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Pakistan SC concerned over out-of-court settlements


June 1st, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Taking suo motu cognisance of a teenaged girl's case, the Pakistani Supreme Court has expressed concern over the factors compelling rape victims' families to go for ... Read more...

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Badal to meet president to seek clemency for Rajoana


March 28th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is expected to meet President Pratibha Patil to demand clemency for Balwant Singh Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa International ... Read more...

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Punjab jailor wants Sikh terrorist’s death warrant deferred


March 26th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 26 (IANS) The Patiala jail superintendent Monday moved a petition in a court here seeking deferment of Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's death warrant, saying the legal process ... Read more...

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Akali Dal asks Punjab government, SGPC to save Rajoana


March 25th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS) Punjab's ruling Shiromani Akali Dal Sunday asked the state government and the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) to take all possible legal and other steps to ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill eight at Guatemala disco


January 23rd, 2012 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, Jan 23 (IANS/EFE) At least eight people were killed and more than 20 others wounded when gunmen opened fire at a disco in Villa Nueva, a city in ... Read more...

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An Argentine who dedicated five decades to Indian dance (With images)


December 28th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Dec 28 (IANS) An Argentine woman who started as a ballet dancer and later learnt Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi from great masters has not only dedicated 50 years ... Read more...

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Pakistan can help North Korea chart a new course: Daily


December 21st, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Pakistan can help nuclear-armed North Korea chart a new course following the death of its top leader Kim Jong-il, a leading daily said Wednesday, adding: "Pakistan's ... Read more...

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China vows to tackle counterfeit drugs


December 20th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 20 (IANS) China will maintain its iron-hand policy in combating fake drugs next year, the country's drug watchdog said Tuesday.Shao Mingli, head of the State Food and Drug ... Read more...

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dead, youngest son takes over (Third Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, the 69-year-old supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, died Saturday during a train journey. His youngest son was made the "great successor", the ... Read more...

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North Korea’s top leader Kim Jong-il is dead (Second Lead)


December 19th, 2011 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, Dec 19 (IANS) Kim Jong-il, North Korea's top leader who ambitiously pursued a nuclear weapons programme, died Saturday during a train journey "from a great mental and physical ... Read more...

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Dev Anand’s brief fling with politics


December 4th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 4 (IANS) Dev Anand, who passed away at 88 in London early Sunday, was perhaps the first Bollywood star who formally tried his luck in politics. He ... Read more...

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Challenges ahead for Libyans: Experts


October 21st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) After the death of Libya's deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi Thursday, the country faces challenges in the days ahead, experts said.Gaddafi, who ruled Libya with an iron ... Read more...

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Pakistan to flush out Chinese militants


September 29th, 2011 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 29 (IANS) Pakistan will flush out Chinese militants hiding in its tribal areas, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.Pakistan would never allow anyone to use its land against China, ... Read more...

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China prepares against hi-tech classroom cheaters


June 7th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 7 (IANS) Chinese educational authorities have geared up against electronic cheating aids in classrooms as tech-savvy students take up national college entrance exams.The authorities in China have detained ... Read more...

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BSP to demonstrate against petrol price hike Tuesday


May 31st, 2011 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Leaders and workers in Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would hold day-long protests Tuesday against the petrol price hike announced earlier this month ... Read more...

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China blacklists 151 materials forbidden in food, feed


April 24th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr 24 (ANI): China has blacklisted 151 materials that are forbidden or abusable in food and feed over the past nine years, according to the country's food safety committee.According to figures ... Read more...

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Burail jail-break: Court declares conspirator ‘absconder’


April 2nd, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 2 (IANS) A court here Saturday declared the main conspirator in the infamous Burail jail-break case an absconder.Chief judicial magistrate J.S. Sidhu declared Narayan Singh Chaura, who had ... Read more...

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Anger at CPI-M rule surpasses that of Emergency: Trinamool leader


March 13th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) Anger among the masses in West Bengal against Left Front's rule is more than the discontent during the days of the Emergency in the ... Read more...

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UK to ease visa policy to provide more opportunities to Pakistanis


February 23rd, 2011 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb 23(ANI): The British government has softened its visa policy for Pakistani citizens to provide more opportunities for them in the United Kingdom, Immigration Minister Damian Green has said."We want the ... Read more...

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Egyptians welcome liberation at Tahrir Square


February 12th, 2011 - 2:16 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, Feb 12 (IANS) Tahrir Square, a large public square in downtown Cairo, Friday lived up to its name as Hosni Mubarak quit as president in the face of massive protests. `Tahrir' ... Read more...

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“Patiala House” — A father-son story at heart (IANS Film Review; Rating:****)


February 12th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by IANS
By Subhash Jha Film: "Patiala House"; Director: Nikhil Advani; Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Dimple Kapadia, Anushka Sharma; Rating: ****It takes us just five minutes to get the hang of this ... Read more...

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Is campus violence making a comeback in Bengal?


December 20th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
By Pradipta Tapadar Kolkata, Dec 20 (IANS) Is West Bengal rewinding to the anarchic days of student politics of the 1970s?This is a question troubling people of the state with the latest incident ... Read more...

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Assassin on death row wants to be baptized a Sikh


December 5th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh/Amritsar, Dec 5 (IANS) Balwant Singh, a terrorist who has been convicted for the assassination of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh and is on a death row, has expressed his desire ... Read more...

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Ray should have been cremated with full state honours: Pranab


November 21st, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 21 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Sunday sharply criticised the Marxist-led West Bengal government for not according full state honours to former chief minister Siddartha Shankar Ray after ... Read more...

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Security Forces launch all out operation to nab Bodo militants in Assam


November 13th, 2010 - 9:13 pm ICT by ANI
Guwahati, Nov.13 (ANI): Security forces in Assam have launched a massive combing operation to capture the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) militants, hiding in jungle areas along the borders.The operation ... Read more...

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Tihar Jail to lodge terrorist Hawara


October 25th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Delhi/Chandigarh, Oct 25 (IANS) A Delhi court Monday directed Tihar Jail authorities to lodge Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara in one of its cells.Hawara, who masterminded the assassination of ... Read more...

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Andhra takes measures to rein in micro-finance firms


October 14th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 14 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh cabinet Thursday approved an ordinance providing for three-year sentence and Rs.1 lakh penalty for micro-finance institutions (MFIs) harassing borrowers.The cabinet held a special meeting to ... Read more...

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BKI terrorist Jagtar Hawara’s death sentence commuted to life


October 12th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 12 (IANS) The Punjab and Haryana High Court Tuesday commuted to a life term the death sentence awarded to notorious Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Jagtar Singh Hawara.Hawara was a ... Read more...

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Zardari, Gilani condemn suicide attack on Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police station


September 6th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 6 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani have condemned a suicide attack on a police station in Lakki Marwat and sought a report from ... Read more...

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Wildlife trader gets six-year jail


August 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) A city court here Wednesday sentenced wildlife trader Sansar Chand to six years imprisonment and fined him Rs.50,000 for possessing a leopard skin. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (Special ... Read more...

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Modi lashes out at central government, PM in I-Day speech


August 15th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Rajkot, Aug 15 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi Sunday used his Independence Day address to lash out at the central government, virtually holding it responsible for all the ills plaguing ... Read more...

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Foreign forces conspiring to destabilise Pakistan: Minister


June 15th, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 15 (IANS) Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Tuesday some foreign elements were conspiring to destabilise Pakistan and pointed to the target killings in Karachi as evidence of this. Responding to ... Read more...

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Plea for registering political party in Musharraf’s name


April 6th, 2010 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 6 (IANS) Pakistan's Election Commission was Tuesday petitioned to register a political party in the name of former president Pervez Musharraf but there are indications that the military dictator ... Read more...

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UK-born child’s abduction has tarnished Pak image: Malik


March 8th, 2010 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 8(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said the abduction of five-year-old UK-born Sahil Saeed has tarnished the image of the country and joint investigations were underway for the immediate ... Read more...

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BJP asks Yeddyurappa to deal with rebellious Reddys with an iron hand


October 29th, 2009 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Oct. 29 (ANI): The BJP's central leadership has reportedly told Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to deal with the rebellious Reddy brothers with an iron hand.According to sources, Janardana Reddy and ... Read more...

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