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Arjun injures himself while shooting for ‘Aurangzeb’


September 4th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Actor Arjun Kapoor, who is currently shooting for "Aurangzeb", injured his hand while shooting for an action sequence of the film."I was shooting last night for ... Read more...

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NATO air strike kills 17 Afghans


June 6th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 6 (IANS) An air strike by NATO-led forces at a Taliban hideout late Tuesday killed 17 people in Afghanistan, including a militant commander named Qari Sardar, officials ... Read more...

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Much ado over a lunch: Pakistan’s online buzz


April 8th, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 8 (IANS) Asif Ali Zardari's lunch with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh evinced sharp responses from online users in Pakistan, with one saying that the president "cannot ... Read more...

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‘Foodistan’ taught me about Pakistan’s street food: Chef Manish Mehrotra


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Manish Mehrotra has been cooking up delectable dishes for over 15 years, but if there's one learning he has carried back as the winner of ... Read more...

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A Pakistani minister owns almost a town!


March 22nd, 2012 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) A provincial minister in Pakistan owns a tract of land that equals a small town - 24,338 acres to be precise. Another wears diamond-studded Rolex watches ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan rivalry gets new battleground - reality TV


January 25th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) The fervour and frenzy of an India-Pakistan contest has gone beyond the realms of cricket and entered the reality television pitch, with shows like "Foodistan" ... Read more...

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Just seven of 65 members turn up in Balochistan assembly


August 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Proceedings in the Balochistan assembly were adjourned Monday due to lack of a quorum as only seven of the 65 members showed up. The session was ... Read more...

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25 killed in Taliban attack in Afghanistan, BBC reporter dead (Lead)


July 28th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) Taliban militants launched multiple suicide bombings in a southern Afghan city Thursday, killing at least 25 people, officials said. Among the dead were six militants ... Read more...

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25 killed in Afghan bombings


July 28th, 2011 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, July 28 (IANS) At least 25 people, including six militants, were killed Thursday in multiple blasts and a gun battle in a southern Afghan city, officials said.Another 35 people ... Read more...

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Pakistan appoints official to probe journalist’s death


June 14th, 2011 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistan has appointed the chief justice of a federal court as the head of a commission to probe the death of journalist Saleem Shahzad, a media ... Read more...

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Hurriyat revokes suspension of Ittehadul Muslimeen


June 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 1 (IANS) The nearly two-month-long suspension of the Moulvi Abbas Ansari-led Ittehadul Muslimeen from the moderate Hurriyat Conference in Kashmir was Wednesday revoked by the conglomerate, a press ... Read more...

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Pak heading for “consensus government” to resolve political, economic crises


April 21st, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 21 (ANI): Pakistan is heading for "a new government of consensus" with the inclusion of several opposition groups, according to reports.The ruling Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has entered into an ... Read more...

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Blame game erupts between PML-N, PML-Q over Raymond Davis’ acquittal


March 17th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 17(ANI): The acquittal of double murder-accused CIA contractor Raymond Davis under the 'diyat' law has triggered a blame game between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid ... Read more...

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Taliban ‘killing their own’ to wrest back control in Afghan district


January 31st, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.31 (ANI): Taliban gunmen have begun assassinating their own rank and file in a desperate bid to stop a remote mountain valley sliding from their grasp, as well as bringing ... Read more...

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Afghan Taliban attacks elderly truce talks negotiator


January 5th, 2011 - 5:40 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Jan 5 (ANI): An Afghan village elder, who had been negotiating on behalf of his village with the Government, has reportedly been attacked by the Taliban.According to the BBC, ... Read more...

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‘Pak Govt charged extra 153mn rupees as “royalty” from Haj pilgrims’


December 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Government levied an extra charge of 153 million rupees on Haj pilgrims in the name of 'royalty', and paid the amount to two airlines, a Senate ... Read more...

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New tax regime irks Pakistan government allies


November 19th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) The Pakistan government is now feeling the heat from its allies on charges of not taking them into confidence on important decisions like imposition of ... Read more...

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Clashes in Lucknow after Shia clerics arrested


November 14th, 2010 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 14 (IANS) Tension gripped large parts of the old city Sunday following prolonged clashes between the police and agitated mobs protesting against the arrest of leading Shia clerics Maulana Kalbe ... Read more...

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3 ex-Musharraf-era Pak generals in soup over 4-billion-rupee stock exchange scam


October 20th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 20 (ANI): Pakistan's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) is likely to recommend extraordinary action against three former lieutenant generals, who have been accused of causing a loss of four billion rupees ... Read more...

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PCB, Pak High Commission in UK preparing strong defence for ‘tainted’ players


September 3rd, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 3(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Pakistan High Commission (PHC) in UK is reportedly working with a team of legal experts to prepare a strong defence for the ... Read more...

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US, British nationals killed in Afghan attack (Lead)


August 7th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 7 (DPA) A charity organisation said Saturday that six Americans, one German and one British national on a medical mission were among 10 people killed by militants in northeastern ... Read more...

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Global support pours in for Iranian ’stoning to death verdict’ woman


July 31st, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 31 (ANI): Human rights activists and supporters of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman whose sentence of death by stoning on 'adultery charges' was lifted earlier this month and changed ... Read more...

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Pakistan must act against Haqqani terror network: US


July 24th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has told Pakistan it must ban travel, freeze assets and put an arms embargo against key leaders of Pakistan-based Haqqani Network, identified as ... Read more...

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US crackdown on Haqqani network to make Karzai’s reconciliation task tougher


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): Taking a step closer towards declaring the dreaded Haqqani network a 'foreign terrorist organisation, the US Treasury Department has frozen the assets of one of its representative ... Read more...

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US sanctions on Taliban, Haqqani Network leaders


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 23 (IANS) The United States has imposed sanctions on three prominent members of the Taliban and its affiliated Pakistan-based Haqqani Network "for supporting acts of terrorism".Those targeted ... Read more...

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US sanctions target Taliban leadership


July 23rd, 2010 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (DPA) The US announced Thursday it was placing sanctions on three senior Taliban officials accused of playing key roles in the militant group's finances. The sanctions target Gul Agha ... Read more...

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Gaza attack: Three Pakistanis safe, detained in Israel


June 1st, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) The US and Interpol have assured Pakistan that three of its nationals on board a peace flotilla carrying aid for the Gaza Strip were safe and detained ... Read more...

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Qureshi denied contact for hours with US officials


June 1st, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun 1 (ANI): The Pakistani Government's big claims that it had easy access to senior American officials was exposed when Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had to wait for hours ... Read more...

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‘Political appointees for advisory council soon’


May 31st, 2010 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) With the government having finalised experts for the National Advisory Council, the names of political leaders to be council members would be announced soon, Congress ... Read more...

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Two Pakistanis aboard Gaza aid convoy attacked by Israel (With 10 die as Israeli navy strikes Gaza aid ships)


May 31st, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) The fate of at least two Pakistanis was uncertain after a Gaza-bound aid flotilla they were travelling on was attacked by the Israeli Navy, an incident that has ... Read more...

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Zardari’s ‘Eureka’ moment to see end of troublesome Swiss graft cases


May 13th, 2010 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 13 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has directed his team of legal eagles to tell the Supreme Court that there were never any money laundering cases pending against him ... Read more...

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Pak court dismisses plea against extradition of Taliban No.2


May 12th, 2010 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 12 (ANI): The possible extradition of 12 Afghan Taliban militants, including Taliban No.2 Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, arrested by Pakistan has benn stalled after the Lahore High Court dismissed ... Read more...

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Non-implementation of NRO verdict: Why Gilani should not be notified asks Pak SC


April 30th, 2010 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.30 (ANI): Reprimanding the authorities over non-implementation of its verdict on the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) even after four months, the Pakistan Supreme Court has asked as to why it ... Read more...

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Rugby test event may be held in camera


March 31st, 2010 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 31 (IANS) The first Commonwealth Rugby Sevens championships April 2-3 here might be played in an empty stadium. The new Rugby stadium at Delhi University will hold the eight-nation championships ... Read more...

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Afghans in Kandahar don’t trust Americans, other foreign military forces


March 27th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
Kandahar (Afghanistan), Mar.27 (ANI): A tribal elder in Kandahar, Afghanistan, has said most Afghans fear the coming of more foreign troops, and don't trust them.Shahabuddin Akhunzada said his Eshaqzai tribe has ... Read more...

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