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11 days ago
UK must apologize for Jallianwala Bagh killings: London Mayor

Amritsar, Dec 6 (IANS) Moved by the tragedy that happened 98 years ago, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday that the British government should apologize for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar which left hundreds dead. Khan, on his maiden visit to Amritsar, paid tributes to those who died at the sprawling ground in the city. The British government should apologize for...

11 days ago
Britain must apologise for Jallianwala Bagh massacre: London Mayor

Amritsar, Dec 6 (IANS) London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Wednesday the British government should apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar. Khan, who arrived in Amritsar on Tuesday, paid tributes to martyrs of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre here on Wednesday. The British government should apologise for the Jallianwala Bagh shootings. Some people use the word massacre, ...

1 month ago
Prohibitory orders around Shivaji statue in Goa town

Panaji, Nov 6 (IANS) The administration in Goa's North Goa district on Monday issued prohibitory orders near a controversial Shivaji statue in Valpoi town, following differences over the illegally installed statue between two communities. The District Magistrate, North Goa has declared Hathwada junction as hyper-sensitive area within radius of 15 metres from erection of unauthorized stat...

1 month ago
Freed from Amritsar jail, Pakistani sisters return home after 11 years

Amritsar, Nov 2 (IANS) Arrested nearly 11 years ago and jailed for carrying drugs, two sisters from Pakistan were on Thursday released from the Amritsar Central Jail and allowed to return to Pakistan via the Attari-Wagah border. Sisters Fatima and Mumtaz entered Pakistan through the Attari border, about 30 km from here, on Thursday afternoon after all formalities for their release and re...

1 month ago
Pakistan repatriates nine Indian fishermen, four civilians

New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Pakistan on Thursday repatriated nine Indian fishermen and four civilian prisoners, taking the number of Indians released so far this year to 370. According to a statement from the Indian External Affairs Ministry, the 13 prisoners and a minor child were repatriated via the Attari/Wagah land border. India released two Pakistani civilian prisoners on Septem...

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

4 months 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....

4 months 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...

5 months 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 ...

5 months 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...

5 months 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...

7 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...

7 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...

7 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...

7 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...

7 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 ...

7 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...

7 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...

8 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...

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