April 17, 2021 07:43 (IST)
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Pakistan’s court seeks Indian response in Jadhav case

The Islamabad High Court in Pakistan has directed Pakistan’s Foreign Office to seek a response from India on the appointment of a lawyer for the Kulbhusan Jadhav case. Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, is in Pakistan custody and was sentenced to death there by a military court.

Pakistan sponsored Narco terror module busted twice in one week in Kashmir: Indian Army

Srinagar/UNI: The Army on Friday said that security forces have busted two Pakistani sponsored Narco terror modules in the last one week in the border district of Kupwara in north Kashmir.

Indian coast guard seizes boat with 30 kg heroin; 8 Pakistanis arrested

Eight Pakistan nationals were arrested from the mid-sea off Gujarat coast for drug trafficking by the Indian Coast Guard. Authorities recovered 30 kilograms of heroin from them. 

Jammu and Kashmir: BSF nabs Pakistani intruder on IB in Jammu's RS Pura

Jammu/UNI: Alert troops of the BSF on Tuesday arrested one intruder in Ranbir Singh Pura area here on the city outskirts.

Pakistan grants visa to 1100 Indian Sikh pilgrims ahead of Vaisakhi

Around 1100 Indian Sikhs have been issued Pakistan visas ahead of the Vaishakhi festival from Monday, reported Dawn. The pilgrims will cross over to Pakistan via the Wagah border.  

Nations remain in touch even during wars: Pakistan on secret talks with India

Pakistan hinted that India and Pakistan remained in touch despite tensions in bilateral relations over the last few years. “States have their ways and means to communicate with each other even during wars,” Zahid Hafeez Chaudhary, the spokesperson of Pakistan’s foreign office, was quoted as saying by The Express Tribune.

Russian foreign minister in two-day Pakistan visit

Moscow: Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reached Pakistan for a two-day visit, the first in the last nine years, reported Dawn. He will today hold discussions with Pakistan military and civilian leaders on Afghanistan, bilateral ties, and economic cooperation among other issues.

Pakistan to import of cotton, yarn, sugar from India

New Delhi/UNI: Pakistan on Wednesday allowed the private sector to import 0.5 million tonnes of white sugar from India, Finance Minister Hammad Azhar said, ending a near two-year ban on their import from the neighbouring country.

India, Pakistan hold brigade commander flag meeting along LoC: Pak Army

New Delhi/UNI: Indian and Pakistani military officers held a meeting on Friday along the Line of Control in Kashmir weeks after both countries announced ceasefire along the LoC, the Pakistani army said.

India may not part in SCO anti-terror exercise in Pakistan

India may not join the anti-terror exercise that Pakistan is holding for the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), reports suggested.

If 30 pc Muslims unite in India, four Pakistans can be formed: Bengal TMC leader Sheikh Alam

Kolkata/IBNS: Days ahead of the West Bengal assembly election, Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader from Birbhum's Nanur, Sheikh Alam, has landed in a controversy after he said- "If 30 per cent of India's minority population unite, four Pakistans can be formed"- during a public rally in Nanur's Basapara area on Wednesday.

116th meeting of the India-Pakistan Permanent Indus Commission held

New Delhi: The Annual Meeting of the Permanent Indus Commission (PIC) comprising of Indus Commissioners of India and Pakistan was held on March 23-24, 2021 in New Delhi. Under the provisions of the Indus Waters Treaty, signed between India and Pakistan in 1960, the two Commissioners are required to meet at least once every year, alternately in India and Pakistan, the Ministry of External Affairs said.

Reaching out to Pakistan PM Imran Khan by Narendra Modi is a step in right direction: Ex-Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar/UNI: Former chief Minister and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaching out to his Pakistani counterpart is a step in right direction.

Foreign ministers of India, Pakistan to attend Heart of Asia conference in Tajikistan

Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi will attend the meetings of the Heart of Asia Conference- Istanbul Process on 30 March in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. The Istanbul Process- started in 2011 jointly by Afghanistan and Turkey- aims for the cooperation of regional countries in Afghanistan, whose stability is vital for the propensity of the region. The process involves 15 participating countries, 17 supporting countries, and 12 regional and international organizations.

India supplies Covid-19 vaccine to 75 nations including Pakistan: Piyush Goyal

Tirupati/UNI: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that under the stewardship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has developed vast capacity to manufacture major COVID-19 vaccines and become a vaccine supplier to the world.