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  • With cleavers and blowtorches, Pakistan barber offers hair-raising cuts May 15, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    With cleavers and blowtorches, Pakistan barber offers hair-raising cuts

    Abbas adds some layers with the help of a cleaver and butcher's block, while occasionally thinning out a thicker mane with a bit of broken glass.

  • Hindu woman in Pakistan cracks Central Superior Services examination May 11, 2021 03:16 PM IST

    Hindu woman in Pakistan cracks Central Superior Services examination

    Sana Ramachand, an MBBS doctor, is one of the 221 candidates declared successful in the CSS examination out of the 18,553 who had appeared in the written tests.

  • Saudi Arabia announces over 100 projects for cash-strapped Pakistan during Imran Khan's visit May 11, 2021 07:20 AM IST

    Saudi Arabia announces over 100 projects for cash-strapped Pakistan during Imran Khan's visit

    The two sides reportedly emphasised the importance of dialogue between Pakistan and India to resolve outstanding issues between the two countries.

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets BSF patrolling party in J&K’s Samba sector May 03, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    Pakistan violates ceasefire, targets BSF patrolling party in J&K’s Samba sector

    This ceasefire violation by Pakistan was the first such breach since the two countries agreed to hold fire at the Line of Control.

  • COVID-19: India begins accepting foreign aid for the first time in 16 years Apr 29, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    COVID-19: India begins accepting foreign aid for the first time in 16 years

    Around 16 years ago, Manmohan Singh had announced that New Delhi will not accept aid from foreign countries.

  • COVID-19 second wave | Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation offers to help after #IndiaNeedsOxygen trends on Twitter Apr 23, 2021 06:32 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | Pakistan’s Edhi Foundation offers to help after #IndiaNeedsOxygen trends on Twitter

    Edhi Foundation Chairman Faisal Edhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 23, requesting permission for his volunteers and 50 ambulances to enter India and help manage the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives Apr 23, 2021 09:06 AM IST

    Americans advised to avoid all travels to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Maldives

    In a series of travel advisories on Thursday, the authorities also urged Americans to reconsider travel to China and Nepal; exercise increased caution while travelling to Sri Lanka and exercise normal travel precaution to Bhutan, which has been given Level 1, the safest level for travelling overseas.

  • The Afghanistan peace process and India’s role in it Apr 21, 2021 05:14 PM IST

    The Afghanistan peace process and India’s role in it

    It is becoming clearer that with the US exit from Afghanistan, the role of regional countries, including India, Pakistan, China, Iran, Russia and Central Asian republics, is likely to increase 

  • Pakistan: 3 killed as police crack down on Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan supporters Apr 18, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Pakistan: 3 killed as police crack down on Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan supporters

    An injured police officer who identifies himself as Muhammad Umar Farooq says three people were killed and 10 to 15 were injured when police were attacked by enraged protesters.

  • India to grant Pakistan cricket players visas for World T20 Apr 17, 2021 07:53 AM IST

    India to grant Pakistan cricket players visas for World T20

    It has been learnt that BCCI secretary Jay Shah has informed the Apex Council about government's decision on giving visas to the Pakistan players.

  • Pakistan bans WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter amid ongoing Islamist protests Apr 16, 2021 04:05 PM IST

    Pakistan bans WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter amid ongoing Islamist protests

    The Pakistan government is taking these steps in anticipation of violent outbursts across the country, following the Friday prayers, as right-wing Islamist hardliners are supposed to protest the arrest of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan leader Saad Rizvi.

  • Joe Biden's Afghan pullout is a victory for Pakistan. But at what cost? Apr 16, 2021 03:41 PM IST

    Joe Biden's Afghan pullout is a victory for Pakistan. But at what cost?

    If Afghanistan descends into chaos, Pakistanis are bound to feel the burden again just as they did after Afghanistan disintegrated in the 1990s following the Soviet withdrawal.

  • #FranceLeavePakistan French embassy asks citizens, companies to leave Pakistan: Here is why Apr 16, 2021 01:54 PM IST

    #FranceLeavePakistan French embassy asks citizens, companies to leave Pakistan: Here is why

    French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes Von Der Muhll said about 400 to 500 French nationals live in Pakistan.

  • India, Pakistan held secret talks to try to break Kashmir impasse Apr 15, 2021 10:45 PM IST

    India, Pakistan held secret talks to try to break Kashmir impasse

    Kashmir has long been a flashpoint between India and Pakistan, both of which claim all of the region but rule only in part.

  • France advises citizens to leave Pakistan following violent clashes over cartoons of Prophet Mohammad Apr 15, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    France advises citizens to leave Pakistan following violent clashes over cartoons of Prophet Mohammad

    The embassy sent a message to French residents in Pakistan recommending that French nationals leave the country and French companies shut down activities temporarily “due to the serious threats to French interests in Pakistan”.

  • India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan provocations: US intelligence report Apr 14, 2021 09:43 AM IST

    India under PM Modi more likely to respond with military force to Pakistan provocations: US intelligence report

    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) in its Annual Threat Assessment report to the US Congress, said although a general war between India and Pakistan is unlikely, crises between the two are likely to become more intense, risking an escalatory cycle.

  • Pakistan's Hazara women strike back with martial arts Apr 11, 2021 01:14 PM IST

    Pakistan's Hazara women strike back with martial arts

    Hundreds of Pakistani Hazara women are learning how to deliver side kicks and elbow blows as martial arts booms within the marginalised community.

  • Pakistan PM Imran Khan slammed for linking rape with how women dress Apr 08, 2021 03:59 PM IST

    Pakistan PM Imran Khan slammed for linking rape with how women dress

    "This entire concept of purdah (covering up or segregating) is to avoid temptation, not everyone has the willpower to avoid it," Imran Khan said.

  • US says continues to support direct dialogue between India and Pakistan Apr 07, 2021 07:52 AM IST

    US says continues to support direct dialogue between India and Pakistan

    However, the State Department refrained from commenting on the recent decision of the Pakistani Cabinet not to import sugar and cotton from India.

  • COVID-19: Pakistan to vaccinate 80-year-olds and above at their homes Apr 06, 2021 02:59 PM IST

    COVID-19: Pakistan to vaccinate 80-year-olds and above at their homes

    Pakistan's Minister for Planning and Development said the decision was taken keeping in mind the onset of summer and the difficulty senior citizens would face in reaching vaccination centres and waiting in queues.

  • India-Pakistan Trade | Attempt to refloat amidst troubled waters Apr 01, 2021 07:41 PM IST

    India-Pakistan Trade | Attempt to refloat amidst troubled waters

    India’s trade with Pakistan declined by almost 70 percent in 2019-20 over its previous year. The decision to import Indian sugar and cotton could help revive the ponderous bilateral trade.

  • Pakistan decision to import Indian cotton and sugar put on hold: Report Apr 01, 2021 05:34 PM IST

    Pakistan decision to import Indian cotton and sugar put on hold: Report

    In an effort to cool local demand and prices, Pakistan's Economic Coordination Committee on Wednesday gave the go-ahead for the imports, which was to have ended nearly two years of trade suspension between the nuclear-armed rivals.

  • Pakistan to import cotton from India till June-end, sugar up to 500,000 tonnes Mar 31, 2021 06:16 PM IST

    Pakistan to import cotton from India till June-end, sugar up to 500,000 tonnes

    The decision has been taken after considering the economic interests of the common people and small and medium enterprises, Pakistan's finance minister.

  • Imran Khan writes back to PM Modi, says creation of 'enabling environment' imperative for India-Pakistan dialogue Mar 30, 2021 10:48 PM IST

    Imran Khan writes back to PM Modi, says creation of 'enabling environment' imperative for India-Pakistan dialogue

    Khan's letter was in reply to Prime Minister Modi's letter to him last week to extend greetings on the occasion of Pakistan Day.

  • Pakistan's President Arif Alvi tests COVID-19 positive days after taking first vaccine dose Mar 29, 2021 08:29 PM IST

    Pakistan's President Arif Alvi tests COVID-19 positive days after taking first vaccine dose

    Alvi was administered with the first dose of China's Sinopharm vaccine on March 15, followed by Prime Minister Imran Khan who took the jab on March 19.

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