Friday, Feb 03, 2023



October 6, 1982, Forty Years Ago: Attempt on Zia’s Life

October 05, 2022 11:17 pm

There was an attempt on the life of Pakistan President Zia-ul-Haq at Rawalpindi airport, The Washington Post reported. The Post’s report said the attack was made when a shoulder-feed missile was fired at General Zia’s plane taxied on the runway at Rawalpindi airport for a flight to Lahore.

August 11, 1982, Forty Years Ago: French Nuclear Fuel

August 10, 2022 11:13 pm

France will impose no special conditions for supplying enriched uranium to the Tarapur plant nor will it exercise any control over the reprocessing of spent fuel by India, under an agreement to be concluded shortly.

April 4, 1982, Forty Years Ago: A Falkland Conflict

April 04, 2022 12:16 am

Opposition leader Michael Foot questioned British intelligence and diplomacy, which he said had been outsmarted by the Argentinians.

December 25, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Shahi To Visit India

December 24, 2021 11:38 pm

🔴 Pakistan was studying an Indian communication on a no-war pact offer handed over by ambassador Natwar Singh.

June 10, 1981, Forty Years Ago: PM’s Letter To Zia

June 09, 2021 11:10 pm

The PM’s assurance was conveyed through a letter sent by External Affairs Minister P V Narasimha Rao.

March 26, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Zia’s Tyranny

March 26, 2021 12:18 am

This is the front page of The Indian Express published on March 26, 1981.

Forty Years Ago: January 28, 1981

January 28, 2021 12:05 am

Indira Gandhi’s government is planning to set up a special group which will take major decisions concerning economic policy and its implementation.

Slain Kunda DSP’s elder sister commits suicide

July 02, 2014 12:05 am

The police were subsequently informed. No suicide note was recovered from the spot, Ojha said, adding Razia had allegedly doused herself with kerosene before immolating herself.

The sultans of Pakistan

January 31, 2014 3:11 am

How a few wealthy dynasties dominate the nation’s politics, and get even richer.

States of Siege

December 07, 2013 5:35 am

What links the ideas of Pakistan and Israel,and their shared paranoia.


Polling official killed in Shopian

April 25, 2014 4:38 pm

Zia, a poll official was killed soon after voting for the ongoing general elections.