India announces grant of medical visas for Pakistanis

India announces grant of medical visas for Pakistanis

New Delhi, August 16: In a goodwill gesture on India’s Independence Day, Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj announced that India will issue medical visas to Pakistani patients whose requests are pending with the Indian government. In a statement issued in New Delhi Swaraj said that the decision to grant medical visas was being done […]

US bans Pakistan-based Kashmiri terror group Hizbul Mujahiddin

US bans Pakistan-based Kashmiri terror group Hizbul Mujahiddin

Washington, August 16 (Reuters and other sources): The United States on Wednesday said it has banned Hizbul Mujahideen, the largest of the anti-Indian Kashmiri militant groups fighting in the state divided between Pakistan and India. The US Treasury Department, in a statement on its website, said it had listed the Pakistan-based group as a counter-designated […]

India sacks film censor board chief Nihalani, appoints lyricist Prasoon Joshi

India sacks film censor board chief Nihalani, appoints lyricist Prasoon Joshi

New Delhi, August 11 (newsin.asia): The Government of India on Friday sacked the controversial film censor board chief, Pahlaj Nihalani, before the end of his term in January 2018, and appointed in his place the renowned lyricist and advertising honcho Prasoon Joshi. 1971 born Joshi is the CEO of McCann World group India and Chairman (Asia […]

South Asian soldiers’ contribution in WW II was vital in Eritrea, North Africa ,Italy and Myanmar

South Asian soldiers’ contribution in WW II was vital in Eritrea, North Africa ,Italy and Myanmar

By Yasmin Khan/Dawn Debates have been raging recently about the role of South Asian soldiers in the Second World War. The lack of Asian soldiers in the film Dunkirk was pointed out by a writer named Manimugdha S Sharma in the Times of India and debate quickly snowballed. The role of the British Raj in the Second World War is certainly […]

Arms industries in India, China and Pakistan need to modernize to be competitive

Arms industries in India, China and Pakistan need to modernize to be competitive

India, China and Pakistan have indigenous arms industries in order to sustain their independence and assert their power in the region and beyond, but they, China included, lag behind the West in terms of organizational structure and technology, writes P.K.Balachandran in www.southasianmonitor.com. Indeed, all three countries have come a long way from total dependence on […]

Muslim Pakistan gets its first Hindu minister in 20 years

Muslim Pakistan gets its first Hindu minister in 20 years

Islamabad, August 6 (newsin.asia): Muslim majority Pakistan has got its first Hindu Minister in twenty years. The     new Prime Minister, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, has appointed Darshan Lal to lead coordination between four provinces of the Muslim majority country, a government official told Reuters news agency. The Late Rana Chandra Singh ,served in the […]

Why can’t Taxila born Chanakya be part of Pakistan’s historical consciousness?

Why can’t Taxila born Chanakya be part of Pakistan’s historical consciousness?

Chanakya or Kautilya, is just one of many people Pakistan has made a pariah without realizing what they stood for, writes Saif Tahir in Dawn after a visit to Taxila or Takshashila, the birthplace of Chanakya in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunwala province. When nearby residents tire of the daily grind, and when the temperatures soar in the […]

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

Pakistan Supreme Court disqualifies Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar

Islamabad, July 28:  In a landmark ruling on the Panamagate case, the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for not being honest to the nation and the courts. Sharif has since resigned. The court also removed Finance Minister Ishaq Dar from his office as he knew about Prime Minister Sharif’s […]

Pakistani village court orders gang rape as revenge

Pakistani village court orders gang rape as revenge

Multan, July 27 (Reuters): Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother’s alleged sexual assault of another girl. The Supreme Court also requested a report on the case, which echoed a notorious case from 2002 in which another […]

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