BRO

  • Centre's assurance of funds to BRO a poll gimmick: BC Khanduri February 10, 2014

    Casting doubts on Union Minister Oscar Fernandes's ssurance that the BRO will be given all the money required for road repair work in Uttarakhand, former Chief Minister Bhuvan Chandra Khanduri on Sunday said it might just be a prepoll promise never to be fulfilled. "I have long been raising the issue...
  • Uttrakhand chopper crash: 20 martyrs to be honoured today June 28, 2013

    New Delhi: The 20 personnel from the Indian Air Force (IAF), the IndoTibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) who died in a helicopter crash while on a rescue mission in Gaurikund were given a guard of honour on Friday in Dehradun. Senior defence police officials paid...
  • Uttarakhand: Repair roads as early as possible, Antony tells BRO June 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday reviewed the damage caused to roads, including the strategic ones being built along the border with China, in the flash floods in Uttarakhand and asked the BRO to carry out their repairs within the earliest possible timeframe. The recent flashfloods in Uttarakhand...
  • U'khand: Locals, Army provide relief to thousands stranded at Harsil June 25, 2013

    Harsil: More than a week of rescue operations later, thousands are still stranded at various points in Uttarakhand. In Harsil and beyond, roads have given way after fresh landslides; the local district administration is absent and once again, apart from rescue operations and rebuilding roads, the Army, along with the...
  • Uttarakhand: Army medical team helps deliver two babies June 23, 2013

    New Delhi: An Army medical team on Sunday helped deliver two babies a boy and a girl at a makeshift centre in Sabola area of rainravaged Uttarakhand. After trekking nearly 15 kms, the team had on Saturday reached Tijan village which has a population of nearly 400 people. When...
  • No force can alone deal with the calamity Uttarakhand is facing: CM June 23, 2013

    As Uttarakhand faces its worst natural calamity ever, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna admitted to lapses in his preparedness to deal with it. He, however, claimed the magnitude of the disaster is so "huge" that not even "the Government on India has a force to deal with the problem". Bahuguna was...
  • Rescue efforts in Uttarakhand intensify as Met predicts more rains June 23, 2013

    Dehradun: Security forces have managed to evacuate 80,000 people stranded across the floodravaged Uttarakhand so far, in one of the biggest rescue operations ever in the country. However, thousands still remain stuck in the state as renewed rains dampened the already difficult rescue efforts on Sunday. Heavy rains in the state...
  • Uttarakhand rescue efforts does the government need to do much more? June 19, 2013

    Even though aerial surveys and rescue missions by the Indian Army, Indian Air Force and the IndoTibetan Border Police and clearing skies provided some aid to the people in Uttarakhand, places that have been most affected by the nature's fury have remained inaccessible due damaged transport and road services. ...
  • Watch: How rescue teams battle with the destruction in Uttarakhand June 19, 2013

    Rescue teams were finally able to evacuate some of the people stranded in higher reaches of Uttarakhand on Wednesday even though damaged roads and washed away bridges continued to hinder evacuation throughout the day. ...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Security forces lead rescue June 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Rescue teams were finally able to evacuate some of the people stranded in higher reaches of Uttarakhand on Wednesday even though damaged roads and washed away bridges continued to hinder evacuation throughout the day. The government, on its part, has pumped in immediate relief funds and rescue choppers...
  • Gangtok: 600 tourists stranded due to landslide June 8, 2013

    Gangtok/Darjeeling: Around 600 tourists returning to Gangtok from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula were stranded at 5th Mile, 15km from Gangtok, following a landslide on Jawaharlal Nehru Marg on Saturday evening, official sources said. "Around 5pm, when the tourist vehicles were returning from Chhangu Lake, Baba Mandir and Nathula, slush...
  • Manassero nears 2nd straight win on European Tour June 1, 2013

    Stockholm: Matteo Manassero remains on track for a second consecutive European Tour victory after taking a twoshot lead at the Nordea Masters on Friday. The 20year old Italian, who won last week's BMW PGA Championship, added a 7under 65 to his opening 66 for a 13under total for two rounds...
  • Manassero birdies first 6 holes in Stockholm May 30, 2013

    Stockholm: Matteo Manassero birdied his first six holes en route to a 6underpar 66 and a share of the clubhouse lead on the first day of the Nordea Masters on Thursday. Four days after winning the BMW PGA Championship, Manassero's equal lowest score of the year tied with Pablo Larrazabal of...
  • Assam: CBI arrests BRO official for alleged bribery March 20, 2013

    Guwahati: The CBI on Wednesday arrested an official of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and recovered Rs 15 lakh in cash from him. Task Force Commandant Ram Milan was arrested from the Guwahati railway station and sources said that the money was actually a bribe paid by a private contractor. CBI...
  • JammuSrinagar highway closed due to snowfall, landslides February 22, 2013

    Jammu: The JammuSrinagar national highway, the only road link between Kashmir and rest of the country, was closed on Friday for vehicular traffic due to heavy snowfall and landslides, leaving over 200 vehicles stranded. "The highway was closed for vehicular traffic today due to heavy snowfall near Jawahar tunnel, Patnitop...
  • Sikkim: Heavy rains trigger landslides, 20 dead September 23, 2012

    New Delhi: Heavy rains triggered massive landslides in Sikkim on Sunday, resulting in the deaths of three civilians and one General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) personnel, the state government said. The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said that seven of its workers had died in the landslides and the IndoTibetan Border...
  • Sikkim: Heavy rains trigger landslides in Payong September 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Incessant rainfall has triggered landslides in Payong in East Sikkim. Several houses have been destroyed. Affected families have been moved to a temporary relief shelter. Highways connecting the state to the rest of the country have also been affected. Border Road Organisation (BRO) personnel have begun their road clearing operations. ...
  • Sikkim earthquake: Army finally reaches Mangan September 20, 2011

    The Army said roads beyond Mangan, the quake epicentre, are completely blocked and will take 25 to 30 days to clear. ...
  • Leh floods: 16yrold awaits her missing family August 10, 2010

    The natural disaster in Leh has not only killed over 150 people but also separated family members from one another. A 16yearold injured girl, whose parents were employed with the BRO as contract labour, lost her father in the flash floods. Her mother has been injured and some family members are...
  • I blame doc for bro's death: Janet Jackson April 5, 2010

    Janet Jackson has spoken out against her late brother Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray and says she blames the physician for the death of her sibling. "Yes, I do. He's the one that was administering the drug, from what I do know," dailystar.co.uk quoted Janet blaming Murray in an interview as...
  • A life in music: How the world is remembering MJ June 26, 2009

    Michael Jackson, the childstarturnedKing of Pop who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed by a bizarre lifestyle and sex scandals, died on Thursday. He was 50. ...
  • Slain Lt Col braved terror threats in Kashmir June 18, 2008

    Jammu: Lt Col Ajay Verma was shot dead by terrorists in the Kishtwar area of Jammu while inspecting the a Border Road Organisation (BRO) project near the Line of Control. His family is now struggling to come to terms with their loss and is questioning the lack of security on the...
  • Two injured in grenade attack in Srinagar June 14, 2008

    Srinagar: In Srinagar two people were injured in a grenade on Saturday near the high security Civil Secretariat. The injured include a woman and a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan on guard duty who have been taken to hospital for treatment. No group has taken responsibility so far. As the...
  • Suicide bomber kills Indian engineer in Afghanistan June 5, 2008

    New Delhi: An Indian engineer was killed and four other Indians were injured in a suicide attack on their convoy in Afghanistan's southwestern province of Nimroz on Thursday. Dev Kumar, an engineer with the Border Roads Organisation, died when a bomber blew himself up before a convoy carrying BRO personnel engaged...