India’s 15-player World Cup squad announced

India’s 15-player World Cup squad announced

The Board for Cricket Control in India (BCCI) have announced 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup slated to start from May 30 in England and Wales, media sources reported. Following New Zealand and Australia, India is the third team to announce its squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup...

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MS Dhoni faces fine for confronting IPL umpires

MS Dhoni faces fine for confronting IPL umpires

According to sources, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s reaction against a controversial umpiring decision led to him being fined 50 percent of his match fee in Thursday night’s Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Jaipur. “MS Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings captain, was fined 50 percent of his match fees for breaching...

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Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor responds to India’s “irrefutable evidence” of shooting down F-16

Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor responds to India’s “irrefutable evidence” of shooting down F-16

US officials had recently told Foreign Policy magazine that Pakistan’s F-16 had not been shot down by the Indian forces, debunking the claims of the Indian Airforce. Related story: US officials disprove India’s claim of shooting down Pakistan’s F-16 India however, rejected the magazine’s piece. In a recent news conference held...

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US officials disprove India’s claim of shooting down Pakistan’s F-16

US officials disprove India’s claim of shooting down Pakistan’s F-16

India claimed to have shot down Pakistan’s F-16 on February 27 during an aerial battle between the two countries after India had entered Pakistan’s airspace.  However, the US officials have debunked that claim. Two senior US officials told Foreign Policy Magazine that US personnel recently counted Pakistan’s F-16s and found none...

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US urges Pakistan-India to defuse military activity to ease tensions

US urges Pakistan-India to defuse military activity to ease tensions

WASHINGTON: Cautioning that further military activity will aggravate the situation between Pakistan and India, the US State Department urged both the sides to continue taking steps to defuse tensions. “The position of the United States is we continue to urge both sides to continue to take steps to de-escalate the...

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India’s late Pakistani prisoner laid to rest

India’s late Pakistani prisoner laid to rest

SIALKOT: Shakirullah, a Pakistani prisoner who was stoned to death by other inmates in an Indian prison, was laid to rest in his village Jasarwala on Sunday. The Pakistani inmate’s funeral prayers were offered in Daska, Sialkot today. Shakirullah’s body was handed over by India to Pakistan at the Wagah Border on...

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PM Imran Khan wins praise over Indian Captain’s release

PM Imran Khan wins praise over Indian Captain’s release

KARACHI: Amid rabid jingoism and fervent warmongering in India, sane voices are making themselves heard – thanks to social media, Twitter in particular. While India’s mainstream media, especially electronic media, has been baying for blood by whipping up war hysteria, peace-lovers took to the popular micro-blogging site in an attempt to...

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FM Qureshi to address press conference in Abu Dhabi today, “Pakistan never wants to escalate”

FM Qureshi to address press conference in Abu Dhabi today, “Pakistan never wants to escalate”

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said Pakistan desires peace and “never wants to escalate” amid soaring tensions with India. “Pakistan never wants to escalate,” he said, terming the recent border tensions as “serious” and emphasizing that India attacked Pakistan when it violated its airspace. Qureshi said Prime...

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Indo-Pak war games continue

Indo-Pak war games continue

All warfare is based on deception. Put this in the context of India-Pakistan standoff and one is left wondering; deception against whom, and serving whom? The Pulwama episode has created enough tensions between India and Pakistan anyway. The prospect of war between two nations possessing nuclear weapons should cause a...

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Mike Pompeo urges India Pakistan to avoid nuclear moves amid increasing tensions

Mike Pompeo urges India Pakistan to avoid nuclear moves amid increasing tensions

WASHINGTON: United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, in the wake of increasing tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbouring countries. The secretary after talking with his counterparts of both the countries maintained, the US encourages India and Pakistan to exercise restraint, and...

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