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12 days 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...

15 days 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...

20 days 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...

20 days 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...

21 days 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 ...

21 days 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...

1 month 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...

1 month 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...

1 month ago
Will stop mining in areas if people complain of pollution: Parrikar

Panaji, April 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said he would stop operations in mining leases, if there are pollution-related complaints from local residents. Speaking to reporters at the secretariat here, Parrikar said his office would not be able to come to the assistance of 45 villagers from Sonshi village in north Goa's Sattari sub-district, who are incarcer...

1 month ago
Former Goa Congress MLA joins BJP

Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Former Congress legislator Vishwajit Rane formally joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday in the presence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and state party President Vinay Tendulkar. Addressing a press conference here, Vishwajit, son of senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Pratapsing Rane, said that he was in the BJP to stay and had joined...

1 month ago
Akhil's new film launched

Hyderabad, April 3 (IANS) Akhil Akkineni's second Telugu outing, which will be directed by Vikram Kumar, went on the floors here on Monday. The film was officially launched on Sunday. It's going to be a romantic actioner. The film was supposed to commence much earlier, but due to some changes, which Akhil's father Nagarjuna had suggested in the script, it had to be pushed, a sour...

2 months ago
Process on to buy five truck scanners: Centre

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The government on Wednesday informed the Rajya Sabha that it is in the process of procuring five full-body truck scanners for deployment at border check posts, including Attari in Punjab, along the India-Pakistan border. In a written reply, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said these scanners will be used also at Uri-Salamabad and Poonch - Chakan-da-bagh...

2 months ago
India repatriates Uri attack 'suspects' to Pakistan

New Delhi/Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) India on Friday repatriated to Pakistan the two teenagers who were suspected of involvement in the terrorist attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri. Two Pakistani juveniles, Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khurshid Chaudhry, following the completion of investigation and confirmation of their nationality, were repatriated via Attari-Wagah on M...

2 months ago
Uri attack 'suspects' return to Pakistan

Islamabad, March 10 (IANS Two Pakistani youths who were initially suspected of being involved in the terror attack on an Indian Army base in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, and freed two days ago after charges against them could not be proved, crossed the border into Pakistan on Friday . Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsan Khursheed were initially suspected of being involved in the September 2016 atta...

2 months ago
Army conveys concern over terrorists along LoC

New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The Indian Army on Thursday conveyed its concerns to Pakistan on the movement of terrorists along the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-held Kashmir, informed sources said. The Director General of Military Operations (DGMO), Lt. Gen. A.K. Bhat, spoke to his Pakistani counterpart to share his concerns, the sources said. The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir b...

2 months ago
Of the nether world and dark secrets

Title: Don't Look Down; Author: Karishma Attari; Publisher: Penguin India; Pages: 282; Price: Rs. 299 What would you do if you had a secret to hide? A past you don't want to delve into? What if there are problems in life which you want to resolve but are unable to share even with the person with whom you are the closest? How many more lies are you going to utter to save the lie y...

2 months ago
India releases 39 Pakistani prisoners

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) In a reciprocal gesture after Islamabad freed 200 Indian prisoners lodged in jails in Pakistan, India on Wednesday freed 39 Pakistani prisoners lodged in jails here. Thirty-nine Pakistani prisoners, comprising 21 civil prisoners and 18 fishermen, whose nationality has been confirmed by Pakistani authorities, are being repatriated to Pakistan via Attari/Wagah on ...

3 months ago
Wagah-like tourist spots proposed on Bangladesh border in Meghalaya

Shillong, Feb 24 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has proposed to develop two areas along the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya as tourist spots along the lines of the Attari-Wagah border with Pakistan, a BSF official said here on Friday. Inspector General of BSF in-charge Meghalaya frontier, P.K. Dubey said the two border areas -- Dawki in West Jaintia Hills district, and Kila...

3 months ago
Congress demands CBI probe into murder allegations against Goa BJP leader

Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) The Congress on Tuesday demanded a CBI probe into the alleged murder of a local youth in 2006, allegedly by a BJP leader, after a video surfaced on social media in which a former associate of the politician claimed he was an eye-witness to the alleged crime. Addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, All India Congress Committee secretary Girish Chodankar said t...

3 months ago
Viral video with clues to murder gets Goa police, rights panel attention

Panaji, Feb 21 (IANS) A video, purportedly spilling the beans on an alleged murder of a local youth in 2006, which went viral on Monday on social media, has commanded the interest of the Goa Human Rights Commission and the state police on Tuesday. The Commission on Tuesday issued notices to state Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police, after a city-based lawyer-activist Aires...

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