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2008-09-17 09:00:19

At 1400 gmt on 16 September Pakistan's Geo TV News carried live its regularly scheduled "Capital Talk" program relayed from the channel's Islamabad studio. Prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir is the host of the popular talk show in Pakistan. The guests were Retired Lt. Gen. Talat Masood, prominent defense analyst; Tariq Fatmi, former Pakistan ambassador to United States; Yousuf Nazar, prominent economist and columnist, who joins discussion via video link in Karachi; Retired Lt. Gen....

2006-08-18 05:50:04

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said he was angry and disappointed that India had blamed his government for last month's bomb blasts in Mumbai, which he said was the work of "freelance terrorists." Musharraf, in an interview with Indian magazine Frontline conducted on August 1, said the accusations had been made immediately after the blasts, with "hardly any substantiated proof," as if he had ordered the attacks which killed 186 people. "This is very, very...

2006-08-16 03:38:05

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian soldiers shot dead five suspected Muslim militants as they tried to cross into Indian Kashmir from Pakistan on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The incursion attempt took place in the district of Kupwara, northwest of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, a day after Pakistan said Indian troops had fired into their part of Kashmir, wounding two youths. Islamabad said the incident was the first violation of a ceasefire that has held since 2003. New...

2006-08-14 23:50:50

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pressed Pakistan afresh on Tuesday to fulfil a pledge to curb cross-border militant violence, saying peace between the old rivals was not possible in the face of terrorist attacks. Singh's comments were made in his customary address to the nation on the anniversary of India's independence from British rule in 1947, being marked this year amid unprecedented security due to heightened fears of violence. It came...

2006-08-14 23:41:51

By Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh pressed Pakistan afresh on Tuesday to fulfil a pledge to curb cross-border militant violence, saying peace between the old rivals was not possible in the face of terrorist attacks. Singh's comments were made in his customary address to the nation on the anniversary of India's independence from British rule in 1947, being marked this year amid unprecedented security due to heightened fears of violence. It came...

2006-07-31 15:26:53

By Y.P. Rajesh DHAKA (Reuters) - South Asian rivals India and Pakistan on Monday pledged to push a peace process that had come under severe strain after New Delhi blamed Pakistan-based Islamist militants for the Mumbai bombings. The turnaround came after foreign secretaries of the countries -- career diplomats who head the respective foreign ministries -- held talks on the sidelines of a regional conference in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka. It also signaled a desire by the old...

2006-07-31 00:11:52

By Y.P. Rajesh DHAKA (Reuters) - India and Pakistan expect to resume a peace dialogue on Monday that has been severely strained after New Delhi blamed Islamist militants across the border for train bombings in Mumbai earlier in July. Indian Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and his Pakistani counterpart Riaz Mohammad Khan -- bureaucrats who head the respective foreign ministries -- were due to hold talks on the sidelines of a regional conference in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka....

2006-07-29 21:44:12

By Y.P. Rajesh NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and Pakistan resume a badly bruised peace process this week, hoping that the dialogue does not collapse because of bomb attacks in Mumbai blamed on Islamic militants. The meeting of foreign secretaries and foreign ministers of the two old rivals, on the sidelines of a South Asian conference on Monday and Tuesday, comes after India put off talks scheduled for earlier this month in the wake of the July 11 train attacks. More than 180 people...

2006-07-13 15:17:32

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian officials named Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba on Thursday as the prime suspect behind bombings that killed at least 156 people in Mumbai, as police said they had detained about 20 people. Speaking on Pakistani television Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf offered assurances to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of cooperation into Tuesday's coordinated attacks on India's largest city and financial hub. Indian...

2006-03-26 02:18:22

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - An Indian soldier was killed and seven wounded when Muslim guerrillas attacked an army convoy on Sunday on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir's summer capital, the army said. A spokesman from the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group called up newspaper offices in Srinagar, claiming responsibility for the attack which came two days after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh proposed a peace treaty with Pakistan. "There was a heavy exchange of fire," army...


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