WAGAH BORDER

  • Pakistan: 45 suspects taken into custody for Wagah suicide blast November 7, 2014

    Lahore: A total of 45 suspects have been taken into custody by Pakistan police in connection with the deadly suicide blast at Wagah border which killed 63 people. "We have taken 45 suspects into custody in connection with the blast so far from different parts of the city mostly from Wagah...
  • Taliban group threatens to attack India following border blast November 5, 2014

    Peshawar: A new Pakistani Taliban group behind this week's devastating suicide bombing on the Wagah border said on Wednesday the attack was as much aimed at India as Pakistan, suggesting that Indian targets might be next. At least 57 Pakistanis were killed during a popular flag-lowering ceremony on Sunday when a...
  • Foreign hand cannot be ruled out in Wagah Border attack: Pakistan November 4, 2014

    Lahore: Pakistan's Punjab government on Monday said the involvement of a "foreign hand" could not be ruled out in the Wagah Border suicide bombing, even after three homegrown militant factions separately claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 61 people. "Foreign hand cannot be ruled out in the...
  • 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...
  • US offers help to Pakistan to probe Wagah Border terror attack November 3, 2014

    Islamabad: The US on Monday offered to provide any assistance to Pakistan to track down the perpetrators behind the "senseless" terrorist attack at Wagah Border that killed at least 61 people. Condemning the horrific suicide attack as a "senseless terrorist act", Ambassador Richard Olson said it demonstrates terrorists' blatant disregard for...
  • MEA condemns Wagah suicide attack; BJP, Congress insist on strong action to combat terrorism November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs released a statement on Monday condemning the suicide attack near Wagah border that killed 65 people and injured 200 others. "There is no grievance or political goal so great, as to justify such a cowardly act. We believe that only the firmest and...
  • BSF put on high alert in Rajasthan after Wagah blast November 3, 2014

    Jaisalmer: High alert has been sounded on the border area in Rajasthan by Border Security Force in the wake of the blast near Wagah border in Pakistan. "BSF personnel have been put on high alert after the blast yesterday. Patrolling along the border areas has been intensified," BSF DIG, Ravi Gandhi...
  • Wagah suicide attack: BSF on high alert as death toll rises to 65 in Pakistan November 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The death toll in the deadly bomb blast at Wagah in Pakistan rose to 65 on Monday which includes personnel of the Pakistan rangers and a child. Nearly 200 others were injured in the suicide bombing on Sunday near the exit gates of the Wagah border car parking,...
  • Wagah attack in Pakistan a 'dastardly act of terrorism': PM Modi November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night strongly condemned a suicide attack in Wagah border in Pakistan, terming it as a "shocking" and "a dastardly act of terrorism". He expressed condolences to the families of the deceased and sent prayers for the injured. "Terror attack in Pakistan near Wagah...
  • 55 killed in a suicide bombing near the Wagah border crossing in Lahore November 2, 2014

    Over 50 people including personnel of the Pakistan Rangers and a child have been killed in a suicide bombing near the Wagah border in Lahore. Nearly 70 people have been injured in the blast and have been rushed to local hospitals. ...
  • BSF alerts positions along Pakistan border in Punjab after Wagah border suicide blast November 2, 2014

    New Delhi: BSF was put on high alert along the Indo-Pak border in Punjab after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd across Amritsar's Wagah sector in Pakistan leaving at least 52 people dead on Sunday. BSF chief DK Pathak, who spoke to his officers in the Ferozpur division...
  • Pakistan: Suicide blast near Wagah border, 55 killed; al-Qaeda affiliate Jundallah claims attack November 2, 2014

    Lahore: At least 55 people, including children and security personnel, were killed and about 200 others injured in a powerful suicide blast in Pakistan at Wagah on Sunday, minutes after the popular flag- lowering ceremony at the main Indo-Pak land border crossing. The al-Qaeda affiliated group Jundallah has claimed responsibility...
  • No exchange of sweets between India, Pakistan at Attari border this Diwali October 23, 2014

    Amritsar: The Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday did not exchange sweets and greetings with their counterparts Pakistan Rangers on the occasion of Diwali. This is the second time within this month that the border guards of both the countries have not exchanged sweets during their festivals. Both sides broke the tradition...
  • Watch: Celebrations at Wagah Border on the eve of 68th Independence Day August 14, 2014

    As India gears up to celebrate its 68th Independence Day, crowds gathered at Wagah Border to witness celebrations at the IndiaPakistan border. ...
  • Nine Pakistani prisoners freed by India July 4, 2014

    Lahore: Nine Pakistani prisoners, including five fishermen, were on Friday handed over by Indian authorities to Pakistani para military officials at the Wagah Border. The Punjab Rangers recorded the statements of the prisoners before handing them over to Edhi Welfare Foundation. Five of the prisoners are fishermen while the others are...
  • Indian fishermen to cross Attari border on Monday May 25, 2014

    Amritsar: A total of 151 Indian fishermen released by Pakistan from prisons in the country ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India will cross over into Indian Territory on Monday, officials said on Sunday. Pakistan on Sunday released on humanitarian grounds the Indian prisoners, who were detained when they...
  • BSF, Pakistan Rangers discuss ways to counter smuggling December 25, 2013

    The Pakistan Rangers and India's Border Security Force on Wednesday discussed ways to counter illegal border crossing and smuggling as part of biannual talks. The issues figured during the second round of talks at Wagah. A 13member BSF delegation led by Director General Subhash Joshi crossed over to Pakistan via Wagah...
  • 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...
  • 'Wagah of the East' event along IndiaBangladesh border put on hold October 2, 2013

    The unveiling of the 'Wagah of the East' event, along the IndiaBangladesh 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 will...
  • 26/11 Mumbai attack: Pakistan commission to visit India on Sept 21 September 17, 2013

    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 proceed to...
  • Pakistan releases Indian prisoners as it strives to improve ties August 25, 2013

    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 in...
  • Eight differently abled youths perform at Wagah border August 3, 2013

    Eight differently abled youths on wheelchairs showcased their talents and performed at a cultural programme held at the AttariWagah 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 postmortem May 3, 2013

    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 postmortem. A contingent of Punjab Police led by SSP TarnTaran Raj Jeet Singh handed over Sarabjit's body to his family at...
  • Sarabjit murder: Indian prisoners in Pak fear for their lives May 2, 2013

    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? May 2, 2013

    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? May 2, 2013

    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 May 2, 2013

    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 that...
  • Pakistan sets up medical team for Sarabjit's postmortem May 2, 2013

    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 said the...
  • The Pakistani case against Sarabjit Singh May 2, 2013

    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 previous...
  • Sarabjit Singh dies at Pakistan's Jinnah hospital May 2, 2013

    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 the...