Ceasefire

  • J&K: Ceasefire violation in Poonch by Pakistani troops yet again Yesterday

    Srinagar: There was another ceasefire violation in Hamirpur sector located in Poonch district on Wednesday as Pakistani troops fired using small arms and automatics along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has violated ceasefire more than 25 times in less than three months. There was no...
  • Gaza truce collapses, fighting erupts, Israel orders negotiators home Yesterday

    Gaza: A ceasefire in the Gaza Strip collapsed on Tuesday, with Palestinian militants firing dozens of rockets at Israel and Israel launching air strikes that health officials said killed three people including a woman and a young girl in Gaza. Accusing Gaza Islamists of breaking the truce, Israel promptly recalled its...
  • Guns fall silent, no fresh truce violation by Pakistan 2 days ago

    Jammu: There was no fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir since Monday evening after nearly 10 days of intermittent firing and shelling from across the border. "There is no ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the IB in Jammu...
  • US expresses regret over India calling off talks with Pak, separatists say Modi must reconsider stand 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The United States has expressed regret over India calling off Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan. "It is unfortunate that planned talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled. Irrespective of why either side says the talks were canceled, what matters now is that both sides take steps to...
  • Pakistan ceasefire violations deliberate: Jaitley 3 days ago

    Amritsar: Terming as "deliberate" the repeated ceasefire violations on the Line of Control and International Border, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said Pakistan and "powers within" it clearly do not want ties with India to be normal. "It is clear that there is deliberate ceasefire violation from Pakistan side. Earlier,...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in RS Pura sector 3 days ago

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire once again by targeting troops in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. "Pakistan Rangers armed with heavy weaponry resorted to heavy mortar shelling and firing of automatic weapons on 15 to 20 Border Out Posts (BoPs) in Arnia and RS Pura sub-sectors...
  • J&K: Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, firing at BSF posts in RS Pura sector 4 days ago

    Jammu: In yet another incidence of ceasefire violation, Pakistani troops targetted two BSF posts in the RS Pura sector of Jammu early on Sunday morning. The troops from across the border began firing at about 2:30 AM early morning. The BSF jawans swiftly retaliated against the attack and the gunbattle between the...
  • Hamas says Israel must accept Palestinian demands or face long war 4 days ago

    Cairo: Offers made to the Palestinian delegation in Cairo do not meet the aspirations of the people, said Hamas's head of foreign affairs, Osama Hamdan, raising doubts about the chances of reaching a truce with Israel in the Cairo-brokered talks. Hamdan said on his official Facebook page on Saturday: "Israel must...
  • Pak says it is committed to having normal ties, India says talk and terror can't go hand and hand 1 week ago

    New Delhi: As ceasefire violations by Pakistan continue, Pakistan's High Commissioner to India on Thursday said that the country is committed to having normal ties with India. However, the Indian government accused Pakistan of funding terrorists. "Pakistan is committed to having a normal relationship with India on the basis of...
  • Indo-Pakistan trade has increased despite border tensions: study August 13, 2014

    Islamabad: Trade between India and Pakistan has been continuously rising despite recurring border tensions but is yet to tap its estimated potential of USD 12 billion, according to a study compiled by the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. According to the SAARC Chamber's research report, the two nations have been...
  • J&K: Indian soldier injured as Pakistani troops violate ceasefire again August 13, 2014

    Srinagar: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday as Pakistani troops violated ceasefire yet again in the Bhimber Gali area of Poonch sector in Jammu. These ceasefire violation incidents continue even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first visit to Leh and Kargil had accused Pakistan of engaging...
  • Jammu: Pakistan violates ceasefire again; fires at four BSF posts August 13, 2014

    Jammu: A day after Prime Minister Modi slammed Pakistan for waging a proxy war against India, another ceasefire violation was reported from RS Pura sector in Jammu. Pakistani troops fired heavily on border out posts (BoPs) and villages along the International Border in Jammu district, forcing the BSF to retaliate. Firing commenced from...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire August 12, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistan Army once again violated ceasefire. This time along the RS Pura sector in Jammu district on Tuesday evening, prompting India forces to retaliate. The ceasefire violations come on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Kargil earlier in the day, the first ever for an Indian PM...
  • J&K: Pakistan fires at 10 BSF posts, 2 BSF soldiers injured August 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops fired at 10 Border Security Force (BSF) posts on early Monday morning in Arania sector of Jammu. Two BSF soldiers have been injured. The gunbattle started around 2 AM. "Pakistani Rangers resorted to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons on 7 BOPs along IB in Arnia sub-sector...
  • Palestinians accept new 72-hour cease-fire offer August 10, 2014

    Cairo: Palestinian negotiators on Sunday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, clearing the way for a possible resumption of talks on a long-term ceasefire arrangement in the Gaza Strip. Israel had walked away from ceasefire talks over the weekend, after militants resumed their...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire in Mendhar sector, no casualties August 10, 2014

    Mendhar: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire for the second time on Sunday in the Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC). No injuries from Indian side have been reported in the firing. "Pakistani troops targeted Indian posts by resorting to unprovoked firing from small arms and automatic weapons in Mendhar sector...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, 20th attack in last 3 months August 9, 2014

    Rajouri: There has been yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistan in BG sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district. Pakistani troops fired on Indian posts with small arms and automatic weapons to which the Indian side retaliated. No causalities have been reported so far. There have been more than 20 ceasefire violations...
  • Hamas official says not extending 72-hour Gaza truce August 8, 2014

    Cairo: A senior Hamas official said the group has decided not to extend a 72-hour cease-fire with Israel that expires on Friday morning. Before the end of truce, Gaza militants fired two rockets at Israel, the army said. Israel and Hamas have been holding indirect talks in Cairo on new,...
  • Israel agrees to extend Gaza ceasefire August 7, 2014

    Jerusalem:Israel has agreed to extend beyond Friday a 72-hour ceasefire that has halted a month of fighting in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, officials said on Thursday as Egyptian efforts intensified to broker a long-term truce between the two sides. "Israel has agreed to extend a three-day ceasefire in Gaza beyond Friday,"...
  • US supports 72-hour Israel-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza August 6, 2014

    Washington: Supporting the latest ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, the US has asked the two sides to abide by their commitment and look towards establishing lasting peace in the region. "The United States certainly supports the latest 72-hour cease-fire proposal that appears both sides are...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, Indian troops retaliate August 5, 2014

    Jammu: In first ceasefire violation this month, Pakistani troops today targeted Indian forward posts with small arms and automatic weapons along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, prompting Indian forces to retaliate. "Pakistani troops opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Poonch district...
  • Israel withdraws troops, 72-hour Gaza truce begins August 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war. Minutes before the ceasefire started at 8 am (0500 GMT), Hamas launched...
  • Israel, Hamas accept 72-hour Gaza ceasefire plan August 5, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel and Hamas on Monday accepted an Egyptian ceasefire proposal meant to halt a bruising month-long war that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives, raising hopes that the bloodiest round of fighting between the bitter enemies could finally be coming to an end. Still, both sides signaled a rough road...
  • Israeli soldier thought captured is declared dead August 3, 2014

    Jerusalem: An Israeli soldier, the military feared had been abducted by Palestinian gunmen in a firefight that shattered a temporary ceasefire in Gaza, has been declared dead, ending what could have been a nightmare scenario for Israel hours after it signaled it plans to scale back its operation against Hamas...
  • Israel army says Gaza truce over after soldier snatched August 1, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli forces in the southern Gaza Strip are searching for a missing soldier they fear may have been captured by militants at the start of a new ceasefire on Friday, the army said. The United Nations said two soldiers had been reported killed, apparently during the same firefight that led...
  • Three day Gaza ceasefire goes into effect August 1, 2014

    Gaza City: A three-day cease-fire in the Gaza Strip has gone into effect following heavy Israel-Hamas fighting. The cease-fire, announced hours earlier by the US and the UN, took effect at 8:00 a.m. (0500 GMT)on Friday. Secretary of State John Kerry cautioned there were "no guarantees" that the lull would bring...
  • Israel, Palestinian militant groups agree to 3-day ceasefire August 1, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel and Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have agreed to a three-day humanitarian truce to begin Friday morning, and negotiators from both sides will travel to Cairo to discuss a longer-term solution. The 72-hour break after more than three weeks of fighting was set to begin at 8...
  • UN Security Council calls for Gaza ceasefire ahead of Eid July 28, 2014

    United Nations: The UN Security Council has called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas. The council adopted the presidential statement at an emergency meeting just after midnight on Monday as Muslims started celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the...
  • Israel extends Gaza ceasefire for 24 hours, Hamas rejects terms July 27, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Israel extended a humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip for another 24 hours, but Hamas, which dominates the coastal enclave, said it would only accept the truce if Israeli troops left the territory. Israeli ministers had signaled that a comprehensive deal to end the 20-day conflict with Hamas and its...
  • Pakistani troops violate ceasefire yet again, Army retaliates July 26, 2014

    Jammu: Violating the ceasefire again, Pakistani troops once again targeted Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu district, on the eve of 15th Kargil Vijay Diwas. Pakistani troops opened unprovoked small arms firing at forward posts in Pallanwala sector of Jammu district around 2310 hours late last night,...