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9 days 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 ...

12 days 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 ...

18 days 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....

20 days 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...

20 days 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 ...

26 days ago
Akali Dal tones down drugs protest against BSF

Chandigarh, Dec 30 (IANS) After drawing flak for its move to protest against the BSF on the drugs issue, Punjab's ruling Akali Dal Tuesday seemed to have toned down its action, saying that it will now hold three 'dharnas' on the India-Pakistan border to create awareness about drugs as well as focus on the need for greater vigilance. The decision was taken Tuesday at a meeting of the Shir...

1 month ago
Punjab's border belt to get uninterrupted power

Attari (Punjab), Dec 12 (IANS) Giving a major reprieve to the residents of border districts of Punjab, Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal Friday announced that the state government would provide round-the-clock power supply to the residents of the border belt along the India-Pakistan international boundary. Addressing people during his visit to this border town, Badal said he had already...

1 month ago
Northeast to be made commercial hub of Southeast Asia: Centre

Agartala, Dec 6 (IANS) Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said Saturday India's northeast region would be made a trading and commercial hub of Southeast Asia. Over 98 percent of northeastern states' boundaries are international boundaries. Based on this scope, the northeast region would be made a trading and commercial hub of Southeast Asia, he said after inaugurating the carg...

1 month ago
Pakistan releases 40 Indian prisoners

Attari (Punjab), Nov 30 (IANS) Pakistan has repatriated 40 Indian prisoners, including 35 fishermen from Gujarat, BSF officials said Sunday. The prisoners were brought late Saturday to the Attari-Wagah checkpost here, 30 km from Amritsar, and handed over to the Border Security Force by their Pakistani counterparts. The fishermen were arrested for entering Pakistani waters. Most o...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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...

2 months 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 ...

2 months 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...

2 months 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.<...

3 months 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...

3 months 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 ...

3 months 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...

3 months 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...

3 months 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...

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