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Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visits Abhinandan Varthaman in Delhi hospital
Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman visited Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at a Delhi hospital where he was taken after Pakistan released him. She told him India is proud of his courage and determination.
02 Mar 2019Pakistan News
Poonch: Pakistan's ceasefire violation kills mother, her two minor kids
On Friday night, Pakistan violated ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir killing three members of the same family and seriously injuring two others. A nine-month-old baby was among the ones who lost their lives.
02 Mar 2019Narendra Modi
At bike rally, Amit Shah mentions IAF airstrikes, targets Opposition
BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday launched a sharp attack on the Opposition alleging the parties of helping Pakistan with their statements.
02 Mar 2019Imran Khan (Pakistan PM)
Pakistani minister wants Nobel Peace Prize for Imran Khan
On Saturday, Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry moved a motion in National Assembly, calling for a Nobel Peace Prize for the country's Prime Minister Imran Khan for the efforts he took to "deescalate tensions" with India.
02 Mar 2019Pakistan News
Pakistan uses F-16 against India, US seeks more information
After Pakistan used F-16 jets to target military installments in India earlier this week, the United States is seeking more information.
US seeks information from Pakistan on potential misuse of F-16s
The US is seeking more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by it against India in violation of the end-user agreement, the State Department has said.
#NewsBytesExclusive: Defense expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra on the latest India-Pakistan episode
While the India-Pakistan relations have always been strained, a series of latest events triggered by the Pulwama attack escalated tensions between both the countries.
Welcome home hero: Abhinandan Varthaman crosses border to enter India
After an inordinate delay, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman entered India by crossing the Wagah Border, a short while ago.
Driven by Modi hatred, Opposition is helping Pakistan: PM
Few parties are helping Pakistan with their statements, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday in Tamil Nadu while addressing a rally.
01 Mar 2019Narendra Modi
Pakistan hasn't created environment for dialogue: Scindia on ongoing tensions
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia gave his opinion on the current Indo-Pak situation on Friday and said Pakistan hasn't created a safe atmosphere for talks.
Pakistan: Petition filed to stop the release of Abhinandan Varthaman
A Pakistani citizen today filed a petition in the Islamabad High Court to stop the imminent release of the captured Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, saying he committed crime against the country and should be put on trial.
01 Mar 2019Sridevi
Gunjan Saxena biopic: Sridevi's onscreen daughter is now Janhvi's co-star
Last year, Janhvi Kapoor won over everyone with her debut film Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khatter.
Rakhi Sawant is willing to destroy Pakistan with 50-100 bombs
The ongoing cross border tension between India and Pakistan has led to a surge in patriotism among Indians.
01 Mar 2019Ajit Doval
Mike Pompeo 'hopeful' India-Pakistan tension would come down
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he had "good conversations" with Indian and Pakistani leaders and was hopeful that the rising tension will come down between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.
"Woke" Trevor Noah jokes about Indo-Pak tensions, angers many
Comedian Trevor Noah, who hosts The Daily Show, made a crass joke about the prevailing Indo-Pak tensions irking netizens in India.
Indian pilot's release by Pak 'very much welcomed' step: UN
The release of an Indian pilot by Pakistan would be a "very much welcomed step", spokesperson for UN chief Antonio Guterres said yesterday, stressing that the message to India and Pakistan from the world body and the international community is to de-escalate tensions.
Masood Azhar is in Pakistan, but "very unwell": Pakistan Minister
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, while speaking to CNN, confirmed Jaish-e-Mohammed's chief Masood Azhar was in his country but stressed he was "very unwell".
28 Feb 2019Indian Army
IAF officer busts Pakistan's lies, says F-16 was shot
Indian Army's Major General Surendra Singh Mahal, Navy's Rear Admiral Dalbir Singh Gujral and Air Force's AVM RGK Kapoor addressed the media a short while ago.
Government asks YouTube to remove clips of captured IAF pilot
With photos and videos of captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Abhinandan Varthaman doing the rounds on social media, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) had asked Google-owned video-streaming platform YouTube to remove 11 video links pertaining to Varthaman.
28 Feb 2019Madame Tussauds
Diljit won't unveil his wax statue today. Reason is heart-warming
Diljit Dosanjh, who was all set to unveil his wax figure at the prestigious Madame Tussauds in Delhi today, has postponed the launch indefinitely.
Imran Khan promises to release IAF pilot Abhinandan tomorrow
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said he will release IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman on Friday as a gesture of peace towards India.
Pakistan offers IAF pilot's return to ease tension; India refuses
On Thursday, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Islamabad was willing to return captured Indian Air Force (IAF) pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman if it eased tensions with India.
28 Feb 2019Donald Trump
Have attractive news: Trump hopes Indo-Pak tensions will end soon
About the escalating India-Pakistan tensions, United States President Donald Trump on Thursday said he has received some "reasonably attractive news" and the hostilities may end soon.
#MeraBoothSabseMazboot: India will fight and win as one, says Modi
Addressing Bharatiya Janata Party's booth level workers via a mega video-conference on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India will live, grow, fight and win as one.
28 Feb 2019Jammu
2 Pakistani jets attempted to enter Indian airspace, foiled
On Thursday, two Pakistani jets attempted to enter Indian airspace in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch area but intervention by IAF forced them to return.
He's a true soldier: Abhinandan Varthaman's father praises son's bravery
The father of wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by Pakistan on Wednesday after he crossed over to the wrong side of LoC post fierce air combat, has said his son is a true soldier.
Amid hostilities, Pakistan suspends Samjhauta Express, passengers stranded in Lahore
As tensions between India and Pakistan are escalating, the neighboring country suspended cross-border Samjhauta Express on Thursday leaving passengers traveling to Attari from Lahore in a fix.
28 Feb 2019Narendra Modi
India demands safe and immediate return of IAF pilot
The government asked Pakistan to ensure an immediate and safe return of an IAF pilot the neighboring country captured after air combat on Wednesday morning.
27 Feb 2019Indian Army
After IAF strike, torrent download for Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' skyrockets
Vicky Kaushal's recent release Uri: The Surgical Strike has been minting gold at the box office and raked in around Rs. 235cr so far.
Amid rising Indo-Pak tension, Delhi Metro put on high alert
Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan, a red alert was issued by DMRC on Wednesday evening.
India slams Pakistan over 'vulgar display' of injured IAF pilot
After confirming that a missing Indian Air Force pilot was in Pakistan's custody, the Indian Government has strongly objected to the "vulgar display" of the injured personnel by Pakistan.
#IndiaPakistanTensions: Fishermen asked to stay away from 'strangers at sea'
The Indian Coast Guard advised fishermen in Gujarat's Porbandar not to go near the international maritime boundary line (IMBL) in the Arabian Sea following Indian airstrikes on Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camps amid escalating India-Pakistan tensions.
Only seven people, including Modi, knew about IAF's operation
On February 26, 12 Mirage-2000 jets breached Pakistan's airspace in Balakot, dropped explosives on Jaish-e-Mohammed's biggest camp and returned unharmed.
If US can kill Osama, why can't India: Arun Jaitley
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asked if the United States could kill Osama bin Laden by entering Abbottabad in Pakistan, why can't India.
27 Feb 2019Indian Army
Indo-Pak tensions: One IAF pilot missing in action, says government
Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in a brief press conference, confirmed that Pakistan today retaliated to IAF's airstrikes on a Jaish-e-Mohammed terror camp across the border in Pakistan.
Indo-Pak tension: Government withdraws order, operations in eight airports resume
Hours after the government ordered to shut operations in eight airports of Northern India, the directive was withdrawn.
India rejects Pakistan's claim of "shooting" down jets, "capturing" pilot
Minutes after Pakistan claimed it had shot down two IAF jets and imprisoned a pilot, India rejected the theory, and said "all our pilots are accounted for".
Day after IAF strikes, Pakistan PM calls meeting on nuclear-issues
Pakistan PM Imran Khan today called a meeting of the top decision-making body on nuclear issues after India targeted terrorist camp in the country.
27 Feb 2019Sushma Swaraj
#IndiaStrikesBack: In China, Sushma Swaraj speaks on "necessary" airstrikes
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in China to attend a Russia-India-China (RIC) meeting, on Wednesday justified the Balakot airstrikes by saying the Indian Air Force was forced to take the route as Pakistan failed to act against homegrown terror.
IAF jet crashes in J&K, two bodies recovered
A Mi-17 jet of the Indian Air Force crashed in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, reports claimed.