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India fares poorly in hunger index

Country has the highest prevalence of ‘wasted children’; even Bangladesh and Pakistan score better NEW YORK (TIP): India has the highest prevalence of wasted children under five years in the world, which reflects acute undernutrition, […]

Asia

Pakistan govt to sell unused state properties at Dubai Expo

ISLAMABAD (TIP): The Pakistan government has decided to sell its precious unutilized state properties at the Dubai Expo to attract foreign and Pakistani investors, according to media reports on Thursday, as the cash-strapped country tries […]

Frontpage News

US concerned about status of minorities in Pak: Ambassador

WASHINGTON(TIP): The United States is concerned about the status of minorities in Pakistan, particularly the harshness of its persecution atmosphere and the number of people getting killed, US Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom […]

Frontpage News

Parts of Gurdwara Panja Sahib in Pakistan gutted in Fire

HASAN ABDAL, PAKISTAN(TIP):  A fire broke out at the Gurdwara Panja Sahib in the Pakistani city of Hasan Abdal on Wednesday, October 16, Sajjad Azhar, a freelance journalist who has extensively covered the news of […]

United States

India sought a solution while Pakistan was comfortable with continuing with cross-border terrorism: Dr. S Jaishankar

WASHINGTON(TIP): External Affairs Minister (EAM), Dr. S Jaishankar concluded a comprehensive visit (28 September to 02 October 2019) to Washington DC, his first visit to Washington after his appointment as Minister for External Affairs of […]

Pakistan

Imran Khan at UN General Assembly demanded India lift ‘inhuman curfew’ in Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS(TIP): Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday raised the Kashmir issue in his maiden address to the UN General Assembly and demanded that India lift the “inhuman curfew” in Kashmir and release all […]

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Trump has made it clear mediation offer on Kashmir not on table anymore: Shringla

WASHINGTON (TIP): US President Donald Trump has made it clear that his offer of mediation on Kashmir is not on the table anymore, a top Indian diplomat said on Monday. India’s Ambassador to the US, […]

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WAKE UP CALL TO INDIA

WILL INDIA CAPITALIZE ON “USA-INDIA CLOSE ALLY” STATUS? WILL INDIA SEIZE THE OFFER OF THE USA TO TRANSFER 100% OF US TECHNOLOGY? WHAT LESSONS INDIA LEARNED AFTER THE AIR SKIRMISHES  WITH PAKISTAN ON 26th and […]

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Give us back friendliness of late 1970s

By Shahzad Raza “Both nuclear rivals have almost tried all options — wars, dialogues and trade — but to no avail. The two sensitive issues, Kashmir and terrorism, have been hampering progress in other areas […]

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Engaging Naya Pakistan

Imran Khan offers a chance to deal with Pakistan’s deep state, but no outcome is likely before the Lok Sabha polls The victory of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) in the recent general elections in […]

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Do sportspersons make good politicians?

“Barring a few exceptions, they were all introduced on the political horizon as “bold and big game-changers”. Finding their wings clipped and sans all powers, they attempted to walk free, only to end up as […]

World

Imran Khan Favors Austere Oath Ceremony: No Foreign Leader will be invited

ISLAMABAD(TIP): A Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman, on Thursday, August 2, said that no foreign leader will be invited to the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan, as the prime minister in-waiting wants to keep the event […]

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Prime Minister Imran Khan

Can he mature fast enough for the requirements of his new office or will he need guidance? By S. Akbar Zaidi “Mr. Khan, till now the vitriolic candidate and opposition leader, will have to mature […]

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Prime Minister Imran Khan

Can he mature fast enough for the requirements of his new office or will he need guidance? “Mr. Khan, till now the vitriolic candidate and opposition leader, will have to mature to be a more […]

India

Set to be Pakistan’s PM, Imran Khan pitches for peace; says “Blame game hurting both nations”

Ready to resolve all issues with India, including J&K ISLAMABAD(TIP): Pakistan is ready to improve its ties with India and his government would like the leaders of the two sides to resolve all disputes, including […]

India

Demarche to UK over ‘anti-India’ meet

NEW DELHI(TIP): India has issued a demarche to the UK protesting a meeting convened on August 12 in London by separatist organization Sikhs For Justice (SFJ). The SFJ that claims to be an international advocacy […]

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The bilateral limits of hype: on India-U.S. relations

“But India-U.S. relations will be better off without hype and grand theories, often encouraged by the government. Otherwise, every rescheduling of a meeting will be interpreted as the collapse of ties. Similarly, avoiding the hyperbole […]

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Taking the UNHCR report in stride

The killings of Bukhari and Aurangzeb were meant to provoke New Delhi, which decided to be seen as tough “If India and the US let domestic politics color their approach to the protection of human […]

India

Reviving ‘Neighborhood First’

India’s regional reset won’t be complete without a change in its Pakistan policy “Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s critics acknowledge his uncanny ability to take bold decisions and this reflects in his foreign policy initiatives. […]

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Can the 3 Ms save Iran deal?

By Arun Kumar The Macron-Merkel-May trio hopes to bear upon Trump to keep pact “Besides the Europeans, the looming May 12 deadline also has India worried, as since the end of sanctions, it has greatly […]

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Religious freedom in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka: A Summary of Religious Freedom concerns in South Asia.

The South Asia working group’s initial report to the International Religious Freedom Round-table “The many millennia old caste systems and the ‘unparalleled social abuse of untouchability (A.J. Toynbee)’ are based on religious doctrines of Brahminical […]

United States

Mohajirs welcome India’s statement in UN Human rights session: Nadeem Nusrat

WASHINGTON DC (TIP): Mohajirs have welcomed India‘s statement in United Nations human rights session on state atrocities committed by Pakistan in Sindh, Baluchistan and KPK. This was said in a statement sent to The Indian […]

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Deja vu in Pakistan

The run-up to the 2018 election bears an eerie similarity to the events preceding the 2013 poll. The actors seeking to destroy Nawaz Sharif’s political future are the same, with the addition of the SC […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

4 arrested for firing in Srinagar hospital, helping Pak terrorist escape

SRINAGAR (TIP): Four men have been arrested for yesterday’s firing in a Srinagar hospital that enabled Pakistani terrorist Naveed Jutt to escape from police custody. The police said they have tracked down on the motorcycle and the vehicle they had used […]

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Cease fire: on India-Pakistan LoC tensions

India and Pakistan must restore calm along the LoC and International Boundary The 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan is now alive only in the breach, with violations intensifying in number and much damage […]