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India-Taliban relations

After taking control of Kabul, the Taliban have claimed the right to raise a voice for Muslims anywhere, including Kashmir. This places them directly at loggerheads with India, who has been one of the most vociferous opponents of the hardliner’s

Will Syed Ali Geelani’s demise impact the Kashmiri freedom movement?

Veteran Hurriyat leader and the icon of the Kashmir freedom movement, Syed Ali Geelani, has passed away in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Syed Ali Geelani was a stalwart of the Kashmiris resistance against the atrocities by Indian forces. His

Pakistan expresses concern over ‘illicit sale’ of radioactive material in India

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office has expressed serious concern over fresh reports of theft and illicit sale of radioactive material in India. In response to media queries, Foreign Office spokesperson said that this is a matter of grave concern for the international

Social media propaganda

In the modern world, battles are fought not just on the ground but on new platforms such as the internet and social media. In recent days, a sinister campaign has been launched against Pakistan amid the increasing violence from a

Pakistan rejects baseless Indian allegations over infiltration across LoC

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has categorically rejected the baseless Indian allegations that Islamabad wanted to infiltrate so-called “terrorists” via the Line of Control. Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in response to reports in the Indian media quoting “an unnamed” Indian security

Tokyo Olympics: India wins hockey bronze after victory over Germany

TOKYO: India won the bronze medal in hockey after a thrilling 5-4 victory over Germany at the Tokyo Games on Thursday, giving the country its first Olympic medal in the sport in more than forty years. India forward Simranjeet Singh

Two years of Kashmir siege

It has been two years since the people of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been placed under a debilitating communication and economic blockade. The fascist Modi regime continues to perpetuate untold atrocities against hapless Kashmiris and manages to get away

FM Qureshi urges India to end state terrorism in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday called upon India to rescind its unilateral action of August 5, 2019, on Jammu and Kashmir and end all forms of oppression and state terrorism. “India must respect the United Nations Security

Sabotaging KPL

A row has erupted over the hosting of the Kashmir Premier League (KPL) cricket tournament. India is visibly irked about the tournament being held in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and is making all-out attempts to sabotage the event. The

India assumes UNSC presidency

India has assumed the presidency of the powerful United Nations Security Council for the month of August. This will frustrate Pakistan’s plan of raising the Kashmir issue at the global forum and will also bring on a collision course with

Pakistan hopes India will abide by rules after assuming UNSC Presidency

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has expressed the hope that India would abide by the relevant rules and norms governing the United Nations as it assumes the Presidency of the Security Council. India, which is currently a non-permanent member of UNSC for a

Indian govt begins messaging shift to rival Koo after Twitter spat

NEW DELHI: Twitter is fast losing its sheen as a favoured communications tool for many Indian government departments and ministers keen to promote home-grown rival Koo while the US firm comes under fire for non-compliance with India’s laws. The most

Indian spying scandal

Pakistan has demanded a probe by United Nations against the widespread use of Israeli-developed Pegasus software to spy on politicians, journalists, and human rights activists around the world. India used the software for cyber-surveillance in gross violations of fundamental human

Pakistan seeks UN probe of India’s use of Pegasus spyware

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan called on the United Nations to investigate whether India used Israeli-made Pegasus spyware to spy on public figures including Prime Minister Imran Khan. The prime minister’s phone number was on a list of what an investigation by a

Shoaib Akhtar predicts Pakistan will beat India in T20 World Cup final

LAHORE: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has predicted that India and Pakistan will reach the final of the T20 World Cup and Pakistan will beat India. “I have a feeling Pakistan and India will play in the T20 World Cup final

England announces squad for first two Tests against India

LONDON: England have announced a 17-member squad for the first two Tests against India, starting from August 4 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The home side will see the return of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Johnny Bairstow and Sam Curran

T20 World Cup: India, Pakistan placed in same group

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the groups for the T20 World Cup 2021 to be hosted by India in Oman and the United Arab Emirates from 17 October to 14 November. The groups, selected on the basis

India bans Mastercard from issuing new cards in data storage row

MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has indefinitely barred Mastercard from issuing new debit or credit cards to domestic customers for violating data storage rules, dealing a blow to the US company in a key market. In a notification,

India evacuates staff from Kandahar consulate as Taliban advance

NEW DELHI: India has decided to temporarily close its consulate in Kandahar as the Taliban’s claims about taking Afghan territory grow. Indian sent a special Indian Air Force flight to evacuate about 50 diplomats and security back to Delhi in

Modi shuffles cabinet ministers amid COVID-19 crisis

NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday appointed new federal ministers for health, IT and oil as part of a reshuffle in a bid to reinvigorate his government amid fierce criticism of its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

PM Imran Khan, India’s Modi among press freedom ‘predators’ list

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been added to the “Press freedom predators” list by the Reporters Without Borders, an organisation that aims at safeguarding the right to freedom of information. Saudi Crown Prince

Indian terror financing

India’s nefarious designs have once again have exposed after its links have been proven in the Johar Town explosion in Lahore last week. The Indian media rejoiced at Pakistan being retained in the FATF’s grey list but it is now

Sports revival

Sports was the biggest victim of the coronavirus pandemic and events were sidelined for much of the past two years. It still remains a huge logistical and economic challenge in holding large sporting events despite the progress we have made

Pakistan rejects Indian minister’s statement on drone attack in IoK

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office has rejected a statement by Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs regarding alleged drone attack in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In a statement, the Foreign Office said Pakistan categorically rejects the irresponsible

UAE retains ban on flights from India, Pakistan

DUBAI: A United Arab Emirates ban on entry from India, Pakistan, and twelve other countries remains in place, the federal aviation authority said, after Dubai had announced it would ease entry restrictions from those countries. In a Notice to Airmen

T20 World Cup set to be shifted from India to UAE

NEW DELHI: The T20 World Cup is set to be shifted to the United Arab Emirates due to the COVID-19 situation in India. The Indian cricket board will inform the International Cricket Council (ICC) about its decision to shift the

Modi’s U-turn on IoK

Indian Prime Minister Modi will hold an all-parties meeting with Kashmiri political leaders in New Delhi where the revocation of the autonomous status of the region and fresh elections are on the cards. The meeting is certainly a walk back

New Zealand beats India to become inaugural Test champion

SOUTHHAMPTON: New Zealand won the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) title, beating India by eight wickets in a tense final at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday. The weather-disrupted final marked the culmination of a two-year cycle of the WTC, which

NSA Moeed Yusuf will not meet Indian, Afghan counterparts during SCO meeting

ISLAMABAD: National Security Advisor Dr Moeed Yusuf has left for Dushanbe on Sunday to participate in the 16th meeting of the Secretaries of the Security Council of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states being held on 22-23 June 2021.

Qureshi writes to UN calling for action against Indian repression in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called upon United Nations Security Council (UNSC) President and the UN Secretary General to take note of the repression in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In a letter addressed to the