Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: Rawalpindi

Pakistan minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed can ride horses, row boats. But he’s just a meme for many

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed posted pictures and videos of himself relaxing at his mansion called ‘Freedom House.’ Pakistani social media knew what to do next.

Pakistan’s audacious defence budget needs to stay on paper. It’s good for everyone

IMF is balking at Pakistan’s unrealistic budget, but Islamabad feels it can push the lending agency to give it what it wants. US can call the bluff.

Pakistani actor praises Rajkummar Rao in ‘White Tiger’, PIA pilot ‘spots’ UFO from cockpit

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

17 killed after Pakistan army aircraft crashes in a residential area in Rawalpindi

A massive fire broke out in suburbs of Mora Kalu village and destroyed five to six houses after the crash.

Imran Khan to compete with a 100-year-old woman for the elections

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Former senator talks ‘quiet coup’, and Pakistani cinema gets its first transgender actor.

Weapons for 3 IAF pilots’ escape from Pakistan POW camp: a spoon, a fork & a plateful of guts

Two IAF pilots speak about how they planned their escape from the PoW camp near Rawalpindi in 1971, their brief freedom, and how they were caught.

Two Indian Air Force prisoners of war on their audacious escape plan from a Rawalpindi jail in 1971

Four miles to freedom: That is how close Wing Commander M.S. Grewal and Group Captain Dilip Parulkar came to freedom after an incredibly audacious escape from a Pakistani PoW camp.

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Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.