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Pakistan summons top US diplomat over anti-Islam film


September 21st, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Friday summoned the US charge d'affaires Richard Hoagland to the foreign ministry and lodged a strong protest with him over a blasphemous video posted on ... Read more...

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No mobile service in 15 Pakistani cities for a day


September 21st, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Mobile phone services have been suspended in 15 Pakistani cities to prevent any adverse incident Friday when millions are expected to hit the streets to condemn ... Read more...

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IPTA to pay tribute to A.K.Hangal


August 26th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) Indian People's Theatre Association (IPTA) will pay tribute to the works of veteran actor A.K. Hangal, who started his acting journey with theatre, at a ceremony ... Read more...

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A.K.Hangal: Once an actor, always an actor (Obituary)


August 26th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 26 (IANS) He faced the cameras first when he was 50. At 96, he took to the fashion runway on a wheelchair. At 97, he gave ... Read more...

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Pakistani official sacked after polishing shoes in India


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Mohammad Khursheed Khan, a deputy attorney general in Peshawar, who aimed at creating inter-faith harmony by polishing shoes of worshippers at different temples and gurdwaras in ... Read more...

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School bombing by Taliban causes concern in Pakistan


July 25th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 25 (IANS) The bombing of schools by the Taliban shows that militancy is not under control, said a Pakistani daily which pointed out that a staggering 100 ... Read more...

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450,000 Pakistani kids die of malnutrition annually


July 15th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistani health experts have said an estimated 450,000 children die of malnutrition and other diseases every year in the country.Speaking during a two-day workshop, conducted by ... Read more...

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Run trains on time, says Pakistan PM (Lead)


July 5th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Late running of trains has become so endemic in Pakistan that an exasperated Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has called for punctuality in long-distance train services.These ... Read more...

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Run trains on time, directs Pakistani PM


July 5th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has directed the railway authorities to ensure smooth and punctual operation of long distance trains.The long distance trains run between Karachi-Peshawar, ... Read more...

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Untold stories, rare pictures in Dilip Kumar’s new biography


June 27th, 2012 - 10:19 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Uday Tara Nayar has written Dilip Kumar's biography, set to be launched on the legendary actor's 90th birthday in December. The author says the two-part book ... Read more...

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Pakistan puts curbs on foreigners (Lead)


June 25th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) Foreigners, including aid workers, visiting Pakistan's tribal areas bordering Afghanistan now have to take permission 12 days in advance.The guidelines were issued Sunday by the ... Read more...

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Pakistani man kills mother, brothers, himself


June 14th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) A man in Pakistan's northwestern city of Peshawar shot himself dead after killing his mother and two brothers following a family brawl, Geo News reported ... Read more...

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15 dead as dust storms lash Pakistan (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Strong dust storms lashed various parts of Pakistan Tuesday, killing at least 15 people, including five children, media reports said.Dozens of people were injured in various ... Read more...

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Fearing death, Pakistani doctor refuses to eat prison meals


June 3rd, 2012 - 1:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 3 (IANS) Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, has refused to eat meals provided by the jail authorities ... Read more...

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Pakistan government urged to shift Shakil Afridi from Peshawar


June 2nd, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) The chief minister of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province has urged the federal government to shift jailed Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi to any other place in the ... Read more...

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US military trainers’ have not come back: Pakistan


May 31st, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS) Pakistani military Thursday denied claims by American officials that a group of US military trainers have returned to the country several months after their departure following ... Read more...

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Doctor jailed for 30 years for helping US kill Osama


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Pakistani doctor Shakil Afridi, charged with treason for helping the US to kill Osama bin Laden, was Wednesday jailed for 30 years.The sentence was announced by ... Read more...

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10 Pakistanis deported from Greece


May 11th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Ten Pakistani nationals have been deported from Greece for illegally entering the country, a media report said Friday.The men, who had illegally crossed into Greece after ... Read more...

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Pakistani billionaire lawmaker fears for his life


May 8th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 8 (IANS) A Pakistani parliamentarian, who has declared assets worth a staggering Rs.32 billion, now fears that this disclosure "may even endanger" his life, a media report said ... Read more...

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18 killed in Pakistani bus ambush (Lead)


February 28th, 2012 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed Tuesday when gunmen hiding along the roadside, sprang out and peppered a passenger bus with bullets in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa ... Read more...

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Controversial run-outs unjustified: Dhoni


February 26th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 26 (IANS) India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has criticised the two run-out decisions that went against the team during the 10th match of the tri-series versus Australia ... Read more...

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Three Pakistani kids die in mortar shell blast


February 26th, 2012 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) Three siblings and a woman were killed when a mortar shell fell on their home in Pakistan's northwest, a media report said Sunday.Two women were also ... Read more...

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15 dead, over 30 hurt in Pakistan blast (Lead)


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 23 (IANS) At least 15 people, including two children, were killed and over 30 injured Thursday when a massive explosion ripped through a bus stop in Pakistan's northwestern ... Read more...

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American held in Pakistan


February 14th, 2012 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) An American was detained Tuesday at Pakistan's Peshawar airport for carrying a dozen bullets, officials said.Airport security personnel detained William Charles, reported Online news agency.About a ... Read more...

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Pakistan celebrates Milad-un-Nabi


February 5th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) People across Pakistan Sunday celebrated Milad-un-Nabi with fervour.The day began with special prayers for development, safety, peace and unity amongst the followers of Prophet Mohammed.Special ... Read more...

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Terror in Pakistan province: 1,400 dead in 2011


January 31st, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 31 (IANS) A total of 1,430 people, including 256 policemen and 227 soldiers, were killed in terrorist attacks last year in Pakistan's northwest Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, a government ... Read more...

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German arrested in Islamabad


January 27th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 27 (IANS) A German national was arrested Friday in the Pakistani capital for illegally staying in the country.Police carried out a raid Friday morning at the house where ... Read more...

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Fog disrupts traffic in Pakistan


January 17th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Traffic movement in several places in Pakistan was badly hit Tuesday after blinding fog reduced visibility to as low as zero metre.Several major roads in Khyber ... Read more...

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Taylor praises Clarke for putting team ahead of personal milestones


January 5th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) Former Australian captain Mark Taylor Thursday praised Michael Clarke for putting the team before his personal milestone during the second Test against India at the Sydney ... Read more...

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CNG crisis triggers violent protests in Pakistan (Lead)


January 2nd, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 2 (IANS) Violent protests erupted in several Pakistani cities Monday after compressed natural gas (CNG) stations were closed to protest the hike in price of the gas by ... Read more...

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NATO vehicles caused Rs.150 bn damage to Pakistan highways


December 29th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) Pakistan has calculated that vehicles carrying NATO supplies in containers caused damage worth Rs.150 billion to its highways over the past 10 years.Communications Minister Arbab Alamgir ... Read more...

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240 kg of hashish seized in Islamabad


December 21st, 2011 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 21 (IANS) Islamabad Police have seized 240 kg of hashish from a truck when it tried to enter the city.Senior Superintendent of Police Muhammad Yousuf Malik said Wednesday ... Read more...

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No Indian shows, so Pakistanis shun official TV channel


December 20th, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 20 (IANS) Pakistan's official TV channel's ratings have gone down as it cannot telecast Indian shows and news regarding Indian filmstars, admitted a top official.PTV managing director Yousuf ... Read more...

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42 Pakistanis deported from Turkey


December 16th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 16 (IANS) At least 42 Pakistani nationals deported from Turkey reached Pakistan Friday and were taken into custody, a media report said.Immigration officials from the Federal Investigation ... Read more...

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`Pakistan took bold decisions after NATO attack’


December 15th, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 15 (IANS) Pakistan took bold decisions after a NATO air strike left two dozen soldiers dead, said Interior Minister Rehman Malik.Malik Wednesday said in Peshawar that the government ... Read more...

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