Review: Mehr; A Love Story by Siddhartha Gigoo

“Thus I begin, not at the beginning, but at the end when I met her for the first time”. The blurb on Siddhartha Gigoo’s novel Mehr: A Love Story brought to mind the unforgettable opening line from Graham Greene’s classic The End of the Affair – “A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one […]


India committed to regional cooperation, says PM Modi

India is committed to strengthening regional cooperation and integration, being a founding-member of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a message marking the 34th SAARC Charter Day Saturday. Modi’s expression of commitment to SAARC, and his stress on the need for peace and security to promote regional […]


Pakistan supports peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, Imran Khan tells US special envoy

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan told America’s special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday that peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan is in Islamabad’s abiding interest and he will continue to support peace efforts in the war-torn neighbouring country. Khan held talks with Khalilzad, who arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday to coordinate closely with the Pakistani leadership […]


Pakistan PM says Kartarpur corridor a sincere effort, not a googly

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday appeared to distance himself from foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s remarks that the Kartarpur corridor was a “googly”, saying it was a “sincere effort” to improve relations with India. Qureshi had angered external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and food processing minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal by saying that Khan, […]


Hurriyat, Mehbooba welcome Pakistan PM’s remarks

She calls for sidelining hawks for a new beginning in ties The Hurriyat and Jammu and Kashmir’s regional parties on Thursday welcomed and praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his “bold and positive assertions” and the newly functional Kartarpur corridor between the two countries. Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, while welcoming the opening of […]