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Tarique sued for calling Sheikh Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

Tarique sued for calling Sheikh Mujib ‘Pakbandhu’

A sedition case was filed against BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman today for terming Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as “Pakbandhu (Friend of Pakistan)”. Advocate Moshiur Rahman Malek, president of Bangabandhu Foundation, filed the case with the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Dhaka. After hearing the charges brought against Tarique, Metropolitan Magistrate Asaduzzaman Nur...

Pakistani jets hit militant hideouts, killing 21

Pakistani jet fighters struck five militant hideouts in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 21 insurgents, the army said. The "precise" strikes were carried out in the Tirah valley in Khyber tribal region, a military statement said. It provided no further details and only said the strikes "killed 21 terrorists." There was no way to independently confirm the claim. Pakistan's tribal areas are off limits to journalists. Pakistan's air force often targets suspected militants and their hideouts in...

Rookie spinner for Pakistan

Pakistan Tuesday named uncapped leg-spinner Yasir Shah to replace the suspended Saeed Ajmal in their preliminary 19-man squad for the two Tests against Australia starting next week in the United Arab Emirates. Shah, 28, was one of the leading wicket-takers in the domestic season last year, with 48 scalps, but had little success in one-dayers or the two Twenty20s he played on the tour of Zimbabwe three years ago. He has yet to play a Test but chief selector Moin Khan...

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World wants welfare, not warfare

World wants welfare, not warfare

THE Norwegian Nobel Committee has sent a powerful message by awarding the peace prize for this year to the Gandhian in Delhi, Kailash Satyarthi, and the extraordinarily courageous Pakistani Malala Yusufzai, wandering in exile: the world applauds welfare, not warfare. Someone in Pakistan's military-religious  complex  of Pakistan should clean his ears and start...

Indo-pak Border Clashes

Gunfire resumes after brief pause

India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier yesterday, Indian military officials said, ending a pause in fighting that has already killed 17 civilians in the two countries in the worst skirmishes in a decade. After nine days of attacking each other with mortars and heavy machine guns, the two armies abruptly stopped fighting on Thursday night, although their governments kept up the war of words blaming the other of launching unprovoked fire. But yesterday, Pakistan border guards targeted 10...

Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting

Modi's bravado ups the ante in India-Pakistan fighting

To judge from the shrill outrage of India's TV news channels, the past week's bloody clashes along the border dividing Kashmir are all Pakistan's fault: one network has been plugging the Twitter hashtag #PakBorderDare. However, military officers in both countries and officials in New Delhi say the violence that has killed nearly 20 civilians...

Indo-Pak Border Clashes

Pause in fighting brings respite for civilians

Fighting between India and Pakistan paused yesterday after days of heavy shelling and gun battles across their disputed Himalayan border, the worst skirmishes between the nuclear-armed rivals in more than a decade. Despite escalating tensions, Pakistan said war with India was not an option and that both sides should work to try and defuse the conflict, reports Reuters. Nine Pakistani and eight Indian civilians have been killed since both sides' security forces started firing more than a week ago along a...

Australia seal series

Australia seal series

Australia continued their dominance over Pakistan with a hard fought five-wicket win in the second day-night international, taking an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Pakistan blew an opening stand of 126 through openers Sarfraz Ahmed (65) and Ahmed Shahzad (61) and were bowled out for 215 in 49.3 overs with paceman Mitchell...

Nobel Peace Prize goes to Malala, Kailash

Nobel Peace Prize goes to Malala, Kailash

Pakistani child education activist Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi, an Indian child rights campaigner, have jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize. At the age of just 17, Malala is the youngest recipient of the prize. The teenager was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen in October 2012 for campaigning for girls' education. She now...

The antagonism towards Malala in Pakistan

The antagonism towards Malala in Pakistan

Winning any Nobel Prize - let alone the celebrated Nobel Peace Prize - is usually a cause for national jubilation. But in Pakistan the excitement felt by some at the news that 17-year-old Malala Yousafzai has become the youngest person ever to win the peace prize has been met in equal part by antagonism. On...

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