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  • Beware of those PhDs Mr Modi

    Geek At Large |  Saurav Jha
    In today's guest post, we have, once again, India's leading security expert, Col RSN Singh laying bare his views on the hidden threats to India's...

  • 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...
  • J&K: Kupwara encounter ends, two terrorists gunned down 08-04-2014 05:20 PM

    Srinagar: An encounter which took place in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir leaving five dead ended on Tuesday evening. Two policemen, one Army personnel and two terrorists have been killed in the encounter. Four Army personnel were also injured. The encounter took place in the Zoonarewshi area of district Kupwara...
  • 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...
  • Brother of dead INS Sindhuratna Officer refuses government compensation 27-02-2014 10:29 PM

    New Delhi: As the ill-fated submarine INS Sindhuratna made its way to the Mumbai harbour it carried with it the news Indian Navy was dreading. The tragic news was the confirmation that its two officers "unaccounted for" during the mishap on board the Russian-built submarine had indeed suffocated to death...
  • Indo-Pak officials likely to meet next month on LoC trade 27-02-2014 06:31 PM

    India and Pakistani officials are likely to meet in New Delhi next month to review Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for trade along the Line of Control in the wake of the row over arrest of a truck driver hailing from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) for allegedly smuggling 'brown sugar' worth Rs.100 crore....
  • Cross LoC trade resumes on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route 26-02-2014 02:01 PM

    Cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route resumed on Wednesday after remaining suspended for over five weeks. "The trade between the two sides of Kashmir on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road resumed today following agreement between the two sides on Monday to this effect," officials said. They said 22 trucks carrying goods...
  • 11 security men killed in 208 LoC firing incident in 2013: Omar Abdullah 21-02-2014 06:39 PM

    As many as 11 security personnel were killed while 24 others injured in 208 incidents of firing from across Lone of Control (LoC) in Jammu region last year, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Friday. 25 civilians were also injured in the firing from across the LoC. In a written...
  • Indo-Pak deadlock continues, cross LoC trade fails to resume 20-02-2014 12:43 PM

    Srinagar: Cross LoC trade on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route failed to resume on Wednesday. Indian and Pakistani authorities had agreed to resume trade but no Pakistani trucks arrived at the crossing point. The PoK authorities had suspended trade and travel between the divided parts of Kashmir on January 17 after 114...
  • Deadlock ends, trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route to resume 20-02-2014 08:30 AM

    Indian and Pakistani authorities have agreed to resume cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route from Thursday. "The trade on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road will resume from Thursday," a senior official said after a meeting with PoK officials at Kaman Post. The meeting was called to end the deadlock over the...
  • Truckers from Kashmir and PoK return home 12-02-2014 06:21 PM

    Srinagar: The 27 stranded truckers from Kashmir and 48 from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) were allowed to cross back into their own territories after a breakthrough was achieved nearly a month after cross LoC trade was stalled due to the arrest of a PoK driver carrying drugs. Kashmiri drivers who were...
  • Pakistan to release 27 Indian trucks detained in PoK 12-02-2014 04:45 PM

    New Delhi: Pakistan has agreed to release 27 Indian trucks which were detained in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) almost three weeks after the incident, sources said on Wednesday. Authorities in PoK had detained the drivers and their trucks carrying goods from India to demand the release of their trucks and drivers...
  • Pakistan's caged social media

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    Even though Pakistan has enjoyed one full term of a democratically elected government, followed by a successful election last year, its citizens are struggling to...

  • People across Indo-Pak border rejoice as bus service at LoC resumes 03-02-2014 09:44 AM

    People across the India-Pakistan border are heaving a sigh of relief with the bus service at LoC resuming after two week's deadlock between the two nations. ...
  • J&K: Bus service across LoC resumes after two weeks 03-02-2014 08:15 AM

    Srinagar: After a 2 week deadlock between India and Pakistan, bus service across the Line of Control (LoC) resumed on Monday. The PoK authorities have detained 27 trucks and drivers of these vehicles at Chakoti across the LoC since January 17 following recovery of the drugs on this side. Authorities...
  • Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus service to resume from Monday 30-01-2014 07:13 PM

    Inching towards the resolution of the deadlock over the cross LoC trade, Indian and Pakistan officials on Thursday decided to resume the operations of the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad peace bus from Monday. A senior state government official said the decision was taken at a meeting held at the Kaman Post on the...
  • Pakistan troops violate truce, target Indian forward posts 29-01-2014 07:40 PM

    Jammu: Violating the ceasefire, Pakistani troops on Wednesday resorted to small arms firing on Indian forward posts along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, drawing retaliation from border guards. "Enemy (Pakistani troops) fired from their small arms (on Indian forward posts along the LoC) in Balakote...
  • No PM can revoke J&K's special status, says Omar Abdullah 29-01-2014 05:54 PM

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said no Prime Minister can revoke Article 370 of the Constitution granting special status to the state "without calling into question" its accession to India. Dismissing a question on whether he was worried at the prospect of BJP's Narendra Modi becoming the...
  • 27 Kashmiri truck drivers held in PoK for 11 days, families protest 28-01-2014 09:16 AM

    Baramullah: Families of 27 Kashmiri truck drivers who have been held in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) blocked traffic on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad highway on Monday demanding their immediate release. The protesters urged the Centre to mount pressure on Pakistan to free their men who have been detained for 11 days now. For...
  • Pakistan refuses entry to peace bus from India 27-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Authorities in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Monday refused to allow a bus from India to enter, thereby continuing the deadlock over the cross-LoC trade and the peace bus service in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. Officials in Poonch district said when the Poonch-Rawlakote bus carrying 17 passengers reached the Chakan-Da-Bagh crossing...
  • Sub-zero temperature at LoC make situation difficult for jawans 26-01-2014 09:19 PM

    Guarding the nation at Line of Control (LoC) in hostile terrain of Jammu & Kashmir in bone chilling winters is one of the toughest tasks of jawans of Indian Army. Presence of the enemy just few hundred metres away and sub-zero temperature make situation more difficult for the soldiers deployed...
  • Three security personnel to get Kirti Chakra for bravery 26-01-2014 12:33 PM

    Three personnel of the armed forces have been selected this year for the Kirti Chakra, the second highest peace time gallantry award, for their acts of bravery on the Line of Control (LoC), anti-maoist operation and relief operation in flood-hit Uttarakhand, respectively. The three are among 368 gallantry award winners...
  • Current impasse first test of intra-Kashmir trade: Pakistan 24-01-2014 06:29 PM

    With intra-Kashmir trade suspended for a week, Pakistan on Friday said it is keen on resolving the impasse which it described as the "first test" of the arrangement on contacts and movement of goods between the two sides of the region. "We have a very deep interest in the process,...
  • 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,...
  • Blow to trade across LoC, Kashmir Police seizes trucks carrying drugs 22-01-2014 09:49 AM

    Uri: Cross border trade between India and Pakistan took a hit after the Kashmir Police recovered drugs worth Rs 100 crore from a truck coming from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). The massive haul has prompted New Delhi to summon the Pakistani envoy. The Kashmir Police seized the truck and arrested...
  • PoK authorities suspend cross-LoC bus service over arrest of Pakistani driver 20-01-2014 01:29 PM

    Authorities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) on Monday suspended the cross-Line of Control (LoC) bus service on Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road to press for the release of a Pakistani driver arrested by Indian authorities in connection with smuggling of narcotics worth Rs 100 crore. "We were informed by PoK authorities that the Karavan-e-Aman...
  • 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...
  • Indian Army lodges protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations 17-01-2014 05:43 PM

    India on Friday lodged a strong protest with Pakistan over ceasefire violations at brigadier-level flag meeting along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. "We have lodged a strong protest with Pakistan Army authorities over the ceasefire violations along LoC in Poonch at the brigadier-level...
  • Jammu and Kashmir: Army foils infiltration bid in Poonch district 13-01-2014 02:52 PM

    The army on Monday foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu region's Poonch district. Army troops noticed some suspicious movement in Krishna Ghati sector along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu region on Monday morning, a defence spokesman told. "The infiltration bid was foiled...
  • Wars solved no issues between India and Pakistan: Omar 11-01-2014 11:03 PM

    Jammu: Wars between India and Pakistan did not solve any problem in the past nor would any conflict do so in future, said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday, adding prosperity of people in the two nations depends only on peace. Abdullah expressed satisfaction that routine life...