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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....

2006-07-20 12:24:41

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf appealed to India on Thursday to avoid engaging in a "blame game" over last week's Mumbai blasts and called New Delhi's decision to delay peace talks a victory for terrorists. Condemning the July 11 attacks that killed more than 180 people and wounded hundreds more in India's financial hub, the Pakistani leader gave a message of support to the grieving city. "I want to tell the people of Mumbai that we are extremely...

2006-07-14 10:01:00

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused Pakistan on Friday of breaking its word by continuing to harbor Islamist extremists, as he met victims of the Mumbai blasts and promised to help them rebuild their lives. The prime minister, who had tears in his eyes when he met victims whose arms and legs had been amputated, said a peace process with nuclear rival Pakistan was threatened if Islamabad did not curb "terrorist" violence directed at...

2006-07-14 07:29:53

By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh accused Pakistan on Friday of breaking its word by continuing to harbor Islamist extremists, as he met victims of the Mumbai blasts and promised to help them rebuild their lives. The prime minister, who had tears in his eyes when he met victims whose arms and legs had been amputated, said a peace process with nuclear rival Pakistan was threatened if Islamabad did not curb "terrorist" violence directed at...

2005-10-31 09:08:46

By Simon Denyer NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Just a few hours after three bombs ripped through the heart of New Delhi, India and Pakistan announced a deal to open their contested and militarized frontline in Kashmir for earthquake survivors and relief. Pakistan swiftly condemned the bomb attacks as acts of terrorism. India refused to blame its neighbor and habitual foe -- at least not until investigations were complete. The message was clear. For now at least, South Asia's heavyweights do...

2005-10-30 19:09:17

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India prepared for uneasy celebrations for the biggest festival of the Hindu year, marking the triumph of good over evil, as police hunted for those behind three deadly blasts in the capital. Officials say they have several leads over the bombs that killed at least 59 people in Delhi on Saturday and are checking an obscure Kashmiri militant group's claim of responsibility. With many still trying to trace dead or missing relatives and friends on Monday, the city...

2005-10-30 06:31:38

By Shailendra Bhatnagar and Palash Kumar NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An obscure Kashmiri militant group claimed responsibility on Sunday for bomb blasts in India's capital which killed at least 57 people, but analysts said it was probably a front for a larger Pakistan-based group. New Delhi has so far refused to blame anyone for Saturday's trio of blasts, but security experts see the hand of Lashkar-e-Taiba (Force of the Pure) behind the attacks, in an attempt to derail the peace process...

2005-08-29 04:46:23

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will hold talks with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf in New York on September 14 to review the peace process between the two nations, the Press Trust of India said on Monday. The meeting will be the first between the leaders since talks in New Delhi in April when they declared the peace process -- which has made slow progress -- was irreversible and pledged to continue talks to resolve the Kashmir dispute. The New York...


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