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Akal Takht Jathedar to attend religious event in Pakistan

February 20, 2020 6:00 am

“I am going to Pakistan to observe anniversary function of 100 years old event to liberate Nankana Sahib. There are total 13 members in delegation. Martyrdom anniversary is being commemorated by the Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC),” said the Jathedar.

China joins India, US to set new deadline for Pakistan

February 20, 2020 11:03 am

Diplomatic sources said Turkey was the only country which held out in the end. This marks a major shift in China’s position, which has always backed Pakistan at the FATF.

Pak court sentences 3 terrorists for involvement in deadly Wagah border bombing

February 19, 2020 3:36 pm

Over 60 people, including women and children, were killed in the horrific suicide attack on November 2, 2014, at the Wagah border on the Pakistani side.

Neighbours’ mind games: India, Pakistan must initiate dialogue between nuclear experts

February 19, 2020 11:34 am

The establishment of credible mutual deterrence between two nuclear rivals, by diminishing the possibility of a surprise nuclear attack, forms the basis of what is termed “strategic stability”.

Shahid Aziz: Al-Qaeda man and jihadist general who was part of Pak Army's 'Kargil clique'

February 19, 2020 7:20 am

The 'Arab News' report said that while rumours of Shahid Aziz's death have circulated since 2018, this is the first time that al-Qaeda has issued a confirmation.

Pakistan: 1 policeman killed, 2 injured in IED blast

February 18, 2020 12:14 pm

The incident took place in Kulachi area of Dera Ismail Khan city in the province where a police mobile van was deployed for the security of the polio workers canvasing the area.

India issues demarche to Turkey, says President Erdogan's remarks on Kashmir 'distort events of past'

February 17, 2020 7:39 pm

Adding that India finds Erdogan's remarks "completely unacceptable," MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said the episode is "but one more example of a pattern of Turkey interfering in the internal affairs of other countries. We particularly reject the repeated attempts by Turkey to justify the cross border terrorism practiced so blatantly by Pakistan."

Karachi: 4 dead, 15 hospitalised after inhaling toxic gases coming out of vegetable container

February 17, 2020 9:36 am

The container was unloaded from a cargo ship in Kemari port area on Sunday night.

Important for India and Pak to 'de-escalate, both militarily and verbally': UN chief Guterres

February 16, 2020 9:58 pm

Addressing a press conference after his meeting with Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the UN Secretary-General said he was "deeply concerned" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and tensions along the Line of Control.

Plenary meet begins today: Pakistan likely to remain on FATF grey list

February 16, 2020 1:07 pm

Pakistan’s case will come up for review at the FATF plenary in Paris from February 16 to 21. Of the 27 actions it was supposed to undertake by October 2018, when it was put on the grey list in June 2018, Pakistan was found fully compliant only on five points at the last plenary meeting.

PAKISTAN PHOTOS

Top quotes of S Jaishankar at RNG Lecture: From Kashmir to RCEP to what he said on Pakistan

November 17, 2019 8:43 am

S Jaishankar delivering the fourth RNG Lecture provided an assessment of the last 70 years of India’s foreign policy choices and challenged past positions — from dealing with China on boundary issues and handling Pakistan to managing ties with the US.

Kate and Prince William visit the mountains on day three of their royal tour of Pakistan; see pics

October 17, 2019 11:48 am

Prince William and wife Kate Middleton are on their maiden tour to Pakistan, having arrived on October 14. The royal visit will last five days.

Toll rises to 30, day after powerful quake jolts Pakistan

September 25, 2019 1:01 pm

A powerful 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck northeast Pakistan on Tuesday, badly damaging scores of homes and shops and killing at least 30 people and over 370 wounded.

Meet Pakistani waiter who looks like Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage

May 09, 2019 6:54 am

Rozi Khan does not only have a similar look, haircut and beard like Dinklage, but the two also share a genetic condition which results in small stature. Khan says his height is 1.33 meters or 4 feet 5 inches.

Terror attack in J&K's Pulwama kills 40 CRPF personnel, JeM behind strike

February 19, 2019 9:47 am

Before Thursday’s attack, the most casualty suffered by CRPF in an attack was on June 25, 2016, when a vehicle was attacked by three LeT militants, leaving eight personnel dead and 22 injured

Protests erupt in Pakistan after Supreme Court acquits Christian woman of blasphemy

October 31, 2018 1:31 pm

Eight years after she was sentenced to death for blasphemy, the Pakistan Supreme Court overturned the conviction and ordered Asia Bibi to be freed.

Violence mars Pakistan elections, 35 killed in suicide blast

July 26, 2018 6:41 am

Pakistan is holding its 11th general election since 1970 on Wednesday. Voting has begun at 85,000 polling stations. A fierce battle is expected between Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) led by Nawaz Sharif’s brother and former Pakistan Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Security tightened as Pakistan braces for general election

July 25, 2018 6:36 am

Campaigning in Pakistan has ended as the country prepares to vote in the general election on Wednesday. A fierce battle is expected between Imran Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) led by Nawaz Sharif’s brother and former Pakistan Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif.

Deadly blast in crowded Lahore park kills over 50

March 27, 2016 10:41 pm

A large number of people including Christians were present in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park in Iqbal Town area of Lahore when the powerful blast occurred, leaving many in a pool of blood.

Pakistan crash out, deny skipper Shahid Afridi final hurrah!

March 26, 2016 12:06 pm

Australia beat Pakistan by 21 runs to send the Shahid Afridi-led unit out of this year's ICC World T20.

PAKISTAN VIDEOS

After 6 years in Pakistan jail, Mumbai resident Hamid Ansari returns home

December 20, 2018 4:51 pm

It’s been six years since Hamid Nehal Ansari crossed the border into Pakistan and was arrested. On Thursday, he returned to his home in Mumbai days after being released from a Pakistan jail.

Eye for Detail 15: The importance of Kartarpur corridor, Implant Files and the Maratha reservation

December 01, 2018 11:52 am

This week we look at the importance of the Kartarpur corridor between India and Pakistan, why you should pay attention to the revelations from Implant Files and what the Maratha reservation could lead to.

The significance of Kartarpur corridor: News in Numbers

November 28, 2018 10:22 am

A look at what the Kartarpur corridor means to Indian Sikh pilgrims, on the day Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to do a groundbreaking ceremony.

Who are the contenders this election in Pakistan and what it means to India

July 25, 2018 7:35 am

Every election in Pakistan is crucial for India. So as Pakistan votes for a new prime minister, this is what India should know about the contenders and their parties’ stand vis-a-vis India.

Modi says Congress' made a mess of Andhra bifurcation, just the way it did during Partition

July 21, 2018 11:26 am

Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".