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India’s ‘war hysteria’ behind raise in defence budget: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Sunday that it is India’s “war hysteria” which is behind the raise in its defence budget.
Talking to newsmen in Sialkot, Asif said India is constantly violating ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary by resorting to unprovoked firing. 260 more words

Dal Khalsa statement on police crackdown: State suppressing democratic protest undemocratically

From: Harjinder Singh <harjindersingh@comcast.net>
To: mrs kaur <sikhagenda2@yahoo.co.uk>
Sent: Sunday, 1 March 2015

Amritsar – Dal Khalsa today came down heavily on Punjab government for crackdown on members of Committee for the release of political prisoners for lending support to the cause of Bapu Surat Singh, who is on fast unto death since Jan 16 seeking the release of prisoners who have completed their prison term. 282 more words


The Tribune - Hola Mohalla kicks off, Congress unlikely to hold conference

Other parties, including AAP, to organise their rallies on March 5

Tribune News Service

Kiratpur Sahib, 1 March 2015. After facing defeat in the civic body elections in Punjab, the Congress is unlikely to hold a political conference at Hola Mohalla this year. 308 more words


Dawn - Conglomerate vows to resist action against seminaries

Staff Reporter

Lahore, 2 March 2015. The Ittehadul Tanzeemat-i-Madaris, an umbrella organisation of the five Wifaqs (federations) of religious schools, has decided to strongly resist the government measures against madressahs and reject all “unconstitutional” steps of the rulers who, it alleged, are pursuing the agenda of the imperial powers. 522 more words


Sikh24.com - Pakistani Sikhs Pay Tribute to Babbar Akalis; Pray For Release of Sikh Political Prisoners

Sikh24 Editors

Nankana Sahib, Pakistan, 1 March 2015. Sikh Sangat of Sri Nankana Sahib organized a special function to pay tribute to the martyrdom of S. 726 more words


The Tribune - Five acquitted in Rulda Singh murder case; Rashtriya Sikh Sangat chief was attacked outside his house in Patiala in 2009

Gagan K Teja, Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 27. The court of Additional Sessions Judge N S Gill today acquitted five persons accused of killing Rashtriya Sikh Sangat president Rulda Singh in 2009. 275 more words


Fire at Naz cinema in Lahore extinguished

LAHORE: A fire which broke out earlier in the Naz cinema here has been extinguished.

Six fire tenders and Edhi Foundation ambulances were rushed to the “NAZ”cinema located on NISBAT road to fight the blaze.According to rescue sources, the fire started as a result of a short circuit.Due to the swift action by the fire department there was no loss of life or major damage reported.