Indo Pak

  • Confidence building with Pakistan essential for trade: Amarinder Singh 17-04-2014 07:37 PM

    Amritsar Congress candidate Amrinder Singh on Thursday said there was need for confidence building measures with Pakistan for Amritsar to become a trade hub and it will open India's trade route not only to the neighbouring country but Central and West Asia. "Prior to partition, Amritsar was a flourishing trade...
  • J&K: People vote against Pakistan bullets, terror attacks 17-04-2014 07:00 PM

    People living along the Indo-Pak border in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday turned out in large numbers to vote for "change", recording 75 per cent of polling in the forward areas. Thursday's voting will decide the fate of Union Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is making his maiden attempt to...
  • Border dwellers cast their vote hoping for 'permanent peace' 11-04-2014 12:05 AM

    People staying close to the Indo-Pak border turned out in large numbers to exercise their franchise on Thursday saying their's was vote against bullets from across the frontier. "We do not want to leave our homes due to Pak shelling and firing they resort to, breaking the ceasefire pact. Our...
  • Decommissioned INS Vikrant sold for Rs 60 crore 08-04-2014 11:41 PM

    Mumbai: The decommissioned aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy, INS Vikrant, which played an important role in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, has been sold for Rs 60 crore. "The auction process of INS Vikrant was completed last week and a company named IB Commercial Pvt Ltd won the bid," said...
  • Drugs, fake currency smuggler arrested in Barmer 01-04-2014 08:09 PM

    A history-sheeter, active in smuggling of drugs and fake currency across Indo-Pak border, was arrested from Barmer, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Nabia alias Nawab (58) last night from his house in Gagaria village of Barmer district and recovered three mobile handsets and four SIM cards...
  • Pakistan may extend Non-Discriminatory market access to India by March 10-03-2014 09:23 PM

    Pakistan is likely to extend Non-Discriminatory Market Access to India by the end of this month which would give a huge boost to bilateral trade ties, a media report on Monday said. Pakistan would get maximum tariff concessions for its export-oriented industry and in return will extend NDMA to India...
  • Pak will 'fine tune' trade with new government in India after LS polls 06-03-2014 08:34 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan, which has deferred granting MFN status to India, on Thursday said will "fine tune" its trade policies with the new government that will come to power after the general elections in April. "Pakistan will fine tune our trade with India when a new government is formed after the...
  • Cricket can bring improvement in Indo-Pak ties: Afridi 06-03-2014 04:22 PM

    Mirpur: Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Thursday called for the revival of cricketing ties between India and his country, saying the game can bring improvement in the relations between the two countries. "The way I enjoyed my cricket in India, I never enjoyed anywhere else. We are after all neighbours....
  • Suspected Pakistani intruder nabbed at Indo-Pak border in Sri Ganganagar 22-02-2014 07:25 AM

    BSF on Friday nabbed a suspected Pakistani intruder along the Indo-Pak border in Anoopgarh sector in Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan. The 50-year-old suspected Pakistani national was caught by BSF troops, who later handed him over to Gharsana Police for further interrogation, officials said. ...
  • India, Pakistan should do away with old thinking, says Salman Khurshid 29-01-2014 04:56 PM

    Islamabad: India and Pakistan should do away with their old thinking and take new measures for solution of problems and lasting peace in the region, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said on Wednesday. In a meeting with a visiting Pakistani media delegation in New Delhi, Khurshid said Pakistan's Prime Minister...
  • J&K: Cross LoC trade suffers another brutal setback 18-01-2014 07:10 PM

    Baramulla: In less than a year's time another major recovery by Baramulla police in which Brown sugar worth Rs 114 crores was seized from a truck coming from Pakistan Administered Kashmir (PAK) to Uri during cross LoC trade on Friday. According to the sources, the police found 114 packets of...
  • India, Pak discuss ways to normalise, enhance trade ties 16-01-2014 08:15 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the meeting between their commerce ministers on Saturday, India and Pakistan on Wednesday discussed "impediments" hampering the normalisation of trade ties, in a bid to remove them and move forward. During the meeting between Commerce Secretary S R Rao and his Pakistani counterpart Qasim M Niyaz,...
  • CJ report reunites seperated IndoPak couple 06-01-2014 10:39 AM

    CJ Mohd Gulfam reunites with his wife of 30 years, Nuzhat Jahan. Gulfam is an Indian citizen while Nuzhat is Pakistani. Because of bureaucratic complications over her visa paperwork,Nuzhat was separated from her husband. CJ Gulfam had taken up the issue on the Citizen Journalist show. ...
  • Army, border guards to address mobile signal spillover from Pakistan 02-01-2014 06:32 PM

    Expressing concern over mobile signal spillover from Pakistan in the border areas of Western Rajasthan, the newly-appointed South-Western army commander Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni said the issue will be addressed in coordination with other agencies engaged in border guarding. Lt Gen Sahni, who assumed the Command of South Western...
  • Resuming dialogue with India among policy initiatives, says Sharif 27-12-2013 05:03 PM

    Pakistan has taken several foreign policy initiatives, including steps to resume dialogue with India, and the country's diplomatic corps should work for a peaceful neighbourhood, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday. Sharif made the remarks at the inauguration of a new block of the Foreign Office in Islamabad named...
  • India, Pakistan set to hold commerce secretary level talks 26-12-2013 10:50 PM

    New Delhi: After the meeting of the India and Pakistan director generals of military operations after 14 years, the commerce secretaries of both countries are set to meet next month - in another major step towards normalization of relations between the two neighbours. Pakistan has proposed two sets of dates...
  • Pakistan describes Indo-Pak DGMO meet 'positive step forward' 26-12-2013 05:08 PM

    Describing the meeting of the DGMOs of the two countries as a "positive step forward", Pakistan on Thursday said better relations with India is a top priority. "This meeting is a positive step forward," Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said about the December 24 meet between the Directors General of...
  • Both India and Pak DGMOs can decide when to meet: Bashir 01-12-2013 07:18 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan Ambassador to India Salman Bashir on Saturday said it was upon the DGMOs of India and Pakistan to meet if they wished to do so and they are best qualified to deal with matters pertaining to their domain. "We have left it to the headquarters of the...
  • J&K: After 2-week-long lull, Pakistan violates ceasefire 22-11-2013 06:11 PM

    After a fortnight's lull, Pakistani troops on Friday violated the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir yet again, opening fire on Indian positions in Mendhar sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, defence officials said. Defence sources said that Pakistani troops fired at Indian positions in Balakote area...
  • India awaiting date from Pak on proposed DGMOs meeting 21-11-2013 08:59 PM

    India, on Thursday, said it was awaiting a date from Pakistan on a meeting of DGMOs of the two countries as was decided during the talks between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York in September. As a follow-up of an outcome of Singh-Sharif...
  • J&K: Pakistan violates ceasefire, fires on forward areas along LoC 29-10-2013 12:31 PM

    Pakistani Army on Tuesday again violated the ceasefire by firing on forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, prompting Indian troops to retaliate. Pakistani troops opened fire with automatic weapons and small arms on forward areas along LoC in Gambhir area in Bhimbher Gali sub-sectors from...
  • People living along Jammu IB relieved as calm prevails 27-10-2013 09:21 PM

    People living along the international border (IB) in the Jammu frontier heaved a sigh of relief due to the three-day lull in the border skirmishes, which had forced many to move to safer places. No ceasefire violation has been reported along the international border and the LoC for the past...
  • Manmohan Singh disappointed with Sharif over ceasefire violations 24-10-2013 07:57 PM

    On Board Air India One:Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Thursday, said he was disappointed with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and asked him "even at this late hour" to recognise that what was happening on the LoC and International Border is not good for the two nations. "Let me say...
  • Pakistan should avoid duplicitous behaviour: India 23-10-2013 12:25 AM

    India said, on Tuesday, that Pakistan should avoid duplicitous behaviour and its raking up the Kashmir issue was not conducive to holding a composite dialogue between them. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that Pakistan "should avoid duplicitous behaviour. They should not make reference to the UN (on Jammu and...
  • India rejects Sharif's demand for US intervention on Kashmir 20-10-2013 07:16 PM

    Rejecting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's demand for US intervention in resolving the Kashmir issue, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, on Sunday, said India will not accept this as the matter is a bilateral one agreed to between the two nations. He expressed concern over repeated ceasefire violations at the...
  • World View: US shutdown ends, is the relief only temporary? 18-10-2013 09:34 PM

    The US Senate overwhelmingly approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. ...
  • Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination", Christopher Columbus famously said. And as they walked...

  • The Last Word: Was Manmohan-Nawaz summit a success or a waste of time? 30-09-2013 09:38 PM

    Several issues were discussed between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at a meeting on the sidelines of the UNGA session. The meeting though failed to have a breakthrough. Tension along the Line of Control (LoC) dominated the talks and both leaders agreed that the ceasefire...
  • China welcomes Indo-Pak PM meet in New York 30-09-2013 08:50 PM

    Welcoming the meeting between Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan in New York, China, on Monday, said it supports efforts by the two neighbours to resolve their differences through dialogue as it is critical to the region's peace and stability. "We welcome the efforts made by the leaders of India...
  • Fighting terror in J&K

    Straight talk |  Shantanu Mukharji
    As I post this blog, terrorists are firing at the civilians in Sanatnagar area in Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir. This indiscriminate attack comes barely...