PAKISTAN

  • Has the Modi government failed to control ceasefire violations along LoC? October 6, 2014

    In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. ...
  • Pakistan continues to violate ceasefire, opens fire in J&K's Akhnoor, Rajouri sectors October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: In its third ceasefire violation along the Line of Control (LoC) in less than 24 hours, Pakistani troops fired at Indian posts in Jammu's Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors, continuing their firing at Jammu's Arnia sector and Poonch's Bhimber Gali and Shahpur sectors. Arnia is where the Pakistan Rangers have been...
  • Will take whatever retaliatory action needed on ceasefire violations: BSF October 6, 2014

    Jammu: Saying that it did not expect Pakistan to carry out such an intensified shelling and firing in Jammu on the day of Eid on Monday, BSF has assured that the force will take whatever retaliatory action it has to. "Whatever retaliatory action BSF has to take, will be undertaken,"...
  • Shashi Tharoor slams Modi government over Pakistan violations October 6, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: After the warning by the Congress in Kerala that he stop praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday appeared to do some damage control, slamming the BJP government over ceasefire violations by Pakistan. "Deeply concerned by reports of 5 killed&50...
  • Ceasefire violation: Casualties on Pak side too, says BSF October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India too...
  • News 360: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, India retaliates October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again on Monday as its troops fired on Indian villages killing five people and injuring 30 others. ...
  • Pak ceasefire violation: Jammu's Arnia town in mourning October 6, 2014

    Heavy firing by Pakistani troops on Sunday night left five civilians dead, including a 10-year-old boy, in Jammu's Arnia sector. More than 30 were injured after Pakistan fired 20 mortar shells on the Kothe village in Arnia. ...
  • Ceasefire violations unfortunate, will deal with it strongly if we are at fault, says Pak after fresh firing October 6, 2014

    Srinagar: Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the 12th time in the last six days when its troops resorted to unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday evening. The Pakistan troops fired at Indian posts in the Shahpur sector of Poonch district. A defence spokesperson said that India...
  • No exchange of sweets at Attari-Wagah on Eid October 6, 2014

    Attari: In an unprecedented move, border guards of India and Pakistan Monday did not exchange greetings and sweets at the Attari-Wagah joint check post (JCP) on the occasion of Eid. This is the first time that the goodwill gesture has been dumped by both sides in recent years. Border Security Force...
  • Ceasefire violation: Pakistan provokes again, Opposition targets Modi government October 6, 2014

    Five civilians were killed and 34 others were injured in firing by Pakistani troops in Arnia in RS Pura sector on Monday. Firing is still underway in Poonch sector. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley accused Pakistan of deliberately creating tension along the LoC and also said that Indian troops were responding...
  • Money was sent to relative of jailed and absconding IM men: NIA October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal not only used to send funds for terror acts across the country but also regularly provided money to families of the jailed and absconding operatives of the banned outfit, the NIA has told a special court. This was stated by the National Investigation...
  • Shelling exposes Pakistan frustration after failure to get response on Kashmir: CM Omar Abdullah October 6, 2014

    Jammu: Condemning the shelling on civilians in Arnia belt of Jammu that left five dead, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that the targeting of civilian areas exposed the frustration of the Pakistani government after its failure to gain international attention on the Kashmir issue. "They...
  • J&K CM: Pakistan resorting to violence to distract citizens from internal fissures October 6, 2014

    Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah reacted sharply to the spike in incidences of ceasefire violations in the last couple of days, saying that perhaps Pakistan was resorting to such lowly measures to distract its citizens from the abysmal conditions back home. ...
  • Pakistan, Australia focus on spin for ODI series October 6, 2014

    Sharjah: Pakistan and Australia will focus on spin when they start a three-match one-day series in Sharjah on Tuesday, despite the absence of top bowler Saeed Ajmal, who is suspended over his suspect bowling action. Pakistan have been hard pressed to compensate for the missing Ajmal, who has single-handedly won them...
  • Pak creating tension along border with repeated ceasefire violations: Jaitley October 6, 2014

    The standoff between India and Pakistan intensified in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday after yet another ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops. The Centre and state governments slammed Pakistan with Defence Minister Arun Jaitley accusing the neighbour of deliberately creating tension along the LoC. Jaitley also said that Indian troops were...
  • India, Pakistan sweet sharing tradition on Eid a casualty to ceasefire violations October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: As the stand-off between India and Pakistan intensifies in Jammu and Kashmir, the countries have called off sweet sharing tradition along the Attari border on Eid. This cancellation comes after heavy shelling and firing from across the border has left five villagers dead and 29 injured in Jammu...
  • Saeed Ajmal's return for World Cup is an uphill task: PCB chief October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspended spinner Saeed Ajmal is doing everything to correct his action but it is an "uphill task" for him to make it to the Pakistan team for the World Cup, says PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan. "I have just spoken to Ajmal before I came here. He is trying very...
  • Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations, says Rajnath Singh October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday asked Pakistan to stop ceasefire violations after heavy shelling and firing from across the border thta left five villagers dead and 29 injured in Jammu and Kashmir. "Pakistan should stop ceasefire violations now and understand the reality that times have changed in India," Home Minister Rajnath...
  • Pakistan violates ceasefire for second time in three days October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again on Monday as its troops fired on Indian villages killing five people and injuring 30 others. ...
  • Errant tweet by Taliban's spokesman in Afghanistan reveals Pakistan as his location October 6, 2014

    Kabul, Afghanistan: An apparently errant tweet by the Taliban's spokesman in Afghanistan gave his location as being in neighboring Pakistan. On Friday, a tweet by Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claiming an attack included geolocation information that suggested he sent the message from Sindh, Pakistan. Mujahid later sent a tweet Saturday describing the...
  • Pakistan shells Indian villages along LoC in J&K, 5 civilians killed, 30 injured October 6, 2014

    Jammu: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire once again on Monday morning as they fired along RS Pura sector in Jammu. As many as five civilians were killed and nearly 30 others injured in the heavy shelling. A 10-year-old child is among those killed. "The number of civilians killed in Pakistani firing...
  • Australia beat Pakistan by 6 wickets in one-off Twenty20 October 6, 2014

    Dubai: Offspinner Glenn Maxwell polished off Pakistan's top order with the new ball and opening batsman David Warner anchored the run chase with an unbeaten 54 as Australia comfortably won the one-off Twenty20 match by six wickets on Sunday. Maxwell finished with 3 for 13 after removing opening batsman Awais Zia...
  • Five killed in drone attack in Pakistan October 5, 2014

    Islamabad: A suspected US drone strike in Pakistan's tribal region of South Waziristan killed at least five people and injured three others. The drone fired two missiles on a compound in Kand Ghar area of Shawal district, which stretches across both North and South Waziristan tribal regions, Dawn quoted official sources...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, One-off Twenty20 in Dubai October 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Pakistan and Australia look to build their squads in the shortest format of the game when they meet in the lone T20 international, but both are missing key men. Pakistan, who were World Twenty20 champions in 2009, will be without...
  • 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...
  • Asiad gold proved hockey is still alive in India: Roelant Oltmans October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: India's gold medal in the just-concluded Asian Games after a 16-year hiatus has proved that hockey is "still alive and kicking" in the country which has a rich history in the sport, feels High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans. A spirited India outclassed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nerve-wrecking shoot-out...
  • Australia need to forget the hype in big year: Michael Clarke October 5, 2014

    A Test series against India, a World Cup on home soil and a much-anticipated Ashes campaign will put Australia's cricketers under heavy scrutiny over the next year, but the team need to make themselves oblivious to the hype, according to captain Michael Clarke. "Obviously, this is the start of a huge...
  • Experts working hard with Saeed Ajmal: PCB October 5, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan is hoping that their star spinner Saeed Ajmal will have his bowling action corrected before the World Cup as a team of experts was working very hard to ensure that he plays for the national team in cricket's showpiece event. The senior General Manager (medical and sports sciences) in...
  • Pakistani Taliban declare allegiance to Islamic State and global jihad October 5, 2014

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban declared allegiance to Islamic State on Saturday and ordered militants across the region to help the Middle Eastern jihadist group in its campaign to set up a global Islamic caliphate. Islamic State, which controls swathes of land in Syria and Iraq, has been making inroads into South...
  • Pervez Musharraf dares Indian Army, asks it to stop testing Pakistan's patience October 4, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan's former president and military ruler General (retired) Pervez Musharraf has sought to blame India for ceasefire violations along Line of Control, saying it should stop testing the "patience and resolve" of Pakistani Army. Musharraf, who is facing a treason case in the Supreme Court, said, "Regular ceasefire violations on...