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Ministry of Home Affairs approves restructuring of CRPF cadre

The Union Ministry of Home Affairs has approved a major cadre restructuring of general duty staff of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The restructuring will benefit 2.37-lakh troops by ensuring faster promotions and monetary benefits. Cadre Restructuring The restricting will result in a 100 per cent jump in sanctioned strength for the rank of sub-inspector ..

Santosh Rana, veteran Naxalite leader, passes away

Santosh Rana (76), the veteran Naxalite leader, has passed away in Kolkata on June 29, 2019. He is one of the foremost leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) and a major thinker on caste, class and tribal politics in West Bengal and winner of a top literary award in the State. The CPI-ML ..

A K Patnaik committee to review cases against tribals in naxal-hit areas of Chhattisgarh

The Congress government in Chhattisgarh has recently constituted a high-level committee under a retired Supreme Court judge to review cases against tribals who are in prison for alleged involvement in Left-Wing Extremism (LWE). This marks a shift from the stance adopted by the previous BJP government which was often accused of targeting social rights activists ..

What is Urban Naxalism?

The term Urban Naxals is not clearly defined. The origin of the word can be traced to the book and a few essays by film-maker and social media opinion-maker Vivek Agnihotri’s book, Urban Naxals: The Making of Buddha in a Traffic Jam. The phrase of Urban Naxals is loosely attributed to the people with naxalite ..

Tata Trusts signs MoU with Government of India (GoI) to provide development support in Naxal-hit districts in Chhattisgarh

Tata Trusts, the philanthropic organisation, has signed a MoU with the Government of India (GoI) to provide development initiatives in 8 worst Naxal-affected districts in Chhattisgarh, which were covered under the “transformation of aspirational” districts programme of NITI Ayog. As per the pact, the Tata Trusts will help the government in conducting surveys and providing ..

E N Rammohan, former director of BSF passes away

E N Rammohan (77), a celebrated IPS officer and former director general of the Border Security Force (BSF), has passed away in New Delhi on April 8, 2018. He was known for his handlebar moustache, discipline, leadership skills, and a no-nonsense attitude that took him far in the police establishment. He was a 1965-batch IPS ..

The 56th raising day of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) celebrated on 24 October

The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has celebrated its 56th raising day on October 24, 2017. The ITBP guards 3488 KMs long borders in the Himalayas on the BOPs at altitudes ranging from 9K to 18.7 K ft. Apart from border guarding, the Force is also deployed for Anti-Naxal Operations and other Internal Security duties. ..

MK Damodaran, former Advocate General of Kerala, passes away

MK Damodaran (77), the veteran lawyer and former Advocate General of Kerala, has passed away in Kochi, Kerala. He was one of the most popular figures at the Kerala High Court and was well known for defending the Naxalites during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. He was expert in both criminal and civil cases ..