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Rohit Bal wants to dress up Riya Sen


August 20th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Aug 20 (IANS) Well-known designer Rohit Bal, known for his signature peacock and lotus motifs, wishes to dress up Riya Sen whom he describes as "the most beautiful face"."Riya ... Read more...

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Taliban threat from AfPak real: Air chief


April 28th, 2012 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 28 (IANS) Increasing Talibanisation of Pakistan and shifting of terror focus from AfPak region would pose a serious security threat to India in the next two years, ... Read more...

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Pakistan government indifferent to people, says Nawaz


September 16th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif Friday accused the Pakistan government of not being interested in ordinary people's problems at a time when the country is ... Read more...

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Heavy military presence for Pakistani Kashmir polls (Lead)


June 25th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) The disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani control will elect its new government Sunday when polling for the 41-member legislative assembly begins under ... Read more...

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LeT an enemy of Pakistan: Ghaffar Khan’s grandson


April 21st, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Asfandyar Wali Khan, grandson of legendary Pashtun leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and part of Pakistan's ruling coalition, said Thursday his country should not be ... Read more...

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Abdul Ghaffar Khan’s kin to visit India


April 20th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Afsandyar Wali Khan, a top leader of Pakistan's ruling coalition and grandson of legendary Pashtun leader Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, will be on a week-long ... Read more...

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Shobhaa De, Dalrymple offers sneak peek into new books


March 11th, 2011 - 8:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) Writer Shobhaa De Friday provided a sneak preview into her forthcoming "Sethji", her first novel in 15 years, at the Penguin Spring Fever festival ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights - 6


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday.* Earnings for 2010-11 set to exceed Rs.1 lakh crore.* Integrated suburban network ... Read more...

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Highlights of railway budget 2011-12


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Highlights of the railway budget for 2011-12 presented in the Lok Sabha Friday by Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee:* No increase in fares.* Earnings for 2010-11 set ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights - 5


February 25th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday.* Working expenditure during 2011-12 estimated at Rs.87,000 crore* Passing through a ... Read more...

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Railway budget highlights 4


February 25th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) More highlights from Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee's budget presented in the Lok Sabha Friday:* Upgraded class of air conditioned travel to be introduced shortly.* Anti-collision device, ... Read more...

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Cooks flown down from Lucknow for Imran’s wedding


January 5th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 5 (IANS) Bollywood actor Imran Khan's wedding is the first high profile wedding of the year and he is making sure that it is nothing less than perfect, so ... Read more...

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India has biggest stake in a successful Pakistan: Obama (Lead)


November 7th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Ruling out the US becoming part of India-Pakistan bilateral talks, President Barack Obama Sunday said India has "the biggest stake" in a successful and stable Pakistan."Obviously the ... Read more...

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ITC Maurya to welcome Obamas’ with shehnais and women dressed in lehengas


November 7th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.7 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and his wife and US First Lady Michelle Obama will get a classical and traditional welcome when they arrive at the ITC Maurya ... Read more...

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Nine students among 19 killed in Pakistan blast


September 6th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) At least 19 people, among them nine school children, were killed and 46 injured Monday in yet another suicide bombing in Pakistan, this time targeting ... Read more...

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India is one of the most terrorism-afflicted nations: US report


August 6th, 2010 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 6 (IANS) India remains one of the most terrorism-afflicted nations, facing as it does persistent and significant external threats from groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad in ... Read more...

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India faces significant threats from Pakistani terror groups: US


August 6th, 2010 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Facing persistent and significant external threats from groups including Pakistan based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad, and Harakat-ul-Jihad-i-Islami-Bangladesh, India remains one of the most terrorism afflicted ... Read more...

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NWFP, Pak Punjab flood death toll rises to 1400


August 3rd, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.3 (ANI): Floods in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) have so far claimed 1400 lives and left over three million people affected and stranded.UNICEF spokesman Abdul Sami Malik was quoted ... Read more...

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Amnesty International criticises Pak for gross human rights violations in NWFP


August 3rd, 2010 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug.3 (ANI): Amnesty International (AI), an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), has denounced the Pakistan government over its failure to check human rights violations and violence in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly the North ... Read more...

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Pak Army not involved in human rights violations in Malakand, says Army General


July 29th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, July 29(ANI): Peshawar Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Yasin has said that the Pakistan Army is not involved in any kind of human rights violations in the Malakand division of the ... Read more...

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The WikiLeaks expose: A wake up call for India


July 29th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
By Jaibans SinghNew Delhi, July 29 (ANI): The international flavour of the week seems to be the WikiLeaks expose of the documents concerning the operations against the Al Queda and its ... Read more...

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Pak Army gun down three suicide bombers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


July 20th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 20 (ANI): Pakistan security forces shot down three suicide bombers on Tuesday while they were trying to force their way into an army centre in Mardan, situated 60 kilometres ... Read more...

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Pak forces nab 85 terror suspects in raids across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa


July 10th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 10 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have claimed arresting at least 85 suspected terrorists during a combing operation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly North West Frontier Province-NWFP).According to the report, 24 ... Read more...

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Pakistan still backing anti-India terror groups: US study


June 21st, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 21 (IANS) The rising number of Pakistan linked terrorist plots in the United States largely stem from Islamabad's continued support to some anti-India extremist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba, ... Read more...

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US to provide $11 mn humanitarian assistance to Pakistan


June 19th, 2010 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) The US has pledged an additional $11.1 million in humanitarian assistance to Pakistan, the American embassy said Saturday. US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke said ... Read more...

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US gets access to ‘Rambo’ arrested in Pak while on mission to kill bin Laden


June 18th, 2010 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 18(ANI): US consular officials in Pakistan were allowed to meet the American construction worker, who was nabbed while on a solo mission to 'hunt' down and kill Al-Qaeda warlord Osama ... Read more...

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US seeks access to ‘Rambo’ arrested in Pak while on mission to kill bin Laden


June 17th, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jun.17 (ANI): The United States has formally asked Pakistan to grant access to the American construction worker, who was nabbed while on a solo mission to 'hunt' down and kill Al-Qaeda ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants combat choppers from US to take on Al Qaeda


June 16th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 16 (IANS) Pakistan is asking the US for attack helicopters and other heavy weaponry worth $2.5 billion to take the fight against terror into the mountains of the country's ... Read more...

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Strange story of decade-long kidnap of Pak-born UK girl


June 16th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 16 (IANS) British police are to probe strange claims of a Pakistani-born woman that she was forcibly kept in a slave labour camp in Pakistan for nearly a decade. Nahida Bi ... Read more...

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Now, five ’suicide bombers’ walk free in Pak over absence of ‘evidence’


June 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jun.10 (ANI): In yet another case of militants walking free in Pakistan due to lack of evidence against them, an anti terrorist court here has acquitted five persons accused in various ... Read more...

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Trial of 3,000 militants begin Aug 1 in Pakistan


June 9th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
Peshawar, June 9 (IANS) The trial will begin here Aug 1 of some 3,000 militants arrested during last year's military operations against the Taliban in Pakistan's restive northwest, a media report ... Read more...

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Become a terrorist in Pak and walk away scot-free in absence of official proof


June 4th, 2010 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Jun.4 (ANI): Besides illiteracy and poverty being some of the reasons behind young unemployed Pak youths falling prey to rabid Islamists' brainwashing into terror, it seems the near absence of convictions ... Read more...

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54 children injured as bus falls into ravine in Pakistan


May 31st, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Fifty-four school children were injured, five critically, when their bus plunged into a ravine Monday, police said. The students, aged between 11 and 16, were on a recreational trip ... Read more...

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Alleged Saudi millions flowing into Afghanistan through Pakistan


May 31st, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 31 (ANI): Millions of dollars of Saudi Arabian money continue flow into Afghanistan from Pakistan, claim members of the Afghan financial intelligence unit, FinTraca.The FinTraca further said this money in ... Read more...

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Taliban leader Fazlullah killed in Afghanistan: report


May 27th, 2010 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah has been killed in a clash with Afghan forces near the border, a media report said Thursday, quoting the Afghan border police. Fazlullah, who ... Read more...

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