INDIA & PAKISTAN

Eight labourers killed as van buried by landslide in Pakistan

Eight labourers killed as van buried by landslide in Pakistan

Islamabad:  At least eight laborers were killed and several others went missing as a passenger van got buried by a landslide in Pakistan’s north Kohistan district, local reports said on Tuesday. The landslide completely buried the van at a main highway late on Monday night, and the rescue operation started early on Tuesday morning by […]

Delhi Police files chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case

Delhi Police files chargesheet against Kanhaiya Kumar, others in JNU sedition case

Srinagar: The Delhi Police filed a chargesheet on Monday against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case lodged in 2016. The police also charged former JNU students Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya for allegedly shouting anti-India slogans during an event on the university campus on February […]

Can’t allow Assam to become another Kashmir: Himanta Biswa Sarma on Citizenship Bill

Can’t allow Assam to become another Kashmir: Himanta Biswa Sarma on Citizenship Bill

Srinagar: Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma while defending the controversial citizenship bill on Friday said its implementation is a must for the state to ensure it does not face a Kashmir-like situation in the future. Sarma claimed that the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill can be an “opportunity” for not just Assam but the entire Northeastern part […]

Attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi planned in Afghanistan with support of India: Pakistan

Attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi planned in Afghanistan with support of India: Pakistan

Srinagar: Karachi Police Chief Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh during a media briefing on Friday said that the attack on the Chinese consulate in Karachi was planned in Afghanistan with the support of Indian intelligence officials. In November last year, three heavily armed militants attempted to enter the Chinese consulate in the ‘high security zone’ of Clifton’s […]

Pakistan anti-terrorism court sentences cyberstalker to 24 yrs in jail

Pakistan anti-terrorism court sentences cyberstalker to 24 yrs in jail

Lahore:  An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan has sentenced a cyberstalker to 24 years in jail for blackmailing 200 lady doctors and nurses through their social media accounts – the maximum punishment awarded to a convict in the offence related to social media crimes in the country’s history. Anti-Terrorism Court Lahore Judge Sajjad Ahmad on Wednesday […]

India to fully operationalise Chabahar port soon; Iranian bank branch to open in Mumbai: Gadkari

India to fully operationalise Chabahar port soon; Iranian bank branch to open in Mumbai: Gadkari

New Delhi: India is hopeful to fully operationalise the strategic Chabahar port in the Sistan-Balochistan province of Iran; and the government has allowed an Iranian bank to open a branch in Mumbai for related transactions, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said Tuesday. Gadkari, after Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif called on him, said that […]