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A Punjab police personnel checks the documents of Pakistani nationals as they return home, at Wagah Border post, near Amritsar,on Thursday, July 9, 2020.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

75 Pakistanis stranded in India due to Covid-19 return home via Wagah-Attari crossing

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2020 11:00 PM IST
The batch of 75 Pakistanis repatriated on Thursday included people who had been stranded because of the Covid-19 lockdown in cities such as Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Bareilly, Hoshangabad, Hyderababad, Indore, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Raipur, Saharanpur and Vellore.
The Integrated Check Post (ICP) wears a deserted look at Attari Wagah Border crossing due to the Covid-19 pandemic(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)
The Integrated Check Post (ICP) wears a deserted look at Attari Wagah Border crossing due to the Covid-19 pandemic(Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

Centre permits 193 Pak nationals to return on May 5, asks states to help them

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shishir Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The external affairs ministry has asked states to help 193 Pakistani nationals in 25 districts of 10 states reach the Attari-Wagah border crossing by May 5

WORLD KABADDI C’SHIP: Arrival of ‘unofficial’ Indian team in Lahore kicks up row

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2020 10:36 PM IST
Sports and external affairs ministries in India have not granted permission to any team, which is mandatory to represent the country at international event
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CAA fallout: Surge in number of Pakistani Hindus crossing Wagah border since Dec

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Surjit Singh, Amritsar
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 09:08 PM IST
ON THE RISE 2,170 Pakistani Hindus have crossed over to India since December 2019, 100 in the first five days of February itself; they arrive on a 25-day tourist visa to visit Haridwar and other shrines after which many choose to stay on
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India shared Happy PhD’s name with Pak last year

Hindstan Times, New Delhi | By Indo-Asian News Service, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:31 PM IST
Border Security Force personnel taking part in the Beating Retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan Wagah border near Amritsar, August 24, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)
Border Security Force personnel taking part in the Beating Retreat ceremony at the India-Pakistan Wagah border near Amritsar, August 24, 2019.(Sameer Sehgal / HT Photo)

Beating the Retreat ceremony: Leading the march, winning hearts at Attari-Wagah border

Hindustan Times, Attari (Amritsar) | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 12:00 PM IST
The Beating the Retreat ceremony at Wagah border, which starts before sunset, is led by a BSF assistant commandant and comprises 13 other personnel, including a sub-inspector and two women constables.
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.
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.
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.
Two men, arrested for smuggling heroin, were produced in a local court in Amritsar on Thursday. August 1, 2019.(HT Photo)
Two men, arrested for smuggling heroin, were produced in a local court in Amritsar on Thursday. August 1, 2019.(HT Photo)

‘Juttis’ hung on trucks used for smuggling drugs from Pakistan to India

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma, Amritsar
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 12:00 PM IST
The integrated command post at Attari has been in news over the past month, after the customs department seized 532kg heroin and 52kg of mixed narcotics valuing over Rs 2,700 crore concealed in a consignment of rock salt imported from Pakistan.
The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian pilgrims on July 26.(PTI Photo)
The Pakistan high commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian pilgrims on July 26.(PTI Photo)

500 more Indians allowed by Pakistan to attend Sikh festival

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 08:17 AM IST
The ‘jatha’ or caravan of Indian pilgrims crossed over to Pakistan through the Wagah border crossing on Tuesday morning, the Foreign Office said.
The dossier, a copy of which has been seen by HT, gives details of anti-India activity being planned in Pakistan, especially to target Sikh devotees.(HT Photo)
The dossier, a copy of which has been seen by HT, gives details of anti-India activity being planned in Pakistan, especially to target Sikh devotees.(HT Photo)

Pakistan given dossier on anti-India activity

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 11:22 PM IST
India had on July 10 banned the SJF for its alleged anti-national activities. The group’s primary objective is to establish an “independent and sovereign country” in Punjab.
The group comprises of 28 members aged between 12-27.(Instagram/v.unbeatable_official_india)
The group comprises of 28 members aged between 12-27.(Instagram/v.unbeatable_official_india)

Mumbai dance group wows at American talent show, win praise from Varun Dhawan, Sonam Kapoor

Mumbai | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 03:52 PM IST
They danced to the Bollywood number “Malhaari” from the Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone starrer “Bajirao Mastani”, during their audition round in “America’s Got Talent”.
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of spiritual leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan(AP File Photo)
Gurdwara Darbar Sahib, the shrine of spiritual leader Guru Nanak Dev in Kartarpur, Pakistan(AP File Photo)

India defers Kartarpur meet over Khalistan row

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON MAR 30, 2019 08:22 AM IST
According to the officials, even if Pakistan responds to India’s request for clarifications before April 2, a decision on the meeting will be made only after examining the response.
Pakistani delegation at Attari-Wagah border ahead of bilateral talks on Kartarpur Corridor.(PTI file photo)
Pakistani delegation at Attari-Wagah border ahead of bilateral talks on Kartarpur Corridor.(PTI file photo)

No talks on Kartarpur Corridor until Pakistan clears issues: Sources

Hindustan Times, New DElhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2019 03:22 PM IST
India said it has “shared concerns and sought clarifications” after reports suggested that a pro-Khalistani leader was one of the members appointed by Pakistan to a committee on Kartarpur Corridor.
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Sleep deprived, choked, beaten up: How IAF pilot Abhinandan held off Pak grilling

Hindustan Times | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2020 01:55 AM IST
The official, who is part of a team debriefing Varthaman after he walked back into India across the Wagah border on March 1, said the Wing Commander was deprived of sleep, choked and even beaten up by his captors in Pakistan.
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.
Three members of a family were killed in shelling by Pakistan in Poonch district Friday night.(ANI)
Three members of a family were killed in shelling by Pakistan in Poonch district Friday night.(ANI)

Heavy shelling by Pak in Poonch kills woman, 2 kids aged 5 yrs and 9 months

Hindustan Times, Jammu | By Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 02:19 PM IST
Shelling by Pakistani intensified shortly after Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman was repatriated through the Wagah border at 9:15 pm following two days of captivity after his MiG 21 was shot down.
Cars come out of the India-Pakistan border restricted area. Image for representation.(AFP photo)
Cars come out of the India-Pakistan border restricted area. Image for representation.(AFP photo)

Body of Pakistan prisoner killed in Rajasthan sent to Wagah

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 11:48 PM IST
The body of a 45-year-old Pakistani prisoner killed in Jaipur Central Jail on February 20, allegedly by four other inmates after a brawl over watching television, was sent to the Wagah border post on Friday evening, the police said.
Abhinandan Varthaman finally emerged at 9.10 p.m(IST) at the Wagah checkpost on the Pakistani side, accompanied by Pakistani rangers, the Indian air attache posted in the High Commission in Islamabad(PTI)
Abhinandan Varthaman finally emerged at 9.10 p.m(IST) at the Wagah checkpost on the Pakistani side, accompanied by Pakistani rangers, the Indian air attache posted in the High Commission in Islamabad(PTI)

‘Happy to be back to my country’, says IAF pilot after homecoming

Wagah/Attari | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2019 11:08 PM IST
Hoping to give a hero’s welcome to Wing Commander Varthaman, thousands of Indians gathered on the border carrying the tricolour and garlands since morning.
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was downed when IAF planes foiled an attempt by Pak Air Force to target Indian military installations in J&K on February 27(ANI photo)
Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman’s plane was downed when IAF planes foiled an attempt by Pak Air Force to target Indian military installations in J&K on February 27(ANI photo)

IAF pilot made to record video by Pakistan before being handed over to India

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 10:45 PM IST
The heavily edited video had several jump cuts apparently to fit Pakistani propaganda.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has yesterday requested PM that he be allowed to receive Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Wagah.(AFP)
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has yesterday requested PM that he be allowed to receive Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman at Wagah.(AFP)

Amarinder Singh’s change of plan on IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s welcome, cites ‘defence protocol’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 03:13 PM IST
Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan on Thursday announced that the IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman will be released as a “gesture of peace”, two days after he was captured across the Line of Control after shooting down a Pakistan Air Force F-16 jet.
The Indian defence establishment was also mulling over sending a special aircraft to Pakistan to bring back Wing Commander Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan during an aerial combat on Wednesday.(ANI)
The Indian defence establishment was also mulling over sending a special aircraft to Pakistan to bring back Wing Commander Varthaman who was captured by Pakistan during an aerial combat on Wednesday.(ANI)

Pakistan ignores India’s request to send back IAF pilot by air: Sources

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2019 06:37 PM IST
Hours after Pakistan announced its decision to release Indian Air Force pilot Abhinandan Varthaman, India conveyed to Islamabad that it wants him to be sent back via aerial route and not through the Wagah land border, official sources said.However, late in the night, Pakistan communicated to India that he will be returned through the Attari-Wagah border.
Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released by Pakistan as a “gesture of peace” through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post on Friday.(Facebook)
Indian Air Force pilot Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released by Pakistan as a “gesture of peace” through the Wagah-Attari joint check-post on Friday.(Facebook)

IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman to be back home soon, BSF cancels retreat ceremony at Attari-Wagah border

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2020 08:09 PM IST
The 35-year-old Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman was flying the MiG-21 Bison that shot down the PAF F-16 in the aerial engagement with Pakistan on Wednesday morning.
(HT File)
(HT File)

200 trucks of Pak imports stranded at Wagah since February 16 customs duty hike to 200%

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Anil Sharma
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2019 10:07 PM IST
Not a single truck importing goods from Pakistan has been allowed to enter India, as local traders are unwilling to pay the hiked duty. The duty was hiked after the Pulwama terror attack.
Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Varun Dhawan at Wagah border on Republic Day.(Instagram)
Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Varun Dhawan at Wagah border on Republic Day.(Instagram)

Republic Day at Wagah: Vicky Kaushal keeps the josh high, Varun Dhawan’s gravity-defying performance. Watch

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 01:12 PM IST
Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam and Varun Dhawan were at Wagah border on Saturday to celebrate the Republic Day with BSF and public that had gathered there. See pictures and videos here.
Vicky Kaushal shared a picture of himself with the tricolour in hand on his Instagram.(Instagram)
Vicky Kaushal shared a picture of himself with the tricolour in hand on his Instagram.(Instagram)

Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam are high on ‘josh’ at Wagah border on Republic Day. See pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2019 11:05 AM IST
Uri actors Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam are in Amritsar to celebrate Republic Day at Wagah border. Details inside.
Hamid Ansari, 33, a Mumbai resident, was released from a Pakistani jail on Tuesday to be repatriated to India, six years after he was detained by intelligence agencies(Facebook/Hamid Nehal Ansari)
Hamid Ansari, 33, a Mumbai resident, was released from a Pakistani jail on Tuesday to be repatriated to India, six years after he was detained by intelligence agencies(Facebook/Hamid Nehal Ansari)

Activist Jatin Desai at Wagah to receive Indian Hamid Ansari freed by Pakistan

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Pakistan claims that Indian national Hamid Nehal Ansari was an “Indian spy who had illegally entered Pakistan and was involved in anti-state crimes and forging documents
Bharat stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles.(Instagram)
Bharat stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in lead roles.(Instagram)

Bharat: Salman Khan shares a new picture with Katrina Kaif at Wagah border. See it here

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2018 01:58 PM IST
Salman Khan and Ali Abbas Zafar have shared a new picture from the shoot of Bharat. It has the actor and Katrina Kaif in it. See it here.
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