India in Pakistan media Mar 31

Summary: Developments over Kashmir were the key area of focus, with reports about demilitarisation in Indian Kashmir being picked up by Dawn and Daily Times. The latter used the upcoming SAARC conference to propose an economic solution to the Kashmir issue, while the Nation quoted Indian military to report “zero” infiltration in the valley. Daily Times and Nation also picked up reports about a ballistic missile test.

Total stories: 12
Culture: 1
Foreign Affairs: 1
Kashmir: 4
Law & Order: 2
Media: 1
Military: 2
Politics: 1

Culture

Street theatre in Delhi
The News
The International Women’s Day on March 8 is celebrated throughout the world to highlight the continuing vulnerable situation of women and to emphasise that as long as females are treated as inferior a genuinely egalitarian, democratic and humane society is still a very distant goal.

Foreign Affairs

India must honour nuclear deal commitments: US
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
WASHINGTON: The United States pressed India on Thursday to honour its commitments to open a heralded new era of nuclear cooperation after talks this week …

Kashmir

India announces panel to review Kashmir troop cut, AFSPA
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
NEW DELHI: India on Friday announced a mechanism to review Kashmir troop withdrawal and the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). …

India sets up committee on Kashmir demilitarisation
Dawn
NEW DELHI, March 30: A listless summit of South Asian nations next week may be enlivened by an India-Pakistan dialogue that could go anywhere except that New Delhi ensured on Friday..

EDITORIAL: ‘Economic’ approach to the Kashmir issue
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
As the 14th SAARC summit opens next week in New Delhi, the heads of the seven South Asian states will have read an economic plan proposal for the “resolution of the Kashmir issue” between India and Pakistan.

Infiltration reaches zero in HK: India
The Nation
SRINAGAR (Agencies) – For the first time in last 17 years, the level of infiltration has reached to zero in Occupied Kashmir, this was said by Indian army. However, terrorist training camps still exist in Azad Kashmir, it alleged.

Law & Order

FTV banned for ‘hot’ show
Daily Times – Lahore,Pakistan
FTV has become the second foreign channel to be banned by India in the last few months. The Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting said the …

Indian gang leader arrested
Dawn
LUCKNOW: Indian police have arrested the leader of a gang implicated in more than 250 serious crimes including murder and robbery, officials said. Mohammed Salim Qureshi, the boss of the 31-member…

Media

World cup exit a boon for Bollywood
Dawn
MUMBAI: India’s shock first-round exit from World Cup cricket last week has brought audiences back to Bollywood box offices after a sluggish start to the year, analysts said…

Military

India tests N-capable ballistic missile
Daily Times
BHUBANESWAR: India on Friday successfully tested a nuclear-capable ballistic missile from a naval ship near its east coast, the Defence Ministry said.

India tests N-capable missile
The Nation
BHUBANESWAR, (AFP) – India successfully tested on Friday a nuclear-capable ballistic missile from a naval ship near its east coast, the defence ministry said.

Politics

The god that failed again
Dawn
CERTAIN things are not expected from some quarters. The belief is that these quarters, motivated by pro-people considerations, would not go too far. Yet, when they behave in the way that others do, the disillusionment is deeper than the disappointment. The West Bengal government led by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has shaken that kind of confidence.

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