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Pakistan charts a new course under the PTI

Pakistan charts a new course under the PTI

Author: Sajjad Ashraf, Islamabad Pakistan?s politics remained typically bumpy during 2018. The year centred initially on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified from holding public office for life and sentenced to a 10-year prison term for possessing undeclared wealth. Sharif?s daughter, his chosen political heir, was sentenced to […]

Amarinder calls PM Modi ?master of deceit?

Amarinder calls PM Modi ?master of deceit?

CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister on Friday described Prime Minister as a ?jumlebaaz? (con artist), ?master of deceit and disinformation?, and the ?worst leader? India had since Independence. The CM?s statement came a day after Modi addressed a rally in Gurdaspur. Amarinder challenged the PM to cite any promise fulfilled by […]

China maintains silence on $2 billion loan to Pakistan

China maintains silence on $2 billion loan to Pakistan

BEIJING: China reportedly agreed to lend at least $2 billion to to shore up its foreign exchange reserves, but Beijing on Wednesday declined to reveal any details. “China and Pakistan are all weather strategic cooperative partners,” Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a media briefing here on Wednesday. […]

UK making forced marriage victims pay repatriation costs

UK making forced marriage victims pay repatriation costs

LONDON: The British government came under fire on Wednesday after it emerged that the foreign and commonwealth office (FCO) is charging victims of forced marriages to return home to the after their rescue overseas. According to statistics from the UK?s Forced Marriage Unit, India ranks fourth among countries where victims […]

PM Modi congratulates Hasina, Delhi eyes Dhaka as key to Act East plan

PM Modi congratulates Hasina, Delhi eyes Dhaka as key to Act East plan

NEW DELHI: With Sheikh Hasina?s Awami League winning handsomely in national elections, India plans to continue investing in to build on the growing economy of its eastern neighbour, and make it the linchpin of India?s Act East policy. PM Modi was the first foreign leader to congratulate Hasina, with whom […]

Sikhs can visit Kartarpur in 15-member groups

Sikhs can visit Kartarpur in 15-member groups

AMRITSAR: government has proposed that Indian will be allowed to visit , , from the proposed Kartarpur Corridor in 15-member groups. The of the proposals, available with security agencies here, mentions that each pilgrim will have to carry his passport and security clearance certificate from the Indian government, in English. […]

Govt calendar traces Gandhi‘s love for Delhi

Govt calendar traces Gandhi‘s love for Delhi

NEW DELHI: On January 28 in 1948, Mahatma Gandhi, wanting to dissipate the smouldering anger of Partition, called upon Hindus and Sikhs to repair the damaged shrine of Khwaja Bakhtiyar Kaki jointly as an act of atonement. He was on a fast unto death, and this was one of his […]

A man?s Rs. 20,000 wedding is winning hearts of millions!

A man?s Rs. 20,000 wedding is winning hearts of millions!

This was the year of ?big fat? weddings where every couple seemed to be in a competition to outwit the other. At a time when newly-weds were busy hosting multiple receptions across the globe, greeting guests who were invited with a wedding card that cost over three lakhs, a man […]

J&K: Riots dip, rioting during encounters up

J&K: Riots dip, rioting during encounters up

NEW DELHI: Rioting on the streets — mob violence and stone pelting — came down four times but rioters disrupting encounters in cordoned-off areas rose six-fold in the last three years in Kashmir. Data accessed exclusively by TOI shows that since 2016, when the Valley slid into unprecedented street violence […]

How ?Abu Huzaifa? is radicalising Indian youths

How ?Abu Huzaifa? is radicalising Indian youths

NEW DELHI: The self-styled terror module busted by the national intelligence agency on Wednesday was being controlled by an online entity by the name of ?Abu Huzaifa al Bakistani? who has been handling close to two dozen youths through various online platforms. Sources said this entity is recruiting and radicalising […]