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Six killed in Pakistan fireworks blast (Lead)


August 4th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) At least six people were killed and 10 injured Saturday when a building collapsed following an explosion at a fireworks workshop in Pakistan's Multan city, media ... Read more...

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Guru Dutt biography becomes innovative book drama


May 30th, 2012 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) Book readings could soon become passe if author Sathya Saran has her way. Hoping to make an instant connect with audiences, the veteran journalist is ... Read more...

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Indian boy, grandparents freed from Bangladesh jail


April 29th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka/New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) In a gesture of goodwill, the Bangladesh authorities Sunday released a five-year-old Indian boy, Ariful Sheikh, who spent nearly a year in a Bangladesh jail ... Read more...

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Guru Dutt’s grand-daughter eyes his legacy, gingerly


February 25th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 25 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker Guru Dutt's grand-daughter Gouri is set to foray into the world of acting. One of her aims is to portray her grandfather the way ... Read more...

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Man insured wife two days before killing her


February 25th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) A Briton who took out an insurance policy on his wife two days before brutally killing her has been sentenced for a minimum term of 22 ... Read more...

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Madonna fans oppose bombing Iran before Israel gig


February 10th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Israeli fans of pop star Madonna have asked the government not to launch any air strikes against Iran until after the diva's concert in ... Read more...

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Mother, sister of top Pakistan official killed


January 15th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Two women -- the mother and sister of the joint secretary in Pakistan's cabinet division -- died when gunmen targeting a wanted killer pumped bullets ... Read more...

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Bengal baby’s body exhumed to check acid death


November 3rd, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Nov 3 (IANS) The body of a baby was exhumed Thursday for an autopsy following allegations that it died after its mother was swabbed with acid for ... Read more...

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Pakistani who chopped off wife’s nose held


October 25th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) A man who chopped off his wife's nose and lips after she refused to dance at weddings has been been arrested in Pakistan's Punjab province.The victim ... Read more...

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Police officer shot dead in Islamabad


October 15th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) A police officer was shot dead when he tried to protect a woman from her ex-husband in Islamabad, the Dawn newspaper reported Saturday.Police officer Riaz Nadeem ... Read more...

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Woman, paramour held for bid to kill husband


October 12th, 2011 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) A woman and her paramour were arrested for an attempt to kill her husband in south Delhi, police said Wednesday.Mukhta Rai Bibi, 23, and her ... Read more...

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Lahore dengue toll rises to 36


September 18th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) One more person has died of dengue in Lahore, taking the toll to 36. The Pakistani city has been severely hit by the mosquito-borne disease over ... Read more...

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Pakistani provincial panel for women criticised


September 17th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 17 (IANS) Women legislators in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assembly have criticised a provincial commission for women.The legislators demanded that professional and dedicated women should be made part of ... Read more...

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Heroin processing unit unearthed, two arrested


July 2nd, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) A heroin processing unit was unearthed in north Delhi and two people, including a woman, of a drug syndicate were arrested Friday, police said.The syndicate ... Read more...

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On India-Bangladesh border, sex and smuggling are intertwined


April 17th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), April 17 (IANS) She doesn't look more than 25, yet her eyes are sunken and body is frail. Asma Bibi, who hails from Rajshahi district of Bangladesh, ... Read more...

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Maoists kill two women in Bengal


March 26th, 2011 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 26 (IANS) Suspected Maoists have killed two women in West Bengal's West Midnapore district, police said Saturday."We recovered two partially decomposed bodies from Ramrama forest near Manikpara in ... Read more...

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Now a movie on Nandigram fiasco


March 18th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 18 (IANS) The social upheaval at Nandigram in West Bengal during the anti-land acquisition movement that changed the electoral script of the state will be the premise of ... Read more...

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Qadri killed Pak Punjab Governor in his own capacity, says head of probe team


February 24th, 2011 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 24(ANI): The investigation into the Salmaan Taseer assassination case has been completed and it has been confirmed that Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri had killed the then Punjab Governor in his ... Read more...

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Minorities committee asks Pak Govt. to pursue Taseer murder case ‘properly’


February 20th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 20(ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly Committee on Minorities has demanded that the government must pursue the Salmaan Taseer assassination case properly.Last month, Taseer was assassinated by Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, one ... Read more...

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Taseer’s assassin should be punished only for violating law, not murder: Qari Hanif


February 15th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Feb 15(ANI): Slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassin Malik Mumtaz Qadri should be punished by the court only for violating the law, not on murder charges, Qari Hanif Qureshi has said.Qari ... Read more...

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Mutilated Afghan girl Aisha asked to face cross-examination or risk attacker walking free


February 11th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb 11 (ANI): Bibi Aisha, the Afghan girl who had attracted international attention after it was reported by Time magazine that her nose and ears were chopped off by her ... Read more...

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Kolkata constable held for murdering sister-in-law


February 1st, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 1 (IANS) A police constable was arrested here Tuesday on charges of murdering his sister-in-law, with whom he had an illicit affair, police said."Chandan alias Sayed Kalimuddin (26) was arrested ... Read more...

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Pakistani man kills sister over ‘illicit relations’


January 25th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by BNO News
MULTAN, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A Pakistani man on Monday killed his sister and cousin after she was accused of having illicit relations with a man, local media reported on Tuesday.The murders ... Read more...

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Pak ATC shocked over ‘absence of prosecution lawyer’ in Taseer murder case


January 25th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 25(ANI): The anti-terrorism court hearing the Salmaan Taseer assassination case has expressed surprise over the absence of any prosecution lawyer in the case.Hearing the case in Pakistan's Adiala Jail, the ... Read more...

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Pak Court dismisses plea seeking quashing of FIR, ATC trial against Taseer’s assassin


January 21st, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21(ANI): The Islamabad High Court has dismissed a petition seeking quashing of the FIR and the trial against Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the assassin of late Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer.On ... Read more...

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Salman Taseer’s assassin unlikely to be prosecuted, says Qadri’s brother


January 16th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 16(ANI): The brother of late Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassin, Mumtaz Qadri, has expressed confidence that the bodyguard will never be prosecuted.Taseer's bodyguard Qadri had shot him dead because ... Read more...

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Two Christian women beaten, humiliated in Pakistan over ‘false’ blasphemy allegations


January 15th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 15(ANI): Two Christian women were beaten and publicly humiliated by an angry mob in Pakistan over apparently frivolous blasphemy allegations, and subsequently, the duo, along with the family, has gone ... Read more...

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Waheeda Rehman: Classics Should Not Be Remade


January 13th, 2011 - 12:36 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Veteran actress and most adored star Waheeda Rehman was a bundle of delight at the launch of ‘Sitare Zameen Par’ which has a compilation of 40 of the most popular ... Read more...

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Bhatti calls Taseer’s assassination an act to ’sabotage peace and interfaith harmony’


January 10th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 10 (ANI): Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti has called the assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer as an act to sabotage peace in the country, adding that the ... Read more...

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Full security will be provided to Salmaan Taseer’s family: Shahbaz Sharif


January 10th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 10 (ANI): Full security will be provided to the family of slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said, adding that he did not deserve to ... Read more...

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Peace Mumbai, Indian Muslim intellectuals condemn Taseer’s killing


January 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 9 (ANI): 'Peace Mumbai' activists and Indian Muslim intellectuals have strongly condemned the brutal assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and expressed their apprehensions over growing religious intolerance in Pakistan. ... Read more...

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Pak investigators searching for cleric who motivated Qadri to kill Salman Taseer


January 9th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 9 (ANI): Pakistani investigators are looking for a cleric who had motivated elite security force protector Malik Mumtaz Qadri to assassinate Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.Taseer's bodyguard Qadri had opened ... Read more...

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PPP will honour Salmaan Taseer’s memory by continuing his mission: Bilawal Bhutto


January 7th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 7(ANI): Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has expressed his grief over the brutal assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, and said the party would honour his ... Read more...

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‘Courageous’ Salmaan Taseer’s sacrifice will not go waste: Zardari


January 7th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 7(ANI): Slain Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer was courageous enough to stand up to bigots and fanatics in Pakistan, and his sacrifice will not go waste, President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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US remains committed to help Pak Govt “root out violent extremism”: Gibbs


January 6th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6(ANI): The United States' commitment to help Pakistan "root out violent extremism" will not waver following Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassination, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has said.On Tuesday, ... Read more...

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