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Tag: Pulwama Attack

India rejects Pakistan's allegation of planning attack

New Delhi: India on Sunday rejected as “irresponsible and preposterous” Pakistan’s statement that New Delhi will attack it again and accused Islamabad of trying to whip up war hysteria in the region. “India rejects the irresponsible and preposterous statement by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan with a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the […]

Why shouldn't Modi get credit for Balakot strike, asks Rajnath

Ahmedabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Saturday asked if former prime minister Indira Gandhi can be credited for dividing Pakistan, why shouldn’t Prime Minister Narendra Modi get the credit for the Balakot air strike. Singh was addressing a rally here in support of BJP president Amit Shah, who will file his nomination from Gandhinagar Lok […]

Indian, Sri Lankan Navies To Carry Joint Exercise To Enhance Inter-Operability
Aircraft carrier, nuclear submarine used to deter Pakistan

New Delhi: It was not only the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the Army that were pressed into action against Pakistan after the Pulwama attack but also the Navy’s aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, nuclear and conventional submarines and several warships deployed on the western maritime frontier in an aggressive posture. The Indian Navy Carrier Battle […]

India continues to work with UNSC sanctions committee to list Azhar as global terrorist: Sources

New Delhi: India continues to work with the UN Security Council sanctions committee on the listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and will show patience on the issue, official sources said Saturday, days after China blocked a proposal at the world body to ban the JeM chief. They also said steps taken by […]

Responsible UNSC members may be forced to pursue other actions: UNSC diplomat on Masood Azhar

Washington: Outraged by China blocking for the fourth time a move to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist, responsible UNSC members warned they “may be forced to pursue other actions” at the Security Council if Beijing continued with this policy. “If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to […]

Balakot air strikes: US-based activist from Gilgit claims death of more than 200 JeM militants

New Delhi: A United States-based activist from Gilgit has claimed that more than 200 militants of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror group were killed in Indian Air Force air strikes in the Balakot region of Pakistan on February 26, while citing reports of the local Urdu media in the neighbouring country. According to an ANI report which […]

UNSC set to decide on designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as 'global terrorist'

New York: The fate of the proposal to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council will be known in less than 24 hours when the deadline to raise objections to the bid expires. The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee […]

US stands with India on fighting terrorism, Pompeo tells Gokhale

New York: The US stands with India in fighting terrorism, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo told Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale during their discussions on the “urgency” of Pakistan taking action against terror groups, according to an official. In the first high-level face-to-face India-US encounter after the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, Pompeo “affirmed that […]

Pulwama attack mastermind believed to be killed in encounter: officials

Srinagar: The mastermind of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel is believed to have been killed in an encounter in the Tral area of South Kashmir, officials said Monday. The encounter in Pinglish area of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district lasted past midnight in which Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist Mudasir […]

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba warns of terrorist attack via sea

New Delhi: Observing that India is facing state-sponsored terrorism, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday warned about terrorists being trained to carry out attacks even via sea route. Addressing the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue, Admiral Lanba without taking names hit out at Pakistan for abetting terrorists, who carried out the February 14 Pulwama attack in […]

Anti-terrorism protest at UN demands action against Pakistani terror sponsors, JeM chief

United Nations: Members of the Indian community and international supporters have held a protest outside the UN headquarters demanding that the international organisation act against Pakistani leaders abetting terrorism and impose an arms embargo on Islamabad. The protest on Sunday by about 400 people also included concerned citizens from the US, Bangladesh, Caribbean countries, Sri […]

ICC turns down BCCI's plea to isolate Pakistan

Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC), here on Saturday evening, turned down the BCCI’s request for isolation of Pakistan from the global cricket community. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had in a letter to the ICC, following the Pulwama terror attack, demanded that the international cricket community sever cricketing ties with […]

Kangana Ranaut defends her 'Pakistan destruction' statement

New Delhi: Actress Kangana Ranaut says her “Pakistan destruction” comment came naturally to her after hearing about the Pulwama terror attack. In her address at the India Today Conclave here on Saturday, the “Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi” actress defended her controversial remark against Pakistan, stating it was an “instinctive sentiment” . On February 14, […]

Congress, BJD accuse BJP of Politicising Soldiers’ Sacrifice to Garner Votes

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today took out ‘Vijay Sankalp Yatra’ across the country including Odisha with the resolution to ensure the party’s victory in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. While the BJP raised the slogan ‘Fir Ek Baar, Modi Sarkar’ during the rally, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and Odisha Congress accused the […]

Pakistan air space restriction impacts 11 international flights to and from Delhi

New Delhi: The closure of Pakistan air space resulted in cancellation of 11 international flights to and from the national capital’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Friday. Pakistan has banned Indian aircraft from using its airspace and Pakistan’s Air Traffic Control (ATC) has banned flying of any aircraft below 32,000 feet. However, the commercial […]

Two youths thrashed for raising ‘pro-Pakistan' slogans in bus

Sonepur: Two non-Odia youths faced the ire of co-passengers for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan slogans while travelling in a government bus near Mahadevpali on Binika-Sonepur road in the district on Thursday  evening. The two youths, whose identities are yet to be established boarded the bus from Barpali in Bargarh district. But after travelling for some kilometers, […]

Security heightened at Integrated Test Range in Chandipur

Balasore: Amidst prevailing tension between India and Pakistan, security has been beefed up at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur, Balasore. Speaking exclusively to OTV, Director of ITR, Binay Kumar, informed that extra security measures have been put in place at the ITR adding that electronic fencing, coastal surveillance radars, infrared imagery and total […]

India cancels Samjhauta Express operations on its end

New Delhi: Railways has cancelled the operations of the Indo-Pak Samjhauta Express on its side from Thursday, which senior officials said was due to “purely operational reasons” as Pakistan had suspended services from across the border. A notification in this regard was issued here. Pakistan has already suspended services on its end, officials said here, […]

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India-Pakistan Tension: Security beefed up in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Following escalation of tension between India and Pakistan, high alert has been sounded in Odisha with security being tightened at strategic installations and locations including airports and sea ports in the State. This was decided today at a high-level meeting held at the Secretariat which was attended by senior officials of several central agencies […]

Got 'reasonably attractive news' from India and Pakistan: Trump

Hanoi: US President Donald Trump on Thursday said that he has received “reasonably attractive news” from Pakistan and India and hoped that tensions between the two countries could end. “We have, I think, reasonably attractive news from Pakistan and India. We have been going at it and we have been involved in trying to have […]

Pakistani airspace closed till Thursday midnight: CAA

Islamabad: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) here has clarified that the Pakistani airspace will continue to remain closed for commercial aviation until midnight on Thursday. “Since the existing NOTAM is effective until 2359 hours of February 28, Pakistan airspace shall remain closed. Please stay in touch with your airlines for timely update on any further […]

Heavy firing across LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

Jammu: There was heavy firing on Thursday between Indian and Pakistan across the Line of control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, the Defence Ministry said. “At around 6 a.m. today, Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by shelling mortars and firing small arms along the Krishna Ghati sector,” Defence spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand […]

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Rajnath Singh holds high-level meeting on security, border management

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting here to discuss internal security, border management and an early morning air strike by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Indian military installations, a day after the Indian Air Force (IAF) bombed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) biggest training camp at Balakot in […]

India, China, Russia reaffirms strong opposition to terrorism

Wuzhen (China): Reaffirming strong opposition to terrorism, India, Russia and China on Wednesday said that extremist groups cannot be supported and used in political and geopolitical goals and those backing terrorist acts must be held accountable and brought to justice. In a joint communique of the 16th Meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Russia India […]

Pakistan boycotts Indian movies after IAF air strikes

Islamabad: No Indian movie will release in Pakistan, the government announced on Tuesday following air strikes by the Indian Air Force (IAF) on terror training camp on the Pakistani soil. Pakistan’s Information and Broadcasting Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday announced a boycott of Indian movies as well as “Made in India” advertisements in the country. “Cinema […]

Sushma highlights JeM's role in Pulwama attack During 16th RIC Meet

Wuzhen: Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday raised the February 14 Pulwama terror attack with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at the 16th Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers’ Meet in Wuzhen. “Following the Pulwama terror attack, instead of taking seriously the calls by international community to act against Jaish-e-Mohammad, Pakistan denied any knowledge of the attack and […]

Pakistan's radars were jammed by IAF during airstrike at Balakot

New Delhi: The Pakistan Air Force failed to detect the presence of the Indian fighter jets as it was already too late for them as their surveillance system had been jammed by the IAF during its raid at Balakot militant camp early on Tuesday, sources said. The Indian package had at least two jets mounted […]

PM Says "Country In Safe Hands" Hours After India Strikes Jaish Camp

Churu: In his first public address after the air strikes on terror camps in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the country is in safe hands and nothing is above the nation. The prime minister also said that he will not let the country down.I want to assure the people that the country […]

Pakistan, Chinese ministers discuss Pulwama attack over phone

Beijing: Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a phone conversation with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to exchange views on the recent suicide attack in Kashmir. Qureshi informed Wang about Pakistan’s stance on the attack and measures to deal with it, reaffirming the country’s sincerity and resolution to communicate with India […]

Pulwama terror attack: NIA identifies owner of car used in blast

New Delhi: The NIA Monday said the owner of the vehicle used in the Pulwama terror attack has been identified and he has joined the Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit. An official spokesman said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has made a significant breakthrough in the investigation by identifying the vehicle and its owner after piecing together […]

Woman BJD leader accuses party MLA Pranab Prakash Das of 'misbehaviour'

Bhubaneswar: Amidst the controversy and mounting pressure on BJD after party’s Barabati-Cuttack MLA Debasish Samantaray shoved the kin of Pulwama martyr, another BJD MLA has found himself in the dock. This time, a woman leader of BJD has brought misbehaviour allegations against party’s Jajpur legislator, Pranab Prakash Das aka Bobby. Tilottama Nayak, a woman BJD […]

Modi, Centre had prior information of Pulwama attack: Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing politics with the blood of the slain CRPF troopers ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, and claimed that the Centre had “prior information” regarding the February 14 Pulwama terror strike. Condoling the bereaved families of the 40 paramilitary troopers […]

Give peace a chance: Imran to PM Modi

Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday asked his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to “give peace a chance” and assured him that he “stands by” his words and will “immediately act” if New Delhi provides Islamabad with “actionable intelligence” on the Pulwama attack. Khan’s remarks came a day after Modi in a rally in […]

Not releasing Bollywood films in Pak won't affect Indian film industry, say experts

Mumbai: The decision of Indian film fraternity to not release their movies in Pakistan following Pulwama attack will have a fleeting effect on the box office collections, believe experts. In the wake of the February 14 terror attack, which claimed the lives of 40 CRPF jawans, makers of films such as “Total Dhamaal”, “Luka Chuppi”, […]

Pulwama attack will not go unpunished: Amit Shah

Gorakhpur: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday said that the Narendra Modi government had zero tolerance for terrorism and assured the people that the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed will not go unpunished. Addressing the inaugural session of the two-day national convention of the BJP Kisan Morcha, he […]

Will respect government decision on Indo-Pak World Cup tie: Kohli

Visakhapatnam: Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said the team would “respect the government decision” in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack as far as playing Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup is concerned. “Our stand is simple. We stick by what the nation wants to do, what the BCCI decides and that is […]

Pakistan seizing control of 'JeM HQ' fabricated reports: Minister

Islamabad: Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday called Indian media reports of the Pakistan government taking administrative control of the headquarters of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) “fabricated”, claiming that the facility was a madrasa where students receive education and the action had nothing to do with the Kashmir suicide bombing. His comments came after the country’s […]

Trump: India, Pakistan facing 'very dangerous situation'

Washington:US President Donald Trump has said that there is a “very dangerous situation” between India and Pakistan following the Jammu and Kashmir suicide bombing that killed 40 CRPF troopers and indicated that Washington was trying defuse the heightening tensions between the two neighbours.  “Right now between Pakistan and India, there is a very, very bad […]

Our fight is for a terror-free Kashmir, not against Kashmiris, says Modi

Tonk (Rajasthan): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday denounced the attacks on Kashmiris in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, saying such things should not happen in the country as the fight is against those who sponsor terrorism, no those suffering from it. He also said that the armed forces have been given free […]

Centre to deploy 100 companies of paramilitary forces in J&K

New Delhi: In the wake of the Pulwama attack, the Centre has decided to deploy additional 100 companies of the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) on an urgent basis in Jammu and Kashmir, the MHA has said. A Home Ministry letter on Friday asked the Inspector General (Operations) of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) […]