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

The meeting focussed on developing infrastructure in border areas with a view on national security.
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)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 10:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 17, 2020 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal

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

Vineet Kumar, an SDRF official, said that the trekkers were located by the Triyuginarayan village chief on Thursday morning.
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)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 01:59 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy

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

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”.
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.)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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First patient discharged from Chhatarpur Covid facility

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 14, 2020 03:49 AM IST
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Forces have ‘full possession’ of all our country’s land, says ITBP chief

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 13, 2020 03:23 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByPress Trust of India

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 02:40 PM IST
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Delhi LG Anil Baijal inaugurates world’s ‘largest’ Covid care centre

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 11:18 AM IST
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CAPF okays transgender persons’ hiring

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.
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)
Updated on Jul 04, 2020 07:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

MHA seeks CAPFs views on recruiting ‘transgender’ assistant commandants

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’.
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)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 01:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

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

Uttarakhand forest minister Harak Singh Rawat said that these roads are important from the national security point of view.
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)
Updated on Jul 01, 2020 02:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | BySuparna Roy | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi

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

There are currently a total of 81 active coronavirus cases and 236 ITBP personnel have recovered and been discharged till date.
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.)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 08:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

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

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 10:29 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh | ByBD Kasniyal| Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

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

The Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre and Hospital in south Delhi has 10,000 beds.
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)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 06:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain

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

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.
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.)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 05:43 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

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

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.
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)
Published on Jun 27, 2020 05:14 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

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

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 05:01 PM IST
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ITBP chief visits India’s largest Covid 19 care centre with 10,000 beds, says force will deal with any challenge

ITBP forces are also occupied with defending India’s borders along the LAC with China.
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)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 03:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

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

Till date about 210 security personnel have recovered and been discharged from various medical facilities across the country.
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.)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 09:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

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

 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.
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)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 11:26 AM IST
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Hindustan Tims, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena

ITBP asked to keep eye on Chinese troops along border

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.
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)
Updated on Jun 18, 2020 04:17 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

ITBP releases song to pay tribute to coronavirus warriors

The song titled ‘Rakh Honsla Himatt Na Haar’ (Keep courage, don’t give up) was written by Constable Varun Kumar and sung by Constable Vikram Jeet Singh in Hindi and has been released on social media handles.
“The song has been prepared by the soldiers of ITBP for the corona warriors who are serving the country without any fear. We got full support from everyone,” said Vikram Jeet Singh, ITBP constable.(ANI Photo)
“The song has been prepared by the soldiers of ITBP for the corona warriors who are serving the country without any fear. We got full support from everyone,” said Vikram Jeet Singh, ITBP constable.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2020 04:14 PM IST
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One more ITBP staff tests Covid-19 positive, force’s coronavirus tally now at 35

The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) had reported its first Covid-19 case on April 28.
With the spread of the coronavirus disease from March this year, the ITBP had designated its largest Covid-19 hospital, in Noida, for troops from all paramilitary forces.(ANI PHOTO.)
With the spread of the coronavirus disease from March this year, the ITBP had designated its largest Covid-19 hospital, in Noida, for troops from all paramilitary forces.(ANI PHOTO.)
Updated on Jun 07, 2020 07:32 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

ITBP puts into operation one command each in C’garh, Guwahati

The cabinet had, in October 2019, approved two new commands -- the Western Command at Chandigarh and Eastern Command at Guwahati -- to be headed by an additional director general (ADG) rank officer in the ITBP.
ITBP currently has no ADG rank officer posted with it so a decision was taken to deploy IG rank officers.(ANI)
ITBP currently has no ADG rank officer posted with it so a decision was taken to deploy IG rank officers.(ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 01:37 AM IST
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Greater Noida: 20 jawans discharged from hospital in 14 days

Surjeet Singh Deswal, the director general of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in his address to the discharged soldiers -- 17 from the ITBP and three from the Border Security Force (BSF), said that the soldiers proved that they can win in every field, either war at the borders or the invisible virus.
On the other 163 Covid-19 positive patients at the hospital, Surjeet Singh Deswal, director general of ITBP said that they were all asymptomatic(PTI file photo. Representative image)
On the other 163 Covid-19 positive patients at the hospital, Surjeet Singh Deswal, director general of ITBP said that they were all asymptomatic(PTI file photo. Representative image)
Updated on May 16, 2020 10:53 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | BySanjeev K Jha

Only swadeshi products in CAPF canteens from June 1 after PM Modi’s push

Home minister Amit Shah also appealed to the public to make maximum use of “swadeshi (locally made)” products and encourage others to do the same.
Using the local products, Amit Shah asserted, will help make India self-reliant in five years. (HT Photo)
Using the local products, Amit Shah asserted, will help make India self-reliant in five years. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2020 02:53 PM IST
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Hindusatn Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi

Delhi ITBP camp sealed as 23 more test Covid-19 positive

The sealed houses the 22nd battalion of the ITBP; it has a strength of around 1,000 personnel who all are under observation and 76 are in quarantine.
ITBP jawans deployed at the area during the coronavirus lockdown.(ANI File Photo)
ITBP jawans deployed at the area during the coronavirus lockdown.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on May 06, 2020 05:01 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

45 ITBP men test positive for Covid-19, total cases in CAPFs now 298

A majority of the infections among paramilitary forces is in Delhi.
The infections has forced the ITBP to seal its Tigri camp which houses around 1,000 personnel.(HT PHOTO)
The infections has forced the ITBP to seal its Tigri camp which houses around 1,000 personnel.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 05, 2020 10:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan

News updates from Hindustan Times: ITBP ex-officer suspected to be Covid-19 carrier after 45 men test positive and all the latest news

Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
All the 45 ITBP personnel which have tested positive for Covid-19 were posted in Delhi. (ANI)
All the 45 ITBP personnel which have tested positive for Covid-19 were posted in Delhi. (ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2020 05:00 PM IST
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ITBP ex-officer suspected to be Covid-19 carrier after 45 men test positive

The ITBP reported its first Covid-19 case April 28. On Monday, the number reached 21 before it more than doubled to 45 on Tuesday.
All the 45 ITBP personnel whi have tested positive for Covid-19 were posted in Delhi(ANI)
All the 45 ITBP personnel whi have tested positive for Covid-19 were posted in Delhi(ANI)
Updated on May 05, 2020 06:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByNeeraj Chauhan | Edited by Sabir Hussain
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