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It is true that the Panama judgment had errors, and that the judiciary has had a dark past. However, using that past as a defense against present cases, and to delegitimise the role of judiciary is a condemnable move and the last resort of a desperate politician.


Three policemen including Additional Inspector General (AIG) Telecommunications Hamid Shakeel have become victims of the latest terror attack that struck Quetta on Thursday. The martyred AIG had served as the Investigations and Operations DIG in the city and was reportedly on the hit list of sectarian militants since long.


UPON the indignity of disqualification has been heaped further humiliation. The detailed judgement dismissing the review petitions filed by Nawaz Sharif and his family makes for devastating reading.


US President Donald Trump arrived in Japan Sunday, officially embarking on his first Asia tour since assuming office. Trump hasn't elaborated on his Asia or Asia-Pacific strategy before, and some analysts believe that Trump does not want to be bound by strategy, rather, he hopes to take more flexible actions that will benefit his "America First" policy.


When the legislation allowing military courts to try civilians was passed in the aftermath of the Army Public School (APS) massacre in 2012, one lawmaker had famously stated that it was ‘the last breath taken by Parliament’.


Hazara police have sought help of clerics to check the incidents of so-called honour-based killings. The police officials in districts of Kohistan have urged clerics to issue decrees against ‘honour’-related crimes.


Gender inequality is so pervasive that it will take a century to close the global gender gap at the current rate of change.


In Pakistan, journalists have to face pressures from both state and non-state actors while carrying out their routine duty ie informing the public of the facts.


Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was deposed in September 2017 by the Supreme Court for not being a good Muslim under Article 63 of the constitution.


All parliamentary parties have rejected including the military and judiciary in the ambit of a new accountability law, dealing a blow to the hopes of a unified, across-the-board accountability mechanism.


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spotlight image Sergio Arispe Barrientos, Ambassador of  Bolivia to India is, at 37, the youngest head of mission in New Delhi. Only the second envoy from his country to India, Barrientos, who presented his credentials to the Indian President last month, feels he has arrived at a propitious time, when India’s focus is on so
On February 15, 2017 Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C37) successfully launched the 714 kg Cartosat-2 series satellite along with 103 co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. 12 minutes later, writes Anil Bhat
While most Indians were observing recent domestic political developments; with surprise defeats for the ruling BJP in its pocket boroughs and a likelihood of the opposition uniting against the Party for the 2019 national elections, writes Tridivesh Singh Maini
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday talked over telephone and pledged to deepen bilateral ties and promote mutual trust, writes Gaurav Sharma 
Famous for its pursuit of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan has a new cause for joy: In recognition of its Gross National Income (GNI) growth and social development, the kingdom is poised to graduate from the UN category of the world's poorest known as the Least Developed Countries (LDC), writes Arul Louis
Prem Sharma sells gutka (a combination of betel nuts, tobacco and mouth freshener) and cigarettes near the Vijay Nagar square in Indore, the commercial capital of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. However, the most visible part of his tiny business is the dustbin that he does not dare to lose. The case is similar with pretty

While India has regained its position as the world’s fastest growing large economy – with the uptick in GDP expansion at 6.7% in Q3 of 2017-18 – sustaining it critically depend...


What is history? How does a land become a homeland? How are cultural identities formed? The Making of Early Kashmir explores these questions in relation to the birth of Kashmir and the discursive and material practices that shaped it up to the ...


A group of teenagers in a Karachi high school puts on a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible— and one goes missing. The incident sets off ripples through their already fraught education in lust and witches, and over the years ...


Title: Do We Not Bleed?: Reflections of a 21-st Century Pakistani; Author: Mehr Tarar; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599


From antiquity, the Muslim faith has been plagued by the portrayal of Muslim men regularly misusing this perceived “right” to divorce their wives instantly by simply uttering “talaq” thrice.


'Another South Asia!' edited by Dev Nath Pathak makes a critical engagement with the questions about South Asia: What is South Asia? How can one pin down the idea of regionalism in South Asia wherein inter-state relations are often char...