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Category: India-Pakistan Tensions

Omar showers praise on Uddhav Thackeray

Srinagar, Apr 5: Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah on Sunday showered praise on Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, apparently for the way the latter is handling the COVID-19 situation in his state. “UddhavThackeray has been a revelation,” Omar tweeted. The Maharashtra chief minister, the first […]

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Pak shells forward posts in J-K’s Rajouri district

Jammu, May 28: Pakistani troops fired from small arms and shelled forward posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district using mortar on Tuesday, officials said.  “The Pakistan army, at about 1600 hours Tuesday, initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation starting with firing of small arms followed by shelling using mortars along […]

SC agrees to hear BJP candidate’s plea seeking protection from arrest

New Delhi : The Supreme Court Wednesday took note of violence during Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and agreed to hear the plea of BJP candidate from Barrackpore seat seeking protection from arrest in several cases lodged against him by state police. A vacation bench comprising Arun Mishra […]

U.S.’s Bolton says Pakistan committed to easing tensions with India

WASHINGTON – White House national security adviser John Bolton said on Monday Pakistan’s foreign minister has assured him Islamabad is committed to de-escalating tensions with India and dealing “firmly” with terrorists. Bolton’s comments follow a Feb. 14 suicide bombing, claimed by Pakistan-based militants, which killed at least 40 […]

Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K’s Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 9: Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Saturday, a defence spokesperson said. At about 6.00 pm, Pakistani Army initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling with mortars and firing of small arms in Sunderbani sector, he said. […]

India says Pakistan hiding information by blocking access to bombing site

NEW DELHI  – India said on Saturday Pakistan had “plenty to hide” by preventing journalists from accessing the site of an air strike by Indian fighter jets inside Pakistan. Citing “security concerns”, Pakistani security officials on Thursday barred a Reuters team from climbing a hill in northeastern Pakistan […]

Pakistan seizes religious schools in intensified crackdown on militants

ISLAMABAD  – Pakistan intensified its crackdown against Islamist militants on Thursday, with the government announcing it had taken control of 182 religious schools and detained more than 100 people as part of its push against banned groups. The move represents Pakistan’s biggest move against banned organisations in years […]

U.N. rights chief warns India over divisive policies, harassment of Muslims

GENEVA  – U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet warned India on Wednesday that its “divisive policies” could undermine economic growth, saying that narrow political agendas were marginalising vulnerable people in an already unequal society. “We are receiving reports that indicate increasing harassment and targeting of minorities – in […]

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