PAKISTANIS

  • Sunanda Pushkar murder: War of words between husband Shashi Tharoor, Subramanian Swamy January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: The Sunanda Pushkar murder case took an ugly turn on Tuesday with BJP leader Subramanian Swamy and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor indulging in a war of words. While Swamy clearly stated that Sunanda's husband Tharoor was a part of the murder conspiracy, the former Union minister hit back...
  • Sunanda was upset over growing proximity between Shashi Tharoor, Mehr Tarar, says witness January 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress MP and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor's deceased wife Sunanda Pushkar was upset with the growing proximity between him and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, a witness has said. During the judicial inquest the witness is learnt to have revealed that Tharoor stayed with Tarar in Dubai, sources said. Responding...
  • 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai' actress Sanam Saeed marries childhood friend Farhan Hasan January 5, 2015

    Noted British-Pakistani actress Sanam Saeed tied the knot with her childhood friend, Farhan Hasan on January 2. The actress has been in several popular shows such as 'Zindagi Gulzar Hai', 'Daam' and 'Mera Naseeband Kadoorat', among others. Her husband, Hasan, is a Karachi-based banker. ...
  • No compromise on internal security, says Rajnath Singh; asks forces to act against Pakistan January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: With ceasefire violations along with continuous terror activities from Pakistan on the rise, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a high level meeting with top intelligence officials in the national capital. According to sources, the Home Minister took a firm stand against terrorism and said that internal...
  • Bombed Pakistani boat was not for smuggling, had terror links: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after a Pakistani boat was intercepted and blew up near the Porbander coast, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar echoed the coast guard's statements that the boat did not belong to smugglers but had terror links. He said that the route taken by the boat was not a regular...
  • 173 marine commandos deployed in Gujarat coastal areas after the recent Pakistani boat explosion January 5, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Security has been tightened across the coastal region of Gujarat after a Pakistani boat exploded 365 kms off Porbandar coast on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. 173 marine commandos have been deployed at 20 police stations along the coastal areas to avert any untoward incident. "After...
  • Terror at sea: India searches for second Pakistan boat which came from Karachi January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: After a mid sea operation against a Pakistani boat that probably averted a 26/11 like terror attack on New Years eve, sources say Indian authorities are on the lookout for a second boat which also came from Karachi around the same time. Indian secirity agencies are searching the...
  • Pakistan rejects reports of boat interception off Gujarat January 3, 2015

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday rejected reports that a Pakistani fishing boat said to be carrying explosives was intercepted by the Indian Coast Guard off the coast of Gujarat and the vessel exploded before sinking along with four occupants. Foreign Office Spokesman Tasnim Aslam categorically denied the reports which said that...
  • Coast Guard patrolling still on, area where Pakistan terror boat sank under surveillance January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are continuing operations to search for wreckage and dead bodies in the area where they intercepted a Pakistani boat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Coast Guard IG Kuldeep Singh on Saturday said, "In the afternoon of December 1,...
  • Pakistan's terror at sea: Indian authorities keeping an eye on a second suspicious boat January 3, 2015

    Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are continuing operations to search for wreckage and dead bodies in the area where they intercepted a Pakistani boat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. ...
  • J&K: Heavy firing on BSF posts in Hiranagar sector, one woman killed January 3, 2015

    Jammu: One woman was killed and six injured in the fresh firing by Pakistan Rangers on BSF posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Hiranagar sector on Saturday afternoon. The fresh round of firing took place after three Pakistan Rangers soldiers were killed in a strong retaliation from India. The firing came right...
  • Pakistani boat laden with explosives blows up off Indian coast: India January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: A Pakistani fishing boat laden with explosives bound for India blew up, killing all four people on board, after the Indian Coast Guard tried to stop and search it, the Indian government said on Friday. It was not possible to independently verify the Indian account. In a first reaction,...
  • Pakistani boat blown off Gujarat coast, Coast Guard searching for wreckage, dead bodies January 2, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Indian Coast Guard ships and aircraft are continuing operations to search for wreckage and dead bodies in the area where they intercepted a Pakistani boat on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Coast Guard intercepted the suspicious Pakistani vessel with explosives along the maritime border off Gujarat...
  • Indian Army denies any 'unusual' Pakistan troop along the border in J&K January 2, 2015

    Jammu: The Indian Army has denied reports of any 'unusual' troop movement from Pakistan along the border in Jammu and Kashmir. The clarification from the Army comes after there were reports of the Pakistani Army moving forward from their posts along the international border and Line of Control in Jammu...
  • 50-60 terrorists waiting to enter J&K from Pakistan, says BSF; border remains red hot January 1, 2015

    New Delhi:Terming the ceasefire violations by Pakistan as "utter frustration", Inspector General Border Security Force, Jammu frontier Rakesh Sharma said India will launch a strong protest over the firing along the International Border. One BSF soldier has been killed and another injured in the "unprovoked firing" by Pakistan Rangers. "Pakistan has...
  • Pakistan will come on track, if not today then tomorrow: Rajnath Singh on ceasefire violations January 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as ceasefire violations continue along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed hope that issues between India and Pakistan would be resolved soon. "Our diplomats are talking with officials in Pakistan. Talks are on. I think...
  • 54 Indian soldiers believed to be in Pakistani jails: Manohar Parrikar December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: At least 54 missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars are believed to be in custody in Pakistan, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar told Parliament on Friday. However, Pakistan does not acknowledge the presence of any such personnel. "Fifty four (54) missing defence personnel of 1965 and 1971 wars, including...
  • Pakistan lawmakers miffed at not being able to meet Speaker December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The visit of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to the Lok Sabha on Friday created a flutter with its members claiming that the Speaker did not meet them after giving time. However, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said "they didn't come. I was sitting there inside", an apparent reference to the visitors...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker refuses to introduce delegation of Pakistani MPs December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Friday snubbed a delegation of Pakistani MPs and refused to introduce the 17-member team in the House on the grounds that it was not an official visit. The delegation of Pakistan Parliamentarians were visiting Parliament as part of the Indo-Pak dialogue process. The members...
  • Lahore HC trashes plea to stop screening of Indian film November 13, 2014

    Islamabad: A judge has dismissed a petition challenging the exhibition of an Indian film in Pakistani cinemas, media reported Thursday. Justice Shams Mahmood Mirza of the Lahore High Court Wednesday held that if the petitioner had any objection to the screening of the Indian film "Haider", he should approach the censor...
  • Pakistani hackers deface two Gujarat state government websites November 2, 2014

    Ahmedabad: Pakistan-based hackers, who called themselves 'Pakistan Cyber Mafia Hackers', hacked two Gujarat government websites as well as three other websites yesterday and wrote derogatory remarks about Prime Minister Narendra Modi on their home pages. Out of the total five websites hacked by Pakistani hackers yesterday, two belonged to the Gujarat...
  • Pakistan Hindu migrants celebrate Diwali in Jodhpur, hope for better future October 23, 2014

    Jodhpur: The Pakistani Hindus who have migrated to India, fearing their persecution in Pakistan, celebrated their first Diwali in Jodhpur, their homeland as they believe. For these nowhere people living out of makeshift settlements in Jodhpur it's truly a special Diwali, for some it's the first that they are celebrating in...
  • 'Humsafar' Episode 1 review: Less of Fawad Khan on screen but a gripping story makes up for his absence October 14, 2014

    At a time when Pakistani actor Fawad Khan has become a national heartthrob in India, Zee Network's Zindagi channel has decided to air popular Pakistani show 'Humsafar' for the Indian audience. The show opened to mixed response in Pakistan back in 2011 and soon became a national sensation getting almost the...
  • Pakistan to root out Taliban, says PM Nawaz Sharif October 9, 2014

    Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, on his first visit to the restive North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday assured the nation that the army was determined to win the war against the Taliban. Sharif, who met the soldiers involved in a major operation to flush out the...
  • Repeated ceasefire violations by Pakistan: How should India respond? October 7, 2014

    Pakistan has fired at 40 Indian outposts in Jammu and Kashmir in shelling that began on Sunday evening. Eight civilians were injured on Tuesday and the BSF said that Pakistani Rangers were predominantly involved. At 4 pm on Tuesday, Pakistan again violated the ceasefire at Balnoi sector in Poonch. ...
  • Provide status on list of Prisoners of Wars, efforts made for their release from Pakistani jails: SC to Centre September 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Centre to inform it about the current status of list of Indian Prisoners of War (POWs) languishing in Pakistani jails for 43 years and efforts made for their release. The apex court asked the Ministry of External Affairs to file a fresh...
  • Pakistani Kashmiris want India border opened for flood relief September 23, 2014

    Muzaffarabad: Pakistanoccupied Kashmir's parliament on Tuesday called upon India to open the de facto border separating the two sides of the disputed territory to allow rescue officials to reach residents hit by devastating floods. Monsooninduced flooding has wreaked havoc on both sides of the Himalayan region, which is divided between...
  • Sonam Kapoor talks and behaves like the Energizer Bunny: Actor Fawad Khan fondly teases his 'Khoobsurat' costar September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Amidst an admiring mob of journalists (mostly women), Pakistani actor Fawad Khan looked a little lost. Sitting down under the bright lights for the press interaction for his first Bollywood film 'Khoobsurat', Khan answered the press questions briefly and simply. His upcoming film 'Khoobsurat' by Disney is a remake...
  • Pakistan dockyard attackers planned to hijack navy frigate September 14, 2014

    Karachi: The Taliban militants who attacked Karachi's naval dockyard last week were planning to hijack a Pakistani navy missile frigate with inside help, indicating the extent of radicalisation within the forces. "It seems the intention was to hijack PNS Zulfiqar a frigate purchased from China and inducted in July 2009," the...