All stories by Neelabh Srivastava
'Swadeshi' goods: Paramilitary canteens put procurement on hold 'Rediff.com20 May 2020
The Union home ministry on May 13 had declared that these canteens will only sell indigenous or "swadeshi" products from June 1 in a bid to give fillip to domestic industries.
CRPF officer feeds needy in village using his savingsRediff.com15 Apr 2020
The 48-year-old trooper prepares ration packets, using his savings, for the poor in his village.
COVID-19: 'Non-essential' leaves of CAPFs to be cancelledRediff.com18 Mar 2020
A four-page directive was issued by the medical wing of the Union home ministry on Tuesday stating that the next three weeks are crucial in checking the spread of the virus and lack of caution can affect the forces, around 10 lakh personnel-strong, deployed for ensuring the country's internal security and border protection.
Govt decides to withdraw NSG from VIP security dutiesRediff.com12 Jan 2020
This will be after over two decades that the 'black cat' commandos of the elite counter-terror force will be taken out from VIP protection duties, a task not originally charted for it when the force was conceptualised and raised in 1984.
Shocking: Naxals fly drones over CRPF camp in BastarRediff.com17 Nov 2019
Shoot-at-sight orders have been issued to security forces deployed across Left Wing Extremism affected states after a 'serious and new' threat of possession and operation of drones by Maoist cadres came to light recently, officials said on Sunday.
UP Police on alert; social media being monitored: DGPRediff.com12 Nov 2019
The top cop of the state said despite the verdict coming out last week every district is on a "high state of preparedness" and no untoward incident has been reported so far.
CBDT clarifies on interchangeability of PAN and AadhaarRediff.com8 Jul 2019
It is just a question of providing an additional facility to the taxpayer that if he is not quoting PAN and only has Aadhaar, his filing and processes do not get affected, said CBDT chief.
No party will get majority: Jyotiraditya ScindiaRediff.com8 May 2019
The days of coalition governments are here to stay, said the Congress general secretary, who is seeking a fresh mandate from the electorate of Madhya Pradesh's Guna-Shivpuri seat for a fifth term
SP-rank officer to lead CRPF convoys in KashmirRediff.com31 Mar 2019
A set of new standard operating procedures have been issued by the force headquarters in Delhi for vehicle-mounted movement of troops in Jammu and Kashmir, and it has also been ordered that the 'passenger manifest discipline' for each vehicle in the convoy be strictly adhered to.
SRK not a benami property beneficiary, rules appellateRediff.com29 Jan 2019
The AA bench, in the order accessed by PTI, also rapped the probe officer of the I-T department in Mumbai for seemingly relying on "some press report/online articles" that Khan acquired the property for his benefit, which it said was "incorrect and impermissible in law."
To counter China's buildup, India to move ITBP command to LehRediff.com18 Jan 2019
Having the ITBP and the Army at the same operational location will resolve these issues as well, the sources said.
It's now or never for us in Madhya Pradesh: ScindiaRediff.com18 Nov 2018
Scindia sought to steer clear of reports about rift among party leaders for the chief ministerial post.
Terrorists' 'shelf life' reduced, over 360 killed in 2 yrs in J-K: CRPF chiefRediff.com9 Sep 2018
The CRPF DG said that security forces are reaching out to young men, who have joined terror groups, through all possible ways to stop them from taking up arms.
CRPF inducts 500 women personnel to counter protesters in KashmirRediff.com1 Jul 2018
The women, after their 45-day induction training and combat-stress inoculation, will be deployed in the valley to tackle stone-pelters and protestors, including women.
SSB losing its jawans more in 'freak' bike accidents than on border: ReportRediff.com4 Feb 2018
The report also found that those getting killed in such freak road accidents are "in the prime of their lives, about 30-40 years of age".
AAP took hawala entries of Rs 2cr, didn't declare all donors: I-T deptRediff.com27 Nov 2017
The taxman, said the party 'incorrectly disclosed the hawala money as voluntary donations'
CRPF sends plastic bullets to Kashmir to cut pellets usageRediff.com7 Oct 2017
This will be newest less lethal ammunition the force has introduced to tackle crowds.
Border dispute with China can be resolved through structural dialogue: RajnathRediff.com29 Sep 2017
Singh said the Doklam "deadlock" was resolved similarly and without any confrontation.
BSF food homely, jawan's video used by Pak to demoralise troops: Force chiefRediff.com27 Aug 2017
"Anyone can go any day and anytime to any border outpost of the BSF and ask for food"
NDRF base equipped to respond to bio, nuke attacks comes upRediff.com11 Jun 2017
A third team to combat chemical or radiological leakage or attack incidents has also been based at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
NSG gets more firepower with grenade lobbing UAVs, dogo roboRediff.com19 Feb 2017
A grenade-dropping drone, 3D fly-on-the-wall radar to see through a 20-m-thick wall and a 'dogo robot' armed with remote pistol are some of the latest weaponry provided to the National Security Guard to undertake lethal counter-terror operations with a punch of stealth.
'Want peace with our neighbour, but not at the cost of national pride'Rediff.com27 Jul 2015
On a day Punjab's border district of Gurdaspur was hit by a terror strike, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India wants to have cordial relations with Pakistan but will give a befitting reply if national pride is challenged.
Guardians of 'no man's land' along Indo-Bangla borderRediff.com3 Jun 2015
Smuggling and crime are everyday instances. The 70,000 people in villages along the border make the going tough for the BSF. Neelabh Srivastava reports
Financial Intelligence Unit detects over Rs 7,800 cr blackmoneyRediff.com26 Apr 2015
Financial Intelligence Unit detects over Rs 7,800 cr blackmoney.
President Mukherjee arrives in Ho Chi Minh CityRediff.com16 Sep 2014
President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in this historic Vietnamese city on Tuesday as part of his four-day state visit to the country. The tour of the city, formerly called Saigon, is the second and the last leg of Mukherjee's visit to the Southeast Asian country which he is visiting to bolster bilateral ties especially in areas of defence, security and energy.
Jet Air to begin direct India-Vietnam flights from November 5Rediff.com15 Sep 2014
The agreement between the two airlines came on the second day of the four-day state visit of Mukherjee to the country.
India, Vietnam ink 7 pactsRediff.com15 Sep 2014
India and Vietnam on Monday inked seven pacts, including one to enhance cooperation in the strategic oil sector, as they called for "freedom" of navigation in the South China Sea, a remark which could irk China, which has been claiming territorial sovereignty over the high seas.
Top NSEL brass, executives failed in duty leading to scam: EDRediff.com10 Aug 2014
The Rs 5,600-crore (Rs 56 billion) NSEL scam could have been averted had its top management and other functionaries "performed their duties and exercised due diligence" to check the dubious activities of defaulting firms which have been alleged to have cheated numerous investors, investigation by Enforcement Directorate (ED) has revealed.
Thousands of pillars missing on Nepal, Bhutan bordersRediff.com6 Jul 2014
More than 2,700 border pillars along India's open border with Nepal have either gone "missing" or are "damaged", setting alarm bells ringing in the internal security establishment of the country.