India-Pakistan

September 6, 2022
September 6, 2022

‘You can tell from their eyes that they want to dominate’

India and Pakistan do not meet each other outside multi-nation tournaments and when they meet in a tournament as big as the Asia Cup, cricket fans around the world have their eyes glued to such fixtures. Officiating such fixtures that feature stars to light up any occasion and doing so without any controversy is a rare thing. Bangladesh’s Masudur Rahman did just that during this Asia Cup. He talked to The Daily Star’s Abdullah Al Mehdi on representing Bangladesh in such big matches and about other things. Excerpts of the interview are as follows:

September 28, 2019
September 28, 2019

Police impose restrictions in Indian Kashmir

Authorities in Indian Kashmir tighten restrictions on people's movements to prevent possible protests triggered by a speech by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

September 14, 2019
September 14, 2019

India's crackdown on Kashmir will spur global Muslim extremism: Imran

India's crackdown on protests and dissent in Kashmir will drive more of the world's Muslims into extremism, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan says during a fiery speech in the part of the disputed territory administered by Pakistan.

September 14, 2019
September 14, 2019

US lawmakers urge Trump to mediate between India-Pakistan

Key US Senators and Congressmen are now urging President Donald Trump to play a constructive role in helping resolve Kashmir and other underlying disputes between India and Pakistan.

September 8, 2019
September 8, 2019

Pakistan's action futile, says India on overflight clearance

India asks Pakistan to “recognize the futility of unilateral actions” a day after Islamabad denied permission to allow an Air India special flight carrying Indian President Ram Nath Kovind overflying Pakistani airspace on way to Europe next week.

May 23, 2019
May 23, 2019

Pakistan says wants peace with India, conducts missile test

Pakistan has signalled a willingness to open peace talks with India as Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears set to return to power in New Delhi after an election fought in the shadow of renewed confrontation between the nuclear-armed enemies.

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Pakistan releases captured Indian pilot

Pakistan handed a captured Indian pilot back to his country yesterday as the nuclear-armed neighbours appeared to scale back a confrontation that has prompted world powers to urge restraint.

February 28, 2019
February 28, 2019

Indian Army, Navy, Air Force to hold joint press conference

The Indian Army, Navy and the Air Force will hold a joint press conference at 5:00pm amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan ever since the 14 February Pulwama terror attack and the subsequent IAF strike against a terrorist training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) across the LoC.

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Flights to and from Pakistan, India disrupted as tensions rise

Several airlines, including Emirates and Qatar Airways, suspend flights to Pakistan after the South Asian nation closes its air space following heightened tensions with neighbouring India.

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Do viral videos show India, Pakistan warplanes in Kashmir?

Videos which have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on Facebook and YouTube, and published by mainstream media in both India and Pakistan, show military jets flying at night and dropping what appear to be bombs.