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Pakistan

Pakistan journalist Hamid Mir issues defiant statement

Pakistan journalist Hamid Mir issues defiant statement

The Pakistani journalist shot last week has issued his first statement, once again blaming the county's intelligence agency for the attack. Hamid Mir, a popular and sometimes controversial anchor for the country's leading news channel Geo TV, was shot and wounded on Saturday in Karachi. Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) dismissed the accusation as baseless and...

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Test of democratic values

I get many telephone calls almost every day from Pakistan and a few from Bangladesh to inquire about the polling in the Lok Sabha elections. Their fear is that Narendra Modi might be India's next prime minister and destroy the democratic polity which they envy. I hope Modi does not head the next government. True, most opinion polls give the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), led by the BJP and Modi, a clear majority. But their tally is unreliable because there...

Arab royal kills 2,100 endangered birds

Arab royal kills 2,100 endangered birds

A Saudi prince has hunted down over 2,100 internationally protected houbara bustards in 21-day hunting safari in Chagai, Balochistan. The royal also indulged in illegal hunting in protected areas, says a report. The houbara bustard is regarded as the provincial bird of Balochistan. The report titled ‘Visit of Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz...

24 soldiers killed in Pakistan road accident

24 soldiers killed in Pakistan road accident

A bus carrying Pakistani soldiers slid off a mountainous road and fell into a deep ravine in the country's northwest on Saturday, killing 24 and injuring five others, officials said. Senior government official Aqil Badshah said the bus was going from the garrison city of Rawalpindi to the northern town of Gilgit when the...

Road accident kills 41 in Pakistan

Road accident kills 41 in Pakistan

At least 41 people were killed and several others were injured Sunday morning in a bus-trailer collision on the National Highway in Sindh's Sukkur district of Pakistan, DawnNews reported. The accident took place near Pano Akil area in Sukkur when a bus traveling from Dera Ghazi Khan to Karachi entered into a head-on collision...

Pak journo Hamid Mir hurt in gun attack

Pak journo Hamid Mir hurt in gun attack

Unknown gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir in Karachi this evening, injuring the senior reporter and television anchorperson. Reports said the incident took place on Sharae Faisal near Natha Khan area when the gunmen opened fire on his vehicle around 5:30pm. Mir was taken to a private hospital for emergency treatment. The...

Cannibal arrested in Pakistan

A villager was arrested yesterday on suspicion of cannibalism after the heads of two babies were found at his house. His brother managed to escape, prompting police to launch a hunt for him. Mohammad Arif and Farman had been found guilty of the same crime in March 2011 and jailed. They were released in May last year after serving a two-year sentence, reports Pakistani daily Dawn. Yesterday police raided their house in Kahawar Kalan village, near Darya Khan town in Bhakkar...

News Analysis

Tarique & two collaborators

Tarique & two collaborators

BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman is not the first person to have questioned the legality of the assumption of prime ministerial office by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in newly independent Bangladesh. Before him, two individuals facing trial on charges of collaborating with Pakistan occupation army during Bangladesh's Liberation War in 1971 had done...

Export rise raises hope

Export rise raises hope

Bangladesh's potato exports have reached an all-time high, thanks to greater market opportunities in Russia that has banned potato imports from Pakistan over pest risks. Around 54,000 tonnes of potato had been shipped abroad in the nine months till March of the current fiscal year, up from about 28,500 tonnes in the previous fiscal...

Religious divide in India favours Hindu leader

Religious divide in India favours Hindu leader

Manoj Balyan wants Narendra Modi to become India's next prime minister when results of a general election are released next month, and not because of the pro-business opposition leader's record as a credible economic manager. Instead, the property broker and village chieftain is drawn to Modi's Hindu nationalist side, believing the candidate will strip...

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Modi vows to put away corrupt politicians

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