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Modi terms Pakistan as ‘mothership of terrorism’, asks BRICS leaders to take actions against it

Modi Speaks with BRICS leaders

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a meeting with fellow BRICS leaders on Sunday in Goa urged them to take a strong united stand against the “mothership of terrorism” in the South Asian region, in a thinly veiled reference to Pakistan. Modi said a country in India’s neighbourhood held links to “terror modules” around the world, which BRICS ─ a bloc consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa ─ should strongly condemn. “In our region, terrorism poses a grave threat to peace, security and development.” “Tragically the mothershipRead More


Cyril Almeida admits his story was based on assumptions: FO

Pakistan rejects blame of involvement in Uri attack

ISLAMABAD, 14 OCT (DNA) – The spokesperson for the Foreign Office, Nafees Zakaria, on Friday defended the government decision to place a travel ban on a prominent journalist over an article he wrote about an alleged rift between the military and the centre by saying Cyril Almeida himself admitted that the October 6 story was based on assumptions. Speaking to media in the federal capital, Zakaria said that the government has already denied the story of Cyril Almeida since in a bid to eliminate terrorism from the country; all state institutions were working together inRead More


Hrithik Roshan escaped the Istanbul airport blast by few hours

Hrithik Roshan

NEW DELHI: In a tweet to his fans the 42-year-old actor, “missed connecting flight at Istanbul and were stuck at airport. Next flight was next day, but took economy and flew out earlier.” The actor was on a vacation to Spain and Africa with his two sons and was returning to India via Turkey, Indian media reported. He had earlier tweeted that he was visiting Africa.


US Pakistan F-16 deal and the rut of history

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By Adnan Yousaf  US-Pakistan F-16 deal expired when United States refused to hand over eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at the subsidised rate of $270 million and asked Pakistan to make the full payment for the aircraft from its national resources. Though Pakistan was in dire need of these aircraft for counter-terrorism operations, it chose not to pay $699 million for the aircraft which were previously financed through the US Foreign Military Financing (FMF) programme partially. And US, despite of knowing Pakistan’s need for these jets in the ongoing warRead More


PM Modi ’s Lahore yatra By Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Dec 25 on a quasi “surprise” visit, where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif were present to receive him. This is the first time an Indian premier has visited Pakistan in more than a decade. Television footage showed Modi exit his jet and embrace PM Nawaz, after which the two heads flew in a helicopter to Nawaz Sharif’s private residence in Raiwind. The Modi visit is likely to provide the Indian prime ministerRead More


Analysis: Modi’s Lahore visit: much ado about nothing

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Analysis: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti LAHORE: Indian premier Narendra Modi landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Dec 25 on a “surprise” visit, where Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif were present to receive him.This is the first time an Indian premier has visited Pakistan in more than a decade. Television footage showed Modi exit his jet and embrace PM Nawaz, after which the two heads flew in a helicopter to Nawaz Sharif’s private residence in Raiwind. The Modi visit is likely to provide the Indian primeRead More