City and Neighbourhood

Friday, August 17, 2018Sidhu arrives in Pak to attend Khan's oath taking ceremony

Lahore, Aug 17: Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today arrived here to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his friend Imran Khan as Pakistan's prime minister.

Wearing a blue suit and a pink turban, Sidhu arrived Lahore via the Wagah border from where he will travel to Islamabad to attend Khan's oath-taking ceremony scheduled for tomorrow.

Sidhu used his usual poetic expr


Friday, August 17, 2018Many Indians still languishing in Pakistan jails: Jaipur man

Jaipur, Aug 17: Gajanand Sharma, a Jaipur man who was released from a Pakistani jail earlier this week after over 36 years, said that many more prisoners like him were still languishing in prisons in Pakistan.

His grand-daughter Nikita told the media on Thursday that Sharma still needs to come out of the haunting pains he suffered during his long stay in the Pakistani jail.

Sharma disappear


Friday, August 17, 2018Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC

Jammu, Aug 17: The Pakistan Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said.

"Adequate retaliatory action was taken by our troops. No casualty has been reported from our side," the sources said.


Friday, August 17, 2018DGMO talks: Pakistan Army assures to facilitate anti-terror operations

New Delhi, Aug 17: The Indian Army on Thursday said Pakistan has assured India that it would take prompt action against movement of elements inimical to India along the Line of Control and respond to information shared by the Indian side to facilitate anti-terrorist operations.

According to an Army release, this assurance was given by Pakistan DGMO Major-General Sahir Jamshed Mirza to his Indi


Thursday, August 16, 2018Four soldiers wounded in Kashmir border gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 16: Four soldiers were injured on Thursday in a gun battle with militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

The injured soldiers have been shifted to an army hospital.

The fighting erupted after troops challenged a group of militants trying to infiltrate from Pakistan towards the Indian side of the de-facto border in Nowgam sector of north Kash


Thursday, August 16, 2018Search operation in Rajouri after LoC skirmish

Jammu, Aug 16: Security forces on Thursday launched a major search operation along the Line of Control (LoC) Jhanger area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir following yesterday’s skirmish that left an army soldier wounded.
An official claimed that a huge cache of explosives has been recovered during the search operation.

SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas said that search operation is going on.


Thursday, August 16, 2018Pakistan violates ceasefire in Karnah sector in Kupwara

Srinagar, Aug 16: Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Karnah sector in Kupwara district on Wednesday when the nation was celebrating 72nd Independence Day.

Official sources said Pakistani troops violated 2003 ceasefire and resorted to firing with automatic weapons, targeting forward posts and villages on this side of the LoC at Syed Pora in K


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Soldier injured in infiltration bid on LoC

Jammu, Aug 15: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district where an infiltration bid was foiled.

Defence Ministry sources said alert troopers noticed suspicious movement on the LoC in the Nowshera sector around 5.15 a.m.

"A group of heavily armed intruders was challenged after which firing exchanges started between the


Wednesday, August 15, 2018Pak Prez for probing vote rigging charges

ISLAMABAD: In an unusual move, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in his Independence Day address, raised the issue of alleged rigging in the July 25 elections and asked the election commission to look into the complaints of political parties to make the poll process "fully transparent".

Addressing an official function held at the Jinnah Convention centre here to commemorate the country's 72nd


Wednesday, August 15, 20182 Pak soldiers killed in Indian retaliation

Army, BSF offered sweets at LoC, IB

SRINAGAR: Two Pakistani troopers were killed by the Indian Army in response to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district where one own jawan was martyred yesterday.

Indian troops carried out operations last night after the ceasefire violations.

"In retaliatory action to unprovoked ceasefire violations and repeated attempts to


Tuesday, August 14, 2018BSF, Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 14: The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan's 72th Independence Day.

The sweets were exchanged at a ceremony and both sides wished each other well at the Attari checkpost, 30 km from Amritsar city.

Indian and Pakistani border guards had skipped exchanging sweets in rec


Tuesday, August 14, 2018Peace talks with Pakistan will be futile: Former RAW chief

New Delhi, Aug 14: The Kashmir issue is now merely an "excuse" propped by the Pakistan Army to remain in control, said former RAW chief Vikram Sood, who described the neighbouring country's army as the "largest corporate" entity running a range of enterprises from "fertiliser to bread factories".

Speaking at the launch of his new book, "The Unending Game: A Former R&AW Chief's Insights into Es


Tuesday, August 14, 2018Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

Islamabad, Aug 14: People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour.

As the clock struck midnight, fireworks began across the county while buildings were lit up to celebrate Independence Day.

The day-long festivities began with thanksgiving prayers and the hoisting of the national flag at all important public buildings in


Monday, August 13, 2018Karvan-e-Aman' bus service resumes

Srinagar, Aug 13: The Karvan-e-Aman bus service, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), resumed on Monday after remaining suspended last week for security reasons, official sources said here.

The cross-Line of Control (LoC) could not operate last Monday as separatists had called for a general strike against alleged 'attempts being made to weake


Monday, August 13, 2018Militants abduct, kill civilian in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 13: Militants abducted and killed a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Monday.

"Terrorists on Sunday night barged into the house of Gulzar Ahmad, a resident of Murran village and abducted him," a police officer said.

Later, his body riddled with bullets was recovered from nearby fields, he added.

"Initial investigation suggest that the Zahoor