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Bangladeshi boy unknowingly enters India, reunited with family
India

Bangladeshi boy unknowingly enters India, reunited with family

The child informed that he unknowingly entered the Indian territory while sleeping in an Indian export truck that was parked in the area where he was playing with other kids in Bangladesh

BSF Recruitment: Deadline to apply for Constable (Tradesman) posts ends today, apply at rectt.bsf.gov.in
India

BSF Recruitment: Deadline to apply for Constable (Tradesman) posts ends today, apply at rectt.bsf.gov.in

Through this recruitment drive, BSF will fill up a total of 2,788 posts. Out of which, 2,651 positions are for eligible male candidates and the remaining 137 are for qualified female candidates.

BSF recovers bomb-making items dropped by Pakistani drone in poll-bound Punjab
India

BSF recovers bomb-making items dropped by Pakistani drone in poll-bound Punjab

'Troops fired after hearing a buzzing sound of a suspected flying object coming from the Pakistani side to the Indian side in Gurdaspur sector,' BSF said. They later recovered two packets containing RDX

Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF along IB in Punjab's Ferozepur
India

Pakistani intruder shot dead by BSF along IB in Punjab's Ferozepur

'Our troops challenged the intruder, but he did not stop and continued moving ahead in an aggressive manner. Sensing imminent threat, the troops fired in self-defence,' BSF said

COVID-19 threat: Deployed at major airports, CISF worst-hit with 35% of active cases among paramilitary forces
India

COVID-19 threat: Deployed at major airports, CISF worst-hit with 35% of active cases among paramilitary forces

As per the latest data, the CISF had 1,307 active cases till 10 Jan, while the total number of active cases among all paramilitary forces stood at 3,644. Officials said most infected jawans were deployed at airports in Delhi and Mumbai.

Punjab and Bengal Assemblies passing a resolution against BSF jurisdiction is petty politicisation of national security
India

Punjab and Bengal Assemblies passing a resolution against BSF jurisdiction is petty politicisation of national security

No state government can override a Central legislation passed by Parliament; there are enough remedies already available in case any state feels there is any irregularity in the Central Act

BSF Group C recruitment 2021: Apply for 72 vacancies at rectt.bsf.gov.in; check details here
India

BSF Group C recruitment 2021: Apply for 72 vacancies at rectt.bsf.gov.in; check details here

The applications are invited for total of 72 vacancies in the Group C postings, including 65 vacancies for Constable, six openings for Head Constable and one posting for Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI)

Amarinder backs extension of BSF jurisdiction, opposes Punjab Assembly resolution against Centre's move
India

Amarinder backs extension of BSF jurisdiction, opposes Punjab Assembly resolution against Centre's move

The BSF, like the Punjab Police, is our own force and not any external or foreign force coming to occupy our land, Amarinder said in a statement

Opinion | Stop politicising BSF jurisdiction issue, it’s important for national security
India

Opinion | Stop politicising BSF jurisdiction issue, it’s important for national security

The Centre’s move brings a partial uniformity in defining the area of BSF’s jurisdiction and avoids state to state differentials

Centre extends BSF jurisdiction in West Bengal, Punjab, Assam; 'attack on federalism', says Charanjit Channi
India

Centre extends BSF jurisdiction in West Bengal, Punjab, Assam; 'attack on federalism', says Charanjit Channi

The MHA in its notification said the border guarding force has been granted permission to conduct raids and arrests up to an area of 50 km inside from the International Border (IB) along India-Pakistan and India-Bangladesh borders

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Discus thrower Vinod Kumar aims for gold in his maiden Games
Sports

Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Discus thrower Vinod Kumar aims for gold in his maiden Games

From running a grocery shop to winning medals for India, ex-BSF soldier Vinod Kumar's story is one of grit and determination. Having overcome numerous odds in his life, Vinod will aim for glory at Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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

In meeting with Pakistan Rangers, a strong protest by BSF over drone activities in Jammu
India

In meeting with Pakistan Rangers, a strong protest by BSF over drone activities in Jammu

During the sector commander-level meeting at the IB in the Suchetgarh area on Saturday, the BSF delegation emphasised on Pakistani drone activities, terrorist activities and digging of tunnels from across the border

Attack on IAF base in Jammu: Brief history of UAVs being sent across border with arms and ammunition
India

Attack on IAF base in Jammu: Brief history of UAVs being sent across border with arms and ammunition

While Pakistan has been using drones for supply of arms and ammunition to terror networks in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, this is the first time the system has been used to carry out an 'terror attack'

Chinese man apprehended at India-Bangladesh border smuggled 1,300 Indian SIM cards to his country, says BSF
India

Chinese man apprehended at India-Bangladesh border smuggled 1,300 Indian SIM cards to his country, says BSF

In a statement, the BSF said that Han Junwe had smuggled SIM cards to China 'to hack accounts and carry out financial frauds'

BSF shoots dead suspected Pakistani intruder along International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba
India

BSF shoots dead suspected Pakistani intruder along International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba

BSF inspector general for the Jammu frontier NS Jamwal said that the intruder 'could be a terrorist guide who had travelled for a reconnaissance'

BSF uncovers militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, recover ammunition
India

BSF uncovers militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch, recover ammunition

The hideout was unearthed on Saturday afternoon during a search operation in Doba Mohalla forest area in Poonch's Hadiguda

BSF detects underground tunnel along International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, second within 10 days
India

BSF detects underground tunnel along International Border in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, second within 10 days

The secret tunnel was detected during an anti-tunneling operation in the border outpost (BOP) Pansar area of Hiranagar sector, opposite Abhiyal-Dogra and Kingre-de-Kothe in Shakargarh

Bangladesh border force claims no illegal immigration into India, expresses concern over smuggling
World

Bangladesh border force claims no illegal immigration into India, expresses concern over smuggling

During 51st DG-level talks between the BSF and BGB, the two forces signed a Joint Accord of Discussion and decided to increase coordinated night patrolling to prevent illegal activities