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MQM founder and exiled Pak leader Altaf Hussain held in UK

Altaf Hussain, the exiled leader of Muttahida Qaumi Movement, one of Pakistan's biggest political parties, was arrested on Tuesday by Scotland Yard in London over his anti-state speeches,......

Residents in Balakot thought IAF strike was a quake

Residents in the quake-prone Balakot town in Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province on Tuesday said they were woken by “loud explosions” and thought a fresh tremor must have hit......

Mark Tully: Meeting PMs, dictators, militants

'Of all the PMs of India, I had the closest relationships with Morarji and Rajiv.'Mark Tully, the most famous foreign correspondent in India, remembers some encounters with prime ministers,......

$300m blocked by US not aid, but reimbursements: Pak

IMAGE: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad. Photograph: Faisal Mahmood/Reuters The $300 million that the Pentagon has......

Nobel winner Malala visits Pakistan hometown in Swat Valley

This is the Nobel Peace Prize winner's first visit to Pakistan since she was shot in the head by Taliban militants more than five years ago.  IMAGE: Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan's......

CWG: India's most watched sporting event

The opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2010 has saved the day for Suresh Kalmadi and company. A record 29 million viewers tuned in to watch the telecast on Doordarshan on Sunday. By......

BBC Asian Network closure was inevitable: Scribes

Senior Britain-based Indian journalists who worked for the BBC believe that given the multi-choice media environment, diversity of languages within the Asian community and stiff competition from......

BBC World ties up with 6 Indian mobile cos

International news broadcaster BBC World has tied up with six mobile service providers in India and will be looking to provide more content to consumers through the medium including news video......

Why 'Raees' Mahira Khan is unhappy

'I have a desire to go to Mumbai, but it is not possible and not in my hands.''My friends and parents tell me not to think about this, but I have put in lot of effort in this film.' Pakistani......

Saeed Jaffrey: The Great Entertainer

'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich,......

Saeed Jaffrey: The Great Entertainer

'Sent off to interview him in the late 1970s I met him in a cafe in New Delhi's Regal Building called The Parlour. With impromptu send-ups of Laurence Olivier, Sybil Thorndike and the rich,......

'Malala is the real deal'

'She is a genuine, real, person who wants to be with girls who are suffering the way she suffered.' The producers and director of He Named Me Malala speak to Aseem Chhabra/Rediff.com in New York.......

'India is such a fantastic country'

Image: Prasoon Joshi cleans the streets outside the Sofi Mahal building in Lalbaug, South Mumbai, as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Photograph: Sahil Salvi 'I was......

Shehzad faces axe after spat with fielding coach, journalist

Following reports of three senior Pakistan players misbehaving with fielding coach Grant Luden, it is learned that opener Ahmed Shehzad may be sent home from the World Cup. Luden is believed to......

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