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DESPICABLE attacks in Quetta and Parachinar yesterday — one of the most sacred days of Ramazan — have caused a terrible loss of life and injury.


A SECOND confession, and yet more revelations. The ISPR on Thursday released another video recording of convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in which he gave further information about his subversive activities in Pakistan.


In what some might consider an unusual intervention the Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit — whose tenure ends at the end of July 2017 — has said that ‘there is room for rethink’ in the case of the spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.


IN a society where a culture of violence and machismo seems to have become entrenched, journalists — whose job it is to report on events and developments both positive and otherwise — can often find themselves in a difficult situation.


One wonders why PPP that loves to describe itself as “liberal and progressive” party always surrenders to the pressure of right wingers and other influential groups.


Afghanistan over the last couple of years, has understood the advantage of playing the victim card; both on national and international.


The predominant theme of my work is the crossing of frontiers of nationality, culture, and language in three areas of the Indian subcontinent: India, Pakistan, and Kashmir.


Congratulations are in order following the national team’s win in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy. India playing eleven was far better than Pakistan’s chances on paper in terms of their past performance — reflected in a better ODI ranking as well — but it was completely outmanoeuvred by the national side.


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s appearance at the Supreme Court Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on Thursday is being called a farce by some, but is undoubtedly one of the landmark moments in the history of accountability in the country.


Forced conversion is among the many issues religious minorities in Pakistan face. The alleged abduction and conversion of a minor Hindu girl in Thar has enraged the Hindu community of the area.


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spotlight image A career diplomat, Chitranganee Wagiswara, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, is the first woman to be the island nation’s envoy to India. As Foreign Secretary, she was Sri Lanka’s top diplomat for 18 months before being posted to New Delhi.
India has accused the United Nations Security Council and the international community of tending to ignore the terrorists ravaging Afghanistan and their backers while these forces “have stood up against one of the biggest collective military efforts in the world.”
Close Canada-India collaboration in health and wellness is a journey that commenced in 2015 in Toronto, when the first major health summit was held, and ended in March 2017 in New Delhi.
With weird concoction like "Beer Yoga" getting popular as the next big international fitness craze, the ancient art of inner blossoming is seemingly going topsy-turvy. And as yoga hogs the limelight on its third International Day, the loud call for saving the spirit of the ancient and modern practice can't be swept under
The death of deputy superintendent Mohammed Ayub Pandith at the hands of a lynch mob highlights the dangers to the police in Kashmir today, whether from gun-wielding militants or locals disgruntled with the Indian State.
Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected Prime Minister of Nepal at an especially fragile time in the life of the 11-year-old Himalayan republic.
The rapid rise of Mohammed bin Salman, from one among many princes in the al-Saud royal family to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia within a span of two years, is an unprecedented development in the history of the Kingdom.
A United States fighter downed a Syrian military aircraft for the first time when it bombed a Syrian rebel faction backed by Washington.

Title: Reporting Pakistan; Author: Meena Menon; Publisher: Viking/Penguin Random House; Pages: 340; Price: Rs 599


  A former Indian civil servant, who is currently a professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Duke University, US spent long periods in distant villages and city slums of India. The result? A scholarly book that presen...


  Title: The Exile; Author:  Cathy Scott-Clark & Adrian Levy; Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; Pages: 640; Price: Rs 699


Jim Corbett was a British-Indian hunter and tracker-turned-conservationist, author and naturalist; who started off as an officer in the British army and attained the rank of a colonel. Frequently called in to kill man-eating tigers or leopards,...


Title: Bollywood Boom; Author: Roopa Swaminathan; Publisher: Penguin; Price: Rs 399; Pages: 221

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