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Army chief General M.M. Naravane addresses press on 12 January in New Delhi | ThePrint photo

Army Chief Gen Naravane meets Bangladesh army officers days after PM Modi’s visit

This year marks the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between India and Bangladesh and the latter’s liberation from Pakistan.

Pakistan denies backchannel talks with India, says need for enabling meaningful dialogue

Foreign Office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said states have their ways and means to communicate, which remain available even during wars.
Buildings stand under construction at a development site, operated by China Overseas Ports Holding Co., near Gwadar Port in Gwadar, Balochistan, Pakistan | Photographer: Asim Hafeez/Bloomberg

‘Great to be back in Balochistan’: Top US diplomat in Pakistan visits CPEC hub Gwadar

US Chargé d’affaires Angela Aggeler said the visit serves as the latest example of US-Pakistan cooperation on shared interests.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar in New Delhi on 6 April 2021 | Twitter | @DrSJaishankar

Has Russia hyphenated India & Pakistan? Growing Moscow-Islamabad ties have Delhi ‘worried’

While India and Russia refer to their relationship as ‘uniquely strong’, a certain ‘chill’ is believed to have set in over Delhi’s growing ties with Washington.
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Pakistan football league suspended again & writer Amar Jalil faces anger over 3-yr-old remark

Our prolific feature about Pakistan’s fascinating politics, economy, society, culture, cricket, fashion and more — stories beyond the routine headlines.

‘The Imran I knew…’: Ex-wife Jemima hits out at Pakistan PM over comments on rape

New Delhi: Jemima Goldsmith, British screenwriter and former wife of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, criticised him for blaming "vulgarity" in society for the rise in rape cases and sexual violence in Pakistan. Quoting the Qu'ran, she tweeted Wednesday: “Say to the believing men that they restrain their eyes and guard their private parts...The onus is on men." https://twitter.com/Jemima_Khan/status/1379831180921597956?s=20 She later added: "The Imran I knew used to say, 'Put a veil on the man's eyes not on the woman'." Khan has been facing criticism for his "insensitive" comments made over the weekend. During a televised question-answer session with the public Sunday, a caller had asked the prime minister what his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf-led government is doing about rising sexual violence, particularly against children. The cricketer-turned-politician replied that the concept of 'pardah' in Islam is intended to "keep temptation in check" because “not everyone has willpower”, he said. "Fahashi (vulgarity)" is to blame for the...

Pakistan is embracing Turkish cultural products unquestioningly. Here’s why

The conservative-populist leadership of Erdogan and Turkey’s economic growth has been cited as a model worthy of emulation by several Pakistani governments.
File image of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov | Twitter | @mfa_russia

Sergei Lavrov to visit Pakistan today, first by any Russian foreign minister in 9 years

On his two-day visit to Pakistan, Lavrov will hold important talks with the country's top leadership and the Army chief on bilateral ties as well as on the situation in Afghanistan.
Screengrab of the video going viral on several Christian WhatsApp groups in Kerala | Facebook/Christian Association and Alliance for Social Action

How the Church is now driving ‘love jihad’ narrative in Kerala

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Facebook//ImranKhanOfficial/

Pakistan’s sweet deal with India could’ve helped consumers. But domestic politics came in way

Pakistan deferring sugar and cotton imports from India should be seen as parking the car by the side of the road rather than a full U-turn.

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Representational image | A magnified coronavirus germ is displayed on a monitor during coronavirus patient sample detection tests in the virology research labs in a hospital in Leuven, Belgium | Bloomberg

Vaccines won’t be enough. New Covid variants have changed the game

No one is truly safe from Covid until everyone is safe. We are in a race against time to get global transmission rates low enough to prevent the emergence of new variants.
Boeing 737 Max jet

Months after comeback, Boeing’s 737 Max has a new issue that will ground dozens of jets again

US carriers parked a combined 67 of the workhorse planes Friday, about a third of the Max jets currently in service around the world.

Defence

Chinese PLA troops march back from the Pangong Tso area in eastern Ladakh | Photo released by Indian Army

Corps Commander talks ends after 13 hours, India and China discuss further disengagement

Army sources said that the two countries discussed disengagement from remaining friction points, including Gogra heights, Hot Springs and Depsang Plains in the 11th round of talks.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.