Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

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Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

21 Oct 2019

Someone is trying to disrupt peace in J&K: Army Chief

The condition in Jammu and Kashmir has been headlining news for quite some time now. Though the government claims there's no clampdown in the border state, things are far from normal.

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

24 Sep 2019

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh has hinted that he might pull the shutters on his political career by 2024.

Pakistani singer threatens PM Modi with snakes, faces jail

15 Sep 2019

Pakistani singer threatens PM Modi with snakes, faces jail

Pakistani pop singer, Rabi Pirzada has landed herself in legal trouble, days after posting a video on social media, wherein she can be seen posing with wild animals, including several snakes and an alligator.

At PoK-rally, Imran Khan says Kashmir events will 'provoke' Muslims

14 Sep 2019

At PoK-rally, Imran Khan says Kashmir events will 'provoke' Muslims

On Friday, Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan slammed India, again, for revoking Article 370, withdrawing the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, and putting the border state under unprecedented security cover.

Imran Khan to hold mega rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today

13 Sep 2019

Imran Khan to hold mega rally in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir today

Amid brewing tensions between India and Pakistan, the latter nation's Prime Minister Imran Khan is all set to hold a "big jalsa" or public gathering to "express solidarity" towards residents of Kashmir.

India, Pakistan to counter each other on Kashmir-matter in Geneva

10 Sep 2019

India, Pakistan to counter each other on Kashmir-matter in Geneva

Hostile neighbors India and Pakistan are expected to square off on the issue of Jammu and Kashmir in Geneva on Tuesday, where the 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is being held.

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh

18 Aug 2019

Talks with Pakistan only on PoK, not J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday reiterated India's tough stand to Pakistan, asserting that bilateral talks, if any, will now focus only on Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and not Jammu & Kashmir.

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

09 Aug 2019

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman declared fit, to resume flying soon

Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, who was captured by the Pakistan Army in February, is set to resume flying soon.

Terror camps in PoK shut down fearing retaliation from India

10 Jun 2019

Terror camps in PoK shut down fearing retaliation from India

In the past few months, Pakistan has shut down terror camps in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) near the LoC, fearing retaliation from India after the Indian Air Force's Balakot airstrike.

Rajasthan Education Minister wants lesson on Abhinandan Varthaman in schoolbooks

05 Mar 2019

Rajasthan Education Minister wants lesson on Abhinandan Varthaman in schoolbooks

Rajasthan Education Minister Govind Singh Dotasra today said that he wants state government wants to include a lesson on Indian Air Force Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman in the school textbooks.

India Strikes Back: IAF's successful operation lauded by politicians

26 Feb 2019

India Strikes Back: IAF's successful operation lauded by politicians

In a huge overnight operation, Indian Air Force completely destroyed terror camps in Pakistan days after Jaish-e-Mohammed executed the Pulwama attack in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred.

Here's how 'Uri' beat 'Dangal', 'Baahubali 2' record

21 Jan 2019

Here's how 'Uri' beat 'Dangal', 'Baahubali 2' record

Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike is doing an incredible business at the box office.

Uri v/s Accidental PM: Vicky's surgical-strike crashes Anupam's political drama

12 Jan 2019

Uri v/s Accidental PM: Vicky's surgical-strike crashes Anupam's political drama

Vicky Kaushal's Uri: The Surgical Strike and Anupam Kher's The Accidental Prime Minister released on Friday. While moviegoers were spoilt for choice, the movies battled at the box office.

#Uri: Vicky Kaushal's starry mid-air promotion video breaks the internet

11 Jan 2019

#Uri: Vicky Kaushal's starry mid-air promotion video breaks the internet

2018 was a fantastic year for Vicky Kaushal. The actor was a part of three hit movies: Raazi, Sanju and Manmarziyaan and won hearts with his impressive performances.

Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures, again

08 Jan 2019

Imran Khan accuses India of rejecting his peace overtures, again

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused India of not responding to his peace overtures and said that any war between two nuclear-armed nations would be suicidal for them.

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

10 Dec 2018

SAARC meet: PoK minister present, Indian diplomat walks out

An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) at the event.

After Kartarpur, demand grows for Sharda Peeth corridor to PoK

03 Dec 2018

After Kartarpur, demand grows for Sharda Peeth corridor to PoK

More than 200 Kashmiri Pandits took out a protest march in the city of Anantnag yesterday demanding that a passage on the lines of the Kartarpur Corridor for Sikhs be opened to facilitate devotees to visit the Sharda Devi temple in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

04 Nov 2018

China backs Pakistan's 'quest for peace through dialogue' with India

China today said it supported Pakistan's "quest for peace through dialogue" to settle the outstanding disputes with India as it backed Islamabad's "engagement" with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).

Bus-service with Pakistan won't change our stand on Kashmir: China

01 Nov 2018

Bus-service with Pakistan won't change our stand on Kashmir: China

China today sought to defend the proposed bus-service with Pakistan through PoK, saying its cooperation with Pakistan has nothing to do with the territorial dispute and will not change its principled stance on the Kashmir issue.

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

05 Oct 2018

Pakistan cancels Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's lecture in Lahore

Amidst the chill in bilateral ties, Pakistan canceled at the last minute Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria's scheduled lecture at a training institute in Lahore for not taking prior permission from the Foreign Office, according to sources.

UGC to varsities: Celebrate September 29 as 'Surgical Strike Day'

20 Sep 2018

UGC to varsities: Celebrate September 29 as 'Surgical Strike Day'

The University Grants Commission (UGC) today directed varsities and higher education institutions across the country to observe September 29 as "Surgical Strike Day".

Sidhu's Pakistan Army Chief hug comes back to haunt him

18 Sep 2018

Sidhu's Pakistan Army Chief hug comes back to haunt him

Ever since cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu hugged Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa, the incident has haunted him.

J&K: 23-year-old Pakistani man arrested along LoC in Poonch

13 Sep 2018

J&K: 23-year-old Pakistani man arrested along LoC in Poonch

A Pakistani national was apprehended along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district after he crossed into India, a defense spokesman said today.

Swaraj talks about economic importance of Indian Ocean in Vietnam

28 Aug 2018

Swaraj talks about economic importance of Indian Ocean in Vietnam

Emphasizing the economic importance of the Indian Ocean, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said with the eastward shift of the global economy, the Indian Ocean is at the center of the emerging "Age of Asia" and those who live in this region bear the primary responsibility for its peace and stability.

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister extends hand of friendship to India

21 Aug 2018

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister extends hand of friendship to India

Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi extended the hand of friendship to India after taking the oath, by offering uninterrupted dialogue to resolve all the outstanding issues, saying it's the only wise course as the two countries cannot afford any adventurism.

Sidhu slapped with sedition charges for hugging Pakistan Army Chief

20 Aug 2018

Sidhu slapped with sedition charges for hugging Pakistan Army Chief

Cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu had already courted controversy when he hugged Pakistan's army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, during newly-elected Pakistan PM Imran Khan's oath taking ceremony.

Kashmir: Army major, three soldiers killed in foiled infiltration bid

07 Aug 2018

Kashmir: Army major, three soldiers killed in foiled infiltration bid

An Army major and three soldiers were killed while trying to foil an infiltration bid in Bandipora, North Kashmir, this morning.

Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony

31 Jul 2018

Imran Khan's PTI considering inviting Modi for his oath-taking ceremony

Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf is considering inviting the leaders of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries including Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his oath-taking ceremony as the premier next month, a party official said today.

Several leaders are on bail, Congress is a 'bail-gaadi': PM

07 Jul 2018

Several leaders are on bail, Congress is a 'bail-gaadi': PM

Launching a scathing attack on Congress, PM Narendra Modi today said the party is now being called a "bail gaadi" as several of its leaders are out on bail.

J&K: Forces on high-alert amid reports of 20 terrorists' infiltration

01 Jun 2018

J&K: Forces on high-alert amid reports of 20 terrorists' infiltration

Reports of infiltration of terrorists in the Valley from across the Line of Control has put security forces in J&K on a high alert, officials said today.

Prospectus of college owned by RJD-minister shows India-map without PoK

07 May 2018

Prospectus of college owned by RJD-minister shows India-map without PoK

The prospectus of Katihar Medical College and Hospital (KMCH) for the 2018-19 session, showed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as a part of Pakistan, erupting a row.

Modi-Xi's 'no-agenda' meeting: Rahul asks Modi to raise Doklam, CPEC-issues

27 Apr 2018

Modi-Xi's 'no-agenda' meeting: Rahul asks Modi to raise Doklam, CPEC-issues

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two-day visit to China as the one having "no agenda", but reminded him to raise the Doklam standoff and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with the Chinese leadership, as India wants to hear him talk about these crucial issues.

Modi in China for informal-talks with Jinping, 'trust' on agenda

27 Apr 2018

Modi in China for informal-talks with Jinping, 'trust' on agenda

Indian PM Narendra Modi reached Wuhan yesterday for "informal" talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the outcome of which could impact a third of the global population.

Chinese Army using new equipment for all-weather border monitoring

09 Apr 2018

Chinese Army using new equipment for all-weather border monitoring

China's military is bolstering the management of its border defense by developing new types of equipment including a satellite early warning system that can be used to monitor the border areas in all environments, according to official media reports.

India's new name for Pakistan: "Special terrorist zone"

09 Mar 2018

India's new name for Pakistan: "Special terrorist zone"

After "Terroristan" and the "Ivy League of Terrorism," India has now christened Pakistan as "Special Terrorist Zone." This derives inspiration from the "special economic zone" concept.

Outrage after J&K exam refers to PoK as 'Azad Kashmir'

26 Feb 2018

Outrage after J&K exam refers to PoK as 'Azad Kashmir'

Reportedly, an exam paper prepared by the Jammu & Kashmir Government's Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) described Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as 'Azad Kashmir'.

China: Ready to talk with India about CPEC

30 Jan 2018

China: Ready to talk with India about CPEC

China is finally ready to discuss the issue of the contentious $50bn China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) with India. The CPEC is the principal constituent of China's "Belt and Road Initiative" (BRI). It passes through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Pakistan aims to build $1.51bn dam in PoK by 2022

01 Jan 2018

Pakistan aims to build $1.51bn dam in PoK by 2022

According to a media report, Pakistan is planning on setting up a 700 MW hydro power project in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by 2022.

China seeks to promote Pakistan-Afghanistan talks through CPEC

27 Dec 2017

China seeks to promote Pakistan-Afghanistan talks through CPEC

China announced its plan to extend the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor to Afghanistan.

China halts funding for 3 CPEC projects over corruption reports

06 Dec 2017

China halts funding for 3 CPEC projects over corruption reports

China has temporarily halted funding for at least three major highway projects in Pakistan which were being constructed as part of the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).