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Tag: Samjhauta Express

26 Godhra residents stranded in Karachi return to India

Godhra (Guj): Held up in Karachi after suspension of the Samjhauta Express and Thar Express, 26 Muslim residents from Godhra in Gujarat returned to India on Saturday via the Wagah border, their relatives said here. Around 50 people including children and women from Godhra in Panchmahal district of Gujarat had to extend their stay in […]

India cancels Samjhauta Link Exp

New Delhi: Five days after the Indian Railways cancelled Samjhauta Link Express running between Delhi and Atari, the Northern Railway on Friday said it has cancelled the train till further notice. In a statement, Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said, “Consequent to Pakistan’s decision to cancel Samjhauta Express running between Lahore and Atari, the Link […]

Mika Singh's performance at Karachi wedding sparks outrage

Karachi: The performance by famous Indian singer Mika Singh and his troupe at a wedding of a billionaire’s daughter apparently close to former president General Pervez Musharaff here has caused a furore, amid strained ties between Pakistan and India. On Monday, India revoked Article 370 of its Constitution and decided to bifurcate the state of […]

India cancels Samjhauta Link Express from Delhi to Atari

New Delhi: After Pakistan announced it was cancelling the Samjhauta Express, India on Sunday cancelled Samjhauta Link Express running between Delhi and Atari. “Consequent to Pakistan’s decision to cancel Samjhauta Express running between Lahore and Atari… The link express train running between Delhi and Atari also stands cancelled,” Northern Railway CPRO Deepak Kumar said. Pakistan […]

After Samjhauta, Pak to suspend Thar Express

Islamabad/Jaipur: A day after announcing the permanent suspension of Samjhauta Express, Pakistan on Friday said that it will also shut down the Thar Express, its last remaining train link with India, amid rising tensions between the two neighbours after New Delhi’s decision to revoke Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The announcement was […]

Samjhauta Express arrives in Delhi after Pakistan announces suspension

New Delhi: The Samjhauta Express arrived at in the national capital on Friday, in what is likely to be its last run for a while after the cross-border peace train was permanently suspended by Pakistan over the revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The train was late by over four and a half […]

Pak stops Samjhauta Express at Wagah, Indian crew escorts train to Attari

New Delhi: Pakistan stopped the Samjhauta Express at the Wagah border on Thursday, citing security concerns, following which an Indian crew and guard escorted the train to Attari on the Indian side, officials said. Hundreds of passengers from both sides of the border were stuck for several hours waiting for security clearances to be completed […]

Aseemanand among 4 acquitted in Samjhauta blast

Panchkula (Haryana): A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday acquitted all four accused, including Hindu leader Swami Aseemanand, in the February 2007 Samjhauta Express train blast which killed 68 people, mostly Pakistanis. The NIA court had in January 2014 framed charges against Aseemanand and three others — Kamal Chauhan, Rajinder Chaudhary and Lokesh […]

Samjhauta Express service restored; Train to run from India on Sunday

New Delhi: The Samjhauta Express will leave for Pakistan from Delhi on Sunday after the two neighbours agreed to operationalise services at their ends, a senior railway official told PTI. The announcement came a day after Pakistan released Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. The official said the first train from India will leave on March 3. […]

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, […]

Pakistan suspends Samjhauta Express

Attari: Authorities in Pakistan have suspended the Samjhauta Express between India and Pakistan in view of rising tensions between the countries. The train, which was to leave Lahore for Attari in India early on Thursday, was cancelled and did not arrive here, security officials said. Passengers who were to travel to India were told they […]