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Passport of WSJ journalist Daniel Pearl, who was beheaded by his captors in 2002, on display at the now-closed Newseum in Washington DC | Flickr

Pakistan court overturns terrorist Omar Sheikh’s death sentence in Daniel Pearl beheading case

Pakistan court overturns death sentence of Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh but upholds the kidnapping charge against him the Daniel Pearl case.

A Pakistani official, politician, army man, reporter walk into a TV show. Only one is a hero

From Arnab Goswami to Abhinandan Varthaman, many reliable Indian figures also make an entry in Ehd-e-Wafa, a TV drama sponsored by Pakistan military’s PR wing.
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Pakistan launches Corona Relief Tiger Force, gets 90,000 volunteers in two days

The relief force volunteers will distribute food to the poor and create awareness about Covid-19 in areas under lockdown.
A Pakistan Air Force F-86 Sabre in the Gunsight of an Indian Air Force MiG-21 in the 1965 war. | Photo: Author's collection

‘For just a bloody cannon’: How a MiG-21 nearly took down a PAF Sabre on debut for IAF in 1965

The story of the debut of IAF’s MiG-21 in the 1965 India-Pakistan war and its memorable encounter with Pakistan Air Force's Sabres on 4 September.
Imran Khan

China to build temporary hospital in Pakistan as cases continue to rise

The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 1,664 while the death toll stood at 18 as of Monday, officials said, underlining the increase in local transmission.
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Local transmission increasing, say Pakistan officials as total cases rise to 1,625

Pakistan has seen a rapid rise in cases with 54 being detected in the last 12 hours. Punjab and Sindh are currently reporting the highest number of cases.

Behind Imran Khan’s reluctance to lockdown, lies interests of Pakistan business lobby

The business lobby who stand to be most hurt by such decisions finds ways to disguise its vested interests under the garb of some overriding national priority.
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Coronavirus crisis makes it clear who is calling the shots in Pakistan—Military, of course

Imran Khan, brought to power in 2018, was the beginning of a hybrid civil-military government in which the Army chief has greater influence.
Chinese and Pakistani guards sitting on a rock at the Khunjerab Pass

China seeks opening of border with Pakistan for transporting medical supplies

The Khunjerab Pass is usually opened on 1 April, which marks the end of winter, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, it has been closed for an indefinite period.
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Imran Khan can’t keep Pakistanis away even from shut mosques. It’s coronavirus vs ‘faith’

Fearing backlash, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s government has not been able to ban people praying in mosques, leading to increased risk of coronavirus spread.

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A doctor checks the temperature of a migrant worker as part of the screening process. (Representational Image) | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

The first 50 deaths and what they say about Covid-19 in India

In episode 434 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analyses the first 50 deaths in India and how constant exposure to pathogens puts the country's population in unique position to fight Covid-19.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.

Defence

The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.