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Cyril Almeida, Pakistan’s World Press Freedom Hero who exposed its military-terror nexus

Dawn journalist Cyril Almeida was forced to flee Pakistan after a 2016 report  uncovered the country's contentious military-terrorism ties.
File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Facebook

Who wants an ‘Islamic President’ in Pakistan and where does Imran Khan fit in?

Imran Khan’s PTI colleagues are campaigning for a so-called Islamic Presidential System where the Supreme Leader will have absolute power.

Bush, Manmohan, Advani… BJP’s GVLN Rao joins some big names who’ve faced flying shoes

BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao had a shoe hurled at him in New Delhi Thursday, but politicians have been in the firing line for over a decade now.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi | @PTIofficial/Twitter

Not Pirni Bushra Bibi’s spirituality, but Pakistan politics is affecting Imran Khan marriage

Imran Khan has refuted rumours and declared that the marriage with Bushra is going to be his last innings.
File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Asad Zaidi/Bloomberg

Imran Khan said Pakistan doesn’t have use for militant groups. Take it with pinch of salt

Nawaz Sharif said the same thing about Jihadi militants in Pakistan as Imran Khan. Only one of them was removed from office.
Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif | Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif out of prison for 6 weeks on bail

Sharif, who's serving a 7-year imprisonment, was allowed by the Pakistan Supreme Court to get medical treatment from any health facility of his choice within the country. 
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Imran Khan must snap out of his delusion, establishment has loved & ditched many: Reham Khan

The first 100 days of Imran Khan’s ‘democratic’ government have not given the common man a single thing to cheer about.
Imran Khan at Kolkata.

How Imran Khan’s PTI turned Pakistani conservative men into supporters of liberal women

PTI did bring change in Pakistan, but one it didn't want.
Nawaz Sharif with daughter Maryam Nawaz

Pakistan Supreme Court rejects appeal against suspension of Nawaz Sharif’s sentences

A 5-member bench led by CJP Saqib Nisar upheld the Islamabad High Court's verdict to set free Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law in the Avenfield corruption case.
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What Nawaz Sharif’s arrest and the current political situation in Pakistan mean for India

Ex-foreign secy Kanwal Sibal sees danger for India in the way the Pakistani establishment is sidelining opposition leaders, but other experts don’t agree.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.