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Passengers, arriving from Pakistan by Samjhauta Express train, wait for custom-check at Attari railway station.(File photo: PTI)

India cancels Samjhauta Express days after Pakistan suspended ops

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 07:48 PM IST
The railways run the Samjhauta Express on Sundays from Delhi to Attari and back, while Pakistan used to run the train between Lahore and Attari. Passengers used to change trains at the Attari station.
Shazar Khan, a student of Bareilly University, has to shelve his plans to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with his ailing grandmother in Pakistan due to strained relationship between the two nations.(HT Photo)
Shazar Khan, a student of Bareilly University, has to shelve his plans to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with his ailing grandmother in Pakistan due to strained relationship between the two nations.(HT Photo)

‘Won’t be able to celebrate Bakrid with ailing grandmother in Pakistan’: Student

Lucknow | By Oliver Fredrick
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 01:17 AM IST
The 23-year-old Khan said it seemed that his dream to see his grandmother, who turned 80 this year, would remain a dream.
Representative image: Indian Davis Cup players Rohan Bopanna (L) and Divij Sharan (R)(AFP)
Representative image: Indian Davis Cup players Rohan Bopanna (L) and Divij Sharan (R)(AFP)

AITA confirms it will seek neutral venue for Davis Cup tie against Pakistan

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2019 08:37 PM IST
After the Indian government scrapped the special status accorded to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the developments have kept the AITA officials and players worried.
The Samjhauta Express was held up at Wagah on Thursday for some time by Pakistan authorities, citing security concerns. An Indian locomotive then brought the train to its side of the border.(AP image)
The Samjhauta Express was held up at Wagah on Thursday for some time by Pakistan authorities, citing security concerns. An Indian locomotive then brought the train to its side of the border.(AP image)

After Samjhauta Express, Pakistan suspends Lahore-Delhi bus service

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2020 01:17 AM IST
The service, which originally is operated from Ambedkar Stadium terminal near Delhi Gate, was earlier suspended after the 2001 Parliament attack. It was restarted in July 2003.
File photo of the Thar Link Express ready to leave from the Pakistan side of India-Pak border.(HT File Photo)
File photo of the Thar Link Express ready to leave from the Pakistan side of India-Pak border.(HT File Photo)

Uncertainty looms over Thar Link Express after Samjhauta service stopped

Hindustan Times, Barmer | By Mukesh Mathrani
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Every Saturday, the Thar Link Express departs from Bhagat Ki Kothi railway station on the outskirts of Jodhpur, and makes a 320km journey to Munabao in Barmer on the international border. The train then crosses over to Pakistan.
Indian and Pakistani passengers come out of the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station in Amritsar on Thursday.)(ANI)
Indian and Pakistani passengers come out of the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station in Amritsar on Thursday.)(ANI)

Samjhauta Express arrives in Delhi 4 hrs late after being halted by Pakistan at Wagah

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 10:35 PM IST
The Indian railways had sent one engine along with crew and guard to escort the train from Wagah to Attari on the Indian side.
Punjab, Aug 08 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani passengers come out of the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station in Amritsar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)
Punjab, Aug 08 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani passengers come out of the Samjhauta Express at Attari railway station in Amritsar on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Pak halts Samjhauta Express at Wagah, Indian loco pilots drive train to Attari

Attari | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 02:53 AM IST
Hundreds of passengers from both sides of the border were stuck for several hours waiting for security clearances to be completed following the disruption in the train service.
Pakistan railways minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told a news conference the Samjhauta Express – a bi-weekly train service started in 1976 and whose name means “agreement” – would be stopped. (ANI Photo)
Pakistan railways minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told a news conference the Samjhauta Express – a bi-weekly train service started in 1976 and whose name means “agreement” – would be stopped. (ANI Photo)

Pakistan stops Samjhauta Express, stalls access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 10:28 PM IST
A ban on the screening of Indian movies was also among actions announced by Pakistani authorities against the backdrop of tensions between the two sides.
Passengers arriving at Attari railway station from Samjhauta Express on Thursday. The train was held up at Wagah on Pakistani side for a long time(HT Photo)
Passengers arriving at Attari railway station from Samjhauta Express on Thursday. The train was held up at Wagah on Pakistani side for a long time(HT Photo)

Samjhauta Express reaches Attari after Pak minister claimed services suspended

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Samjhauta Express crossed Pakistan border to reach India after it was delayed at Wagah in Pakistan for several hours this morning.
A passenger from India gestures to her relatives as she leaves by Samjhauta Express train at the railway station in Lahore, Pakistan March 4, 2019.(REUTERS)
A passenger from India gestures to her relatives as she leaves by Samjhauta Express train at the railway station in Lahore, Pakistan March 4, 2019.(REUTERS)

Samjhauta Express shut down, says Pak minister, India denies claim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:00 AM IST
Indian Railway sources confirmed that the train was stopped at Wagah border and passengers were stranded, reports PTI.
Pragya Singh Thakur has blamed the media for twisting her comments on Nathuram Godse out of context.(PTI PHOTO)
Pragya Singh Thakur has blamed the media for twisting her comments on Nathuram Godse out of context.(PTI PHOTO)

2 different things, says Amit Shah on fielding Pragya Thakur after Godse row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 07:06 AM IST
Ticked off by the BJP for calling Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a ‘patriot’, Pragya Singh Thakur was asked by the party to apologise and submit an explanation to the disciplinary committee within 10 days .
The Pragya Thakur vs Digvijaya Singh battle will be seen as one between a victim of a politically motivated investigation and a person who coined the term Hindu terror(PTI)
The Pragya Thakur vs Digvijaya Singh battle will be seen as one between a victim of a politically motivated investigation and a person who coined the term Hindu terror(PTI)

The most damaging failure of the UPA is the coinage of the term Hindu terror

By Gaurav Bhatia
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 08:09 PM IST
By appeasing Muslims and hurting the pride of Hindus, it has taken the dangerous route of communal politics
The RSS has been running a campaign to counter the charge of Hindu terror and is relying on literature and films to argue against the charges levelled against the organisation and key accused in the Malegaon and Mecca Majid blasts such as Pragya Thakur and Aseemanand.(Representative Image)
The RSS has been running a campaign to counter the charge of Hindu terror and is relying on literature and films to argue against the charges levelled against the organisation and key accused in the Malegaon and Mecca Majid blasts such as Pragya Thakur and Aseemanand.(Representative Image)

Sangh affiliate to release four films on ‘Hindu terror’ on the internet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2019 07:38 AM IST
The first documentary, Bhagva Atank Brahmajal (saffron terror illusion), according to the producer Raj Chawla, is based on case diaries.
Onlookers gathered near the bogies of Samjhuata Express burnt after an explosion near Panipat, February 19, 2007(PTI)
Onlookers gathered near the bogies of Samjhuata Express burnt after an explosion near Panipat, February 19, 2007(PTI)

Efforts to sanitise Hindutva terror links crumble before evidence

By Manisha Sethi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2019 06:45 PM IST
But in the Mecca Masjid and Samjhauta cases, the judges found that evidence was not brought on record
“One woman, that too a sadhvi, was humiliated in such a manner,” he said in an interview to Times Now, while answering a question on fielding of Thakur in the Lok Sabha elections.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
“One woman, that too a sadhvi, was humiliated in such a manner,” he said in an interview to Times Now, while answering a question on fielding of Thakur in the Lok Sabha elections.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi justifies fielding Pragya, says Rahul, Sonia out on bail too

New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2019 01:30 AM IST
“One woman, that too a sadhvi, was humiliated in such a manner,” he said in an interview to Times Now, while answering a question on fielding of Thakur in the Lok Sabha elections.
A view of a burnt carriage of Samjhauta Express train in Deewana, near Panipat town, February 19, 2007.(PTI File)
A view of a burnt carriage of Samjhauta Express train in Deewana, near Panipat town, February 19, 2007.(PTI File)

Samjhauta blasts: Failure to tap vital evidence did NIA in

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 29, 2019 12:58 PM IST
The order of special NIA court judge Jagdeep Singh said the investigative agency also depended on circumstantial evidence, but could not bring on record concrete oral, documentary or scientific evidence to connect the accused with the crime in question.
A view of a burnt carriage of Samjhauta Express train in Deewana, near Panipat town, February 19, 2007. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/File Photo(REUTERS File)
A view of a burnt carriage of Samjhauta Express train in Deewana, near Panipat town, February 19, 2007. REUTERS/Desmond Boylan/File Photo(REUTERS File)

Court slams NIA for ‘gaping holes’ in Samjhauta probe

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2019 11:11 PM IST
Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Kamal Chauhan and Rajinder Chaudhary were acquitted by the NIA court here on March 20.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley during a press conference in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley during a press conference in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Three fake campaigns of ‘compulsive contrarians’ busted in a single day: Jaitley

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2019 09:46 PM IST
In a blog titled ‘Three Fake Campaigns Busted in a Single Day’, Union minister Arun Jaitley said that Nirav Modi started cheating the public sector banks in 2011.
Pakistan’s acting foreign secretary on Wednesday summoned the Indian High Commissioner to lodge the country’s protest and condemnation of the acquittal of all four accused in the Samjhauta terror attacks by an NIA Court.(PTI File Photo)
Pakistan’s acting foreign secretary on Wednesday summoned the Indian High Commissioner to lodge the country’s protest and condemnation of the acquittal of all four accused in the Samjhauta terror attacks by an NIA Court.(PTI File Photo)

Pak summons Indian envoy to protest freeing of Samjhauta blast case suspects

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 10:09 PM IST
Saying that the acquittal of the four accused “makes a travesty of justice”, Pakistan called upon India to explore judicial remedies to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.
Swami Aseemanand seen outside NIA Court, in Panchkula on March 18.(HT File Photo)
Swami Aseemanand seen outside NIA Court, in Panchkula on March 18.(HT File Photo)

Swami Aseemanand, 3 others acquitted in 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing case

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2019 06:35 PM IST
All four accused including Swami Aseemanand were acquitted in the Samjhauta Express bombing case of 2007 by an NIA court.
The next date of hearing in Samjhauta Express blast case has now been fixed for March 18.(PTI)
The next date of hearing in Samjhauta Express blast case has now been fixed for March 18.(PTI)

‘Smoke began to fill our coach, I couldn’t breathe’: Samjhauta Express blast witness

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Harinder Baweja
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 08:53 AM IST
Rana Muhammad Shaukat, one of the three victims, who moved the special court on the day it was to deliver a judgment on the Samjhauta Express blast case, remembers the night of February 18, 2007, very clearly.
People gather near the bogies of Samjhuata Express after an explosion.(PTI file photo)
People gather near the bogies of Samjhuata Express after an explosion.(PTI file photo)

Lawyers on strike, Samjhauta blast hearing put off to March 18

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2019 02:45 PM IST
The court had on Monday sought replies from NIA and accused Naba Kumar Sarkar alias Aseemanand after a last-minute intervention by a Pakistani national through her lawyer.
Sixty eight people - 42 of them Pakistani passengers - were killed in the attack when the bi-weekly train, connecting Delhi and Attari at India-Pakistan border in Punjab, on the night of 18 February 2007.(PTI)
Sixty eight people - 42 of them Pakistani passengers - were killed in the attack when the bi-weekly train, connecting Delhi and Attari at India-Pakistan border in Punjab, on the night of 18 February 2007.(PTI)

Samjhauta Express blast verdict held up over Pakistani national’s last-minute plea

Hindustan Times, Panchkula | By Pawan Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 10:54 PM IST
A last-minute intervention by a Pakistani national through her lawyer resulted in the deferring of the verdict in the Samjhauta Express blasts case that was to be delivered Monday afternoon.
People gathered near the bogies of Samjhuata Express burn after an explosion in Delhi-Atari Samjhauta Express at Dewana village near Panipat on February 19, 2007.(PTI Photo)
People gathered near the bogies of Samjhuata Express burn after an explosion in Delhi-Atari Samjhauta Express at Dewana village near Panipat on February 19, 2007.(PTI Photo)

Verdict in Samjhauta Express blast case likely today

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 11, 2019 02:05 PM IST
According to NIA investigations, the act that killed 68 persons, including Pakistanis, was committed using IEDs and inflammable substances.
Groom Parvinder Singh taking selfie with his wife (Pakistan national) Kiran Sarjeet Kaur after their marriage ceremony at Gurdwara Khel Sahib in Patiala on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Groom Parvinder Singh taking selfie with his wife (Pakistan national) Kiran Sarjeet Kaur after their marriage ceremony at Gurdwara Khel Sahib in Patiala on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Amid Indo-Pak tensions, Ambala youth ties the knot with Sialkot girl

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Vishal Rambani
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2019 10:01 PM IST
The two were engaged in 2016 when Sarjeet visited her maternal uncle’s house at Samana in Patiala.
Parvinder Singh from Haryana is set to marry Kiran Sarjeet from Pakistan’s Sialkot this week in a Patiala gurdwara.(HT Photo)
Parvinder Singh from Haryana is set to marry Kiran Sarjeet from Pakistan’s Sialkot this week in a Patiala gurdwara.(HT Photo)

Ambala youth to tie the knot with Sialkot girl amid Indo-Pakistan tension

Hindustan Times, Patiala | By Vishal Rambani
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2019 10:14 AM IST
Parvinder Singh, resident of a village in Haryana’s Ambala and Kiran Sarjeet from Sialkot in Pakistan got engaged in 2016 when she visited her maternal uncle’s house in Patiala.
Of the 176 passengers who arrived at Attari, 162 were Indians, a customs official said.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)
Of the 176 passengers who arrived at Attari, 162 were Indians, a customs official said.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

Pakistan resumes Samjhauta Express, 176 passengers arrive at Attari

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2019 08:50 AM IST
People say they are returning home due to heightened tension between two neighbouring countries
The Samjhauta Express train departs on Monday and Thursday from Lahore.(PTI)
The Samjhauta Express train departs on Monday and Thursday from Lahore.(PTI)

Pakistan restores Samjhauta Express services to Delhi

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The Samjhauta Express carrying some 150 passengers left Lahore railway station for India, Radio Pakistan reported.
The announcement came a day after Pakistan released Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.(PTI)
The announcement came a day after Pakistan released Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.(PTI)

Samjhauta Express services restored day after Pak releases IAF pilot, to run from Sunday onwards

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 04:00 PM IST
While Pakistan had cancelled its services right after an air strike by the Indian Air Force, India cancelled the operations of the Samjhauta Express on February 28.
The proposed corridor will provide easy access to Sikh pilgrims to Guru Nanak’s final resting place Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province.(PTI)
The proposed corridor will provide easy access to Sikh pilgrims to Guru Nanak’s final resting place Gurdwara Darbar Sahib at Kartarpur in Pakistan’s Punjab province.(PTI)

India ready to go ahead with March 14 meeting with Pakistan on Kartarpur

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 28, 2019 08:46 PM IST
The Pulwama terror attack and escalating tensions between India and Pakistan in the last few days raised serious doubts about the possibility of the meet.
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