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Peace in Karachi, No.1 priority: Gilani


July 31st, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) It was in the best interests of Pakistan that peace and stability is maintained in the commercial capital of Karachi, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Kashmir anti-graft panel may be formed Saturday


July 29th, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is likely to hold a meeting Saturday to select the members of the State Accountability Commission (SAC), an anti-graft ... Read more...

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Kashmir to appoint accountability panel members soon


July 22nd, 2011 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 22 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government will soon appoint the chairman and two members of the state accountability commission, officials said Friday.The appointments can be made by ... Read more...

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Unease in Kashmir coalition ahead of meet


July 21st, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 21 (IANS) Relations between Jammu and Kashmir's ruling coalition partners, the Congress and National Conference, are tense ahead of a coordination committee meeting in Srinagar Friday, sources in ... Read more...

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Rahul promises farmer-friendly bill in parliament (Lead)


July 8th, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Bajna (Mathura), July 8 (IANS) Continuing with his march against the Mayawati government's land acquisition, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday assured farmers that the central government would ... Read more...

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Rahul Gandhi assures farmer-friendly land acquisition bill


July 8th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bajna (Mathura), July 8 (IANS) A day ahead of his mega farmers rally in Aligarh, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi Friday assured farmers that the government would introduce a ... Read more...

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No danger to democracy in Pakistan: Gilani


July 6th, 2011 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 6 (IANS) There is no danger to democracy in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says."There is no danger to democracy. Democracy will continue...there is no alternative ... Read more...

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Pakistan given $30 bn aid by US since 1948


June 11th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 11 (IANS) Pakistan has received more than $30 billion in aid from the US since 1948 -- and two-thirds of this came after the 9/11 attacks, a US ... Read more...

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France not to sell heavy military hardware to Pakistan (Lead)


May 27th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) France said Friday it had put on hold the sale of heavy military hardware to Islamabad until it explains its role in the Mumbai ... Read more...

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Did not buy BJP votes in council poll, says Omar


April 16th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 16 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Saturday dismissed reports that seven of the 11 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators who voted for the ruling ... Read more...

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Khanal, Prachanda cabinet portfolio talks end inconclusively


April 13th, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Apr. 13 (ANI): A meeting between the ruling coalition partners --the UCPN (Maoist) and the CPN-UML -- held to forge a consensus on Home portfolio ended inconclusively on Wednesday morning.According to ... Read more...

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Canadian government toppled, country headed for fresh polls (Lead)


March 26th, 2011 - 8:48 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 26 (IANS) Opposition parties joined forces to topple the Canadian government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper Friday through a no-confidence motion. With the ouster of the minority government ... Read more...

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Ongoing joint military operation in Libya can last long: Obama


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): US President Barack Obama has said that the ongoing joint military operation in Libya could continue for a long period of time, insisting that America would continue ... Read more...

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PM is run by proxy: CPI-M


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) The apex court judgement striking down the appointment of Central Vigilance Commissioner P.J. Thomas shows how "honest" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being "victimised for ... Read more...

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DMK seals one more deal


March 2nd, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 2 (IANS) The ruling DMK in Tamil Nadu Wednesday sealed a seat sharing deal with a small party, MMK, in the upcoming assembly polls, taking the number of ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet resigns for ‘right sizing’ in bid to cut down govt expenditures


February 9th, 2011 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 9(ANI): Federal Cabinet ministers of Pakistan have tendered their resignations to Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, who intends to dissolve the cabinet and appoint a smaller version to ... Read more...

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Gilani confirms plan to ‘rightsize’, reshuffle Pakistan’s cabinet


January 23rd, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 23(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has confirmed that his government has taken a decision to cut and reshuffle the federal cabinet.Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Gilani ... Read more...

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Sindh Govt may launch “selective operation” in Karachi to curb target killings


January 18th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 18(ANI): In the wake of a fresh wave of target killings in Karachi, the Sindh government has decided to launch a selective operation in some 120 localities to maintain peace ... Read more...

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‘I can never even imagine that Pak Army will be against me’: Musharraf


January 17th, 2011 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17(ANI): Former president Pervez Musharraf, who launched his own political party last year in a bid to return to Pakistan politics, has said he can "never even imagine" that ... Read more...

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NDA to hold anti-corruption rally in Mumbai


January 13th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 13 (IANS) Top leaders of the National Democratic Allinace led by former deputy prime minister L.K. Advani will address an opposition rally against corruption here Sunday.The rally - Bhrashtachar ... Read more...

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Farooq asks separatists to talk to central government


January 5th, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 5 (IANS) Union minister and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah Wednesday asked the separatists to come forward and engage in a dialogue with the central government to resolve the Kashmir ... Read more...

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PML-N sees end of PPP-led Pak Govt


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 3(ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Information Secretary Ahsan Iqbal has said that his party will back effective attempts to change the federal government, and that "he sees the end ... Read more...

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MQM bombshell leaves PPP-led Pak coalition govt in crisis


January 3rd, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 3(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led government has suffered a severe blow following its key ally Muttaheda Qaumi Movement's decision to sit in the opposition benches in parliament, leaving ... Read more...

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MQM quits Pakistan’s ruling coalition


January 2nd, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Sunday formally announced it was withdrawing support to Pakistan's ruling coalition over the hike in commodity prices but Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani ... Read more...

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Fazlur Rehman rejects Malik’s request to rejoin Pak coalition govt


December 29th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has declined Interior Minister Rehman Malik's request to rejoin the Pakistan People's Party-led coalition government.Malik had made the request during ... Read more...

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Zardari orders Sindh CM to address all reservations shown by MQM


December 29th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 29 (ANI): In a bid to pacify the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), one of the coalition partners at the Centre as well as the Sindh government, President Asif Ali Zardari ... Read more...

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Another setback to PPP-led Pak govt as JUI-F demands Gilani’s resignation


December 29th, 2010 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Compounding the pressure on the PPP-led Pakistan government, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) has demanded the resignation of Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani.JUI-F chief Fazlur Rehman made the call ... Read more...

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US, Israel discussed impact of Musharraf’s fall on India-Pakistan ties: WikiLeaks


November 29th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 29 (IANS) Discussing the impact of the possible downfall of then Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, a top US official briefed the Israeli intelligence chief in August 2007 ... Read more...

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US embassy, ISPR deny presence of US forces in Quetta


November 28th, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 28 (ANI): The United States embassy has denied reports that Pakistan has allowed the US military and its coalition partners in Afghanistan to maintain a presence in Quetta, Balochistan."This reporting ... Read more...

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Pak Army has allowed US military presence in Quetta: Pentagon report


November 25th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): Pakistan has allowed the United States military and its coalition partners in Afghanistan to maintain a presence in Quetta, Balochistan, the US Department of Defence told Congress in ... Read more...

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Action against A. Raja is PM’s prerogative: Congress


November 9th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Action against Telecom Minister A. Raja - who belongs to ally DMK and has been dogged by graft accusations - is the prerogative of the prime ... Read more...

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Congress avoids Adarsh scam, CWG graft at AICC meet (Afternoon Lead)


November 2nd, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) The Congress party Tuesday studiously avoided all reference to two raging controversies - the Adarsh housing society scam and the corruption in the Commonwealth Games - ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s gateway bleeds over political opportunism


November 1st, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
By Ali WaqarKarachi, Nov.1 (ANI): Karachi, the gateway to Pakistan, has been bleeding for the past several weeks due to political compromises and opportunism. The ruling elite terms it as ... Read more...

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Gilani says govt has ‘good relations’ with ‘perceived nemesis’ Army and judiciary


September 29th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 29 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has stated that the government has good relations with the establishment and the army, adding that the Army and the Inter-Services ... Read more...

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Goa flood relief scam threatens Congress-NCP relations


September 14th, 2010 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sept 14 (IANS) The alleged siphoning of around Rs.85 lakh collected as flood relief fund from the public by the Youth Congress last year has strained relations between the Congress and ... Read more...

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