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A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

BSF foils infiltration bid along Samba in J&K, 2nd attempt within a fortnight

Security forces said 5 terrorists attempted to infiltrate through the Samba sector and were aided by Pakistan Ranger who opened fired at BSF personnel.
Usually brimming with action and tourists, the Attari-Wagah border area wears a desolate look these days | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

No retreat ceremony, little trade — Attari-Wagah is silent and local economy bears the brunt

From shopkeepers & dhaba owners to transporters & labourers, the suspension of retreat ceremony at Attari and no cross-border trade between India & Pakistan have impacted all.
A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

Border Security Force shoots dead 5 intruders along India-Pakistan border in Punjab

The intruders had first fired on BSF troops who retaliated in self-defence. An intensive search operation along the front is underway.
Rakesh Asthana | PTI

IPS officer Rakesh Asthana appointed BSF chief two years after ouster from CBI 

During his tenure in the CBI, Asthana was involved in investigating many high-profile cases and helped build a watertight case for Vijay Mallya’s extradition.
Punjab DGP Dinkar Gupta | File photo: ANI

BSF constable played key role in Pakistan-sponsored drugs & arms ring busted by Punjab Police

The police recovered a Turkish-made pistol, ammunition with Pakistani markings and Rs 32.30 lakh ‘drug proceeds’ from BSF constable Sumit Kumar alias Noni.
BSF exchanges sweets with Bangladesh on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fir. Photo |Twitter

BSF skips customary Eid gesture with Pakistan, exchanges sweets with Bangladesh

Officials said the exchange of sweets did not take place with Pakistan Rangers due to continued incidents of cross-border terrorism on the Western front.
Union minister Kiren Rijiju with officers in front of a BSF Air Wing helicopter (representational image) | Photo: Commons

BSF Air Wing aims to soar higher with a mix of defence and civilian regulations

Aircraft Amendment Bill passed by Lok Sabha proposes to take BSF — the only central police force to have an air wing — out of DGCA ambit.
Smoke rises from buildings in Gokulpuri, one of the Northeast Delhi areas worst affected by communal riots

BSF gives Rs 10 lakh to jawan whose house burnt in Delhi riots & pledges to rebuild it

The riots in areas like Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Gokalpuri, Khajuri Khas and Bhajanpur have left over 40 people dead and more than 200 injured.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

In a first, Team India of armed police personnel to climb Everest for ‘camaraderie spirit’

A 38-member team of CAPF personnel, eight of them women, will leave from Delhi in the first week of March for the 75-day expedition.
Cow protection

Saved from smugglers, 2,000 cattle heads die of negligence in 7 months at Bangladesh border

Over the past 11 months, the BSF has rescued 36,672 cattle heads as they were being smuggled across the border to Bangladesh.

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Plastic pollution in water bodies

Banning glitter is not going to save the oceans

Humans release 1.5 million tons of primary microplastics into the ocean annually, a sum equivalent to one disgorged plastic bag for every person each week.

Karnataka High Court stops Franklin Templeton debt funds closure without investor consent

Franklin Templeton shut six of its fixed-income and credit-risk funds run in India in April, locking in Rs 308 billion of investor monies following a liquidity crisis.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at Sukna Military Camp in Darjeeling district on Saturday | ANI

India wants to end border row with China, but will not cede an inch of land, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking after performing 'Shastra Puja' at the Sukna-based headquarters of the Indian Army's 33 Corps in Darjeeling on the occasion of Dussehra.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.