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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...

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Maharashtra wants custody of mafia leader Iqbal Mirchi


October 12th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 12 (IANS) The Maharashtra government wants custody of drug kingpin Iqbal Mirchi for various offences in the state and has asked the Interpol wing of CBI to get ... Read more...

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USAID to give $155 mn for education in Pakistan


August 16th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The US government's aid agency USAID has pledged $155 million for enhancement of education in eastern Pakistan's Sindh province that is currently reeling under a ... Read more...

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Court rejects plea on pre-natal test disclosures


June 21st, 2011 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 20 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court Monday rejected a petition seeking restoration of a 30-day time limit for sharing information with the authorities on the use of pre-natal ... Read more...

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Arbitration team visits Kashmir power project site


June 18th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) An India-Pakistan arbitration team left here Saturday for north Kashmir's Bandipora district to inspect the site of the upcoming Kishenganga hydro power project, an official said."The ... Read more...

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Karachi killing: Apex court orders removal of top officials (Lead)


June 10th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 10 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court Friday ordered the removal of two top officials for the gunning down of an unarmed young man, allegedly robbing visitors to ... Read more...

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Osama’s killing evokes divergent views among Pakistani leaders


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 2 (IANS) The killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's Abbottabad city evoked divergent views in the country with some political leaders Monday terming ... Read more...

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Petition wants Tata, Radia to be named accused in 2G case


April 28th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) A petition before a special court that is hearing the second generation (2G) telecom spectrum case has asked for directions to the Central Bureau ... Read more...

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Karachi violence: Death toll rises to 12


March 12th, 2011 - 10:47 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar. 12 (ANI): The death toll in Karachi has risen to twelve, including a political worker and a child.Two youths were killed in the city's Garden area this morning while two ... Read more...

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Hindu among five abducted in Pakistan


February 15th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 15 (IANS) A Hindu driver and four officials have gone missing and are feared to have been kidnapped in Pakistan's Sindh province, a media report said Tuesday.Driver Himmat Lal and ... Read more...

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20 cases pending against Sharif brothers with NAB: PPP


October 13th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Oct 13 (ANI): Twenty cases against the Sharif brothers are pending with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Central Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab has revealed.Addressing a press conference ... Read more...

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India concerned only about its interests, not Kashmir: Pak Foreign Ministry


September 30th, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 30 (ANI): The Pakistan Foreign Ministry has stated that India was only concerned about discussing its own areas of interest during the foreign minister-level meeting in July this year."At the ... Read more...

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Illegal weapons seized from Pak madrassa


September 16th, 2010 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sept 16 (ANI): A huge quantity of heavy weapons, including explosive materials, have been recovered from a madrassa (religious seminary) in Pakistan in raids jointly conducted by the Anti-Violent Crime Cell ... Read more...

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Sports ministry sets-up committee to probe sexual harassment charges


August 5th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) In the wake of charges of sexual harassment in the women's hockey team, the sports ministry Thursday formed a five-member committee, headed by director Sarada Ali Khan, ... Read more...

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Govt. compromising on Kashmir issue under US pressure: Pak MNA


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
Muzaffarabad, July 2 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Marvi Memon has attacked the Pakistan People's Party (PPP) led coalition government for compromising on the Kashmir issue under US pressure.Interacting with media ... Read more...

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Repeated exposure to dental X-rays ups thyroid cancer risk


June 4th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 4 (ANI): Repeated exposure to dental X-rays increases thyroid cancer risk, a new study has revealed.Analysing 313 cancer patients, scientists from Brighton, Cambridge and Kuwait found the chances of developing ... Read more...

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Pakistani media spitting blood on memoir expected: Fatima


April 21st, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Fatima Bhutto, niece of slain former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, says the country's media is "spitting blood" over her memoir on the Bhutto clan but this ... Read more...

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League faction blamed for volatility in Pakistan’s Hazara (Lead)


April 12th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 12 (IANS) With seven people losing their lives in violent protests in the Hazara area over renaming the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as Khyber-Pakhtoonkhwa, two political parties Monday ... Read more...

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Property worth over 30 billion rupees gutted in Karachi violence


December 29th, 2009 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.29 (ANI): Property worth rupees 30 billion rupees was gutted in a fire in the violence that followed the ghastly suicide attack on the Muharram procession in which 40 people were ... Read more...

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100 Indian fishermen in Pakistani jails to be freed soon


December 23rd, 2009 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Dec 22 (IANS) Hundred of the over 600 Indian fishermen held in Pakistani jails will be released soon, a fishermen's forum official said here Tuesday. Manish Lodhari, secretary of the National ... Read more...

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PML-Q accuses US of exporting terror to Pakistan


December 14th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec. 14 (ANI): In the wake of arrest of five terror-accused US nationals in Pakistan, the PML-Q has alleged that the United States is deliberately "exporting terrorism" to Pakistan."There is major ... Read more...

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Amid terror shadow, Pakistan shuts educational institutions (Second Lead)


October 21st, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) All government and private schools, colleges and universities throughout Pakistan have been closed after fears of terror attacks sparked by the twin suicide bombings at a university ... Read more...

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Pakistan shuts educational institutions till security improves


October 21st, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 21 (IANS) All government and private schools, colleges and universities throughout Pakistan have been closed after fears of militant attacks in the wake of twin suicide bombings at a ... Read more...

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PML-Q says Kerry-Lugar Bill insults Pakistan


September 28th, 2009 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep. 28 (ANI): The Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid has termed the Kerry-Lugar economic aid bill as an "insult to Pakistan", demanding an explanation from the government on how it has accepted the ... Read more...

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Mumbai building collapse: Case registered against shop owners


August 26th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Aug 26 (ANI): A case has been registered against two shop owners after a portion of a four-storey residential building collapsed in Mumbai on Tuesday evening.According to the police, Yunus ... Read more...

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Sharif says demanding a consensus on Musharraf case equal to defending him


August 10th, 2009 - 11:20 am ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.10 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif has criticized the PPP-led federal government for insisting on a consensus prior to registering a high treason case against former president ... Read more...

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Pak parliamentarians demand blasphemy law amendment to prevent misuse


August 8th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 8 (ANI): Condemning the anti-Christian riots of Gojra, Pakistani parliamentarians have demanded amendments in the existing blasphemy law in a bid to minimise its misuse.Jamshaid Dasti of the PPP condemned ... Read more...

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My Grandmother Says This Is The End Of Me- Emraan Hashmi


August 6th, 2009 - 3:57 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
By Subhash K Jha Emraan Hashmi is not allowed to speak anymore. But his sms to his uncle and mentor Mahesh Bhatt says it all. "My grandmother wants to take me to an ... Read more...

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Only 2 out of 30,000 NGOs working for “suffering” Pak refugees in Bangladesh


July 4th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, July 4 (ANI): Only two out of 30,000 Bangladeshi non-governmental organisations are working for the welfare of the Pakistani refugees living in 66 camps in that country, it has been claimed.Addressing ... Read more...

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Surat police seek narco analysis of rape accused


June 20th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Surat, June 20 (IANS) Police in Surat are awaiting clearance from a fast track court here for narco analysis of the three accused of raping a 17-year-old girl here June 12. The test ... Read more...

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Concerns over first flick on Mumbai attack suspect Kasab’s true story


June 10th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Bollywood is all set to release the first film based on the Mumbai terror attacks, but not everybody thinks it's just to showcase the horrific events while the ... Read more...

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Heated debate expected in Pak NA over transit trade deal allowing concessions for India


May 10th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 10 (ANI): The issue of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Pakistan and Afghanistan on transit trade is likely to generate a hot debate in the Pakistan National Assembly's ... Read more...

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Pakistani resolution asking US to send envoy to Kashmir put down


February 1st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.1 (ANI): A top official of the Pakistan Foreign Office has put aside a resolution moved in the National Assembly, asking the US President Barack Obama to appoint an envoy ... Read more...

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Pakistani government scuppers move to seek US envoy for Kashmir


February 1st, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) In what could be a significant pointer to the future of sub-continental ties, the Pakistani government has blocked a parliamentary resolution seeking a special US envoy for Kashmir.What ... Read more...

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Mumbai Attack: India shares evidence with China, rules out joint probe with Pak


January 5th, 2009 - 9:12 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.5 (ANI): India on Monday ruled out the possibility of conducting a joint probe with Pakistan over evidence on the Mumbai attacks. Addressing a press conference here after a meeting ... Read more...

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