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Delhi woman hangs herself over harassment, husband arrested


August 15th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Anguished over alleged harassment, a 32-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in her residence here, police said Wednesday. Her husband ... Read more...

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Pakistani parents found guilty of killing teenaged daughter


August 3rd, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The parents of a Pakistani-origin teenaged girl were Friday found guilty of murdering her because they believed she had brought shame on the family with her ... Read more...

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Pakistani girl killed to protect ‘family honour’


May 22nd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 22 (IANS) A 17-year-old Pakistani girl was murdered by her parents and her body dumped into a river after her westernised lifestyle brought shame on her strict Muslim ... Read more...

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Delhi woman killed by in-laws, husband


May 5th, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) A 27-year-old woman in the capital was pushed to her death by her husband and in-laws from the roof of the building in which they ... Read more...

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11 new ministers inducted in Pakistan (Lead)


April 13th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani expanded his council of ministers Friday with the induction of 11 new faces.President Asif Ali Zardari administered the oath ... Read more...

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Big B doess photoshoot with pet dog (Movie Snippets) (With Image)


December 23rd, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan must have posed for thousands of photoshoots. But this, with his pet dog Shanouk, was unique!"Did photoshoot with Shanouk, ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi girl dumps groom for demanding dowry


November 16th, 2011 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 16 (IANS) A Bangladeshi girl has created a sensation throughout the country after she dumped her bridegroom right at the wedding when her would-be parents-in-law demanded dowry.Farzana Yasmin ... Read more...

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Pakistan surveying poor for assistance


October 21st, 2011 - 5:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) Pakistan has launched a nationwide survey to identify the poor for government aid, an official said Thursday.Farzana Raja, the chairperson of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), ... Read more...

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South Asia should now launch war on poverty: Pakistani minister (Interview)


September 13th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The countries of South Asia should join hands to launch a war on poverty in the region just as they have done with the war ... Read more...

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South Asia Forum calls for regional economic union


September 8th, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 8 (IANS) Members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), at the South Asia Forum here Thursday, called for removing tariff and non-tariff barriers to ... Read more...

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Pakistan, China discuss socio-economic cooperation


August 27th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Pakistani and Chinese officials have met in Beijing to discuss cooperation in the socio-economic sector, a media report said.Farzana Raja, chairperson of the Benazir Income Support ... Read more...

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Voila! Pakistani girl is now a boy


January 26th, 2011 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) A 17-year-old Pakistani girl, who had been very sick for the past few months and turned into a boy after a sex-change operation, is grateful to be ... Read more...

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Once shunned, she now educates people about AIDS (Dec 1 is World AIDS Day)


December 1st, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Dec 1 (IANS) Her husband died just two years after marriage and the young 22-year-old found that he had transmitted the HIV virus to her. It was the beginning ... Read more...

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CWG Schedule, Day Nine


October 12th, 2010 - 2:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Following is the schedule on the ninth day of competitions at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday.Twenty medals are at stake Tuesday including Aquatics Diving (3), Athletics (9), ... Read more...

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CWG schedule: Day nine of competitions


October 12th, 2010 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, 11 Oct (IANS) Following is the schedule on the ninth day of competitions at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday. Twenty medals are at stake on Tuesday including Aquatics Diving (3), Athletics ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt’ withdraws new clauses from ‘nikahnama’ following massive criticism


July 10th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 10 (ANI): Following massive criticism, the Pakistan Punjab province's government has withdrawn the new clauses that it had implemented in the 'nikah' form.Confirming the withdrawal of the clauses, provincial Law ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt’s new ‘nikah’ clauses to increase forced marriages, say campaigners


July 9th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Punjab province' government's decision to include eight new clauses in the 'nikah' form has evoked severe discontent among people, as they believe that the new sections ... Read more...

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Brit woman, children held captive for eight months by hubby’s family freed in Pak


June 19th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jun.19 (ANI): A British woman of Pakistani origin and her four children have been released eight months after they were held captive by the family members of her husband.Farzana Ahmed along ... Read more...

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Sovan Chatterjee sworn in as Kolkata mayor


June 16th, 2010 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 16 (IANS) Sovan Chatterjee of the Trinamool Congress was Wednesday sworn in as the new mayor of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). Soon after being administered the oath at the KMC ... Read more...

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Sovan Chatterjee to be new Kolkata mayor (Lead)


June 6th, 2010 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, June 6 (IANS) Sovan Chatterjee, a longtime loyalist of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, will be the new mayor of Kolkata, the newly elected party councillors of the city civic ... Read more...

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Young Muslim women fume at Deoband diktat


May 17th, 2010 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Many young Muslim women have reacted sharply to the Deoband seminary's fiat on women and men working together in offices, saying it's high time clerics ... Read more...

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Pak leaders hail passage of ‘historic’ constitutional amendment bill in National Assembly


April 9th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.9 (ANI): Pakistan's political leaders, including President Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif have hailed the passage of the 18th Constitutional Amendment bill in the ... Read more...

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Brave Bihar girl’s national award stolen


March 13th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Patna, March 13 (IANS) Bihar's young teenage icon Farzana Begum, who was given the National Bravery Award for saving five people from drowning, alleges her medal has been stolen from her house. Farzana, ... Read more...

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Implement Education Act in its true spirit, kids tell MPs


February 22nd, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) For the sixth day Monday, former child labourers went door-to-door visiting parliamentarians in the capital in an attempt to sensitise them about the Right to Education Act ... Read more...

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Constructions banned around Agra monuments


February 5th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 5 (IANS) With small monuments in the city of the Taj almost dwarfed by encroachments, all new constructions have been banned around them within a radius of 300 metres. The Archaeological ... Read more...

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Pamuk, Desai top bestselling authors again


December 24th, 2009 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Meghnad Desai's "The Rediscovery of India" continued to dominate the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while "The Museum of Innocence" by Nobel prize winner ... Read more...

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Orhan Pamuk’s book stays atop bestseller chart


December 3rd, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Nobel prize winning writer Orhan Pamuk's "The Museum of Innocence" continued to dominate the bestseller list in the fiction category this week while "The Hindus: An Alternative ... Read more...

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Orhan Pamuk, Meghnad Desai top bestselling authors


November 27th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 27 (IANS) Nobel Prize winning writer Orhan Pamuk's "The Museum of Innocence" tops the fiction list this week while Meghnad Desai's "The Rediscovery of India" leads the books in ... Read more...

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House of LeT suspect Rana’s kin raided


November 26th, 2009 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Intelligence agencies raided the house of a relative of suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative Tahawwur Hussain Rana in Hapur in Uttar Pradesh late Wednesday night. According to sources here Thursday, ... Read more...

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Dalrymple, Dan Brown dominate bestseller charts


November 12th, 2009 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) William Dalrymple's "Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" maintained its No.1 position in the non-fiction section of the bestseller list for ... Read more...

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Dalrymple’s new book tops bestseller chart


October 22nd, 2009 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) William Dalrymple's new book "Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India" topped the bestseller chart here in the non-fiction section this week, while ... Read more...

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Wendy Doniger, Hilary Mantel week’s top authors


October 15th, 2009 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Wendy Doniger's "The Hindus: An Alternative History" topped the non-fiction section of the bestseller list this week while "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel topped the fiction ... Read more...

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Five killed in blast at Islamabad’s UN office (Fourth Lead)


October 5th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Five people, including a foreigner, were killed when a suicide bomber detonated himself inside the lobby of the UN World Food Programme office in an upscale locality ... Read more...

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Ban condemns attack on UN agency in Pakistan


October 5th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Oct 5 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Monday condemned the "terrorist attack" on the office of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Pakistan that killed four of the agency's employees. "I ... Read more...

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Blast in Islamabad’s UN office kills three (Third Lead)


October 5th, 2009 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 5 (IANS) Three people, including a foreigner, were killed Monday in a suicide bomb blast at the UN World Food Programme office in an upscale locality of this Pakistan ... Read more...

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