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‘Balika Vadhu’ celebrates 1,000th episode


May 15th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Anjum Farooqi, who plays Gauri in Colors' show "Balika Vadhu", said she feels great to be associated with a show, which has completed 1,000 episodes."I feel ... Read more...

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‘Balika Vadhu’ celebrates its 1,000th episode


May 15th, 2012 - 2:07 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) Anjum Farooqi, who plays the role of Gehna on Colors' "Balika Vadhu", said she feels great to be associated with such a show, as it celebrated ... Read more...

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Pakistani writer recalls Indian heritage of storytelling


April 17th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) India's biggest export to the world has been stories, powerful narratives that have influenced literature throughout history, says Karachi-based Musharraf Ali Farooqi, who shot to ... Read more...

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Three publishing vets push English literary fiction in India


April 11th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The growing English language publishing industry in India has taken a step north with three veteran publishers - David Davidar, Ravi Singh and Kapish G. ... Read more...

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Pakistani ban on 1,000 words lampooned


November 19th, 2011 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 19 (IANS) A government move to ban the use of more than 1,000 "derogatory" words in SMS messages has run into a wall of furious netizens.On micro blogging ... Read more...

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Federation of Muslim educational institutes launched


March 12th, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Aiming to modernise the community's educational centres, including the madrasas (religious schools), the Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) Saturday launched an association of the management bodies of ... Read more...

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A Pakistani gang causes accidents to abduct, rape women


December 21st, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) A gang of criminals in Pakistan's Karachi city deliberately causes an accident and then abducts women in these vehicles to loot and gangrape ... Read more...

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Eight million kids go hungry in Pakistan


December 16th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 16 (IANS) Eight million children in Pakistan are facing food shortages and 23 million kids are deprived of basic education, an official said here.An adviser to the Sindh chief minister, ... Read more...

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PPP demands suo moto in Saifur Rehman audio-tape issue


November 21st, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Nov 21 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP) has demanded suo moto action by Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry against people involved in the Saifur Rehman audio-tape issue, ... Read more...

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Pak agencies still clueless about escaped high-profile Jundullah terrorists 4 months on


October 20th, 2010 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 20 (ANI): Despite a passage of four months, Pakistan's law enforcement agencies (LEAs) have not yet been able to gather any cohesive information regarding the three high profile Jundullah terrorists, ... Read more...

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Ready to take ‘difficult decisions’ against NRO beneficiaries in national interest: Gilani


October 4th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 4(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led coalition government is ready to take "difficult decisions in the larger interest of the nation", Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said in response ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims divided over Ayodhya ruling


October 1st, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) A day after a court ruled in favour of a Ram temple at the site of the razed Babri mosque in Ayodhya, many Muslims across India were ... Read more...

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Muslims welcome apex court decision on Ayodhya


September 28th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Muslim groups Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court decision to allow the Allahabad High Court to deliver its verdict on the Ayodhya dispute. The Darul Uloom Deoband, one ... Read more...

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Zardari’s master plan to deal with NRO beneficiaries in line with Supreme Court’s diktat


September 25th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 25 (ANI): Following Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani's statement in the Upper House asking the beneficiaries of the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) to resign, President Asif Ali Zardari has reportedly ... Read more...

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Pak intelligence warns of terror threat to Air Force bases, women’s institutes


July 19th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 19(ANI): Pakistan intelligence reports have revealed that terrorists are planning to attack Air Force bases and landing strips across the country, especially those in Punjab.After the warning, the Interior Ministry ... Read more...

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KTF Demands Reduced Fee For Movie Satellite Rights


June 15th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 15, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): In Kerala, obtaining the satellite rights for Malayalam films has become a tough job as the producers charge an exorbitantly high price for it. Certain Malayalam ... Read more...

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Aafia Siddiqi’s uncle says she visited him in Islamabad to meet Taliban


March 8th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 8 (ANI): The uncle of terrorism-accused Pakistani national, Dr Aafia Siddiqi, has told a New York jury that the neuroscientist visited him in Islamabad in January 2008, asking him ... Read more...

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Bangladesh focus country at 11th International Trade Fair in Meghalaya


March 5th, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Shillong, Mar 5 (ANI): Bangladesh businessmen have taken Shillong by storm by showcasing a wide variety of goods at the 11th International Shillong Trade Fair in Meghalaya.The trade fair, which began ... Read more...

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NRO fallout: Malik barred from leaving country


December 18th, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 18 (ANI): The repercussions of the Pakistan Supreme Court's verdict declaring the amnesty law as 'unconstitutional' has started showing effects with the Interior Ministry placing the names of 253 beneficiaries ... Read more...

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Genetic studies reveal new causes of severe childhood obesity


December 7th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Scientists in Cambridge have found that genetic alteration can lead to severe obesity in childhood.According to a study published in Nature, the loss of a key segment of ... Read more...

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Kaira dispels ‘rumours’ about differences between Zardari, Gilani over NRO list


November 24th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.24 (ANI): Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira has rebuked reports about differences between President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yosuf Raza Gilani on the issue of ... Read more...

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Punish Babri masjid culprits, demand Muslim leaders


November 23rd, 2009 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) As a political storm engulfed parliament over "leakage" of the Liberhan Commission report on the Babri mosque demolition, some Muslim clerics and leaders Monday demanded that ... Read more...

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Zardari in, Gilani out of NRO beneficiaries list


November 22nd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.22 (ANI): The list of political leaders and other prominent personalities who benefited from the controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) has been made public.While the list includes the names of ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban imposes sharia in Orakzai Agency


October 16th, 2009 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct. 16 (ANI): The local Taliban of Pakistan's Orakzai Agency has announced the imposition of sharia, which restricts men from shaving their beard and women from leaving their houses without ... Read more...

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TTP group claims responsibility for Rawalpindi GHQ attack


October 10th, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.10 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's Ajmad Farooqi group has claimed responsibility for the ghastly terror attack on the Army General Headquarters (GHQ) at Rawalpindi.The TTP group called a private television ... Read more...

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Paritosh Painter’s Paying Guest now coming on 19th June


June 7th, 2009 - 3:00 am ICT by Sampurn Wire
Now with the multiplex strike finally having called off, Mukta Entertainment is all set to strike with Paritosh Painter's Paying Guest. This multi star cast film is a situational comedy about ... Read more...

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‘Stranger to History’ still leads bestseller list


April 30th, 2009 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) Aatish Taseer's book "Stranger to History" continued to dominate the bestseller list in the non-fiction category for the third week while Paulo Coelho was the new ... Read more...

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Zardari brands ”rift with Gilani” media reports ”ridiculous and baseless”


December 30th, 2008 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 30 (ANI): Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari has termed the recent the media reports of him wanting to take over Prime Ministerial duties, Ridiculous and Baseless. The speculation started doing ... Read more...

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Eid sermons will highlight Islam’s message of peace


December 5th, 2008 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) This Eid-ul-Zuha, many Muslim clerics in India will through their sermons focus on Islam's "message of peace", denouncing terrorism and the killing of innocents in the name ... Read more...

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‘Bollywood movies help revive Pakistan’s film industry’


October 1st, 2008 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 1 (IANS) Pakistani actor Rashid Farooqui says that the country's moribund film industry has got a new lease of life ever since Bollywood movies were allowed to be screened there.Farooqui, ... Read more...

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Nandita Das’ first Pakistani film premieres at Osian’s


July 12th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Critically acclaimed actress Nandita Das is upbeat about her first Pakistani film that premieres at the ongoing Osian's-Cinefan film festival and hopes many more Indian ... Read more...

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Sky is the limit for Pak legislators 5-star dreams!


June 21st, 2008 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore , June 21 (ANI): Governance seems to be taking a back seat in the Punjab province when it comes to transacting business in the Assembly, as members from almost all ... Read more...

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Unregistered cellphone SIM cards spurring terror activities in Pakistan


March 31st, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 31 (ANI): Over 1.6 crore unregistered SIM cards of mobile phones of various cellular phone companies in Pakistan are being held by terrorists, dacoits, carjackers, kidnappers and obnoxious callers, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

On poll eve, Karachi Police nab ten militants


February 17th, 2008 - 10:22 am ICT by admin
Karachi, Feb.17 (ANI): Karachi Police have arrested 10 members of a militant organization linked to the Taliban, as they were planning massive terror attacks across the city during Monday's elections.Sindh's Inspector General ... Read more...

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Eight al Qaeda militants arrested in Sindh


January 20th, 2008 - 3:41 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Jan 20 (ANI): Pakistans intelligence agencies and the Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Sindh Police have nabbed eight terrorists allegedly affiliated with al-Qaeda after a grand operation in the province.A ... Read more...

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