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Probe ordered into Punjab border area fund controversy


September 21st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde has ordered a probe into the alleged embezzlement in border area grant in Punjab, a senior Congress leader said here Friday.Congress ... Read more...

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White Paper on Assam Accord implementation next month: Congress


September 20th, 2012 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Sep 20 (IANS) The Congress government in Assam Thursday decided to publish a white paper Oct 7 on the steps taken by it to implement the 1985 Assam Accord.The ... Read more...

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India to erect single row fence along Bangladesh border


September 18th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Sep 18 (IANS) India will erect single row fencing instead of double row fencing in several areas along the border with Bangladesh, officials said here Tuesday.About 80 percent of ... Read more...

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Terrorists can still strike the through sea: PM


September 8th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday warned of terror groups continuing to maintain their ability to use the sea route for strikes on the lines ... Read more...

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Sukhbir Badal asks centre to check drug smuggling


September 3rd, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 3 (IANS) With Punjab facing a huge problem of drug addiction among the people, especially the youth, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday asked the central government ... Read more...

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No zero entrance through Bangladesh border: BSF chief


August 29th, 2012 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, Aug 29 (IANS) Even as the controversy over infiltration into India via the Bangladesh border rages on, the director general (DG) of the Border Security Force (BSF) Wednesday said ... Read more...

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Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary (Lead)


August 24th, 2012 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday that it is possible Pakistan may have dug more tunnels to push militants and weapons into India.He also the media ... Read more...

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Can’t rule out more border tunnels: Home secretary


August 24th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 24 (IANS) The presence of more tunnels along the International Border (IB) with Pakistan cannot be ruled out, Home Secretary R.K. Singh said Friday after arriving in Jammu ... Read more...

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Pakistani firing seeks to push terrorists into Kashmir


August 23rd, 2012 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) The sudden spurt in firing by Pakistani border guards along the Jammu and Kashmir border is aimed at pushing militants as well as narcotics smugglers into ... Read more...

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Sharp hike in heroin smuggling across Punjab border


August 21st, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Amritsar, Aug 21 (IANS) Smuggling of heroin along the international India-Pakistan fenced border in Punjab has almost tripled over the last year if seizures made by the Border Security ... Read more...

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Eid Mubarak at Wagah-Attari border


August 20th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 20 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan at this international border checkpost embraced and exchanged sweets as they wished each other "Eid Mubarak" Monday.Officers and troopers ... Read more...

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Stranded on border, boy sheltered by Rajasthan village


August 18th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Aug 17 (IANS): He was found stranded near the Pakistan border two months ago. This 12-year-old boy can barely speak, and hopes of finding his home and family are ... Read more...

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BSF trooper killed in cross border firing in Jammu


August 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 17 (IANS) A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper was killed when Pakistan resorted to "heavy unprovoked firing" on a border post in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army, Rangers fire on Indian posts on LoC, border (Lead)


August 16th, 2012 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire for second day Wednesday by firing at two Indian positions on the Line of Control (LoC) late evening on India's Independence ... Read more...

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Pakistani Rangers fire on Indian post on Independence Day


August 15th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 15 (IANS) Pakistani Rangers opened unprovoked fire in Hira Nagar sector of the international border Wednesday on India's 66th Independence Day, according to sources in the Border Security ... Read more...

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BSF trooper injured in cross-border firing near Jammu


August 11th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 11 (IANS) A Border Security Force trooper was injured in firing from Pakistan on an Indian post west of Jammu, officials said, adding this was the third incident ... Read more...

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(VM) Mizoram panel to resolve border disputes


August 10th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Aizawl, Aug 10 (IANS) Mizoram has formed a committee to resolve its boundary disputes with Assam and Tripura, an official said Friday.The five-member committee will be led by legal expert ... Read more...

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Two BSF soldiers injured in Pakistani firing


August 7th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 7 (IANS) Two Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers were seriously injured in firing from the Pakistani side of the International Border and Line of Control near here Monday ... Read more...

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Pakistani Rangers fire at Indian posts in Jammu


August 6th, 2012 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 6 (IANS) Pakistani Rangers had opened "unprovoked firing" at two Indian border posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Arnia sector, Border Security Force (BSF) officials said Monday.According to officials, ... Read more...

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Punjab creates separate cadre of teachers for border areas


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 3 (IANS) With education in the international border belt with Pakistan being affected by non-availability of teachers, the Punjab government Friday announced the creation of a separate cadre ... Read more...

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Are there more tunnels on India-Pakistan border?


July 29th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 29 (IANS) After the discovery of a tunnel running from Pakistan to India, security personnel fear that more such tunnels may have been dug to push terrorists and ... Read more...

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Tunnel from Pakistan found near border in Kashmir (Lead)


July 28th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 28 (IANS) An "under construction" tunnel originating from the Pakistani side of the international border in Jammu and Kashmir has been discovered near an army post in Samba ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to set up more border markets


July 27th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 27 (IANS) Dhaka and New Delhi are keen to set up eight more markets along the India-Bangladesh border in the northeastern states, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Mohamed Mijarul Quayes ... Read more...

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Containers to be allowed on Attari-Wagah trade route


July 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Accepting a long-pending demand of traders and the Punjab government, union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma Thursday said that his ministry would soon issue orders to facilitate ... Read more...

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Indira Gandhi confidante P.N. Dhar dead


July 19th, 2012 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Well-known economist and principal secretary to prime minister Indira Gandhi in the 1970s, Prithvi Nath Dhar died here Thursday.Dhar, 94, died of old-age related ... Read more...

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Tripura offers land, housing to poor families


July 5th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 5 (IANS) Ahead of the assembly polls, scheduled for February next year, the Left Front government in Tripura has decided to provide land with housing facilities to people ... Read more...

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Indian, Pakistani border guards to prevent truce violations


July 5th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Indian and Pakistani border guards Thursday agreed to prevent and avoid cross-frontier firing and to maintain the ceasefire which was agreed upon in November 2003.This ... Read more...

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Three smugglers held with drugs, fake currency in Amritsar


July 4th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Amritsar, July 3 (IANS) Nearly 11 kg of heroin, fake currency with a face value of Rs.5 lakh and arms were recovered from three smugglers arrested by police from the ... Read more...

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Surjeet home after 30 years, says he was a spy (Roundup)


June 28th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) After more than 30 years of incarceration in Pakistan, Surjeet Singh returned home Thursday to a tumultuous and teary welcome from family and friends and ... Read more...

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Surjeet met by children, to meet wife later


June 28th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Shutterbugs were waiting to capture the moment when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh would meet his wife after a gap of over three decades that he ... Read more...

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Surjeet is home, after 30 years in Pakistan prison (Lead)


June 28th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) After 30 years of incarceration in Pakistan on charges of being a spy, Surjeet Singh returned home Thursday to a tumultuous and teary welcome from ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh walks back to India after 30 years


June 28th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), June 28 (IANS) Held in Pakistan on spying charges in the early 1980s, Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh returned home after three decades Thursday.Smiling and waving to family members, ... Read more...

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Surjeet freed but reaches Wagah in handcuffs (Lead, Changing dateline)


June 28th, 2012 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Wagah (Pakistan), June 28 (IANS) He may have been officially released from jail Thursday morning but when Indian prisoner Surjeet Singh alighted from the prison van at the Wagah border ... Read more...

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Sarabjit’s family shattered by Pakistan’s ‘cruel joke’ (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) From jubilation to outrage and tears. Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's family said Wednesday they felt cheated by the cavalier manner in which the Pakistan government ... Read more...

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Jubilation to despair for Sarabjit’s family


June 27th, 2012 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jalandhar, June 27 (IANS) The celebrations in Punjab's Bhikhiwind village quickly turned to despair as news came in early Wednesday of Pakistan's apparent flip-flop on the pardon and release ... Read more...

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