Between 480,000 and 507,000 people have been killed in the United States’ post-9/11 wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, according to a Brown University study.

Testing times

September 3, 2019 01:30 am

With the new developments in Kashmir, Nepal may have to listen to and deal with the pressures and persuasions from India, China and Pakistan, all at the same time

ISLAMABAD, Aug 30: Cities around Pakistan came to a standstill on Friday as tens of thousands of people poured onto the streets in a government-led demonstration of solidarity with the disputed region of Kashmir, after India revoked its autonomy this month.

NEW DELHI, Aug 29: Just before midnight on the eve of the biggest political change in Indian-administered Kashmir in decades, authorities shut down internet access, mobile and landline phones and cable TV in the disputed region home to 12.5 million people.

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 27: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering a complete closure of air space to India and blocking Indian land trade to Afghanistan via Pakistan, the minister for science and technology said on Twitter.

BIARRITZ, France, Aug 26: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir on their own, but he was there should they need him.

As Kashmir burns

August 25, 2019 01:25 am

Kashmir Valley includes territories under control of India, Pakistan and China. It has a history of being ruled by outsiders with different faiths—Hinduism and Islam particularly. In 1819, it came under Sikh kingdom of Punjab while Ranjit was the king then under the Hindu Dogra rulers in 1846. The Sikh kingdom defeated by the East-India Company, which sold it to the Raja of Jammu, Gulab Singh. King Hari Singh, the descendant of Gulab Singh, later signed annexation treaty with the Union of India.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Pakistan has asked Nepal to play its role as the chair of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for peace and stability in the region amid its renewed tension with India after New Delhi altered the status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Bringing peace in Kashmir

August 24, 2019 01:30 am

India and Pakistan should engage in dialogue with or without external mediation to find lasting solution of Kashmir problem

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NEW DELHI, August 20:  U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with the leaders of India and Pakistan on Monday, discussing prospects for improved trade ties with Washington and stressing the need to reduce tensions over Kashmir between the nuclear-armed neighbors.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: While refraining from taking a stand on India's recent move on Kashmir, Nepal has expressed a desire to see India and Pakistan resolve the disputed issue through peaceful dialogue.

More than windmills in South Asia

August 20, 2019 00:30 am

With the end of the Soviet military presence in Afghanistan in February 1989 and the end of Cold War, the US chose to reconsider its stance toward both India and Pakistan

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 15: The U.N. Security Council is due to meet behind-closed-doors on Friday at the request of China and Pakistan to discuss India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, diplomats said.

Pak Embassy marks Independence Day

August 15, 2019 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu organized a flag-hoisting ceremony at the embassy on Wednesday on the occasion of the Independence Day of Pakistan.

Kashmir will rise

August 15, 2019 00:30 am

Abrogation of Article 370 marks the dawn of real politics in Kashmir. In the new era, Kashmiris can enjoy free and fair elections and equal rights alongside their fellow Indian citizens

MUZAFFARABAD, August 14: Pakistan’s prime minister assured Kashmiri people living in the Indian-administered part of the divided region that he supports them in their struggle for self-determination.

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MUMBAI, Aug 14: Indian tennis players want safety guarantees before they travel to Islamabad for their Davis Cup tie against Pakistan, captain Mahesh Bhupathi said on Wednesday.

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI, August 14: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan used an address celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday to accuse India of planning military action in the disputed Kashmir region that has long been a flashpoint between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Embassy of Pakistan in Nepal organized a special function to mark 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan, on Wednesday morning.

ISLAMABAD, Aug 14: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan used an address celebrating Independence Day on Wednesday to criticise India for its actions in the disputed Kashmir region that has long been a flashpoint between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.

Nepal established diplomatic relations with Pakistan in 1960 and ever since the two countries have enjoyed cordial relations based on goodwill, mutual cooperation and friendship.

ISLAMABAD, Aug 12: People gathered in mosques across Pakistan on Monday to offer special prayers for Eid al-Adha, the second of Islam’s two major religious festivals.

The performance by famous Indian singer Mika Singh and his troupe at a wedding of a billionaire's daughter apparently close to former president General Pervez Musharaff of Pakistan has caused a furore, amid strained ties between Pakistan and India.

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NEW DELHI, August 11: Authorities enforcing a strict curfew in Indian-administered Kashmir will bring in trucks of essential supplies for an Islamic festival next week, as the divided Himalayan region remained in a lockdown Saturday after India’s decision to strip it of its constitutional autonomy.

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MUZAFFARABAD/CHAKOTHI, Aug 10:  Three decades ago, Ali Mohamad says he made a trip into Indian-controlled Kashmir to join a small armed militant group.

ISLAMABAD, August 9:  Pakistan’s foreign minister is visiting China as part of efforts to pressure India to reverse its decision revoking the special status of the disputed region of Kashmir.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Nepal is set to take on Pakistan in the opening match of the third edition of the SAFF U-18 Championship to be held in Nepal next month.

Pakistan said on Thursday (Aug 8) it would ban the screening of Indian films in the country's cinemas, as tensions between the two countries rise over the contested Kashmir region.

ISLAMABAD, Aug 8: Pakistan’s foreign minister says Islamabad is not considering any military actions and instead is looking at political and legal options to challenge India’s changes to disputed Kashmir’s status.

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Aug 8:  Pakistan’s anti-corruption bureau arrested opposition leader Maryam Nawaz on Thursday, a party spokeswoman said, the latest high-profile detention of a member of the Sharif political dynasty.

India’s government has revoked disputed Kashmir’s special status with a presidential order as thousands of newly deployed troops arrived and internet and phone services were cut in the restive Himalayan region where most people oppose Indian rule.

LAHORE, August 7: Pakistan have decided not to renew head coach Mickey Arthur’s contract, the country’s cricket board (PCB) said on Wednesday, following the team’s failure to reach the semi-finals of the 50-overs World Cup in England.

SRINAGAR, ISLAMABAD, August 7: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to change the status of Kashmir ran into fierce opposition from China and its ally Pakistan on Tuesday as the disputed territory lay under a telecoms blackout to forestall protests for a second day.

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ISLAMABAD, Aug 6: Pakistan’s army chief said on Tuesday the country’s military will “go to any extent” to support people in the contested Kashmir region after arch-rival India revoked special status in its portion of the territory.

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ISLAMABAD/SRINAGAR, August 4: Tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir have the potential to blow up into a regional crisis and it is the right time for U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: As Nepal in its capacity as the current chair of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) wishes to see its summit meeting being held at the earliest, a senior leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India has ruled out the possibility of holding the summit of the regional body.

ISLAMABAD, July 30: A Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday, killing all five crew members and 12 civilians, an army statement said.

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, July 27: At least 10 soldiers have been killed in separate attacks within hours on Pakistan security forces.

LAHORE, July 26: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir on Friday announced his retirement from test matches with immediate effect, but reaffirmed his commitment to playing white-ball cricket

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DERA ISMAIL KHAN, July 21: A female suicide bomber in northwestern Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded 26 more in an attack outside a local civilian hospital on Sunday, local officials said.

LAHORE, July 18: Pakistan’s anti-corruption agency arrested former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday, drawing a furious response from opposition parties, which accused the government of trying to silence its opponents.

THE HAGUE, July 17: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given in 2017 to former Indian navy commander Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who was convicted of being a spy, a document published on the court’s website showed.