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Senior IPS officer AP Maheshwari appointed Director General of CRPF

Maheshwari, a 1984 batch IPS officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, is at present Special Secretary (Internal Security) in the Union Home Ministry. He has been appointed to the post up to February 28, 2021, i.e. the date of his superannuation, the order stated. The post of DG CRPF was lying vacant after R R Bhatnagar retired on December 31.

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  • According to the US Justice Department, the five men, based in Canada, Hong Kong, and UK, “operated an international procurement network of front companies that existed to acquire US-origin goods for AERO) and PAEC, and to cause those goods to be exported from the United States to the entities without export licenses in violation of federals law.”

    Official sources said while the transfer has been done pending a detailed probe into the incident, the CRPF headquarters, in its order on Friday, extended "best wishes to the officer for a successful tenure in the new assignment". DIG D K Tripathi, has been transferred out to the Manipur and Nagaland sector from his current posting in Mokamaghat, Bihar.

    Iranian officials said Tehran did not want a war and its strikes "concluded" its response to Friday's killing of Qassem Soleimani, a powerful general whose burial in Iran after days of mourning was completed around the same time as Iran's missile launches.

    Naravane, who assumed charge as the Army Chief this week, said that although the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Balakot, Pakistan has been “reactivated”, it was destroyed in the Indian aerial strikes on it in Feb last year. He pointed out that the strikes signal that terrorist camps and infrastructure can be taken down and cannot operate with impunity.

    An order issued by the Union home ministry said Deswal, a 1984-batch Haryana cadre IPS officer, will hold the CRPF charge "till the appointment and joining of the successor or untill further orders, whichever is earlier." Bhatnagar, a 1983-batch Uttar Pradesh cadre Indian Police Service officer, is retiring after heading the CRPF for over 2.5 years.

    The home minister unveiled the logo during an event, where he laid the foundation for raising a new headquarters building for the CRPF. The VIP security wing of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was raised in 2014 and has four battalions, comprising about 4,000 personnel.

    She wondered if working with some of the top Fortune 500 companies for 23 long years is not good enough experience to be a board member of the company her father built.

    The year 2019 will be remembered as a watershed moment in India's fight against terrorism and its commitment to bring those responsible for terror attacks against the country to justice.

    "In coordination with the civil administration, army rescue columns moved in vehicles promptly to rescue the stranded civilians from the Zojila Pass," a senior army official said. The army personnel also provided medical assistance, hot food and blankets to the affected people. Zojila pass is situated at an altitude of 11,578 feet on the Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway.

    Following the aerial combat on February 27, Pakistan said its military planes deliberately did not attack Indian defence installations and that the raid was carried out to send a strong message to New Delhi.

    "If Pakistan does not stop its policy of state-sponsored terrorism, we reserve the right to preemptively strike at the sources of terror threat and this intent has adequately been demonstrated in our response during surgical strikes and Balakot operation," the Army Chief said. "A new normal in our response mechanism has been emphatically underlined," he added.

    It was the Union Home Minister Amit Shah's first visit to the headquarters of the country's largest border guarding force after becoming home minister in the Modi government's second term. The minister recently could not attend the raising day of the force that was celebrated on December 1 here, owing to certain commitments.

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