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14 Pakistanis sign up for Hockey India League auction


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The vastly experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from ... Read more...

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SC favours early hearing on detenu’s plea


July 28th, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court has said it was the constitutional right of a person held in preventive detention to make a representation questioning his detention and ... Read more...

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Kalam’s ‘Turning Points’ retains top spot (IANS Books)


July 28th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's "Turning Points" retained the top spot in the non-fiction category this week, while E.L. James' "Fifty Shades of Grey" continued ... Read more...

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Kalam’s ‘Turning Points’ tops the booklist (IANS Books)


July 14th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's "Turning Points" takes up from where "Wings of Fire" had left off. The book has gained the top spot in ... Read more...

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E.L. James, Ruchir Sharma top authors this week (IANS Books)


June 30th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) E.L. James's "Fifty Shades of Grey", about a young female virgin and her rich older lover, dominated the fiction category again this week, while Ruchir ... Read more...

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‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ tops again (IANS Books)


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) E.L. James's "Fifty Shades of Grey", about a young female virgin and her rich older lover, dominated the fiction category again this week, while Ruchir ... Read more...

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Alex Rutherford and Ruchir Sharma top authors this week (IANS Books)


May 19th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Ruchir Sharma's "Breakout Nations" dominates the non-fiction category in the bestseller list this week, while Alex Rutherford's "Empire Of The Moghul: The Tainted Throne" is ... Read more...

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Kashmir, Pakistan & history on book shelf (IANS Books this Week)


May 19th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) The book case this week is serious and fires reality shots on issues like terror, Kashmir, Pakistan and history. Browse with IANS....1. Book: "The ... Read more...

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John Grisham, Ruchir Sharma top authors this week (IANS Books)


May 5th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Ruchir Sharma's "Breakout Nations" dominates the non-fiction category in the bestseller list this week, while John Grisham's "Calico Joe" is at the top spot in ... Read more...

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Central contracts for Pakistan hockey players


February 18th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Pakistan Hockey Federation has approved performance-oriented central contracts for leading national players for a three-month period, starting Jan 1.The players will continue to receive ... Read more...

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Shakeel Abbasi to lead Pakistan hockey team, Sohail Abbas back


October 11th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 11 (IANS) Shakeel Abbasi has replaced the ailing Mohammad Imran as the captain of the Pakistani hockey team for the tri-series in Australia.The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has ... Read more...

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9/11 literature (To go with 9/11 triggers cascade of books)


September 7th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) Here are some books that chronicled and responded to the tragedy, mania and mayhem of 9/11:Non-Fiction: Steve Coll: "Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the ... Read more...

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Pakistan drop seniors for Asian Champions Trophy hockey


August 19th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has dropped senior players Sohail Abbas, Rehan Butt, goalkeeper Salman Akber, Waseem Ahmed and Shakeel Abbasi from the 18-member squad for ... Read more...

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US envoy regrets civilian casualties in Pakistan


March 28th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 28 (ANI): US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Ambassador to Pakistan, Marc Grossman, has expressed regret over the civilian casualties in Pakistan, paving the way for resolving disagreements between the ... Read more...

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Multiple crisis have come together in Pakistan: Author


January 30th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) One of Pakistan's top writers Ahmed Rashid, the author of "Taliban" and the "Descent Into Chaos", says his country is witnessing multiple crisis and the situation ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s Afghan policy flawed, counterproductive: Ahmed Rashid


January 14th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 14(ANI): Pakistan's Afghan policy is flawed and has proved to be counterproductive for the interests of the country, veteran journalist and renowned author Ahmed Rashid has said.Rashid also said it ... Read more...

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Punjab Governor’s assassination deepens polarisation in Pakistan


January 6th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 6(ANI): The emotional funeral of assassinated Punjab Governor Salman Taseer and the cheering of his killer in court highlights the intensifying struggle between secular and religious forces in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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‘Taliban wants peace negotiations without Pak interference or agenda set by it’


December 23rd, 2010 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Noted Taliban analyst Ahmed Rashid has claimed that the insurgent group wants peace negotiations without the interference of Pakistan or in accordance to an agenda set by ... Read more...

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Pak journalist disappointed over Bush’s ‘plagiarism’


November 17th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): Ahmed Rashid, one of Pakistan's most respected journalists, has said that he is disappointed that parts of his work appear to have been plagiarized by former US President ... Read more...

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Bush memoir recounts what others remember, literally: Daily


November 15th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 15 (IANS) George W. Bush's "Decision Points" was billed as offering "gripping" account of his time in the White House. Now it appears it's not so much the former president's ... Read more...

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George W. Bush Plagiarized His Memoir ‘Decision Points’?


November 14th, 2010 - 8:10 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The memoir of George W. Bush, entitled "Decision Points" has been in the limelight for a while now. However, according to reports certain element of this ... Read more...

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Bush accused of ‘literary swiping’ memoir stories


November 13th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 13 (ANI): Former US President George W Bush has been accused of 'literary swiping' sections of his memoirs 'Decision Points' from other books and newspaper articles about his presidency.According to ... Read more...

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US sceptical over Pak taking action against India centric group involved in NY bomb plot


May 7th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 7 (ANI): Confessed Times Square bomb plotter Faisal Shahzad's probable links with terror groups operating mainly from Pakistan's Punjab province and having India on top of their terror hit ... Read more...

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‘Pak’s arrest of ‘pragmatic’ Taliban leaders source of ‘underlying’ tension with Afghanistan’


March 12th, 2010 - 5:00 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar.12 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai might have described Pakistan and Afghanistan as 'co-joined' twins, but experts believe that there is underlying tension simmering between both nations.Addressing a joint ... Read more...

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US unconvinced over Pak Army’s U-turn against Taliban commanders: Expert


March 11th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.11 (ANI): Pakistan has been claiming huge success against the Taliban by capturing several key militant leaders, including Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Afghan Taliban's second-in command, however the United ... Read more...

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Pak readying new anti-terror strategy


January 17th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.17 (ANI): Pakistan is readying a new a counter-terrorism policy under the newly formed National Counter-terrorism Authority (NACTA).During a closed-door meeting, NACTA chief Tariq Parvez said the new policy would be ... Read more...

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“Crunch time” for Pak to act following Obama raising concern about terror safe havens


December 3rd, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.3 (ANI): President Barack Obama's revamped Afghan strategy and his clear cut talks highlighting the presence of terror safe havens on Pakistani soil has probably for the first time delivered ... Read more...

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26/11 suspects’ indictment unlikely to change anything in Indo-Pak relationship: Analysts


November 26th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov.26 (ANI): Pakistani authorities, on Wednesday, reframed charges on all the seven accused of the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, and named Lashkar-e-Taiba's operations commander, Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi the mastermind of the ... Read more...

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Pak’s ‘dubious’ involvement in Quetta Shura top worry for US: Patterson


September 30th, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.30 (ANI): The United States has expressed concerns over the ease with which the Taliban fighters from Afghanistan sneak into the other side of the border into Pakistan and have ... Read more...

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Pak’s safe haven to Taliban in Quetta Shura top worry for US: Patterson


September 29th, 2009 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.29 (ANI): The United States has expressed concerns over the ease with which the Taliban fighters from Afghanistan sneak into the other side of the border into Pakistan and have ... Read more...

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Three held with fake postal stamps in Uttar Pradesh


September 27th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Allahabad, Sep 27(IANS) Three people were arrested from this Uttar Pradesh town with fake postal stamps worth Rs.700,000, police said Sunday. "The fake stamps are mostly of Rs.1 and Rs.5 denominations. These men ... Read more...

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US, UK pressure behind Zardari’s ‘landmark’ FATA reforms?


August 15th, 2009 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.15 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's announcement of 'landmark' political, judicial and administrative reforms in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) may be seen as a step to reducing ... Read more...

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Arundhati Roy’s book tops chart


August 6th, 2009 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Arundhati Roy's "Listening to Grass Hoppers: Field Notes on Democracy" topped the non-fiction category among best-selling books here this week, while Ali Sethi's "The Wish Maker: A ... Read more...

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Arundhati Roy’s new book tops bestseller list


July 30th, 2009 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Arundhati Roy's new book "Listening To Grass Hoppers: Field Notes on Democracy" topped the non-fiction category of the bestseller list this week while "The Wish Maker: A ... Read more...

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Saeed’s acquittal a ‘very major setback’ to Indo-Pak relations: Pak experts


June 3rd, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jun.3 (ANI): The acquittal of Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) chief Hafeez Saeed is seen as a 'very major setback' to the efforts being initiated to thaw the relationship between India and Pakistan.Experts believe ... Read more...

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