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Explained: Floods to plane crashes, the role National Disaster Response Force plays in India
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Amid a busy season for the NDRF, a look at how it came into being, how personnel are deputed from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), and how they are trained.

Maharashtra: From new SOP to changed routines and accommodation norms, NDRF fights Covid-19 along with natural disasters
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Eight teams have been deployed in Mumbai and its surrounding districts and six more in Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara districts, which had witnessed devastating floods last year.

Beirut explosion: What are the possible causes for the blast?
Fri, Aug 14, 2020

The vibrations of the blast, which was initially misconstrued by some as detonation of some nuclear device, were even felt around 240 km away in Cyprus.

Explained: What is ammonium nitrate, which caused the Beirut explosion?
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

Beirut blast: What is ammonium nitrate, how and where is it used or misused, what hazards does it present, and what are the rules and regulations about its use in India?

After state directives, temporary prisons in Maharashtra double up as isolation, Covid care facilities
Mon, Aug 03, 2020

As of Saturday, 19 prisons in state have reported 1,029 Covid-19 cases, which include 769 inmates and 260 jail staff. Of these, 624 inmates and 219 staff have recovered

Pune: Private bank employee arrested by CBI for accepting bribe
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

“The matter has been brought to our notice. As a responsible corporate, we have zero tolerance towards any such deviations or acts by employees. Appropriate staff action will be initiated and we will also support the police in its investigation,” the bank said.

Covid death toll in Maharashtra Police touches 100; total cases over 9,000
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Of the 100 police personnel who have succumbed to the infection, eight are officers and 92 constabulary staff. A large portion of the police force continues to be deployed to enforce restrictions at containment zones and at hospitals and Covid Care Centres across the state.

Ordnance Factories Board corporatisation: Defence manufacturing workers’ strike from October 12
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

Office-bearers of the federations said that considering the Covid pandemic, a period of close to nine weeks has been kept between the date of strike notice and commencement of the strike, as against the stipulated period of six weeks.

If state of affairs poor, why no course correction: Worker federations ask MoD
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

During the meeting, the federations questioned MoD officials that if the state of affairs in the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was as bad as the government claimed, why was there no action against those responsible or any course correction

Maharashtra Cyber issues advisory against eSIM swapping scams
Mon, Jul 27, 2020

The eSIM is the Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) embedded in the phone, as opposed to physical SIM cards, which can be removed. The eSIMs enable users to change service providers through a simpler process.

‘Technology-driven solutions, innovative ideas’: Aurangabad’s ‘seven-pronged’ strategy to tackle Covid-19
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

Behind the multi-pronged effort is the team led by Aurangabad Municipal Commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey, who took charge in December 2019. To date, more than 9,000 cases have been recorded in AMC limits, out of which more than 5,000 are active cases and more than 350 are deaths.

‘Irregularities’ in process to hire consultant for corporatisation of OFB: Workers’ federations seek President’s intervention
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

The Ministry of Defence has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) cum Request for Proposal (RFP) for the selection of a consultant for strategising and implementing the proposed corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

One cop in each village along with group of volunteers: How Osmanabad’s community policing model helping in fight against Covid
Wed, Jul 22, 2020

Under the Osmanabad police's community policing model, one cop has been assigned to every village in the district along with a team of volunteers, who ensure that social distancing norms are being followed besides acting as eyes, ears and helping hands of authorities for all Covid-19 released duties.

Death toll in Maharashtra Police rises to 87, total cases now 7,417
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

The Maharashtra State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), which has reported more than 1,300 cases till now, has started conducting rapid antigen tests of its personnel.

Corporatisation of OFB: Federations to decide date of indefinite strike on July 28
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

The three workers’ federations who together represent over 85 per cent of the 82,000 workforce from 41 ordnance factories have been opposing the corporatisation of the OFB since the idea was first floated last year.

Random testing of inmates hit by stretched health machinery: Maharashtra Prison dept
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

There are now 16 prisons in Maharashtra which have reported Covid-19 infections with 851 cases, which includes 643 inmates and 208 staff members. Of these, 444 and 164, respectively, have till now recovered.

Maharashtra youth ‘on way to meet Pak woman’ detained near Kutch border
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

Zeeshan Siddiqui first rode a bicycle to cover the 225-km distance from Osmanabad to Ahmednagar from where he took a motorbike to travel till Kutch in an attempt to cross the border, where he was apprehended by the BSF.

Enforce physical distancing, rotating shifts at Ammunition Factory Khadki: workers’ groups to authorities
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

General Secretary of All India Defence Employees’ Federation (AIDEF), C Srikumar, said on Wednesday, "At least 15 cases have been detected among workers of AFK, as per our primary information, and there has been one death.

Gym operator, journalism student from Pune planned terror activities with Kashmiri couple arrested for IS links: NIA
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

The duo will be questioned over their alleged links with a Kashmiri couple from Delhi, who were accused of having affiliations with the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), a banned terror organisation that is part of IS.

NIA arrests two from Pune for ‘IS links’
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Sources also said that the two suspects from Pune were held by the NIA in connection with the case of arrest of a Kashmiri couple in March for their alleged links with the IS.

‘Strategic surveillance & info warfare needed against China’: Gen Parnaik
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Gen Parnaik, who commanded the Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command of the Indian Army from January 2011 till June 2013, led the formation during the Depsang valley standoff with China in April-May 2013.

Three more state prisons report Covid cases in last 2 weeks, total tally 762 in 13 jails
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

The first lot of cases was reported in Mumbai Central Prison, better known as Arthur Road Prison, around the first week of May. Subsequently, cases were reported from 10 prisons across the state, with the maximum number of cases reported from Satara, Solapur and Aurangabad prisons.

Corporatisation of OFB: Defence Ministry moves to hire consultant, workers’ federations say ‘game plan exposed’
Wed, Jul 08, 2020

In the fourth tranche of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had, on May 16, announced the decision of corporatisation of OFB for “improving autonomy, accountability and efficiency in ordnance suppliers”.

Maharashtra: A year after breach of Tiware dam washed away hamlet, 56 families wait on the long road to rehabilitation
Thu, Jul 02, 2020

Subsequently, a part of the dam wall was destroyed by the force of the water. The dam had undergone temporary repairs a few months prior to the incident.

Maharashtra: Consulting experts for formulated response to rising number of cases among cops, says Deshmukh
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

On almost every front in the battle against Covid-19, the police force is playing a key role, be it guarding boundaries of districts or containment zones, or deployment at high-risk isolation wards, quarantine facilities and hospitals," State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said.

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