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New Delhi: Several government documents were destroyed when a fire broke out in the Border Security Force’s (BSF) office here on Tuesday, said authorities. No one injured.

The fire was reported at 12:17 PM on the first-floor office of the BSF headquarters in the fourth Block of the Central Government Offices complex on Lodhi Road in New Delhi area.

Fire officials took about 45 minutes to douse the flames erupting in the documentation section, which also has the offices of air wing and communications department of the BSF.

The section stored a number of important documents, BSF officials said.

“Seven fire tenders were pressed into service after a call was received. The fire fighters managed to douse the blaze by 1 PM,” a Delhi Fire Service official said.

According to the official, no one suffered injury in the blaze as the employees working in the section were evacuated within a few minutes after the fire broke out.

A BSF official said the fire engulfed the entire floor and destroyed several computers and documents.

“One of the staff members spotted smoke coming out of the floor and immediately informed the fire brigade. The fire broke out after an electrical short-circuit in an air conditioner,” the BSF official said.

The official said the building does not house the office of the Director General of the BSF.

(IANS)

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BSF seizes 1,000 bottles of cough syrup on Bengal frontier

Ambush party tried to nab the smugglers but they managed to escape in darkness

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Border Security Force (BSF)
  • The BSF seized 1,000 bottles of cough syrup phensedyl worth Rs 1.16 lakh from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district
  • The ambush party searched the country boat and recovered 25 packed cartons containing 40 bottles in each carton, totalling 1,000 bottles phensedyl with face value of Rs 1,16,000
  • Ambush party tried to nab the smugglers but they managed to escape in darkness

 

Kolkata, October 8, 2016: The BSF seized 1,000 bottles of cough syrup phensedyl worth Rs 1.16 lakh from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district but no smugglers were arrested, an official said on Saturday.

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On getting information about smuggling in the Kakmarichar border outpost area, a special ambush party was set up and deployed and challenged a country boat which was moving towards Bangladesh on the river Padma, the official said.

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“Ambush party tried to nab the smugglers but they managed to escape in darkness. The ambush party searched the country boat and recovered 25 packed cartons containing 40 bottles in each carton, totalling 1,000 bottles phensedyl with face value of Rs 1,16,000,” said a Border Security Force statement.

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The BSF has strengthened its vigil operation on the border to thwart the attempts of smugglers and anti-national elements, it added. (IANS)

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Stone thrown from Pakistan side lands in Indian territory on Attari-Wagah joint check post in Punjab

The Punjab Police is also investigating the sighting of two balloons and a pigeon in the border areas of Pathankot district

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October 3, 2016: A stone was thrown during the otherwise lowkey Retreat ceremony on Sunday evening at the Attari-Wagah joint check post, about 30 km from here, BSF sources said. No one was injured in the incident.

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Even as the stone thrown from the Pakistan side landed in the Indian territory and a section of Pakistani spectators raised anti-India and pro-Kashmir slogans, the ceremony carried out by border guards of both the countries continued.
The sources said the Border Security Force (BSF) immediately sought a flag meeting with Pakistan Rangers but there was no immediate response from them.

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The BSF had on Thursday suspended the ceremony following escalation in tensions between both nuclear neighbours after the Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) to destroy terror launch pads.
The Punjab Police is also investigating the sighting of two balloons and a pigeon in the border areas of Pathankot district.

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“Messages in Urdu were attached to the balloons and the pigeon in which India was warned on behalf of Pakistan-based terrorist organisations about terror strikes in future,” a Punjab Police officer said. (IANS)

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BSF aircraft crashes into wall near Delhi airport, 10 dead

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New Delhi:  Ten people died when a small Border Security Force (BSF) aircraft crashed into a wall near the Delhi airport this morning, killing everyone on board.

The plane was a Super King aircraft headed for Ranchi, carrying 10 BSF personnel– 3 officers and 7 technicians. The technicians lost contact with ground control, which reportedly led to the crash within seconds at around 9:50 AM.

“All 10 Border Security Force troopers have been killed,” fire officials said.

NDTV reported that the plane hit a wall and then crashed into a septic tank. The aircraft then caught fire, which has reportedly now been put off with the help of 15 fire engines.

BSF Deputy General DK Pathakhas said that it was too early to know the reason for the crash. He added that the Ministry of Civil Aviation & the BSF are conducting inquiries into the cause which involves technical details, and so, it will take time.

The DG also informed that in addition to what the government announces as compensation, each person killed in crash would get Rs 20 lakh from the BSF’s internal insurance fund.

(image source: indiatvnews.com)