Pakistan

  • Majid Memon criticises Giriraj for his remarks on Modi detractors 21-04-2014 06:49 PM

    NCP leader Majid Memon condemned Bihar BJP leader Giriraj Singh's remarks on Modi detractors saying that the comments were very dangerous and could result in enimosity between communities. ...
  • 'Karachi, You're Killing Me' describes extremes of Pakistan 21-04-2014 06:44 PM

    There are very few satirical writers left in the world, I think. Or maybe I have not heard enough of them. So when I stumble on something interesting - satirical, with a good plot and hilarious at the same time, I know that I have struck gold. For a reader,...
  • I stand by what I have said regarding Modi's detractors: BJP's Giriraj Singh 21-04-2014 05:01 PM

    New Delhi: BJP leader Giriraj Singh, who said that detractors of Narendra Modi should move to Pakistan after the elections, remains defiant. "I stand by what I have said. I expressed my feelings. My statement is not creating any divide between any community. I have not taken anyone's name or...
  • LK Advani's website hacked with pro-Pakistan's slogan 21-04-2014 04:25 PM

    New Delhi: The official website of veteran BJP leader LK Advani was hacked on Monday allegedly by Pakistani hackers who posted messages of "free-Kashmir" on the portal. The hacker, who called himself Muhammad Bilal, wrote "Pakistan Zindabad" messages on the site and called for an end to militarised governance in...
  • Najam Sethi could appoint Waqar Younis as Pakistan coach 20-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Karachi: PCB chief Najam Sethi could bring back former captain Waqar Younis as Pakistan's head coach and re-appoint Moin Khan chief as selector. The Pakistan Cricket Board had invited applications from interested candidates for the positions of fielding, batting coach and spin consultant. Younis confirmed to PTI that he had...
  • Election Mania: What's at stake?

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    If you're sitting here in India, you can't be oblivious to the election mania. We are in the middle of the 9 phases, and it's...

  • Have you bought a ticket to Pakistan?

    Not Worth Another Word |  Sreedhar Pillai
    It looks like millions of Indians living abroad will have to buy a ticket to Islamabad if they want to visit their friends and relatives....

  • FIR against Giriraj for his 'those against Modi will have to go to Pakistan' remark 20-04-2014 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: An FIR was filed against BJP leader Giriraj Singh in Deoghar, Jharkhand on Sunday for his controversial remarks that those opposing Narendra Modi had no place in India and should go to Pakistan. A complaint was also registered against former BJP chief Nitin Gadkari and other party leaders...
  • Hamid Mir stable after attack; Pak PM summons high level meeting 20-04-2014 08:47 AM

    Islamabad: Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, who was on Saturday shot at in Karachi is out of danger. He had undergone a surgery on Saturday. Mir was rushed to the hospital after he was hit by three bullets by four unidentified motorcycle-borne gunmen en route to his studio from...
  • People favouring Pakistan are opposing Modi to be PM: Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 09:47 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Giriraj Singh did a u-turn by saying that the people who favour Pakiastan do not want party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold the post. He said, "People who favour Pakistan want to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power." Earlier Singh said, "Those who...
  • LS polls: Those opposing Modi will have to go to Pakistan, says Giriraj Singh 19-04-2014 06:44 PM

    Bihar's BJP leader Giriraj Singh has stirred up a controversy saying that those opposing the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would have to go to Pakistan after the Lok Sabha elections. "Those opposing Narendra Modi are looking at Pakistan, and such people will have a place in Pakistan and...
  • 17 persons belonging to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir detained 19-04-2014 05:15 PM

    Seventeen persons, including three women and 10 children, from Pakistan Occupied Kashmir were detained for illegally crossing into India from Nepal through Sonouli border, SSB sources said on Saturday. Four men, three women and 10 children were detained from here on Friday for illegally crossing into India after reaching Kathmandu...
  • It's getting increasingly tough for bowlers, says Saeed Ajmal 19-04-2014 08:31 AM

    Lahore: Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal, widely regarded as the world's best offspinner, says that life is becoming increasingly tough for bowlers in limited-overs cricket. The 36-year-old believes the Twenty20 format and rule changes in 50-over matches have made a real difference. "Times have changed and there is hardly any respect for...
  • UN workers kidnapped in Pakistan 19-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Karachi: Two local workers of the United Nations are suspected to have been kidnapped from Gulshan-e-Maymar area here, police said. The two workers, Sami Nawaz and Farrukh Saleem, went missing on Friday night while returning from a water theme park at super highway near Gulshan-e-Maymar. "We are investigating the matter...
  • Pakistan Cricket Board starts another coach hunt 18-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board has once again advertised for coaching positions in the national team after the short-term contracts given to head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad were not renewed. In an advertisement on its website, the board also invited applications for...
  • Pakistan court rejects Musharraf's plea against prosecutor 18-04-2014 03:10 PM

    Islamabad: Pakistan's special court hearing the high treason case against former military ruler Pervez Musharraf on Friday rejected his petition against the appointment of the prosecutor. Registrar Abdul Ghani, while announcing the court's decision on the petition filed by 70-year-old Musharraf, declared it inadmissible for hearing and rejected it. In...
  • Pakistan looking for new cricket coaches again 18-04-2014 02:28 PM

    Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board is again looking for new coaches after the national team's poor performance in the World Twenty20. The PCB didn't renew the two-month contracts of head coach Moin Khan, batting consultant Zaheer Abbas, and fielding coach Shoaib Mohammad. Also, Mohammad Hafeez stepped down from the captaincy...
  • Pakistan probes stars for playing with Danish Kaneria 18-04-2014 12:58 PM

    Karachi: Pakistani cricket authorities have launched an investigation after a number of current international stars played in exhibition matches in the United States with banned spinner Danish Kaneria. Kaneria was given a lifetime ban for spot-fixing in an English county game, which under International Cricket Council (ICC) rules effectively bars...
  • Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh to coach Pakistan hockey team 17-04-2014 05:13 PM

    Karachi: In a bid to pull Pakistan out of their recent slump, the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has appointed Olympian Shahnaz Shaikh as the senior teams' coach. Pakistan failed to qualify for the World Cup to be held in the Netherlands in June - a humiliating first for the four-time...
  • 'Tarnished' ex-pros made Latif snub Pakistan job 15-04-2014 11:36 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Rashid Latif said on Tuesday that he turned down the job of national chief selector because he could not work with ex-players tainted by corruption. The 45-year-old, who famously blew the whistle on match-fixing in 1994 and 1995, last week refused to take up the chief...
  • Pakistan cricket must restore international confidence: ACC 15-04-2014 09:54 PM

    Pakistan authorities need to restore the confidence of the cricketing world to bring international activity back to the country, an Asian Cricket Council official said Tuesday. Pakistan have not hosted any international cricket since a brazen militant attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore in March 2009. The...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • Right time for Pakistan players to make IPL comeback: Wasim Akram 15-04-2014 11:02 AM

    Time right for Pak players' comeback into IPL: Akram Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram believes that the time is right for Pakistani players to be allowed back into the Indian Premier League as it would help the event connect with more fans in not just the subcontinent but all over...
  • PCB official seen with Kaneria, raises eyebrows 15-04-2014 09:31 AM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is likely to face some questions from the ICC after one of its senior officials was spotted at a private match in Houston, USA where banned Test leg-spinner Danish Kaneria also played. A friendship series of T20 matches in Houston was held from April 11...
  • PCB keen to bring back Waqar Younis as chief coach 14-04-2014 04:51 PM

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is keen to bring back former skipper Waqar Younis as the chief coach of the national team as current coach Moin Khan is tipped to take over as the head of the national selection committee. According to a report published in The Dawn, the legendary...
  • PCB expecting six Test series vs India between 2015 and 2023 13-04-2014 09:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Pakistan Cricket Board is expecting to play at least six home and away Test series against India in the next eight-year FTP cycle between 2015 and 2023 which will also include an "off-shore" home series in the United Arab Emirates. According to an ESPN Cricinfo report, "The...
  • A Pakistan where people want Modi as PM 13-04-2014 06:10 PM

    It's true. People of this Pakistan want Narendra Modi to become prime minister of India. More than 250 residents, including over 100 voters of a village called "Pakistan" in Bihar's Purnea district, are set to vote for the BJP to help Modi to fulfil his dream. "We want Narendra Modi...
  • Gunmen kidnap 100 villagers in northwest Pakistan: government 13-04-2014 09:01 AM

    Peshawar: Gunmen stormed a village gathering in northwestern Pakistan on Saturday and kidnapped around 100 men, Pakistani government officials said. Officials said they suspected that the gunmen are Taliban who attacked because the villagers supported the government. Three local government officials told Reuters that the gunmen had initially taken around...
  • Pakistan may cut Ajmal's English county stint 12-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Lahore: Pakistan offspinner Saeed Ajmal's stint with English county Worcestershire may be set for a shorter duration to compensate for his country's hastily-arranged Test and one-day series against Sri Lanka. "We are still discussing how much time he (Ajmal) can be away as we now have a scheduled series in...
  • Salman Butt wants PCB to treat banned players equally 12-04-2014 08:51 PM

    Islamabad: Former captain Salman Butt asked the Pakistan Cricket Board on Saturday to treat banned players equally in their bid to resume domestic and international careers. Butt and team-mates Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif were jailed and banned for a minimum of five years in 2010 by the International Cricket...