Tremors In North India After 6.2 Earthquake Near Afghanistan-Tajikistan Border

NEW DELHI: Tremors were felt in North India today after an earthquake of 6.2 magnitude struck near the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region, around 12:44 am. The earthquake, which hit at a depth of 203.5 kilometres, had its epicentre some 280 kilometres northeast of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, the US Geological Survey said. Tremors were also felt in […]

US expects Pakistan to act on Pathankot attack, but no deadline

Washington, Jan 8 (IANS) Blowing hot and cold, the US says it expects Pakistan to thoroughly investigate the terrorist attack on an Indian Air Force base and bring the perpetrators to justice, but could not force its pace. "The Pakistanis said they’re going to investigate, so we look forward to seeing the results of that […]

Pakistan’s ‘unconditional support’ to Saudi Arabia

Islamabad, Jan 8 (IANS) Pakistan has expressed "unconditional support" to Saudi Arabia, which is embroiled in a tense standoff with Iran, and a counter-terrorism coalition Riyadh is setting up. Pakistan on Thursday reiterated its support during Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir’s visit to Islamabad for discussions on his country’s diplomatic row with Iran and the […]

Insurgents under siege in Mazar

Bashir Ansari / MAZAR-I-SHARIF Afghan special forces fought with insurgents barricaded in a house near the Indian consulate in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif after an overnight attack that coincided with an assault on an Indian air base near the border with Pakistan. As the battle stretched into the afternoon, soldiers entered the building, a […]

Rangers present Diwali sweets to BSF at Wagah

Islamabad: Pakistani border troopers on Wednesday presented sweets and exchanged greetings with Indian border security forces on the occasion of Diwali. Representatives from Pakistan Rangers presented the sweets to the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at the Wagah border crossing, Dawn online reported. Despite ceasefire violations and violence in the disputed region, the exchange of […]

Pakistan provinces vote in local government polls

Islamabad Voters lined up outside polling stations on Saturday as voting for the first phase of the much-delayed local body polls in Pakistan’s Punjab and Sindh provinces. Polling started at 7.30 a.m. and will continue till 5.30 p.m., Dawn online reported. Over 25 million citizens will exercise their right to elect local govenment (LG) representatives […]