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2 days 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 ...

2 days 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...

7 days 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...

7 days 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...

24 days ago
Nepal Maoist party leader is dead

Kathmandu, Sep 15 (IANS) Post Bahadur Bogati, vice-chairman of Nepal's Unified Communist Party of Nepal UPCN (Maoist), died Monday, Xinhua reported. Bogati was admitted to the hospital last Thursday following a severe heart attack as well as brain haemorrhage. He was hospitalised and underwent a major surgery at the Kathmandu-based Gangalal National Heart Centre before being shif...

1 month ago
No full stops in diplomacy, says Sushma on Modi-Sharif meet

New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) India Monday held out the possibility of talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistani Premier Nawaz Sharif in New York this month, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj saying there are no full stops in diplomacy and the government would respond as the situation emerged. In her first press conference since taking charge of the ministry in May,...

1 month ago
Never imagined I'd be successful in cinema: Pranitha

Chennai, Aug 28 (IANS) Southern actress Pranitha Subhash, who comes from a family of doctors, always aspired to choose an academic-oriented career. But neither she nor her parents thought she would become a successful actress. Pranitha, who made her acting debut in 2010 Kannada film Porki, has starred in over a dozen southern films since then. I'm happy with the way my career is ...

1 month ago
India in advanced talks for gas export to Pakistan

New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) State-run gas utilities from India and Pakistan are in advanced talks for export of gas via a pipeline running from Jalandhar in India to the Attari border and to Lahore in Pakistan. Negotiations between the sides on commercial aspects of the gas export are at an advanced stage, a petroleum ministry official told IANS. While Pakistan has been asking India...

1 month ago
Border guards exchange greetings at Attari-Wagah border

Attari (Punjab), Aug 15 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan Friday exchanged greetings at the Attari-Wagah joint check post between both the countries to mark India's 68th Independence Day. Peaceniks from the Hind-Pakistan Dosti Manch and other organisations held a midnight candlelight vigil near the border gates Thursday night. Border Security Force (BSF) officers and tro...

1 month ago
India, Pakistan troopers exchange sweets on Punjab border

Attari (Punjab), Aug 14 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan Thursday exchanged sweets and greetings along the international border here to mark Pakistan's Independence Day. Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers shared sweets with the Border Security Force (BSF) officers and troopers at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) between both countries. People on the Pakist...

2 months ago
Neelesh Misra's Aug 15 special - live storytelling at India-Pak border

Mumbai, Aug 6 (IANS) Multi-faceted Neelesh Misra, who gave a new spin to storytelling with his popular radio show, will hold a live session at the India-Pakistan border on Independence Day. Misra, in association with radio channel 92.7 Big FM, which airs his show Yaadon ka Idiot Box with Neelesh Misra, will travel to the main border post between India and Pakistan at the Wagah-Attari bor...

2 months ago
'Push to India-Pakistan trade in Islamabad's court'

New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) With Pakistan yet to take the first among five steps to broaden bilateral trade with India, any movement forward has been stalled even as no decision has been taken on resuming official level talks, parliament was informed Wednesday. This emerged from a set of written replies given by Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Minister of State for External Affairs ...

2 months ago
India-Pakistan border guards exchange sweets on Eid

Chandigarh, July 29 (IANS) The border guards of India and Pakistan Tuesday greeted each other and exchanged sweets at the border checkpost at Attari-Wagah, 30 km from Amritsar, on the occasion of Eid. Officers and troopers of Pakistan Rangers offered sweets to their Indian counterparts. Indians and Pakistanis embraced one another at the border gates, 300 km from here. In Chandiga...

2 months ago
Telangana, Andhra to celebrate Eid Tuesday

Hyderabad, July 28 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Tuesday as the new moon was sighted Monday in most parts of the country. The weather in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana was cloudy but Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee or moon sighting committee announced that since the moon was sighted in many parts of the country, Eid will be celebrated Tuesda...

2 months ago
Mahesh Babu bags best actor Filmfare south award

Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Mahesh Babu won the best actor for Telugu movie SVSC, while Nayantara bagged the best actress trophy for her perforamnce in Tamil film Raja Rani for the year 2013 at the star-studded 61st Filmfare Awards southern edition. The best talent across the four southern industries - Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada - were felicitated by Filmfare here Saturday. In ...

3 months ago
Madhoo in Kannada remake of 'Attarintiki Daaredhi'

Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Actress Madhoo, who recently made her southern comeback with Tamil romantic-comedy Vaayai Moodi Pesavum, has been signed on for the yet-untitled Kannada remake of recent Telugu blockbuster Attarintiki Daaredhi. Madhoo will reprise the role of Nadiya from the original. I start shooting from August for the Kannada remake of 'Attarintiki Daaredhi'. I will be play...

3 months ago
Indo-Canadian duo develops device to detect drug usage

Toronto, June 25 (IANS) Two Canadians of Indian origin have developed a device that detects marijuana in a person's breath. Police say it helps to find if a driver is high on the contraband drug. Vancouver-based Kal Malhi, a former officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), the federal police force, has joined hands with Indo-Canadian radiologist Raj Attariwala to develop the devi...

3 months ago
Success of 'Drishyam' will encourage women directors: Nadiya

Chennai, June 24 (IANS) Actress Nadiya feels the success of upcoming Telugu thriller Drishyam, directed by Sripriya Rajkumar, will encourage a lot of women directors to join the directorial bandwagon. Drishyam is the remake of an eponymous Malayalam blockbuster. I don't feel 'Drishyam' is the film to encourage women directors to come forward to make films, but the success of it will ...

4 months ago
Mahesh Babu's 'Aagadu' teaser released on his dad's b'day

Chennai, May 31 (IANS) The makers of Telugu actioner Aagadu have released the film's first teaser Saturday on the birthday of superstar Mahesh Babu's father Krishna. This is the second time in a row that Mahesh's film's teaser has been unveiled on this occasion. Krishna is celebrating his 71st birthday. Last year, the first teaser of Mahesh's Telugu psychological thriller 1: Nenokkad...

4 months ago
151 Indian fishermen return home from Pakistan

Attari (Punjab), May 26 (IANS) Thanking Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi for their release, 151 Indian fishermen freed from Pakistani prisons ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to New Delhi crossed over into Indian territory Monday. Pakistan Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when they strayed into Pakistani territorial waters whi...

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