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World Twenty20: Afghanistan opt to field against England


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 21 (IANS) Afghanistan captain Nawroz Mangal won the toss and opted to field against defending champions England in a group A match of the World Twent20 cricket tournament ... Read more...

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World T20 Scoreboard: India vs Afghanistan


September 20th, 2012 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 19 (IANS) Scoreboard of the World Twenty20 match between India and Afghanistan at the R.Premedasa Stadium here Wednesday.India: Gautam Gambhir b Shapoor Zadran 10 Virender Sehwag c Mohammad Shahzad b Shapoor ... Read more...

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IAS officer suspended in Punjab over land deal


May 8th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 8 (IANS) The Punjab government Tuesday ordered suspension of a senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and five revenue department officials in connection with a controversial land deal ... Read more...

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Indian Army soldier sets power hang gliding record


February 17th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier Friday entered the Limca Book of Records by flying 350-km non-stop in a powered hang glider from Bikaner to Sanderav in ... Read more...

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Saba Pataudi becomes first woman patron of Waqf properties


October 2nd, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 2 (IANS) Saba, the elder daughter of the late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, has become the first woman to head the Awqaf-e-Shahi, becoming the patron of Waqf properties ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics weigh against music, buffets at marriages


September 12th, 2011 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 12 (IANS) Up in arms against music and buffet meals at Muslim marriages, a group of Islamic clerics have announced they would not conduct a "nikaah" (wedding ceremony) ... Read more...

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Hina’s visit works wonders: Pakistani diplomats


July 28th, 2011 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 28 (IANS) The first-ever visit of new Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar to India has been most successful with New Delhi seeming willing to talk on several ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics hail Osama killing


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) Leading Islamic clerics here Monday hailed the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan as a "major blow to terrorism."Lucknow's Naib Imam Maulana ... Read more...

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Lucknow Maulana issues fatwa against female foeticide


April 20th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Alarmed by the latest census report confirming a steep fall in the male-female ratio in Uttar Pradesh - India's most populous state - a leading cleric ... Read more...

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US offers 5-mn-dollar reward for information on HUJI commander Ilyas Kashmiri


April 7th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7(ANI): The United States is offering five million dollars as reward money for information leading to the location of Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, the commander of Al Qaida-supporting terrorist organization Harakat-ul-Jihad ... Read more...

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Lucknow clerics condemn Afridi’s remarks


April 5th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Muslim clerics here have taken strong exception to Pakistani cricket skipper Shahid Afridi's remark about his countrymen being "more large-hearted" than Indians, terming him a ... Read more...

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Defence tribunal raps government, seeks civil contempt powers


January 30th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 30 (IANS) The armed forces tribunal (AFT) has sought "civil contempt powers" to pull up the defence ministry for not implementing its orders.Expressing "helplessness" over getting its directions executed, ... Read more...

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Muslims offer special prayers for favourable verdict on Ayodhya land dispute case


September 25th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Padmanabhan SubramaniamFaizabad, Sep. 25 (ANI): Members of the Muslim community here offered special prayers for a favourable verdict on Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.This special congregation on the occasion of Friday prayers was ... Read more...

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Cloudburst damages Kullu houses, roads


August 23rd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Prem ThakurKullu, Aug 23 (ANI): A cloudburst over Tharaman village in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district caused a flashflood, damaging several houses and roads in the region."At around 3.30 a.m. there was ... Read more...

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Board to regulate madrassa education planned


August 9th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is all set to create its independent education board to institutionalize and modernize madrassa education in the country. Lucknow's Naib ... Read more...

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Swat Taliban chief Fazlullah among 50 terrorists declared absconders


July 23rd, 2010 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Swat, July 23 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) Swat chapter chief Mullah Fazlullah is among the 50 terrorists declared absconders by a special anti-terrorism court in Swat.The Special Court of ... Read more...

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Top three of Bangladesh religious party arrested


June 29th, 2010 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 29 (IANS) Three top officials of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), the country's largest Islamist party, were arrested Tuesday on charges of hurting Muslim religious sentiments. JeI's ameer (chief) Maulana Motiur Rahman ... Read more...

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Haryana cop, revenue official held for arson attack


May 2nd, 2010 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hisar (Haryana), May 2 (IANS) A policeman and a revenue official were arrested Sunday in Haryana's Hisar district for the arson attack on Dalit houses in Mirchpur village last month, in ... Read more...

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Mullahs frown at Sania-Shoaib pre-marriage ‘proximity’


April 9th, 2010 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Indian tennis star Sania Mirza's "physical proximity" with her fiance Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik has come in for strong disapproval from the Islamic clergy. The Lucknow-based Darul-Uloom Nadwatul-Ulama and ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics oppose women’s reservation


March 11th, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Not only certain political parties, but even some influential Islamic scholars and clerics are strongly opposed to the women's reservation bill. Their opposition seems to stem from the fact ... Read more...

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Islamic clerics fume at ‘Abdullah’s anti-burqa’ views


February 9th, 2010 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 9 (IANS) Leading Islamic clerics have taken strong exception to union minister Farooq Abdullah's reported views against Muslim women wearing the burqa. Several maulanas in Lucknow and some well known scholars ... Read more...

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Hindus, Christians being given lowest of low jobs in Pak govt. departments


December 26th, 2009 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec. 26 (ANI): Following the Pakistan Government's announcement to give five percent job reservation to minorities in all government departments, it has been revealed that Hindus and Christians continue to face ... Read more...

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Revenue officials’ strike continues in Madhya Pradesh


October 29th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Oct 29 (IANS) Revenue officials in Madhya Pradesh continued to strike work for the fifth day Thursday to protest the arrest of a land revenue official in an alleged land scam. Narendra ... Read more...

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Pak religious party to hold referendum against Kerry-Lugar Bill


October 20th, 2009 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Oct. 20 (ANI): Pakistani religious party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) has decided to hold a referendum on Kerry-Lugar Bill on October 23, saying that the masses will not tolerate the government favouring anti-Pakistan ... Read more...

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Jamaat team meets Holbrooke, expresses concern over US embassy expansion


August 19th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.19 (ANI): A Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) delegation met with US Special Envoy for Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke on Tuesday and conveyed the party's concerns over the expansion in the US ... Read more...

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Muslim board to discuss Liberhan report July 12


July 1st, 2009 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 1 (IANS) The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Wednesday said its members would discuss the Babri Masjid probe report in its executive body meet at Kozhikode July ... Read more...

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Mullah Fazlullah not killed yet, admit top Pak security officials


May 29th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 29 (ANI): A day after the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain claimed that Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a military operation ... Read more...

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Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah killed, claims NWFP minister


May 28th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 28 (ANI): Pakistan has claimed that Swat Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a military operation being carried out in the Swat Valley.Announcing a whopping four million ... Read more...

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Pakistan offers cash reward for information on Taliban militants


May 28th, 2009 - 6:25 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) The government in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) has announced cash rewards worth millions of rupees for information leading to the arrests of 21 feared Taliban ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban warns lawyers against appearing in ‘un-Islamic’ courts


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr 22 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has warned Shangla district lawyers of serious consequences if they continued to appear in un-Islamic courts (civil and district courts) from Wednesday."Lawyers ... Read more...

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Was Nafisa hijacked by Amar from Congress fold? (Lead)


April 5th, 2009 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh ensured that actress-turned-social activist Nafisa Ali left the Congress and joined his party to contest from the Lucknow constituency, according to ... Read more...

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President confers gallantry and distinguished service awards


March 19th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 19 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Thursday conferred six Kirti Chakras and 17 Shaurya Chakras to serving armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous gallantry, indomitable courage and extreme ... Read more...

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Punjab police busts ISI spy network


March 18th, 2009 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 18 (IANS) The Punjab police Wednesday claimed that it had busted a spy network in the state being run by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Four alleged spies, all residents of different ... Read more...

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Army man beats world champion Gagan Narang to win shooting gold


January 7th, 2009 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 7 (ANI): Naib Subedar Surendra Singh Rathod of the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) bagged the first individual gold medal at the 52nd National Shooting Championship by defeating his ... Read more...

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We should not go soft on terror, it has no religion: Muslim cleric


December 1st, 2008 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Going soft on terror will not make Muslims happy as the perpetrators of such acts do not segregate their targets by religion, the cleric who heads Lucknow's oldest ... Read more...

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