Hundreds dead, millions displaced as monsoon rains heap misery on Asia

Monsoon rains have claimed hundreds of lives across Asia, authorities reported Monday, as rescuers scrambled to reach remote areas of India, Pakistan and Myanmar after flash floods and landslides. 

Pakistan `teen` convict faces gallows despite protests

 Pakistan is preparing Tuesday to hang a convicted killer whose case has attracted international protests because family members say he was a juvenile at the time of the crime.

Pak govt may not re-challenge Lakhvi's bail: Official

 Pakistan may not re-challenge the bail to Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a senior official said today citing the government's "own weakness" for not seeking bail revocation, even as the deadline to conclude the 26/11 case ended over a month ago.

Pak PM Sharif, Army chief discuss Afghan situation amid Taliban rift

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the army chief today held discussions over the emerging Afghan situation amid a reported rift between different Taliban factions over succession after Mullah Omar's death.

Pakistan cannot be trusted: Ex-home secretary RK Singh

Former union home secretary and BJP leader RK Singh on Monday voiced his apprehensions about the proposed talks taking place between the National Security Advisers (NSA) of India and Pakistan in the third week of August , and added that given the ongoing ceasefire violations from across the border, Islamabad cannot be trusted.

'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' impact: Govt agrees to help deaf-and-dumb Indian girl stranded in Pakistan
'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' impact: Govt agrees to help deaf-and-dumb Indian girl stranded in Pakistan

In a pleasant development, the Government of India has reportedly agreed to help a deaf-and-dumb young Indian woman, who has been in Pakistan for at least 15 years, unite with her family members.

Pak releases man who breached PM Sharif's convoy

A former officer of Pakistan Air Force who was arrested for breaching Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's convoy has been released after interrogation, authorities said today.

Wanted: Pakistani 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' to unite Indian girl with her family
Wanted: Pakistani 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' to unite Indian girl with her family

Salman Khan's latest blockbuster 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' may be a work of fiction but there's a real life story of an Indian girl who can neither speak nor hear and stuck in Pakistan for 13 years with all efforts to trace her family in India remaining unsuccessful.

163 Indian fishermen released by Pak to arrive at Wagah Border today

 163 Indian fishermen, who were released from Karachi`s Malir District Jail as a goodwill gesture on Sunday, will arrive at Wagah Border today.

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Suspicious vehicle breaches Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif`s convoy, driver detained

Pakistani authorities on Sunday detained a man on suspicion of attempting to ram Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s car as it was travelling in a security convoy, officials said.

'Mullah Omar's family does not endorse new Taliban leader'
'Mullah Omar's family does not endorse new Taliban leader'

The family of late Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has not backed his announced successor, it said on Sunday, and wants the new chief to be chosen by leading Islamic scholars and veterans of the movement.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Army destroys rocket launcher

Army on Sunday destroyed a rocket launcher recovered from the dead Pakistani militants during the attack on Dina Nagar police station in the district, a week ago.

Pakistan claims killing of major al Qaeda commander in country

Pakistani security forces have killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander and detained his wife in an overnight raid on his hideout in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, a provincial minister said Sunday.

MQM chief asks party activists to approach UN, NATO for troops

 MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who has been declared an absconder by a Pakistani anti-terrorism court, has asked party workers to "approach" the UN and NATO to inform them about human rights abuses against Urdu-speaking migrants in Karachi.

Pakistan receives India's proposal for NSA meeting on Aug 23-24, confirms Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan Prime Minister's Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Sunday said he has received a proposal from India for a meeting between National Security Advisors of the two countries on August 23-24 in New Delhi.

Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture
Pakistan releases 163 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Pakistan on Sunday released 163 Indian fishermen, including three minors, from two jails here as a goodwill gesture following a recent understanding between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Russia.

Western Command to mark 1965 India-Pakistan war

 The Indian Army`s Western Command will mark the golden jubilee of the India-Pakistan war of 1965 with events planned for September.

Pak releases 163 Indian fishermen

Pakistan on Sunday released 163 Indian fishermen from a jail here as goodwill gesture following a recent understanding between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Russia.

Indian girl stuck in Pakistan needs 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan'

Bollywood hit Bajrangi Bhaijaan may have been a work of fiction, but in Karachi it is a real life story of an Indian girl who can neither speak nor hear and stuck in Pakistan for 13 years with all efforts to trace her family in India remaining unsuccessful.