CAPF: News

Armed forces recruitment exam in 13 regional languages, says MHA 

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Sunday announced that it will conduct the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) constable (general duty) examination in 13 regional languages, in addition to Hindi and English.

10 Feb 2024


Haldwani violence: Uttarakhand Police books over 5,000 people, curfew continues

The Uttarakhand Police has registered a first information report (FIR) against over 5,000 persons, including 19 named individuals, for the violence in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, which killed six people and injured over 100 others.

29 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

31 all-Indian tunes to reverberate at Beating Retreat ceremony today

Republic Day celebrations will culminate on Monday evening with the Beating Retreat ceremony at Raisina Hills, New Delhi, featuring 31 captivating Indian tunes played by military and paramilitary bands.

23 Jun 2023

West Bengal

WB panchayat polls: Centre to deploy additional CAPF, SAPF battalions

The Home Ministry has decided to deploy an additional 315 coys of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), India Reserve (IR), and State Armed Police Forces (SAPF) battalions for the upcoming Panchayat general elections in West Bengal following reports of violence across the state.

28 Apr 2023


Maoists were signaled about DRG's presence in van: Preliminary assessment

A preliminary assessment by the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) into the bomb attack in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada on Wednesday revealed that Maoists received signals regarding the jawans' presence in the vehicle prior to the attack.

17 Jun 2022

Indian Army

#NewsBytesExplainer: What salary package, benefits Agnipath scheme offers to Agniveers

The central government has launched the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, which would recruit personnel for the armed forces for a four-year term.

16 Jun 2022

Indian Army

Future of Agniveers not insecure, senior military officials consulted: Government

Defence Ministry on Thursday defended the recently announced recruiting policy, Agnipath Scheme, despite objections, saying the future of soldiers would not be jeopardized.

26 Mar 2021


ITBP deploys retired combat canines as therapy dogs

In a novel initiative, border guarding force ITBP has decided to utilize the services of its retired combat canines as 'therapy dogs' to help in the early recuperation of personnel undergoing medical treatment and also for their specially-abled children.

30 Jan 2021


Beating Retreat ceremony featured new rendition marking 1971 war victory

Republic Day celebrations culminated on Friday with the Beating Retreat ceremony that featured 26 soulful band performances, including the special composition Swarnim Vijay to commemorate 50 years of India's victory in the 1971 war against Pakistan.

10 Jan 2021

Indian Army

World's best commandos mentor-grandmaster Shifuji marches forward with exemplary mission

Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj, the inventor of MITTI System and urban SRTs ( Situation Reaction Tactics), is currently working on his dream projects, Mission Prachand Bharat and Mission Prahar.

Supreme Court refuses to defer UPSC prelims exams

The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to postpone the UPSC Prelims Examinations 2020, scheduled for October 4, amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, adding that aspirants appear for the test to become "civil servants and not students."

10,000 troops to be immediately withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir

More than a year after the abrogation of Article 370, the Centre decided to withdraw 10,000 troops from the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, an order released on Wednesday evening said.

MHA withdraws order delisting non-Swadeshi items from CAPF canteens

Amid a push for Swadeshi (homegrown) goods, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday released a list of over 1,000 foreign goods that will not be sold by the Kendriya Police Kalyan Bhandar (KPKB) from June 1.

MHA withdraws "swadeshi products at CAPF canteens" order, then clarifies

On May 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a Rs. 20 lakh crore package to help India's economy, battered due to coronavirus pandemic.

13 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Amit Shah orders CAPF canteens to sell only indigenous products

All canteens of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) across India will sell only indigenous goods from June 1, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday.

02 May 2020


Coronavirus: 122 CRPF troopers from single battalion in Delhi infected

On Friday, 12 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) tested positive for COVID-19.

23 Aug 2019


This Commissioner mentored aspirants for 'Police Forces' exam over WhatsApp

For five years, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh Muralidhar Bhagwat has been going beyond the call of duty to coach civil services aspirants.

27 Jul 2019


Center rushes 10,000 troops to J&K to strengthen counter-insurgency operations

In a bid to strengthen counter-insurgency operations and law and order duties in Jammu & Kashmir, the Center is rushing an additional 10,000 central forces troops amid speculations about the scrapping of Article 35A.

06 Mar 2019

Delhi Police

Rajnath Singh launches 28 infrastructure projects worth Rs. 1,900cr

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today launched 28 major infrastructure projects of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and other central police organizations.

04 Mar 2019


#CareerBytes: Interesting facts about UPSC IAS exam and preparation

Every year, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) conducts the Civil Services Examination (CSE) for recruitment to various civil services posts.

21 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates National Police Memorial, museum for khaki-donning forces

On the special occasion to mark the National Police Commemoration Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated a refurbished National Police Memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.

18 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

PM to unveil National Police Memorial, museum on Oct 21

PM Modi will inaugurate the refurbished National Police Memorial, including a newly-built museum of these forces in khaki, in Delhi on October 21.

26 Aug 2018


Odisha: BSF recruitment facilitation centers opened in remote, Maoist-hit areas

The Border Security Force has opened at least 18 facilitation centers at several places in Odisha's four Maoist-hit districts for helping locals get recruitment in Central Armed Para-military Forces (CAPF).

27 Apr 2018


Central armed forces to have 50% lighter, stronger bulletproof jacket

The Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) will soon have lighter, more resilient bullet-proof jackets developed by the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre.

24 Mar 2018


Naxalism in India entered "last leg", says Home Minister Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said India's "serious" challenge of Naxalism has entered its "last leg"; Maoists are resorting to coward ambushes as they are unable to undertake direct fights.

Over 27,000 personnel left CAPFs in last 3 years: Govt

The government at the Centre on Tuesday informed the Parliament that over 27,000 personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have either resigned or taken voluntary retirement in the last three years owing to various reasons.

27 Feb 2018


Meghalaya Assembly poll begins, amid tight security

Amid tight security, voting for the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly began at 7 am.

Darjeeling crisis: SC allows troop withdrawal, Centre scores over Mamata!

Reprimanding the Mamata Banerjee-led WB government, SC allowed the Centre to withdraw seven companies of the Central Armed Paramilitary forces (CAPF) from the troubled Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts.

12 Sep 2017


Armed forces raise pay disparity issue within MoD with Sitharaman

Newly appointed Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is faced with a pay disparity tussle between the military and civilians working under the Ministry of Defense (MoD).