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Sri Lanka blasts- intelligence failure

Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings have Indian links & pose a serious security threat

New Delhi must outlaw the Tamil Nadu NTJ. India cannot become a victim of Thowheed Jamat terror after warning Sri Lanka about the bombing plot.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India delaying talks to finalise agreement to operationalise Kartarpur corridor: Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday accused India of delaying the delegation-level talks to finalise the agreement to operationalise the Kartarpur corridor. The Kartarpur corridor links Gurudwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan's Narowal with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district in Punjab. Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Mohammad Faisal said, "Pakistan is keen that the Kartarpur Corridor becomes operational as per the schedule. However, the meetings are delayed as the Indian government is not willing to hold the delegation-level meeting at this juncture." On April 16, India and Pakistan held a meeting on technical aspects of the proposed corridor. At the nearly four-hour-long meeting, which took place in makeshift tents at "Zero point" of the proposed corridor, experts and technicians from both the countries discussed timing for completion of bridge, alignment of roads and engineering aspects of the proposed crossing points. After the meeting, Faisal said that work is proceeding rapidly on the Pakistani side on...
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India puts Kartarpur talks on hold as Pakistan ‘appoints Khalistanis’ to delegation

The second round of India and Pakistan's talks on the Kartarpur Corridor was scheduled to take place at Wagah, Lahore, on 2 April.
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Pakistan approves plan to open ancient Hindu temple corridor in PoK to pilgrims

Sharada Peeth is an abandoned temple & ancient centre of learning dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning.

PM Modi sends greetings to Imran Khan ahead of Pak National Day

In his message, PM Modi said it was time for the people of the sub-continent to work together for a democratic, peaceful, progressive and prosperous region.
China and Pakistan meeting

China to discuss India-Pakistan issue with Islamabad during foreign ministers-level talks

Foreign ministry's spokesperson Geng Shuang said China as a neighbour wants to see tensions ease between India and Pakistan.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India-Pakistan meet on Kartarpur Corridor begins amid simmering tensions over Pulwama

The meeting, which is happening on the Indian side of the border, will likely see New Delhi ask for hassle-free access of pilgrims to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

India wants to conclude Kartarpur Corridor talks with Pakistan tomorrow

India and Pakistan have decided to continue with the dialogue over Kartarpur corridor despite the recent military flare-up after the 14 February Pulwama attack.
A view of the shrine of Sikh leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan

Govt to build Rs 190 crore-‘state-of-art’ passenger terminal for Kartarpur corridor

The terminal design is inspired by the ‘khanda’ symbol, and will have the amenities needed to facilitate travel to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi

There’s hope in India-Pakistan delegation talks, says foreign minister Qureshi

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said the talks would help in the de-escalation of tensions between the two neighbours following last month's Pulwama terror attack.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.