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Cricket to Politics: Six interesting facts about Imran Khan

Anybody who has ever picked up a cricket ball would know Imran Khan as the Pakistani player who captained his team to victory in the 1992 World Cup. However, few could have guessed back then that the flamboyant cricketer with an open worldview would one day go on to become the prime minister of his country on a largely conservative platform. Here are six facts that may help us understand […]

Imran Khan to take oath as Pakistan PM on August 11

Imran Khan on Monday said that he will take oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 11, according to a media report. The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), led by 65-year-old Khan, has emerged as the single largest party in the National Assembly (NA) after the July 25 elections, but it is still short of numbers to form the government on its own. His party had announced that it is trying to […]

The Unsung Hero from Jharkhand Who Saved Agartala from Falling to Pakistan

From a nation which is sometimes afraid to embrace the multiplicity of identities, comes a story of an Adivasi Christian soldier who embraced India at the cost of his own life. Future history books must tell the tale of Lance Naik Albert Ekka and his heroics in Gangasagar in modern-day Bangladesh during the 1971 war (Bangladesh Liberation War) against Pakistan. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chaka, India’s highest […]

Rift with US could push Pakistan deeper into China's grip: Report

The ongoing deterioration of relations between Islamabad and Washington could end up increasing Pakistan’s vulnerability to China’s financial muscle, an analysis in a widely regarded foreign policy magazine has said. The analysis says the US move to put Pakistan on a terrorism financing watchlist could mean Islamabad’s ‘risky reliance’ on China would only increase. The analysis, titled ‘Pakistan’s Risky Reliance on China Set to Grow’, appeared in The Diplomat, the […]

Hindu woman elected to Pakistan’s senate in historic first

Krishna Kumari Kolhi from Pakistan’s Sindh province has become the first-ever Hindu Dalit woman Senator in the Muslim-majority country, according to a media report. Ms. Kolhi (39), from Thar is a member of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari-led Pakistan People’s Party (PPP). She won the election for the reserved seat for women from Sindh. Her election represents a major milestone for women and minority rights in Pakistan. Earlier, PPP had elected first […]

US imposes sanctions on three individuals with alleged links to Pakistan-based terror networks

The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on three individuals believed to be working with terrorist networks based in Pakistan. The US administration called on the governments of Pakistan and other South Asian countries to deny sanctuary to dangerous individuals and organisations. The US has listed Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan as Specially Designated Global Terrorists and prohibited American citizens from engaging […]

Kulbhushan Jadhav granted consular access by Pak. To meet his family today.

On Monday, the Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Khwaja M Asif granted a consular access to India, in connection with Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is a former Indian Navy Officer and was sentenced to death on the charges of espionage. The Foreign Minister of Pakistan told the media that they are going to allow a meeting between Kulbhushan Jadhav and his family. His family beng his wife and his mother. He also added […]

Migration levels fall in India from Bangladesh and Pakistan: UNDESA Reports

The latest reports by the United Nations have reported that the population of Bangladeshi migrants living in India has come down to 3.1 million in the current times. Since the beginning of the year 2000 this figure has come down by 800,000 the report states. The year 2000 saw the number of Bangladeshi migrants in India at 3.9 million, which has now come down to 3.1 million in 2017. Moreover, […]

No lessons on democracy please: Modi govt hits back at Pakistan

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit back at Pakistan over its response to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegations that the neighbouring country is interfering in Gujarat Assembly elections. Referring to the response of Pakistan foreign ministry spokesperson Mohammad Faisal, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad condemned the “unwarranted statement”, saying “Pakistan must stop giving us lessons”. abhor outside interference in India’s internal affairs. Pakistan’s promotion of terrorism in India is […]

Pakistan not wearing bangles :Farooq Abudulla

Pakistan not wearing bangles :Farooq Abudulla After his “PoK belongs to Pakistan” remark last week, National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah today made another controversial statement saying Pakistan was “not weak and not wearing bangles to allow India to take that part of Jammu and Kashmir under its occupation”. Abdullah was speaking to supporters at a rally in Uri when he said: “How long shall we keep saying that (PoK) is […]