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Coronavirus is God's wrath against obscenity of women: Pakistani cleric

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus is God's wrath against obscenity of women: Pakistani cleric

A renowned Pakistani cleric has sparked a controversy by blaming women for the coronavirus pandemic.

What is the reason behind Sikh-Muslim tensions in Pakistan?

06 Jan 2020

What is the reason behind Sikh-Muslim tensions in Pakistan?

On Friday, a mob gheraoed a gurudwara in Pakistan's Nankana Sahib city and hurled stones at the holy shrine.

Islamabad-Court returns Hindu-girls to husbands saying they weren't converted forcibly

12 Apr 2019

Islamabad-Court returns Hindu-girls to husbands saying they weren't converted forcibly

The Islamabad High Court on Thursday said that Hindu sisters Raveena and Reena didn't embrace Islam under duress while allowing them to live with their husbands.

Imran Khan's PTI wins Pakistan elections, but needs an ally

27 Jul 2018

Imran Khan's PTI wins Pakistan elections, but needs an ally

More than a day after results were due, Imran Khan's PTI has emerged the winner, winning 109 seats out of the contested 269 in the Pakistan assembly. Votes are still being counted.

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's vote may be cancelled over code-violation

25 Jul 2018

Pakistan election: Imran Khan's vote may be cancelled over code-violation

The vote of PTI Chief Imran Khan in Pakistan's general elections might be cancelled, after reports emerged that his voting had been recorded on camera.

As Pakistan votes, India, US and China on the edge

25 Jul 2018

As Pakistan votes, India, US and China on the edge

Pakistan votes today in its 11th general elections since 1970, incidentally only the second civilian transfer of power in the country.

Tuticorin: Once again, our saviors, the police, failed us

30 May 2018

Tuticorin: Once again, our saviors, the police, failed us

Last week, Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, saw one of India's deadliest protests. At least 14 died in police firing as they took out demonstrations against Vedanta's city-based Sterlite copper plant.

Sensational Mumbai cop murder case: Metallic debris found in creek

11 Apr 2018

Sensational Mumbai cop murder case: Metallic debris found in creek

In a development to the sensational API Ashwini Bidre murder case, Navi Mumbai Police said metallic debris have been found in Vasai creek, within 50-m from the spot where the iron trunk containing her body was dumped.

Rampant sexual abuse of children in Pakistan's madrassas

22 Nov 2017

Rampant sexual abuse of children in Pakistan's madrassas

Religious organizations and police individually enjoy great power, but when combined, the mix can be lethal, especially when there are children involved.

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

10 Jul 2017

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

The J&K Human Rights Commission has directed the state to provide Rs. 10L as compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar who was tied to the bonnet of an army jeep as a 'human shield'.

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

22 May 2017

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat awarded COAS Commendation Card to Major Leetul Gogoi for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir.

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

17 Apr 2017

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

The Centre has decided to stand by the army officer who decided to use a stone-pelter as a human shield to allow his men safe passage through a sea of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

15 Apr 2017

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

In a fresh controversy, on 15th April a video surfaced showing a Kashmiri youth tied to the fender of an army jeep as a "shield".

Durban Racism Case: Diwali Facebook ranter sentenced for racist comments

30 Mar 2017

Durban Racism Case: Diwali Facebook ranter sentenced for racist comments

A 59-year-old Durbanite, Dawie Kriel, was sentenced to a $460 fine or 12 months imprisonment, suspended for five years, by the Durban Magistrate Court.

Clerics arrested for celebrating Salman Taseer's murder

05 Jan 2017

Clerics arrested for celebrating Salman Taseer's murder

Over 100 clerics were arrested by police in Pakistan's Punjab province for celebrating the 6th death anniversary of liberal Pakistani Governor Salman Taseer.

Every street has a story to tell in Delhi!

30 Dec 2016

Every street has a story to tell in Delhi!

Delhiites may be in for serious traffic troubles if the public transport network is not improved.

Pak Information Minister sacked over Dawn report

30 Oct 2016

Pak Information Minister sacked over Dawn report

In the aftermath of the Cyril Almeida case, Pakistan's Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid has been sacked from his post.

Pak army concerned over Dawn article

16 Oct 2016

Pak army concerned over Dawn article

Pakistani Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, who presided over the meeting that was leaked to the Dawn newspaper said "participants viewed it as a breach of national security."

Travel ban on Dawn journalist lifted

15 Oct 2016

Travel ban on Dawn journalist lifted

The travel ban imposed on Cyril Almeida was lifted by the Pakistani government.

Hearing of Asia Bibi's final appeal adjourned

14 Oct 2016

Hearing of Asia Bibi's final appeal adjourned

Asia Bibi's long-awaited final appeal against the death sentence for blasphemy, was adjourned by the Supreme Court after one of the three judges on the panel stepped down.

Have nothing against Cyril Almeida or Dawn: Pak Army

14 Oct 2016

Have nothing against Cyril Almeida or Dawn: Pak Army

Last week, Pakistan's Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida reported a "heated" meeting chaired by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that became a top story.