Thursday, 6 October, 2022

Topic: BSF

Ailing, dying cattle at the borders ‘hampering’ our work, BSF chief tells parliamentary panel

BSF chief Pankaj Kumar Singh is learnt to have pointed to missive from Centre advocating that BSF take measures for ‘gau raksha’, as well as pressure from animal rights groups.

Amit Shah lays wreath at Tanot Vijay Stambh in Jaisalmer

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday morning also offered prayers at the Tanot Mata temple in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan

Pakistan violates ceasefire along international border in J&K, no casualities reported

Pakistani Rangers targeted BSF troops in unprovoked firing Tuesday morning. Officials said the forces gave a 'befitting reply' to the firing in the Arnia sector of Jammu district.

BSF develops tear gas shell-dropping drone system for security forces

A clip shared by the force shows at least 6 tear smoke shells placed tightly in a metal cage fixed under a hexacopter drone. The drone system drops the tear shells from the air.

Love struck Barmer teen who crossed border stuck in Karachi jail. Goats, BSF, courts can’t get him back

Gemra Ram Meghwal, a Dalit man from Rajasthan, is now called 'Raj' in Pakistan jail. And though he has served his sentence for crossing the LoC, he hasn’t been released.

Don’t reduce BSF from first-class border guarding force to third-class police force in states

The BSF was created to guard borders, it hasn't been trained for police function. Expanding its mandate will dilute its core competence.

5 BSF personnel killed, 1 injured after jawan allegedly opened fire at Amritsar camp

The incident took place at the force mess in Khasa area. The jawan who opened fire was among the five personnel killed.

BSF kills three ‘Pakistani narcotic smugglers’ in Jammu & Kashmir’s Samba

Movement of the smugglers was picked up by the border guards along the international border around 2:30 am Sunday and 36 packets of heroin were recovered, BSF officials said.

53 BSF personnel get police service medals including for gallantry on Republic Day eve

2 personnel have been decorated with medal for gallantry, 5 with President’s medal for distinguished service and 46 with medal for meritorious service, the home ministry stated.

18-year-old college student shot dead in Manipur during pre-poll violence

Rohit and his father received bullet injuries when unidentified gunmen fired at them in Manipur's Thoubal district. The 18-year-old succumbed to the injuries on the way to hospital.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.