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China again says no to back India's bid to list JeM chief Azhar as global terrorist by UN

"China has noted the reports of suicide terrorist attack. We are deeply shocked by this attack. We express deep condolences and sympathy to the injured and bereaved families," spokesman of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Geng Shuang said.

War averted because of 'timely, correct decisions': Imran Khan

The Minister of Foreign Affairs had earlier claimed that tensions "appear to be de-escalating" between India and Pakistan as well.

War games on, but on mobile screens

Some sociologists are wary of the behaviour; whenever there is a trigger in the form of violence or war, there is a tendency of that violence creeping into society.

Google shows Pakistan flag when searched for 'toilet paper'

The glitch on Google Search results was noticed a couple of days after the February 14 terror attack in Pulwama district.

Martyrdom of jawans in Pulwama will not go in vain : Amit Shah

Amit Shah says that Prime Minister Narendra modi has always given a befitting reply to terrorism and will do it again.

From surgical strikes to signing Rafale deal, Parrikar had short but an eventful term as defence minister

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi claimed that Parrikar had said he had nothing to do with the Rafale deal.

Pakistan to send envoy Sohail Mahmood back to India

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said it is time to end all our conflicts and move towards peace.

Pakistan shifts out terrorists from launch pads at LoC

Intelligence sources said that Pakistan did not vacate its winter posts along the frontiers this year.

Talks with Taliban focus on four key issues to end Afghan war: US

A high-powered American delegation led by Special US Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has been holding marathon meetings in Doha, Qatar with a high-level Taliban team led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

Terrorists being trained for attacks via sea: Sunil Lanba

Indian Navy chief Admiral Lanba said: “We have reports of terrorists being trained to carry out attacks with varying modus operandi, including through the medium of the sea.”

New Zealand mosque attack: Gujarat families mourn death of 4 kin

Two of the deceased were natives of Bharuch and Navsari districts in Gujarat.

Don't share unverified info on social media: Noida Police to public

Police also urged people to not believe rumours or share unverified information on WhatsApp.

India condemns 'cowardly' terror attack in Kabul

More than 40 people were killed in the terror strike at the Shiite cultural centre near a media outlet in the Afghanistan capital yesterday.

'New Pakistan' with 'nayi soch' should show new action against terrorist groups: India

"We have also shared evidence in the form of parts of AMRAAM missile which were recovered from the site and are only carried by F-16 aircraft of the PAF," he said.

IAF in process of equipping Su-30MKI with Israeli SPICE-2000 bombs: Sources

Currently, the IAF's Mirage-2000 are equipped with the SPICE-2000 bombs.

Pulwama attack: Nitish announces Rs 11 lakh each for Bihar troopers killed

A large number of security forces, including those from the Bihar Police, and hundreds of people gathered at the airport and saluted the troopers amid loud chanting of "Amar Sahid" and "Bharat Mata Ki Jai".

Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman cuts short Pakistan trip by a day for "unknown reasons"

Earlier, the Saudi Crown Prince was slated to arrive in Islamabad on Saturday, but now the visit has been postponed by a day.

India will have 'all options' available in case there is another terror strike: Officials

Sources had said on Monday the Indian Air Force has kept all its bases in Western sector on maximum alert after India carried out a strike on the biggest terrorist training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26.

'Sabka Vinaash': Yogi Adityanath describes SP, BSP, Congress' motto

"SABKA stands for SP, BSP and Congress. Our Sabka slogan speaks about development of all. Their Sabka speaks about destruction of everyone," Yogi said.

Jammu & Kashmir government wants LeT terrorist in Tihar jail

The state government said that intelligence inputs received indicate that militants belonging to terror outfits like Jaish-e-Muhammad and LeT are indoctrinating the minds of other inmates lodged in the prison.

Rahul Gandhi pays tributes to slain CRPF soldiers at Delhi airport

The Congress chief paid his tributes after the three armed forces chiefs' homage to them.

Won't forgive, will avenge Pulwama deaths: CRPF

The country's largest paramilitary force put out a tweet from its official handle saying, "We will not forget, we will not forgive."

India will never compromise with terrorist forces: Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh said terrorism is a scourge and was something with which India can never compromise.

Movement of convoy of forces in Kashmir valley suspended on Friday

Movement of isolated vehicle is strictly prohibited while movement of Army and CRPF vehicles in the interior, inter-district and intra-district in the valley is also banned on Friday, the official said.

Pulwama attack: UP government announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 jawans

The govt has also announced job to one member of each soldier's family besides naming the link road in their native village.

India ready for long-haul, say sources on China blocking listing of Masood Azhar by UN

China has to resolve certain issues with Pakistan though it has adequate information that certain terror groups are operating from Pakistani soil and they are against Chinese interests as well, sources said.

Security beefed up in Australia following New Zealand attack

Victoria has been put on high alert as it would be hosting the Formula 1 Grand prix and a community open day in Mosques statewide on the weekend.

NDA’s 2nd innings hopes revive sentiment: CLSA

Opinion polls indicate a gain of 30-40 seats for the BJP compared to early February.

Pulwama: B-town comes to a standstill; Bachchan, Sehwag stop shoot as film bodies protest

FWICE said that all the film bodies have decided to "completely boycott" Pakistani artistes.

Challenges not over yet, keep your guard up,' Pakistan Air chief tells PAF officers

Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan made the remarks during a visit to the forward operating bases (FOB), where he met combat and ground crew.

Pulwama: Pak arts community disappointed over 'progressive' Shabana-Javed cancelling Karachi visit

The Arts Council president said he felt sorry that Azmi has lost hope.

KCR joins issue with PM Modi on surgical strikes, claims UPA I carried out 11 such attacks

KCR also mocked at Modi over his 'chowkidar' (watchman) slogan, saying Chaiwala has gone and Chowkidar has come.

Pakistan claims to fulfilling sanctions obligations against Jaish-e-Mohammad

Pakistan-based terror group JeM claimed responsibility for the attack on the CRPF convoy.

India in touch with N Zealand authorities after mosque shootings

At least 49 worshippers were killed in attacks on the Al Noor Mosque in central Christchurch and the Linwood Mosque in the city's outer suburb.

UN rejects Hafiz Saeed's plea for removal from list of banned terrorists: Government sources

The decision comes at a time when UN's 1267 Sanctions Committee has received a new request to ban JeM chief Masood Azhar after the Pulwama terror attack.

India, Pakistan to face off in ICJ over Kulbhushan Jadhav's case

Kulbhushan Jadhav, 48, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017. India moved the ICJ in May the same year against the verdict.

‘Land, Air or Space’: PM Modi launches Lok Sabha campaign; targets Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Nyay’

PM Modi reminded people that the first instalment of Rs 2,000 under his PM Kisan scheme had reached a large number of farmers and “the second instalment will reach soon.”

Intel agencies trying to ascertain reports on Masood Azhar's death: Officials

A resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province, Azhar formed the Jaish-e-Mohammed in 2000.

View: Azhar's designation as terrorist turning point in political war on terror

India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin said that India's persistent "subterranean" diplomacy helped achieve this.

Severing cricketing ties with nations not our domain: ICC tells BCCI

The BCCI letter did not make a specific reference to Pakistan, which has been accused of harbouring terrorists by India.

Iran echoes Indian position on role of Pak-supported suicide bombers

"If (the Pakistan government) does not punish them, we will retaliate against this anti-revolutionary force, and whatever Pakistan sees will be the consequence of its support for them," Ali Jafri warned.

In Pauri Garhwal, the battle is between Khanduri's son and political disciple

Since Pauri is considered to be stronghold of the BJP, it is a difficult task for Manish as a Congress candidate to tap into his father's personal support base in the constituency.

Congress government sat on Rafale deal, eyeing kickbacks: Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi Thursday blamed the previous Congress-led governments for the delays in acquiring military hardware.

Samjhauta Express services restored; train to run from India on Sunday: Railways

The announcement came a day after Pakistan released Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

Chiefs of Air and Naval staffs to get Z-plus security

The decision was taken after a thorough review of the threat perception of IAF chief Air Marshal B S Dhanoa and chief of Naval staff Admiral Sunil Lanba

Foreign secretary parries Parliamentary Standing Committee query on Donald Trump comments

Vijay Gokhale is said to have refused to respond to two questions from committee chairman Shashi Tharoor.

Highlights of India's dossier implicating Masood Azhar

The designation will subject Masood Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo. The JeM has already been designated as a terror outfit by the United Nations.

Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar should meet Osama's fate: Baba Ramdev on Pulwama attack

Baba Ramdev said the terror camps operational in PoK must be destroyed, and if possible the region should be merged back into India.

UN designates Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

A UNSC designation will subject Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo.

Gen Bajwa speaks to top military officials and envoys of US, UK over Indo-Pak tensions

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa informed them about the tensions with India.

Navy carries out first mega coastal defence exercise covering over 7,500 kms of coastline

Nearly 150 ships, 40 aircraft and a number of other strategic assets of the Navy and Coast Guard have been deployed as part of the 'Sea Vigil' exercise.

Pak court dismisses plea to stop the release of IAF pilot

The petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) sought the court's order to stop Prime Minister Imran Khan's government from handing over the Indian Air Force pilot.

Pilot's return our diplomatic victory: Amit Shah

Varthaman's MiG 21 was shot and he bailed out after bringing down one Pakistani F-16 fighter during a dogfight to repel a Pakistani attack on Wednesday morning. He has been in Pakistan since then.

Sushma Swaraj likely to raise terrorism issue at OIC meet in UAE

It is for the first time that India has been invited to a meeting of the OIC, an influential grouping of 57 Islamic countries, as the guest of honour.

Congress criticises BJP for holding party event

‘BJP has politicised Pulwama; Modi changed clothes before paying homage to CRPF jawans’.

Swedish Awacs in focus again after PAF used it against India

Sources said that India had registered a diplomatic protest with Sweden after the Pakistan revealed that it had ordered three new Saab 2000 early warning aircraft in 2017.

President Vladimir Putin telephones PM Modi, offers counter-terror support

He also conveyed solidarity of the people of the Russian Federation with the people of India in the fight against terrorism.

21 killed, 50 injured in suicide attack in Pakistan

At least 50 people were wounded in the blast in the southwestern city of Quetta, capital of Baluchistan province, officials said.

Opposition, govt accuse each other of politicising India-Pakistan tension

“The politicisation of the armed force actions is not good for even Modi,” West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is learnt to have said.

Russia offers counter-terror assistance to India even as it calls for restraint

The two sides have been engaged in a number of high-level consultations since 2014.

BJP, Congress in war of words over Rahul's "Masood Azhar ji" comment

Gandhi noted it was Azhar who was responsible for the killing of 40 CRPF soldiers in the Pulwama attack on February 14.

NIA takes custody of JeM operative involved in 2016 Nagrota army camp terror attack

Qadri had told his interrogators about his role in various terror modules, including the group involved in the Nagrota attack.

IAF air strike: Mirages took off from Gwalior, not forward base, to retain surprise

The operation kicked off just after 2 am, with the Mirage-2000s from their home-base of Gwalior taking to the skies during the "graveyard shift".

IAF air strike: Why ‘non-military target’ wording?

‘Non-military’ has been used to define the target, which is a terror camp. It is not a military camp or installation, which are usual targets in a conventional military attack.

PM Narendra Modi betting big on nationalism, UP & Bengal

The polling spread – Bihar, UP and West Bengal have it in seven phases – has helped Modi increase his appearances in some states.

JF-17 used to shoot down Indian aircraft, says Pakistan military

The Pakistani General noted that Islamabad was discussing the use of its JF-17 with the US citing "friendly relations" with Washington, stressing that the country would use whatever it deemed necessary if it came to "legitimate self-defence."

Mine protected vehicles, 30-seater buses for CRPF convoys in Kashmir: DG

The paramilitary has also decided to enhance the number of its bomb detection and disposal squads (BDDS) for its about 65 battalions based in the Kashmir Valley for anti-terror and law and order duties.

Pakistan anti-terror steps a sham, India to tell Saudi Arabia

The Modi government will convey to Al-Jubeir that Pakistan needs to shut down ‘terror factory’ and take irreversible action against terror operatives, ET has learnt.

At least 235 killed in terror attack on Egypt mosque

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack and there is no word yet on what happened to the militants involved. However, it bears the hallmarks of an attack by ISIS.

Once Rafales come, Pakistan won't come near LoC or border: IAF Chief Dhanoa

Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa asserted that at present, it is going to be the best aircraft in terms of the weapons capability in the Indian sub-continent and would be also the best in comparison with what China and Pakistan have.

Pakistan military says no F-16 used to shoot down Indian aircraft

Pakistan Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said the Indian jets violated the Pakistani airspace on February 26, dropping payloads without inflicting any casualties or damage to infrastructure.

Western Naval Command, Gujarat on alert after air strike in Pakistan

Police in Gujarat, which borders Pakistan, also issued a "high alert" across the state following the air strikes.

Pakistan expresses reservation about OIC's invitation to India

Qureshi said that he has spoken to the foreign minister of the UAE and expressed Pakistan's reservations for inviting the Indian foreign minister as chief of guest in the OIC meeting.

Residents in Pakistan's Balakot thought earthquake jolted them from sleep

The pre-dawn operation, described as "non-military" and "preemptive", struck a five-star resort style camp on a hilltop forest.

Pakistan resorts to ceasefire violation in Rajouri, Indian forces retaliate

Officials said the Pakistan army resorted to small arms firing along the LoC in Nowshera sector early Tuesday but there was no report of any casualty, officials said.

IAF strikes: Govt convenes all-party meeting, Sushma Swaraj to brief opposition leaders

The meeting has been called by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and will be held at 5 p.m.

Legislators in Delhi Assembly give standing ovation to IAF for carrying out strikes on terror camps

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia dedicated the budget to the soldiers who were martyred in the Pulwama attack.

Before model code takes effect: PM Modi rushes through project launches

BJP has been trying to woo farmers, poor, Dalits, first time voters as well as arouse nationalist sentiments in the run-up to the elections.

Only Modi govt can give befitting reply to Pakistan: Amit Shah

He accused Rahul Gandhi of insulting the valour of armed forces by questioning the air strikes on a terror camp in Balakot.

China played constructive role in easing recent tension between India and Pakistan: Envoy

The Chinese envoy touched upon a range of issues, including contentious ones, in a write-up published in a Chinese embassy journal titled China-India Review.

It Pakistan attacks, India could finish us with 20 nuclear bombs: Musharraf

The former president's comment comes on the heels of Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel

Guv admin has urged SC to adjourn Article 35 (A) hearing: Principal Secy

The induction of forces, the administration said, should be seen only in the context of conducting elections and should not be attributed to any other cause.

Pakistan says it is on the road to major change, but few are fully persuaded

Pakistan says it is tired of conflict, opposed to extremism, open for peace talks and clamping down on corruption.

If Indira Gandhi is praised for 1971 war, why not PM Modi for Balakot: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said India has never eyed territory of any country and always believed in the concept of universal brotherhood.

UN chief Antonio Guterres following with 'deep concern' escalating tensions between India and Pakistan

In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack by the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan.

Pak army calls high-level meet to discuss Nawaz Sharif's 'confession' on Mumbai terror attack

The Pakistan Army will hold a high-level meeting tomorrow to discuss the "recent misleading media statement" about Mumbai terror attack, officials said today, a day after ousted premier Nawaz Sharif questioned the policy to allow "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai. Sharif, for the first time, publicly acknowledged in an interview that militant organisations are active in Pakistan and questioned the policy to allow the "non-state actors" to cross the border and "kill" people in Mumbai.Pak army calls high-level meet to discuss Nawaz Sharif's 'confession' on Mumbai terror attack

Pakistan Army calls high-level meet to discuss Nawaz Sharif's statement on Mumbai terror attack

Army spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Twitter that Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was suggested to call a meeting of the high-powered National Security Committee (NSC).

Charge sheet against LeT, 11 people in Amarnath terror attack

The charge sheet was filed under various sections of Ranbir Penal Code and the anti-terror Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act before a sessions court at Anantnag.

In a first, India to attend Islamic Nation's conclave

Invitation comes when India has been mounting diplomatic pressure to isolate Pakistan internationally

No fresh incidents of violence against Kashmiris since February 22, Centre to SC

The bench said no further orders were required at this stage in view of the Centre's submissions and posted the PIL filed by lawyer Tariq Adeeb for further hearing after two weeks.

Imran Khan says no room for 'jihadi outfits and culture' in Pakistan

Tracing the history of jihadi outfits and "jihadi culture", the Pak PM said "these groups have existed since the days of the US-led Afghan war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, and have operated from here for decades".

Sam Pitroda raises questions on Air Strike, PM Modi hits back

"If they (IAF) killed 300, its ok. All I am saying is can you give me more facts and prove it," said Pitroda.

Pakistan govt takes control of Jaish headquarters amid global pressure to rein in terror outfits

"The Punjab government has taken over the control of the JeM headquarters in Bahawalpur," Pakistan's Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry told.

Balakot IAF strike involved over 200 hours of planning

The IAF strike involved 200 hours of planning that began after intelligence inputs of another terror attack.

Funds drought fear forces Pakistan’s Hafiz Saeed act

Arif Ahmad Khan, federal secretary of the finance division, had warned that global economic sanctions could be imposed on Pakistan in case the country failed to take action on FATF recommendations.

No IPL opening ceremony this year, BCCI set to donate money for martyrs' families

The opening ceremonies of the cash-rich T20 league are a heady mix glitz and glamour with performances by Bollywood stars being the highlight.

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