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Pak court bars govt from booking Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in any other case

A Pakistani court on Monday barred the government from booking Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind, in any other case without its permission after his counsel argued that "false" cases might be slapped against him to keep him in jail.

Indian defence budget hike will create new edge of tension: Pak media

The nearly 11 per cent hike in India's military budget will create a "new edge of tension" in Indo-Pak ties against the backdrop of New Delhi's "increasingly belligerent stance" and hostility, Pakistani media reported on Monday.

PDP-BJP coalition has not made a good beginning: Baig

Senior PDP leader and Lok Sabha MP Muzaffar Hussain Baig said on Monday that the PDP-BJP coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir had not made a promising beginning with controversy erupting due to statements on both sides.

Pakistan wastes $3.7 million worth of donated vaccine, say officials

Pakistan has wasted $3.7 million worth of vaccines donated to protect children from deadly diseases because officials failed to store them properly, a senior health official told Reuters on Monday.

BJP condemns PDP's demand for return of Afzal Guru's remains
BJP condemns PDP's demand for return of Afzal Guru's remains

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came out strongly against its J&K partner – PDP's demands of returning to Valley mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru saying such statements could cause unrest.

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti defends father's statement

With the newly sworn-in Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed's statement crediting "people from across the border" for conduct of Assembly polls triggering a controversy, his daughter and PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Monday stood by her father's statement.

Pakistan police arrest parents for refusing polio vaccine

Police in northwest Pakistan have arrested more than 450 parents for refusing to vaccinate their children against polio, officials said on Monday.

I stand by my statement on Pakistan, Hurriyat: J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

A day after his remarks on peaceful polls in Jammu and Kashmir triggered a row, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on Monday said that he stood by his comments and accused those raising a hue and cry over it of trying to "make mountain of a mole hill".

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Crediting militants for smooth polling insult to people: Cong

Slamming Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister for praising Hurriyat and Pakistan for smooth elections in the state, Congress on Monday said, giving such a credit was insult to the people of the state.

Pakistani court summons federal, district magistrates over Lakhvi

 The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday sent notice to the federal and district magistrates seeking their replies on the detention order of Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, an alleged mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attack.

Twin explosions kill three in Pakistan

 Twin explosions caused by gas leakage killed a woman and her two children in Pakistan on Monday morning, police said.

Ministry of Defence uncovered snooping in South Block last year: Reports

A report claimed on Monday that the Ministry of Defence had uncovered snooping in South Block in February 2014.

Normalisation of ties between India-Pakistan urgently needed: Sartaj Aziz

The Pakistani Prime Minister`s key advisor, Sartaj Aziz, has said normalisation of Indo-Pakistan relations is urgently needed to reduce tensions on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Two Pak militants arrested for planned attack on national parade

Pakistani police have arrested two militants who were planning to target the country's annual national day parade on March 23.

Key Iranian extremist group commander arrested in Pakistan

A key commander of a banned Iranian sectarian extremist group was arrested by security forces in Pakistan's restive Balochistan province, officials said on Sunday.

Pakistan to hold talks with India on all issues: Sartaj Aziz

Pakistan will hold dialogue with India on all issues including the longstanding Kashmir dispute, National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz said on Sunday ahead of the Foreign Secretary-level talks next week.

Pakistan top online searches during World Cup: Google
Pakistan top online searches during World Cup: Google

Pakistan have topped the chart of most searched teams playing in the ongoing ICC World Cup despite not performing well, a latest study by global online giant Google said.

'Mental flaws' hurting team, says Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor
'Mental flaws' hurting team, says Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor

Former Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor was at pains to make sense of the loss against Pakistan after dominating the match for a major period of time and blamed "mental flaws" of senior batsmen of the side for their plight on Sunday.

'Pakistan ranks third in the Global Slavery Index'

Pakistan ranks third on a list of 167 countries where human slavery is most severe, an international rights body said on Sunday citing new data.