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Army, ITBP resume rescue op for 5 soldiers trapped in Himachal (HT Photo)(HT Photo)

Army, ITBP resume rescue op for 5 soldiers trapped in Himachal

By HT Correspondent | Shimla
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2019 05:00 PM IST
Ten men escaped but the rest were trapped in the mound of snow. One of them, identified as havaldar Rakesh Kumar from Bilaspur, was rescued but he succumbed to his injuries in the civil hospital in Pooh.
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Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (ANI): Operation underway to rescue 5 jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (ANI): Operation underway to rescue 5 jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Weather hampers operations to rescue soldiers in Himachal’s Kinnaur

By HT Correspondent | Shimla, Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2019 11:29 PM IST
The ITBP patrolling party had tried to alert army men fixing water pipes near Namgia Dogri post when they were hit by the avalanche.
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The five soldiers were a part of a 16-member patrolling party of the army and ITBP personnel which was hit the avalanche near Namgia Dogri near Shipkila village in the tribal district on Wednesday morning.(ANI)
The five soldiers were a part of a 16-member patrolling party of the army and ITBP personnel which was hit the avalanche near Namgia Dogri near Shipkila village in the tribal district on Wednesday morning.(ANI)

Bad weather hampers rescue op for 5 missing soldiers after avalanche in Himachal Pradesh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 06:01 PM IST
Ten personnel were able to rush to safety but the five army men were trapped in the mound of snow after the avalanche was triggered by fierce snow blizzards in the area.
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Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (ANI): Operation underway to rescue 5 jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI Photo)
Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh), Feb 20 (ANI): Operation underway to rescue 5 jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI Photo)

24 hours on, 5 Army soldiers hit by avalanche still trapped near China border in Himachal Pradesh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 12:47 PM IST
A team of about 150 people, including Army and ITBP personnel, is searching for the trapped jawans, along with the police. The search was called off for the night on Wednesday.
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The avalanche hit the Namgya region of Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on February 20.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
The avalanche hit the Namgya region of Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on February 20.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

Army jawan dead, 5 trapped after avalanche near India-China border in Himachal

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2019 12:51 AM IST
Rescue operation by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and district police is underway.
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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold the Computer Based Examination for GD (General Duty) constable recruitment from February 11 to March 11, 2019.(PTI/File)
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold the Computer Based Examination for GD (General Duty) constable recruitment from February 11 to March 11, 2019.(PTI/File)

SSC GD constable exam begins tomorrow; remember these points

By Nilesh Mathur | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2019 05:04 PM IST
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold the Computer Based Examination for GD (General Duty) constable recruitment from February 11 to March 11, 2019.
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Delhi high court on Thursday struck down the provisions which fixed 57 years as the age of retirement for officers below the rank of commandants of three of the Central and Allied Police Forces (CAPFs).(PTI)
Delhi high court on Thursday struck down the provisions which fixed 57 years as the age of retirement for officers below the rank of commandants of three of the Central and Allied Police Forces (CAPFs).(PTI)

Different retirement ages within police forces discriminatory, Delhi high court nixes rule

By Richa Banka | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2019 07:18 AM IST
Delhi high court on Thursday struck down the provisions which fixed 57 years as the age of retirement for officers below the rank of commandants of three of the Central and Allied Police Forces (CAPFs).
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Eight people died when a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident and fell into a 300-metre deep gorge in Champawat district’s Barakot area on Sunday.(ANI/Twitter)
Eight people died when a vehicle they were travelling in met with an accident and fell into a 300-metre deep gorge in Champawat district’s Barakot area on Sunday.(ANI/Twitter)

8 dead as vehicle carrying body for cremation falls into gorge in Nainital

By HT Correspondent | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 06:16 PM IST
Dhirendra Gunjyal, senior superintendent of police, Champawat said around 18 men were in the vehicle that was taking the Khima Devi’s body for cremation from Mirtoli village in Barakot to Rameshwar Ghat.
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The ITBP is a specialised mountain force -- most of whose officers and men are trained mountaineers and skiers -- and guards the border from Ladakh’s Karakoram Pass to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.(Twitter/ @ITBP_official)
The ITBP is a specialised mountain force -- most of whose officers and men are trained mountaineers and skiers -- and guards the border from Ladakh’s Karakoram Pass to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.(Twitter/ @ITBP_official)

Indo-Tibetan Border Police celebrate R-day at 18,000 ft in freezing Ladakh

By Asian News International | Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir)
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2019 05:32 PM IST
The ITBP is a specialised mountain force -- most of whose officers and men are trained mountaineers and skiers -- and guards the border from Ladakh’s Karakoram Pass to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares sweets with army personnel.(AFP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares sweets with army personnel.(AFP)

‘Will ensure you a good life’: PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with army, ITBP

By Deep Joshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 09:45 AM IST
India is continuously strengthening its defence weaponry but is equally mindful of the welfare of its defence personnel, PM Narendra Modi said on Wednesday as he celebrated Diwali with army and ITBP personnel at a border outpost in Uttarakhand close to the China border.
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Greeting jawans in Harshil cantonment area, PM Narendra Modi said they are securing the future and dreams of 125 crore Indians and helping spread a sense of security and fearlessness among people.(PTI)
Greeting jawans in Harshil cantonment area, PM Narendra Modi said they are securing the future and dreams of 125 crore Indians and helping spread a sense of security and fearlessness among people.(PTI)

PM Narendra Modi celebrates Diwali with Army, ITBP in Uttarakhand

By Press Trust of India | Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand)
UPDATED ON NOV 07, 2018 06:30 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with Army and ITBP personnel in the icy terrain near the India-China border, saying their devotion to duty in the remote icy heights is enabling the strength of the nation.
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More than 500 villages in Lahaul and Spiti reeling under darkness for last ten days

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 07:57 PM IST
Heavy snowfall has damaged 33 kilowatt electricity line from Thirot power station to Karga, hence interrupting electricity supply to the villages including district headquarter Keylong.
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The Sultan Garh Waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri. Search for bodies of persons swept by the gushing waters of the fall continued on Thursday without any success.(PTI)
The Sultan Garh Waterfalls in Madhya Pradesh’s Shivpuri. Search for bodies of persons swept by the gushing waters of the fall continued on Thursday without any success.(PTI)

Search on for bodies of those swept away in waterfall at MP’s Shivpuri

By Ranjit Gupta | Hindustan Times, Shivpuri (MP)
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2018 01:41 PM IST
A police official said families of six persons have approached them saying their kin is missing but the search teams could not find a single body. He added that the rescue ops will continue.
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Since formation of Uttarakhand in 2000, 11 elephants were killed after being hit by trains.(HT Photo)
Since formation of Uttarakhand in 2000, 11 elephants were killed after being hit by trains.(HT Photo)

Limit vehicle speed to curb wildlife deaths: HC to Uttarakhand govt

By Neeraj Santoshi | Hindustan Times, Nainital
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2018 09:55 PM IST
Expressing concern over the death of wild animals in vehicle hits, the Uttarakhand high court has directed the state government to prescribe a maximum speed of 40 km per hour for motorists on national and state highways passing through national parks and protected forests to avoid accidents
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Truck set ablaze by kanwariyas after a 12-year-old boy was hit to death by the speeding vehicle at Bahadrabad on Kanwar stretch in Haridwar.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)
Truck set ablaze by kanwariyas after a 12-year-old boy was hit to death by the speeding vehicle at Bahadrabad on Kanwar stretch in Haridwar.(RAMESHWAR GAUR/HT PHOTO)

Kanwariyas turn violent after truck runs over 12-year-old in Haridwar

By Sandeep Rawat | Hindustan Times, Haridwar
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 10:12 PM IST
This is the first incident of violence during the Kanwar pilgrimage this year.
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An aspirant appearing for the police recruitment drive for the post of constable at Shivajinagar Police Headquaters in Pune.(HT File Photo)
An aspirant appearing for the police recruitment drive for the post of constable at Shivajinagar Police Headquaters in Pune.(HT File Photo)

Government to hire over 54,000 jawans in central armed police forces

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2018 03:11 PM IST
Out of the total 54,953 vacancies advertised by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the maximum are for the country’s largest paramilitary force-- the CRPF at 21,566 posts.
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Members of the People's Liberation Army march in China . As per records, there have been around 118 PLA incursions this year, a drop from the same period in 2017.(Bloomberg File/ Representative image)
Members of the People's Liberation Army march in China . As per records, there have been around 118 PLA incursions this year, a drop from the same period in 2017.(Bloomberg File/ Representative image)

Chinese transgressions on LAC down by 20% this year: Indian Army

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 07:23 AM IST
The Indian Army and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police have noticed a drop in incursions from the Chinese side, particularly after the informal summit between PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping at Wuhan.
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School children hold placards and participate in a silent protest rally against the rape and murder of a teenage girl in the state, in Ranchi.(AP File Photo)
School children hold placards and participate in a silent protest rally against the rape and murder of a teenage girl in the state, in Ranchi.(AP File Photo)

3 ITBP constables arrested for molesting national level table tennis players in Bastar

By Ritesh Mishra and S Kareemuddin | Raipur/Bastar
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2018 11:42 PM IST
The constables, Manish Kumar, Nagendra Bhagor and Prabhu Dayal allegedly molested the girls when they were returning from a practice session on Tuesday evening
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CM Trivendra Singh Rawat digs a pit for tree plantation in Dehradun on Saturday.(HT Photo)
CM Trivendra Singh Rawat digs a pit for tree plantation in Dehradun on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Rawat launches mission to revive Doon’s Rispana river

By Deep Joshi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 09:57 PM IST
Chief minister on Saturday launched the mission to rejuvenate Rispana, the once gurgling river that passed through Dehradun
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ITBP also plans to boost income of locals by giving a fillip to tourism activity.(Photo courtesy: ITBP)
ITBP also plans to boost income of locals by giving a fillip to tourism activity.(Photo courtesy: ITBP)

ITBP to launch schemes to check forced migration in Uttarakhand

By Deep Joshi | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:25 PM IST
Aiming to check forced migration from border villages in Uttarakhand, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police that guards the Indo-China border will soon launch a “slew of schemes” to boost the locals’ income and curb forced migration
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The bus hits a roadside tree after collision with a truck at Gauchar, Chamoli on Saturday.(HT Photo)
The bus hits a roadside tree after collision with a truck at Gauchar, Chamoli on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Tree stops bus from skidding off hill road in Uttarakhand, 22 lives saved

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Gauchar (chamoli)
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2018 09:43 PM IST
Six people were critically injured when a bus carrying 22 pilgrims from Rajasthan collided with a truck coming from opposite direction near the ITBP campus at Gauchar in Chamoli district on Saturday
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The army has recommended that the 58 battalion ITBP should be deployed on India’s north-east borders instead of its current deployment on the Line of Actual Control.(PTI file photo)
The army has recommended that the 58 battalion ITBP should be deployed on India’s north-east borders instead of its current deployment on the Line of Actual Control.(PTI file photo)

Army opposes home ministry’s move, doesn’t want Assam Rifles-ITBP merger

By Shishir Gupta | New Delhi, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 03:06 PM IST
The Indian Army says it is instead ready to consider merging 46 battalions of Assam Rifles with the regular army for deployment in the eastern Ladakh sector.
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Maoist rebels raise their arms during an exercise at a temporary base in the Abujh Marh forests, in Chhattisgarh.(AP File Photo/Representative image)
Maoist rebels raise their arms during an exercise at a temporary base in the Abujh Marh forests, in Chhattisgarh.(AP File Photo/Representative image)

Sixty lower-level Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India, Raipur
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 08:54 PM IST
There were 20 women and 13 minors among the surrendered Maoists.
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