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5 killed in bomb blast outside Lahore Sufi shrine in Pakistan

The shrine was targeted in 2010, in a suicide attack that killed more than 40 people, and is guarded by heavy security.
Pak PM Imran Khan

Imran Khan was in Lahore to ensure ‘smooth’ handing over of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman

Official sources said PM Imran Khan arrived in Lahore a few hours before pilot Varthaman and left for Islamabad after he crossed into India.
In this Feb 19, 1999, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee waves from the maiden Delhi-Lahore bus service on his arrival at Lahore to attend a Summit in Pakistan

When Vajpayee took a bus ride and it seemed peace with Pakistan was possible

At a time when India’s ties with Pakistan have reached its lowest in backdrop of Pulwama attack, ThePrint recalls A.B. Vajpayee’s bus diplomacy of 1999.
Mahatma Gandhi, circa 1935 | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Did you know Mahatma Gandhi was a trained nurse? Here are 5 lesser-known facts

As India gets ready to celebrate the 150th year of the Mahatma, ThePrint brings you some new insights into the man behind Gandhi.
File photo of Bhagat Singh | Commons

Where is the pistol that Bhagat Singh used to kill the British police officer?

A new book traces the journey of how I searched for the pistol in Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. It is now on display at the BSF museum, Hussainiwala.

Lahore archive’s Bhagat Singh treasure on display: Letters, book scribbles & a hat receipt

For long, Indian scholars, foreigners and history students have pleaded with the government of Pakistani Punjab for a glimpse of the Bhagat Singh documents.
Imran Khan, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Nawaz Shariff

Outing a personal secret as a lesson for Imran: Featuring Vajpayee, Nawaz & a bit of me

Nawaz Sharif made a dramatic bid for peace with Vajpayee but was tripped by Pakistan’s army. It won’t be different for Imran.
Representational image | Flickr

Indian and Pakistani doctors join hands to give new lease of life to 3-year-old Afghan girl

Pakistani doctor sponsored the liver transplant of 3-year-old Hadia Nesari at Apollo Hospital, Delhi.
The razed Ahmediya mosque in Sialkot | Zafarullah Khan

Ahmediya mosque razing in Sialkot is yet another operation clean-up against the community

The razing of the Sialkot mosque is the latest assault on the identity of Pakistan’s minority Ahmediya community amid the gradual stripping away of their space in recent times.
Pakistani protesters demonstrating against the killing of a local resident in a car accident involving a US diplomat in Islamabad on 25 April 2018

US military officer barred from leaving Pak after fatal traffic offence

A Lahore court has made the first conviction for child pornography under new law, and cricketer Sana Mir has slammed advertisements objectifying women. 

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.