Wagah Border

  • BSF, Pakistan Rangers discuss ways to counter smuggling 25-12-2013 04:55 PM

    The Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force on Wednesday discussed ways to counter illegal border crossing and smuggling as part of bi-annual talks. The issues figured during the second round of talks at Wagah. A 13-member BSF delegation led by Director General Subhash Joshi crossed over to Pakistan via...
  • 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...
  • 'Wagah of the East' event along India-Bangladesh border put on hold 02-10-2013 08:30 AM

    The unveiling of the 'Wagah of the East' event, along the India-Bangladesh border, to be held on Wednesday on Gandhi Jayanti has been postponed. "Petrapole programme for October 2 has been postponed jointly with Bangladesh authorities due to bad weather," a statement issued by BSF said. Sources said new dates...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attack: Pakistan commission to visit India on Sept 21 17-09-2013 03:46 PM

    An eight-member Pakistani judicial commission will leave for India Sep 21 to cross-examine the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack witnesses. The commission was earlier scheduled to leave for India on September 11 but the visit was postponed due to the 10-day Ganesh festival, Geo News reported Tuesday. The commission members will...
  • Pakistan releases Indian prisoners as it strives to improve ties 25-08-2013 12:16 AM

    Pakistan released 337 Indian prisoners, most of them fishermen, on Saturday in the latest sign that Pakistan's new government wants to improve rocky ties between the nuclear-armed neighbours. But the push by Pakistan's civilian government to improve relations with India has been undermined by a series of clashes that began...
  • Eight differently abled youths perform at Wagah border 03-08-2013 02:24 AM

    Eight differently abled youths on wheelchairs showcased their talents and performed at a cultural programme held at the Attari-Wagah border on Friday evening. The programme, part of a national awareness programme -- "Celebrating Abilities", was jointly organised by Ability Unlimited Foundation and Hans Foundation during the Beating Retreat Ceremony at...
  • Sarabjit's body handed over to family after post-mortem 03-05-2013 03:00 AM

    Bikhiwind: The body of Sarabjit Singh, who died after a brutal attack by inmates in a Pakistani jail, was on Wednesday night handed over to his family after the post-mortem. A contingent of Punjab Police led by SSP Tarn-Taran Raj Jeet Singh handed over Sarabjit's body to his family at...
  • Sarabjit murder: Indian prisoners in Pak fear for their lives 02-05-2013 11:48 PM

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • Sarabjit killed: Has the Pakistani state got blood on its hands? 02-05-2013 11:31 PM

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • FTN: Has the Indian government abandoned poor Indians languishing in Pakistani jails? 02-05-2013 11:26 PM

    After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. ...
  • Sarabjit Singh should be declared a martyr: Family 02-05-2013 04:10 AM

    New Delhi: The family of Sarabjit Singh, Indian prisoner who succumbed to injuries after being brutally assaulted in a Lahore jail, has demanded that his body be handed over to them and he should be declared a "martyr". The family has set forth demand to the Union Home Ministry including...
  • Pakistan sets up medical team for Sarabjit's postmortem 02-05-2013 03:31 AM

    Lahore: A medical team is being constituted to conduct the postmortem examination of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh who died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday, a media report said. Sarabjit Singh died in Lahore's Jinnah hospital, reported Dawn. His body has been moved to the morgue. Hospital sources...
  • The Pakistani case against Sarabjit Singh 02-05-2013 02:52 AM

    New Delhi: Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh was convicted of alleged involvement in a string of bomb attacks in Punjab province that killed 14 people in 1990 and spent about 22 years in Pakistani prisons. His mercy petitions were rejected by the courts and former President Pervez Musharraf. The...
  • Sarabjit Singh dies at Pakistan's Jinnah hospital 02-05-2013 02:30 AM

    Lahore/Islamabad: After battling for life for more than six days following a brutal assault by fellow inmates inside Pakistan's Kot Lakhpat Jail, Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh died in a Lahore hospital on Thursday. His body has been shifted to the mortuary for autopsy. "I received a call from...
  • Sarabjit Singh's family returns to India from Pakistan 01-05-2013 11:47 AM

    Wagah Border: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's family has returned to India from Pakistan to decide on the future course of action. Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur has said the family will try to meet UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi soon. There have been hints that 49-year-old Sarabjit is brain dead and is...
  • Sarabjit Singh's family reaches Pakistan 28-04-2013 01:34 PM

    Attari: Family members of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who is in coma after a murderous attack on him by fellow prisoners in a Lahore jail, crossed over to Pakistan Sunday afternoon to visit him in a hospital in Lahore. Led by Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur, his wife Sukhpreet...
  • Reporter's diary: Pakistan International Airlines or Please Inform Allah?

    The Unpublished |  Arunima
    PIA, the carrier that connects India with Pakistan, is often referred to, in jest, as the short form of 'please inform Allah' by domestic flyers....

  • Polio threat from Pakistan, screening at Wagah 20-09-2011 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: India's dealing with a different sort of cross-border threat. Indians are at risk because of an infectious strain of polio in Pakistan. This year alone, Pakistan has registered 84 new cases of Polio - 83 are of the more dangerous, P1 strain. According to a statement issued by...
  • Indian, Pak to open new trade point at Wagah 28-06-2011 01:42 AM

    Lahore: Indian and Pakistani officials on Monday worked out modalities for opening a new check point at the Wagah land border crossing for trade and commercial activities. The meeting between officials of the two countries was held in connection with an agreement for opening a separate trade route at Wagah...
  • Five thousand Pakistanis expected for the semi-final 28-03-2011 10:29 AM

    Speacial bus services will be provided, so the Pakistanis can be picked and ferried to Mohali. ...
  • India to have 'Wagah in the East' 12-03-2011 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: The country will soon have a 'Wagah in the East' along the Bangladesh border where troops of both countries, dressed in full regalia, will perform the retreat, ceremonial lowering of flags, similar to the tradition prevalent along the Indo-Pakistan border. The decision was taken during the five-day joint...
  • Pakistan to resume exporting onions to India 07-01-2011 09:27 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan will resume exporting onions to India, External Affairs Minister SM Krishna said on Thursday, just a day after Pakistani authorities decided to ban its export through Wagah-Attari road route. Krishna said in New Delhi on Friday that Pakistan will send more quantity of onion sent by ship...
  • Pakistan bans onion export via Wagah border 06-01-2011 03:17 PM

    Chandigarh: Pakistan has imposed a complete ban on the export of onion to India via Wagah-Attari land route, a development which may hit Centre's efforts in rein in skyrocketing prices of bulb in the country. "Pakistan government has banned the supply of onion to India via land route," Customs Department...