Mere handshake not enough, hearts should meet: Rajnath on Indo-Pak ties
Mere handshake not enough, hearts should meet: Rajnath on Indo-Pak ties

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands during the SAARC Summit in Kathmandu, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said it was not enough and efforts should be made to bring hearts together.

Letters exchanged between India, Pakistan students

A batch of 560 letters from students in Pakistan arrived here as part of an oral history project to strengthen ties between India and its neighbour through letter and postcard exchanges, a statement said on Friday.

Talks only if Pakistan stops cross-border terrorism: BJP

The BJP on Friday said India would not hold talks with Pakistan till it stopped sponsoring cross-border terrorism.

Pakistan terror group claims attack on polio workers

 Pakistan terror group Jundullah Friday claimed responsibility for Wednesday`s attack on polio workers which claimed the lives of four people, including three women health workers, in Quetta, Dawn online reported.

Pakistan committed to settle issues with Imran party

 Pakistan`s Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that the government is committed to settle all issues with the protesting Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to improve the country`s economy.

Third Test: New Zealand 7-0 after Pakistan`s 351
Third Test: New Zealand 7-0 after Pakistan`s 351

New Zealand were 7-0 at lunch after Pakistan were dismissed for 351 in their first innings in the third and final Test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Friday.

40 Indian prisoners released from Karachi jail

Pakistan Friday announced the release of 40 Indian prisoners, mostly fishermen, from a jail here, a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif shook hands and exchanged pleasantries with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi at the SAARC Summit.

Indo-Pak talks not at the cost of dignity, self-respect: Nawaz Sharif
Indo-Pak talks not at the cost of dignity, self-respect: Nawaz Sharif

A day after a handshake with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Friday that talks with India should not be at the cost of his country's "dignity, self-respect and reputation".

Over 900 new HIV cases in Pakistan

At least 994 new HIV/AIDS cases have been detected across Sindh province in Pakistan this year, according to a media report.

Pakistan cricket fans pay tribute to Phil Hughes
Pakistan cricket fans pay tribute to Phil Hughes

Cricket fans in Pakistan held candlelight vigils here for Australian batsman Phil Hughes, who died yesterday in a Sydney hospital after being hit by a bouncer in a domestic match on Tuesday.

Modi-Sharif handshake: What does it mean for Indo-Pak relations?

A day after ignoring each other, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart broke the ice on Thursday when the duo shook hands not once but twice on the 18th SAARC Summit in Kathmandu.

DNA: '35 seconds' meet between PM Modi, Nawab Sharif at SAARC

In a photo-op that appeared to belie the recent animosity between the two neighbours, PM Narendra Modi and Nawab Sharif kept their handshake for several seconds and chatted, smiling all the while, as Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, the host of the SAARC Summit, looked on happily.

Modi returns home from SAARC summit, says "Thank You, Kathmandu"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday night returned here after a three-day visit to Nepal where he attended the SAARC summit and held bilateral talks with leaders of a host of neighboring countries.

SAARC summit: Energy pact sealed, road and rail pacts on anvil

The 18th SAARC Summit concluded on Thursday in this scenic Nepalese capital with the eight South Asian nations signing a pact on energy cooperation and adoption of the Kathmandu Declaration that called for deeper regional cooperation in core areas of trade, investment, finance, energy, infrastructure and connectivity.

ISI spy Zahir Hussain pleads guilty to terror charges in NIA court

Alleged ISI operative Mohammed Zahir Hussain on Thursday pleaded guilty in an NIA court here to the charges against him including waging war against India by conspiring to carry out terror acts at the behest of his handlers in Pakistan High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

How Sushil Koirala broke the impasse between India, Pakistan

Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala played a crucial role in ending the impasse between India and Pakistan during the retreat at Dhulikhel near here Thursday on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC Summit.

Pakistan PM skips banquet, leaves for home

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday skipped the banquet hosted by Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav and left for home due to some "pressing domestic issues".

BSF rules out infiltration along Jammu IB, says fencing intact

The Border Security Force, guarding the frontiers between India and Pakistan, on Thursday ruled out any infiltration along the international border by the militants, after 10 people including three army men and as many civilians were killed in an encounter between security forces and militants in Jammu's Arnia sector.

SAARC nations call for effective cooperation to tackle terror

Unequivocally condemning terrorism, India, Pakistan and six other SAARC countries on Thursday underlined the need for effective cooperation among them to combat the menace and decided to establish a cyber crime monitoring desk to stop high-tech illegal activities.

China skirts queries on Pak's plan to buy stealth fighter

China's military today skirted questions about the sale of its latest stealth fighter planes to Pakistan, days after a senior Pakistani minister said a proposal was under discussion with Beijing.