State

Prakash Mishra takes charge as CRPF DG

New Delhi, Dec 22: Special Secretary (IS), Ministry of Home Affairs and Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Odisha, Prakash Mishra on Monday took the charge as the Director General of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

The senior IPS officer was given a guard of honour after taking the charge at the CRPF headquarters in New Delhi.

Prior to his appointment as CRPF chief, Mishra was till now the Special Secretary (IS), Ministry of Home Affairs. He has served as the DG, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and Director General of Police (DGP) in Odisha. He has achieved success in the fight against the Maoists during his tenure as the DGP in Odisha.

The post of CRPF Director General was lying vacant for over a fortnight after incumbent Dilip Trivedi had retired on November 30.

Earlier, he was in the race for the post of CBI Director.

The force is facing a number of challenges, especially in the Left Wing Extremism theatre, and three committees have been formed by the government in recent past to fine-tune the operational efficacy and modernisation of the paramilitary in this domain.

Village Guard among four kidnapped by Maoists in Kalahandi

Kalahandi: At least four persons, including three villagers and a Gram Rakhi (village guard) were allegedly abducted by Maoists from Lakhpadar village...

Crime situation has remained control due to effective policing in the State: CM

Bhubaneswar: The law and order situation in the State has largely remained peaceful with no major incident. The overall crime situation has also remai...

BJD to stage State-wide stir to protest against cash crunch in ATMs tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BIju Janata Dal (BJD) today blamed the Centre for ATMs running dry across the country and decided to resort to agitation on Sa...

Fire in Sameleswari Express; passengers safe

Sambalpur: Passengers had a close shave even as a fire erupted in an AC coach of the Samaleswari Express train at Jharsuguda early this morning.Accord...