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  • My dream is to see India and Pakistan become 'true good friends': Malala Yousafzai Feb 28, 2021 07:16 PM IST

    My dream is to see India and Pakistan become 'true good friends': Malala Yousafzai

    Yousafzai, a Pakistani activist for girls education who miraculously survived a bullet to the head from the militant Taliban in October 2012, said the news of internet shutdown and arrests of activists "protesting peacefully" in India is "worrying" and expressed the hope that the government will make sure that people are heard.

  • Jammu And Kashmir |Arrival of 'sticky bombs' sets off alarm bells Feb 28, 2021 06:15 PM IST

    Jammu And Kashmir |Arrival of 'sticky bombs' sets off alarm bells

    The arrival of the sticky bombs in India-controlled Kashmir – including 15 seized in a February raid – raises concerns that an unnerving tactic attributed to the Taliban insurgents in nearby Afghanistan could be spreading to the India-Pakistan conflict.

  • Pakistan may resume import of cotton from India: Report Feb 28, 2021 01:56 PM IST

    Pakistan may resume import of cotton from India: Report

    Citing sources in the Ministry of Commerce, The Express Tribune reported that Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood may take a decision on whether to import cotton and yarn from India next week.

  • Pakistan ready to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue with India: Imran Khan Feb 27, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Pakistan ready to resolve all outstanding issues through dialogue with India: Imran Khan

    In his first comments since the militaries of India and Pakistan jointly announced on Thursday that they have agreed to strictly observe all agreements on the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and other sectors, Khan said, "The onus of creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India."

  • Indo-Pakistan ceasefire along LoC will have no bearing on counter-terrorism operations in J&K: Army Feb 27, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    Indo-Pakistan ceasefire along LoC will have no bearing on counter-terrorism operations in J&K: Army

    He said the northern command, which looks after the security of the twin union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, remained on the highest alert and made possible what was believed impossible by the bravery, grit and determination of its personnel in the face of challenging situations along the border.

  • Experts welcome ceasefire pact between India and Pakistan, say cross-border terror needs to be watched Feb 26, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    Experts welcome ceasefire pact between India and Pakistan, say cross-border terror needs to be watched

    A joint statement issued in Islamabad and New Delhi said the Director Generals of Military Operations of the two countries held discussions over the established mechanism of hotline contact and reviewed the situation along the LoC and all other sectors in a "free, frank and cordial" atmosphere. The agreement came into effect from the midnight of February 24/25.

  • The surprise India-Pakistan ceasefire call and what it means, explained Feb 26, 2021 05:09 PM IST

    The surprise India-Pakistan ceasefire call and what it means, explained

    The India-Pakistan ceasefire move coincides with a new incumbent in the White House and no sooner than India began the disengagement process with China. What is the significance, can it hold and other questions answered.

  • 2 years since Balakot: Why air strike was IAF’s most significant action since 1971 war Feb 26, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    2 years since Balakot: Why air strike was IAF’s most significant action since 1971 war

    The 'non-military' and 'pre-emptive' air strike by the Indian Air Force in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province was India’s response to the Pulwama terror attack

  • US State Department welcomes India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire Feb 26, 2021 08:38 AM IST

    US State Department welcomes India-Pakistan joint statement on ceasefire

    India and Pakistan, in a joint statement issued on February 25, said they had agreed to 'strict observance' of all agreements, understandings and cease firing along the Line of Control and all other sectors.

  • Pakistan remains on FATF 'grey list'; terror watchdog flags deficiency in checking terror-financing Feb 26, 2021 07:35 AM IST

    Pakistan remains on FATF 'grey list'; terror watchdog flags deficiency in checking terror-financing

    Marcus Pleyer, president of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), said the deadline given to Pakistan has already expired and asked Islamabad to address their concerns "as quickly as possible".

  • Balakot, two years on: What changed for Indian Air Force since the airstrike Feb 26, 2021 07:17 AM IST

    Balakot, two years on: What changed for Indian Air Force since the airstrike

    Since the Balakot airstrike in 2019, the Indian Air Force has undertaken several reformative measures to bolster its operational capabilities.

  • RSS chief advocates 'Akhand Bharat', says Pakistan in distress ever since partitioned from India Feb 25, 2021 07:29 PM IST

    RSS chief advocates 'Akhand Bharat', says Pakistan in distress ever since partitioned from India

    Stressing that the concept of 'Akhand Bharat' is possible, Bhagwat said some people had expressed serious doubts before the partition of the country in 1947 whether Pakistan would be formed, but it happened.

  • Pakistan MP Salahuddin Ayubi marries 14-year-old Balochistan girl, probe launched Feb 23, 2021 03:52 PM IST

    Pakistan MP Salahuddin Ayubi marries 14-year-old Balochistan girl, probe launched

    Tahafuz-e-Haqooq-e-Chitral, a local NGO, raised the issue after being informed about the marriage of the underage girl with Ayubi, who is reportedly in his late 50s.

  • India allows Pakistan PM Imran Khan to use Indian airspace during Sri Lanka visit Feb 23, 2021 08:51 AM IST

    India allows Pakistan PM Imran Khan to use Indian airspace during Sri Lanka visit

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scheduled to travel to Colombo on a two-day trip from February 22.

  • Pakistan unlikely to exit grey list' as FATF meets to decide its fate: Report Feb 21, 2021 09:25 PM IST

    Pakistan unlikely to exit grey list' as FATF meets to decide its fate: Report

    The virtual FATF plenary will be held in Paris from February 22 to 25 to consider cases of various countries on the grey list, including Pakistan, and a decision will be made at the conclusion of the meetings

  • Pakistan to get 2.8 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from COVAX Feb 19, 2021 01:06 PM IST

    Pakistan to get 2.8 million AstraZeneca vaccine doses from COVAX

    Pakistan this month started the anti-coronavirus vaccination drive with 500,000 doses of Sinopharm’s vaccine donated by its ally China.

  • Pakistan's internet services disrupted after undersea cable develops fault Feb 18, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Pakistan's internet services disrupted after undersea cable develops fault

    The glitch was reported on Wednesday at the international submarine cable system near Egypt's Abu Talat area, following which the country experienced the lower internet speeds and frequent outages.

  • Taliban tweet threatens Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai; Twitter removes account Feb 18, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Taliban tweet threatens Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai; Twitter removes account

    The threat prompted Malala Yousafzai to tweet herself, asking both the Pakistan military and Prime Minister Imran Khan to explain how her alleged shooter, Ehsanullah Ehsan, had escaped from government custody.

  • Indian army briefs foreign envoys visiting J-K on role of Pakistan in running terror factories across LoC Feb 18, 2021 12:10 PM IST

    Indian army briefs foreign envoys visiting J-K on role of Pakistan in running terror factories across LoC

    The envoys, including from member states of the European Union (EU), Brazil, Malaysia, were also briefed about the role of the Pakistani army in helping terrorist infiltrate into India, infiltration patterns and use of drones by Pakistan to airdrop weapons meant for terrorists, officials said.

  • Why India should pay attention to the Taliban's pledge in Turkmenistan Feb 17, 2021 02:49 PM IST

    Why India should pay attention to the Taliban's pledge in Turkmenistan

    The TAPI pipeline project has been riddled with problems, primarily security issues in Afghanistan, as much of the pipeline runs through Taliban-controlled territory. This is what makes the Taliban's support important

  • Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed faces backlash on comment 'fired tear gas on people to test it' Feb 15, 2021 05:25 PM IST

    Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed faces backlash on comment 'fired tear gas on people to test it'

    Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said the 'real problem' was was not the tear gas shelling but the pay raise that 'amounts to billions of rupees in this time of inflation [and is a burden on the] treasury'.

  • Two years of Pulwama attack: Recalling what happened, how India hit back with the Balakot airstrike Feb 14, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    Two years of Pulwama attack: Recalling what happened, how India hit back with the Balakot airstrike

    The Pulwama terror attack, carried out by militants affiliated to Pakistan-based extremist organisation LeT, claimed the lives of 40 Indian security personnel. The attack had shook the entire nation, and was followed by the retaliatory Balakot strikes by the Indian Air Force (IAF).

  • Kashmir | What has changed in 18 months Feb 10, 2021 09:40 AM IST

    Kashmir | What has changed in 18 months

    India’s policies and steps taken since August 5, 2019, in J&K have left Pakistan without a response. Its decades-old tactics of instigating the locals, and causing unrest has been blunted by the Centre. Perhaps this is why Islamabad’s all-weather friend, China, has resorted to antics in eastern Ladakh

  • EIU Democracy Index 2020: India slips to 53rd rank, scores of neighbours improve marginally Feb 03, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    EIU Democracy Index 2020: India slips to 53rd rank, scores of neighbours improve marginally

    India's fall in the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Democracy Index 2020 was attributed to the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the subsequent riots in Delhi and an 'increasing influence of religion' under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's tenure.

  • India, Pakistan must resolve Jammu & Kashmir issue peacefully: Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa Feb 03, 2021 11:41 AM IST

    India, Pakistan must resolve Jammu & Kashmir issue peacefully: Pakistan Army Chief General Bajwa

    General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s remarks assume significance as it hints at possible softening of Pakistan’s stand on Jammu & Kashmir and the country's aim to improve bilateral ties with India.

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