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Providing facilities to those guarding borders top priority, says defence minister Rajnath Singh
India

Providing facilities to those guarding borders top priority, says defence minister Rajnath Singh

Singh said ensuring the development of the border areas is a major part of the government's comprehensive defence strategy

Mamata Banerjee ups ante against Centre, calls to limit BSF within 50 kms from border
India

Mamata Banerjee ups ante against Centre, calls to limit BSF within 50 kms from border

The Central government had amended the BSF Act to authorise the paramilitary force to undertake search, seizure and arrest within a 50 km stretch, from the International Border in Punjab, West Bengal and Assam

BRO achieves historic feat, reopens Zoji La pass on Srinagar-Leh highway in record 73 days
India

BRO achieves historic feat, reopens Zoji La pass on Srinagar-Leh highway in record 73 days

Earlier Ladakh used to be cut off for six months, but last year the BRO reduced it to 110 days and this time to just 73 days

Republic Day 2022: Border Security Force put on high alert following threat inputs
India

Republic Day 2022: Border Security Force put on high alert following threat inputs

BSF IG DK Boora, however, assured that there was nothing to fear as during this period, almost every time, there is stress on the security situation along the border

India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal: A look at how northeastern state has remained under a constant threat from Beijing
India

India rejects China renaming places in Arunachal: A look at how northeastern state has remained under a constant threat from Beijing

China claims that Arunachal Pradesh is “South Tibet” – an area that falls under its administrative control. Last year, the country had said that it did not recognise Arunachal Pradesh as a part of India

Arunachal Pradesh orders probe after shots fired at border with Assam
India

Arunachal Pradesh orders probe after shots fired at border with Assam

The exchange of fire took place less than 24 hours after senior officials from Lakhimpur and Papum Pare districts met at Upia in Arunachal Pradesh on Monday afternoon to discuss inter-state boundary issues

China adopts new border law amid military standoff with India; to come to force from 1 January
India

China adopts new border law amid military standoff with India; to come to force from 1 January

The law stipulates that "the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the People's Republic of China are sacred and inviolable"

China is increasing activities in depth areas of eastern sector, says Eastern Army Commander
India

China is increasing activities in depth areas of eastern sector, says Eastern Army Commander

Eastern Army Commander Lt Gen Manoj Pande says that India has correspondingly readied contingency plans to deal with any security challenges in the region

Explained: Mexico confronts complex position on immigration, internal migration
World

Explained: Mexico confronts complex position on immigration, internal migration

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador Thursday said the strategy of containing migrants in the south was untenable and more investment was needed to keep central Americans from leaving their homes

Assam indicates crippling blockade on Mizoram amid its worst COVID bout has ended; all you need to know
India

Assam indicates crippling blockade on Mizoram amid its worst COVID bout has ended; all you need to know

As most of Mizoram's supplies come via Assam through the NH-306, the no movement of vehicles for the last two weeks has hit the resources, including essential items, they said.

Border violence 'cold-blooded massacre', perpetuated wholly by Mizoram Police, says Assam Assembly panel
India

Border violence 'cold-blooded massacre', perpetuated wholly by Mizoram Police, says Assam Assembly panel

The delegation noted that the "Mizoram Police along with some miscreants indulged in encroachment activities" in Assam, and claimed that the border dispute has been festering for a long due to this reason.

Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border row, focus on peace measures: Key points from joint statement
India

Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border row, focus on peace measures: Key points from joint statement

The Assam government also announced that it will cancel an advisory warning its residents against travelling to Mizoram in the first cabinet minister-level talks in Aizawl

SC says plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief to be listed for hearing after being numbered
India

SC says plea against Rakesh Asthana’s appointment as Delhi Police chief to be listed for hearing after being numbered

The contempt plea is against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who as the head of the Cabinet's Appointment Committee chose Asthana as the Delhi Police chief days ahead of his superannuation

Pakistani teenager crosses border into Gujarat's Kutch after argument with family
World

Pakistani teenager crosses border into Gujarat's Kutch after argument with family

In a similar incident reported a week ago, a 12-year-old Bangladeshi boy had crossed over the border to meet his grandfather

Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district
India

Wild female elephant dies of anthrax in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore district

This is the fourth elephant succumbing to anthrax in the last decade in the district

Ladakh border standoff: Indian, Chinese armies working to schedule next round of military talks, says MEA
India

Ladakh border standoff: Indian, Chinese armies working to schedule next round of military talks, says MEA

The comments by the MEA spokesperson came a day after the two countries held another round of diplomatic talks to resolve the five-month-long military standoff in eastern Ladakh

Akshaye Khanna on Section 375: My choice of films is very instinctive; there's nothing cerebral about it
Entertainment

Akshaye Khanna on Section 375: My choice of films is very instinctive; there's nothing cerebral about it

Akshaye Khanna plays a lawyer in the upcoming Section 375, also starring Richa Chadda.

Amarinder Singh calls Sunny Deol a 'filmy fauji', says actor-turned-politician no match for Congress' Sunil Jakhar
Politics

Amarinder Singh calls Sunny Deol a 'filmy fauji', says actor-turned-politician no match for Congress' Sunil Jakhar

BJP candidate Sunny Deol is a ‘filmy fauji’ while I am a 'real fauji,' said Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday, adding that actor-turned-politician does not pose any threat to sitting Congress MP Sunil Jakhar.

How accurate is New Bollywood with Military Films?
Entertainment

How accurate is New Bollywood with Military Films?

As long as there are no solid social reforms to unify varied mindsets of a diverse nation, the notion of what defines good military films will continue to be debated

Five-year-old, BSF sub-inspector killed in shelling along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch; 14, including 9 civilians, injured
India

Five-year-old, BSF sub-inspector killed in shelling along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch; 14, including 9 civilians, injured

A five-year-old girl and a BSF sub-inspector were killed on Monday as Pakistan Army resorted to mortar shelling and firing of small arms on villages and army posts while 14 others were injured in the cross-border firing