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3 days 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...

4 days 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...

4 days 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...

12 days 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...

13 days 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...

20 days 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. ...

21 days 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...

21 days 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. ...

22 days 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, ...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

2 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. ...

3 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 ...

3 months ago
India keen to boost trade with Bangladesh, Myanmar: Sitharaman

Srinagar (Tripura)/Agartala, Jan 13 (IANS) The Indian government has been building infrastructure to boost trade and other economic activities with Bangladesh and Myanmar, union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here Tuesday. India is setting up international-standard multi-purpose ICPs (integrated check posts) along its borders with Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan ...

3 months ago
Lahore-Delhi bus service restricted to border

New Delhi/Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) The Delhi-Lahore bus service now plies only till the border in Punjab, and passengers then board Pakistani buses to reach Lahore and Indian buses to reach New Delhi. Delhi Transport Corp (DTC) buses have been plying since Jan 2 only up to a restaurant in Pakistan close to the Wagah-Attari border and dropping off the passengers, a DTC spokesman told IANS....

3 months ago
Drugs blame on Punjab a 'big conspiracy', says Badal

Attari (Punjab), Jan 5 (IANS) Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday said a big conspiracy was being hatched against the state and Punjabis by labelling them as addicted to drugs. Addressing the first of three protest rallies against drugs at Attari, just two km from the India-Pakistan international border checkpost, he said the propaganda on labelling Punjab as an addic...

3 months ago
Peter Hein choreographs high-octane stunts for 'Ranna'

Chennai, Jan 5 (IANS) Popular stunt master Peter Hein, who was worked on high-budget southern films such as Enthiran, 7 am Arivu and Kochadaiiyaan, has choreographed some amazing stunt scenes for upcoming Kannada action-drama Ranna. Starring Kiccha Sudeep, Ranna is the remake of Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daaredhi. Although the original is predominantly a family drama, we've ...

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