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6 days ago
Indian, Pakistani border guards exchange sweets on I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Despite the bilateral tensions, border guards of India and Pakistan on Tuesday exchanged sweets and greetings along the International Border in Punjab on India's 71st Independence Day. Border Security Force (BSF) officers and personnel exchanged sweets with Pakistan Rangers at Attari joint check post, 30 km from Amritsar, and the Hussainiwala border in Ferozepur...

6 days ago
Haryana, Punjab celebrate I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) Patriotic fervour gripped Haryana and Punjab on Tuesday as they marked the country's Independence Day. From Gurugram in Haryana to Gurdaspur in Punjab, Independence Day celebrations including cultural programmes were held with the participation of thousands of people. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar hoisted the national flag at Gurugram and hi...

14 days ago
India celebrates Raksha Bandhan, 103-year old woman ties rakhi to PM

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) School-children tied rakhis on wrists of President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Raksha Bandhan as the festival marking affection between brothers and sisters was celebrated across the country with traditional enthusiasm and gaiety. Women and children from various segments of society visited Modi at his residence and tied rakhis on his wrist....

14 days ago
Women, kids tie 'rakhis' on BSF bravehearts

Attari, Aug 7 (IANS) Women and girls from across Punjab converged at the Attari check post along the international border between India and Pakistan on Monday to tie 'rakhis' on BSF personnel. Marking the Raksha Bandhan festival, dressed in traditional and colourful attires, the women and children tied 'rakhis' to the Border Security Force officers and troopers. We have come here...

1 month ago
300 stranded as Centre blocks Pakistani train

Chandigarh, June 28 (IANS) Nearly 300 pilgrims, mostly SIkhs, from different parts of India were stranded at the Attari railway station near Amritsar on Wednesday after the Centre didn't allow a special train from Pakistan that was to ferry them to that country to enter India. The pilgrims, who were going to Pakistan to observe the death anniversary of the Sikh empire's founder Maharaja ...

1 month ago
Eid celebrated across India, clashes occur in Kashmir Valley

New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, was celebrated across India on Monday with tens of thousands of Muslims converging at mosques to offer prayers and greet each other. In the turmoil-hit Kashmir Valley, clashes were reported between stone-pelters and security places at various places. Eidgahs across various states saw members of the Musli...

1 month ago
Punjab, Haryana celebrate Eid

Chandigarh, June 26 (IANS) Amid tight security, the Muslim community celebrated Eid in various parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Monday. With tension remaining between India and Pakistan over terror attacks on security forces and ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, no sweets were exchanged between the border guards at the joint checkpost at Attari-Wagah, 30 km from Amrits...

3 months ago
Pawan Kalyan's Twitter account hacked

Chennai, May 17 (IANS) Actor Pawan Kalyan is unable to access his Twitter account. The Katamarayudu star tweets with the @PawanKalyan handle. Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan's official twitter account has been blocked. We believe it has been hacked. After checking with experts, severe action will be taken, read a statement from Kalyan's party Janasena. Pawan Kalyan joined Twi...

3 months ago
Full-body scanner for trucks at Attari ICP soon: Minister

Amritsar, May 13 (IANS) A full-body scanner for trucks ferrying goods between India and Pakistan through the Attari-Wagah integrated checkpost (ICP) near here will be set up soon, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said on Saturday. The Minister said a committee had been formed for the installation of the scanner at the ICP, 30 km from here. Rijiju said the installatio...

3 months ago
Indian woman says she was forced to marry Pakistani, tortured

Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) An Indian woman who has taken refuge in the Indian High Commission here says she was forced to marry at gunpoint a Pakistani man she met in Malaysia, a media report said on Monday. Uzma has also told Indian diplomats that she was not aware that Pakistani Tahir Ali was already married and a father of four and also alleged that she was tortured in Pakistan after her...

3 months ago
Indian woman says she was forced to marry Pakistani

Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) An Indian woman who has taken refuge in the Indian High Commission here says she was forced to marry at gunpoint a Pakistani man she fell in love with, a media report said on Monday. Uzma has also told Indian diplomats that she was not aware that Pakistani Tahir Ali was already married and a father of four. The Foreign Office said the Indian High Commissio...

3 months ago
Indian woman just married to Pakistani seeks refuge in Islamabad mission

New Delhi/Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) An Indian woman has sought refuge at the Indian High Commission in Islamabad just two days after her marriage to a Pakistani national, informed sources said. Sources in New Delhi on Sunday said the woman sought help from the mission on May 5 and necessary consular assistance was being provided to her. According to the sources, the Indian mission ...

3 months ago
My Indian wife held in Indian mission: Pakistani man

Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) A Pakistani man says his newly wed Indian wife has gone missing after they visited the Indian High Commission here, media reports said on Sunday. Tahir Ali told the police that he went to the Indian mission with wife Uzma to apply for Indian visa. The two met and fell in love in Malaysia. Uzma then travelled to Pakistan on May 1 via the Wagah-Attari border...

3 months ago
Goa government told to provide potable water to mining-hit village

Panaji, April 27 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the state government to ensure supply of potable water to the villagers of Sonshi in North Goa's Sattari sub-district. Sonshi was in the news earlier this month after 45 inhabitants of the village were arrested for protesting against pollution caused in water due to iron ore transportation. The...

4 months ago
Mining dust eats into lives at Goa's Sonshi village

Sonshi (Goa), April 20 (IANS) Although annual school exams are around the corner, homework or preparing for the series of tests is the last thing on the mind of 10-year-old Vasudev Gawde of Sonshi village, literally a speck in North Goa's dusty mining belt. Gawde as well as more than a dozen other minors are awaiting the release of their parents from incarceration. They were among the 45...

4 months ago
Will stop mining in areas if people complain of pollution: Parrikar

Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he would stop operations in mining leases, if there are pollution-related complaints from local residents. Speaking to reporters at the secretariat here, Parrikar said his office would not be able to come to the assistance of 45 villagers from Sonshi village in north Goa's Sattari sub-district, who are incarcer...

4 months ago
Former Goa Congress MLA joins BJP

Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Former Congress legislator Vishwajit Rane formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and state party President Vinay Tendulkar. Addressing a press conference here, Vishwajit, son of senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Pratapsing Rane, said that he was in the BJP to stay and had joined...

4 months ago
Akhil's new film launched

Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Akhil Akkineni's second Telugu outing, which will be directed by Vikram Kumar, went on the floors here on Monday. The film was officially launched on Sunday. It's going to be a romantic actioner. The film was supposed to commence much earlier, but due to some changes, which Akhil's father Nagarjuna had suggested in the script, it had to be pushed, a sour...

5 months ago
Process on to buy five truck scanners: Centre

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that it is in the process of procuring five full-body truck scanners for deployment at border check posts, including Attari in Punjab, along the India-Pakistan border. In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said these scanners will be used also at Uri-Salamabad and Poonch - Chakan-da-bagh...

5 months ago
India repatriates Uri attack 'suspects' to Pakistan

New Delhi/Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) India on Friday repatriated to Pakistan the two teenagers who were suspected of involvement in the terrorist attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. Two Pakistani juveniles, Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khurshid Chaudhry, following the completion of investigation and confirmation of their nationality, were repatriated via Attari-Wagah on M...

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