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States have prerogative not to allow FDI in multi-brand retail: Government


September 18th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Amid growing protests against its decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail, the government Tuesday said the implementation of the policy remained ... Read more...

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Pakistani makes car that runs on water


July 27th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) A Pakistani engineer has built a car that runs on water, a feat that left onlookers astounded.Engineer Waqar Ahmad drove his car using water as fuel ... Read more...

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NATO containers in Pakistan leave for Afghanistan


July 5th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) NATO containers at the Karachi port will begin to leave Thursday for Afghanistan after a seven-month long blockade on their movement was lifted, a media report ... Read more...

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Pakistani Islamic groups oppose NATO supply lines’ reopening


July 5th, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 4 (IANS) Leaders of Islamic parties in Pakistan Wednesday opposed Islamabad's decision to reopen supply routes for NATO forces to Afghanistan.The US had to suspend drone attacks after ... Read more...

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Government defers decision on pension reforms


June 7th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) The government Thursday deferred a decision on pension fund reforms following opposition from key ally Trinamool Congress.The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill, ... Read more...

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Pakistani ministers’ foreign trips restricted


June 4th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 4 (IANS) Pakistani ministers can now undertake only "obligatory" foreign visits, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has directed.Gilani said that from now on, only those foreign visits ... Read more...

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Zardari leaves for US to attend NATO summit


May 18th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has left for Chicago to attend a NATO summit as Pakistan mulls the reopening of supplies for the coalition forces in Afghanistan, ... Read more...

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No need for Gilani to quit, says Pakistani cabinet


April 26th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) The federal cabinet Thursday stood by Yousuf Raza Gilani whom the Supreme Court convicted for contempt of court, saying there was no need for ... Read more...

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Pakistan cabinet may be reshuffled, expanded


April 13th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan's federal cabinet is expected to be reshuffled and expanded within the next few days, a media report said Friday.As many as 4-5 new ministers could ... Read more...

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Air India’s turnaround plan approved


April 12th, 2012 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Beleaguered flag carrier Air India can now look forward to a total rehaul of its financial and operational efficiency, with the government Thursday approving ... Read more...

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Pakistani PM hints at early elections


February 20th, 2012 - 12:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday hinted at the possibility of holding early parliamentary elections.The parliamentary elections are scheduled in early 2013.The prime ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to ink three trade deals


February 14th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 14 (IANS) India and Pakistan are likely to sign three pacts Wednesday that will substantially reduce barriers to bilateral trade.A Pakistan cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister ... Read more...

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Cabinet nod for cold chain centre as society (Second Lead)


February 9th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The National Centre for Cold Chain Development (NCCD), tasked with establishing infrastructure and logistics to preserve fruits, vegetables and other perishables, will be notified ... Read more...

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Government will complete 5-year term: Gilani


December 25th, 2011 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, in the midst of the memogate scam, said Sunday his government would complete its full five-year term to 2013.Addressing ... Read more...

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Government to provide Rs.8,466 crore subsidy on electricity loan


December 13th, 2011 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The federal cabinet Tuesday approved setting up a national electricity fund to provide interest subsidy amounting to Rs.8,466 crore aimed at improving the power ... Read more...

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No threat of military coup: Gilani


December 2nd, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) There is a no threat of a military coup, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, referring to a secret memo to Washington that said ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to attend Bonn conference


November 29th, 2011 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 29 (IANS) Pakistan has decided not to attend the Bonn conference on Afghanistan scheduled in December following a top-level meeting held Tuesday, a media report said.The decision was ... Read more...

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India’s retail stocks open strong after foreign equity nod


November 25th, 2011 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Retail stocks in India opened on a strong note Friday on the back of the decision the previous evening to open up the sector further ... Read more...

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India opens doors to global retail chains (Roundup)


November 24th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) In a major push to reforms, India Thursday allowed global chains like Wal-Mart, Carrefour and 7-Eleven to bring up to 51 percent foreign equity ... Read more...

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India signs deal with Eurasian Group to curb money laundering


November 24th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) India Thursday signed an agreement with the Eurasian Group, a regional body with nine members including Russia and China, and 29 observers, to enhance cooperation ... Read more...

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Pranab hopes to meet Rs.40,000 crore disinvestment target


November 18th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) The government has not revised downward the disinvestment target of Rs.40,000 crore for the current fiscal and was hopeful of meeting it, Finance Minister ... Read more...

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Pakistan Army a stakeholder in dialogue with India


November 6th, 2011 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 6 (IANS) The Pakistan Army is a stakeholder in the dialogue process with India, Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has said, adding the most favoured nation (MFN) ... Read more...

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National interest priority in India-Pakistan trade: Gilani


November 5th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) National interest would be accorded priority in Pakistan's trade dialogue with India, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said while referring to the granting of Most ... Read more...

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Pakistan mourns Nusrat Bhutto’s death


October 24th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has announced a 10-day national mourning for Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Nusrat Bhutto, wife to one former prime minister ... Read more...

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Pakistan to have five-day week


October 13th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan will have a five-day working week to conserve energy, the cabinet has decided.The federal cabinet Wednesday approved, in principle, a five-day working week to ... Read more...

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Rs.40,000 crore disinvestment target will be met: Official


September 13th, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) The government will be able to meet the targeted Rs.40,000 crore through divesting its stake in public sector undertakings during the current financial year, ... Read more...

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Tough decisions needed to achieve 9 percent growth target: PM


August 20th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday India needed to take some difficult decisions to achieve a target of 9 percent growth during the next ... Read more...

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India to set 9 percent growth target for next five year plan (Lead)


August 19th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) India is likely to set a target of 9 percent economic growth during the 12th Five Year Plan, that runs from 2012-13 to 2116-17, ... Read more...

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Ties renewed during Saudi Arabia visit: Gilani


August 11th, 2011 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his visit to Saudi Arabia has renewed the ties between the two countries.Gilani Wednesday apprised the federal ... Read more...

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Rs.1 tr invested in Pakistan’s power sector


August 11th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Over Rs.1 trillion have been invested in Pakistan's power sector in the past three years, the federal cabinet was informed.A federal cabinet meeting Wednesday, chaired ... Read more...

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Government to pump Rs.1,732 crore into Air India


August 4th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) In a bid to pump cash into the financially-troubled Air India, the government Thursday cleared a Rs.1,732 crore package for the flag carrier, that ... Read more...

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Judicial panel to probe Baloch leader’s killing


July 14th, 2011 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) Pakistan has decided to set up a judicial commission to probe the killing of Baloch leader Nawab Akbar Bugti.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous ... Read more...

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`Pakistan cabinet has never exclusively reviewed terror war’


May 12th, 2011 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) Pakistan's federal cabinet has met 70 times in the last three years but has never "exclusively" reviewed its post 9/11 policy on war against terror, ... Read more...

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Muttahida Quami Movement(MQM) to rejoin federal Cabinet


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:08 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2: The possibility of the MQM rejoining the federal Cabinet seems likely. An MQM delegation is expected to meet Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to discuss the matter.A senior ... Read more...

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PML-Q to get Deputy PM post, several ministries on joining PPP-led Pak Govt: Report


April 30th, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 30(ANI): Pakistan is heading for wide-ranging political developments in a few days as the country's second largest opposition party- the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid- is set to join the Pakistan ... Read more...

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