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The Borderlands: Travels through the North-Western frontier, in search of human stories
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The Borderlands: Travels through the North-Western frontier, in search of human stories

Borderlands, an upcoming documentary film by Samarth Mahajan, attempts to tell stories from the areas which line India's frontiers — stories which are left out of the mainstream narrative, or presented largely through the lens of the army, war or nationalism. In this series, Firstpost follows Mahajan and his team as they travel across India, presenting snippets from people's lives. In Part 1, stories from the North-Western frontier.

Gurdaspur by-election: Congress' Sunil Jakhar leaves BJP's Swaran Salaria far behind as counting nears end
Politics

Gurdaspur by-election: Congress' Sunil Jakhar leaves BJP's Swaran Salaria far behind as counting nears end

Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar was leading by 68,172 votes over his nearest rival BJP contestant Swaran Salaria in the counting of votes for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bypoll, as per available trends.

National security threat under Modi govt; 172 terror attacks, 578 soldiers killed in three years: Congress
India

National security threat under Modi govt; 172 terror attacks, 578 soldiers killed in three years: Congress

Taking a swipe at the Modi government, the Congress said the situation at the borders is "alarming" as 172 attacks and many soldiers have lost their lives.

Alert in Pathankot after army uniform found in suspicious bag
India

Alert in Pathankot after army uniform found in suspicious bag

Security agencies and the Punjab Police were on alert on Monday in Pathankot district following the recovery of a suspicious bag that contained an army uniform.

Kashmiri man arrested in Punjab for supplying photos of army cantonment to Pakistan
India

Kashmiri man arrested in Punjab for supplying photos of army cantonment to Pakistan

Police recovered photographs of Mamun Cantonment and other defence installations from the spy who was allegedly giving them to his handlers in Pakistan.

A few inept sleuths and corrupt officials are bringing down the image of the NIA
India

A few inept sleuths and corrupt officials are bringing down the image of the NIA

Never has the credibility of any of the national security agencies reached the depths as it has with the National Investigation Agency (NIA)

Busted! US confronts Pakistan with evidence of its involvement in Gurdaspur attack
India

Busted! US confronts Pakistan with evidence of its involvement in Gurdaspur attack

Pakistan now finds itself being confronted with evidence presented by the US saying that the Gurdaspur attack was carried out by groups from there, an Indian Express report states.

Punjab CM Badal to visit families of those killed in Gurdaspur terror attack
India

Punjab CM Badal to visit families of those killed in Gurdaspur terror attack

Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal will on Wednesday visit the families of the seven persons killed in the terrorist attack in Gurdaspur.

Gurdaspur attack: Meet Nanak Chand, the heroic driver who saved lives
India

Gurdaspur attack: Meet Nanak Chand, the heroic driver who saved lives

The driver of Punjab Roadways bus, which was targeted by the terrorists in a pre-dawn attack in Dinanagar town in this district, showed tremendous presence of mind and helped save lives.

Live: Lashkar-e-Taiba behind attacks in Gurdaspur, say MHA sources; Pakistan condemns strike
India

Live: Lashkar-e-Taiba behind attacks in Gurdaspur, say MHA sources; Pakistan condemns strike

In a dual terror attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab, early on Monday morning gunmen first attacked a state roadways bus and then entered a nearby police station and opened fire, injuring around 10 people.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Bus driver's bravery saves many lives
India

Gurdaspur terror attack: Bus driver's bravery saves many lives

The alertness and bravery of a bus driver saved several lives as terrorists launched an attack in Dinanagar in Punjab on Monday.

Terror strikes Punjab after 8 years: Encounter in Gurdaspur leaves eight dead
India

Terror strikes Punjab after 8 years: Encounter in Gurdaspur leaves eight dead

In the first major terror attack in the state in eight years, terrorists attacked the Gurdaspur district in Punjab.

Do not show live coverage of Gurdaspur terror attack: Government tells TV channels
India

Do not show live coverage of Gurdaspur terror attack: Government tells TV channels

The I&B ministry asked TV channels not to show live coverage of the ongoing anti-terrorism operations in Dinanagar town of Gurdaspur district in Punjab and said some channels carried such telecasts in violation of rules.

Terror strikes Punjab: Gurdaspur SP among 6 killed,1 militant shot dead
India

Terror strikes Punjab: Gurdaspur SP among 6 killed,1 militant shot dead

In Gurdaspur bordering Pakistan, heavily-armed militants in army uniform sprayed bullets on a moving bus and stormed a police station, killing six persons, including an SP, and injuring eight others.

After six people killed in terror attack in Gurdaspur, Rajnath Singh promises 'befitting reply'
India

After six people killed in terror attack in Gurdaspur, Rajnath Singh promises 'befitting reply'

A senior police officer was among six people killed early Monday when four terrorists who sneaked in from Pakistan opened random fire before storming a police station complex in Gurdaspur district.

Five live bombs found near Dinanagar in Punjab, major rail tragedy averted
India

Five live bombs found near Dinanagar in Punjab, major rail tragedy averted

A major railway tragedy was averted after five live bombs were found close to a bridge on the railway track on the Amritsar-Pathankot section on Monday.

Two dead as gunmen dressed in army fatigues storm police station in Gurdaspur
India

Two dead as gunmen dressed in army fatigues storm police station in Gurdaspur

Terrorists in army uniforms resorted to indiscriminate firing at a bus stand and police station in Punjab's Gurdaspur, leaving two dead and seven injured, including police officials.