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Dubai businessman claims Imran Khan aides sold $2 million watch gifted by Saudi Crown Prince

Khan and his wife are said to have retained all 112 gifts from the Toshakhana of Pakistan govt for a payment of less than 40 million Pakistani rupees.

Pakistan just got its Buddhas back from this Indian-American art smuggler

The antiques were returned during a repatriation ceremony at the Pakistan Consulate after a probe by US Homeland Security cracked the smuggling case.

One place in Pakistan where blasphemy laws won’t haunt you—in your dreams

The colonial-era blasphemy laws were expanded upon during General Zia-Ul Haq’s reign and made more stringent.

Pakistan bans 2023 Oscar contender, Joyland, which explores queer love

We have to make sure we don't let these violent, insensitive extremists win again, says the cast of the film.

Pakistan’s political warfare slips into puddle of lies, sleazy videos

There’s outrage, anger and embarrassment with the leak of intimate videos of senior Pakistan. Now, courts and celebrities have entered the fray.

Kidnapped from Ajmer, sold in Karachi—Indian woman looks for family after 40 years

The woman doesn't remember the address of her home in India but recalls places like Howrah station, Raja Bazar, Moulali Mazar, and Atali market—all located in Kolkata.

Pakistan’s Sindh police foil attack on Chinese national as Xi raises safety issue with Shehbaz

The targeting of nationals from Pakistan’s most important partner is threatening a relationship that Islamabad depends on for its financial survival.

Lollywood, Maulviwood, Hollywood—Pakistani actor attacked for Bushra Bibi Halloween costume

While some have criticised Yawar Iqbal for disrespecting Bushra Bibi, others have called him anti-feminist and anti-hijab.

Gautam Gambhir not the only one calling Babar Azam ‘selfish’, Pakistani legends think so too

Babar Azam tops the list of openers who have struggled to perform well so far at the World Cup.

Imran Khan halts long march after TV reporter crushed to death under his container

Sadaf Naeem was a dynamic and hardworking reporter. We pray for patience for the family of the deceased, said Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif.

On Camera

YourTurn

People gather for a vigil and hold white sheets of paper in protest over coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions, during a commemoration of the victims of a fire in Urumqi, as outbreaks of COVID-19 continue, in Beijing, China | Thomas Peter, Reuters

China protests a ‘grey rhino’ moment for Xi Jinping. And it will only get stronger

Chinese agitators aren’t shying away from connecting demands to lift Covid restrictions with broader political appeals.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.