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China sincere in helping Pakistan: Official


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) China is sincere in helping out Pakistan in its economic development and all possible support was being provided in this regard, a top Chinese official has ... Read more...

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India seeks more talks with US on Afghan withdrawal


May 31st, 2012 - 10:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 31 (IANS) Voicing New Delhi's concern that extremist elements would gain ground once Western forces pull out of Afghanistan, Indian ambassador Nirupama Rao has called for greater ... Read more...

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Musharraf to return to Pakistan in January


December 19th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 19 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf, who is living in London in a self-imposed exile, has said he will return home in ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks global help to repatriate three million Afghans


October 29th, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday urged the world community to help shift around three million Afghan refugees residing in Pakistan back to their ... Read more...

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Pakistan to create immigration system along Afghan border


October 20th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistan will put in place an immigration system along its border with Afghanistan to check illegal cross-border movement, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Wednesday.The system ... Read more...

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I feel safe in New York: Reformist Muslim writer


September 10th, 2011 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 10 (IANS) Ten years after terror struck New York's Twin Towers Sep 11, 2001, Islamic writer and reformist Irshad Manji who is of Indian-Egyptian descent finds ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Pandit woman wins panchayat poll, wants migrants to return


May 10th, 2011 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A Kashmiri Pandit woman who won the panchayat elections in north Kashmir's Baramulla district said her victory is a message to other Pandit families to return ... Read more...

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‘Pak govt. failed to present Taseer’s murder in right perspective’


April 18th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Asma Jahangir has criticized the federal government over its "poor" reaction to the murder of former Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer."The ... Read more...

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Counter-terrorism in UK tougher since last Royal wedding


April 17th, 2011 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 17 (ANI): British authorities facing a range of potential threats are launching an unprecedented security operation in preparation for the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton to ... Read more...

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PCB asks ICC to ensure foolproof security for Pak team in India


March 24th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 24(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked the International Cricket Council (ICC) to ensure foolproof security for its cricketers as they play their World Cup semi-final match at Mohali ... Read more...

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Thackeray says he has no enmity with Indian Muslims


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray Tuesday said he was not against Indian Muslims but those from outside.In the second part of his interview to party mouthpiece ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Assembly passes resolution against drone attacks


March 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): The Assembly in Pakistan's Punjab Province has unanimously passed a resolution condemning US drone attacks in the country's northwestern tribal areas.The resolution, which was tabled by Pakistan ... Read more...

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Pak demands US’ apology and explanation over drone attacks in Waziristan


March 18th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 18 (ANI): Pakistan has asked the United States to apologise and give an explanation over carrying out drone attacks in one of the country's tribal regions that killed around ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab seminaries are safe havens for extremists: Malik


March 5th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 5(ANI): Extremist elements have safe havens in seminaries located in south Punjab and are carrying out terrorist activities across Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said.Legislators from the Pakistan ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani strongly condemn Shahbaz Bhatti’s assassination


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 2(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani have strongly condemned the assassination of the Federal Minister for Minorities Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti.Bhatti was shot ... Read more...

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Pakistan president, PM condemn minister’s assassination


March 2nd, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) Pakistan's President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Wednesday strongly condemned the assassination of the country's Minister for Minorities Affairs Shahbaz Bhatti.Zardari ... Read more...

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Obama proposes 3.1-bn-dollar US aid to Pak in fiscal year 2012


February 16th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16(ANI): The Obama administration has proposed a staggering amount of 3.1-billion-dollars, as financial assistance to Pakistan in the 2012 budget, despite its standoff with the Asian nation on double murder-accused ... Read more...

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Pakistan to get $3.1 bn in US aid in 2012


February 15th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama's 2012 budget proposes $3.1 billion financial assistance to Pakistan as part of $5.3 billion "in core assistance and diplomatic support to ... Read more...

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Ottawa fears ‘extremists’ will rise from Egypt’s protest movement


February 2nd, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Ottawa (Canada), Feb.2 (ANI): The Stephen Harper government in Canada has expressed concern about ongoing developments in Egypt, and about what might come next, and whether it will lead to democratic reform ... Read more...

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Meghalaya orders probe into rebel’s killing in ’staged’ gunfight


January 29th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Shillong, Jan 28 (IANS) The Meghalaya government Friday ordered magisterial probe into the killing of a Garo rebel leader in an alleged staged gunfight by security forces."The deputy commissioner is issuing orders ... Read more...

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ISI blames India of ‘playing dangerous game’ by funding ‘extremist elements’ in Karachi


January 28th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 28(ANI): Pakistan's intelligence and military officials have accused India of "playing a dangerous game" by attempting to "destabilise Pakistan".Senior officials from the Inter Service Intelligence (ISI) and the Pakistan Army ... Read more...

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Clinton warns Arab leaders, Middle East will ’sink into sand’ if extremism not stopped


January 14th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
Doha, Jan 14 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is currently on a tour of Arab countries, has reportedly told leaders of those countries that the Middle East could 'sink ... Read more...

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Pakistan shifted emphasis away from India border, says US


December 18th, 2010 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 18 (IANS) Pakistan was shifting its emphasis away from its eastern border with India, a decision it had taken on its own because of a "definite shift" in Islamabad's military ... Read more...

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Deal firmly with terrorists, says CPI-M


December 8th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday asked the government to deal firmly with terrorists, a day after a terrorist bomb blast killed a two-year-old girl in ... Read more...

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US sitcoms turning Saudis against terror better than its official propaganda: Wikileaks


December 8th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by ANI
Riyadh, Dec 8 (ANI): Secret cables released by the whistleblower website 'Wikileaks' have revealed that Saudi youths, who watch the US TV shows like 'Desperate Housewives and Late Show With David ... Read more...

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India has biggest stake in a successful Pakistan: Obama (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Ruling out the US becoming part of India-Pakistan bilateral talks, President Barack Obama Sunday said India has "the biggest stake" in a successful and stable Pakistan."Obviously the ... Read more...

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US to Pakistan: Stop anti-India terror groups; Kashmir bilateral issue (Lead)


October 22nd, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Getting tough with Pakistan, the United States has told visiting Pakistani leaders to stop all terrorist elements within its border that pose a threat to ... Read more...

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‘Red alert’ around Hindu temples in Pak in wake of Babri mosque verdict


October 1st, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 1 (ANI): A large number of police personnel have been deployed at Hindu temples in Karachi, following the Allahabad High Court's announcement of verdict on the Babri mosque standoff in ... Read more...

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Talk to agitating Kashmiris: Habibullah


August 26th, 2010 - 12:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) To restore calm in Jammu and Kashmir, the government should reach out to people and hold talks with the agitating Kashmiris, Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah said ... Read more...

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Government vows to protect Sikhs in Kashmir, uproar in parliament (Lead)


August 20th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Amid an uproar in both houses of parliament, the government said Friday that it was committed to the safety of the Sikhs in Kashmir Valley where ... Read more...

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Committed to safety of Sikhs in Kashmir, says Pranab


August 20th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) The government Friday said it was committed to the safety of minority Sikh community in the troubled Kashmir Valley where some Sikh families have reportedly received ... Read more...

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Pakistan beginning to take on terrorists: Obama


August 3rd, 2010 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 3 (IANS) Claiming progress in Afghanistan, President Barack Obama says major blows have been struck against Al Qaeda and its leadership with Pakistan beginning to "take ... Read more...

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Pakistan has to do more in fighting terror: US


July 29th, 2010 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 29 (IANS) Endorsing British Prime Minister David Cameron's call to Pakistan to stop "exporting" terror, the US says Pakistan has made a strategic shift in the fight ... Read more...

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CPI-M demands Amit Shah’s resignation


July 23rd, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday said Gujarat minister Amit Shah should quit in view of a chargesheet filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ... Read more...

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Home Ministry says Kashmir Valley violence being planned, instigated


July 8th, 2010 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 8 (ANI): The Union Home Ministry has said that it has evidence that some of the violence in the Kashmir Valley is being planned and instigated.Television channel NDTV quoted senior ... Read more...

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