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  • J&K: People vote against Pakistan bullets, terror attacks 17-04-2014 07:00 PM

    People living along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday turned out in large numbers to vote for "change", recording 75 per cent of polling in the forward areas. Thursday's voting will decide the fate of Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is making his maiden attempt to...
  • Two tiffin-bombs found in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh; 2 Naxals held 16-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Two tiffin bombs, suspected to be planted by Maoists to target security forces and polling parties during Lok Sabha elections, were found in the insurgency-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh. Kanker is among the three Lok Sabha seats going to polls on Thursday in the second phase of Chhattisgarh elections. Besides,...
  • Border dwellers cast their vote hoping for 'permanent peace' 11-04-2014 12:05 AM

    People staying close to the Indo-Pak border turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday saying their's was vote against bullets from across the frontier. "We do not want to leave our homes due to Pak shelling and firing they resort to, breaking the ceasefire pact. Our...
  • Ricky Ponting awarded MCC life membership 04-04-2014 10:28 PM

    London: Ricky Ponting was awarded life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Friday in a tribute to the Australian legend's illustrious career. Former Australia captain Ponting was given the honour after establishing himself as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport by scoring over...
  • NRI arrested with gold valued at Rs 1.46 crore at Indo-Nepal border 04-04-2014 01:28 PM

    An NRI has been arrested after gold valued at Rs 1.46 crore was allegedly recovered from his possession in Sonauli area on the Indo-Nepal border. Dipak Bajaj (43), who is based in London, was arrested last night during a routine check and over four kg of gold was recovered from...
  • Drugs, fake currency smuggler arrested in Barmer 01-04-2014 08:09 PM

    A history-sheeter, active in smuggling of drugs and fake currency across Indo-Pak border, was arrested from Barmer, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Nabia alias Nawab (58) last night from his house in Gagaria village of Barmer district and recovered three mobile handsets and four SIM cards...
  • SSB seizes Charas worth Rs 1.6 crore from Indo-Nepal border 30-03-2014 06:21 PM

    The Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) on Sunday seized 16 kg charas worth Rs 1.6 crore from a place on the Indo-Nepal border and arrested two Nepali nationals in this connection. The narcotics consignment was being brought to India by two Nepali nationals, identified as Chhavikant Mahto and Jitendra Das, on...
  • Night curfew extended by 2 months in border areas 14-03-2014 09:07 PM

    With a view to check smuggling and infiltration across Indo-Pak border here, the night curfew has been extended by two months in border areas of the district. The night curfew remains in force in villages Poogal, Khajuwala and Kolayat of the district from 7 pm to 6 am, officials said,...
  • Suspected Pakistani intruder nabbed at Indo-Pak border in Sri Ganganagar 22-02-2014 07:25 AM

    BSF on Friday nabbed a suspected Pakistani intruder along the Indo-Pak border in Anoopgarh sector in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan. The 50-year-old suspected Pakistani national was caught by BSF troops, who later handed him over to Gharsana Police for further interrogation, officials said. ...
  • J&K situation stable but fragile: Defence Ministry 20-02-2014 09:38 PM

    The security situation in Jammu and Kashmir is "fragile" with Pakistan's "proxy war" continuing in the state amid a rise in incidents of ceasefire violations and terror infrastructure remaining intact in the neighbouring country, the Ministry of Defence has said. The ministry has cautioned that the terror infrastructure across the...
  • Akhilesh Yadav on a 2-day visit to Nepal, likely to discuss border issues 18-02-2014 10:25 AM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is on a two-day official trip to Nepal, officials said on Tuesday.He is accompanied by a delegation, including his uncle and Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav. Akhilesh, who left late on Monday, is scheduled to meet Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and...
  • Iran says may send forces to Pakistan to free border guards 17-02-2014 10:03 PM

    Dubai: Iran said on Monday it would send forces into Pakistan to free kidnapped border guards if Islamabad did not take measures to secure their release. The statement comes after Iranian media reports said the guards had been seized by militants operating from Pakistan. "If Pakistan doesn't take the needed...
  • SSB arrests man carrying contraband worth Rs 8 lakh 15-02-2014 12:08 PM

    A man was arrested for allegedly carrying contraband worth Rs 8 lakh in the international market by Sashastra Seema Bal personnel on the Indo-Nepal border. Shailesh Upadhyay from Kushinagar district was arrested on Friday night from Marchahwa and 4 kg charas worth Rs 8 lakh was recovered from his possession,...
  • Man crosses over into Pak territory, did not return back home 12-02-2014 08:19 PM

    A man allegedly crossed over to Pakistan, but has not been handed back to Border Security Force by Pakistani authorities, a senior BSF officer said. The man crossed the border from near Babliyan outpost on Sunday evening following which a flag meeting was held, IG BSF PC Meena said. There...
  • India, China hold talks on contentious boundary issue 11-02-2014 11:23 AM

    India and China today held a meeting between their Special Representatives on the contentious boundary issue that was preceded by talks under the working mechanism on border affairs in which additional confidence building measures and steps for maintaining peace and tranquility were discussed. "The talks, which were held in a...
  • Will complete road restoration in Uttarakhand by April end: BRO 09-02-2014 02:47 PM

    The Border Roads Organisation has said that it will ensure complete restoration of the roads damaged in the Uttarakhand flash floods by April 30 to enable a smooth and trouble-free 'char dham' pilgrimage this season. An assurance to the effect was given by BRO DG, Lt Gen AT Parnaik, to...
  • J&K: Bus service across LoC resumes after two weeks 03-02-2014 08:15 AM

    Srinagar: After a 2 week deadlock between India and Pakistan, bus service across the Line of Control (LoC) resumed on Monday. The PoK authorities have detained 27 trucks and drivers of these vehicles at Chakoti across the LoC since January 17 following recovery of the drugs on this side. Authorities...
  • WB: Four men burnt alive by mob for alleged cattle-lifting 02-02-2014 12:04 PM

    Jalpaiguri: Four men were tied up and burnt alive by villagers who suspected them to be cattlelifters in the early hours on Satuday in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district. Police said the brutal incident took place between 3 am and 4 am at Balaram area of Ambari, near the Indo-Bangla border....
  • CM for quick release of Rs 300 crore from Centre for road repair 29-01-2014 06:37 PM

    Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has sought immediate release of Rs 300 crore from the Centre to the Border Roads Organization (BRO) for repairing the vast network of damaged roads in calamity-hit Uttarakhand. Bahuguna met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Delhi on Tuesday and said that there was widespread resentment...
  • Pakistan refuses entry to peace bus from India 27-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Authorities in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Monday refused to allow a bus from India to enter, thereby continuing the deadlock over the cross-LoC trade and the peace bus service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Officials in Poonch district said when the Poonch-Rawlakote bus carrying 17 passengers reached the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav attacks BJP over power crisis in the state 26-01-2014 06:01 PM

    Taking on BJP for not making power available in Uttar Pradesh during its three time-rule, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday promised 24-hour electricity for the state after a year. "As far as availability of power is concerned, what has BJP done in this regard in its three...
  • 22 children, who lost their homes in flash floods, leave for Delhi tour 25-01-2014 05:12 PM

    Months after they experienced rains and flash floods that ravaged their homes and claimed several lives, twenty-two children from Uttarakhand are in Delhi as part of their first excursion outside their state.The initiative has been made by paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) which itself was in thick of action rendering...
  • Maharajganj: SSB suspects terror activities around Republic Day, increases security along border 24-01-2014 11:11 PM

    Following IntelligenceBureau inputs about likelihood of increase in terroristactivities around Republic Day, the Sashastra Seema Bal isextensively screening the long and porous Indo-Nepal borderwith a view to check entry of anti-national elements. The SSB would also be identifying 'religious places'located on the 1751 km Indo-Nepal border which may have beenused...
  • Current impasse first test of intra-Kashmir trade: Pakistan 24-01-2014 06:29 PM

    With intra-Kashmir trade suspended for a week, Pakistan on Friday said it is keen on resolving the impasse which it described as the "first test" of the arrangement on contacts and movement of goods between the two sides of the region. "We have a very deep interest in the process,...
  • BSF admits lapses by its men in Ramban firing incident 22-01-2014 07:14 PM

    Certain "administrative lapses" have been found on the part of BSF personnel involved in last year's Ramban firing incident in Jammu even and the paramilitary will soon begin trial of its six men in connection with the incident. Sources said Border Security Force (BSF) took over the trial of the...
  • Surprised that Pakistan haulted LoC trade for drug peddlers, says MEA 22-01-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry has summoned the acting Pakistan High Commissioner expressing concerns over the drug haul. The MEA has said that the Pakistan High Commissioner was summoned for haulting trade across the LoC. "We find it surprising that for the sake of persons indulging in drug trafficking,...
  • Mitchell Johnson wins Allan Border Medal 20-01-2014 05:28 PM

    Melbourne: England tormentor Mitchell Johnson capped a remarkable summer by shading Test and one-day captain Michael Clarke to win the Allan Border Medal for Australia's player of the year on Monday. The fearsome paceman took 168 of the votes made by the media, players and umpires to beat Clarke by...
  • Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations 17-01-2014 05:43 PM

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations at brigadier-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. "We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army authorities over the ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch at the brigadier-level...
  • J&K: Borders safe, can't lower the guard, says Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra 15-01-2014 03:26 PM

    Srinagar: Northern Commander of the Indian Army Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra said that the year 2013 was peaceful in Jammu & Kashmir, but there were huge number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and also number of attempts of infiltration made from across the Border. Addressing the media he said "entire...
  • BSF to guard Myanmar border from 2014 itself: DG 04-01-2014 11:36 PM

    The Border Security Force (BSF) will be entrusted the task of guarding the India-Myanmar border later this year, the paramilitary forces's chief said on Saturday. "From this year itself, we will start guarding the 1,624-km-long India-Myanmar border that passes through the states of Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh," BSF...