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  • Pakistan ploy works for Modi as BJP wins Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh

    NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fortunes rose with the billowing smoke of the burnt train coach in Godhra in February 2002, a tragedy he blamed on Pakistan and won the ensuing state elections...

    On Monday, his Bharatiya Janata Party won a fifth straight term in Gujarat, a victory that was at least partly spurred by the last-minute targeting of Pakistan, Mr Modi’s fail-proof mascot...

  • Shaheer Niazi — teenager who put Pakistan on science map

    The team representing Pakistan at the International Young Physicists’ Tourna­ment was given the electric honeycomb phenomenon to present on and Shaheer’s twin sister, Khadija Niazi, was the team captain...

    Her paper — Solving core issues of early physics education in Pakistan — addresses the problem of paucity of women interested in careers in pure physics and sciences, while discussing novel ways to reach a wider audience...

  • PTV sacks 2 officials for airing 'incorrect' map of Pakistan

    State-run Pakistan Television (PTV) has fired two employees for airing an "incorrect map of Pakistan" that showing occupied Kashmir to be a part of Indian territory...

    In a tweet on Wednesday, the state broadcaster said: "Taking strict action on the recommendations of the inquiry committee designated to probe the airing of an incorrect image of a map of Pakistan on June 6 on PTV News, PTV management has terminated two officials found...

  • Gujarat High Court rejects last appeal in 2002 riot case against Modi

    India's Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected Zakia Jafri's plea for an investigation and action against Narendra Modi — the then chief minister and current prime minister— and 57 others for a conspiracy in the 2002 riots in the state, Times of India (TOI) reported...

    The court rejected pleas from Jafri — whose husband was killed in the riots — and Citizen for Justice and Peace activist Teesta Setalvad, and ruled that there was...

  • Police, doctors convicted in Gujarat riots gang-rape case

    Bilkis Bano was gang raped and seven of her relatives were killed during religious riots that broke out in Gujarat in 2002...

    “As per my knowledge, this is the first time that police officials have been convicted in any case pertaining to the Gujarat riots,” said special counsel for the CBI Hiten Venegavkar...

  • Indian leader asks why valour eludes soldiers from Gujarat

    NEW DELHI: An opposition leader seemed to have touched a raw nerve with India’s ruling establishment on Wednesday by asking if there were any soldiers from Gujarat among the men of valour and sacrifice, reports said...

    I have said that Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and south India have had a lot of martyred soldiers, but has any soldier of Gujarat been martyred?” former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said on...

  • Gujarat CM resigns after Dalit protests

    NEW DELHI: In a sign of growing trouble for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Anandiben Patel, the woman chief minister of his home state of Gujarat, resigned on Monday...

    Mr Modi had come to power as Gujarat CM at the head of a similarly divided party, but he consolidated his power in the shadow of the 2002 Gujarat pogroms...

  • Girl died in custody, not in Gujarat clash: investigator

    NEW DELHI: Ishrat Jahan, the 19-year-old college girl in the eye of a storm in Indian parliament, was killed in police custody during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s stewardship of Gujarat, a police officer who investigated the alleged encoun­ter has told the Indian Express, according to the paper on Thursday...

    Breaking his silence on the case, Satish Verma, the IPS officer who assisted the CBI probe into the alleged fake encounter in...

  • BJP picks Vijay Rupani as Gujarat chief minister

    NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed a party loyalist on Friday to lead his home state of Gujarat in an effort to broaden his support base ahead of crucial state elections next year...

    The decision to appoint Vijay Rupani, the president of his party in the western state and a member of the minority Jain community, as Gujarat chief minister surprised many who had expected Modi to name a representative from a...

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