China angst and media hysteria: hard lessons for India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not willing to plunge headlong into a war with Pakistan.

New Delhi, September 27: One of the favourite maxims of Winston Churchill was "ponder, and then act". Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s public exposition at Kozhikode in Kerala last Saturday, a week after the Uri attack, and his 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday on All India Radio (AIR), clearly steered the country away from war-mongering, says Ajay Singh writing in the Indian website...

Pakistan’s envoy in India wants diplomacy to be given a chance to bring peace between India and Pakistan

Pakistan’s envoy in India wants diplomacy to be given a chance to bring peace between India and Pakistan

New Delhi, September 26 (NIA): Pakistan’s High Commissioner in India, Abdul Basit, has said that the war cry should cease, and diplomacy should be given a chance to bring peace between India and Pakistan, which are on the verge of a military conflict following the Pakistan-based militants’ attack on an Indian army base at Uri in Kashmir on September 18....

Varied Indian voices on India-Pakistan conflict

Varied Indian voices on India-Pakistan conflict

By, Jawed Naqvi New Delhi, September 26 (Dawn): The nettle stings but the jewelweed grows by its side as a foil. And so it was with the India-Pakistan tensions on Friday. There were jingoist calls to send back Pakistan’s actors and singers from Mumbai, and there was the peaceful antidote. A Kashmiri human rights activist was detained after the high...

China believes that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help end terrorism in Pakistan

China believes that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will help end terrorism in Pakistan

Beijing, September 25 (NIA): China believes that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), linking Gwadar port in Balochistan and Xingkiang in China will help end Pakistan’s drift towards terrorism and bring peace to the entire South Asian region. Chinese scholar Hu Shisheng told The Hindu that the prime strategic motivation behind the CPEC project is to ensure Pakistan’s economic stability. He...

Fawad Khan, Ali Zafar, Mahira Khan: 7 Pak stars who may have to leave India after MNS threat

All Pakistani artistes have left Mumbai, those still in will be hunted down, says Indian ultra nationalist outfit

Mumbai, September 25 (ANI): Asserting that all Pakistani artists have left Mumbai following their 48-hour ultimatum, the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Sunday continued to stay firm on their stand that no artist from the neighbouring nation will be allowed to work in Mumbai, adding that if anyone is still “hiding” in the city, they will be hunted down. Speaking...

Peshawar’s last book store closes due to terrorism and iPhones

Peshawar’s last book store closes due to terrorism and iPhones

By Pamela Constable and Shaiq Hussain Peshawar, September 24 (The Washington Post): The demise of Shaheen Books could easily be the story of any independent bookstore in the United States overtaken by broad cultural and technological changes, but with a terrorist plot twist. In part it is a familiar saga of people losing interest in reading, becoming addicted to electronic gadgets and finding less...

Modi’s absence from UN General Assembly session helps avert a direct clash with Sharif

Modi says India is ready to fight a 1000 year war with Pakistan

New Delhi, September 24 (IANS): In his strongest attack yet on Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the sacrifices of 18 soldiers killed in the Uri terror attack will not go in vain and India will totally isolate Pakistan in the international arena for "exporting terror". Addressing a public meeting here as part of the BJP national council...

Pakistan to seek extradition of Baloch leader from Switzerland

Pakistan to seek extradition of Baloch leader from Switzerland

Islamabad, September 24 (ANI): Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said that the government has decided to write to Interpol for the extradition of Baloch separatist leader, Brahamdagh Bugti, who is now seeking political asylum in India after Switzerland turned down his request for further refuge. “The Federal Investigation Agency will send a formal reference to Interpol within...

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