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4 days ago
'Much more to Punjab than just agriculture, religious tourism'

Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) Punjab has always been famous for its agriculture and religious tourism, particularly the holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandar Sahib (popularly known as the Golden Temple) in Amritsar. But for travel writer Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu, the state that ushered in the Green Revolution in the 1960s that made India self-sufficient in foodgrain, has much more to offer in terms of h...

14 days ago
Sikh pilgrims reach Nankana Sahib in Pakistan

Amritsar, Nov 5 (IANS) A contingent of over 1,500 Sikh pilgrims from India Wednesday reached the Sikh holy city of Nankana Sahib in Pakistan to mark the birth anniversary of Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak Dev. The pilgrims left for Pakistan Tuesday, just two days after a massive suicide bomb attack Sunday left over 60 people dead at Wagah in Pakistan, only 500 metres from the international...

16 days ago
Pakistan makes U-turn, symbolic Retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah

Attari (Punjab), Nov 3 (IANS) Making a U-turn on its earlier request to the BSF not to hold the full-fledged Retreat ceremony for three days following the Wagah blast, Pakistan Rangers Monday went back on their own word and held a symbolic ceremony for the lowering of national flags at the Attari-Wagah joint check post. The Pakistan Rangers held the ceremony and even allowed people to wa...

16 days ago
Symbolic Retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah, BSF on high alert

Attari (Punjab), Nov 3 (IANS) A symbolic Retreat ceremony for the lowering of national flags and closing of border gates took place Monday at the Attari-Wagah joint check post between India and Pakistan following a deadly suicide bombing near Wagah Sunday which left over 60 people dead. Senior Border Security Force officials said border guards on both sides had agreed, on a request from ...

17 days ago
Land trade between India, Pakistan halted after Wagah blast

Attari (Punjab), Nov 3 (IANS) Land border trade between India and Pakistan was halted Monday following a suicide bomb attack at Wagah in Pakistan that left 60 people dead Sunday evening. Customs officials here said that there was no trade activity from either side Monday following's Sunday's blast that left over a 100 injured. The blast took place at Wagah, just 500 metres from the inter...

17 days ago
BSF on high alert in Punjab after Wagah blast

Amritsar, Nov 2 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were put on high alert along the India-Pakistan international border Sunday evening after a massive blast left over 45 people dead and over 70 others injured at Wagah in neighbouring Pakistan. The dead include men, women, children and Pakistan Rangers troopers. Most of them were returning from the Wagah border retreat ceremony.<...

28 days ago
No Diwali sweets exchange at Attari border

Amritsar, Oct 23 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) Thursday did not exchange sweets and greetings with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali. This is the second time within this month that the border guards of both the countries have not exchanged sweets during their festivals. Both sides broke the tradition and did not exchange sweets and greetings o...

1 month ago
Pakistani firing leaves five dead; India says responding to provocations

Jammu/New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Five civilians, including a young girl, were killed and 29 others injured Monday in unprovoked firing by Pakistan across the international border in Jammu district, in one of the worst instances of ceasefire violations. The Indian government said its forces were responding to the provocations and the firing was not conducive to normalising relations between ...

1 month ago
No exchange of sweets at Attari-Wagah on Eid

Attari (Punjab), Oct 6 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, border guards of India and Pakistan Monday did not exchange greetings and sweets at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) on the occasion of Eid. This is the first time that the goodwill gesture has been dumped by both sides in recent years. Border Security Force (BSF) sources said the Indian side refused to offer or accept sweets...

1 month ago
'Govindudu Andarivadele': Cliched age-old family drama

Film: Govindudu Andarivadele; Cast: Ram Charan, Kajal Agarwal, Meka Srikanth, Prakash Raj, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Jayasudha, Rahman, Aadarsh Balakrishna, Rao Ramesh, Kota Srinivasa Rao; Director: Krishna Vamsi; Rating: ** The problem with Telugu cinema's most family stories is that they stick to an age-old story template that has been done to death. Krishna Vamsi's much anticipated Govindu...

1 month ago
Blast in Pakistani truck at Attari

Amritsar, Oct 1 (IANS) A blast in a tanker from Pakistan carrying chemicals led to panic Wednesday at the integrated check post (ICP) at Attari, 30 km from here. Police sources said that the chemicals-laden truck had arrived Wednesday morning from Pakistan and was near the ICP on the Indian side of the border, when a sudden blast took place. The truck was completely burnt in the fire tha...

2 months ago
Nepal Maoist party leader is dead

Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) Post Bahadur Bogati, vice-chairman of Nepal's Unified Communist Party of Nepal UPCN (Maoist), died Monday, Xinhua reported. Bogati was admitted to the hospital last Thursday following a severe heart attack as well as brain haemorrhage. He was hospitalised and underwent a major surgery at the Kathmandu-based Gangalal National Heart Centre before being shif...

2 months ago
No full stops in diplomacy, says Sushma on Modi-Sharif meet

New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India Monday held out the possibility of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif in New York this month, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying there are no full stops in diplomacy and the government would respond as the situation emerged. In her first press conference since taking charge of the ministry in May,...

2 months ago
Never imagined I'd be successful in cinema: Pranitha

Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Southern actress Pranitha Subhash, who comes from a family of doctors, always aspired to choose an academic-oriented career. But neither she nor her parents thought she would become a successful actress. Pranitha, who made her acting debut in 2010 Kannada film Porki, has starred in over a dozen southern films since then. I'm happy with the way my career is ...

3 months ago
India in advanced talks for gas export to Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) State-run gas utilities from India and Pakistan are in advanced talks for export of gas via a pipeline running from Jalandhar in India to the Attari border and to Lahore in Pakistan. Negotiations between the sides on commercial aspects of the gas export are at an advanced stage, a petroleum ministry official told IANS. While Pakistan has been asking India...

3 months ago
Border guards exchange greetings at Attari-Wagah border

Attari (Punjab), Aug 15 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan Friday exchanged greetings at the Attari-Wagah joint check post between both the countries to mark India's 68th Independence Day. Peaceniks from the Hind-Pakistan Dosti Manch and other organisations held a midnight candlelight vigil near the border gates Thursday night. Border Security Force (BSF) officers and tro...

3 months ago
India, Pakistan troopers exchange sweets on Punjab border

Attari (Punjab), Aug 14 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan Thursday exchanged sweets and greetings along the international border here to mark Pakistan's Independence Day. Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers shared sweets with the Border Security Force (BSF) officers and troopers at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) between both countries. People on the Pakist...

3 months ago
Neelesh Misra's Aug 15 special - live storytelling at India-Pak border

Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Multi-faceted Neelesh Misra, who gave a new spin to storytelling with his popular radio show, will hold a live session at the India-Pakistan border on Independence Day. Misra, in association with radio channel 92.7 Big FM, which airs his show Yaadon ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra, will travel to the main border post between India and Pakistan at the Wagah-Attari bor...

3 months ago
'Push to India-Pakistan trade in Islamabad's court'

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) With Pakistan yet to take the first among five steps to broaden bilateral trade with India, any movement forward has been stalled even as no decision has been taken on resuming official level talks, parliament was informed Wednesday. This emerged from a set of written replies given by Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for External Affairs ...

3 months ago
India-Pakistan border guards exchange sweets on Eid

Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) The border guards of India and Pakistan Tuesday greeted each other and exchanged sweets at the border checkpost at Attari-Wagah, 30 km from Amritsar, on the occasion of Eid. Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers offered sweets to their Indian counterparts. Indians and Pakistanis embraced one another at the border gates, 300 km from here. In Chandiga...

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