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Two die as Peshawar bombing targets US consulate vehicle (Second Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) At least two people were killed and 19 others injured when a suicide bomber triggered a massive car bomb blast, targetting a US consulate vehicle near ... Read more...

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Insane to accuse girl of blasphemy: Pakistani daily


August 21st, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 21 (IANS) The blasphemy law has become a death warrant at the hands of mob vigilantism, a Pakistani daily said after an 11-year-old girl afflicted with Down syndrome ... Read more...

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Amid concern in India, Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus (Lead)


August 11th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/New Delhi, Aug 11 (IANS) With concerns rising in India over reported persecution of Hindus in Pakistan, President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-MPs' panel to meet and ... Read more...

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Zardari forms panel to talk to Hindus


August 11th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has formed a three-member committee of parliamentarians to meet Hindus in Sindh province and reassure them of their security after Hindu ... Read more...

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PM congratulates new Pakistan PM, confident of better ties


June 24th, 2012 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday congratulated Raja Parvez Ashraf on his appointment as Pakistan's new prime minister and voiced confidence that New Delhi and ... Read more...

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New Pakistani PM Ashraf was an agriculturist before entering politics (Profile)


June 22nd, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) An agriculturist before entering politics and propped by the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) as a cover candidate, the country's new prime minister, Raja Pervez ... Read more...

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Pakistani envoys to US and UN in a fix


June 22nd, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 22 (IANS) Pakistan's envoys to the US and the UN, Sherry Rehman and Abdullah Hussain Haroon, are reportedly facing diplomatic problems after Yousuf Raza Gilani's disqualification as ... Read more...

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PPP nominates Shahabuddin for prime minister’s post (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) The parliamentary committee of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Wednesday chose senior party leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin as its nominee for the post of country's new prime ... Read more...

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Zardari calls for parliamentary session Friday


June 20th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has summoned the National Assembly Friday, when, according to a senior aide, a new prime minister will be elected, reported ... Read more...

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Pakistan prime ministerial hopeful Makhdoom Shahabuddin - a brief profile


June 20th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 20 (IANS) Senior PPP leader Makhdoom Shahabuddin has been short-listed as one of the candidates for Pakistan prime minister's post following a Supreme Court ruling disqualifying Yousuf ... Read more...

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Gilani, Kayani to attend Saudi prince’s funeral


June 17th, 2012 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani left for Saudi Arabia Sunday to attend the funeral prayers of ... Read more...

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Pakistan to release 23 jailed Indian juveniles


June 14th, 2012 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A total of 23 Indian juvenile prisoners lodged in Sindh province's jails in Pakistan will be released soon, according to a provincial minister.Sindh Law and Prisons ... Read more...

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Australia throws spanner in GVK’s $6.4-bn coal mine project


June 5th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Indian infrastructure major GVK Group suffered a setback Tuesday with the Australian government halting work on the $6.4-billion Alpha coal mine project in Queensland till it ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Being targeted to tarnish party, says Kerala CPI-M leader


May 18th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kannur (Kerala), May 18 (IANS) Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader P.Jayarajan Friday expressed surprise at his name being linked to the murder of former party colleague T.P. Chandrasekharan, and ... Read more...

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Gilani convicted, opposition demands his ouster (Second Lead)


April 26th, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday convicted for contempt of court and awarded a symbolic sentence of about 30 seconds by the Supreme Court, ... Read more...

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Two killed in Lahore station blast (Second Lead)


April 25th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 24 (IANS) At least two people, including a railway police officer, were killed and 27 injured when a powerful blast ripped through the Lahore railway station Tuesday, media ... Read more...

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Kerala fishermen’s relatives feel cheated


April 20th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 20 (IANS) Relatives of the two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines in February and Kerala's fishing community Friday assailed the central government for letting them down, ... Read more...

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NATO trucks caused Rs.100 bn damage to roads: Pakistan


April 20th, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 20 (IANS) Heavy NATO containers, trundling through Pakistan to Afghanistan, caused Rs.100 billion worth of damage to the country's roads, said a minister.Federal Minister for Communications Arbab ... Read more...

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Outages to end in Pakistan: Minister


February 16th, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) A minister has said that electricity cuts would end by 2014-15 in power-starved Pakistan, a few days after his colleague announced that outages would end overnight.Federal ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs $1.3 bn to repair NATO-damaged roads


February 11th, 2012 - 9:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan needs around $1.3 billion to repair the roads damaged due to heavy traffic, having been used as supply lines for NATO forces in Afghanistan, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan needs to check medical malpractices: Minister


February 8th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 8 (IANS) A federal minister has stressed the need to enact laws to check medical malpractices in Pakistan, a country where over 100 patients died after taking ... Read more...

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Chinese to be taught in Pakistani schools


February 5th, 2012 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) Chinese will soon be taught in schools across Pakistan, said a minister.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan said arrangements were being made ... Read more...

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Pakistan not facing wheat shortage: Minister


January 30th, 2012 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 30 (IANS) There is no shortage of wheat in Pakistan and the country is rolling out a series of steps to facilitate farmers, including enhancing support price and ... Read more...

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Women’s T20 cricket tournament kicks off in Lahore


January 23rd, 2012 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Jan 23 (IANS) The first edition of Benazir Bhutto Twenty 20 Women's Cricket Tournament organised by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) kicked off Sunday in the country's eastern ... Read more...

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Pakistan to encourage women’s cricket


January 23rd, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The women's cricket initiative would dispel the negative image of Pakistan, said a minister while inaugurating the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women Cricket Challenge Trophy.Federal Minister ... Read more...

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Contempt of court: Gilani set to appear before apex court


January 19th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani was Thursday set to appear before the Supreme Court following a contempt notice for not implementing a directive to ... Read more...

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Union minister’s Mullaperiyar remark irks Kerala


January 16th, 2012 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kottayam (Kerala), Jan 16 (IANS) Union Science and Technology Minister Ashwani Kumar's statement that the 115-year-old Mullaperiyar dam is safe has not gone down well in Kerala with ruling ... Read more...

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Pakistan spending Rs.1.2 trillion on welfare projects


January 16th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) Cash-starved Pakistan is spending a staggering Rs.1.2 trillion on public welfare projects, a minister said.Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Sunday said that ... Read more...

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Pakistan fails to trace journalist’s killers


January 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Pakistan has failed to trace the killers of journalist Saleem Shahzad who was tortured before his body was dumped in a canal last year, a ... Read more...

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Six bombs recovered from Pakistan blast site


December 31st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) Six bombs have been recovered from the site in Pakistan's Quetta city where a car bombing took place Friday night killing at least 13 people, ... Read more...

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15 killed in Pakistan’s Quetta city blast


December 31st, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 31 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed and over 20 wounded after a blast hit Pakistan's Quetta city Friday, said police sources and media reports.The toll ... Read more...

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13 killed, 21 injured in Pakistan car bombing (Lead)


December 31st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and 21 injured Friday evening in a powerful car bombing in Pakistan's Quetta city, media reports said.The blast took ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Pakistan bombing


December 30th, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 30 (IANS) At least eight people were killed and 13 injured Friday evening in a powerful suicide bombing in a residential area in Pakistan's Quetta city, media reports ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s economy needs a boost: Zardari


December 23rd, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 23 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari Thursday stressed the need for efforts to improve economic conditions in the country.Zardari also spoke of the need to address the ... Read more...

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Kerala fumes over Chidambaram’s Mullaperiyar dam statement


December 17th, 2011 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 17 (IANS) Irrespective of party affiliations, political leaders in Kerala Saturday slammed union Home Minister P. Chidamabram's purported statement on the Mullaperiyar dam.State Water Resources Minister P.J. ... Read more...

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