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11,855 candidates contesting for 849 seats in upcoming Pakistan elections

As many as 11,855 candidates are in the fray for 849 general seats of Pakistan's national and provincial assemblies in the July-25 elections.

02 Jul 2018


Pakistan's non-Muslim voters rise by 30%; Hindus maintain majority

The number of non-Muslim voters in Pakistan has gone up by 30% to reach 3.63mn, with the Hindus at 1.77mn maintaining their majority among the religious minority electorate, authorities said ahead of the July 25 general elections.

02 Jul 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Geeta's search for groom, just like parents, is turning futile

When Geeta, a speech and hearing impaired girl, returned from Pakistan amid much fanfare, it was suggested she left all her woes across the border.

01 Jul 2018


India receives list of 471 Indians lodged in Pakistani jails

Pakistan today handed over a list of 471 Indian prisoners lodged in various jails across the country to Indian High Commission in Islamabad.

30 Jun 2018

News Channels

Harmeet Singh, first Sikh to become news anchor in Pakistan

In a first, a Sikh man has been hired as an anchor by a news channel in Pakistan.

India lauds FATF's 'grey listing' of Pakistan for terror financing

Days after Paris-based watchdog, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), 'grey listed' Pakistan for its failure to curb terror financing, India, on Saturday, said that it hoped Islamabad would take appropriate action to address international terrorism concerns.

30 Jun 2018


2 Gujarat fishermen released by Pakistan being brought back home

Two fishermen from Gujarat, who were languishing in a Pakistan jail, have been released and are on their way home to Vadodara, an official said today.

29 Jun 2018


Despite video proof, Pakistan denies surgical strikes calling it 'farcical'

Reacting to videos of September 2016 surgical strikes which aired on Indian news channels on Wednesday, Pakistan has once again said that no operation happened in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).

28 Jun 2018

Indian Army

Indian Army sends back Pakistani-kid with new clothes and sweets

The Indian Army, in a display of humanity, sent back a young Pakistani child who had inadvertently crossed the border into the Indian side.

28 Jun 2018

Terror Attack

Pakistan-based armed group recruits children for suicide attacks: UN report

Pakistan-based terror outfits continue to recruit children, including those from madrasas, and allegedly use them for suicide attacks, according to a UN report titled "Children and Armed Conflict" released today.

26 Jun 2018

Plane Crash

Two Pak Air Force pilots killed in crash during training

Two Pakistan Air Force pilots were killed today when their training jet crashed at a Peshawar airbase during a routine mission.

26 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Hafiz Saeed talks about Kashmir's independence, praises stone pelters

At a gathering in Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium, Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed called for violence in Kashmir, supported stone pelters and claimed the Valley will be united with Pakistan.

23 Jun 2018


Pakistanis transferred $15 billion abroad in FY 2016-17, says report

A staggering amount of $15.253 billion was transferred abroad by Pakistani citizens through normal banking channels during the financial year 2016-17, says a media report.

SC's arrest order made me reconsider return to Pakistan: Musharraf

Pakistan's former military-ruler Pervez Musharraf today said that he was ready to return to Pakistan but the Supreme Court order for his arrest forced him to change his mind.

21 Jun 2018


Suspend all American aid to Pakistan, they harbor terrorists: US-lawmaker

The US has not seen Pakistan taking sustained and decisive actions required to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table, a top Trump administration official told lawmakers who demanded suspension of all American aid to Pakistan.

19 Jun 2018


Pakistan: Girl refuses marriage proposal, man shoots her dead

A 19-year-old woman, working as a hostess in a private bus company, was shot dead in Pakistan's Punjab province allegedly by the company's security guard, Umar Daraz, after the victim Mahwish refused his marriage proposal.

12 Jun 2018

Nuclear Power Plant

China plans to build university for nuclear power research

China is planning to build a university dedicated to nuclear power research to meet the severe shortage of qualified people at its rapidly expanding atomic energy facilities at home and abroad.

19 Jun 2018

North Korea

Pakistan has more nuclear-warheads than India; China has double: SIPRI

Pakistan continues to be ahead of India when it comes to possessing nuclear warheads, with China having double the quantity, says a report by a leading Swedish think-tank.

19 Jun 2018


Training-book tells BJP cadres China is a threat

A training book being circulated to Bharatiya Janata Party's cadres tells China is a threat to India, forced religious conversion are on a rise, and claims Maoists are supported by Pakistan.

Imran Khan's 'feminism degrades motherhood' comment receives much-deserved backlash

Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan sparked a controversy when he said the western notion of 'feminism' degraded the role of mothers.

Was threatened against releasing autobiography, alleges Imran Khan's ex-wife Reham

Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, alleged she received death threats and was asked to not release her autobiography.

15 Jun 2018


Pakistan's most wanted terrorist killed in air-strike in Afghanistan

Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in an air strike in Afghanistan, the latter confirmed today.

15 Jun 2018


Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom suffers cardiac arrest in UK

Pakistan's ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz (68) suffered a cardiac arrest on Thursday.

13 Jun 2018

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K: 4 BSF men killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Four BSF personnel were killed when Pakistani forces opened fire and launched mortar attacks across the border near the famous Chamliyal shrine in Ramgarh sub-sector of Samba district, J&K, late yesterday.

11 Jun 2018


Stone-pelters in Kashmir should be hit with bullets: BJP MP

BJP Upper House parliamentarian DP Vats said that stone-pelters in Kashmir Valley should be hit with bullets.

'Imran Khan is gay, sexually-harassed me': Shocking allegations by Reham

Days after Reham Khan, former wife of Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, received legal notice for her new book, more sensational claims by her have now made headlines.

11 Jun 2018


Gujarat fisherman died in Pak-jail in March; family learns now

More than three months after a Gujarat fisherman in Pakistan jail died, his family now came to know about the demise through a letter written by one of his cellmates.

11 Jun 2018

Indian Army

19 years later, Kargil martyr's son proudly joins father's battalion

On June 12, 1999, Lance Naik Bachan Singh gave his life fighting against Pakistan at Tololing in Kargil.

10 Jun 2018


SRK's cousin from Pakistan is contesting elections. Why-the-ruckus, dear trolls?

The jobless trolls are at it again, and this time they seemed to have surpassed their level of stupidity when they started talking ill about Shah Rukh Khan, just because his cousin from Pakistan is contesting elections there.

10 Jun 2018


Shahid Afridi, why do you have a chained-lion at home?

Scrolling through social media, one can generally expect to come across mind-boggling stuff. But then there are some things which are completely incomprehensible.

Pakistan SC allows Musharraf to contest July 25 General Elections

Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf is likely to contest in the upcoming elections scheduled to be held on July 25 after the country's Supreme Court gave him a conditional permission, his party said.

08 Jun 2018


Pakistan bans school books showing Kashmir in India

Pakistan has banned social studies books in private schools in Punjab province for showing Kashmir as a part of India in its map.

08 Jun 2018

Benazir Bhutto

Musharraf's national ID, passport blocked by Pakistan: Reports

Pakistani authorities have suspended the national identity card and passport of former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on orders of a special court hearing a treason case against him, a media report said.

06 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Prostitutes are better than corrupt government officials: BJP MLA

UP BJP MLA Surendra Singh, known for his controversial statements, has once again put his foot in his mouth.

06 Jun 2018


Eminent Pakistani journalist known for dissent abducted, released hours later

Yet another Pakistani journalist, a vocal critic of Islamabad's military might, was abducted yesterday.

05 Jun 2018


Sitharaman warns Pakistan of retaliation in face of unprovoked attacks

On Tuesday, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that India would continue to "honor" the ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir, but security forces would undoubtedly retaliate against unprovoked attacks by Pakistan.

05 Jun 2018

Sushma Swaraj

Rajasthani man missing for 5 years lodged in Pakistan jail

A 25-year-old prisoner in a Pakistan jail turned out to be a man from Rajasthan's Bundi district who has been missing for five years.

05 Jun 2018

Salman Khan

Pakistan: Ban on Indian-films during Eid reduced to one week

Pakistan's Information and Broadcasting Ministry has decided to reduce the ban on the screening of Indian films during Eid from two weeks to one week, clearing the way for the release of Salman Khan-starrer "Race 3" and biopic "Sanju".

IPL betting: Police certain of distant, but clear, Dawood connection

Senior inspector Pradeep Sharma of Thane Anti-Extortion Cell (AEC), who is investigating IPL betting scam, said on Monday that there was a distant but clear Dawood Ibrahim connection in the scam.

03 Jun 2018


'Why India, why not here?': Zayn Malik's Pakistani fans heartbroken

When it was reported that former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, hailed as the next global pop-sensation, is touring India this year, his fans here were absolutely thrilled.