Pakistan says Indian Army chief’s remarks ‘provocative’

ISLAMABAD: Hours after Indian Army chief Gen Bikram Singh warned against any ceasefire violations on the LoC, the Pakistani military today said such “provocative” statements were counterproductive. A statement issued by the Pakistani military’s media wing claimed Singh’s statement was “contrary to the facts on ground”. “Such accusation and provocative statements are regrettable and counterproductive,” […]

Haj 2014: 20% cut in quota to stay

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that it would continue to impose a 20 per cent cut in foreign pilgrims and a 50 per cent reduction in domestic pilgrims during the 2014 Haj. “The government will continue to request foreign countries to slash the quota of their Haj pilgrims by 20 per cent due to […]

Indian held at Sharjah Airport while trying to smuggle gold

Dubai: An Indian man was on Saturday arrested at Sharjah International Airport in the United Arab Emirates while trying to smuggle out 12 gold biscuits to India. The suspect, who was identified Gh RA was nabbed by customs officers at the airport. He was heading to India according to an official spokesperson from Sharjah Police. […]

Online solution to conflicting medical opinions in the offing

NEW DELHI: Confused over differing medical opinions? Now, some renowned names in medical science from across the globe will be a click away to help one decide the best course of action. The initiative, known as MediCounsel, has a network of 600 doctors across 40 super specialities including Harvard Medical Institute, Henry Ford Health System, […]

Hafiz Saeed against ‘secret deal’ on Kashmir

Lahore: Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed on Saturday warned the Pakistan government against striking a “secret deal” with India on the Kashmir issue. “We cannot leave the Kashmiri people at the mercy of India. Kashmiris have not sacrificed lives to divide Kashmir,” he said during a meeting with supporters here. “We will not allow the […]

Pak sisters withdraw Rs 17 lakh, burn it near bank

Snehesh Alex Philip Islamabad: Two sisters in Pakistan’s Punjab province withdrew Rs 17 lakh from their account and burnt them in front of the bank branch. Naheed, 40, and Rubina, 35, of Jhelum’s Bilal Town area visited the Chak Nasa branch of National Bank of Pakistan three days ago to withdraw Rs 1.7 million from […]

Person not named in FIR can be tried: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday held a person can be made an accused by the trial court in case evidence crops up during the proceedings even if he has not been named in the FIR or chargesheet. A five-judge Constitution Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the trial court has […]

Pak seeks early resumption of dialogue with India

Islamabad: Pakistan on Thursday sought early resumption of the stalled dialogue process with India but acknowledged forward movement was unlikely before the upcoming Indian general elections. Foreign Office spokesperson Tasnim Aslam told a weekly news briefing that Pakistan has all along emphasised the need for the early resumption of the dialogue. “We hope that it […]

Consider making moral education compulsory, HC tells GoI, NCERT

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday asked the Indian government and the National Council for Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to “examine” and consider a plea to make moral education compulsory in the curriculum from nursery to university level. “The government (Ministry of Human Resource Development) is directed to examine and consider it […]

2 PaK bank executives record statement in Mumbai attacks case

M Zulqernain Lahore/Islamabad: One of the alleged Lashker-e-Toiba trainers involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks used to frequently get money transfers into his account, two Pakistani bank executives told an anti-terrorism court on Wednesday. The two bankers of the Muslim Commercial Bank in Pakistan-administered Kashmir(PaK) recorded their statements during the hearing of the Mumbai attacks […]