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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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‘Memo panel didn’t declare Haqqani a traitor’


July 13th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 13 (IANS) The Pakistan Supreme Court clarified has that the Memo Commission did not declare Hussain Haqqani, former ambassador to the US, a traitor, reported Daily Times Friday.Haqqani ... 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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Urdu poet’s film shown in India after 53 years


January 12th, 2012 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 12 (IANS) "Jago Hua Savera", Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz's first film as a writer which was released in Pakistan in 1958, was shown for the first time ... Read more...

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Family waits for report on Pakistani journalist’s killing


November 30th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Nov 30 (IANS/AKI) An investigative report on the murder of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad is not likely be released as planned in November, said Shahzad's brother-in-law Hamza Amer."The ... Read more...

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Kashmir’s green cover halved in 30 years


October 9th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Oct 9 (IANS) Increasing cattle, movement of security forces, construction of new highways and roads and illegal felling -- all these factors have led to a 50 percent degradation ... Read more...

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Nepali national held for ISI links


June 5th, 2011 - 11:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 5 (IANS) A Nepali national working for an agent of Pakistan's spy agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) for circulating counterfeit currency notes in India has been arrested in Uttar ... Read more...

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Pak provincial minister says suicide bombers being sold like commodities


April 28th, 2011 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, April 28(ANI): Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain has said that suicide bombers are being sold like a commodity, and that it has become a profitable business."A suicide bomber can ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan panel for quick verification of prisoners


April 22nd, 2011 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The India-Pakistan judicial commission on prisoners has suggested that the two countries immediately facilitate the nationality verification process of citizens in each other's jails who ... Read more...

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Pak SC judge writes dissenting note in Mukhtaran Mai gangrape case


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 22(ANI): A Pakistan Supreme Court judge, who was part of three-member bench that acquitted five of the six accused in the Mukhtaran Mai gangrape case on Thursday, has written a ... Read more...

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Zardari ‘pressurised’ Punjab Govt. to declare Davis enjoyed diplomatic immunity: CM


February 18th, 2011 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 18(ANI): Pakistan's Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has said that President Asif Ali Zardari and Interior Minister Rehman Malik wanted him to declare that double murder-accused US national ... Read more...

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Maoist slit contractor’s throat


February 3rd, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, Feb 3 (IANS) Maoist rebels killed a contractor by slitting his throat in Jharkhand's Chatra district Thursday, police said.Asraf Mian was abducted from his house in Giddhor area and his dead ... Read more...

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Six killed, eleven injured in post-election enmity


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Feb 3 (IANS) At least six people were killed and eleven injured in a clash between two groups over the panchayat elections in a village of Vidisha district, police said Thursday."The ... Read more...

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Polygamist in Pakistan thrashed by wives for planning 5th marriage


January 6th, 2011 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A man in Pakistan was beaten up by two of his wives for allegedly conducting a secret marriage with a fourth, and for planning to marry a fifth.According ... Read more...

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Pak National Assembly wants APC on ’sovereignty infringing’ drone attacks in country


December 29th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 29 (ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly members have demanded an all-parties conference (APC) to discuss the increasing number of drone attacks in the Tribal Areas by US forces, terming them an ... Read more...

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Maulana Azad varsity to open satellite campus in Srinagar


December 13th, 2010 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 13 (IANS) The Maulana Azad National Urdu University will open its satellite campus in Srinagar and start two women's polytechnic colleges in Jammu and Kashmir, a top official said here ... Read more...

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Crushing Afghan-based terrorists is US, NATO’s responsibility: KP minister


December 9th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec 9 (ANI): Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Minister for Information, Mian Iftikhar Hussain, has said that terrorists have had their roots in Afghanistan for the past thirty years, and now it is the responsibility ... Read more...

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Asfandyar rejects WikiLeaks reports of Kayani offering him presidency


December 5th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 5(ANI): Awami National Party (ANP) chief Asfandyar Wali Khan has dismissed whistle-blower website WikiLeaks' reports that said Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani had offered him to become the ... Read more...

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US blacklists Pak charity foundation as “alias” of banned terrorist group LeT


November 25th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): The United States has added Pakistan's Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a charity group closely associated with banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, to its official list of blacklisted terror organisations."On November ... Read more...

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US brands three LeT leaders as global terrorists


November 25th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Nov 25 (IANS) The United States has designated three top leaders of the Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), blamed for the Mumbai terrorist attacks, as global terrorists and ... Read more...

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Nawaz assures Zardari, Gilani that PML-N won’t dislodge Pak govt.


November 20th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 20 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani separately telephoned PML-N chief, Nawaz Sharif, and assured him that the government was sincerely striving ... Read more...

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Kashmir dispute between India-Pak continues to hold international relevance: Qureshi


November 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Nov 17 (ANI): Despite the US-India ties, the Kashmir issue continues to hold international relevance, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said.Speaking to media representatives after the Eidul Azha prayer ... Read more...

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Young man dies in police custody (Lead)


October 25th, 2010 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 25 (IANS) A 25-year-old man died in police custody in Tripura, triggering street protests by the Congress which demanded a high-level probe into the incident, officials said Monday.Hanif Mian ... Read more...

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Young man dies in Tripura police custody


October 25th, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, Oct 25 (IANS) A 25-year-old man died in police custody in Tripura, causing opposition Congress to put up road blockades and demand high-level probe, officials said Monday."Hanif Mian was found ... Read more...

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Muslim panel to appeal Ayodhya verdict but open to compromise (Third Lead)


October 16th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Saturday said it had decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Ayodhya verdict given by the Allahabad High ... Read more...

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Land dispute holds up construction of Power station in Ganderbal


October 13th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatGanderbal (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct.13 (ANI): People of Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district want the construction of the Wayil Power Receiving Station, which has been held up due to a ... Read more...

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Ayodhya vedict delay petition untenable: Sunni Central Wakf Board


September 27th, 2010 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The Sunni Central Wakf Board Monday said the petition by retired bureaucrat Ramesh Chandra Tripathi seeking the deferment of the Allahabad High Court's verdict in the Babri ... Read more...

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Geelani seeks Afzal Guru’s release before dialogue (Lead)


August 31st, 2010 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 31 (IANS) Hardline separatist leader Syed Ali Geelani Tuesday demanded the release of 45 prisoners, including parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, as one of the preconditions for a dialogue with ... Read more...

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‘Banned’ JuD brazenly collecting funds for flood relief in Lahore


August 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.27 (ANI): Even as the international community continues to voice concerns over the involvement of extremist groups in flood relief activities, banned terror groups such as the Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD) are openly ... Read more...

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt. shuts down flood relief camps of terror outfits


August 23rd, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Aug 23(ANI): The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has launched a crackdown against banned terror outfits, including Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD), which are carrying out relief activities in the flood-hit north western province of ... Read more...

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‘Impotent’ Pak Govt. powerless to stop ‘terror outfit’ JuD’s ‘charity’ rampage


August 22nd, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.22 (ANI): Mocking the ban imposed by the Pakistan government on it, the Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD), the charity wing of the dreaded terror group-Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is running relief camps in the flood-hit ... Read more...

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Seven killed in Pakistan suicide blast (Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 26 (IANS) Seven people, including three policemen, were killed and 20 others injured in a suicide bomb attack outside the house of a provincial minister in northwest Pakistan, a media ... Read more...

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Sit-ins, protests amid separatist shutdown in Kashmir (Lead)


July 15th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 15 (IANS) People came out in large numbers to stage sit-ins and protests at many places in this Jammu amd Kasmir summer capital Srinagar Thursday on the second day of ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits Kashmir Valley, Srinagar tense (Lead)


July 14th, 2010 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 14 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley shut down Wednesday in response to a call by separatists while curfew-like restrictions imposed by authorities in several areas hit life in Srinagar. A few ... Read more...

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Kashmir Bar Association calls for strike in courts till July 15.


July 13th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, July 13 (ANI): The lawyers of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association have called for a complete strike in courts from July 12 to July 15.This strike is in ... Read more...

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