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300,000 tourists flock to terror-hit Swat valley


September 11th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 11 (IANS) A staggering 300,000 tourists from across the country have visited the picturesque yet terror-ravaged Swat valley in northwest Pakistan since the beginning of Eid, a ... Read more...

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Why is Karan upset with the Khans?


September 6th, 2012 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 6 (IANS) Filmmaker Karan Johar's film "Student of The Year" releases alongside his protege Nikhil Advani's animation film "Delhi Safari" Oct 19 and he blames the Khans ... Read more...

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Stop the terrorists, Pakistan tells Kabul


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 2 (IANS) Interior Minister Rehman Malik has told the Afghan government to stop terrorists from entering Pakistan, a media report said Sunday.Stressing that terrorists had again started ... Read more...

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Libyan interior minister quits


August 26th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Aug 26 (IANS) Libyan Interior Minister Fawzi Abdelali resigned Sunday after being attacked for the performance of the security forces during a surge of violence, Al-Jazeera TV reported.The ... Read more...

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13 held in Turkey for blast that killed nine


August 24th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 24 (IANS) Thirteen suspects have been detained in connection with a car bombing during Eid-ul-Fitr in Turkey that killed nine people, including four children, officials said Friday.Erdal Ata, ... Read more...

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17 killed in Pakistan drone strikes


August 24th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 17 suspected militants were killed Friday in drone strikes launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.Five drones fired six missiles at ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US diplomat to protest drone strikes


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday summoned a senior American diplomat and conveyed its protest over the recent drone strikes in the country's North Waziristan tribal region, the Pakistani ... Read more...

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Government raises cap on bulk SMSes from five to 20


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The government Thursday increased the cap on SMSes to 20 from five announced last week for 15 days with immediate effect.According to the Ministry ... Read more...

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Dilip sahab greatest gift of my life: Saira Banu


August 23rd, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) Yesteryears diva Saira Banu, who turned 68 Thursday, says she is glad to have a life partner like Dilip Kumar and considers him the biggest gift ... Read more...

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Briton held for running over Asian-origin kids


August 21st, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) A 36-year-old Briton has been arrested after he ran over two Asian-origin children - aged two and 10 - with his car in Leeds.Cops found CCTV ... Read more...

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One killed, 15 hurt in Quetta bombing (Lead)


August 21st, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islambad, Aug 21 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 15 others were injured Tuesday in a massive bomb explosion in Pakistan's southwest city of Quetta, a media report ... Read more...

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UAE volunteers celebrate Eid with Syrian refugees


August 20th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 20 (IANS/WAM) Volunteers from the UAE celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with displaced Syrians living in refugee camps in Jordan.The volunteers, sent by the Zayed Giving Initiative, organised various events ... Read more...

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Mamata airs concern over northeast people’s exodus


August 20th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Expressing concern over the mass exodus of northeastern people from other parts of the country, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday urged people ... Read more...

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Delhi has rainy day on Eid (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a cloudy and wet Monday for Delhi as people celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Met Office ... Read more...

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Forget dieting, Eid is B-Town’s time to feast!


August 20th, 2012 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Strict diet plans of Bollywood celebrities like Preity Zinta and Arjun Rampal went for a toss thanks to Eid-ul-Fitr festivities Monday. They gorged on Sevaiyan, biryani ... Read more...

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PM meets Ansari on Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday met Vice President Hamid Ansari and his family on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated with traditional fervour in Uttar Pradesh


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a day of prayers and feasting in Uttar Pradesh Monday when Muslims turned up in large numbers to celebrate with traditional fervour Eid-ul-Fitr to ... Read more...

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Taj city celebrates Eid peacefully despite alert


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Eid was celebrated peacefully in Agra Monday under the shadow of massive security arrangement at various mosques and a high alert in the Taj city.The ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Karnataka amid tight security


August 20th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 20 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims Monday celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr across Karnataka with gaiety and religious fervour amid tight security in Bangalore and other cities."Eid is being celebrated across the ... Read more...

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Eid Mubarak at Wagah-Attari border


August 20th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Attari (Punjab), Aug 20 (IANS) Border guards of India and Pakistan at this international border checkpost embraced and exchanged sweets as they wished each other "Eid Mubarak" Monday.Officers and troopers ... Read more...

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Russia’s first Muslim TV channel goes on air


August 20th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's first public Muslim TV channel, Al-RTV, has gone on air ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.According to the Bashinform news portal, Al-RTV has been established by Russia's ... Read more...

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A lonely Eid for SRK


August 20th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 20 (IANS) Away from the hustle-bustle of Eid-ul-Fitr festivities in tinsel town, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is spending the festival in solitude in Ladakh region of ... Read more...

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Assam prays for peace this Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Aug 20 (IANS) Peace remained the central focus of Eid in Assam Monday with thousands of people offering Namaz-e-Eid at mosques across the state, including in the troubled Kokrajhar, ... Read more...

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Hindus join Muslims in celebrating Eid in Odisha


August 20th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 20 (IANS) It was a day of peace and brotherhood Monday as Hindus in many parts of Odisha joined in Eid celebrations across the state.Hindu families visited the ... Read more...

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Promote tolerance, repulse extremism: Zardari


August 20th, 2012 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf have called on the people to reject "extremist trends" and "negative propaganda of misguided elements" ... Read more...

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Kashmiri separatist leaders placed under house arrest


August 20th, 2012 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Authorities Monday placed all senior Kashmiri separatist leaders under house arrest to maintain law and order during the congregational Eid prayers in Srinagar."These measures have been ... Read more...

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Pakistan restricts phone service for safe Eid


August 20th, 2012 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Pakistan will temporarily shut the mobile phone services in some cities during the Eid celebrations Monday to thwart possible terror attacks.The militants always use mobile phones ... Read more...

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Stray bullet kills man after Eid prayers in Turkey


August 20th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, Aug 19 (IANS) A 32-year-old man died in Turkey Sunday after being hit by a stray bullet fired at the courtyard of a mosque after Eid prayers, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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Mamata wishes people on Eid


August 19th, 2012 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Greeting people on the eve of Eid-ul-Fitr, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday called for promoting universal brotherhood and strengthening the bond between individuals ... Read more...

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President, PM greet nation on Eid (Lead)


August 19th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President M. Hamid Ansari Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will ... Read more...

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Karzai prays for welfare of Afghans


August 19th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 19 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai Sunday prayed for the welfare and prosperity of his country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr."On this auspicious day, Eid-ul-Fitr, I pray ... Read more...

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President Mukherjee greets nation on Eid


August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, which will be celebrated Monday, saying the festival reminded people of their ... Read more...

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Asian-origin kids run over by car in Britain


August 19th, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Two Asian-origin children - aged two and 10 - are in critical condition after they were run over by a car in Leeds.Raham Saleem and his ... Read more...

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Iranian leader asks Muslims to remain vigilant


August 19th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 19 (IANS) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Sunday urged Muslims all over the world to remain vigilant against the conspiracies of their enemies, Iran's state-run Press TV ... Read more...

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B-Town wishes Eid Mubarak


August 19th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and Anupam Kher wished "Eid Mubarak" Sunday, while filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and iconic star Amitabh Bachchan urged everyone to maintain harmony.In ... Read more...

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