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2 October, 2016 8:09 AM Days after surgical strikes, PM Narendra Modi takes dig at Pakistan, says India never attacked any country first

New Delhi: Days after Indian Army carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a veiled swipe at Pakistan over its terror-related and infiltration activites and said India till date has neither coveted territory nor attacked any other country first. PM Modi was speaking at the inauguration 114

2 October, 2016 7:34 AM Efforts on to secure release of captured Indian soldier, says Parrikar

Sepoy Chandu Babulal Chavan was posted in Mendhar district of Jammu and Kashmir near the LoC when he went missing on Thursday. In a bid to assuage concerns over the Indian soldier captured by Pakistan Armed Forces after inadvertently crossing the Line of Control, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday commented that the standard mechanism at the level 107

2 October, 2016 6:16 AM Pakistan draws yet another flak as US condemns its loose talk on use of nuke weapons against India

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has received yet another public smackdown from the United States for its loose talk on the use of nuclear weapons against India. This came as Islamabad's efforts to seek the intervention of the United Nations and major world powers in its spat with New Delhi ran aground. On Friday, Obama administration officials very bluntly disparaged 148 1

2 October, 2016 4:28 AM Initiate Talks With Pak From Position Of Strength, Says Sitaram Yechury

The CPI(M) today urged the Centre to continue with the "diplomatic and political" moves to defuse tension and eliminate cross-border terrorism emanating from Pakistan and hoped that there would not be any further escalation of conflict between the two countries in the near future. The party's general secretary, Sitaram Yechury, also urged the Centre 110

2 October, 2016 3:32 AM Balloons with message in Urdu 'Pakistan will take revenge' fly into Punjab after surgical strikes

Coloured balloons with message written on it in Urdu were found in Gurdaspur, Pathankot and Faridkot. The note attached on the balloons had different messages but with the same theme- Pakistan will take revenge. Days after Indian Army's surgical strikes across the LoC, green and yellow-coloured balloons with messages written in Urdu were found in different 277

2 October, 2016 1:40 AM Sangh seminar raises Baloch freedom cry

New Delhi, Oct. 1: A seminar organised by a Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh think tank today sounded the war cry for Balochistan's independence, celebrating "rebels" from across the border while projecting India as the catalyst for the movement. A key speaker set out the agenda, making it clear that the seminar was not merely an "academic" exercise 208

2 October, 2016 12:33 AM Surgical strikes in Pakistan open up chances of novel solutions to Kashmir crisis

What was new about the post-Uri surgical strike across the Line of Control was not the strike per se — such strikes have happened in the past — but the political decision to own it up, which amounts to a challenge to Pakistan: we have violated the integrity of the terrain you control, we dare you to treat this as an act of war and retaliate. Pakistan 308

2 October, 2016 12:12 AM Unity in diversity is our strength, says Raghuveera

“Unity in diversity is India’s strength and the whole country would stand behind the soldiers if it was attacked directly or indirectly,” APCC president N. Raghuveera Reddy said here on Saturday after participating in the ‘Jai Jawan Jai Bharat’ programme organised by the party to express solidarity with the Army. “We pay homage to our soldiers who were killed 256

1 October, 2016 11:34 PM Cauvery, Indus Treaty and Brahmaputra: River water proving to be source of conflict

On the way to Bandipora district, 65 km north of Srinagar, on a perilous road kissing the banks of Wular Lake, the Shamas Bari range of the middle Himalayas resembles a green screen sweeping into the sky. The drive to these mountains, which extend up to the Gurez Valley and further towards Ladakh, gradually peels back the beautiful facade to expose the blemishes 438

1 October, 2016 10:18 PM Pakistan in coma after surgery, says defence minister Manohar Parrikar

Pakistan has been left shell-shocked by the “surgical strikes” carried out by Indian Special Forces against terror launchpads in PoK, said defence minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday. NEW DELHI: Pakistan has been left shell-shocked by the "surgical strikes" carried out by Indian Special Forces against terror launchpads in PoK, said defence minister 113