India to receive Pakistani investigators in Pathankot attack

Islamabad, Feb 22 : India has agreed to receive Pakistani investigators for probing the involvement of any group or people from Pakistan in Punjab’s Pathankot airbase attack, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said. Chaudhry Nisar on Sunday said the only condition India made was that it should be informed at least five […]

Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha visits Bangladesh

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Indian Air Force chief, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Sunday embarked on a five-day official visit to Bangladesh. An official statement said the visit, till February 25, is intended to take the existing defence cooperation between the armed forces of the two countries to the next level. The areas […]

Drop charges against Bangladesh editors: Human Rights Watch

New York, Feb 21 : Bangladeshi authorities should immediately withdraw all criminal charges filed against the editors of the Daily Star and Prothom Alo, the country’s leading newspapers, Human Rights Watch said on Sunday. Bangladesh should repeal its criminal defamation and sedition laws, which violate international standards, the rights body said. The editor of the […]

Bolster regional integration, trade to improve India-Pak ties: Pakistan daily

Islamabad, Feb 21 : The key to improving India-Pakistan ties would be to bolster regional integration and trade, diplomats and political experts have said. However, integration — as well as peace and normalisation — will remain a pipedream unless the visa regime in the subcontinent is liberalised, a Pakistani daily said in its editorial. “There […]

Urdu in Pakistani schools causes ‘grievances’: Unesco

Islamabad, Feb 21 : Urdu being the dominant language in the multi-ethnic Pakistani society through the school system is a choice of necessity but has frequently been a source of grievances linked to wider issues of social and cultural inequality, Unesco said on Sunday. A policy paper issued by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and […]