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Maha reports 8,142 new COVID-19 cases

Total cases in the state rise to 16,17,658, including 42,633 deaths and 14,15,679 recovered patients. Active cases stand at 1,58,852.
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| 21 October, 2020, 09:30 PM IST | E-Paper


    Over 36,000 COVID-19 cases, 128 deaths in central police forces: Data

    The cases pertain to the seven forces of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Security Guard (NSG) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

    Government to completely withdraw border guarding forces from internal security duty

    According to the proposal, the Ministry of Home Affairs ...

    Sashastra Seema Bal, Nepal Armed Police Forces increase frequency of joint patrolling

    “SSB, which guards the 631 km-long Indo-Nepal border in...

    • Pegged with Indian Rupee(INR) at par, Bhutan Currency Ngultrum (Nu) always carries the same official value. Interestingly, though INR is an official tender in Bhutan, Nu is not officially accepted in India. But, it is widely in circulation in areas adjacent to the border.

      Inspector General (IG) of the Sashastra Seema Bal's Patna Frontier, Sanjay Kumar, told PTI that the incident took place between locals and the Armed Police Force (APF) of Nepal.

      Women represent only four per cent of the total UN military peacekeepers, Captain Preeti Sharma, Commander of the Indian Female Engagement Team (FET) with the United Nations Organisation Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO), told in a video interview from Sake town.

      As many as 13 personnel of border guarding force Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) have tested positive for coronavirus till now, officials said on Monday. The about 80,000 personnel strong SSB is primarily tasked to guard the 1,751 km long India-Nepal and 699 km of the India-Bhutan borders apart from rendering a variety of roles in the internal security domain of the country.

      In the 22-point guidelines issued on Friday, the Union home ministry also makes face masks compulsory for paramilitary forces. Practice social distancing religiously, carry a small soap or sanitiser to maintain hand hygiene and do not self-medicate in case of coronavirus-like symptoms, the instructions said.

      "In order to cut down travel risk to prevent the possibility of spread of the disease during travel, the competent authority has directed that all personnel who are already on leave and likely to join duty before April 5 may be asked to extend leave till April 15,” the order accessed by PTI said.

      The "urgent" decision to use the ''composite hospitals'' of these forces, also called as the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), was taken after a high-level meeting of the Union home ministry that was chaired by the secretary of border management.

      ​​The forces have also asked all jawans and officers to fill up a declaration form to state that none of their family members have travelled to any foreign destination in the recent past and in case someone has, they need to be tested or put into isolation on a case-to-case basis.

      Similarly, as per the order accessed by PTI , the posts of cook, water carrier, butcher, waiter, masalchi (kitchen helper who works with preparation of spices), table boy and kahar (helper for cleaning and other activities) have been merged and will now be know as constable for kitchen services.

      The CAPFs, which are the backbone of internal security, are pressed into service in anti-naxal, anti-terror and anti-insurgency operations across the country in addition to law and order duties in states and work in difficult circumstances away from their families.

      Union Home Minister Amit Shah attended anniversary parade of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at Ghitorni in New Delhi. HM Amit Shah announced that...

      The Home Minister stressed that a National Police Memorial was built in memory of the 35,000 police and SSB jawans who sacrificed their lives for the country as a mark of respect. He also said that the memorial will act as a source of inspiration for the people of the country.The HM informed that the force seized banned substances worth over Rs 380 cr.

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