indian Army official in New Delhi said today that the assaults were carried out recently as Pakistani posts were supporting infiltration inside India. Additional Director General Public Information Major General Ashok Narula said a video of the strike had been released.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Missing Indian mountaineer dies after climbing Mt Everest

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 27-year-old Indian climber, who went missing on Mount Everest, has died after he fell some 200 metres while returning after conquering the world’s tallest peak, the fifth fatality on the mountain this season, an official said today. The body of Ravi Kumar, a native of Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district, was spotted by rescuers after 36 hours of intense search. Kumar fell from the 8,200 metre altitude, which is popularly known as Balcony, and died, said Dinesh Bhattarai, Director General of Department of Tourism. “Our liaison officer deputed in Mt Everest has confirmed that he died after he fell some 150 to 200 metre down from the Balcony while he was descending after the summit,” he told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Maha police to train cops in ’emotional intelligence’

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Seeking to ensure a sensitive approach in handling unruly situations, the Maharashtra police has introduced a course in ’emotional intelligence’ (EI) for its personnel, a top official has said. He claimed that the state police is the first to start such a course in the country. The move comes as policemen are often criticised for handling unruly situations, crowd or individuals without proper emotional understanding though their actions may be legally correct, he said. This often portrays a negative image of the police in public, despite the personnel having knowledge and skill to tackle the situation in a lawful manner, the official said. “To enhance the service delivery of police to the public, improving the decision-making ability and to build their confidence level, the state police has introduced a course in emotional intelligence in the training,” Maharashtra Director General of Police Satish Mathur told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Road to school in Haryana littered with eve-teasers

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After schoolgirls in Rewari in Haryana’s hinterland raised their voice against the sexual harassment they had to face while travelling to school in other villages, an online survey conducted by the Haryana Police reemphasised that a majority of girls and women in the state faced sexual harassment while commuting to schools and colleges.With a recent hike in incidents of crime against women in the state, the Haryana police undertook an online survey from May 2-17 through the Mahila Police website “to assess the problem in the state and devise an action plan closer to the ground realities”.According to the data quoted by the police, as many as 28,539 persons participated in the survey, which included 40 per cent women. The survey entailed 16 questions covering various issues related to eve-teasing/sexual harassment and was open to participation from all age groups and genders. Over 48 per cent of the people who recorded their responses were between 20 and 30 years old.Of the total number of respondents, 64.5 per cent said that they faced sexual harassment while commuting from schools and colleges, especially in buses and three-wheelers.Responding to another question, 32.8 per cent respondents said a majority of the offenders were two-wheeler riders, while 22.8 per cent said they were among pedestrians and a majority of them operated in groups of two.Seeking solutions, a majority of the respondents said that counseling of eve teasers, in the presence of parents, by the police would not make any difference and would incite them to be even more aggressive. At least 34.2 per cent of the respondents wanted more policewomen in plainclothes to be deputed outside schools and colleges to keep a check on such crimes, followed by regular patrolling.Acceding that the problem gets aggravated during the time when girls and women return from schools, colleges and their workplace, OP Singh, Additional Director General of Police, Haryana Police, said: “We wanted to crowd-source the tactics to make our three-point action plan for women’s safety more effective. It has given us a wealth of information about the prevalence and extent of eve-teasing in the state. For example, we found that people think that deputing policewomen in plainclothes will be more effective in keeping a check on such cases than just uniform patrolling and installing of CCTV cameras.”

200 spl ops undertaken, strategy reworked post Sukma: CRPF DG

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The CRPF has conducted about 200 special operations with a “re-worked” strategy, apprehending 26 Maoists and seizing a huge cache of munitions, since the April ambush in Sukma where Naxals had massacred 25 of its personnel. Of the 26 Maoists apprehended, 15 were involved in the deadly ambush in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh on April 24. The force has also seized a huge assortment of arms and ammunition as part of these operations, an operations dossier revealed. Newly appointed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director General R R Bhatnagar said today that a special focus was being laid on result-oriented operations in the south Bastar region of Chhattisgarh to curtail the strength and resources of Maoist cadres. “Post the Burkapal incident in Sukma, we have reworked our operational strategy in south Bastar and the focus is now to conduct joint intelligence-based operations. “Despite the harsh summers and sweltering heat, we have intensified our operations in those areas where there is a security vacuum. A number of special operations have been launched by us,” the DG told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Pakistan summons Indian DHC over LoC ceasefire violation

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Pakistan today summoned India’s deputy high commissioner here to “condemn” the alleged ceasefire violation by India along the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir that killed a man and injured three others. The Foreign Office said in a statement that Indian security forces violated the ceasefire along the LoC in Tandar, Subzkot, Khuiratta, Baroh, Bagsar, Khanjar sectors in PoK early today. It said the alleged Indian firing killed a civilian while three others, including a woman, were injured. “The Director General (SA & SAARC), Mohammad Faisal, summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner, J P Singh and condemned the unprovoked ceasefire violation by the Indian occupation forces on the night of 10th and 11th May,” it said. The Foreign Office said the “deliberate targeting” of civilians is contrary to human dignity and international human rights and humanitarian laws. “The Director General urged the Indian side to respect the 2003 ceasefire understanding; investigate this and other incidents of ceasefire violations; instruct the Indian forces to respect the ceasefire, in letter and spirit and maintain peace on the LoC,” it said. An official at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad said Singh conveyed to Faisal that the “cross-border firing was initiated by Pakistani troops to give cover to terrorists” and “Indian troops responded only in self-defence.” “We have noticed increased movement of terrorists along the LoC,” the official quoted Singh as saying. India and Pakistan often trade fire along the LoC, resulting in deaths and injuries on either side of the border. The intensity has increased in recent months as tensions have run high between the two sides on a number of issues, most recently over the death sentence given to an Indian national on spying charges by Pakistani military court. Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced by a Field General Court Martial to death. But the trial and the sentencing of Jadhav was carried out under utter secrecy and Pakistan has refused India consular access for at least 16 times.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

BSF to install alarm system along unfenced border in Meghalaya

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The BSF will soon install intruder detection alarm system along the unfenced border areas in Meghalaya to prevent infiltration and cattle smuggling, its Director General K K Sharma said today. “Very soon we’ll be installing the intruder detection alarm system which will make it possible for our troops to detect any intrusion in those areas,” he told reporters here. “There are some areas which are not yet fenced, but I must assure you that we are covering those gaps with technological solutions,” said Sharma who was here to inaugurate the BSF s 8th Annual Medical Conference. Meghalaya has over 100 “gaps” consisting of streams, rivers and drains apart from the 90 km unfenced portion along the 443 km border with Bangladesh. In the past one year, he said, the BSF made its record seizure of cattle from the border and in the process 16 smugglers were also killed. In the past three years, four BSF personnel were killed fighting smugglers, he said. Commenting on the support from their counterparts in Bangladesh, the BSF DG said, “we have a good coordination with the BGB. “BGB has taken action against those hideouts of Indian militants based on information provided by the BSF. It (Bangladesh) is no longer a safe haven for terrorists, he said.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Kerala Law Minister says govt. will work according to SC’s spirit

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –> Kerala Law Minister A. K. Balan on Friday said the government will work according to the Supreme Court?s spirit in connection with the contempt notice to state Chief Secretary for not reinstating T.P. Senkumar as state Director General of Police (DGP). ?The government will work according to the spirit of the Supreme Court. It’s the responsibility of the government to comply with the Supreme Court?s order and government will do that. Let the contempt of court come. The contempt charges won’t stand in this,? Balan said. Asserting that this isn?t a setback, Balan said the government was using the remedial measures available legally. ?We asked clarification because there was ground to ask for clarification. The honourable Supreme Court has not accepted that. It was only a normal procedure. It’s better to ask the Chief Minister on the future course of action. It is a normal practice that the court asks to pay the cost when they dismiss a petition,? he added. The response has been sought by May 8. The apex court also imposed a fine of Rs. 25,000 on the state for seeking clarification on it verdict of reappointing Senkumar as DGP. Earlier on May 3, the Kerala Government had filed a modification petition before the top court seeking clarification on its order to reinstate Senkumar as the state police chief. The apex court directed the reinstatement of the former Director General of Police (DGP) after noting he was removed from the post “arbitrarily”. The court set aside the order of the Kerala High Court that had earlier upheld the Central Administrative Tribunal’s (CAT) decision. The CAT was in agreement with the State Government’s ruling that transferred Senkumar from the post of the state police chief. On April 11, the Kerala Government defended its decision to transfer Senkumar, citing his transfer was a punishment for how he had handled the fallout of the 2016 Puttingal temple fire tragedy, in which 110 people were killed and 300 were injured. The fire tragedy refers to an explosion leading to fireworks display going awry at the temple in Kollam district last year.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Will not undergo medical examination: Justice Karnan

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Adopting a belligerent approach, Justice C S Karnan of Calcutta High Court today said he will not undergo a medical examination as ordered by the Supreme Court in connection with a contempt case against him. Justice Karnan, who has been restrained by the apex court from exercising his judicial and administrative powers, also threatened to “pass suo motu suspension order against the Director General of Police (DGP) of West Bengal, if the DGP functions against my wish.” The Supreme Court earlier in the day ordered medical examination of Justice Karnan on May 4 by a board of doctors, to be set up by a government hospital in Kolkata. A seven-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also directed the West Bengal DGP to form a team of police officers which could assist the medical board in carrying out the medical examination on Justice Karnan. “This kind of harassment order against my sanity is an additional insult to an innocent Dalit Judge who is of sound health and mind,” Justice Karnan said shortly after the apex court pronounced the order. “I further direct the Director General of Police, New Delhi to take all the seven judges and produce them to a psychiatric medical board attached to the AIIMS Hospital, New Delhi, to conduct appropriate medical tests on the seven accused and submit a copy of the report on or before May 7, 2017,” Justice Karnan said in a signed order, a copy of which was given to the media. Justice Karnan also said that before securing the seven judges their respective families should be accordingly informed.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Rao Inderjit, KK Sharma felicitated at distinguished alumni

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Union Minister Rao Inderjeet Singh, BSF DG KK Sharma and Raghvendra Singh, DG National Archives of India were among the 15 alumni of Delhi University’s Hindu college who were felicitated here today. Distinguished alumni awards, is an annual event by Hindu college where its alumni excelling in various spheres are awarded. “This award ceremony is not merely a platform to honour the old students, but also provides us with an opportunity to know and meet fellow Hinduites,” Singh, the Minister of State for Ministry of Planning said at the award ceremony. Among others who were conferred upon the award include Supreme Court judge Justice Navin Sinha; Gyanendra Badgaiyan, Director General, National Centre for Good Governance; Seetha Somasundaram, Program Director at The ISRO Space Science Program Office; Veena Jain, Director General, DD News; Cricketer and comentator Deep Dasgupta; Sanjay Singh, Chief Representative Director, Tata Sons; Pankaj Saran, Ambassador of India to the Russian Federation; Krishan Varma, Former Special Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat; and Rakesh Kacker, Director, India Habitat Centre.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Hijack threat: Max alert at Mumbai, H’bad, Chennai airports

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Security at international airports in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai was today put on maximum alert after the state police forces and the CISF were informed about a possible aircraft hijack attempt. The security protocols at these civilian air facilities was increased to the level that is done on the Republic Day and the Independence Day and the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which guards the airports, and the police were taking special measures. Mumbai Police last night received an e-mail, purportedly sent by a Hyderabad-based woman. She claimed she overheard six men telling each other that “all 23 people have to split from here and board flights in three cities and hijack planes”. CISF Director General O P Singh told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

ITBP publishes health book for jawans, duty book for wives

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Do not allow your husband to tie the nuptial knot again while he is still married to you; be updated with the regimental number and rank of your husband. These are some of the instructions that border guarding force ITBP has compiled in a unique booklet and distributed among the wives of its troops deployed in far-flung frontier areas and in the hinterlands. The Sino-India frontier force has undertaken a first-time initiative to make aware the wives of its troops about their “rights and duties”. The booklet has been attached in another book that the paramilitary has prepared to educate its jawans and their families about issues of health and personal hygiene. Over 85,000 copies of these two booklets have already been printed and dispatched to the field formations of the force. ITBP Director General Krishna Chaudhary, who has also written a foreword in the book, told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

High alert at Mumbai, H’bad, Chennai airports after hijack

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Security at three major international airports in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai has been stepped up after agencies were informed about a possible hijack attempt of an aircraft from these facilities. Officials said an high alert has been issued to the three facilities after Mumbai Police received an e-mail last night from a woman living there. The e-mail mentions that the woman overheard six boys talking about a possible aircraft hijack attempt at these facilities, they said. The Mumbai Police shared the e-mail with all security and intelligence agencies. A meeting of all stakeholders at these airports was subsequently convened and the input was declared specific and actionable, they said. CISF Director General O P Singh confirmed to(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Prison dept requests cops to trace prisoners who jumped parole

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The Maharashtra Prison Department has requested the state police to trace and nab 673 prisoners, who have jumped parole or furlough and remained untraceable in the last few years, an official said today. “The prison department has prepared a list of 673 prisoners, who jumped parole and did not return to the jails. We are coordinating with the police for the re-arrest of these prisoners,” Dr Bhushankumar Upadhyay, Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) said. “We have sent letters to all the concerned Police Commissionerates and Superintendents of Police at district levels to help us trace these criminals,” he added. Maharshatra has at least 54 prisons, including nine central prisons, one open residential prison, 13 open prisons, one children correction centre and one women prison, the official said. “Around 28,249 prisoners, including undertrials and more than 8,000 convicts, are facing imprisonment,” he said. As per the government policy, parole and furlough leaves are granted to the convicts only, he said. “At least 1,652 prisoners were released on parole and furlough in the last few years. Of them, 673 prisoners did not return to the jails even after their leaves got over,” the official said. Some of them had been released even two decades back, Upadhyay said adding, “After finding that the addresses given by these prisoners were wrong or incorrect, the prison department requested the police to trace them,” he said. According to Upadhyay, in order to avoid such embarrassment in the future, the prison department has decided to take extra precaution while granting parole and furlough.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

GSI to use modern aircraft to map mineral stocks in pilot

“Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal will kickstart a pilot project, worth Rs 110 crore, wherein specially-equipped aircraft will fly from Nagpur airport starting tomorrow,” N Kutambarao, Additional Director General (ADG) of the GSI (Central region) told <!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>For the first time in the country, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) will use sophisticated aircraft to map the mineral stocks located as deep as 20 km in earth in a pilot project beginning tomorrow, officials said. “Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal will kickstart a pilot project, worth Rs 110 crore, wherein specially-equipped aircraft will fly from Nagpur airport starting tomorrow,” N Kutambarao, Additional Director General (ADG) of the GSI (Central region) told(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

Father pays tribute to jawan killed in attack on CRPF convoy in Srinagar

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>“He is a martyr and he laid down his life for the country and Kashmir,” said a grief-stricken father as the coffin of his son constable Shameem Ahmad lay in front of him.The words of M Jamal Sheikh summed up the mood of the people and cops who had gathered to pay last respects to Constable Shameem Ahmad Sheikh, who was killed when militants lobbed a powerful grenade on a joint party of CRPF and police at Nowhatta in sensitive old Srinagar city on Sunday evening.Every eye became moist when cops sounded the last post to pay tributes to Constable Shameem at District Police Lines (DPL) here. Leading the nation in paying the homage was deputy speaker of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Nazir Ahmed Khan Gurezi and Director General of Police Dr SP Vaid.Hailing from Gurez on the Line of Control in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district, the 27-year-old constable is survived by his aged parents, two brothers and two unmarried sisters.The martyr was laid to rest at his native place, Ajar Bandipora, where thousands of people, including SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfikar and other senior police officers attended his Nimaz-e-Jinazah (burial prayers).“You can well understand how painful the death of a child is for his parents. What can we do? Whatever Allah had written has happened. There is no doubt he is a martyr. He has laid down his life for the country and Kashmir”, said M Jamal Sheikh, father of the slain soldier.The words of a grief stricken father could act as a morale booster for thousands of the families of policemen who are at the receiving end of the militants. For the last one month, militants have stormed the houses of at least four cops in south and central Kashmir, threatening their families and ransacking their properties.Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Dr SP Vaid said that jawans have been facing bullets from the militants who hide behind the stone-pelting mob. “Grenade attack is also part of greater design. We will devise a strategy to deal with it. I am sure that with our experience we will be able to handle it,” he said.Paying glowing tributes to the martyr, Dr Vaid said his heart goes out to the family which has lost their son. “Such an attack happened last year also when the situation was bad. My heart goes to the family who lost their dear one,” he said.

J&K: Militants carry out two attacks against policemen in Budgam and Jammu

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Militants carried out two attacks on police forces in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday night, pushing the state to a high alert days ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit and the upcoming parliamentary bye- elections there.The first incident was reported from Budgam district, which falls under Srinagar Parliamentary seat going to polls in the second week of April, where militants barged into the house of a sub-inspector in the night and took his son and a nephew hostage, ransacked the house and set a car ablaze. The militants drove away in the car with the two boys but let them off later, setting the vehicle on fire, police said.The incident came barely three weeks after militants had barged into the house of a senior police officer in Shopian in South Kashmir and ransacked his house, sending a shockwave among police officers fighting militancy for last 26 years.The militants entered the house of Sub Inspector M Subhan Bhat and started ransacking his house in Chadoora area of the district in central Kashmir, official sources said, adding that they later took his son and a nephew as hostage and drove away in the car. According to the police, the militants said they wanted to kill the officer who is currently posted at the Baramulla district jail, where militant-turned separatist leader Masarat Alam is lodged.Director General of Police S P Vaid told PTI that stern action would be taken against those responsible for the incident. “It’s the most unfortunate incident to have happened. The terrorists are feeling the heat and stooping so low. Our humane approach should not be seen as our weakness. I will ensure welfare of every personnel in my force and such incidents will be dealt with an iron hand,” he said.Director General of Prisons SK Mishra told PTI that he has called for a review meeting on Monday to ascertain the safety of his personnel and their families guarding various jails in the state.In another incident, three boys, riding a motor-cycle, threw chilly powder into the eyes of a personal security officer of a cleric in Jammu, besides hitting him with blunt objects and fleeing with his AK-47 rifle. A high alert was immediately sounded in Jammu city and security was beefed up in view of the Prime Minister’s visit there on April 2 for the inauguration of the Chenani-Nashri tunnel. The incident took place on Saturday night when constable Mohd Hanief, PSO of Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool chairman Maulana Dehlavi, was walking down to the district police lines in the night, police said. Police have arrested two of the suspects — Masood and Shahid, and launched a manhunt to track down the third accused Asif who decamped with the AK-47 rifle. Masood hails from Shopian district. All the three have a police record of being stone-pelters and have been missing for some time.The injured constable has been admitted to the Government Medical College in Jammu.

Ensure law & order in UP: DGP to police, civil authorities

<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Acting on the strict orders given by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Director General of Police Javeed Ahmad today stressed on maintaining law and order and communal harmony in the state. At a meeting held in the evening through video conferencing with civil administration and police officials, the DGP and Principal Secretary (Home) Debashish Panda asked to “ensure strict action to maintain law and order”. The officials were also asked to crack down on criminals, organised crime and mafias, and ensure safety of women in the state. “The officers were asked to remain present in their offices on time and work on redressing the problems of the people. Besides, they were asked for better coordination with traders and ensure strict action to maintain communal harmony,” a senior police official said. A meeting was held earlier in the day by the DGP in which the security of the chief minister was reviewed and officers were directed to undertake elaborate measures for the purpose. “No laxity will be tolerated in this”, the DGP said in his directive during the meeting.(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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