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Pakistan assures diplomats’ safety at ‘all cost’


September 20th, 2012 - 11:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) As a large number of people created a ruckus near Islamabad's diplomatic enclave Thursday while staging a protest over an anti-Islam US film, the Pakistani government ... Read more...

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Bangladesh presents Tagore memorabilia to Bengal universities


September 12th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 12 (IANS) Replicas of two boats associated with Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore were presented by Bangladesh Wednesday to two Indian universities.A Bangladeshi delegation, led by culture and information ... Read more...

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Two die as suicide bomber targets US vehicle in Peshawar (Evening Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) At least two people were killed Monday when a suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a US consulate vehicle near a UN office ... Read more...

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Four die in Peshawar suicide bombing (Fourth Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Four people, including two Americans, were killed Monday when a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a US consulate vehicle near a UN office in ... Read more...

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No Americans killed in Peshawar blast: US


September 3rd, 2012 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) The US embassy here Monday denied that two Americans were killed in a car bomb attack in Peshawar.An embassy spokesman said they had no reports of ... Read more...

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Two Americans killed in Peshawar suicide bombing (Third Lead)


September 3rd, 2012 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 3 (IANS) Two Americans were among four people killed Monday when a suicide bomber rammed his car packed with explosives into a US consulate vehicle near a UN ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Cabinet reshuffle in Myanmar


August 27th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 27 (IANS) Myanmar undertook a major cabinet reshuffle Monday, reassigning nine ministers to new posts, the country's information ministry said.Minister of Industry U Soe Thein, Minister of ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Myanmar ends political, religious media censorship


August 20th, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, Aug 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The information ministry of Myanmar has cancelled censorship for the media publishing political and religious information, a Thai daily reported Monday.An international non-governmental organisation, the ... Read more...

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Syrian state TV station bombed in Damascus, PM fired


August 6th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow/Damascus, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian state television and radio building in Damascus was Monday rocked by a powerful bomb blast, even as Prime Minister Riyad Hijab was dismissed ... Read more...

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Pakistani province has dead employees still on rolls


August 2nd, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) There are 338 dead employees on the rolls in Pakistan's Sindh province, leading a daily to wonder: "Governance? A troupe of performing parrots would do a ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nigeria approves $1.5 bn for railway project


July 19th, 2012 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, July 19 (IANS) The Nigerian government has approved $1.5 billion for a railway network modernisation project.The southwestern Lagos-Ibadan double track railway line modernization is one of the west African ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Turkey denies fighter jet shot down by Syria


July 14th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish military has backed down from its previous claim that its fighter jet was downed last month by Syrian forces."The actual cause of the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

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...

Posted in South Asia |

Syrian journalists killed in TV station attack


June 28th, 2012 - 8:05 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 28 (IANS/AKI) At least four journalists were killed when armed gunmen blew up the newsroom of a pro-government television station near the Syrian capital.Hours before Wednesday's attack at ... Read more...

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16 killed in Pakistan clash


June 8th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) At least 16 people -- 13 militants and three civilians -- were killed Friday in clashes with security forces in Pakistan's southwest Balochistan province, media reports ... Read more...

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Pakistan may launch anti-terror operation


June 8th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) The Pakistani government may launch a major anti-terror operation in the country after Friday's deadly bus bomb attack, a media report said.Information Minister of Khyber ... Read more...

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Remarkable turnout in parliamentary elections: Syrian minister


May 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 7 (IANS) Syrian Interior Minister Mohammad Ibrahim Al Sha'ar said Monday that the parliamentary elections are moving smoothly with a "remarkable" turnout."The voting is moving normally... There ... Read more...

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Pakistan court to hear Gilani contempt appeal


May 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 1 (IANS) A nine-member bench of the Pakistani Supreme Court will hear Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's appeal in the case in which he has been convicted ... Read more...

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UN monitors should be from neutral countries, like BRICS: Syria


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Syria has said it was ready to facilitate UN monitors, but stressed that a majority of them should be from "neutral countries" like BRICS, which also ... Read more...

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Syria welcomes UN monitors, pitches for neutral BRICS


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) Minutes after the Security Council approved a resolution expanding the number of UN cease-fire observers, Syria Saturday said it was ready to facilitate the UN monitors, ... Read more...

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Taliban are contract killers: Rehman Malik


April 16th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 16 (IANS) Terming Sunday's jail attack in Pakistan as a "pre-planned conspiracy", Interior minister Rehman Malik Monday said the Taliban were "contract killers" but called themselves "Muslims".An ... Read more...

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Taliban storm Pakistani jail, free nearly 400 inmates (Lead)


April 15th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Taliban militants armed with guns and granades stormed a Pakistani jail early Sunday and freed nearly 400 prisoners.Over 100 militants launched the attack around 1.30 ... Read more...

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US sanctions on state media ‘hostile’: Syria


March 7th, 2012 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 7 (IANS) Syria has condemned the latest US sanctions against the state media, and termed the measures as "hostile", Xinhua reported."Imposing sanctions on a national media institution, which ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pakistani politician survives suicide attack (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) A Pakistani politician had a miraculous escape but a policeman was killed and eight people were injured Saturday when a Taliban suicide bomber blew himself ... Read more...

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Pakistani politician escapes bid on life (Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) A Pakistani politician had a miraculous escape but a policeman was killed and eight people were injured Saturday when a suicide bomber blew himself up near ... Read more...

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Five dead, 24 injured in Pakistan blast (Lead)


February 27th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 27 (IANS) At least five people were killed and 24 injured Monday in a bomb blast at a political rally in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region, Geo News ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily upset at attempt to muzzle media


February 26th, 2012 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A Pakistani daily has called on the media to "stand firm in the face of power and coercion" as it says the government plans to ... Read more...

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Journalist couple killed in Dhaka


February 11th, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) Two Bangladeshi journalists -- a husband-wife duo -- were Friday night found murdered at their home in Dhaka, police said Saturday.Meherun Runi was a reporter for ... Read more...

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Terror in Pakistan province: 1,400 dead in 2011


January 31st, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) A total of 1,430 people, including 256 policemen and 227 soldiers, were killed in terrorist attacks last year in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a government ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Two-nation theory, alive and well: Former Pakistani minister


January 26th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) Former Pakistani information minister Javed Jabbar feels the two-nation theory is "alive and well" in the sub-continent as Pakistani had its "own distinctive outlook on ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Act against `ghosts’ that haunt Pakistan: Daily


January 24th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 24 (IANS) It is more than mildly amazing that nobody noticed that nearly 10 percent of the Sindh government's workforce are "ghosts", said a Pakistani daily as it ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Malaysian opposition leader acquitted in sodomy case


January 9th, 2012 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 9 (IANS) A Malaysian high court has acquitted Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim of sodomy charge, capping almost two-year-long trial proceedings.The 64-year-old former deputy prime minister was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Tripura to mark Vivekananda’s 150th birth anniversary


January 1st, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Jan 1 (IANS) Tripura's Left Front government will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda with a year-long programme to inspire people with his life and philosophy, a ... Read more...

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Protests erupt in Dhaka after bus hits journalist


December 28th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 28 (IANS) Angry journalists from media houses in the Bangladesh capital Wednesday staged demonstrations, burnt tyres and vandalised vehicles after a fellow journalist's right leg had to be ... Read more...

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Gilani rejects information minister’s resignation (Second Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday turned down Information and Broadcasting Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan's resignation from her post as minister during a one-on-one meeting, ... Read more...

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