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Coast Guard, ATS nabs 8 Pakistanis with Rs 150 cr drug consignment off Gujarat coast

In a joint operation of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) and the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), eight Pakistani nationals onboard a boat were nabbed with Rs 150 crore drug consignment on Thursday morning. The ICG revealed that heroin weighing around 30 kg was recovered from the boat apprehended off the Gujarat coast in Indian waters....

Pakistan takes a U-turn after permitting import of sugar, cotton and wheat from India

After allowing imports from India in its bid to counter the growing inflation, the Pakistan government has made a U-turn after a political backlash against the move. Notably, Pakistan had earlier announced that it would allow the imports of sugar, cotton and wheat from India. Its finance minister Hammad Azhar said that the decision was...

BSF disposes off Pakistani intruder’s body

Seventeen days after he was gunned down by the Border Security Force (BSF), the body of the Pakistani intruder was laid to rest by the Rajasthan Police at Anupgarh on Sunday. The unidentified intruder was shot down by the BSF near a post in Anupgarh while he was trying to cross the fence separating the...

Indigo flight to Lucknow makes emergency landing in Pakistan

A Lucknow-bound Indigo flight on Tuesday made an emergency landing in Pakistan’s Karachi airport. The Indigo flight took off from Sharjah and was on its way to Lucknow when it had to make an emergency landing in Karachi due to a medical emergency of one of the passengers aboard the flight. What Indigo said Notably,...

LoC Ceasefire: US welcomes India, Pakistan’s move

The new US administration under President Joe Biden has welcomed the joint statement of India and Pakistan to maintain ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC). The US has hailed the development as a positive step that would lead to peace and stability in the region. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki also said at...

Terror attack averted on Pulwama anniversary, 7 kg IED recovered

On the second anniversary of the Pulwama terror attack, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday averted a major tragedy after it found and defused a 7 kg improvised explosive device (IED) from the busy General Bus Stand area in Jammu. The cops have also detained two people in this regard. Inspector general (IG) Mukesh...

Rajasthan man leaks Army’s information to ISI for pictures of naked women

The Rajasthan CID (special branch) on Sunday arrested the husband of a former sarpanch from Jaisalmer district who was honey-trapped by a Pakistani ISI agent and leaked sensitive information about the Indian Army. The 42-year-old Satyanarayan Paliwal was arrested on charges of spying under the Officials Secrets Act, 1923. Paliwal confessed during interrogation that he...

Pakistani court sentences LeT commander Lakhvi to 15 years in jail

A Pakistani anti-terrorism court in Lahore has sentenced Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander and Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to 15 years in jail in connection with a terror-financing case. Notably, Lakhvi was arrested by Punjab province’s counter-terrorism department (CTD) on Saturday. He was out on bail in the Mumbai terror attack case since 2015. The LeT,...

Century-old Hindu temple damaged, set on fire by mob in Pakistan

A century-old Hindu temple in northwestern Pakistan was attacked and set on fire by a mob on Thursday. The incident led to the Hindu community in the Muslim-majority country condemning the issue. Hindus are the largest non-Muslim majority in Pakistan, which gained independence from British rule in 1947, when the subcontinent was partitioned into Muslim-majority...

Pakistani Hindus waiting for Indian citizenship

Around 250 Pakistani Hindus from the Sindh province seeking Indian citizenship are yet to get it. These Hindus are those who came to India with their families with the hope to settle down permanently. These Pakistanis, belonging mostly to the backward Bhil community, had come on a travel visa. They had extended their visas a...

Pakistan again violates ceasefire, targets forward posts & villages

Pakistan has once again violated the ceasefire by resorting to unprovoked firing on forward posts and villages on the Indian side in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani action met with a stronger retaliation from the Indian side. Notably, the firing from across the border in Pansar, Manyari and Karol Krishna in Hiranagar...

Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets forward posts & villages

In a blatant violation of the ceasefire, Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages along the international border and Line of Control (LOC) in Kathua and Rajouri district in Jammu and Kashmir. The Pakistani action resulted in a strong retaliation from Indian troops. No casualties were reported in the latest ceasefire violation, officials said. Notably,...