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Presidential run-up more damaging for BJP than Congress (Comment)


June 23rd, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
The convoluted course which the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) followed before choosing Purno Sangma as its presidential candidate has not only exposed the fissures at its top but may have ... Read more...

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Maintenance laws misused by greedy: Court (Lead)


June 21st, 2012 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The maintenance laws are "designed to help the needy and not the greedy", the Delhi High Court has said while expressing displeasure at the misuse ... Read more...

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Maintenance laws misused by greedy: Court


June 21st, 2012 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) The maintenance laws are "designed to help the needy and not the greedy", the Delhi High Court has said while expressing displeasure at the misuse ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s blasphemy laws misused: Daily


February 1st, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan's blasphemy laws are not only being misused as a "weapon against minorities" but also being used to settle personal scores amongst Muslims or grab property, ... Read more...

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Ex-Mayawati aide claims threat from minister


November 19th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 19 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, once considered close to Chief Minister Mayawati, Saturday accused a state minister and two bureaucrats of conspiring ... Read more...

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Sibal says no favours granted to Reliance Communications (Lead)


July 8th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Communications and IT Minister Kapil Sibal Friday denied any favours were granted to Reliance Communications on the quantum of penalty on service quality and expressed ... Read more...

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Gujarat judge declines to hear cop’s plea


July 4th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, July 4 (IANS) A judge of the Gujarat High Court Monday refused to take up a petition of Gujarat Police officer Kuldeep Sharma, seeking quashing of a nine-year-old ... Read more...

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Gujarat cop moves court against nine years old case


June 23rd, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, June 23 (IANS) Gujarat Police officer Kuldeep Sharma Thursday approached the Gujarat High Court with a plea to quash a nine years old case in which an ... Read more...

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Teacher held for posing as Maoist extorting Rs.2 crore


May 14th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, May 14 (IANS) A government school teacher in Chhattisgarh who wanted to get even with his neighbour made extortion calls posing as a Maoist commander to several people using ... Read more...

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Need to revisit blasphemy laws: Pakistani politician


April 21st, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Treading a cautious line on the controversial laws that make blasphemy a capital crime in Pakistan, Asfandyar Wali Khan, a top leader of the ruling ... Read more...

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Teacher sends legal notice to students over complaint


April 10th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, April 10 (IANS) A Panjab University (PU) history teacher has issued a legal notice to 17 students of his department asking them to take back their complaint filed against ... Read more...

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PCB must give ‘legend’ Akhtar proud exit after denying him ’swansong’ against India


April 9th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 9(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board, which deprived the now-retired legendary pacer Shoaib Akhtar of an opportunity to play his swansong in the 2011 World Cup semifinal clash against India, ... Read more...

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Peace Mumbai, Indian Muslim intellectuals condemn Taseer’s killing


January 9th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Jan 9 (ANI): 'Peace Mumbai' activists and Indian Muslim intellectuals have strongly condemned the brutal assassination of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer and expressed their apprehensions over growing religious intolerance in Pakistan. ... Read more...

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Peace Mumbai condemns Salman Taseer killing


January 8th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 8 (IANS) India-Pakistan friendship activists here Saturday strongly condemned the assassination of Salman Taseer, governor of Pakistan's Punjab Province. In a statement, Peace Mumbai said: "Taseer was shot dead by ... Read more...

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Pak wishes to see Mumbai terror attack culprits punished: Qureshi


November 27th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Multan, Nov 27 (ANI): Pakistan strongly condemns the Mumbai terror attack, and wishes to see the culprits involved in the incident punished, Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi said on Friday.Qureshi made ... Read more...

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RSS to stage nationwide protest rallies Wednesday


November 7th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will Wednesday stage rallies in defence of one of its leaders involved in the Ajmer blast case and against what it termed ... Read more...

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Panjab University resembles fortress ahead of student polls


September 1st, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 1 (IANS) The sprawling 533 acre Panjab University (PU) campus here resembles a fortress with heavy security ahead of the Sep 3 students' council elections that have a ... Read more...

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PCB boss Butt behind Younis’ exclusion from England tour : Mohsin


June 25th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, June 25 (ANI): Pakistan cricket chief selector Mohsin Khan has revealed that the selection committee did not consider former skipper Younis Khan's name for the upcoming Test tour to England, as ... Read more...

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Woman arrested for sending lewd messages to former boss


May 25th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, May 25 (IANS) The cyber crime cell of Chandigarh police has arrested a 22-year-old woman for sending vulgar text messages to her former female employer, police sources said Tuesday. According to the ... Read more...

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EU Parliament slams Pak blasphemy laws that condone ‘murder’ of minorities


May 21st, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Strasbourg, France, May 21 (ANI): The EU Parliament has slammed Pakistan for its totalitarian 'blasphemy' laws, which the Parliament feels, can be easily abused, and have "led to an increase of ... Read more...

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Ex-Pak Military Intelligence DG in dock for many crimes


April 26th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 26(ANI): Pakistan politicians have urged the government to start an investigation against former Military Intelligence Director General, Major General Nadeem Ejaz, who has been accused of a number of ... Read more...

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Himachal legislator booked for intimidating official


April 5th, 2010 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 5 (IANS) A Congress legislator from Himachal Pradesh was booked Monday for intimidating a government official, police said. "Congress legislator Subhash Chand Manglate from Chopal in Shimla district was booked ... Read more...

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Human rights situation unsatisfactory in Pakistan: HRCP


December 19th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 19(ANI): Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) Secretary General I.A. Rehman has said that despite Pakistan being a signatory to the Universal Human Rights Declaration (UDHR), the situation regarding human ... Read more...

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Probe against me Mayawati’s vendetta: Congress MP


November 15th, 2009 - 11:00 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) Congress parliamentarian P.L.Punia Sunday charged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati with misusing her official position to set up probe against him and aid it was a "political vendetta" ... Read more...

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Political activity picks up in Himachal ahead of bypolls


September 26th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 26 (IANS) Political activity in Himachal Pradesh has picked up ahead of by-elections to two assembly seats. The two main political parties in the state - the ruling Bharatiya Janata ... Read more...

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Pak Army’s plans to use private militia against Taliban may backfire: Report


September 18th, 2009 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep.18 (ANI): The Pakistan Army's initiative to sponsor local militias, or the lashkars, as they are commonly known, may have been working in its favour against the Taliban, however some ... Read more...

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Himachal government being vindictive: Virbhadra


August 25th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 25 (IANS) Union Steel Minister Virbhadra Singh Tuesday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Himachal Pradesh was registering false corruption cases against him and his wife ... Read more...

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Pak Christians shut schools in Gojra following killings


August 3rd, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.3 (ANI): The Christian community in the town of Gojra has closed all schools and colleges in the area for three days as a mark of respect for the eight persons ... Read more...

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Center urges Mayawati to avoid personal vendetta


July 16th, 2009 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi July 16 (ANI): The Congress Party and UPA Government at the center has urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati to avoid settling political and personal scores through the through the ... Read more...

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Taliban demands six million rupees as ‘Jaziya’ from Hindus in NWFP


June 28th, 2009 - 12:03 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 28 (ANI): The Taliban has demanded six million rupees as 'Jaziya' from Hindus residing in the Battagram district of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).According to sources, an unidentified ... Read more...

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Alam rubbishes media reports on Pakistan cricketers


May 11th, 2009 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Omar Khalid Karachi, May 11 (IANS) Pakistan coach Intikhab Alam has slammed the media for reporting the presence of female visitors in the players' hotel rooms in UAE, saying they were cricketers' ... Read more...

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Indian tail wags in Wellington to post respectable 375 for nine on day one


April 3rd, 2009 - 3:58 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr.3 (ANI): India finished the first day of the third Test match here at a respectable 375 for nine, after slumping to 190 for five at tea with the entire ... Read more...

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Now, Pak lawmakers using Taliban to settle score with ministers!


March 13th, 2009 - 3:09 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 13 (ANI): Not only are common people going to seek the Talibans help against powerful elements in their respective areas, but Pakistani lawmakers are also now threatening their colleagues ... Read more...

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Sacked Nirmala Venkatesh joins BJP


March 5th, 2009 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
Bangalore, Mar 5 (ANI): Former National Commission for Women (NCW) member Nirmala Venkatesh, who on Monday had criticised the government for sacking her over the Mangalore pub attack probe, joined the ... Read more...

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Somnath Chatterjee criticises the inner rivalry in Election Commission


February 4th, 2009 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 4 (ANI): Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee expressed his agitation over the inner rivalry in the Election Commission by criticising Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami''s repeated insistence on ... Read more...

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