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Pakistan Likely To Import Cotton From India Due To Shortfall

Recent media reports have revealed that Pakistan may allow cotton imports from India this week as a measure to restore bilateral trade. Reportedly, Pakistan is facing a shortage of cotton, which was taken to the cognisance of PM Imran Khan. Once approved, a formal order would be presented before the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet. Recently, India and Pakistan had agreed to a ceasefire agreement on February 25.

Mon, 01 Mar 2021 - 04:16 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Pakistan , India, Imran Khan, Cotton Imports, Ceasefire Agreement

Courtesy: Business Insider

Nankana Sahib

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COVID-19 Blues: MHA Rejects Sikh Group's Pak Visit For Pilgrimage

A group of 600 Sikh pilgrims, who were planning to visit Pakistan from February 18-25, has been denied permission by the Home Ministry. The group wanted to visit Pakistan on the 100th anniversary of Saka Nankana Sahib. The ministry has denied the permission citing the COVID-19 blues and poor "health infrastructure in Pakistan". The MHA said, "it is not advisable for a large group of our citizens to visit Pakistan for a week during pandemic… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 09:30 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Pakistan , MHA, Sikhs, pandemics, Saka Nankana Sahib

Courtesy: Times Now

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100 Kashmiri Youths Travelling Pak In Last 3 Years Go Missing: J&K IPS

A J&K counter-insurgency IPS officer has revealed that around 100 Kashmiri youths, who visited Pakistan on short travel visas, went missing in the last three years. He stated that they either did not come back or disappeared after their return. Suspecting their alignment with terrorists’ sleeper cells, the official feared their brainwashing and persuasion to carry out anti-India propaganda. Besides, he said the only solution is to ramp-up… read-more

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 07:12 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: India, Pakistan , Terrorism, Counter-insurgency, J&K, Sleeper Cell

Courtesy: Times Now

BSF kills Pakistani intruder

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BSF Kills Pakistani Trespasser For Intruding At Indo-Pak Border

The Border Security Force (BSF) has killed a Pakistani trespasser while he was approaching towards the Samba sector in Indo-Pak international border during the wee hours of February 8. BSF's statement mentioned that the intruder was given several warnings. However, he was shot dead since he continued walking to the border fence. As per reports, The intruder had trespassed up to 40 metres on the Indian land.

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 02:42 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: India, Pakistan , BSF, Indo-Pak Border

Courtesy: The Times of India

Twitter

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Govt Asks Twitter To Block 1,178 Handles Operated By Pak, Khalistan Users

The Centre has requested the Twitter to block/remove 1,178 twitter accounts alleged for spreading misinformation about farmer's protests. The government noted that these accounts are operated by either Pakistani or Khalistani users, promoting provocative content on the microblogging platform. However, Twitter is yet to approve the request. Earlier, over the government’s call, Twitter blocked 257 suspicious handles, unblocking them shortly… read-more

Mon, 08 Feb 2021 - 11:00 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Twitter, Indian government, Farmers Protest, Khalistan, Pakistan , twitter handle

Courtesy: NDTV

Indian citizenship

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64 Sindhi Refugees From Pakistan Receives Indian Citizenship

The Centre has provided Indian citizenship certificate to 64 Sindhi people who moved to Indore from Pakistan. Thanking the government, a grantee Pardeep Lajomal Talreja said he and his family were living in India as a refugee since 2008. Besides, Talreja mentioned how he was victimised of the atrocities faced in Pakistan along with other minority communities. Reportedly, BJP MP Shankar Lalwani helped the refugees in receiving Indian… read-more

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 - 08:23 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Indian Citizenship, Pakistan , indore, Minority, Refugees, Atrocity

Courtesy: India TV News

Iran-Pakistan

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Iran Launches Surgical Strike On Pakistan; Frees Its Border Guards

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) revealed that on February 2 they launched a surgical strike and rescued two Iranian soldiers held by Pakistani terrorist organization Jaish ul-Adl. The IRGC said the border guards were kidnapped in 2018 and taken to Merkava city of Sistan and Baluchestan province. Jaish ul-Adl, which was listed as a terrorist organization, waged an armed struggle with Iran advocating rights of Baloch Sunnis in Iran.… read-more

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 07:29 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Iran, Pakistan , Terrorists, border guards

Courtesy: India Today

Rakesh Asthana

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BSF Says Pakistan Uses Drones For Spying, Smuggling Arms In India

BSF Director General Rakesh Asthana on February 3 accused Pakistan of using drones for spying and smuggling arms, explosives and narcotics in Indian territory, especially in Punjab and Jammu. Addressing ‘Aero India 2021' seminar, Asthana revealed that there were 77 such incidents in 2020. He said Pakistan is also looking for drones that can cover a range of over 150 kilometers. Reportedly, Pakistan currently uses drones made in China, Russia… read-more

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 10:06 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: BSF Chief, Rakesh Asthana, Aero India 2021, Pakistan , Drone

Courtesy: NDTV

Border

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Rajasthan Teen Fleeing His Girl's House Lands In Pak, Stuck For 2.5 Months

An 18-year-old boy named Gemraram mistakenly crossed the border in Rajasthan's Barmer district and reached Pakistan two-and-a-half months ago. Reportedly, Gemraram ended up in Pakistan's territory when he tried to flee from the house of his female friend after getting spotted by her family. While the BSF came to know about the issue during a flag meeting with the Pakistani rangers on January 5, the officials have initiated efforts to bring… read-more

Thu, 28 Jan 2021 - 09:03 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Rajasthan, India, Pakistan , Narendra Modi

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Hasina Begum welcomed by police

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Aurangabad Woman Jailed In Pakistan Returns To India After 18 Years

The 72nd R-Day brought smiles to 65-year-old Hasina Begum who returned to India after serving 18 years of jail in Pakistan. Reportedly, on her Pakistan visit to meet her relatives 18 years ago, Hasina landed in jail after losing passport. She was released after the matter came into cognisance of the Aurangabad Police which provided her residential details to Pakistani authorities. Thanking the police, Hasina said, “I am feeling as if I am in… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 09:23 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: India, Pakistan , aurangabad, Hasina Begum

Courtesy: The Times of India