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2 days ago
Moscow, Tehran eye stronger military-technical cooperation

Mosccow, Aug 25 (IANS) Russia plans to supply Iran with commercial airplanes in the future and the two countries will boost cooperation in the fields of aviation, shipbuilding, space industry and space service markets, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday. Everything is moving to the right direction, Xinhua quoted Iranian Vice President Sorena Sattari as saying, w...

12 days ago
Punjab, Haryana observe I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 15 (IANS) From border areas in Punjab adjoining Pakistan to towns and cities across Punjab and Haryana, the 69th Independence Day was celebrated in the region on Saturday. Border Security Force (BSF) troopers celebrated the occasion with the hoisting of the national flag and brief ceremonies at the Attari and Hussainiwala check-posts in Punjab's border districts of Amr...

13 days ago
Pakistan I-Day: No sweets exchanged by BSF, Rangers

Attari (Punjab), Aug 14 (IANS) There was no exchange of sweets between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers at the international border here on the occasion of Pakistan's Independence Day on Friday. With tensions between India and Pakistan over recent terror attacks in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, officials of BSF and Pakistan Rangers didn't follow the tradition of offer...

15 days ago
Historic spots to visit in India on Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Why not spend the Independence Day weekend at destinations with a historic importance? Visit places like Amritsar, Andaman and Nicobar Islands or Kottayam, which have a connect with India's freedom struggle. Hotels.com, an online accommodation booking website, suggests travel enthusiasts take a walk down memory lane by visiting historic destinations across India ...

17 days ago
Fake currency recovered from Samjhauta Express

Attari (Punjab), Aug 10 (IANS) Customs officials on Monday recovered fake currency with the face value of Rs.5 lakh from a coach of the Samjhauta Express train that had come from Pakistan, officials said here. The recovery of the fake currency was made when the train was being cleaned by railways staff. The fake currency was in 500-rupee notes. The fake currency was hidden in a c...

20 days ago
India releases 16 Pakistani prisoners, 9 fishermen to go Saturday

New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India on Friday repatriated 16 Pakistani prisoners through the Attari-Wagah land border while nine fishermen will be freed on Saturday, as a follow-up to the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Russia's Ufa. Pakistani authorities have confirmed the nationalities of the 16 prisoners, who were repatriated on Fri...

20 days ago
Two Nigerians jump barbed fence at Attari border, held

Attari (Punjab), Aug 7 (IANS) Amid a high alert along the India-Pakistan border following the Dinanagar terror attack, two Nigerian youths were arrested on Friday when they jumped across a barbed wire fence near the international border here. Alert Border Security Force (BSF) troopers apprehended the duo - identified as Imran Kabeer and Sani Jamiliu - and later handed them over to Punjab...

23 days ago
Over 160 Indian fishermen back from Pakistani jails

Attari (Punjab), Aug 4 (IANS) Over 160 Indian fishermen who were released from Pakistani prisons last week have arrived back in India through the Attari-Wagah joint check post, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said here on Tuesday. The released fishermen include three minors, including an 11-year-old boy. These fishermen had been arrested by Pakistani Coast Guard on charges ...

27 days ago
Pakistani woman does a Bajrangi Bhaijan, arrested

Chandigarh, July 31 (IANS) In a case of life imitating art, a young Pakistani woman crossed the border into India without valid travel documents - a la Salman Khan in Bollywood blockbuster 'Bajrangi Bhaijan', albeit in the reverse direction - and landed in police custody on Friday. Claiming to be from Karachi city in Pakistan, Chanda Khan alias Fauzia, 27, told police officials she had c...

29 days ago
Malaysian driver Joo maintains RFC India lead

Costi (Goa), July 29 (IANS) Following his impressive performance in the Special Stages (SS) of Predator category, Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo (co-driver Tan Choon Hong) maintained his lead and held on to the top spot in the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India after the six SS of Terminator category here on Wednesday. Joo, who drove a Gurkha for team Force Motors, had snatched ...

1 month ago
Motorsports: Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo jumps into RFC India lead

Quepem (Goa), July 28 (IANS) Malaysian driver Tan Eng Joo, with co-driver Tan Choon Hong, took the lead in the Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) India overtaking Chandigarh driver Gurmeet Virdi, with co-driver Kirpal Tung, after the six Special Stages (SS) of Predator category here on Tuesday. Gurmeet, from Team Gerrari Offroaders Chandigarh, had led the RFC for the first 12 SS of ...

1 month ago
'Terror attack not to affect flag lowering ceremony at border'

Amritsar, July 27 (IANS) Visitors will continue to witness the flag lowering ceremony at the international border near here despite a terror attack in Punjab's Gurdaspur district, a top BSF official said here on Monday. The visitors would be allowed to witness the flag lowering ceremony as usual, Border Security Force (BSF) deputy inspector general, Amritsar range, M.F. Farooqui told IAN...

1 month ago
Rainforest Challenge 2015 to begin on Saturday

Panjim, July 24 (IANS) After a successful inaugural season last year, Force Gurkha Rainforest Challenge (RFC) is all set for the start of its second edition here on Saturday. The second season of India's only international off-road motorsport event will be held from July 25-31 in different parts of Goa. Twenty three teams from across the country, including two teams from Goa will compete...

1 month ago
Eid celebrated in India but no exchange of sweets at Pakistan border

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Muslims across India on Saturday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Tight security arrangements were made at many places to ensure that the festival passed off peacefully, but protests broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in which a few people were injured. Muslims offered prayers at mosques, greeted each other and relished the 's...

1 month ago
Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Telangana, Andhra on Saturday

Hyderabad, July 17 (IANS) Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. As the new moon was sighted on Friday in some parts of both the states, Markazi Ruwait-e-Hilal or the central moon sighting Committee announced that Eid will be celebrated on Saturday. Moulana Syed Mohammed Qubool Pasha Shattari, president of the committee said moon was sighted i...

2 months ago
Reconsider international military force pullback from Afghanistan: India

United Nations, June 23 (IANS) Within hours after terrorist suicide bombers attacked Afghanistan's parliament on Monday, India asked the international community to reconsider pulling troops from there because of the worsening security situation. Permanent Representative Asoke Kumar Mukerji told the Security Council: Given the critical phase that the political transition has entered, and ...

2 months ago
India frees 88 Pakistani fishermen for Ramadan

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India said on Friday it has released 88 Pakistani fishermen lodged in Gujarat jails, following a decision Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed by phone to Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif on June 16. These 88 fishermen have already left the western coastal state on Friday and would be handed over to Pakistani authorities at the Wagah-Attari border checkpost nea...

3 months ago
US envoy favours India-Pakistan trade enhancement

Amritsar, May 20 (IANS) US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma on Wednesday favoured enhancement of trade between India and Pakistan, and said he would certainly do whatever was possible to push both the governments to resolve the issues at the earliest. There is indeed immense potential to save huge transportation costs and time if more and more trade is done through land route via the...

3 months ago
'S/O Satyamurthy' in all-time top ten Telugu grossing films

Chennai, May 8 (IANS) Allu Arjun's S/O Satyamurthy, a family drama, has made it to the prestigious club of all-time top ten grossing Telugu films. It is for the second time for him in a row after his last release Race Gurram was featured in the list too. With a distributor share of over Rs. 50 crore, the film has done phenomenal business at the box office. It is currently at seve...

4 months ago
India, Afghanistan vow to work together to fight terror, boost trade

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) India and Afghanistan on Tuesday pledged to work together to fight terrorism and also boost bilateral trade and connectivity as Prime Minister Narendra Modi held talks with visiting Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here. Ghani, whose country continues to battle the Taliban menace after the drawdown of the US-led international forces, spoke out strongly against ter...

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