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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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Take care of Hindus, says Pakistani daily


April 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 25 (IANS) A Supreme Court order that will enable married women of the Hindu community to obtain computerised national identity cards without any hitch is welcome, said a ... Read more...

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Pakistani Army offers to probe bus passengers’ killing


March 1st, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 1 (IANS) The Pakistani Army has offered to assist in the investigation into Tuesday's sectarian killing in which 18 bus passengers were shot dead on the Karakoram ... Read more...

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Pakistani transvestites get identity cards


January 26th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 26 (IANS) Transvestites in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city are getting computerised national identity cards following a fiat by the Supreme Court.The National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) has started issuing ... Read more...

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Pakistan begins verifying 81 mn voters


August 22nd, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Pakistan has begun a mammoth task to verify the electoral rolls of 81 million voters.The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) will carry out the verification of ... Read more...

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Kashmir terror outfit Hizbul Mujahedeen behind sheltering Osama in Abbottabad?


May 4th, 2011 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 4(ANI): There are indications emerging that Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was sheltered at the luxury compound in Abbottabad by Hizbul Mujahedeen- one of the militant groups that has ... Read more...

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Indian company behind Africa’s citizen ID project


April 11th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Madras Security Printers, an Indian company which specialises in security printing, is a known name in Africa. It is engaged in printing passports, visa ... Read more...

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Pak cracks down on illegal Afghan refugees


March 2nd, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Mar 2(ANI): The Pakistan Government has launched a nationwide crackdown on Afghan refugees residing illegally in the country. A deadline was given to them to submit their data to the Office ... Read more...

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Pakistani Hindu families demand bill on marriage registration


January 2nd, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 2(ANI): Families of the Scheduled Caste Hindus in Pakistan have demanded of the government that the Hindu Marriage Registration Bill should be passed by Parliament as early as possible.Women belonging ... Read more...

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90 per cent of over 52,000 prisoners in Pak’s Punjab province have no identity card!


November 8th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 8 (ANI): Out of more than 52,000 prisoners in Pakistan's Punjab province, only ten per cent possess identity cards, a survey conducted by an intelligence agency has revealed, according to ... Read more...

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Pak intelligence warns flood victims’ duplicate ID’s may be used by terrorists


August 21st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug.21 (ANI): Pakistani intelligence agencies have expressed fears over terrorists taking advantage of the duplicate Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC), which have been issued to thousands of flood victims.The National Database ... Read more...

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Over 300 hardliners have entered Lahore to stoke terror activities: Pak agencies


August 16th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Aug 16(ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have said that over 300 hardliners with links to terrorist groups have entered Lahore, acquiring houses in Afghan and Pakhtun populated localities.According to the agencies' ... Read more...

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16 die in Balochistan target killings (Lead)


August 14th, 2010 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 14 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed Saturday in two incidents of target killings in Pakistan's troubled Balochistan province.A bus carrying passengers from Punjab's capital Lahore ... Read more...

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Queen Elizabeth Delivers Her Austerity Speech In The House Of Lords


May 26th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri London, May 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The House Of The Lords on Tuesday witnessed the message of austerity being delivered by Queen Elizabeth II. In her austerity speech she underlined the ... Read more...

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Pakistani police bust man-eunuch wedding, 42 people arrested


May 25th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, May 25 (DPA) Police arrested a man for marrying a eunuch in northwestern Pakistan, officials said Tuesday. Malik Iqbal, in his late 40s, his 18-year-old partner Kashif, also known as Rani, ... Read more...

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Pak group calls for protection of persecuted Hindu scheduled castes in country


May 18th, 2010 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 18 (ANI): Lending a voice to the long-standing demand of the suppressed Hindu minorities, the Scheduled Caste Rights Movement (SCRM) has urged the government to table a parliamentary legislation in ... Read more...

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You are being counted… for your benefit


April 1st, 2010 - 6:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sarwar Kashani New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Over the next six months when officials visit you and seek details of your family, do cooperate. That is the message for the 120 ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to give ID-cards to citizens


January 28th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Bangladesh will issue national identity cards to its citizens on the basis of electoral data compiled during the last parliamentary elections, its top election official said here. ... Read more...

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London’s young residents to get identity cards


January 25th, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Jan 25 (IANS) Young residents of London are being offered identity cards aimed at easing travel across Europe and purchase of age-restricted goods such as alcohol, the British ... Read more...

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Presidential election campaign in Sri Lanka ends


January 24th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Jan 24 (DPA) Sri Lanka's presidential election campaign ended amid reports of violence, intimidation and irregularities ahead of the Jan 26 poll, police and election monitors said Sunday. The campaign for Tuesday's ... Read more...

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No proper procedure to help divorced Pak men to change their status in national IDs


December 20th, 2009 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec. 20 (ANI): Pakistan's National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) does not have a proper procedure for divorced individuals to have their Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) changed.According to reports, there is ... Read more...

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Taliban hand suspected behind Pak’s biggest ever bank robbery


December 15th, 2009 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec. 15 (ANI): Sunday's stunning bank robbery in which foreign currency equivalent to 311.2 million rupees were looted from the Allied Bank here, has left the security agencies worried, as ... Read more...

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Work on Census 2011, National Population Register (NPR) in progress: Chidambaram


December 1st, 2009 - 7:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.1 (ANI): Work is in progress on the National Population Register (NPR) and Census 2011.Revealing this on Tuesday, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said direct data collection for ... Read more...

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Eunuchs claim to being treated worse than animals in Pakistan


November 26th, 2009 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov 26 (ANI): Eunuchs in Pakistan have claimed that they are treated worse than animals in the country, highlighting that there is a Government department for wildlife and animals, but no ... Read more...

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Pak SC directs authorities to formulate policy regarding issuing I-cards to Hindus


November 24th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov.24 (ANI) : The Pakistan Supreme Court has asked the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to come up with a policy for the registration of Hindu couples for computerised national ... Read more...

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Unique identity cards to all citizens by 2011: Chidambaram


September 21st, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Sep 21 (ANI): Union Home Minister P Chidambaram said on Monday that the proposed unique multi-purpose national identity cards would be issued to all citizens of the country by 2011.Speaking to ... Read more...

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India will have a single anti terror network soon: Chidambaram


September 18th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 18 (ANI): Union Home Minister P.Chidambaram said here on Friday that, his ministry has initiated a project to bring all the over 16,000 police stations in the country under ... Read more...

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Census for unique ID cards will be complete next year: Chidambaram


September 18th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The government will complete the census survey across the country by next year for issuing the unique multi-purpose national identity cards for all citizens, Home Minister ... Read more...

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Govt. yet to decide on issuing ID cards in rest of the country


July 28th, 2009 - 11:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): The UPA Government on Tuesday said that it is yet to take a decision on issuing national Identity cards to usual residents in the country.Addressing the ... Read more...

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Boats’ registration imperative for maritime security: Minister


July 15th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) All fishing and non-fishing boats plying in Indian waters will be registered under a uniform system in a bid to secure the country's maritime borders and strengthen ... Read more...

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Nilekani quits Infosys, to head government project (Lead)


June 25th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 25 (IANS) Infosys Technologies co-chairman Nandan M. Nilekani, 54, has resigned from the top post and the company board following his appointment as chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority ... Read more...

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Dhaka to probe banks that brought in Dawood Ibrahim money


June 9th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, June 9 (IANS) Bangladesh police have said they will probe branches of a domestic bank and the multinational Western Union that received money sent from Pakistan by international mafia don Dawood ... Read more...

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Terrorists may strike Lahore again: Pak Intelligence


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 3 (ANI): The security has been tightened in Lahore following inputs from Pakistani intelligence agency suggested that terrorists could once again target the city.A comprehensive security plan has been ... Read more...

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Chidambaram says all Indians will have national identity cards


May 26th, 2009 - 9:07 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): To keep an eye on terrorists often mixing with common people, the Union Government has initiated an unique scheme to provide a multipurpose national identity number to ... Read more...

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National identity cards to be issued to all citizens: Chidambaram


May 26th, 2009 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): To keep an eye on terrorists often mixing with common people, the Union Government has initiated an unique scheme to provide a multipurpose national identity number to ... Read more...

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