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Designating Lashkar-e-Taiba a terror group shows the Trump govt won’t go easy on Pakistan

This amendment is an emphatic indication that the Trump administration opposes Pakistan’s new policy of mainstreaming militants.
President of Milli Muslim League Haji Liaqat Ali Khan

Pakistan to challenge ruling that allowed Hafiz Saeed’s party to fight elections

Last month, a high court ordered Pakistan's Election Commission to register the Mili Muslim League as a political party. MML was on Monday designated as a terror group by the US.
Milli Muslim League leader, Hafiz Saeed giving a speec

The US blacklists Hafiz Saeed’s Milli Muslim League as terrorist organisation

Seven members of MML's central leadership body have been designated as foreign terrorists. This move comes just ahead of the general elections in Pakistan.
Pakistani military welcomes extremists into parliament

Pakistani military welcomes extremists into parliament

Army is working with a deliberate strategy get extremists and militants into the mainstream democratic process, but analysts say it’s a catch-22 situation.
Pakistani military welcomes extremists into parliament

Terror shadow on Lahore bypoll: Hafiz Saeed’s man in fray for NA-120 seat

The byelection will be held on 17 September to elect disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s replacement in Pakistan’s National Assembly. For anyone interested in the politics of the subcontinent, the bypoll for Lahore's NA-120 National Assembly seat on 17 September is turning out to be must-watch. The election will decide who will replace Nawaz Sharif in the lower house of Pakistan's parliament – after the Supreme Court disqualified him in connection with the Panama Papers case. But it has become even more important because it marks the political debut of UN-designated global terrorist Hafiz Saeed’s political party, the Milli Muslim League (MML) – albeit an unofficial one. Saeed – the alleged mastermind behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks and scores of others across India and Afghanistan – launched the party in August. It was seen as an obvious bid by his Islamist jihadi group, the Jamaat-ud-Dawa, to gain political legitimacy and exercise more...

Will the ISI use Lashkar-e-Taiba’s new political party to start a nuclear war?

The stated aims of the Lashkar-e-Taiba's political party Milli Muslim League, with the presence of nuclear weapons in Pakistan, should alarm Indians and the world. Tufail Ahmad

On Camera

Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

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Bitcoin run is again giving bulls hope for prices beyond $12,000

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Defence

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No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.