Tag Archives: Pakistan

Obama’s Parting Gift to India? US to sell 8 F-16s to Pakistan

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Despite browbeating about the close ties India enjoys with the United States, the US, especially the Obama administration has ddecided to sell eight F-16 jets to Pakistan, despite repeated concerns from India and several US Senators about Islamabad providing safe haven to terrorists. The US Department of State on Friday informed the US Congress about its unilateral decision to sell ...

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India Appoints New Envoy to Pakistan

Close after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s surprise visit to Lahore to greet Pakistan PM Nawz Sharif on his birthday, India has announced the appointment of diplomat Gautam H. Bambawale as next High Commissioner of lndia to Pakistan and he is slated to take over his new responsibility soon. Belonging to 1984 batch of Indian Foreign Service, Gautam H. Bambawale served ...

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5th Islamic Microfinance Summit Held in Malaysia

The 5th Global Islamic Microfinance forum (GIMF) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was held on 24-25 November, 2015 and attended by the officials and delegates from 30 countries including Pakistan, Nigeria, Tajikistan, Canada, Tanzania, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Azerbaijan and many other countries, said a statement. The entire leadership unanimously unified their voice and support for the development of Islamic Microfinance ...

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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai Tops British School Exam

Youngest Nobel peace prize winner Malala has topped the British School of Exams and scored six A grades, the highest possible, and four As, the second highest in her General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) examinations. She was the youngest person ever to win a Nobel peace Prize, she was declared joint-winner along with India’s children’s rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi. ...

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Pakistan Cancels Commonwealth Speakers’ Meet Finally

The controversy over inviting Jammu and Kashmir Speaker to the proposed Commonwealth Speakers’ Meet in Pakistan has ended finally with Islamabad cancelling the meet altogether. The Commonwealth parliamentary conference scheduled to be held on September 30 was cancelled over Kashmir issue as India and Bangladesh insisted that it should not be part of the agenda, while inviting J&K speaker would ...

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Interesting Lesser Known Facts About Independence Day

As India gears up to celebrate its 69th Independence Day here are some interesting lesser know facts about Independence Day: 1) Before granting Independence it was Lord Mountbatten who pushed for the partition India into India and Pakistan. 2) Indian Muslims were well spread minority in India, initially people were quite united. Gandhi headed many movements and Muslims rallied behind ...

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Pakistan Becomes CERN Member, India Ponders as Sri Lanka Follows

Higgs Boson pioneer CERN or the European Organisation for Nuclear Research has announced that Pakistan has become an Associate Member of CERN with effect from August 1, 2015, leaving India ponder the possibility of joining the Organisation soon. Pakistan has been swift to ratify the agreement signed in December to join the CERN as a full member after committing to ...

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Pakistan Approves Salman Khan’s ‘Bajranig Baijaan’ Release on Eid

Pakistan has approved the release of Salman Khan’s upcoming film ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ with cuts, marking a shift in its staunch opposition to any film with Kashmiri angle in it. Pending Lahore censor board permission, the film was reportedly cleared by the censor boards of Islamabad and Karachi, said Pakistani media. “Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been approved for Eid release by the ...

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After Google, Amazon India Promotes Solar Power, Kickstarts New Online Store

As Google is opening more solar-based data centers around the world, Amazon too has jumped on the bandwagon in pursuit of the Indian ambition for renewable energy, with the opening a new store last month that sells an extensive range of solar-powered products in the country. Amazon India is providing its customers a collection of household products including chargers, fans, ...

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White House Hosts iftaar Party

US President Barack Obama hosted an Iftaar Party at the White House inviting mostly American Muslims and Muslim ambassadors, including those from Pakistan and Bangladesh. Addressing the guests, President Barack Obama said, “Our annual White House Iftar recognises the sacredness of Ramzan to more than 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.” Reminding that Iftar is a reflector of the freedoms ...

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Trouble for Pakistan Bowler Md. Hafeez , faces bowling ban again

Only two months ago, Pakistani all-rounder, Mohammad Hafeez cleared his bowling ban. But trouble seems to be piling up for the 34-year-old as he faces bowling ban again after a suspect in the recent test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Galle. In November, 2014 Hafeez was reported for a suspected action in Abu Dhabi after Pakistan played a Test ...

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India Ropes in SAARC Nations in Future Satellite Program

With the successful launch of 11 satellites in the past one year and riding on glory from its Mangalyaan Mars mission, India is planning an ambitious satellite project with all the SAARC nations of South Asia, including arch rival Pakistan. The New Delhi Meeting scheduled on June 22 will be attended by all the SAARC countries, said Indian space agency ...

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Sri Lanka to host Pakistan, 1st Test Match Tomorrow, Who Will Win?

India’s neighbour Sri Lanka and Pakistan will clash in their three-match Test series beginning Wednesday at a time when India and Bangladesh are entering the ODI phase after their first test match ended in a draw. Pakistan will clash with sri Lanka at Galle International stadium tomorrow, Wednesday, June 17 at 10 AM local time. The play can be watched ...

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Harbhajan Singh surpasses Wasim Akram in Bangladesh

Going into the one-off test against Bangladesh, India had many expectations – a win most importantly. While the rain-hit five-day clash ended in a draw with most of the Team Blue players performing as expected, one person broke a record. Harbhajan Singh at 34 became the 9th highest wicket takers in test ahead of Wasim Akram of Pakistan. Regarded as ...

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India vs Bangladesh: New look India take on Stronger Bangladesh

By Sharangee Dutta India will look to grab a win against Bangladesh in the only test of their tour to the country when they take on them today for a five-day showdown. Bangladesh who has been living all these years with the “underdog” status will look to use their new improved game to clinch a win against India in this one ...

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Whose Friend is Dawood Ibrahim Anyway?

First it was a cautious reply in Rajya Sabha to a member’s question, soon it was a correction carried out in hurry by another minister speaking out the same line that the government of India has maintained since decades. This morning, Minister of state for home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, replied to MP Nityanand Rai’s question in dotted lines as: “The ...

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