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Peru declares 60-day state of emergency

Peru declared a 60-day state of emergency on its Colombian border to ensure security from the menace of drug trafficking in a region. The state of emergency has been declared in Peru’s Amazonian province of Putumayo, which is separated from Colombia by the river of the same name. The president informed the first patrol was carried out by the Peru police and armed forces.

Kolkata gets all women police squad

The Kolkata Police has commissioned its exclusive women squad “The Winners” to combat crime on women across the metropolitan city. The new batch of policewomen would be deployed at specific places to move where civilian women face danger from possible assault and criminal attacks. Keshari Nath Tripathi is the current governor of West Bengal.

Delhi Police to control CCTV project

A panel set up by Delhi L-G Anil Baijal has said Delhi government’s flagship CCTV project will not be controlled by the AAP government but will be under the L-G via Delhi Police. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal called the panel “illegal” and directed PWD Secretary Manoj Parida to propose the installation of one lakh cameras in the next cabinet meeting.

Punjab orders mandatory dope test

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a mandatory dope test for all government employees, including police personnel, from the time of their recruitment through every stage of their service. Drug screening will be mandatory in cases of promotions, and also be a part of annual medical examinations. The state’s Chief Secretary has been asked to issue an order.

Do not appoint police officer as acting DGP

The Supreme Court restricted the choice of State governments to appoint their Directors General of Police. Instead, State governments should henceforth send their proposals for DGPs to the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) three months before the incumbent is due to retire. The UPSC will prepare a panel of officers fit to be DGP in the State concerned and send them back.

First woman DGP assumes office

The first woman Directorate General of Police of Puducherry, S. Sundari Nanda assumed office on Monday. She is replaced by outgoing DGP S.K Gautam, who is transferred to New Delhi. Ms.Nanda has earlier served as the Special Commissioner of Police (Headquarters), Delhi Police.

EAM Sushma Swaraj launched Passport Seva app

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj launched Mobile Passport Application on the occasion of 6th Passport Seva Divas on 26 June 2018 in New Delhi. Through mPassportSeva app, people can apply for a passport from any part of the country. Police verification will be done on the address, provided by the applicant on the app, another step towards simplification of passport service to people.

2 women battalions to be raised in J&K

To enhance the representation of women in the State Police, the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved raising two women Battalions for Jammu & Kashmir Police. One battalion each would be raised for Jammu region and Kashmir region. 60% of posts would be kept reserved for women of 10 border districts namely, Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Poonch, Rajouri, Baramulla, Bandipora, Kupwara, Kargil and Leh.

India to get its 1st police museum in Delhi

India will get its first national police museum in Lutyens Delhi, a senior official said. The museum, which will depict the history of central and state police forces, will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the National Police Memorial. It will be inaugurated on Police Commemoration Day, which is held on October 21.

CRPF jawan posthumously given PM’s medal

CRPF constable Harvinder Singh has been posthumously honoured with the PM’s police medal for saving the lives of Vaishno Devi pilgrims in 2016. Singh had been helping pilgrims reach the shrine when he saw some women and children trapped under a landslide. While saving them, he was hit by a huge rock, later succumbing to his injuries.

Haryana to have one-stop centres for women

Each district of Haryana will now get one-stop centres (OSCs) to facilitate integrated services for women affected by violence. The aim of these centres is to facilitate integrated services for women affected by violence. These services would include police assistance, medical aid, psycho-social counselling etc. One stop centre is 100% centrally sponsored scheme under the Nirbhaya Fund.

Mumbai to get UAV surveillance

To enhance women’s safety, Mumbai police are planning to use Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance and install `panic buttons’ across the city. The measures are part of a Rs 252-crore Safe City Project, which will be implemented fully in three years. The use of UAVs for women’s safety will be the first in the country.

Railways to install ‘panic button’

16 : With a view to strengthen security of women passengers in trains, North Eastern Railway plans to deploy women police personnel on trains during night hours as well as install ‘panic buttons’ in coaches. Currently, women passengers have to depend on either on helpline numbers. Among the other measures proposed to ensure women safety are having a different colour on the women coaches.

UNDP to set up skill development centre

United Nations Development Programme will soon set up a skill development centre at ‘Bharosa,’ in Hyderabad. ‘Bharosa,’ an initiative of Hyderabad City Police, is a state-of-the-art centre to support women and children who are victims of violence. The centre will empower vulnerable & marginalised women by imparting skills training.

100 One Stop centres for distressed women

Centre has approved setting up of 100 additional One-Stop centres in 9 states to help violence affected women. States in which these centres will be set up are Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, MP, Maharashtra, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Tamil Nadu & UP. These centres aim to facilitate integrated services for violence affected women like police assistance, social counseling, medical & legal aid.

India, Sri lanka agree on information exchange

India & Sri Lanka have agreed on cooperation on exchange of information & other aspects to tackle smuggling of drugs in both countries. The decision was taken at the 3rd bilateral meeting between India’s Narcotics Control Bureau & Sri Lanka’s Police Narcotics Bureau. Use of sea route to smuggle drugs & sharing of best practices & training needs were also a part of the discussion.

Chhattisgarh to recruit transgender in police

To promote gender equality, Chhattisgarh govt has decided to recruit transgender in the police force. Chhattisgarh is the first state to recruit transgenders for police while Tamil Nadu is the first state to hire India’s first transgender police officer. In 2014, Supreme Court declared transgender people as the 3rd gender & ruled that they have equal privilege over the fundamental rights.

eOffice system launched by Hyderabad police

The Hyderabad city police launched the ‘eOffice’ System in the city Police Commissionerate office as a citizen-friendly initiative. eOffice is a ‘product suit’ developed by NIC and it aims at handling files in a more efficient and transparent manner to improve the responsiveness to citizens. The system helps in faster clearance of files and it envisions a paper-less office.

‘Sagar Kavach’ began in Kerala

A two-day coastal security exercise ‘Sagar Kavach’ began on 24th April to strengthen and assess the loopholes in the coastal security mechanism along Kerala shores.The Coast Guard, the Navy, Coastal Police and Marine Enforcement wing are participating in the exercise. 3 ships of the navy, 10 of Coastguard, four fishing boats, besides 20 coastal police stations are taking part in the drill.

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, AFSPA has been removed completely from Meghalaya.The AFSPA act, empowers security forces to conduct operations and arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice. In Arunachal Pradesh, the AFSPA has been reduced from 16 police stations areas bordering Assam to eight police stations.

India to join countries having Sex Offender DB

India will join a club of 8 countries with a sexual offender database to monitor and track those convicted of such crimes.National Crime Records Bureau will maintain a national database and profile of sexual offenders. This data will be regularly shared with states and Union Territories for tracking, monitoring and investigation, including verification of antecedents by police.

Tripura to set up crime wing of state police

The Tripura government has decided to set up a ‘well-equipped’ crime branch under the state police to deal with unlawful activities such as drug and narcotics peddling. The new wing will be modelled after Delhi Police‘s crime branch. The crime branch would exclusively deal with crimes like drug peddling, indulging in social unrest and crimes on women.

Digital Speed Gun Cameras in Chandigarh

Chandigarh has become the 1st city in North India to install Automatic Speed Gun Cameras with digital displays for traffic management. The high-tech speed cameras are equipped with night vision technology & will record the speed of oncoming traffic, helping Chandigarh Police to issue challans to anyone driving above the city speed limits The cameras will also beware motorists of overspeeding

NCRB launches Mobile App useful for Citizens

The National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB) has introduced Citizen Services Mobile App, which is a bouquet of 9 police related services. These services will provide a smooth interface between Citizens and Police. Another feature of the App also enables a complainant to download FIR. States/UTs can host this App on their platform through which citizens can register Police Complaint.

Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation

The Government has approved to institute the ?Union Home Minister‘s Medal for Excellence in Police Investigation? to promote high professional standards of Investigation of Crime in the State/UT Police and Central Investigating Agencies. A total of 162 medals will be awarded every year. The names of awardees will be declared on 15th August every year.

Delhi women safety app fail to serve purpose

The women safety app =”Himmat” has failed to serve its purpose as it has only 30,821 registered users out of Delhi‘s population of 1.9 crore, a parliamentary panel said. The panel identified the app‘s complex registration process and non-availability in Hindi as the reasons for its limited number of users. =Himmat‘ app was launched by the Delhi Police in 2015.

First cyber police station of Haryana

The first cyber police station of Haryana has been established in Gurugram where cyber offences related cases will be registered. The cyber police station was inaugurated by the chief executive officer, Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority, Gurugram. The police station would work under the direct supervision of ACP Crime/DCP Crime Gurugram.

Cops Eye: New app to help police

Madurai police have come up with a new app ?Cops Eye.? Based on face recognition feature, it would help them detect people with criminal backgrounds by clicking photographs. The data of 2,000 criminals has their names, photographs and details of criminal cases. Taking photograph of any person whose data is available with the centralised criminal analysing system will give all particulars.

ITBP men to learn Chinese

Indo-Tibetan Border Police has geared up to break the language barrier with their Chinese counterparts by learning Chinese to boost security management skills.25 jawans & officials of ITBP will take up a 1 year certificate course in Chinese language at Sanchi University of Buddhist-Indic Studies. Learning Chinese will also help ITBP in their interactions with civilians in the border areas.

Maldives’ Chief Justice arrested

Maldives police has arrested the country’s Chief Justice Abdulla Saeed along with Supreme Court judge Ali Hameed.It came after President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom declared a 15-day state of emergency on Monday.The political crisis began after the Maldives government refused to obey a court order to release political prisoners and accused the court of attempting to impeach the President.

Indian Railways to create database

For the first time, Railways will have a database of workers engaged by contractors in non-operational areas such as housekeeping, cleaning, consultancy etc.The database is being created to keep an eye on any violation of labour rights. It will comprise of details of all workers with their personal details, police verification, medical insurance, identification certificate & other details.

8th National Voters’ Day- 25th January

The Election Commission of India celebrated the 8th National Voters’ Day across the country on 25th January for enhanced participation of citizens in the electoral process.The National level function was held in New Delhi. President Kovind gave away awards for best electoral practices to District Collectors, Superin-tendents of Police and other functionaries involved in election management.

Goa deploys aerial surveillance system

The Goa Police announced deployment of the advanced aerial surveillance system whose main objective is to monitor suspicious activities or gatherings.The system can offer a detailed view of activities on the ground from certain height. The primary objective is to monitor any unusual gatherings, fights and/or suspicious activities.

O.P Singh to Take Over As UP DGP

The Centre relieved CISF chief O P Singh for his cadre Uttar Pradesh, where he is expected to take over as the new Director General of Police (DGP).Singh (59) is expected to take over as the Uttar Pradesh DGP. The post has been lying vacant for over a fortnight after Sulkhan Singh retired on December 31.

Sarjubala wins National Championship

Former world silver medallist Sarjubala Devi representing Manipur claimed the gold in 48 kg category in the National Women’s Boxing Championships.Asian champion L Sarita Devi representing the All India Police, AIP picked up a gold medal in the 60 kg category. Sarjubala Devi was also given the best boxer trophy.

SP Mardi new Himachal DGP

BJP government appointed S P Mari, a 1986-batch IPS as New Director General of police in Himachal Pradesh.Incumbent DGP Somesh Goyal, who is a 1984-batch IPS officer and was holding additional charge of the Prisons and Correctional services, will retain his charge of Prisons. He earlier had held the posts of Additional DGP (CID).

Modi To Address Conference in MP

Prime Minister will attend a top-level police conference on January 7-8 at the Border Security Force (BSF) Academy at Tekanpur in Gwalior.He had earlier addressed the conference in the National Police Academy in Hyderabad in 2016. Annual Conference of DGPs and IGPs of states is an event where top police officers share and discuss security-related issues.

Tourist-friendly police in Puducherry

Puducherry government has launched a special police force, with distinct blue-coloured head gears, to ensure the safety of visitors.The personnel of the newly-launched ‘Tourist Police’ wing would wear blue badges bearing the police emblem.The change in colour was aimed at easy identification of the personnel by tourists thronging the Union Territory.

Odisha police to go digital from Jan 1

The Odisha police is all set to go digital from Jan. 1, 2018 with computerisation of police station work under the Criminal Tracking and Networking System.The project is being implemented under the national e-governance initiative at a cost of ` 61 crore.Now all the records will be maintained online to avoid duplicity of works.

Om Prakash appointed as UP’s new DGP

Om Prakash Singh will be the new Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh.Om Prakash Singh will succeed incumbent Sulkhan Singh.Till the new appointee takes charge, Anand Kumar, additional director general (Law and Order) will look after the day-to-day affairs.

Abhay Appointed Director General of NCB

Senior IPS officer Abhay was appointed Director General of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).He is at present working in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved his appointment to the post till November 18, 2019.The post was lying vacant after R R Bhatnagar took over as DG of CRPF in April 2017.

Inter-state programme for child labour

An inter-state collaborative event between Maharashtra and Bihar to combat child labour and trafficking was held in Mumbai.It aimed at increasing coordination between the two states for rescue and rehabilitation to stop child labour and trafficking.The collaboration, involves police officers, officials from the Labour & Women and Child Development departments, NGOs & civil society members.

Use of plastic bullets against protester

As per the SOP adopted by J&K Police including law enforcing agencies for dispersal of unlawful assembly, less lethal weapons should be used as per the established use-of-force policy.The use of force should be guided by objectives of restoring peace, dispersal of violent unlawful assembly etc.The hierarchy of usage of forces inter-alia includes use of rubber bullet/ plastic bullets.

#MuhPeTaala campaign launched

Axis Bank in association with Mumbai Police has launched its latest campaign #MuhPeTaala to promote safe banking. The aim of this campaign is to raise awareness about how to keep oneself safe from falling prey to fraudulent calls asking information such as pin code, CVV, OTP etc. It cautions the viewers that no bank will ever ask for any of these details.

Centre initiates safecity plan for women

Centre has initiated the process of formulating comprehensive safe-city plans for women in 8 metropolitan cities of the country. The plan will be implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow & Hyderabad. Steering Committee meeting, under the chairmanship of Rajiv Gauba was held to examine steps taken by police & civil administration for women’s safety.

Committee to curb custodial deaths

Maharashtra set up a seven-member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary Sudhir Shrivastava to recommend ways to stop the custodial deaths. Minister of State for Home Deepak Kesarkar informed that the committee will recommend measures so that people get proper treatment at police stations. He said that, the number of custodial deaths in Maharashtra has now come down from 36 to 15-16.

First transgender in Rajasthan Police

On 14th November 2017, Ganga Kumari became the first transgender to be inducted into Rajasthan Police. Ganga Kumari is a resident of Raniwara in Jalore district of Rajasthan. She was selected in the police recruitment examination for constables in 2013.

Mahender Reddy is new DGP

Hyderabad Police Commissioner M. Mahender Reddy is appointed as DGP of Telangana. Mr. Reddy will be the second DGP of Telangana state carved out in 2014. He will succeed Anurag Sharma. Mr. Sharma was appointed advisor to the Home department. Mr. Reddy got selected for IPS while pursuing M.Tech. in IIT Delhi. He served as Assistant SP of Godavarikhani in Karimnagar and Guntur town.

Karnataka gets 1st woman police chief

Neelmani N. Raju is Karnataka’s first woman Director General and Inspector General of Police. She will take over from Rupak Kumar Dutta, who is retiring from service. Neelamani N. Raju is a 1983 batch IPS (Indian Police Service) officer. She is the second woman IPS officer to join the Karnataka cadre. She is a native of Uttar Pradesh.

SK Sinha appointed Secretary (security)

Senior police officer SK Sinha was appointed as the Secretary (security) in the Cabinet Secretariat. He is a 1983 batch IPS officer of Bihar cadre. He is at present special director in the Intelligence Bureau. He has been appointed in place of ARK Kini. Secretary (security) is the administrative head of the SPG, who is responsible for monitoring the security arrangements for Prime Minister

New DG of Bureau of Police Research

Senior police officer AP Maheshwari was appointed as Director General of Bureau of Police Research and Development. He is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He is currently a Special Director in Border Security Force. He has been appointed in place of Meeran C Borwankar. Meeran C Borwankar is a 1981 batch IPS officer of Maharashtra cadre, whose tenure ended last month.

ITBP gets GSAT-6 communication satellite

In a bid to enhance security, Union Government has armed the Indo-Tibetan Border Police with access to ‘GSAT-6’ communication satellite’s feeds to track activities along the Himalayan border. ISRO geostationary communication satellite, GSAT-6 was launched in August 2015. Satellite will also perform multiple tasks such as aiding in navigation, collecting data and image mapping.

Alok Pateria appointed as ADG, CISF

Alok Kumar Pateria has been appointed as the new additional director general (ADG) of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The appointment of Pateria as the CISF ADG is on deputation basis for a period up to May 31, 2020. Pateria is a 1986 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre.

UP doubles ex-gratia amount for police

Uttar Pradesh State Government under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced to double the ex-gratia amount for police officials martyred on duty. Post this announcement, the ex-gratia amount for Police officials martyred on duty stands, revised to Rs. 40 lakh from Rs. 20 lakh earlier. Adityanath made this announcement at the Police Commemoration Day Parade in Lucknow.

Peru legalized medical marijuana

Peru’s conservative Congress passed a bill to legalize medical uses of marijuana. This legislation was proposed by Preu’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. It came after police cracked down on a group of mothers making cannabis oil in a makeshift laboratory to treat their children suffering from epilepsy, a neurological disorder.

Pension for govt staff widows restored

CM Amarinder Singh has restored the Special Family Pension for widows of government employees killed by extremists. He has agreed to extend the Red Card scheme to families of police personnel killed during the militancy period. He said that pension under the scheme would be made available to the widow till her death as against the earlier provision of it being provided until her remarriage.

Police Commemoration Day

The Police Commemoration Day is observed on October 21st every year. The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh will attend the Police Commemoration Day Parade at the Police Memorial Ground. On the occasion, he will also lay wreath and pay homage at the Police Memorial. The day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen while defending our borders with China in 1959.

Punjab police launches foot patrolling

In a bid to check criminal activities in the state, Punjab police has launched an initiative whereby police personnel will patrol designated areas on foot to keep a watch on anti-social elements. The aim of this initiative is to reduce incidence of crime by increasing the presence of police in vulnerable locations. The initiative would also build a bridge for people-friendly policing.

No firecrackers this Diwali

On 9th October 2017, the Supreme Court (SC) imposed a ban on the sale of firecrackers till 31st October 2017, in the National Capital Region (NCR)-Delhi. SC has also ordered that a relevant agency should compute the impact of a noise-and smoke-free festival this year. The SC suspended all licenses issued by the Delhi Police to shopkeepers that allowed them to sell fireworks.

First marine police training institute

Modi announced the setting up of the country’s first “Marine Police Training Institute” at the newly created Dev Bhoomi Dwarka district of Gujarat. The training will be different compared to the training to the police force, because they will be connected to providing security within 5 kilometers boundary along the coastline. Modi arrived Gujarat on a two-day tour.

India to help Myanmar in police training

The Cabinet gave ex-post facto approval to a MoU between India and Myanmar on upgradation of the Women’s Police Training Centre at Yamethin, Myanmar. MoU was signed on September 6. It covers upgradation of the Police Centre to further augment the capabilities of the Myanmar government to build capacities of its police force with technical and financial assistance from the Indian government.

Rajni Mishra takes charge as new DG SSB

Rajni Kant Mishra has taken over as the Director General, Sashastra Seema Bal succeeding Smt. Archana Ramasundaram. A 1984 batch IPS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Mishra was serving as Additional Director General of Border Security Force. Mishra is a recipient of Police Medal in 2003 and Prestigious President Police Medal in 2009.

First Indian woman to scale Mt Manaslu

An Indian Police Service Officer of UP Cadre, Aparna Kumar became the first Indian woman to scale Mount Manaslu, which is the 8th highest mountain peak in the world. Exactly at 10.00 am on September 25, Kumar took up a mission to climb Mount Manaslu in the west-central part of Nepal. She has already successfully scaled the highest peaks of six continents out of seven continents.

Agreement to train Afghanistan police

After training Afghan Army officers & soldiers for 4 years, India will now train Afghan police officers. India & Afghanistan have exchanged a memorandum of understanding, which will see Afghan police forces trained in India for the 1st time. It follows a reworking of US Afghan strategy, outlined by President Trump in which he called on India to play a larger role in stabilizing Afghanistan

57th National Open Athletics

The 57th National Open Athletics Championships will begin at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai. Around 1200 athletes from various states & departments/PSU would be taking part in the meet. Among the institutions to be represented include All India Police Sports Board, ONGC, LIC, apart from Railways & Services. The participants include country’s top track & field athletes.

New director general of NIA

Senior Indian Police Service officer Y C Modi was appointed as the new director general of National Investigation Agency. He will replace Sharad Kumar, who is set to retire on Oct 30. Modi is an IPS officer of 1979 batch of Haryana cadre & was appointed as the chief of NIA in 2013. He had been part of a Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team that probed 2002 Gujarat riots case.

Forces, UTs to source goods from GeM

All central armed police forces & Union Territories have been asked to procure goods & services from govt’s e-market place (GeM) to meet their requirements at competitive prices. The move is aimed at bringing in more transparency & streamlining procurement process of these forces, which include CISF,CRPF & ITBP. So far, these forces & UTs are sourcing goods & services through tendering process

Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus

Former CBI director R K Raghavan has been appointed as the Indian High Commissioner to Cyprus. Raghavan, who was CBI director from Jan 1999 to April 2001, had investigated high profile cases like Priyadarshini Mattoo murder case, 2002 Gujarat riots. Raghavan is a recipient of Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service.

Rajnath Singh Inaugurates YUVA

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the YUVA – a skill development programme and an initiative by Delhi Police under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. YUVA aims to connect with youth by upgrading their skill as per their competencies. Delhi Police has tied up with NSDC and CII for providing mass job linked skill training for the selected youth.

Mandarin made a must for ITBP

Following Doklam standoff, Indo Tibetan Border Police has decided to make it compulsory for new recruits to learn Chinese language — both Mandarin & version of the language that is spoken in Tibet. Good knowledge of Chinese language will help in avoiding misunder-standings & lead to better resolution of confrontations. Currently, about 150 officers & men in ITBP know the language.

Dharmendra Kumar appointed as DG, RPF

CISF ADG Dharmendra Kumar has been appointed as director general of the Railway Protection Force. Kumar is a 1984 batch IPS officer of Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre. Before being appointed additional director general (ADG), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Kumar was serving as special commissioner (Special Unit) in the Delhi Police.

Physical Police verification to end

Govt is planning to end physical police verification for passports by replacing it with a connection to national database of crimes & criminals that will keep track of background of a passport applicant. CCTNS is expected to be linked with passport service allowing online police verification for passports within a year. It will minimise contact with police & reduce time.

Digital police portal

A digital police portal under CCTNS project, which aims to create a national database of crimes & criminals, was launched by Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It will provide 11 searches and 46 reports from the national database for state police and central investigation agencies. It will also provide citizens. facility for online complaint registration and request for antecedent verification.

990 personnel awarded Police Medals

990 personnel have been awarded Police Medals on the occasion of the Independence Day this year. President’s Police Medal for Gallantry has been awarded posthumously to Chhattisgarh Police’s STF Platoon Commander Shankar Rao. Center honoured 2 CRPF commandants with Kirti Chakra and conferred 40 of the 190 police gallantry medals to J&K police & CRPF/BSF personnel deployed in the Valley.

Govt merges NCRB with BPRD

National Crime Records Bureau has been merged with another central police organisation the BPRD by the govt. Merger aims to improve efficiency of development works related to policing. It will also boost crime data collection & research efforts of the two organisations. BPRD Director General will head the merged new entity, NCRB Director, an Additional DG rank post will report to the former.

Delhi Police ties up with Uber

Uber is collaborating with Delhi Police to allow quick access to Himmat, a women safety mobile app, through the rider app. This is Delhi Police’s first partnership with a technology company to intensify its focus on safety of women in the city. Uber aims to act as a force multiplier and expand its access to all of Uber’s women riders. Himmat app currently has over 31,000 registered users.

End to immediate arrests in dowry cases

Supreme Court has put an end to immediate arrest of the husband and his family members in the dowry harassment case. Police will now have to conduct a preliminary inquiry before making any arrest. The court’s latest order came as complaints piled up over the years alleging misuse of the anti-dowry harassment law framed in 1983 following a spate of dowry-related deaths by disgruntled wives.

Delhi Police to get ‘super cop’ belts

Delhi police will be the 1st state police who will get ‘super cop belt’. It is a specially designed belt used by Police in UK, USA, Russia and para-military forces like CRPF, CISF, NSG. These belt will help cops to keep things like Gun, Security Batten, Wireless Set Pouch & ammunition pouch. Delhi Police has flouted a tender for 10,000 belts for its officers performing ground duties.

Beef detection kit

Directorate of FSL in Maharashtra has developed a portable kit which can determine if a meat sample contains beef or not. If meat sample fed into the kit is beef, the sample turns yellow and will be sent for further confirmation to FSL. Cow Meat Detection ELISA Kit can provide results within 30 mins. It will help police secure more convictions in cases of beef possession or transportation.

New NDRF Chief appointed

Himachal Pradesh director general of police Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as the new chief of the National Disaster Response Force. The post of NDRF director general (DG) fell vacant after incumbent R K Pachnanda was appointed as the chief of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Kumar, who is the director general of police in Himachal Pradesh, is set to retire in December next year.

Pachnanda takes charge as DG of ITBP

Senior IPS officer R K Pachnanda took charge as the chief of the Indo-China border guarding force ITBP. Prior to his appointment, he was serving as the DG of National Disaster Response Force. He is a 1983-batch police officer of West Bengal cadre and was handed over the baton of about 90,000-personnel by outgoing Director General Krishna Chaudhary. He is the 29th Chief of the ITBP.

National Statistics Day

National Statistics Day is observed every year on 29 June, on the occasion of Birth anniversary of India’s eminent statistician Late Prof Mahalanobis. Aim of this Day is to create public awareness about importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation, to acknowledge the contribution of Prof. Mahalanobis. Theme for 2017 Statistics Day is Administrative Statistics.

UN votes to reduce peacekeepers

UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution sharply reducing the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s Darfur region. The resolution will reduce the number of peacekeepers by 44% and number of international police by about 27% in the Darfur mission. The UN-AU force was established in 2007 with a mandate to help protect civilians in Darfur.

Sonu Nigam lends his voice for ITBP

Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam has sung a 2.17 minute long hindi song for Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force. The video of the song which features ITBP border posts, its personnel and their modern equipment will be played at every ceremonial and official event of the paramilitary force from now on. The song was unveiled by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi as he visited ITBP’s headquarters.

CRPF launches helpline ‘Madadgaar’

Central Reserve Police Force has launched a 24×7 helpline “Madadgaar” at Srinagar’s Tagore Hall. The aim of the helpline is to assist Kashmiris, especially students studying all over the country who face security issues and other problems away from the home. It would also aid in career counselling for those interested in joining the paramilitary forces.

Controversial anti-terror law passed

Japan passed a controversial anti-terror law that sparked street protests and warnings from critics that it would stomp on citizens’ privacy rights and lead to over-the-top police surveillance. The government argues it is necessary to prevent terrorism ahead of the 2020 Olympics. The legislation would criminalise plotting and preparing to commit 277 “serious crimes”.

1st HC judge To Retire While Absconding

Calcutta High Court Judge CS Karnan, who has been missing since he faced arrest under the Contempt of Courts Act, retired, becoming the first HC judge to retire while absconding. In May, a 7 judge bench found him guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to 6 months in jail. Before West Bengal Police could arrest him, he reportedly left for Chennai and has been untraceable ever since.

Delhi Police Launches Bicycle Patrols.

31 : Delhi Police has launched a bicycle patrol scheme to increase police presence in congested areas of the city. 65 high-end bicycles have been acquired for the same. One of the main areas of focus of these bicycle patrols will be parks where people including senior citizens and women go for walks. Bicycle patrols will move around in pairs and each patrol will cover a distance of 2 to 5 kms,

Pune police wins FICCI smart policing

The Pune city police have bagged the FICCI Smart Police Award for the year 2017. ‘Mahila Suraksha’ project of city police won the award. Rashmi Shukla, Commissioner of Pune Police received the award. Initiatives like “BuddyCop” was launched to help women working in IT companies and “Damini squad” involving women police officials played a key role in tightening the security.

World’s first robot police officer.

Dubai has recruited world’s first robot police officer at the 4th Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference. This robot is known as robocop. It is around 5-foot tall and weighs a 100kg. It can not only identify hand gestures from a distance of up to 1.5 m, but can also detect people’s emotions and facial expressions. The robot will patrol shopping malls and other tourist attractions.

Sweden drop investigation against Julian

Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation. British police said he would still be arrested if he left the Ecuadorean embassy in London where he has been holed up for five years. Assange took refuge in the embassy in June 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden after two women made rape and sexual molestation allegations against him,

Viswanathan takes charge as COP

Senior IPS Officer A K Viswanathan today assumed charge as Commissioner of Police, Greater Chennai. Viswanathan replaces Karan Singha. Viswanathan has held various responsibilities, including Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) and also as City Police Commissioner, Coimbatore. He was also in CBI on deputation and had served as Superintendent of Police in several districts.

Kerala tops in public affairs index

Kerala has secured first rank and Bihar has ranked last on this year’s Public Affairs Index (PAI), compiled on basis of a survey by Public Affairs Centre. The survey was based on 10 themes, 26 focus subjects and 82 indicators. Kerala, Assam and Madhya Pradesh secured top three ranks in implementation of social protection policies.

CRPF command shifted to Chhattisgarh

The strategic anti-Naxal operations command headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force has been shifted back from Kolkata to Raipur.
In 2010, the central zone command headquarters was shifted from Raipur to Kolkata owing to logistics and connectivity issues. The decision comes after 25 CRPF troops were killed by naxals in Sukma.

4-point plan to improve Sino-India ties

China has proposed a four-point initiative to overcome differences and deepen relations with India. First point is to start negotiation on a Treaty of Friendly Cooperation. Second is to restart negotiation of China-India Free Trade Agreement. Third is to strive for an early harvest on the border issue. Fourth is to actively explore the feasibility of aligning OBOR and Act East Policy.

Biggest combing operation in Kashmir

The security forces have launched a massive cordon and combing operation in south Kashmir’s Shopian district following the recent militant attacks on policemen and banking facilities. This is the first time in 15 years that the combing operation of this magnitude has been conducted by the security forces. The objective behind the operation is to bring the situation in Kashmir under control.

Cabinet approves National Steel Policy

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given its approval to the National Steel Policy 2017. The Cabinet also approved a policy for use of domestic steel products in government organisations. The policy projects crude steel capacity of 300 million tonne, production of 255 million tonne and robust finished steel per capita consumption of 158 kg by 2030-31.

National Health Policy 2017 announced

Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda has announced the National Health Policy 2017. NHP’s main focus is ‘comprehensive and universal wellness’. Two very significant and patient centric initiatives have recently received approval are the Mental Healthcare Act 2017 and the HIV & AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2017. The Acts are one of the many sub components of the NHP 2017

‘Oorja’ Talent Hunt Tournament-2017

29 : The Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have been tasked to conduct ‘Oorja’, – CAPFs Under-19 Football Talent Hunt Tournament – 2017. CAPFs will be jointly organizing the tournament under the aegis of All India Police Sports Control Board throughout the country from May 1-15, 2017. It is being used to generate interest regarding football in the country.

New Director General of CRPF appointed

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar was appointed as the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force. The action comes after 25 CXRPF officers were killed in Sukma. Bhatnagar will be replacing acting DG Sudeep Lakhtakia. Currently, Bhatnagar serves as DG of the Narcotics Control Bureau.