Today's Editorial

The July 27 shootings in Gurdaspur, Indian Punjab, which resulted in 10 casualties, three of which were the assailants, has stirred up political tensions in India. As it happens after every terrorist attack in India, Indian media prior to any investigation started beating the drums for alleged links of terrorist across the border. At first reports emerged that terrorists were Muslims and then they were being linked with banned terrorist outfits of Pakistan....

National News

PTI’s politics based on targeting, defaming N-League says Rafique

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Pakistan Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has alleged that politics of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is based on targeting and defaming the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N). Responding to statement of Imran Khan, the chairman PTI, Saad Rafique said that we want to help PTI in getting rid of the prevailing situation but instead of cooperating with the ruling...

SC says corruption up three-fold since new IG Sindh appointment

KARACHI: The Inspector General (IG) of Sindh Police submitted his report regarding utilization of funds to improve the force’s investigation wing before the Supreme Court Registry in Karachi on Friday. The IG Sindh submitted his report before the larger bench headed by Justice Ameer Hani Muslim. ...

Indian police detain Pakistani woman in Jalandhar

NEW DELHI: Indian Railway Police detained a Pakistani woman in Jalandhar for allegedly travelling without a ticket and other relevant documents, the Indian media reported. As per details, 27-year-old Chanda, a resident of Karachi, boarded the Samjhauta Express from...

US Af-Pak Rep holds talks with Sartaj Aziz, appreciates Pakistan role in facilitating Afghan reconciliation talks

ISLAMABAD: U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) Daniel Feldman called on the Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs on Wednesday last and held discussions covering ongoing political developments in the region...

CDA continues operation against Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA)on Friday carried out a second phase of its operation to demolish houses of Afghan refugees in Islamabad’s poverty-stricken neighbourhood. The CDA staff, backed by a heavy contingent of police and security personnel, did not face any resistance from the inhabitants, whose 150 illegal houses were demolished, according to a private television...

4000 trees uprooted within one year for development projects in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: At least 4000 trees have been cut down within a period of one year in the wake of development projects in Islamabad. Islamabad ‘The Green’ is a dream now as the genocide of trees in the name of infrastructure is on the rise. Roads in the capital are widening as green belts are...

NAB to file corruption reference against Raja Pervez Ashraf

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during an Executive Board Meeting (EBM) on Friday decided to file a corruption reference against former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf in a case pertaining to rental power projects (RPPs) Naudero-I. A corruption reference...

Dar urges PTI to play positive role in politics

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar has urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to practice positive politics as it already wasted five months during sit-in at D-Chowk. “PTI should play its due role for the development and prosperity of the country...

Syrian armored column closes in on Aleppo

A general view of damaged buildings at al-Midan neighbourhood in Damascus

AMMAN: Syria sent thousands of troops towards Aleppo, where attack helicopters have been pounding rebel fighters, stepping up its assault on the country’s largest city to combat a growing revolt...

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Jessica Redfield Journalism scholarship fund reaches $20,000 goal in less than 24 hours

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NEW YORK: A journalism scholarship fund set up by the family of Jessica Ghawi, one of the 12 people killed in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting during a screening of “Dark Knight Rises,” has reached its goal of $20,000–a day after a campaign seeking donations was launched. The Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund “will...

Anaheim hit by more protests over police shooting

ANAHEIM: Protesters broke windows of least a half-dozen storefronts in Anaheim and five people were arrested in the second major clash between police and demonstrators since an officer shot dead an apparently unarmed man.Tom Tait, mayor...

Republican Don Young endorses Democrat Mazie Hironi in Hawaii

WASHINGTON: Rep. Don Young is anything but conventional. Still, the Alaska Republican appeared to take that reputation to a new level by crossing oceans and party lines to make a very unusual endorsement.Young announced his endorsement...

US wants to see tension reduced between Pakistan, India

WASHINGTON: John Kirby, Spokesman for US State Department, has stated that Washington wanted to see the conflict and the tension reduced between Pakistan and India. Answering to a question over the demand of Tariq Fatemi, Special...

Does Israel Have to Worry About Iran Nuclear Deal?

By Manish Rai Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately after the signing of Iran and P5+1 nuclear agreement declared it as “stunning historical mistake”. Even Israelis has gone one step forward and they are pressing US lawmakers in congress to block the deal, with Israeli Ambassador...

Two Years of Nawaz Government

By Amna Malik Two-year ago when Pakistan Muslim League – N (PML-N) came into power, the economy as well as the social setup of Pakistan was downward spiral and admittedly, victory in May 2013 general elections was a greater responsibility which people levied upon PML-N leadership to rid the country...

Severance of East Pakistan

By Syeda Mazhar The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new. Our mornings lacked promise. Soldiers bled, bodies shoved aside, newlyweds widowed and fetuses became orphans.  Such were the...

Russia at the Regional Destiny of Afghanistan

By Akram Dilawar After the decades of Soviet troops withdrawal, Afghanistan is facing another historical crossroads, this time on the eve of limited withdrawal of US combat troops, earlier scheduled to...

Peace in South Asia and Chanakya Doctrine

The July 27 shootings in Gurdaspur, Indian Punjab, which resulted in 10 casualties, three of which were the assailants, has stirred up political tensions in India. As it happens after every terrorist attack in India, Indian media prior to any investigation started beating the drums for alleged links...

Another confrontation

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz has gained political advantage over rival PTI after the historic verdict of Judicial Commission in favour of the ruling party. Incumbent government has been given a clean chit regarding the fairness of general elections 2013. After some hue and cry Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf...

No water management policy

After devastation in Chital, many other parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa and Punjab now floods are bringing destruction in Southern parts of the country. A huge flash flood has entered Sindh, submerging 95...

JC report dominates NA proceedings

The National Assembly met for the first time since the Judicial Commission formed on the alleged rigging claims of Imran Khan submitted. As expected the debate revolved around the issues pertaining to...