INDIA & PAKISTAN

Pakistan judge ‘blackmailed’ into issuing verdict against Sharif: Maryam

Pakistan judge ‘blackmailed’ into issuing verdict against Sharif: Maryam

Lahore: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz has released a video clip purportedly showing an accountability court judge allegedly confessing that he was “blackmailed and forced” to convict former premier Nawaz Sharif in a corruption case. Addressing a press conference in Lahore on Saturday alongside the top leadership of the PML-N, Maryam, the daughter of […]

India says Pakistan trying to hoodwink international community with cosmetic steps against ‘terror groups’

India says Pakistan trying to hoodwink international community with cosmetic steps against ‘terror groups’

New Delhi: Pakistan is trying to hoodwink the international community with its “cosmetic” steps against ‘terror groups’, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday. The MEA’s response came after Pakistan claimed that it had “booked” Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed and 12 of his close associates for “terrorism financing” in 23 cases, amidst growing global pressure […]

IMF approves $6 billion package for Pakistan

IMF approves $6 billion package for Pakistan

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved $6 billion bailout package for Pakistan after the country agreed to enforce flexible exchange rate, enhance taxes and end circular debt –the weaknesses that have remained unaddressed despite availing nearly two-dozen programmes, Express Tribune reported. The IMF will immediately disburse the $1 billion out of $6 billion […]

I have resigned as Congress president, CWC should quickly decide on successor: Rahul Gandhi

I have resigned as Congress president, CWC should quickly decide on successor: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said he is no longer Congress president and the party’s working committee should meet immediately to decide on his successor. Gandhi told reporters he has already resigned and the Congress Working Committee should make the appointment soon.  “I am no longer the Congress president. I have already resigned. The CWC […]

Six dead, 19 missing in Maharashtra dam breach

Six dead, 19 missing in Maharashtra dam breach

Mumbai: At least six people were killed and 19 went missing after a dam in Maharashtra’s coastal Konkan region breached following incessant rains leading to flood-like situation in downstream villages, officials said on Wednesday. The Tiware dam in Ratnagiri district developed a breach late Tuesday night after heavy rains, a district official said. A local […]