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Body of abducted engineer recovered


May 3rd, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 3 (IANS) The body of an Assam agriculture department engineer, who was abducted by unidentified gunmen Wednesday evening, was recovered Thursday in Boitamari area of lower Assam's Bongaigaon ... Read more...

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Shia cleric urges Muslims to participate in ‘Save Ganga’ efforts


April 20th, 2012 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) In a first, Muslims of Uttar Pradesh have been asked to participate in the cleaning up operations of the river Ganga, revered by millions across India.The ... Read more...

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Court declares Norway killer sane


April 10th, 2012 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) A court in Norwegian capital Oslo has said mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a shooting spree in July last year, was ... Read more...

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Hafiz supporters rant against India


April 7th, 2012 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 7 (IANS) Members of Pakistan's Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) burnt American flags and shouted slogans against India to denounce the US for announcing reward money for their chief Hafiz Saeed's ... Read more...

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Pakistan may not allow foreign operations


April 1st, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 1 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel wants to bar foreign security contractors from working in Pakistan and is also against foreign military bases, especially American ones.Members of the ... Read more...

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Firing at Pakistani judge’s house, one killed


March 28th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 28 (IANS) At least one policeman was killed when unidentified people Wednesday opened fire at the home of a Shariat court judge in Pakistan's Punjab province, Geo News ... Read more...

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Bangladesh dedicates win to late cricketer Manjirul Islam


March 17th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Mirpur (Dhaka), March 16 (IANS) Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim dedicated their thrilling five-wicket win over India here Friday to late Manjirul Islam, who died five years ago aged 22."It's a ... Read more...

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Take up atrocities against Hindus with Pakistan: BJP to government


March 14th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Wednesday urged the government to take up with Pakistan the alleged atrocities against Hindus in that country. Party spokesman ... Read more...

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ISI has political wing, admits minister


March 13th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) Pakistan's powerful spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has always had a political wing, admitted Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar.There has always been a political wing in ... Read more...

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TV channels blanked out during Bangladesh rally


March 12th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 12 (IANS) At least three satellite television channels in Bangladesh were Monday blanked out ahead of a rally held by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), a media ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi man kills self after seeing wife’s body


March 10th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 10 (IANS) A Bangladeshi man took his own life by jumping in front of a train after seeing the body of his wife, who had committed suicide, police ... Read more...

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Book banning helps fundamentalists: Taslima Nasreen (Interview)


February 28th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 28 (IANS) Robbed of a home and a peaceful life, Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen feels that religious fundamentalists apart, the responsibility for her sufferings lies on the ... Read more...

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Tying the knot after 20 years of ‘living in’


February 27th, 2012 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 27 (IANS) After a two-decade "live in" relationship, two senior citizens in Madhya Pradesh's Chattarpur district finally got married last weekNatthu Saudagar, 78, and Meera Vishwakarma, 60, got ... Read more...

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US condemns death sentence of Iran pastor


February 24th, 2012 - 7:59 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 24 (IANS) The White House Thursday condemned the Iranian authorities' reaffirmation of the death sentence for an Iranian pastor."The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms reports ... Read more...

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Russian mosque has world’s largest Quran


February 18th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Quran kept at Russian city of Kazan's Qolsharif mosque has been awarded a Guinness World Records certificate for being the world's largest, Tatarstan's state ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi in fake currency racket nabbed in Bengal


February 17th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Murshidabad (West Bengal), Feb 17 (IANS) A Bangladeshi national said to be involved in circulating fake Indian currency and wanted by Mumbai police was arrested in Murshidabad in West Bengal ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls successor to ISI chief


February 16th, 2012 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Pakistan has begun to look for a successor to spy chief Lt Gen Shuja Pasha, who retires next month, a media report said. General Pasha ... Read more...

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Smuggled liquor seized in Ghaziabad


February 9th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Feb 9 (IANS) A large stock of liquor, intended to be used to woo voters in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, was seized in Ghaziabad and two people were held, police ... Read more...

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Rushdie’s writings painful: Imran Khan


January 31st, 2012 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 30 (IANS) Describing the writings of Salman Rushdie as "painful" for the Muslim community, Pakistani politician and former cricket captain Imran Khan Monday said no one had a ... Read more...

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One dead in Bangladesh clash


January 30th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) An activist of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party died and several others were injured Monday when party activists clashed with police, a media report said. Four people ... Read more...

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Muslim women MPs meet in Indonesia


January 29th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 28 (IANS/WAM) Women MPs from over 50 Muslim majority countries took part in a Muslim female parliamentarians conference in Indonesia.The Federal National Council (FNC) of the United ... Read more...

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Pakistani leaders seeking consensus on early polls


January 26th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Thursday consultations were underway among Pakistan's political parties for evolving consensus on holding early elections.Early elections and a ... Read more...

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Liam Neeson to convert to Islam?


January 26th, 2012 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 26 (IANS) Actor Liam Neeson is planning to give up his Catholic belief and convert to Islam.The 59-year-old actor admits an Islamic prayer "got into my spirit" while ... Read more...

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Shocking, says Salman Rushdie


January 24th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Author Salman Rushdie Tuesday said he was shocked at the situation that even screening of his video image was unacceptable at the Jaipur Literature ... Read more...

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Pakistani parliamentary panel endorses India’s MFN status


January 11th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary panel has endorsed the government's decision to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, a leap forward in boosting sub-continental trade ties.The ... Read more...

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3,000 poultry culled over bird flu scare


December 27th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 27 (IANS) Over 3,000 poultry were culled and 1,300 eggs destroyed at a poultry farm in Bangladesh following detection of the bird flu virus, officials said Tuesday.Livestock officials ... Read more...

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Four arrested for Bengal hooch tragedy (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 25 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the West Bengal Police Sunday arrested four people, including the wife of the prime suspect in the hooch tragedy earlier ... Read more...

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Four blasts at Bangladesh protest


December 17th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Dec 17 (IANS) Four blasts took place Saturday in a Bangladesh district during a strike organised by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) protesting the killing of a local ... Read more...

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No intention to ban Facebook in Kashmir: Omar


November 21st, 2011 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 21 (IANS) Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has confirmed the government has no intention to block Facebook in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of protests over alleged ... Read more...

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French weekly firebombed over Prophet Mohammed issue


November 2nd, 2011 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 2 (IANS) The office of French weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris was destroyed in a petrol-bomb attack early Wednesday, a day after it named Prophet Mohammed as its ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam held: Report


October 21st, 2011 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Oct 21 (IANS) Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's second son Seif al-Islam was captured Friday in Libya's Zeltin city, 160 km east of the Libyan capital, Egypt's Middle ... Read more...

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Gaddafi’s death marks historic transition for Libya: Ban


October 21st, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the end of fighting in the North African country ... Read more...

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19 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 15th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 15 (IANS) Ninteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Saturday.A total of 61,847 pilgrims have arrived from ... Read more...

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16 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 14th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 14 (IANS) Sixteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Friday.Also, the first child birth for an Indian ... Read more...

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13 Indian Haj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia


October 12th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Jeddah, Oct 12 (IANS) Thirteen Indian pilgrims have died in Saudi Arabia while undertaking the annual Haj pilgrimage, an official statement said Wednesday. "As of today, 13 pilgrims have expired, out ... Read more...

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