Days after the BJP criticizedSonia Gandhi’s meeting with the Shahi Imam as brazen communalism, the party’s president Rajnath Singh has met and appears to have won the backing of an important Shia cleric in Lucknow, from where he is running for Parliament.
Maulana Kalbe Jawad today praised the BJP president by comparing him to former prime minister Atal . . . → Read More: Why the Muslims in India fear Modi?
(By Muhammad Faheem Belharvi) Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan with a history of supporting Resolution of Pakistan-1940, which envisaged creation of a separate homeland for Muslim majority areas of sub-continent India.
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The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to make public a long-awaited report that concludes that the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation measures did not produce valuable intelligence and that the agency repeatedly misled government officials about the severity and success of the program.
The decision, opposed by three Republicans on the panel, means that the findings will . . . → Read More: Is CIA in trouble? Interrogation report to be made public
Senate aides and government officials continue to leak details from a classified report on the CIA’s Bush administration torture program, giving us a fuller picture of who was tortured, how it happened, and what limited information the government learned.
The most recent (and probably the most detailed) assessment of the report’s contents comes from Tuesday’s Washington Post. . . . → Read More: CIA torture never achieved any results
By Sarmila Bose
Murky British connections to the Indian government’s attack on the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984 have fuelled demands for full disclosure in UK and India. Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review when documents released to the public after 30 years showed that India had sought, and Britain had provided, assistance for . . . → Read More: What role did the British play in 1984 Sikh massacres
ISLAMABAD: Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid on Wednesday decried Bangladesh Cricket Board’s move to restrict local cricket fans from flying flags of any other team competing in the ICC World Twenty20 tournament.
“There should not be any such restrictions on spectators. There should be no politics in sport,” he said while talking to reporters at the . . . → Read More: Pakistan finds Bangladesh’s anti-flag law unnecessary
A Supreme Court hearing that aired all sorts of ways someone might try to assassinate the president did not bode well Wednesday for a group of protesters suing two Secret Service agents for allegedly mistreating them at a 2004 appearance of President George W. Bush.
Several justices seemed concerned about whether the free speech rights of anti-Bush . . . → Read More: Freedom of speech not high on US Supreme Court’s list
A woman died at a hospital on Tuesday from wounds suffered in a brutal beating by her husband and in-laws, police said.
“Saima, a resident of Allama Iqbal Colony, was beaten up on March 19, 2014 for not bringing in enough dowry,” D-Type Colony Station House Officer (SHO) Muhammad Usman told The Express Tribune.
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