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The ITBP also released a mashup of the popular patriotic songs sung by its soldiers.(ANI Twitter)

News updates from Hindustan Times: At 14,000 feet in Ladakh, ITBP personnel celebrate 74th I-Day and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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ITBP soldiers near the Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh on Saturday morning.(Pic: ITBP)
ITBP soldiers near the Pangong Tso lake in Ladakh on Saturday morning.(Pic: ITBP)

ITBP soldiers celebrate Independence Day at 14,000 feet in Ladakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 08:15 AM IST
A Central Armed Police Force (CAPF), the ITBP is deployed at the difficult high altitude Himalayan terrains.
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Tensions between India and China escalated when Indian soldiers were attacked with rocks and clubs in the worst clash in decades between the troops of the two countries on June 15.(PTI)
Tensions between India and China escalated when Indian soldiers were attacked with rocks and clubs in the worst clash in decades between the troops of the two countries on June 15.(PTI)

ITBP personnel who aided army in Ladakh recommended for medals

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 12:22 AM IST
The paramilitary force, which is responsible for guarding the 3,488-km de facto border between the two countries, or the Line of Actual Control (LAC), said its 294 personnel have been awarded the commendation disk of the ITBP’s director-general for their bravery in Ladakh.
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Preparations underway for the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort, in Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)
Preparations underway for the 74th Independence Day celebrations, at Red Fort, in Delhi.(Arvind Yadav/HT PHOTO)

NSG snipers, SWAT commandos, kite catchers at Red Fort for I-Day security

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 11:28 PM IST
A security ring, including NSG snipers, elite SWAT commandos and kite catchers, will be placed around the Red Fort from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation.
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ITBP jawans deployed in Dehradun during the coronavirus lockdown.(ANI File Photo)
ITBP jawans deployed in Dehradun during the coronavirus lockdown.(ANI File Photo)

ITBP recommends gallantry medals for its jawans who fought Chinese in Ladakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:31 PM IST
Six other soldiers of ITBP have been awarded for their courage in anti-Naxal operations in Chhattisgarh.
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Of 8,552 Covid-19 positive case so far, Dehradun district has reported maximum of 1,938 cases, followed by Haridwar (1,668), US Nagar (1,448) and Nainital (1,372).(HT Photo)
Of 8,552 Covid-19 positive case so far, Dehradun district has reported maximum of 1,938 cases, followed by Haridwar (1,668), US Nagar (1,448) and Nainital (1,372).(HT Photo)

Four Covid-19 positive patients die in Uttarakhand, state tally rises to 8,623

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Haldwani/Rudrapur/Haridwar
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 10:45 PM IST
A total of 102 Covid-19 positive patients have died in Uttarakhand till now with 16 patients dying due to coronavirus, according to the health officials. The rest of the positive patients died due to co-morbidities and other causes, added health officials.
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The decision was taken after 30 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, deployed in Uttarkashi district, were found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease, on Wednesday.(ANI)
The decision was taken after 30 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel, deployed in Uttarkashi district, were found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease, on Wednesday.(ANI)

Uttarakhand: District administration decides to test all soldiers before allowing them to go for their border posting

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun/Uttarkashi
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 06:03 PM IST
Mayur Dixit, district magistrate (DM), Uttarkashi, said that some of the ITBP personnel had come in contact with earlier Covid-19 patients, and the others had returned from leave from their respective native places.
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Home Minister Amit Shah had declared few months ago that the CAPF canteens will only sell ‘swadeshi’ or indigenous products from June.(ANI)
Home Minister Amit Shah had declared few months ago that the CAPF canteens will only sell ‘swadeshi’ or indigenous products from June.(ANI)

ITBP inks deal with KVIC to procure swadeshi, khadi items for CAPF personnel

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 31, 2020 03:59 PM IST
The force will procure 1,200 quintals of mustard oil from the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) with “a total financial implication of over Rs 1.73 crore”, an ITBP spokesperson said.
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Panchkula DC Mukesh Ahuja has said he has written to ITBP and CRPF create Covid care units in their own centres.(Sant Arora/HT/For representation)
Panchkula DC Mukesh Ahuja has said he has written to ITBP and CRPF create Covid care units in their own centres.(Sant Arora/HT/For representation)

Panchkula DC asks govt officials to ‘take care of staff’ as Covid cases spike

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Panchkula, Panchkula
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Increasing number of staffers of medical education and research dept, CBSE and HPSC and personnel of ITBP and CRPF are testing positive
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Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief S Deswal met Uttarakhand CM on Friday(Sourced Photo)
Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief S Deswal met Uttarakhand CM on Friday(Sourced Photo)

ITBP chief meets Uttarakhand CM with second line of defense in border areas in mind

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 10:44 PM IST
The meeting focussed on developing infrastructure in border areas with a view on national security.
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The state government on Thursday had announced that it will proceed with an extensive sero-survey in the region for tracing the primary and secondary contacts of infected patients, including vulnerable groups.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo. Representative image)
The state government on Thursday had announced that it will proceed with an extensive sero-survey in the region for tracing the primary and secondary contacts of infected patients, including vulnerable groups.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo. Representative image)

With 52 new Covid-19 cases, Arunachal Pradesh’s tally reaches 543

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 06:40 PM IST
There are 387 active cases in the state, 153 people have recovered from the infection and three patients have died so far. Until May 23, the northeastern state had remained free from the coronavirus pandemic.
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SDRF team leaving from a helipad in Dehradun to conduct aerial search operation for four trekkers missing near Kedarnath area(HT Photo)
SDRF team leaving from a helipad in Dehradun to conduct aerial search operation for four trekkers missing near Kedarnath area(HT Photo)

Four trekkers missing near Kedarnath located after 48-hour search operation

By Suparna Roy | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2020 01:59 PM IST
Vineet Kumar, an SDRF official, said that the trekkers were located by the Triyuginarayan village chief on Thursday morning.
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Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan also rejected the BJP chief’s contention that the state’s testing rate was poor.(PTI PHOTO.)
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan also rejected the BJP chief’s contention that the state’s testing rate was poor.(PTI PHOTO.)

Bid to tarnish Kerala’s Covid-19 fight, says Pinarayi Vijayan after Nadda alleges fudged data

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 11:38 PM IST
He was referring to the criticism of Bharatiya Janata Party president J P Nadda on Sunday in which he said the Kerala government was “messing up the data related to the pandemic just for records”.
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Cardboard beds being prepared during the inauguration of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas Covid Care Centre by Lt Gov Anil Baijal in Chhatarpur, New Delhi on July 5, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Cardboard beds being prepared during the inauguration of the Radha Soami Satsang Beas Covid Care Centre by Lt Gov Anil Baijal in Chhatarpur, New Delhi on July 5, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

First patient discharged from Chhatarpur Covid facility

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 14, 2020 03:49 AM IST
The patient discharged on Monday was gifted a memento by officials of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), which has provided around 1,000 healthcare workers and security staff at the facility.
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BSF Director General SS Deswal speaks during a tree plantation campaign at the BSF Campus, Bhondsi, in Gurugram on Sunday.(PTI Photo)
BSF Director General SS Deswal speaks during a tree plantation campaign at the BSF Campus, Bhondsi, in Gurugram on Sunday.(PTI Photo)

Forces have ‘full possession’ of all our country’s land, says ITBP chief

By Press Trust of India | Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 13, 2020 03:23 AM IST
All the security arrangements are in place at the borders and we can say that the country’s security is ensured, SS Deswal, Director General of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) said.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses troops during his visit to the forward post at Nimu in Ladakh, Friday, July 3, 2020.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses troops during his visit to the forward post at Nimu in Ladakh, Friday, July 3, 2020.(PTI)

PM’s Ladakh visit raised morale of armed forces at the border, says ITBP DG

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 02:40 PM IST
ITBP chief SS Deswal said armed forces personnel have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty in the past and they are ready to dedicate their lives to the nation in the future as well.
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The centre is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide -- roughly the size of 20 football fields -- and has 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.(ITBP)
The centre is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide -- roughly the size of 20 football fields -- and has 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.(ITBP)

Delhi LG Anil Baijal inaugurates world’s ‘largest’ Covid care centre

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 11:18 AM IST
The centre is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide -- roughly the size of 20 football fields -- and has 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.  Authorities say it is the largest of its kind in the world.
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Home ministry on Wednesday sought the views of central paramilitary forces (CAPF) to add transgender as the third gender category in relevant application forms ahead of the annual exam for recruiting assistant commandants to be held in December.(ANI file photo)
Home ministry on Wednesday sought the views of central paramilitary forces (CAPF) to add transgender as the third gender category in relevant application forms ahead of the annual exam for recruiting assistant commandants to be held in December.(ANI file photo)

CAPF okays transgender persons’ hiring

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:26 AM IST
The home ministry on Wednesday sought the views of central paramilitary forces (CAPF) to add transgender as the third gender category in relevant application forms ahead of the annual examination for recruiting assistant commandants to be held in December.
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Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard in central Srinagar on June 10, 2020.(AFP)
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard in central Srinagar on June 10, 2020.(AFP)

MHA seeks CAPFs views on recruiting ‘transgender’ assistant commandants

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 01:20 PM IST
In a letter to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the MHA on Wednesday asked the forces to send their comments for incorporating the issues on transgender as ‘third gender’.
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View of Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand.(Representative Photo/HT)
View of Gangotri National Park in Uttarkashi district in Uttarakhand.(Representative Photo/HT)

Uttarakhand govt clears forest land transfer to build roads near China border

By Suparna Roy | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2020 02:08 PM IST
Uttarakhand forest minister Harak Singh Rawat said that these roads are important from the national security point of view.
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Among them, more than 2,100 security personnel have been cured and only about 1,250 are under treatment at various health facilities across the country.(ANI PHOTO.)
Among them, more than 2,100 security personnel have been cured and only about 1,250 are under treatment at various health facilities across the country.(ANI PHOTO.)

Four more ITBP personnel test Covid-19 positive, force records 81 active cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 29, 2020 08:13 PM IST
There are currently a total of 81 active coronavirus cases and 236 ITBP personnel have recovered and been discharged till date.
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BRO officials and local police monitoring the resumption of traffic after the construction of new Bailey bridge in Pithoragarh on Saturday.(HT Video)
BRO officials and local police monitoring the resumption of traffic after the construction of new Bailey bridge in Pithoragarh on Saturday.(HT Video)

Bridge collapses near India-China border, new one built within 5 days

By BD Kasniyal| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 10:29 PM IST
The bridge, crucial for supplying ration to the army and the ITBP men near the Indo-China border, had also cut off about 7,000 people living in various villages after its collapse.
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Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a visit to Covid care centre at Radha Soami Beas, Chhatarpur in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal during a visit to Covid care centre at Radha Soami Beas, Chhatarpur in New Delhi on Saturday.(ANI)

Amit Shah reviews preparedness at world’s largest Covid care facility

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 06:20 PM IST
The Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital in south Delhi has 10,000 beds.
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The total number of deaths in the country’s largest paramilitary force has risen to eight, according to CRPF officials.(HT PHOTO.)
The total number of deaths in the country’s largest paramilitary force has risen to eight, according to CRPF officials.(HT PHOTO.)

CRPF constable dies of Covid-19, death toll in Central Armed Police Forces rises to 24

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:43 PM IST
The CISF has had seven fatalities while five deaths have been reported in the BSF, eight in the CRPF and two each in the ITBP and the SSB.
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A 2,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur here has been made operational.(HT Photo)
A 2,000-bed Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur here has been made operational.(HT Photo)

Diagnostic material for 4.7 lakh RT-PCR tests, 50k Rapid Antigen Tests given free to Delhi by ICMR

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2020 05:14 PM IST
This new hospital would have a referral relationship with AIIMS, New Delhi and the facility would be equipped with oxygen, ventilators as well as an ICU, the ministry said in its statement.
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ITBP chief said that the forces’ experience in handling mass Covid treatment and quarantine facilities will come in handy in managing the facility that boasts of over 10,000 beds.(PTI)
ITBP chief said that the forces’ experience in handling mass Covid treatment and quarantine facilities will come in handy in managing the facility that boasts of over 10,000 beds.(PTI)

News updates from Hindustan Times: ITBP chief visits 10,000-bed Covid-19 centre, says will deal with any challenge and all the latest news

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 05:01 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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A huge contingent of medics and ITBP officials have been deployed to manage the Radha Soami Satsang Beas facility to treat Covid 19 patients.(ANI Photo)
A huge contingent of medics and ITBP officials have been deployed to manage the Radha Soami Satsang Beas facility to treat Covid 19 patients.(ANI Photo)

ITBP chief visits India’s largest Covid 19 care centre with 10,000 beds, says force will deal with any challenge

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 03:35 PM IST
ITBP forces are also occupied with defending India’s borders along the LAC with China.
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Currently, there are a total of 58 active coronavirus cases in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police force.(ANI PHOTO.)
Currently, there are a total of 58 active coronavirus cases in the Indo-Tibetan Border Police force.(ANI PHOTO.)

14 ITBP personnel test positive for Covid-19, force now has 58 active cases

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 09:25 PM IST
Till date about 210 security personnel have recovered and been discharged from various medical facilities across the country.
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ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel perform yoga at an altitude of 18000 feet in sub-zero temperatures.(ANI)
ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) personnel perform yoga at an altitude of 18000 feet in sub-zero temperatures.(ANI)

In pics: Undeterred by spine-chilling temperature, security personnel perform yoga

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Tims, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 11:26 AM IST
 Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel performed yoga at an altitude of 18,800 feet in North Sikkim on the occasion of International Yoga Day today.
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An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, north-east of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, June 17, 2020.(AP)
An Indian army convoy moves on the Srinagar- Ladakh highway at Gagangeer, north-east of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, June 17, 2020.(AP)

ITBP asked to keep eye on Chinese troops along border

By Neeraj Chauhan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 04:17 AM IST
ITBP troops are deployed at 180 border outposts (BoPs) along LAC in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh in a treacherous terrain located between 9,000 feet to 18,750 feet above sea level, where temperatures can dip to minus 45 degree C.
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