INDIA PAKISTAN

  • Congress coal scam could be much bigger: PM Modi 3 days ago

    Punjab: Attacking the previous Congress-led government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday claimed that coal scam, which was pegged at Rs 1.76 lakh crore, could be much more bigger. Modi also said that the present regime led by him had garnered a revenue of Rs 2 lakh crore in bids from...
  • Politics poses hurdles in improving India, Pakistan ties: Abdul Basit March 17, 2015

    Kolkata: Pakistan High Commissioner in India Abdul Basit on Tuesday said "politics or issues" posed hurdles in improving bilateral ties, although people on both sides of the border wished the relationship to flourish and foster growth. "While people on both sides of the border wish the relationship to foster growth, politics...
  • India's reaction to Pakistan court ruling on 26/11 attack mastermind Lakhvi 'irrational: Sartaj Aziz March 16, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday termed as "irrational" India's strong reaction to a court's ruling ordering release of 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zaki- ur-Rehman Lakhvi, but hoped that the issue will not affect the proposed bilateral talks. Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz made the remarks...
  • Between June 2014 and January 2015, Pakistan violated ceasefire for 685 times February 24, 2015

    New Delhi: There were a total of 685 ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan Border in Jammu and Kashmir from June of last year to January this year, Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday. While 126 ceasefire violations took place along the Line of Control and International Border under operational control of...
  • Brawl in Sydney club after India beat Pakistan at World Cup February 16, 2015

    Fans from India and Pakistan exchanged blows at Sydney's Merrylands RSL Club on Sunday evening after India beat Pakistan in an ICC World Cup 2015 match in Adelaide. Groups of fans from either side had gathered to watch the live broadcast of the match that was played at the Adelaide Oval....
  • Fans gear up for India-Pakistan grudge match February 14, 2015

    Big screens are going up, TV sales are booming and even the Taliban are getting their transistor radios ready for the biggest grudge match in cricket: Pakistan against India. From the beaches of Kerala to the snowy Himalayas, from the deserts of Baluchistan to the tea plantations of Assam, hundreds of...
  • Excited about Indo-Pak World Cup match commentary: Amitabh Bachchan February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is busy cramming to get into the intricacies of cricket terminologies ahead of his debut commentary stint during the upcoming India-Pakistan match of the 2015 World Cup. Bachchan, 72, who will be joining seasoned commentators Harsha Bhogle and Kapil Dev for the highly-awaited February 15 match,...
  • 45th anniversary of 1971 Indo-Pak War December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the 45th anniversary of the gory 1971 war between India and Pakistan which led to the liberation of Bangladesh. On the occasion of Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with the three service chiefs paid tribute to the martyrs of the war at Amar Jawan...
  • India likely to hold bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan November 26, 2014

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message to the Pakistan government that India will hold structured bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan. An informal meeting between the two heads has, however, not been ruled out. On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that...
  • Manohar Parrikar meets three defence chiefs, says all procurement process will be transparent November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after taking charge of the Defence Ministry, Manohar Parrikar on Monday met all three service chiefs of armed forces. "All defence procurement process will be transparent but fast, that is my speciality," Parrikar said. Talking about the sinking of a torpedo recovery vessel off the Visakhapatnam coast...
  • Heart can link people across border: Ali Zafar November 9, 2014

    Jaipur: Expressing his sentiments over ongoing conflict between the two countries, Pakistani singer-actor Ali Zafar says hearts can link people across border but war cannot win the world. "In the world of kill or Dil (heart), heart brings aman and pyar (peace and love) but not the war," Zafar said during...
  • India, Pakistan intelligence agencies averted more deaths, traced plans for strike on Wagah border November 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian and Pakistani intelligence agencies both picked up plans for an imminent strike on their Wagah land border ahead of a suicide blast that killed 65 people on Sunday, and heightened security possibly averted a more devastating attack. Pakistani police on Monday said they had recovered a "huge" cache...
  • BSF recovers heroin near India-Pakistan border October 26, 2014

    Chandigarh: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have recovered seven kg of heroin along the India-Pakistan border in the Gurdaspur sector, a BSF spokesman said on Sunday. He said the heroin, in seven packets, was found near the Border Out Post Momanpur in Gurdaspur sector. The heroin is said to be worth...
  • BJP condemns Pakistan for ceasefire violations October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the firing by Pakistan at Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) and said the defence forces have been tasked to give an appropriate reply. "We condemn this. Whatever is needed to be done, it is left to the defence...
  • Hope Centre will reconsider decision to cancel talks with Pak: Omar Abdullah August 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Terming frequent violations of the ceasefire as a "matter of serious concern", Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday expressed hope that the Centre would reconsider its decision of cancelling talks with Pakistan in order to end the border hostilities. "I hope that there is some rethink...
  • Pakistan consistently provoked India: Arun Jaitley August 18, 2014

    Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Pakistan violates the ceasefire and the envoy called separatists for talk." ...
  • Pak says it is committed to having normal ties, India says talk and terror can't go hand and hand August 14, 2014

    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...
  • Pakistan summons Indian Deputy High Commissioner over firing along the LoC August 11, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned the Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad and lodged a protest over "unprovoked firing" by Indian troops. Deputy High Commissioner Gopal Baglay was summoned by the Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) and issued a demarche over firing across the Working Boundary in Sialkot sector on August 1011,...
  • India to play six bilateral series against Pakistan June 26, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday said it has signed a binding agreement with the BCCI, in which two countries will play six bilateral series over the next eight years under the new future tours program. The PCB said in a statement from Lahore that it had made extraordinarily...
  • India is safe to host series against Pakistan, says VVS Laxman June 2, 2014

    Former India batsman VVS Laxman on Monday said India is safe to host Pakistan for a bilateral series. The stylish Hyderabadi batsman pointed out that the fans enjoyed the game when Pakistan toured India in December 2012 January 2013 for three ODIs and two T20s. "When Pakistan came for three onedayers and...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC for the fifth time in 15 days May 11, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops again targeted Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, drawing a retaliation from Indian troops. This was the fifth ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the last fortnight. "Pakistani troops resorted to firing from small arms on Indian posts along...
  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students March 7, 2014

    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 March 6, 2014

    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 sedition....
  • UP government defends university's action against Kashmiri students March 6, 2014

    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 January 26, 2014

    Taking on BJP for not making power available in Uttar Pradesh during its three timerule, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday promised 24hour 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 times...
  • Surprised that Pakistan haulted LoC trade for drug peddlers, says MEA January 22, 2014

    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 January 15, 2014

    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 December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India's Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia met his Pakistani counterpart Major General Amir Riaz at the WagahAttari 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 border...
  • India, Pakistan DGMOs to meet after 14 years to discuss LoC tensions December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The DGMOs of India and Pakistan will meet on Tuesday after 14 years at IndiaPakistan 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 IndiaPak relations November 24, 2013

    The outgoing High Commissioner of Pakistan to India Salman Bashir has said that PakistanIndia relations are important in the context of foreign policy. Speaking to CNNIBN'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...