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PML(N) leader Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan’s opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif arrested in Rs 7 billion money laundering case

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior and Accountability Shahzad Akbar alleged that Shahbaz and his sons Hamza, Salman were involved in money laundering through fake accounts.
Imran Khan

Shia-Sunni rift on rise in Pakistan, but Imran Khan govt’s silence may be strategic

Claims that the conflict is an Indian conspiracy or a distraction from the Bajwa corruption scam don’t explain why Deobandi & militant groups are harassing Shias.
Muslim wedding in pakistan

Is she 18? How Pakistan’s forced conversion of minors gets legal cover

If your kidnapper-husband says you are 18, or have had your first period, no more questions are asked in Pakistan about abduction-conversions of young girls.
PML(N) leader Shehbaz Sharif

Pakistan files Rs 7 billion money laundering case against Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif

The case was filed against Sharif, younger brother of Nawaz Sharif, and his sons after the National Accountability Bureau found 117 suspicious transactions linked to them.

Why Yes Bank, IL&FS, DHFL cases can become a headache for India’s next FATF assessment

India is likely to go through its FATF country assessment early next year. Some issues could prove a sticking point, including demonetisation and crackdown on shell firms.
Nawaz Sharif

Nawaz Sharif has spoken. But can he change the Pakistan Army’s game?

The duo of General Bajwa and ISI DG Faiz Hameed have managed to drag the military deeper into politics, but their hybrid government formula is not working.
(Representational Image) walk with umbrellas past stores in Wuhan on 30 April | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

How China contained virus in 3 months, and what Pakistan’s Covid data reveals

In episode 573 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains why countries like China and Pakistan were more successful in its Covid fight than India.
Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

Pakistan used terror groups to change J&K’s status quo, US diplomat tells lawmakers

Alyssa Ayres, senior fellow for India, Pakistan and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations think-tank, said India revoked Article 370 to tackle terrorism but has not shown improvement one year on.
The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi

India summons Pakistan High Commission official over abduction of Sikh girl

The Sikh community took out a protest in New Delhi Monday over the abduction of Gurdwara Panja Sahib head granthi's daughter in Pakistan.
Pedestrians walk past the Abdul Rahman Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan | Representational image | Jim Huylebroek/Bloomberg

Pakistan targeting Indians in Afghanistan, moved UN panel to get terror tag for 4, says govt

Replying to a query in Lok Sabha, MoS for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan said many Indians working in Afghanistan on development projects have been attacked over the past 12 years.

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File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.