PAKISTAN

  • 3rd Test: Mohammad Hafeez century spurs Pakistan to 281/3 on Day 1 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Sharjah: Opening batsman Mohammad Hafeez carried his bat through the first day in smashing an unbeaten 178 and spurring Pakistan to 281 for 3 against New Zealand in the third and decisive Test on Wednesday. Hafeez, recovered from a niggly hamstring which sidelined him from the drawn second Test, cracked 23...
  • Pakistan: Man pours acid down wife's throat over trivial issues 3 hours 3 minutes ago

    Lahore: A 25-year-old married woman in Pakistan's Punjab province is battling for her life after her husband allegedly poured acid down her throat following an argument over trivial domestic issues. The incident occurred on Tuesday in Kot Addu tehsil of Muzaffargarh district, some 400 kilometres from Lahore. Victim Gulnaz's husband...
  • India commemorates 26/11 Mumbai attack on 6th anniversary, still 'endless' pain: PM Modi 3 hours 21 minutes ago

    Mumbai/New Delhi: India on Wednesday commemorated the sixth anniversary of the Mumbai attack with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders paying homage to the victims, recalling the "horror" over which the country still felt "endless pain" for the loss of 166 lives. The...
  • Over 200 Indian fishermen in Pakistan custody, says Sushma Swaraj 3 hours 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Over 200 Indian fishermen are presently in Pakistan's custody, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday said. "In respect to Pakistan, as per figures provided by Pakistan authorities on July 1, 2014 under a bilateral information exchange mechanism, there are 210 Indian fishermen and 37 fishermen believed to...
  • Pakistan stalls India-backed SAARC pacts 5 hours 31 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Pakistan on Wednesday stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity agreements, including motor vehicle pact, saying it was yet to complete its "internal process". This despite the fact that other countries, including India and Sri Lanka, have been strongly pitching for strengthening the people-to-people contact and movement of goods in...
  • Have not received any request from Pakistan for talks, no meeting planned so far: MEA 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Speaking tough on talks with Pakistan, India on Wednesday made it clear that there are no structure talks planned with Pakistan. "The PM is going to have series of bilateral talks with SAARC nations. We have not planned any meeting with the Pakistan PM as there was no...
  • Full speech: Prime Minister Modi's address at the SAARC Summit 7 hours 59 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are sensitive to each other's security, and the lives of our people, we will deepen friendships, spur cooperation and advance stability in our region." He said the South Asia is a...
  • Pakistan wants a dispute-free South Asia: PM Nawaz Sharif at SAARC Summit 8 hours 13 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: While addressing the heads of the SAARC nations, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday stressed on the need of a dispute-free south Asia where the member countries would fight poverty, disease and illiteracy. He laso called for a dispute free south Asia and said that focus of the...
  • Need to replace cynicism and skepticism in SAARC countries with optimism, says PM Narendra Modi 8 hours 59 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: In a clear message to the heads of South Asian countries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi focussed on the need to end the cynicism and skepticism that is often linked with the SAARC countries. "When we speak of SAARC, we usually hear two reactions - cynicism and skepticism. We must...
  • As it happened: Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 1 9 hours 47 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah. Playing XIs: New Zealand: Brendon McCullum(c),...
  • Actress Veena Malik, Pakistani channel Geo TV owner sentenced to 26 years in prison for airing 'blasphemous programme' 11 hours 47 minutes ago

    Islamabad: The owner of Pakistan's biggest media group, Geo TV along with actor Veena Malik and her husband was sentenced to 26 years in prison by an anti-terrorism court for allegedly airing a blasphemous programme. Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman, owner of Geo and Jang group, was accused of allowing the airing of a...
  • India likely to hold bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan 12 hours 22 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message to the Pakistan government that India will hold structured bilateral talks with all SAARC nations except Pakistan. An informal meeting between the two heads has, however, not been ruled out. On Tuesday, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had said that...
  • Bangladesh protests Pakistan resolution over 1971 war crimes trial 13 hours 0 minutes ago

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Tuesday issued a diplomatic note to Pakistan strongly protesting a recent resolution of its provincial assembly that criticised the conviction of Islamabad-backed war criminals accused of genocide during the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war. "It was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed...
  • Kenya all set to tour cricket starved Pakistan after five years 22 hours 28 minutes ago

    Lahore: Kenya are set to tour Pakistan to play against a second-string team as part of efforts to revive top-flight international cricket in the country, five years after it was halted due to a terror attack. Kenya will tour next month for five one-day games, said Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman...
  • Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif ready for talks, puts onus on India for resumption of dialogue Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said that Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India but it is up to India to re-start the negotiations which were called off "unilaterally" by it. "Cancellation of talks was New Delhi's unilateral decision," Sharif said after arriving in Kathmandu to attend...
  • Meeting Pak envoy merely a courtesy call: Sushma Swaraj Yesterday

    Amidst reports that there could be a window of opportunity for Narendra Modi to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif when all SAARC leaders attend a retreat after the summit, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj met Sharif's advisor - Sartaj Aziz. However, she said it was merely a courtesy call. ...
  • Pakistani family in Belgium faces deportation after son labelled terrorist for carrying cricket bat Yesterday

    A 22-year-old Pakistani cricket player in Belgium and his entire family is facing deportation after he was labelled as a terrorist for travelling with a cricket bat in public transport. A photograph of Assim Abassi, apparently armed with a "weapon" was circulated by the police last week creating a terror scare...
  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif may meet at a retreat organised in Kathmandu after the SAARC summit Yesterday

    Kathmandu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at a retreat that will be organised in Kathmandu after the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit. Earlier in the day, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser...
  • New Zealand pin hopes on bowlers to challenge Pakistan Yesterday

    Sharjah: New Zealand hope their seam and spin bowlers will once again prove a challenge for Pakistan's strong batting lineup in a bid to level the three-Test series when the third and final match begins at Sharjah from Wednesday. A bold declaration by New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum in Dubai last...
  • Vettori could make surprise return for NZ in third Test vs Pakistan Yesterday

    Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori could make a surprise return to the Test arena as coach Mike Hesson considers taking three spinners into the deciding clash with Pakistan in Sharjah which starts on Wednesday. The 35-year-old Vettori, who was in the United Arab Emirates with the New Zealand 'A' side...
  • Nepal ready to 'mediate' between India, Pakistan at SAARC summit 2 days ago

    Kathmandu: Nepal is ready to "mediate" between India and Pakistan to break the deadlock in their ties by bringing the leaders of the two countries together during the SAARC Summit, Foreign Minister Mahendra Pandey on Monday said. "Nepal could mediate between India and Pakistan on the sidelines of the Summit,"...
  • Suspense over Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC, Sushma says, 'wait till Tuesday' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Speculations about a possible meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif at the upcoming SAARC summit are likely to be put to rest on Tuesday. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has already reached Nepal - venue for SAARC Summit - said "wait...
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of Sharjah conditions 2 days ago

    Sharjah: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson warned his team needed to be at their best to compete on a flat Sharjah pitch where they meet Pakistan in the third and final Test from Wednesday. New Zealand seek a series-levelling win after losing the first Test in Abu Dhabi by 248 runs...
  • No formal Modi-Sharif meeting in Nepal but India doesn't rule out informal talks between the PMs 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are unlikely to have a formal meeting during his visit to Kathmandu in Nepal. However, according to sources, an informal meeting can be held between the two ministers at the sidelines of the SAARC summit. The Indian government has...
  • Muslims in India more prosperous than in Pakistan: BJP 2 days ago

    Poonch: Ahead of Assembly polls, BJP on Sunday attempted to strike a chord with the Muslim population here in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the Muslims in India were more prosperous as compared to the Muslims living in Pakistan. "Muslims living in India are more prosperous than the Muslims living in Pakistan...
  • Pakistan to have 200 nuclear weapons by 2020: US think tank 2 days ago

    Washington: Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear weapons programme in the world and by 2020 it could have enough fissile material to produce more than 200 nuclear devices, a top American think tank has said. "Though many states are downsising their stockpiles, Asia is witnessing a buildup. Pakistan has the fastest-growing...
  • India does not rule out Modi-Sharif meet at SAARC 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Sunday did not rule out a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, saying that he is keen to have meaningful dialogues with as many south Asian leaders as possible. Answering queries from mediapersons,...
  • We should be allowed back, says Pakistan pacer Asif 3 days ago

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif is anguished and disappointed that some former cricketers are against the idea of letting players banned for spot-fixing return to the game after being reformed and rehabilitated. Earlier this week a statement by former captain Rameez Raja set tongues wagging when he questioned the wisdom...
  • Cut off from India for 6 months due to snow, Gurez set to vote in large numbers in Jammu & Kashmir elections 3 days ago

    Gurez: Situated bang on the Line of Control separating India and Pakistan, the enchanting and sparsely populated constituency of Gurez is going to vote in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. Nestled among high mountains and with Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) on three sides, Gurez...
  • From Hafiz Saeed to Dawood Ibrahim, all sheltered by Pak: Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Ahead of next week's SAARC Summit, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India was open to talks with Pakistan but Islamabad should take the first step to resume dialogue. "If not today then tomorrow, one side will have to take the first step. We have always spoken of...