Putin calls Modi as Russia offers mediation between India, Pakistan

MOSCOW: Russia is ready to mediate between India and Pakistan to try to calm tensions between the two nuclear powers, Russian government officials said on Thursday, warning of the risk of further clashes between the two countries. Moscow made the offer after Pakistan said it was considering returning a captured Indian pilot and as US […]

Pakistan airspace closure leads to increase in train passengers

Islamabad:- With Pakistan’s airspace closed amid heightened tension between Islamabad and New Delhi, many passengers turned to the Pakistan Railways to make their trips to Karachi, Lahore and other parts of the country, the media reported on Friday.  The development comes amid the two-day closure of the Pakistani airspace. The Railways Rawalpindi division received a higher […]

Pakistani village asks: Where are bodies of militants India says it bombed?

JABBA — The only confirmed victim of India’s air strike against Pakistan is still unsure why he was shaken awake in the early hours of Tuesday by an explosion that rocked his mud brick house and left him with a cut above his right eye. “They say they wanted to hit some terrorists. What terrorists […]

US puts million-dollar bounty on bin Laden’s son

Washington:- The United States on Thursday offered up to $1m for information leading to the identification or whereabouts of Osama bin Laden’s son.  The State Department described Hamza bin Laden as a “leader” within al-Qaeda who is growing in prominence within the US-designated “terror” group. The junior bin Laden has released audio and video messages on the internet […]

Israel playing major role in India-Pakistan conflict: UK Analyst

A prominent British columnist has argued that Israel’s warming relations with India has contributed to the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan amid fears of an all-out conflict between the two nuclear-armed rivals. Robert Fisk, the senior analyst writing for The Independent, said in an article on Thursday that Israel was desperately seeking to capitalize on the […]

‘India Needs Major Transformation In Sports Reforms’

NEW DELHI —There is a certain division in the country when it comes to sports. Due to the difference in sports policies & operations per state, there lies a conflict as to which authority should take up the initiative of promoting sports, building a culture and creating infrastructure for the growth of sports in India. […]

Pak To Lodge UN Complaint Against India For ‘Eco-Terrorism’ Forest Bombing

ISLAMABAD — Pakistan plans to lodge a complaint against India at the United Nations, accusing it of “eco-terrorism” over air strikes that damaged pine trees and brought the nuclear-armed nations to blows, a government minister said on Friday. India and Pakistan are amidst their biggest stand-off in many years, with the United States and other […]

At OIC Meet, Sushma Swaraj Quotes Rig Veda, Quran  

ABU DHABI — Amid ongoing Indo-Pak tensions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj raised the issue of terrorism at the foreign ministers’ conference of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and called on the influential group to ask countries that harbour terrorist organisations to dismantle the terror infrastructure in their countries. “If we want to save humanity then […]

UNGA President Concerned Over Situation Between India, Pak

UNITED NATIONS — UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa is following with “great concern” the situation between India and Pakistan and calls on both sides to seek dialogue to avoid an escalation of tensions, her spokesperson said. Espinosa’s spokesperson Monica Grayley said the UNGA President stresses that the use of “diplomatic means is basically […]

IAF Pilot’s Release: Separatist, Mainstream Leaders Welcome ‘Peace Overture’ 

SRINAGAR — Mainstream and separatist leaders Thursday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement that captured IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman will be released on Friday, urging the Indian government to reciprocate to the “peace overture.”  “The decision to hand over Wing Commander Abhinandan is a great gesture & shouldn’t be seen in isolation. It […]

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