Articles about Rapid Action Force

Major blaze in Kolkata's Bagbazar, 24 fire tenders at spot

14 Jan 2021

West Bengal
Major blaze in Kolkata's Bagbazar, 24 fire tenders at spot

At least 24 fire tenders were pressed into service as a major fire broke out at a slum in north Kolkata's Bagbazar area on Wednesday evening.

Delhi: Gargi students allegedly molested, masturbated at; protest planned today

10 Feb 2020

Delhi Police
Delhi: Gargi students allegedly molested, masturbated at; protest planned today

Students of all-women Gargi College, that is affiliated to Delhi University, have claimed they were molested by a bunch of "outsiders" last week during their annual fest Reverie.

Amid protests, Modi to launch BJP's election campaign in Delhi

22 Dec 2019

Delhi Police
Amid protests, Modi to launch BJP's election campaign in Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a mega rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Sunday, launching the Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign for the assembly elections next year.

UP: On Babri Masjid demolition anniversary, security tightened in Ayodhya
UP: On Babri Masjid demolition anniversary, security tightened in Ayodhya

On the 26th anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition, security has been tightened in Ayodhya and police have made preventive arrests to contain protests.

#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume after 40hrs

21 Oct 2018

Punjab Police
#AmritsarTrainTragedy: Protesters removed from track, train services resume after 40hrs

Over 40 hours after the accident in Amritsar in which 59 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train, protesters were cleared off the tracks and services resumed on Sunday afternoon.

Amritsar: Locals continue sit-in protest at train accident site

21 Oct 2018

Amarinder Singh
Amritsar: Locals continue sit-in protest at train accident site

The situation remained tense Sunday as locals continued with their sit-in at Joda Phatak, where 61 Dussehra revelers were mowed down by a train.

Naxalism will be eliminated from India in 3 years: Rajnath

08 Oct 2018

Lucknow
Naxalism will be eliminated from India in 3 years: Rajnath

Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday said the menace of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) will be wiped out from the country in about three years.

PM Modi's constituency Varanasi among the new RAF bases

07 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi
PM Modi's constituency Varanasi among the new RAF bases

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's constituency, Varanasi, will be a new base for the Rapid Action Force (RAF), the specialized blue dungaree donning anti-riot and crowd control paramilitary unit of the country.

Jinnah portrait  row at AMU: Police allegedly cane students
Jinnah portrait row at AMU: Police allegedly cane students

Many students of Aligarh Muslim University staged a protest after police allegedly caned them for marching to lodge a complaint against Hindu group that sought removal of Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait from the varsity's campus.

CRPF to use chilli bombs, tear gas instead of pellet-guns

26 Apr 2018

Srinagar
CRPF to use chilli bombs, tear gas instead of pellet-guns

After pellet guns grevously injured several Kashmiris in 2016 post Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani's encounter death, Indian paramilitary forces are considering to employ non-dangerous ways to manage crowds in the Valley.

Meerut put on high-alert for Ambedkar Jayanti

14 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh
Meerut put on high-alert for Ambedkar Jayanti

The 127th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar will be celebrated in Meerut amid high-security and suspended Internet.

WB-violence: Two more killed, Babul Supriyo barred from entering Asansol

30 Mar 2018

West Bengal
WB-violence: Two more killed, Babul Supriyo barred from entering Asansol

The violence that began in the aftermath of Ram Navami celebrations continues unabated in West Bengal.

Delhi rocked by violence over Padmaavat, Gujarat, Rajasthan affected too

22 Jan 2018

India
Delhi rocked by violence over Padmaavat, Gujarat, Rajasthan affected too

Three days before Padmaavat's scheduled release, violent protests have rocked parts of India, including the capital.

Kanpur: Communal violence on Muharram; 30 injured, DSP suspended

02 Oct 2017

Kanpur
Kanpur: Communal violence on Muharram; 30 injured, DSP suspended

Massive communal violence broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur during a Tazia procession on Muharram on 1 October.

Mumbai: 40,000 police personnel, drones to monitor Ganapati Visarjan processions

05 Sep 2017

Mumbai
Mumbai: 40,000 police personnel, drones to monitor Ganapati Visarjan processions

As the 10-day Ganeshotsav comes to an end, the Mumbai Police have stepped up the security arrangements to avoid any breakdown of law and order in the city.

MP- Amid high sentiments, debt-ridden farmer kills himself

15 Jun 2017

Madhya Pradesh
MP- Amid high sentiments, debt-ridden farmer kills himself

Amid high sentiments about farmers' issues in MP, a 42-year-old debt-ridden farmer of Balaghat committed suicide by consuming poison, the sixth in a week.

MP protest: Rs. 1cr compensation to farmers killed in firing

14 Jun 2017

Madhya Pradesh
MP protest: Rs. 1cr compensation to farmers killed in firing

A day after the MP government promised compensation of Rs. 1cr each to the families of the six farmers killed in police firing, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan visited Mandsaur and handed over a cheque to one of them.

MP farmers protest- CM Chouhan breaks his fast for peace

11 Jun 2017

Madhya Pradesh
MP farmers protest- CM Chouhan breaks his fast for peace

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan ended a one-day fast for restoring peace among farmers of the state.

AAP leaders will be arrested if they enter Mandsaur: Police

09 Jun 2017

India
AAP leaders will be arrested if they enter Mandsaur: Police

MP Police declared that no outsiders, including AAP leaders, will be allowed to enter violence-ravaged Mandsaur during the curfew relaxation hours.

MP farmers' protest- Rahul Gandhi arrested at Neemuch

08 Jun 2017

India
MP farmers' protest- Rahul Gandhi arrested at Neemuch

Rahul Gandhi was arrested at Neemuch under Section 151 while he was trying to enter violence-hit Mandsaur.

MP- Violent farmers' protest expand to more places

08 Jun 2017

India
MP- Violent farmers' protest expand to more places

MP's violent farmers' protests have swelled out of Mandsaur to at least six other districts. Vehicles, petrol pumps, shops and more were burnt. Rioting and stone-pelting were reported. Rail tracks were uprooted and roads blocked.

MP farmers' agitation: Death toll rises, five dead

07 Jun 2017

India
MP farmers' agitation: Death toll rises, five dead

The death toll in the MP farmers' agitation rose to five after police opened fire on protesters.

Rahul Gandhi sets off for Saharanpur despite no permission

27 May 2017

Yogi Adityanath
Rahul Gandhi sets off for Saharanpur despite no permission

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi left for violence-hit Saharanpur despite being denied permission by authorities.

Saharanpur riots- Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

26 May 2017

Yogi Adityanath
Saharanpur riots- Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit Saharanpur

Police have denied permission to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi to visit Saharanpur, which is tense after recent communal clashes that killed at least two and injured several.

Saharanpur violence: 400 anti-riot personnel sent by Center

26 May 2017

Yogi Adityanath
Saharanpur violence: 400 anti-riot personnel sent by Center

The rapid caste violence spreading in Saharanpur from 5th May onwards has killed at least 2 people and left 29 injured.

Saharanpur violence: Section 144 imposed, internet disabled

25 May 2017

Yogi Adityanath
Saharanpur violence: Section 144 imposed, internet disabled

Police have imposed Section 144 in Saharanpur in light of the growing caste based violence in the district.

Dalit man killed in UP, 24 arrested

24 May 2017

Yogi Adityanath
Dalit man killed in UP, 24 arrested

In a fresh incident of caste-violence, a Dalit man was killed and 7 others were seriously injured while they were on their way home after meeting BSP chief Mayawati in riot-hit Shabbirpur.

Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

29 Jan 2017

West Bengal
Communal clashes spread after beef thrown in West Bengal temple

Authorities imposed prohibitory orders in Kolkata's Metiabruz area after communal clashes erupted over throwing of beef into a temple in the region.

WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

01 Jan 2017

West Bengal
WB CM Mamata Bannerjee denies rioting at Dhulagarh

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee denied any incident of rioting at Howrah district's Dhulagarh town.