Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

Life Sentence for a Disabled Professor Draws Criticism

In an unprecedented judgement, an Indian Court sentenced a physically handicapped professor of Delhi University to life in prison for his link to Maoist rebels. Professor G.N. Saibaba, who...

Experts denounce Indian attempts to hegemonise SAARC

Scholars at a roundtable discussion in Islamabad sharply certified India for their attempts to hegemonise SAARC by isolating Pakistan. This was the unanimous view of the experts at the...

Place names of blasphemers on Exit Control List, IHC orders govt

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) has directed the government to register cases against alleged blasphemers running social media pages and put their names on the Exit Control List (ECL). Petitioner...

Indian Supreme Court push border fence with B’desh

India's Supreme Court (SC) has asked the federal government to release funds for a border fence with Bangladesh and observed that the updating of the National Register of Citizens...

Terrorism: a technique of war?

AFTER the cataclysmic events of September 2001, a war was declared on ‘terrorism’. Some feeble attempts were made to explain the nature of this beast but the frenzy was...

India Offers To Give Up Veto Power Temporarily At UN Security Council

To win permanent membership of the UN Security Council, India has offered to forgo veto power initially as a bargaining chip to get the reform process moving. "The issue...

HIA Demands Govt. Action on Peace Accord

A list of 200 Hizb-e-Islami Afghanistan (HIA) inmates has been sent to the president and they will be released soon, the commission overseeing the implementation of peace accord between...
Subir Bhaumik on Bangali solution

SOUTHERN EYE: Modi’s move backfires in Assam

(Exclusive): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to grant citizenship to Hindus from Bangladesh even those came after 1971 has backfired in Assam. The amendment to the Citizenship Bill introduced by...

Myanmar sees influx of Rohingya refugee returnees

The decision by Bangladesh to house Rohingya refugees who fled the violence of Myanmar, in an uninhabited flood-prone island, in the Bay of Bengal have caused a panic return...

38 killed in hospital attack in Afghan capital, Daesh claimed responsibility

More than 38 people were killed in an attack on a military hospital in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul, the Defense Ministry said. It is reported that more than 50 people...

Daesh’s Khorasan Unit Starts Terror in India, Police Kill Suspected Attacker

After 12 hours of high intensity firing, Indian police killed a suspected terrorist of the Khorasan module of Daesh, also known as ISIS, in a case related to a...

Below the belt

Imran Khan’s latest tirade attacking the PSL and its foreign players whom he described as being of low class or low quality (the word ‘phateechar’ largely untranslatable) goes beyond...

‘Kuwait lifts visa restrictions on Pakistanis after six years’

Authorities in Kuwait have decided to lift a six-year-old ban on visas for Pakistani citizens, the state-run APP news agency quoted a news channel as saying. The decision reportedly came...

Indian court makes rare conviction against Hindu radicals

An Indian court Wednesday (8 March) handed down a rare guilty verdict against three Hindu radicals over a shrine bombing, but cleared the alleged mastermind of the attack initially...

Indian citizen gets 15-year jail term on terrorism charges in US

A 41-year-old citizen of India was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in a US prison after he pleaded guilty to conspiring while living in northern Nevada to plot terror...