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India  /  Published 18.08.20

Ex-CBI officer Rakesh Asthana to head BSF

Rakesh Asthana, a former CBI officer cleared of corruption charges who is seen as close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been appointed director-general of the Border Security Force. The controve...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Calcutta  /  Published 15.08.20

Seized toucans in isolation at Alipore zoo

The pair of Keel-billed toucans that were seized by the BSF in Bongaon, North 24-Parganas, on Thursday are in quarantine at the Alipore zoo hospital. The birds are “traumatised and have not bee...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 15.08.20

Official’s scan on BSF trouble

Rina Mitra, the principal advisor on internal security in Bengal, visited a village near the Bangladesh border in the Tufanganj subdivision of Cooch Behar district on Friday and spoke to residents to ...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

Calcutta  /  Published 14.08.20

BSF seizes Keel-billed toucans at Bongaon border

The BSF seized a pair of Keel-billed toucans near the Angrail border outpost in Bongaon, North 24-Parganas, on Thursday, an officer said. Officers at the outpost along the India-Bangla...
By Snehal Sengupta in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.20

Minister meets slain youth’s kin

A state government team of North Bengal development minister Rabindranath Ghosh and senior government officials visited Madhya Balabhut village on Tuesday to take stock after a 19-year-old was shot de...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

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West Bengal  /  Published 12.08.20

BSF seizes smuggled medicines

A cache of medicines and medical gadgets valued at Rs 21.69 lakh was seized by Border Security Force (BSF) personnel early on Tuesday near the Bangladesh border.  The BSF had to open fire and lo...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.20

BSF: village raid kills youth

A youth was shot dead when BSF personnel raided a village in the Tufanganj subdivision of Cooch Behar district on Sunday night to search for alleged cattle smugglers, triggering protests from local pe...
By Our Correspondent in Cooch Behar

West Bengal  /  Published 06.08.20

Seniors tormented me: BSF constable

The BSF constable accused of gunning down his two colleagues at Maldakhand near the Bangladesh border alleged on Wednesday that seniors had been mentally harassing him and siphoning off money meant to...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 05.08.20

BSF duo shot, colleague held

A Border Security Force constable allegedly shot dead an inspector and a jawan at an outpost near the Bangladesh frontier in North Dinajpur district on Tuesday early morning, said sources in the BSF w...
By Kousik Sen in Raiganj

West Bengal  /  Published 02.08.20

Lockdown creates new mules for smugglers

The Border Security Force (BSF), in both the south and north Bengal frontiers, have arrested hundreds of “fresh entrants” in smuggling amid the pandemic-induced job loss and slowdown in tr...
By Subhasish Chaudhuri in Calcutta


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