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Nawaz Sharif to undergo open-heart surgery in UK

Nawaz Sharif to undergo open-heart surgery in UK

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in London for medical check-up, will undergo an open-heart surgery on Tuesday, according to his daughter. Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz tweeted that… Read more »

Nihar Janga, 11, of Austin, Texas, right, talks with Jairam Hathwar, 13, of Painted Post, N.Y., left, after another round where the two went head to head in a drawn out battle that ended in them being named co-champions in the 2016 National Spelling Bee, in National Harbor, Md., on Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Remove ‘self-imposed’ obstacle of terrorism: PM tells Pak

WASHINGTON: Telling Pakistan that the path to peace is a “two-way street”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Islamabad needs to remove the “self-imposed” obstacle of terrorism which is coming in… Read more »

Pak confirms death of Mullah Mansour

Pak confirms death of Mullah Mansour

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today confirmed the death of Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike in the country while travelling under a false name and with a fake… Read more »

Hindu businessman hacked to death in Bangladesh

Hindu businessman hacked to death in Bangladesh

DHAKA: A Hindu businessman was today hacked to death in Bangladesh after he allegedly refused to pay extortion money to drug addicts, the latest murder in the Muslim-majority nation which… Read more »

Drone attack 'detrimental' US ties Pak army chief

Drone attack ‘detrimental’ US ties: Pak army chief

ISLAMABAD: The US drone attack on Pakistan’s soil to kill Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mansour is detrimental to bilateral ties, Pakistan army chief General Raheel Sharif said today. Sharif told… Read more »

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after deadly drone strike

Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after deadly drone strike

KABUL: The Afghan Taliban today announced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new chief, elevating a low- profile religious figure after officially confirming the death of Mullah Mansour in a US drone… Read more »

India, Bangladesh hold border talks in Dhaka

India, Bangladesh hold border talks in Dhaka

DHAKA: India and Bangladesh today began a five-day dialogue here between border guarding forces over a host of security issues, including drug trafficking and cattle smuggling across the over 4,000-km… Read more »

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Cash, gold worth Rs 730 mn seized from Pak bureaucrat’s house

KARACHI: Pakistan’s anti-graft body has arrested Balochistan’s Finance Secretary and recovered gold and currency worth Rs 730 million from his house in Quetta, the provincial capital. The huge amount of… Read more »

Pak court ask Punjab govt to decide on Jud's Sharia court

Pak court ask Punjab govt to decide on JuD’s Sharia court

LAHORE: Rejecting the Punjab government’s plea, a Pakistani court has directed the authorities to summon all concerned and decide on a complaint against Jamat-ud-Dawah (JuD) for running a Taliban-style judicial… Read more »

FS-level talks failed to yield results Pak media

FS-level talks failed to yield results: Pak media

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan “failed” to break the stalemate and did not produce any significant measure of forward movement as the two sides only raised… Read more »

2 Hindu teachers jailed in Bangladesh for defaming Islam

2 Hindu teachers jailed in Bangladesh for defaming Islam

DHAKA: Two Hindu teachers in Bangladesh have been jailed for six months for making blasphemous comments about Islam under a colonial-era law that makes insulting any religion a crime in… Read more »

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India, China hold 19th round of border talks

BEIJING: India and China today held the 19th round of talks to resolve the vexed border dispute amid a growing discord between the two nations over Beijing blocking India’s bid… Read more »

Pak claims RAW running 'special cell' to sabotage CPEC

Pak claims RAW running ‘special cell’ to sabotage CPEC

ISLAMABAD: Upping the ante against India, Pakistan has claimed that spy agency RAW is running a “special cell” to sabotage the multi-billion-dollar China-backed CPEC project. Defense Secretary Lt Gen (retd)… Read more »

JuD running 'Sharia Court' in Lahore to dispense swift justice

JuD running ‘Sharia Court’ in Lahore to dispense swift justice

LAHORE: On the lines of the Taliban, Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed-led Jamaat-ud-Dawah has set up a ‘Sharia Court’ here to hand out “easy and swift justice”, the first such… Read more »

India issues visa to 5-member Pak Pathankot probe team

India issues visa to 5-member Pak Pathankot probe team

ISLAMABAD: India today issued visas to five members of a Pakistani Joint Investigation Team (JIT) who will travel to the country on Sunday to carry forward the probe into the… Read more »

Pak summons Indian envoy to protest ''RAW officer'' presence

Pak summons Indian envoy to protest ”RAW officer” presence

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan today summoned Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale to lodge its protest over “subversive activities” of an alleged RAW officer, a day after Pakistani security forces claimed to have… Read more »

Musharraf leaves Pakistan after travel ban lifted

Musharraf leaves Pakistan after travel ban lifted

KARACHI/DUBAI: An ailing Pervez Musharraf today left for Dubai hours after the Pakistani government allowed the former dictator facing trial in a number of cases, including for high treason, to… Read more »

Pak exporting 2,700 tonnes gypsum daily to India

Pak exporting 2,700 tonnes gypsum daily to India

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan exports at least 2,700 tonnes of gypsum, widely used as a fertilizer, to India daily through the Wagah border, the commerce minister said today. Minister for Commerce Khurram… Read more »

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj shakes hands with her Sri Lankan counterpart GL Peiris during a meeting in New Delhi on July 11, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

SAARC needs to unleash ‘collective strength’: Swaraj

POKHARA, Nepal: India today pitched for unleashing the “collective strength” of SAARC as External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj underlined the need for a South Asian Economic Union with greater connectivity… Read more »

Secure neighbourhood will yield rich dividends for SAARC India

Secure neighborhood will yield rich dividends for SAARC: India

POKHARA, Nepal: India today said it firmly believes that a peaceful and secure neighborhood will yield “rich dividends” for SAARC countries even as it asserted that time has come to… Read more »