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Kazakhstan to start defence training for all


August 9th, 2012 - 6:37 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakhstan will introduce universal military training for all adult citizens, according to a government decree published Thursday."The goal of universal military training of citizens is ... Read more...

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Egypt after a year of civilian uprising


January 25th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, Jan 25 (IANS) As Jan 25 marked the first anniversary of Egypt's civilian uprising that led to president Hosni Mubarak stepping down after nearly 30 years in power, many ... Read more...

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Country stands by Supreme Court, says Imran Khan


January 16th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 16 (IANS) The country would stand by the Supreme Court, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan Monday after the apex court issued a contempt notice to ... Read more...

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No chance of martial law in Pakistan: Gilani


December 20th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) There would be no martial law in the country, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani said in an apparent bid to dispel rumours of a military ... Read more...

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Omar backtracks from amending state penal law


November 29th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Nov 29 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Tuesday backtracked on his stand of amending the state's Ranbir Penal Code to give protective cover to the army ... Read more...

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Omar’s troubles persist — now over his remedy


November 28th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 28 (IANS) Even as a debate rages over a controversial law, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's decision to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) to protect ... Read more...

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Bangladesh observes Ziaur Rahman’s death anniversary


May 30th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 30 (IANS) Bangladesh is Monday observing the 30th anniversary of the assassination of president Ziaur Rahman, the war of independence hero whose role as the military strongman changed ... Read more...

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Indian Grand Prix could be pushed to December


May 21st, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 21 (IANS) Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone is planning to move the inaugural Indian Grand Prix to the end of the season to make room for the Bahrain ... Read more...

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Rage as Cameron welcomes Bahrain crown prince


May 20th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) The British prime minister has invited ire by welcoming the crown prince of Bahrain in a high-profile photo call on the steps of 10 Downing ... Read more...

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Zulfikar Bhutto had blamed US for his ‘horrible’ fate


April 8th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 8(ANI): Though ignored by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in his reference seeking to reopen the case of slain former Prime Minister and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali ... Read more...

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India hopes dialogue will settle all issues in Bahrain


March 30th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) India told Bahrain Wednesday that it hoped for a peaceful resolution of the current unrest in the Gulf state through dialogue.Bahrain has assured India about ... Read more...

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Government working on repatriation of Indian prisoners (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) At least 12 Indian prisoners have been brought back from Mauritius under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act and three more are in the process ... Read more...

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Bill passed to replace words ‘martial law’ with ‘military law’


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Parliament Wednesday passed a bill to amend the Repatriation of Prisoners Act to replace the words "martial law" with "military law", as the government ... Read more...

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Asma Jahangir urges rivals India and Pakistan to bring common people closer


March 16th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWagah, Mar 16 (ANI): Terming India and Pakistan's exchange of views initiative or "people to people contact" as being meant for the privileged classes, Pakistani human rights activist Asma ... Read more...

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It is military, not martial - clerical error in act rectified


March 1st, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) It was a "clerical error" irrelevant in a democratic India. The government Tuesday substituted the words "martial law" with "military law" in an act that came ... Read more...

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MQM calls on Pak Army to save country from clutches of ‘feudal lords’


March 1st, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar 1(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) founder-leader Altaf Hussain has called upon the Pakistan Army to save the beleaguered country.Making a telephonic address from London at the 24th foundation day of ... Read more...

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Dhaka may arrest top Islamist leader for war crimes


January 30th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 30 (IANS) Bangladesh's top Islamist leader Ghulam Azam, who chaired the formation of the militia that allegedly killed thousands of unarmed civilians four decades ago, may be arrested on ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM exchange barbs in Pak National Assembly


January 26th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 26(ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement indulged in a nasty blame game in the National Assembly, accusing each other of point-scoring in the wake ... Read more...

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‘I won’t mind returning with ‘military uniform on’ to make Pakistan sovereign’: Altaf


January 25th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 25(ANI): Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has said he will return to Pakistan clad in military uniform, if needed, for the sovereignty of the country.In his telephonic address ... Read more...

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Martial Law To Be Imposed In UK?


December 16th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Dec 16, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The top police officials in the UK have hinted at the possibility of banning student marches and protest gatherings owing to some instances of violent protest ... Read more...

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Pak govt’s policies inviting martial law: Nawaz Sharif


November 10th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Khairpur, Nov 10 (ANI): Democracy is a horse and martial law is a donkey, but due to the (horse's) poor policies, the donkey is coming, Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik backs ruling PPP to complete five-year term


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 3(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party government would complete its five-year constitutional term, Interior Minister Rehman Malik.In an interview with a private TV channel in London, Malik said that all rumors ... Read more...

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Pak opposition leader hints at ‘in-house change’ to topple PPP government


November 3rd, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 3(ANI): Opposition leader in the Pakistan National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, has now said that an "in-house change" could be the third option to get rid of the ... Read more...

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Army won’t attempt to take over: Pakistani PM


November 2nd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 2 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani Tuesday said that "the army will not attempt to take over and impose another martial law because it ... Read more...

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PML-N files charge sheet against Musharraf, demands trial for treason


October 12th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct 12 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has issued a 16-point charge sheet against former President Pervez Musharraf, demanding that the former president be brought back through Interpol and ... Read more...

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Musharraf must return to Pak to earn masses’ wrath: Shahbaz


October 2nd, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 2 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has tauntingly welcomed former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's announcement of re-entering politics, saying that he should return to Pakistan as well, so ... Read more...

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Never received any benefit from NRO, faced courts instead: Rehman


September 27th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 27(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has claimed that he has never received any benefit from the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).Malik said that he had even faced all the ... Read more...

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Tibet’s ‘Sound of Music’ nun scripts a sequel


September 21st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) A brave and moving story of loyalty and unquenchable spirit that began in Tibet nearly two decades ago has now got a sequel with one of ... Read more...

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PML-N urges political parties to sign ‘Charter of Pakistan’ to save democracy in Pak


September 17th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 17 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, while stressing the need for unity, has called for signing of a 'Charter of Pakistan' by the political parties to ... Read more...

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“Patriotic” Pak Army needs no invitation for intervening in politics: PML-F


September 17th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sept 17 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League Functional (PML-F) chief Pir Pagara has said that all Generals of the Pak Army are patriots, and the Army would not come into national ... Read more...

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US will only support a democratically elected Pak government: Holbrooke


September 16th, 2010 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sep 16(ANI): US Special Envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Richard Holbrooke, has said that his country is completely against martial law and favours continuation of the democratic process in Pakistan.Responding ... Read more...

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“Democracy is strong” in Pak, ‘criminal’ to think of military rule possibility: Gilani


September 14th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Sept 14 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has reiterated that the democratically elected federal government was strong, the judiciary functional, and called the very thought of expecting martial ... Read more...

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Sharif rules out possibility of military regime in Pak


September 14th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Sept 14 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that there is no possibility of another military regime in the country, rather people involved in corruption should ... Read more...

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Hold Ershad’s trial, alliance partners tell Hasina


September 8th, 2010 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 8 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who heads a 14-party alliance, is under pressure from some of her allies to allow the trial of former president H.M. Ershad ... Read more...

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Nawaz says “Pakistan cannot brave another martial law stint”


September 7th, 2010 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Sept 7 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has said that under present circumstances, the country cannot afford another period of martial law, as the last dictatorial regime ... Read more...

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