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Tag: Security Personnel

Federal Bank to give scholarships to children of martyrs

Kochi: Federal Bank on Monday launched two schemes for the welfare of the families of armed forces personnel. From the academic year 2019-20 onwards, the bank will be giving a scholarship of up to Rs 1 lakh per year to the children of martyred armed forces personnel for pursuing higher studies, said a press release. […]

Leopard spotted again near Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: Security was heightened in Palaspalli area of Bhubaneswar after a leopard, which was found lurking in one of the commercial establishments in the area Sunday night, was spotted again in the wee hours today by a security personnel deployed at the ATS Tower. While the local people have been asked not to venture out […]

Fierce encounter between Police and Maoists in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Huge cache of arms and ammunition were seized by security personnel from a Maoist camp today after a fierce encounter with the red rebels in Tulasi Pahada area of Malkangiri district. Acting on a tip-off about the Maoist camp, police conducted a search operation late last night. The ultras who were camping in the […]

WB to get security personnel from Assam, AP, Odisha and Sikkim for Monday panchayat polls

Kolkata: Around 1,500 security personnel from four neighbouring states like Assam, Odisha, Sikkim and Andhra Pradesh will be arriving to West Bengal for the panchayat elections scheduled on Monday, a senior official said on Friday. While ten companies (each company comprising of 80 personnel) of forces will be arriving from Andhra Pradesh while the North-Eastern […]

Kunduli shame… What, when, how & what next?

Bhubaneswar: From Kunduli to Bhubaneswar, from Koraput to New Delhi, the controversy surrounding the alleged gang rape of minor girl Sasmita in October 2017 and her suicide last month is certainly not coming to an end. Beyond politics, administration and judiciary, the incident has created ripples in the society in general. Recently, chief minister Naveen […]

Koraput gang rape: Maoists deny role, call for bandh on Monday

Koraput: With the identity of the accused involved in the Kunduli minor girl gang rape case yet to be ascertained by Odisha Police, an active Maoist body has denied involvement of its cadres in the incident. Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) in an audio tape has denied role of Maoist men in the heinous […]

Koraput gang rape: SCW registers case

Bhubaneswar: Taking stern note of the gang rape of a minor girl allegedly by ‘men in uniform, Odisha State Commission for Women (SCW) on Friday registered a case and its team will be shortly visiting the survivor, who is now battling for life at Sahid Laxman Nayak Medical College and Hospital in Koraput. It’s now […]

Koraput gang rape: Investigations on right track, says Odisha DGP

Bhubaneswar:  After tagging it as a ‘Red Flag’ category case, Odisha Police on Thursday formed special teams to conduct a detailed investigation into the gang rape of a minor girl allegedly by ‘men in uniform’ at Pottangi in Koraput district. DGP RP Sharma informed that five police teams are on the job while investigation into […]

Minor allegedly gang raped by 4 security men in Koraput

Koraput: A minor girl was allegedly gang raped by four jawans engaged in anti-Maoist operations in Koraput district on Tuesday. Though it is still unclear whether jawans of CoBRA or BSF were behind the atrocity against the Class IX student, a high level probe is now being demanded into the incident. According to reports, four […]

Rameswar Oraon-NCST
Kandhamal killings: Forces didn't follow SOP, says NCST chief

Baliguda: Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) Dr Rameswar Oraon today said the security personnel did not follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) during the anti-Maoist operation in Kandhamal district, which led to the tragic death of six innocent tribals. “The security personnel must adhere to the SOP during an operation against the […]