Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicBorder Roads Organisation

Topic: Border Roads Organisation

Road trip to India’s remote border areas? You can soon recharge at a ‘BRO Cafe’, says MoD

The ministry, in partnership with the Border Roads Organisation, has given the go-ahead to 75 such cafes with the aim to improve tourism and the border economy.

Why BRO apologised to Arunachal residents after Rajnath’s road inauguration event

An area named Kimin was portrayed by the BRO and others as being in Assam, leaving Arunachal Pradesh residents fuming.

Pakistan sent DNA samples in Aug, but India may take months to know if it’s BRO officer’s body

Pakistan sent DNA samples in August, and Subhan Ali’s parents’ samples were collected in October. But there’s a long queue at CFSL Chandigarh, says Rajnath Singh.

Work on border roads, bridges surged 75% in 7 states, UTs bordering China, Pakistan in 2 yrs

Defence ministry data shows the work includes roads & bridges at strategic locations in border towns in Ladakh, J&K and Arunachal, aimed at faster deployment of military when required.

Modi govt’s infra push along China border — 2 new roads, alternate route to Daulat Beg Oldie

New roads, expected to aid faster military movement, are over and above the 73 India-China Border Roads already planned. Alternate road to DBO through Sasser La remains top priority.

India and China hold military talks amid rising tensions at LAC in eastern Ladakh

Both India and China continue to patrol the LAC and try to restrict the other. However, no physical clash has taken place since the evening of 5 May.

Rohtang Pass opens 3 weeks earlier than usual. Here’s why it is important

Snow clearance work at Rohtang Pass began in February, as it usually does. However, it was expedited on the request of Himachal govt.

With Rohtang tunnel still not finished, this chopper remains Lahaul-Spiti’s winter lifeline

Over 1,000 people were stranded in Himachal’s remote district and the chopper couldn’t fly due to bad weather. But it’s finally back in action & rescuing them.

BRO removes major bottleneck in Leh, constructs bridge leading to Siachen base camp

The bridge constructed on Khalsar-Sasoma road will increase the movement of both tourist and military traffic. 

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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