Protest mars funeral of 1971 war criminal Azam in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Oct 26 (PTI) Protest rallies were held during the funeral of Bangladeshi war criminal Bangladesh here, demanding that the body of former chief of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami be sent to Pakistan for burial there. Five handmade bombs exploded near the Baitul Mokarram National Mosque ahead of the arrival of Azam’s body at the mosque for funeral […]

NSG inducts dog breed that sniffed out Osama’s hideout in Pak

New Delhi, Oct 26 (PTI) A special breed of military canine that is credited to have helped US Navy SEALs in sniffing out al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan, is now part of the country’s elite counter-terror and counter-hijack commando operations force NSG. The special actions force has recently inducted and trained close […]

Jammu Kashmir Elections – Quest for Prosperity

Kashmir's Journey: In search of prosperity

As it prepares for Assembly Elections, October 26 is a special day for Jammu & Kashmir. Maharaja Hari Singh signed the Instrument of Accession on October 26 in 1947, after which Jammu & Kashmir joined the Dominion of India. From Raja Hari Singh to Omar Abdullah, what is the story of Kashmir? Kashmir is on the verge of change now. What will be the future of Kashmir? Professor Hari Om from Jammu & Kashmir throws light on the issue.

Al-Qaeda and ISIS coming together against India?

Al-Qaeda and ISIS coming together against India?

How real and big is the threat posed by ISIS and Al-Qaeda to India? Gurmeet Kanwal from Centre for Land and Warfare Studies explains that at present both the groups are not acting in concert with each other. The reason for this is that the present leadership of ISIS is too radical. At a point of time in the past, when they had gone to meet Osama Bin Laden, it is said that even he found them to be virulently radical compared to Al Qaeda.

Bangla SC to hear appeal on verdict against 1971 war criminal

From Anisur Rahman       Dhaka, Oct 22 (PTI) Bangladesh Supreme Court today accepted appeals against a verdict sentencing fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami’s former chief Ghulam Azam to 90 years in prison for committing crimes against humanity during 1971 liberation war against Pakistan.  The five-member apex court bench headed by chief justice M Muzammel Hossain fixed on […]

Ajit Doval at MSC: UN convention on terror scuttled by Pakistan

National Security Advisor, Ajit Doval. File photo PTI

At a recently concluded Munich Security Group meeting organised by the Observer Research Foundation, while addressing 70 international strategic experts, including key officials from the U.S., Israel and Afghanistan, Ajit Doval reminded that earlier NDA Government had proposed the need for a comprehensive convention on terror at the UN.

Jeep plunges in ravine, kills 18 in PoK

Islamabad, Oct 21 (PTI) At least 18 people were killed and four others were injured after their jeep skidded off the road and fell into a deep ravine in Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) today.  The incident took place in Jagran area when the jeep, carrying 22 people, skidded off the narrow Neelum Valley road, according […]

Hindus in Pakistan demand holiday, aid package on Diwali

From Sajjad Hussain  Islamabad, Oct 20 (PTI) Pakistan’s minority Hindu community leaders have asked Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to accept their demand for a public holiday on Diwali and announce a special aid package for them on the festival.  Pakistan Hindu Council Patron-in-Chief Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, also a ruling party legislator, said that […]