BSF jawan, who was swept away to Pakistan, to return today

Jammu: Pakistan will on Friday release a BSF constable who was swept away to Pakistan by the powerful current of the Chenab river in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan Rangers agreed to release BSF jawan Satyasheel Yadav at a flag meeting sought by BSF officials yesterday. Sources said Yadav, who hails from Ferozabad in Uttar Pradesh, would be […]

Advise me if I am wrong: ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Advise me if I am wrong: ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Baghdad: Anointed as the Caliph of the Islamic State (earlier Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, appeared for the first time in a video that showed him delivering a sermon from Iraq’s captured town of Mosul. The video came amid the claims of al-Baghdadi being injured or killed in a raid by Iraqi […]

International Women’s Day flummoxes Google Doodle team

Google is celebrating International Women’s Day with a homepage doodle featuring footage of women from around the world including the education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and the British businesswoman and charity worker, Camila Batmanghelidjh. The search engine’s creative team put together the doodle, which features 27 female chromosomes and a video package with the faces of more […]

Shashi Tharoor having an affair with ‘ISI agent’, claims Sunanda Pushkar

New Delhi: In an indecorous controversy surrounding Shashi Tharoor, the Union Minister’s wife Sunanda Tharoor on Wednesday alleged that her husband was having an “extra-marital affair” with a Pakistan-based journalist. Talking to a daily, Sunanda said she would now “seek divorce” from Tharoor. Sunanda’s statement came shortly after Tharoor claimed that his Twitter account had […]

Sarabjit Singh attacked in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail

Indian national Sarabjit Singh, currently on death row in a jail here in Pakistan, was on Friday attacked by fellow prisoners in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. According to reports, Singh was attacked by two-three prisoners when he was washing his clothes. He is reported to have received severe head injuries in the incident. Sarabjit was […]

India lifts freeze on visa on arrival for Pak seniors

 India on Friday lifted the freeze on issuing visa on arrival to senior citizens from Pakistan. The freeze was imposed earlier this year following the brutal killing of two Indian soldiers along the LoC by Pakistani troops. India has started issuing the visas from March 31.  

Pakistan EC rejects Pervez Musharraf’s nomination papers

The Election Commission of Pakistan on Friday rejected the nomination papers of former president Pervez Musharraf, who returned to his homeland on March 24 after living for four years in self-imposed exile in London and Dubai to take part in the upcoming General Elections. Musharraf had filed paper to contest the polls from four seats […]

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