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2 days ago
Reconsider international military force pullback from Afghanistan: India

United Nations, June 23 (IANS) Within hours after terrorist suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan's parliament on Monday, India asked the international community to reconsider pulling troops from there because of the worsening security situation. Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji told the Security Council: Given the critical phase that the political transition has entered, and ...

5 days ago
India frees 88 Pakistani fishermen for Ramadan

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India said on Friday it has released 88 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Gujarat jails, following a decision Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed by phone to Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on June 16. These 88 fishermen have already left the western coastal state on Friday and would be handed over to Pakistani authorities at the Wagah-Attari border checkpost nea...

1 month ago
US envoy favours India-Pakistan trade enhancement

Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Wednesday favoured enhancement of trade between India and Pakistan, and said he would certainly do whatever was possible to push both the governments to resolve the issues at the earliest. There is indeed immense potential to save huge transportation costs and time if more and more trade is done through land route via the...

1 month ago
'S/O Satyamurthy' in all-time top ten Telugu grossing films

Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Allu Arjun's S/O Satyamurthy, a family drama, has made it to the prestigious club of all-time top ten grossing Telugu films. It is for the second time for him in a row after his last release Race Gurram was featured in the list too. With a distributor share of over Rs. 50 crore, the film has done phenomenal business at the box office. It is currently at seve...

1 month ago
India, Afghanistan vow to work together to fight terror, boost trade

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Afghanistan on Tuesday pledged to work together to fight terrorism and also boost bilateral trade and connectivity as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here. Ghani, whose country continues to battle the Taliban menace after the drawdown of the US-led international forces, spoke out strongly against ter...

1 month ago
Pakistani visitors stranded at Attari as Punjab farmers protest

Amritsar, April 28 (IANS) With farmers in Punjab blocking rail tracks to protest tardy lifting of wheat by government agencies in the state, as many as 177 Pakistani nationals travelling to India have been stranded at the Attari railway station near here, officials said on Tuesday. The Pakistani visitors are headed for various places across the country and arrived by the Samjhauta Expres...

1 month ago
Modi, Afghan President speak out against terror, talk of trade

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Afghanistan on Tuesday spoke out strongly against terror as visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, who held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, emphasised what India has been stressing - that there can be no differentiation between good and bad terror - and called for a united regional and global approach to fight the scourge. Ghani, whose count...

2 months ago
Re-think on higher education is obligation: Mauritius president

Jalandhar, April 20 (IANS) President of Mauritius Rajkeswur Purryag on Monday said a constant re-think on the processes of higher education was not an obsession but an obligation for it to remain relevant. Addressing the fourth convocation of the Lovely Professional University (LPU) near Jalandhar, President Purryag said the challenge before society was to ensure that higher education be...

2 months ago
Mauritius president visits Golden Temple, Attari border

Amritsar, April 19 (IANS) Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag on Sunday offered prayers at the holiest of Sikh shrines 'Harmandar Sahib', popularly known as Golden Temple, here as he reached Punjab on a three-day visit. The Mauritius president later went to the Attari-Wagah joint border check-post between India and Pakistan to witness the evening retreat ceremony. Purryag, acco...

2 months ago
BSF lodges protest with Pakistan after its troopers injured

Attari (Punjab), April 11 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday lodged a protest with the Pakistan Rangers after three of its troopers were injured in cross border firing in Amritsar sector of Punjab by smugglers from the Pakistani side. The injured troopers were rushed to a hospital in Amritsar and were stated to be stable. BSF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) R.P.S. ...

2 months ago
Three troopers injured in shootout with Pakistani smugglers

Attari (Punjab), April 11 (IANS) Three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured in cross border firing in Amritsar sector of Punjab by smugglers from the Pakistani side, BSF officials said on Saturday. The injured troopers were rushed to hospital, officials said. BSF Deputy Inspector General (DIG) R.P.S. Jaswal told IANS that the troopers were injured in an exchange of f...

2 months ago
Three BSF troopers injured in cross border firing

Attari (Punjab), April 11 (IANS) Three Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were injured in cross border firing from the Pakistan side in Amritsar sector of Punjab, BSF officials said on Saturday morning. The injured troopers were rushed to hospital, officials said. ...

2 months ago
S/O Satyamurthy: Predictable and sloppy

Film: S/O Satyamurthy; Cast: Allu Arjun, Prakash Raj, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Nitya Menen, Adah Sharma, Rao Ramesh, Rajendra Prasad, Upendra, Sampath Raj, M.S. Narayana, Brahmanadam; Director: Trivikram; Rating: ** Nothing about Trivikram's S/O Satyamurthy stays with you the minute you walk out of the cinema hall as everything about it is predictable. Akin to the title, the film, ...

3 months ago
BSF recovers 18 kg heroin from Punjab border

Chandigarh, March 23 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers on Monday recovered 18 kg of heroin, valued at Rs.90 crore in the international market, from near the India-Pakistan border in Punjab. The recovery was made in the Gurdaspur sector of the international border following exchange of fire between BSF troopers and smugglers, a BSF spokesman said. The recovery was made j...

3 months ago
Diplomatic efforts secured release of fishermen's boats from Pakistan

Attari (Punjab), March 22 (IANS) Diplomatic efforts by India helped in securing the release of 57 boats belonging to Indian fishermen from the custody of Pakistani authorities, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday. The boats, according to the home minister, will reach Porbandar along the Gujarat coast on Monday. The boats were confiscated by Pakistani maritime authorit...

3 months ago
Not conducive time to withdraw AFSPA: Rajnath

Attari (Punjab), March 22 (IANS) Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that this was not the right time for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir. The remark came following two latest incidents of fidayeen (suicide squads) attacking a police station and an army establishment in the Jammu sector close to the border with Pakistan. A...

3 months ago
Modi, Rajnath, Hazare to visit Punjab

Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay tributes on March 23 to freedom struggle martyrs Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev at Hussainiwala in Punjab, along the India-Pakistan border. Home Minister Rajnath Singh and social activist Anna Hazare will also visit the state in the coming days. Modi was earlier scheduled to visit Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village o...

3 months ago
Reliance Entertainment to partner Phantom Films

Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) In a significant pact, Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Entertainment on Sunday announced that its film production and distribution business in India will partner Phantom Films, a company formed by four leading and young creative minds - Anurag Kashyap, Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane and Madhu Mantena. The company said this will be a 50:50 joint venture to create a pow...

4 months ago
Boat controversy was a drama: Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Pakistan foreign office spokeswoman Tasneem Aslam Friday said that Pakistan had made it clear that none if its boats went missing as claimed by Indian officials, a media report said. It has been proven from the contradictory statements issued by top Indian officials that the boat issue was a drama that has now been exposed, Dawn online quoted Aslam as saying. ...

5 months ago
Story by jailed former MP included in textbook

Patna, Jan 16 (IANS) A story written in Hindi by former Bihar MP Anand Mohan, serving life term for the 1994 lynching of Gopalganj district magistrate G. Krishnaiah, has been included in a Class VIII text book. The story - Parvat Purush Dashrath -(Mountain man Dashrath) forms chapter 19 of the book published by Central Board of Secondary Education. The story by Anand Mohan is in ...

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