Pak: Government gets 4 days to produce missing Hizb member

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday gave the federal government until March 14 to present Tasif Ali, believed to be a Hizbul Mujahideen activist who went missing on November 23, 2012. A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Nasirul Mulk, heard the case relating to the disappearance of Tasif. During […]

Now, ‘Aam Admi Party’ launched in Pakistan

Lahore: The success of Aam Admi Party in India seems to have crossed boundaries and inspired people in Pakistan, where a party has been launched with the same name. A group led by Arslan-ul-Mulk, a rights activist from Gujranwala, has registered Aam Admi Party (AAP) with the Election Commission of Pakistan. The AAP chairman said […]

BSF gives list of 66 ‘terror camps’ to Bangladesh

SHILLONG: The BSF has handed over a list of 66 camps of north-east insurgents to the Border Guard Bangladesh, seeking actions against them. “We have requested our counterparts in Bangladesh for cooperation in dismantling the camps of insurgents from the region. We have handed over a list of 66 camps that exist in Bangladesh,” Sudhir […]

MEA to launch outreach programme for state govts

New Delhi: In first such initiative, the External Affairs Ministry will hold two major outreach programmes next week to sensitise state governments and other stakeholders and bring them on same page on major issues. The Protocol Division of the Ministry will start the programme by holding a three-day conference beginning March 10 for Protocol Officers […]

Pak, US sign agreement to refurbish Mangla dam

Snehesh Alex Philip   Islamabad: Pakistan and the US on Friday signed a USD 72 million agreement to refurbish and upgrade the Mangla dam located in the Mirpur district of Pakistan-administered Kashmir (PaK). The rehabilitation will improve the operating capacity of the hydroelectric plant at Mangala dam by 90 megawatts (MW), enough electricity for about […]

Indo-Pak tensions over Kashmir threat to regional stability: US

Lalit K Jha Washington: A top Pentagon commander has said that the long-lasting tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir are a threat to regional stability. “Long-standing tensions between Pakistan and India also threaten regional stability as both states have substantial military forces arrayed along their borders and the disputed Kashmir Line of Control,” General […]

Father is natural guardian of child: HC

Mumbai: Holding that a father was a natural guardian of his child, Bombay High Court has ordered the custody of a two-year-old child be handed over to his biological father who had filed a habeas corpus petition after his acquittal in a case for wife’s murder. The child is currently in the custody of his […]

Pak man hands over 3 sons to Hafiz Saeed for ‘jihad’

M Zulqernain LAHORE: A Pakistani man has handed over his three young sons to Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed for jihad. Abu Haider, a Jamaat-ud-Dawa activist, handed over his three sons to Saeed at a workers’ convention Monday in Nankana Sahib, about 80 kilometres from Lahore. “I hand over my three young sons to you […]

Finally, no more two-finger test on rape victims

Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along with Indian Council of Medical […]

LS poll dates to be announced today

New Delhi: The schedule for the Lok Sabha polls will be announced by the Election Commission on Wednesday. With the announcement of poll dates, the Model Code of Conduct for governments and political parties will come into force with immediate effect. The schedule will be announced at a press conference by Chief Election Commissioner V.S. […]