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Mamata Banerjee terms Cooch Behar firing as “genocide”

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee has termed the deaths in Cooch Behar due to firing by the Central Industrial Security Forces (CISF) on Saturday as “genocide”. Notably, the CISF had opened fire at a booth in the Sitalkuchi constituency at around 10.30 am on Saturday resulting in the death of four persons and one...

CISF jawan commits suicide using AK-47

A jawan of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) posted at Bhilwara in Rajasthan committed suicide on Tuesday by shooting himself with his AK-47 service rifle. The deceased was identified as B Ranjit Kumar and he belonged to Tamil Nadu. No suicide note was found in his possession. The deceased was to get married in...

Good decision: Centre to induct transgender officers in paramilitary forces

The Indian government has decided to induct members of the transgender community in the country’s elite paramilitary forces ending discrimination against the marginalised section. Working upon the modalities in that direction, the Ministry of Home Affairs has sought suggestions and comments from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) on the matter. The ministry is...

Centre withdraws order delisting 1,026 foreign goods sold at paramilitary canteens

The Union government on Monday withdrew an order delisting 1,026 foreign products including shoes, gadgets, and chocolates sold at paramilitary canteens across the country. The withdrawal comes within an hour of the Centre delisting these products. The government has clarified that a fresh list would be issued soon. According to the earlier order issued on...

CAPF canteens to sell only swadeshi products from June 1

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday said that the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) canteens will sell only indigenous products from June 1. The ministry statement said that the 50 lakh family members of about 10 lakh CAPF personnel will only use indigenous products. The announcement comes a day after the Prime Minister, in...