Tag: Pakistan

Pakistan provincial court bans virginity tests on rape victims

A court in Pakistan's most populous province on Monday outlawed virginity tests on rape victims -- a longstanding practice in the country used to assess a woman's so-called honour. Critics of the tests, including an invasive "two-finger test", had filed petitions in the eastern city...

BSF officer crawls 150 feet into tunnel used by Jaish terrorists, finds Pak imprint

India, Nov. 24 -- The director general of the Border Security Force (BSF), Rakesh Asthana, on Monday ordered intensified patrolling of the international border with Pakistan in the Samba and Rajouri sectors of Jammu & Kashmir with the objective of unearthing more cross-border tunnels...

‘Karachi will be a part of India one day’: Devendra Fadnavis on Bandra sweet shop row

India, Nov. 23 -- Former Maharashtra chief minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that his party believes in 'akhand bharat' and that Karachi will be a part of India one day. He was responding to a question over the...

‘No credibility’, India trashes Pak’s claims of Delhi sponsoring terrorism

India -- India on Sunday rubbished Pakistan's dossier with so-called evidence of Indian sponsorship of terrorism, saying it was a propaganda exercise that will find few takers as the world community is aware of Islamabad's role in supporting terror. Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi...

On Diwali, PM Modi distributes sweets to Indian soldiers at Longewala, rides tank

India, Nov. 14 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday celebrated Diwali with Indian soldiers at Longewala in Rajasthan's Jaisalmer. The prime minister distributed sweets to security forces personnel and wished them on the eve. "I would like to extend my Diwali greetings. I am...

India hits Pak targets, eight Pakistani soldiers killed

India, Nov. 14 -- At least eight Pakistani soldiers were killed and 12 injured on Friday after the Indian Army targeted Pakistani positions across the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir with artillery guns and anti-tank guided missiles in response to heavy shelling...

Russia backs India’s stance at SCO summit

India, Nov. 13 -- Russia on Thursday backed India's assertion that Pakistan shouldn't raise bilateral matters at platforms such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), saying these groupings are focused on multilateral cooperation to tackle regional challenges. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an indirect swipe...

PM Modi takes dig at Pakistan during virtual SCO meeting

India, Nov. 11 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a swipe at Pakistan at the virtual summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) on Tuesday, saying it is unfortunate that repeated attempts were being made to violate the grouping's charter by raising bilateral issues. Modi...

Focus on action against Pakistan as FATF meet begins

India, Oct. 21 -- The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will begin a three-day virtual plenary meeting on Wednesday that will decide on the next course of action against Pakistan with regard to steps taken by the country to crack down on fund-raising by...

‘China can’t get the better of India in conflict scenario’: Air force chief

India -- China can't get the better of India in any conflict and the air force, with its capability and intent serving as a deterrent for the adversary, is ready to handle any contingency, Indian Air Force chief RKS Bhadauria said on Monday, even...