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Yunus fears government is taking over Grameen Bank (Lead)


August 2nd, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 2 (IANS) Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus Thursday expressed shock at the Bangladesh government's attempt to cut the powers of the Grameen Bank's board and giving more authority to ... Read more...

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Army doesn’t have answers to Pakistan’s problems: Daily


July 14th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 14 (IANS) An unprecedented public consensus in the country is that the army "does not have the answers to Pakistan's problems" and should stay out of governance ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to fund Padma bridge project


July 9th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 9 (IANS) Bangladesh Monday decided to construct a $3 billion bridge over the Padma river with its own funds after the World Bank cancelled its loan to ... Read more...

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Retired Indian Army officer to get Bangladesh award


June 25th, 2012 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 25 (IANS) A retired Indian Army officer will be honoured by the Bangladeshi government for saving Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and a few of her family members ... Read more...

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World Bank to give $120 mn to Bangladesh


May 22nd, 2011 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, May 22 (IANS) Bangladesh Sunday signed a $120 million credit agreement with the World Bank to facilitate investments to set up special economic zones in the country, Xinhua reported.Economic ... Read more...

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Top ISI official provided content for Benazir murder press conference


March 15th, 2011 - 11:44 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 15(ANI): The material for the press conference that was held a day after the assassination of former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto was provided by a high ranking Inter-Services ... Read more...

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“We know at whose house Benazir murder plot was hatched”: Malik


March 13th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
London, Mar 13(ANI): Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that he knows where the plot to assassinate former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto was hatched."We know at whose house the murder ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif “author of Islamic radicalism” in Afghanistan: Spanta


December 4th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec 4(ANI): Former Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta is reported to have described former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as "the author of Islamic radicalism".A diplomatic cable released by ... Read more...

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Nawaz ‘disappointed’ Saudis by violating promise of abstaining from politics: WikiLeaks


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 3 (ANI): During his exile, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had promised the Saudis not to engage in any political activity, but he violated his commitment much to ... Read more...

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What’s in a name? Ask Musharraf and Pir Pagara!


September 21st, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Sept 21 (ANI): The formation of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the new faction emerging from the merger of PML-Q and PML-F, under the leadership of Pir Pagara, is likely ... Read more...

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Bangladesh gets $1 bn loan from India


August 7th, 2010 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 7 (IANS) Bangladesh Saturday inked a $1 billion loan agreement with India to finance several projects in the country. The line of credit will be utilised for implementation of ... Read more...

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Brit Muslim leaders ‘failing to tackle extremism’: Oxford academic


March 31st, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 31(ANI): A University of Oxford academic has criticized Muslim leaders in Britain for not doing enough to tackle extremism.Nick Chatrath, a researcher at Oxford's Faculty of Oriental Studies, claims ... Read more...

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Hizbul Mujahideen militant killed in Awantipora


March 21st, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), Mar 21 (ANI): Security forces gunned down a district commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen terror outfit in a fierce gun battle that continued for hours between the two ... Read more...

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Dhaka keen to attract more Indian, Chinese funds


March 13th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 13 (IANS) Bangladesh has decided not to bargain with foreign lenders for lowering loan interest rates in a bid to attract funds from India, China, South Korea and others ... Read more...

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Imran Khan: A journey from playboy to passionate politician


January 22nd, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 22 (ANI): Few could have predicted that former playboy cricketer Imran Khan who vanished from the international party scene after his marriage to heiress Jemima Goldsmith in 1995, would ... Read more...

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Pakistan government seeks ban on A.Q. Khan’s free movement


January 19th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, Jan 19 (IANS) The Pakistani government Tuesday sought a ban on the free movement of Abdul Qadeer Khan, who mentored the country's nuclear programme and was then accused of proliferating ... Read more...

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PAC supports idea of making Pak Army’s financial records public


November 22nd, 2009 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.22 (ANI): Pakistan's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has backed the idea of making Army's financial records public.PAC chairman Chaudhry Nisar Ali said country's armed forces 'represents a reliable institution whose ... Read more...

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Imran asks PML-N to give up its two-faced policies


November 9th, 2009 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 9 (ANI): Former cricketer and Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan, has criticised PML-N leadership for playing a double game with the nation, and urged the opposition to give ... Read more...

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We’ve not diluted India’s position on Pak: Manmohan Singh


July 29th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has reiterated in Lok Sabha that India will not hold any talks with Pakistan unless the neighbouring country stops allowing its ... Read more...

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PML-N asks govt. to try Musharraf for Bhutto’s assassination


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun. 3 (ANI): Alleging that the former President General Prevez Musharraf was responsible for former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has urged the government to ... Read more...

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ATC extends judicial remand of Mumbai attack suspect by six more days


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Apr.23 (ANI): An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has extended the judicial remand of one of the Mumbai terror attack suspect Shahid Jamil Riaz by six days.Riaz, a Laskar-e-Taiyaba (LeT) operative, has been ... Read more...

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‘Sleepless nights for Zardari, Musharraf’


March 19th, 2009 - 6:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 19 (IANS) For once, both Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and his predecessor seem to be in the same boat, spending sleepless nights over the reinstatement Saturday of sacked ... Read more...

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World press forum slams Zardari for gagging media


March 15th, 2009 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, March 15 (IANS) The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has condemned Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari for imposing a ban on certain media organisations, accusing him of "intolerable interference" in press ... Read more...

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Pakistan in grip of opportunist judges, generals: Sharif


March 4th, 2009 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 4 (IANS) Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif Wednesday said the country is presently being ruled by "opportunist judges and generals", a media report said. Addressing a national conference on restoration ... Read more...

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Pakistans sovereignty linked to success of lawyers movement: Sharif


February 21st, 2009 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb.21 (ANI): Extending his full support to the lawyers protest scheduled for March 16, former Pakistan Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has said that Pakistans sovereignty was linked ... Read more...

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Musharrafs camp office spent Rs.161.41 million in six years


January 27th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 27 (ANI): Pakistans former President Pervez Musharrafs camp office spent Rs.161.41 million from September 2, 2002 till his resignation in 2008, said the minister in charge of the Presidents ... Read more...

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Musharrafs 32 visits to Pak Punjab cost taxpayers Rs.281 million


January 21st, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 21 (ANI): A hefty amount of Rs 281 million from the funds of district governments was spent on former president Pervez Musharrafs 32 visits to Pakistans Punjab province during ... Read more...

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Pakistan’’s National Security Advisor meets Pranab Mukherjee


October 14th, 2008 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Pakistan National Security Advisor (NSA) Mahmud Ali Durrani who is on a five-day visit to India with an agenda focused on promoting friendship between the two ... Read more...

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Pakistanis declare war on Bushs war-on-terror in public loos!


September 19th, 2008 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi , Sept 19 (ANI): The inside walls of toilets in Rawalpindi , be they in the universities, government offices, bus stands or airports, have become a platform for venting anti-US ... Read more...

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Foreign diplomats keenly watching Musharrafs impeachment process


August 12th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Aug 12 (ANI): Foreign diplomats posted in Islamabad have said that the ongoing development in Islamabad (Musharrafs impeachment) was an internal matter of Pakistan and that their respective countries ... Read more...

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Nawaz-Zardari make-or-break talks described successful


August 7th, 2008 - 10:55 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 7 (ANI): The conclusive make-or-break talks between PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif ended on a positive note in the wee hours of morning today, ... Read more...

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Delhi jeweller accuses servant of acid attack, robbery


August 2nd, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) A 45-year-old jeweller Saturday accused his former servant of throwing acid on him and looting 130 grams of gold from his shop in the Paharganj area of ... Read more...

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After Gilanis flop visit, US decides not to take the PM seriously, says Pak paper


August 1st, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 1 (ANI): After Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis first US visit, American think tanks, lobbyists, Congressmen, retired diplomats and bureaucrats are said to be a disappointed lot, and ... Read more...

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Time magazine dubs Gilani govt too weak to act


July 30th, 2008 - 11:04 am ICT by ANI
Washington , July 30 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilanis coalition government seems to be too weak to act as the country is seen grappling with internal disputes, and is ... Read more...

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PPP, PML-N leaders pessimistic about coalitions future


July 21st, 2008 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 21 (ANI): Some leaders of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz have admitted that the alliance is becoming more dysfunctional and wobbly with each passing ... Read more...

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