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One dead in anti-Islam film protest in Pakistan


September 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was fatally shot while demonstrators set ablaze two cinema halls in Pakistan's Peshawar city during a protest against an anti-Islam film, police said.The demonstrators ... Read more...

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Three Pakistanis held for selling fake train tickets


August 3rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 3 (IANS) Three officers of the Pakistan Railways have been held for selling fake tickets worth Rs.19.5 million, a media report said.The fake train tickets were sold during ... Read more...

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1964 Olympics: India regain hockey supremacy (Sports Special)


July 13th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
The echoes of the 1960 Olympics defeat could be heard in Tokyo where the Indian hockey team was not expected to win, at least according to the Indian media that doubted ... Read more...

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Four jailed in Denmark for Mumbai-style terror plot


June 4th, 2012 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 4 (IANS) Four men were Monday sent to jail by a court in Denmark after they were found guilty of plotting a Mumbai-style terror attack on a Copenhagen-based ... Read more...

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Tusshar’s new avatar: Aggressive-funny gangster


May 1st, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) After playing a negative role in "The Dirty Picture", Tusshar Kapoor is set to be a bad boy again in "Shootout at Wadala". He plays ... Read more...

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Rustic flavour in ‘Ishaqzaade’ soundtrack (IANS Music Review)


April 15th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Film: 'Ishaqzaade'; Music Director: Amit Trivedi; Lyricist: Kausar Munir and Habib Faisal; Singers: Javed Ali, Shreya Ghoshal, Vishal Dadlani, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shalmali Kholgade, Suraj Jagan, Divya Kumar; Rating: ***The soundtrack of ... Read more...

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Islamabad court seeks official response in Lodhi sacking


January 18th, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) The Islamabad High Court Wednesday asked the government to submit a reply regarding the sacking of then defence secretary Lt. Gen. (retd) Naeem Khalid Lodhi.The ... Read more...

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Indian jailed for tampering with British court records


November 19th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) A 22-year-old Indian-origin man, who worked as a court clerk in Britain, has been jailed for taking bribes and tampering with records at the office where ... Read more...

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Eid celebrated in Delhi


August 31st, 2011 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims visited mosques across the capital Wednesday morning to celebrate the festival of Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of ... Read more...

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Three Pakistani ex-generals face probe for Rs.1.82 bn loss


July 2nd, 2011 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 2 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentary watchdog has formally held responsible three retired army generals for a loss of Rs.1.82 billion to the public exchequer, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Indonesian politician accused of watching porn in parliament


April 11th, 2011 - 8:20 am ICT by ANI
Jakarta (Indonesia), Apr. 11 (ANI): An Indonesian politician has been accused of watching porn on his tablet computer in parliament.Arifinto, who represents the conservative Islamic Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), was caught on ... Read more...

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Gene behind severe skin reaction to common epilepsy drug identified


March 24th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers have identified a gene responsible for severe skin reaction to a common epilepsy drug.Carbamazepine is commonly used to treat patients with epilepsy and other diseases such as ... Read more...

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Oprah Winfrey denies rumours she’ll host Cairo show


March 5th, 2011 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar 5 (ANI): Bedridden Oprah Winfrey has taken to Twitter to brush away rumours that that she's planning to host a live show in Cairo's Tahrir Square."In bed with flu ... Read more...

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Cricket tourney in Israel to mark India R’Day


January 27th, 2011 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Jan 27 (IANS) A cricket tournament for people of Indian origin was launched in Israel to mark India's 62nd Republic Day.The Republic Day was celebrated at the India House ... Read more...

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Indian diaspora award for New Zealand governor general, 13 others


January 9th, 2011 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Thirteen overseas Indians including New Zealand Governor General Anand Satyanand were Sunday named recipients of this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Samman for contributions to their countries of ... Read more...

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Terror bid at Pakistan parliament foiled, two arrested (Lead)


November 26th, 2010 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 26 (IANS) Pakistani security officials have arrested two suspected militants who were allegedly planning to carry out suicide attacks on the parliament building and a mosque in ... Read more...

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RAW was trying to kill off Pashto film industry, claims Pak director


November 16th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 16 (ANI): In an outrageous claim, a Pakistani film director has accused India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of "trying to kill off" the Pashto film industry."1980-1998 were very bad ... Read more...

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Clean sweep by TVS Girling in National Racing


August 28th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Coimbatore, Aug 28 (IANS) TVS Girling drivers swept the board with a 1-2-3 finish in the first race of the Formula LGB Swift class in the third round of the JK Tyre ... Read more...

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ISI spreads its net in the north-east region


July 26th, 2010 - 10:49 pm ICT by ANI
Agartala, July 26 (ANI): Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) is attempting to spread its network in the north east region , according to reports. It has been reported that ISI agents are now ... Read more...

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Regional cooperation essential to fight terrorism: Zardari


June 26th, 2010 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday stressed the importance of regional cooperation and trans-national linkages to wipe out the scourge of terrorism from the South Asian region. "It ... Read more...

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Terrorised by Taliban tribals scoff Pak Army’s ‘war is over’ claims


April 21st, 2010 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.21 (ANI): Local residents in Pakistan's tribal regions, where the Army had initiated an all out offensive against the Taliban and other extremist groups last year, are still living in ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

PCB to hear appeals of banned cricketers


March 15th, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, March 15 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday constituted a three-member committee to hear appeals of the players, banned and fined by the board earlier this month. The panel has three ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Balooch leaders rubbish Islamabad’s blame of India fomenting terror


November 7th, 2009 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorNew Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Dr Wahid Baloch, who is the head of Baloch society of North America has rubbished Pakistan's allegation that India is fuelling insurgency in Balochistan. ... Read more...

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Average Pakistani gets only 68 eggs in a year


October 13th, 2009 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) The average Pakistani gets 68 eggs in a year against 300 in developed countries, a seminar here was told Tuesday. Abdul Rehman, director of the Poultry Research Institute, said ... Read more...

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Most FATA lawmakers against military offensive in Waziristan


October 3rd, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Oct. 3 (ANI): Most FATA parliamentarians are against the prospect of the Pakistan Army launching an offensive against the Taliban in South Waziristan area.Fifteen of the 20 members of ... Read more...

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PCB under fire for its ‘ad-hocism’


August 19th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Aug.19 (ANI): An influential member of the Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) Governing Board, Dr Muhammad Ali Shah, has criticized the board for its unprofessional attitude terming it as 'ad-hocism'.Shah lambasted the ... Read more...

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India stay atop medals tally in South Asian shooting


July 9th, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) India continued their domination in the South Asian Shooting Championships in Bangladesh to stay atop the medals tally. India won six out of eight golds on the fourth ... Read more...

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UN expresses concern about Baloch leaders killings


April 10th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Apr.10 (ANI): The United Nations has expressed "serious concern" over the killing of three ethnic Baloch leaders that has sparked off riots in that Pakistani province.It called for an ... Read more...

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Pak police arrests mentally challenged man in connection with Lahore attack


March 5th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Mar.5 (ANI): Pakistani authorities have nabbed a burqa- clad man from the Cantt Railway Station here, in connection with the Lahore terror attack, but the suspect, reportedly was mentally handicapped. According ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pak Govt., armys concerted efforts needed to regain Swat: Experts


January 31st, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 31 (ANI): The civilian and military leadership should make concerted efforts to regain control of the Swat Valley from militants, various defence experts have said.Most participants at a discussion ... Read more...

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Shabab-e-Milli warns Pak hotels against allowing vulgar New Year celebrations


December 31st, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 31 (ANI): A wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami organisation, Shabab-e-Milli, has issued threats to the provincial administration and owners of five star hotels and restaurants in Karachi over New Year ... Read more...

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Pakistan claims to have arrested Indian spy (Lead)


December 25th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 25 (IANS) Pakistani authorities have claimed to have arrested an Indian spy who was allegedly involved in Wednesday's blast in Lahore that killed a woman and injured four others.An official ... Read more...

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Pashto filmmakers business thriving on vulgarity


December 16th, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 16 (ANI): Once upon a time cinema halls in Karachi used to show Pashto movies that depicted the Pakhtoon culture, but now the halls are thriving on movies with ... Read more...

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Fatwa banning yoga in Malaysia not yet in effect


November 25th, 2008 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 25 (ANI): Sultan of Selangor Sharafuddin Idris Shah has reportedly said that the decision by the National Fatwa Council to ban yoga was not in effect in the ... Read more...

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Uzbeks, Chechens fighting along Taliban in Pak


November 19th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
Khar, Nov 19 (ANI): Three tribal elders who yesterday escaped from Taliban captivity in Bajaur Agency, have claimed presence of a large number of foreigners, mostly Uzbeks, Chechens, in the Taliban ... Read more...

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