Pakistani traders end protest after Army agrees to demands

Islamabad, April 21 : Traders from Pakistan’s North Waziristan have called off a week-long protest in Islamabad after the Army agreed to compensate them for losses to their businesses owing to an anti-terror operation in the region, an official said on Saturday. The association had began the protest last week after an year of unsuccessful […]

Pakistan court directs Interior Ministry to decide Indian Sikh woman’s fate

Islamabad, April 21 : The Lahore High Court directed Pakistan’s Interior Ministry on Saturday to decide within 30 days the fate of Indian Sikh woman pilgrim who converted to Islam, married a Lahore-based man and moved the court for citizenship and visa extension. Kiran Bala, a mother of three children from Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district, had […]

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Beijing, to hold talks with Wang Yi

By Gaurav Sharma Beijing, April 21 : India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived on Saturday in Beijing on a four-day China visit where she will hold crucial bilateral talks with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi and attend the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation ministerial-level meeting. The one-on-one meet with Wang on Sunday will be the key […]

Indian, Pakistan army exchange fire across LoC

Jammu, April 21 : The Indian and Pakistan armies traded heavy fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Saturday, defence officials said. Defence Ministry sources said Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked heavy firing on the LoC in Kerni sector of Poonch. “Our troops retaliated effectively and strongly. No […]

Momina Mustehsan urges Ali Zafar to apologise

Lahore, April 21 : Popular singer Momina Mustehsan has urged actor Ali Zafar and all men who have violated a woman in any way, to acknowledge their fault and apologise unconditionally. Mustehsaan posted an open letter on social media, admitting that she has been a subject of harassment herself. She shared her thoughts after singer-actor […]

US human rights report criticises violations in India by both government, terrorists

By Arul Louis New York, April 21 : The US State Department’s human rights report criticises India for violations by police and security forces while at the same time noting the “serious abuses” by separatist insurgents and terrorists. “The most significant human rights issues included police and security force abuses, such as extrajudicial killings, disappearances, […]