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Blow to Zardari as letter closing graft cases to be revoked (Second Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the government has decided to withdraw a letter sent out during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to ... Read more...

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Setback for Zardari: Letter closing graft cases to be withdrawn (Lead)


September 18th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter sent out during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Raja ... Read more...

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Letter that closed Zardari graft cases to be withdrawn: PM


September 18th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) The government has decided to withdraw a letter that had been sent to Swiss authorities during Pervez Musharraf's tenure to close graft cases against President Asif ... Read more...

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Jammu, Kashmir lock horns over Amarnath infrastructure


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 23 (IANS) The question of improved amenities for pilgrims to the Amarnath cave shrine has again divided the people of Jammu and those of the Kashmir Valley, ... Read more...

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Stray incident apart, Eid prayers offered peacefully in Kashmir


August 20th, 2012 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 20 (IANS) Save for a stray incident of some youths torching a police vehicle in Srinagar, Eid-ul-Fitr prayers were offered amid peace and tranquility across Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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No plans to construct motorable road to Amarnath shrine: Kashmir


August 19th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 19 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government has no plans to construct a motorable road to the Himalayan cave shrine of Amarnath, a minister said Sunday.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Separatist leaders put under house arrest in Srinagar


July 27th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 27 (IANS) All senior separatist leaders in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital were put under house arrest Friday to ward off a law and order problem over ... Read more...

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Positive change in Pakistan people’s mindset towards India: Krishna


July 26th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 26 (IANS) There is a positive change in the mindset of Pakistani people vis-a-vis relations with India, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna said Thursday, citing his Pakistani ... Read more...

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Separatist leaders under house arrest, restrictions in Srinagar


July 13th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 13 (IANS) Separatist leaders were placed under house arrest and authorities Friday imposed restrictions in old city areas of summer capital Srinagar to prevent proposed rallies in connection ... Read more...

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Dara Singh among top five trends on Twitter


July 12th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Wrestler-turned-actor Dara Singh's demise has been the most talked about topic on Twitter Thursday and it featured among top five trends on the microblogging site.As ... Read more...

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Pakistan does volte-face, says Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit, to be released (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan did a volte-face Tuesday night and said that instead of releasing Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying, another Indian ... Read more...

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Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit Singh, to be released: Pakistan


June 27th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Hours after reports emerged that Pakistan was to free Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, Islamabad Tuesday night clarified that another Indian prisoner named Surjeet ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir employees’ march foiled


June 14th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 14 (IANS) Security forces Thursday intercepted dozens of protesting Jammu and Kashmir government employees, foiling a march to the civil secretariat here in the state's summer capital.The employees, ... Read more...

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Karnataka BJP legislator jailed in bribery case (Lead)


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 2 (IANS) A Karnataka court Saturday convicted ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Y. Sampangi in a corruption case and sentenced him to three and a half ... Read more...

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Separatist shutdown, official curbs mar Srinagar life


May 21st, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Life across Srinagar was marred Monday by a separatist shutdown and restrictions imposed by authorities to maintain law and order.Shops, business establishments, educational institutions and public ... Read more...

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Trial of Geelani’s aide begins


April 17th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court Tuesday began the trial of Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, a suspected aide of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani, ... Read more...

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Geelani aide moves high court for dropping of charges


April 16th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, suspected aide of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Monday moved Delhi High Court against the trial court order of framing ... Read more...

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Government needs to watch every baby girl: NCPCR


April 9th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) Reacting to the shocking incident of a father critically injuring his three-month-old daughter in Bangalore, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Monday ... Read more...

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‘Dead horses’ come alive in Srinagar


March 21st, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 21 (IANS) In a glaring example of man's apathy towards animals, two horses given up as dead turned out to be alive after a fortnight in Srinagar Wednesday.People ... Read more...

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Four to stand trial for funding Kashmir terror (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) A Delhi court Saturday framed charges against Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, suspected aide of Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, and three others for alleged ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa concludes Pakistan visit


February 13th, 2012 - 3:09 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 13 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Sunday concluded his three-day official visit to Pakistan.Rajapaksa held talks with his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits Pakistan (Lead)


February 10th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Pakistan Friday on a three-day state visit.Rajapaksa was received at the Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi by Senate ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa visits Pakistan


February 10th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa arrived in Pakistan Friday on a three-day state visit.Rajapaksa was received at the Chaklala air base in Rawalpindi by Senate ... Read more...

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Indian Navy inducts second sail training ship


January 27th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 27 (IANS) INS Sudarshini a three-masted barque, the second sail training ship of the Indian Navy, was commissioned by Vice Admiral K.N. Sushil, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval ... Read more...

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Swedish embassy launches solar power system


January 12th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) In its effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Swedish embassy here Thursday launched a green embassy initiative by inaugurating a 600 square metres solar panel ... Read more...

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Omar hopes Anna calls off fasts permanently


December 29th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 29 (IANS) Accusing Anna Hazare of directing his agitation against the Congress, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday said he hoped the activist calls off ... Read more...

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`Afghan stability must for peace in Pakistan’


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Stability in Afghanistan is important for peace in Pakistan and Islamabad wants to improve its ties with Kabul, Senate Chairman Farooq H. Naek has said.Non-interference ... Read more...

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Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie to get Sahitya Akademi award


December 21st, 2011 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 21 (IANS) Noted Kashmiri poetess Naseem Shafaie has been chosen for this year's Sahitya Akademi Award for her poetic collection, becoming the first Kashmiri woman to get the ... Read more...

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Omar, Farooq to campaign for Congress in Uttar Pradesh


November 8th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 8 (IANS) In a sign of the strengthening relationship between Jammu and Kashmir's ruling parties, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and his father will campaign for the Congress ... Read more...

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BJP Karnataka lawmaker jailed, trial court cancels bail


October 28th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 28 (IANS) Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Y.Sampangi was Friday jailed after a trial court cancelled his bail plea in a corruption case.Rejecting Sampangi's bail ... Read more...

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Disappointed, say Kashmiris to interlocutors’ report


October 15th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 15 (IANS) Meaningful autonomy, speedy development and a massive economic package...central interlocutors may have suggested all this as a balm for insurgency-hit Jammu and Kashmir, but common ... Read more...

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Pakistani kills son, daughter


October 9th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) A man fatally stabbed his son and daughter following an argument with his wife in Pakistan's Punjab province.Farooq killed Waheed, 6, and Saba, 3, when his ... Read more...

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Pakistan to raise flood aid in Dubai


September 28th, 2011 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Sep 28 (IANS) Pakistan plans to launch a campaign here Thursday to raise funds for the flood affected people in that country.A 12-member Pakistani delegation, representing all political parties ... Read more...

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Tension in Kashmir town over email arrests


September 12th, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 12 (IANS) Protests erupted in Kishtwar town of Jammu and Kashmir Monday over the arrest of seven people in connection with an email claiming responsibility for last week's ... Read more...

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Delhi blasts: Srinagar resident detained


September 9th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 8 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Police Thursday detained another man for questioning in connection with the Delhi High Court blast.A senior police officer said Farooq Ahmad was ... Read more...

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