Pakistan government to challenge unseating of minister

 Pakistan`s ruling party said Wednesday it would challenge an election tribunal that unseated the country`s railways minister over alleged irregularities in the 2013 general election.

India's image tarnished by govt on Dawood issue: Opposition

Opposition parties led by the Congress on Wednesday charged the Modi government with tarnishing India's image by saying that the location of Dawood Ibrahim was not known, even as the government dubbed him a "terrorist" and said he was in Pakistan.

Australia`s Bishop announces $19 mn aid for Pakistan

 Visiting Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop Wednesday announced a $19 million aid package for Pakistan that includes help for border areas hit by conflict and natural disasters.

Pakistan seizes 3 tonnes of hashish bound for Middle East, Europe

 Pakistani authorities have seized more than 3 tonnes of hashish bound for the Middle East and Europe on an oil tanker, one of the country`s largest hauls of the drug ever, police and coastguard officials said on Wednesday.

Pak court seeks reply from police on security threat to Lakhvi

 A Pakistani anti-terrorism court today sought a reply from the Islamabad police chief about alleged security threats to 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi.

Texas shooter was `heartthrob` in Pakistan: Schoolmates

Nadir Soofi, one of the gunmen who attacked a Texas venue that featured a contest to draw the Prophet Mohammed, was a charismatic "ladies` man" as a teenager, contemporaries from an elite Pakistani school told AFP Wednesday.

US arms Pak with combat aircraft, trainer jets

The US has handed over to Pakistan 14 combat aircraft, 59 military trainer jets and 374 armoured personnel carriers, which were earlier used by American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.

US has given Pakistan arms worth $5.4 bn since 2001: Report

Since the September 11, 2001 terror attack, the US has given Pakistan arms worth about $5.4 billion for counter-terrorism operations, along with many "big ticket" platforms more suited to conventional warfare.

3,000 kg of hashish seized in Pakistan

In one of the biggest drug hauls in Pakistan, coast guards have seized nearly 3,000 kilogrammes of hashish being smuggled to the Middle East where its market value is estimated to be around USD 50 million.

US arms Pakistan with combat aircraft, trainer jets

As the US withdraws its forces from neighbouring Afghanistan, the Obama administration has armed Pakistan with 14 combat aircraft, 59 military trainer jets and 374 armoured personnel carriers, an internal Congressional report has said.

Pak Army chief takes 'serious notice' of RAW's activities

Pakistan's Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday took "serious notice" of the alleged involvement of Indian intelligence agency RAW in "whipping up terrorism" in Pakistan, the military said.

Dawood Ibrahim's four addresses in Pakistan as listed by UN

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has been one of the most wanted man in India for years. He has also been said to be the mastermind of the 1993 Mumbai terror attacks.

Pakistan denies visa to Anupam Kher over security reasons: Report

 Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has been denied a visa by Pakistan, citing security reasons, according to a media report here.

Nepal earthquake: Around 39,000 people treated

Doctors working in the quake-ravaged areas of Nepal have afforded medical assistance to at least 38,865 people, the Nepali ministry of health and population said on Tuesday.

Govt does U-turn on Dawood's whereabouts, says he's very much in Pakistan
Govt does U-turn on Dawood's whereabouts, says he's very much in Pakistan

After claiming in Parliament that they were not aware of the location of Dawood Ibrahim, the government did a U-turn on Tuesday and said that the underworld don was very much in Pakistan.

Pakistan, England players missing out on IPL: Wasim Akram
Pakistan, England players missing out on IPL: Wasim Akram

Asserting that the IPL is a great platform to sharpen skills, legendary pacer Wasim Akram on Tuesday said Pakistan and England were losing out big time with their players not featuring in the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket tournament.

Shiv Sena dares NDA govt to kill Dawood Ibrahim in Osama's execution style

NDA government's oldest ally Shiv Sena on Tuesday dared Centre to kill wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim in the same way as the US killed former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

No records of Nizam's treasure transferred to Pak: Govt

Government has claimed that it has no records of the six-decades-old Hyderabad Funds case in which over one million pounds of the Nizam's wealth lying in a bank in England was transferred to the then High Commissioner of Pakistan in London in 1948.

India risks importing polio from Pakistan, Afghanistan: Govt

India runs a high risk of importing polio from its key neighbours Afghanistan and Pakistan which have a high polio burden, the government Tuesday said.

Nepal takes charge of post-quake operations as toll mounts to 7, 557

Thousands of military and police personnel were on Tuesday deployed as Nepal took over from foreign rescue teams to mount massive operations to rehabilitate displaced victims of the devastating temblor that has killed at least 7,557 people, including 41 Indians.