Rocket attack kills two policemen in southwest Pakistan

A rocket attack targeting a senior police officer and his family killed two police escorts in restive southwestern Pakistan, officials said Sunday.

Indus Water Commission meet begins

Pakistan is expected to raise its concerns over certain power projects set up by India in Jammu and Kashmir at the 111th meeting of the Indus Water Commission which began here on Sunday.

BSF foils 11 bids by terrorists to enter India

Jammu, Feb 1 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) foiled 11 attempts by terrorists in January to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan, a senior BSF official has said.

"Eight of the bids were made in the last 15 days," the official told IANS here.

Congress threatens to launch agitation for border residents in J&K

 The state unit of Congress on Sunday threatened to launch a statewide agitation against the Narendra Modi-led government for "ignoring the plight" of border residents who have been suffering due to the frequent ceasefire violations.

BJP has forgotten miseries of border residents: NC

The National Conference (NC) on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi-led central government of neglecting the plight of the border residents who have been facing hardships due to the frequent ceasefire violations.

India responding effectively to firing from Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said the BJP government at the Centre has been responding effectively to cross-border firing by Pakistan unlike the previous UPA government's response.

Pakistan's Shiites mourn 61 killed in mosque bombing

Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest against the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation`s worst sectarian attack in nearly two years.

Eliminating terror crucial for Pakistan's economic survival: Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday said Pakistan will win the war against terror at any cost, linking it to the country's "economic survival", and vowed to overcome the energy crisis.

Asian cricket giants need to perform better in Australia and New Zealand
Asian cricket giants need to perform better in Australia and New Zealand

After Sri Lanka and India bit the dust in their respective ODI series recently in New Zealand and Australia, another Asian powerhouse Pakistan too suffered a jolt. The Misbah-ul-Haq led side lost the first ODI match against New Zealand at Wellington on Saturday.

Fresh polio cases reported in Pakistan

Pakistan's National Institute of Health (NIH) detected three new polio cases, taking the number detected in 2015 to six, a media report said Saturday

Pakistan`s Shiites mourn 61 killed in mosque bombing

 Thousands of Shiite Muslims rallied Saturday to protest the killing of 61 people in a suicide bombing at a mosque, as southern Pakistan shut down to mourn the nation`s worst sectarian attack in nearly two years. 

US rejects Pakistan criticism of India-US nuclear deal

Rejecting Pakistani criticism of India-US nuclear deal reached during President Barack Obama`s India visit, the US has said it`s simply an understanding on implementing the stalled nuclear deal.

Pakistan mourns victims of deadly suicide bombing in Shi'íte mosque
Pakistan mourns victims of deadly suicide bombing in Shi'íte mosque

Pakistan on Saturday mourned the victims of the deadly suicide bombing in a Shia mosque in southern Sindh province that killed 61 people with many of the injured still in critical condition, officials said.

Pakistan lean heavily on Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq
Pakistan lean heavily on Shahid Afridi, Misbah-ul-Haq

Shahid Afridi and Misbah-ul-Haq lifted an underdone Pakistan to 210 after being sent into bat first against New Zealand in their opening one-day international in Wellington on Saturday.

Relationship with India and Pakistan stand on their own: US

The relationship of US with India and Pakistan "stand on their own" and are not linked to each other, the Obama Administration has said stating that its relationship with the two South Asian neighbors remain strong.

China to back Pak in safeguarding territorial integrity: Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Friday promised to firmly back Pakistan in its efforts to safeguard its sovereignty, independence and integrity of its territories.

Civil, police officials visit firing-affected border areas

In wake of the ceasefire violations from the Pakistani side, the divisional administration in Jammu advised residents of the border areas to remain vigilant and stay indoors during evening hours.

Pakistan province refers 423 cases for trial by military courts

The government of Pakistan`s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province Friday referred a list of terror suspects to the federal government for trial by newly formed militart courts.

Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson to play tri-series final against England
Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson to play tri-series final against England

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to return to One-Day International (ODI) cricket after a break of over a month and will play in the tri-series final here Sunday.

Dismal India need to raise their standard as World Cup looms
Dismal India need to raise their standard as World Cup looms

India were ousted from the ODI tri-series by England who scripted a three-wicket victory against MS Dhoni's side in Perth on Friday. England booked their place in the final and will play giants Australia. For India their sorry state of affairs outside the sub-continent continued as the side failed to register a single victory in the tri-series.