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  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students 07-03-2014 08:46 AM

    Islamabad/Srinagar: A day after a cornered Uttar Pradesh government withdrew sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match, Pakistan has not lost an opportunity to comment on India's affairs. Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who was the 26/11 Mumbai attacks...
  • Legal view: Sedition law is draconian, a weapon in the hands of state 06-03-2014 02:34 PM

    New Delhi: Dr Mrinal Satish, Associate Professor of Law at National Law University, Delhi spoke to IBNLive on sedition charges slapped against Kashmiri student, who celebrated the victory of Pakistan Cricket team. Here is his view: Legally speaking, cheering for a Pakistani Cricket team or some other team is not...
  • UP government defends university's action against Kashmiri students 06-03-2014 09:39 AM

    Pattan: There was tension in Meerut university after certain Kashmiri students cheered and celebrated Pakistan's victory after the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup match. They were asked to return to their homes after the incident. 20-year-old Adil Akhoon and his friends were packed off in two buses. The students alleged...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav attacks BJP over power crisis in the state 26-01-2014 06:01 PM

    Taking on BJP for not making power available in Uttar Pradesh during its three time-rule, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday promised 24-hour electricity for the state after a year. "As far as availability of power is concerned, what has BJP done in this regard in its three...
  • Surprised that Pakistan haulted LoC trade for drug peddlers, says MEA 22-01-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry has summoned the acting Pakistan High Commissioner expressing concerns over the drug haul. The MEA has said that the Pakistan High Commissioner was summoned for haulting trade across the LoC. "We find it surprising that for the sake of persons indulging in drug trafficking,...
  • J&K: Borders safe, can't lower the guard, says Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra 15-01-2014 03:26 PM

    Srinagar: Northern Commander of the Indian Army Lt Gen Sanjiv Chachra said that the year 2013 was peaceful in Jammu & Kashmir, but there were huge number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan and also number of attempts of infiltration made from across the Border. Addressing the media he said "entire...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs agree to maintain ceasefire at LoC 24-12-2013 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: India's Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia met his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz at the Wagah-Attari border to ease tension and ensure peace at the Line of Control (LoC). General Bhatia said that both sides have agreed to maintain ceasefire along the defacto...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs to meet after 14 years to discuss LoC tensions 24-12-2013 08:41 AM

    New Delhi: The DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet on Tuesday after 14 years at India-Pakistan Wagah border in Punjab. Lt General Vinod Bhatia is expected to cross over to Pakistan at the Wagah border to hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz. On the agenda...
  • Both sides need to learn lessons, says Salman Bashir on India-Pak relations 24-11-2013 10:00 PM

    The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan to India Salman Bashir has said that Pakistan-India relations are important in the context of foreign policy. Speaking to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate ahead of the fifth anniversary of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Bashir said, "Both the sides need to learn lessons. We...
  • Chidambaram quotes Maulana, says Patel agreed to partition before Nehru, Gandhi 11-11-2013 10:21 PM

    Joining debate with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over partition, Finance Minister P Chidambaram, on MOnday, quoted excerpts from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad's book to say that Sardar Patel had agreed to the idea of division of the country before Nehru and Gandhi. "Lord Mountbatten was extremely intelligent and...
  • Separatist leader Mirwaiz Umer Farooq meets Nawaz Sharif's envoy at Pakistani High Commission 10-11-2013 06:39 PM

    New Delhi: Chairman of moderate Hurriyat Conference Mirwaiz Umer Farooq arrived at the Pakistan High Commission to meet Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's envoy on Sunday. Earlier in the day, a meeting between Sharif's adviser Sartaj Aziz and Kashmiri separatists in Delhi raked up a controversy with the BJP openly...
  • Israel secretly provided arms to India in 1971 war, claims book 01-11-2013 06:02 PM

    Israel secretly provided India weapons and instructors in 1971 as it prepared for the war with Pakistan that led to the emergence of Bangladesh even though the two countries did not have diplomatic relations, according to a new book by an American journalist. "The Blood Telegram" by Gary Bass, which...
  • 400 Indians in Pakistani prisons, confirms MEA 01-11-2013 12:01 AM

    Around 400 Indians are in Pakistani prisons, of whom 90 have completed their sentences and are entitled to be released and sent home, a top official said on Thursday. According to external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin, of the 400 Indians, 214 are civilian prisoners while 186 are fishermen. He...
  • India should use lines of communication instead of accusations: Pak 31-10-2013 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Thursday Bashir rejected Defence Minister AK Antony's statement the that Pakistan Army was aiding infiltration along the LOC. "I think the narrative should be how to work this out, rebuild trust, and not play out such things in the public...
  • Antony questions Pakistan Army over infiltration bids along the border 30-10-2013 11:14 AM

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony questioned Pakistani Army's role in the infiltration bids along the border, saying that the Indian government had information to prove the claim. "How can terrorists infiltrate without the support of the armed forces of Pakistan. I assure the nation, our armed forces are fully...
  • Tharoor's video address abruptly cut off for criticising Pakistan 30-10-2013 09:41 AM

    Islamabad: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's video address to an Indo-Pakistan entrepreneurs' event in Islamabad on Tuesday was abruptly cut off after he lambasted the Pakistani government for ceasefire violations on the LoC and suggested the civilian administration did not control the military. Though the event was billed as a peace...
  • Welcome US decision of not getting involved in Kashmir issue: BJP 21-10-2013 01:03 PM

    Pakistan had on Sunday sought the United States' intervention in resolving the Kashmir issue with India. However, the Obama administration had said there has not been an "iota of change" on its policy on Kashmir which considers it a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan. ...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Pakistan targets 10 Indian posts, 2 BSF jawans injured 18-10-2013 09:40 PM

    Two BSF jawans were injured on Friday as Pakistani troops opened fire at ten border out posts and civilian areas along the International Border in Jammu and Samba districts. Violating the ceasefire, the Pakistani rangers fired on border out posts and forward civilian areas along International Border in R S...
  • No dates decided yet for Indo-Pak DGMOs meet, informs Foreign Secy 18-10-2013 07:01 PM

    Notwithstanding increased border ceasefire violations in Jammu and Kashmir, India and Pakistan are yet to decide a date for a meeting between their DGMOs, three weeks after the Prime Ministers of the two countries decided that they would meet to address the issue. "At this juncture, we have no dates,"...
  • Manmohan Singh-Nawaz Sharif meet in New York, terror tops the talk 29-09-2013 11:48 PM

    Prime Minster Manmohan Singh on Sunday met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meet. The two discussed the terror activities and ceasefire violations on the Line of Control. ...
  • India and Pakistan can build on the Lahore accord: Nawaz Sharif at UN 27-09-2013 09:41 PM

    New York: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in the United States to attend the UNGA session, while extending a hand of friendship towards India also raked up the Kashmir issue. Sharif on Friday said India and Pakistan can build on the Lahore Accord, and added that he was...
  • US very supportive of India-Pakistan rapprochement 27-09-2013 01:21 PM

    Washington:Ahead of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's crucial talks with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York, where the issue of cross border terrorism is set to figure prominently, the US has expressed support for "this effort at rapprochement." Senior Obama administration officials briefing media on a meeting between Secretary...
  • Manmohan Singh to meet Nawaz Sharif, terror talks up for discussion 26-09-2013 08:20 AM

    Frankfurt: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be meeting US president Barack Obama and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif on his trip to the UN general Assembly in the US. While there are assumptions regarding the agenda for the meeting, the government officials have maintained that there is no breakthrough from the...
  • Meeting between the PMs of India and Pakistan is still a work in progress, says Asoke Mukerji 23-09-2013 11:27 PM

    India, on Monday, said a possible meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan on the margins of UN General Assembly was still "a work in progress". "Any meeting between the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan is still a work in progress," Indian Ambassador to the UN Asoke...
  • As nation celebrates I-Day, BSF soldiers continue to guard border 15-08-2013 03:13 PM

    Srinagar: As we celebrate Independence Day on Thursday, there are some who are busy guarding our frontiers. Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers in RS Pura brave hostile terrain and bad weather to keep people safe. It's Independence Day, but on India-Pakistan border it's another day of vigilance and dealing with...
  • No solution to Kashmir till Pak govt controls its Army: KC Singh 12-08-2013 05:01 PM

    Is it right for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in the aftermath of the killing of Indian soldiers by Pakistani's on the Line of Control? Former diplomat KC Singh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Sir, you are one of...
  • Calling off talks with Pakistan will be injudicious: M K Bhadrakumar 08-08-2013 03:01 PM

    Should India go in for hasty blowback decisions like cancelling talks with Pakistan? Or should it engage more with the civilian government in Islamabad to exert more pressure on rogue state and non-state actors who are hell bent on hurting India? M K Bhadrakumar, former diplomat and foreign policy expert,...
  • India-Pakistan must engage under new leadership, says Pak ex-envoy 31-07-2013 08:10 AM

    Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman told CNN-IBN that India and Pakistan must engage more under Pakistan's new leadership. ...
  • Nawaz Sharif to take steps to boost India-Pakistan ties 30-06-2013 12:03 AM

    Islamabad: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said his government had followed the policy of keeping close relations with New Delhi in the past and would adopt the same in the future. The prime minister stressed the need for harmony and enhancing people-to-people and government-to-government contacts between the two...