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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 day 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 day 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...

5 days 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...

15 days 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...

1 month 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. ...

2 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 ...

2 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 ...

2 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....

2 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...

2 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 ...

2 months 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...

3 months 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...

3 months 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...

3 months 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...

4 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...

4 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...

4 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...

4 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 ...

4 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...

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