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Good roads, railways vital for J&K;: Omar Abdullah


September 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 10 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Monday underlined the importance of good road and rail connectivity for "socio-economic development of the state".Inspecting the widening of ... Read more...

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4 killed, 14 hurt in Karachi suicide attack (Lead)


April 5th, 2012 - 8:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) A suicide bomber targetted a senior police official in Pakistan's Karachi city Thursday but killed at least four people, including two policemen, while injuring 14 ... Read more...

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Four killed in Karachi suicide attack


April 5th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (IANS) At least four people, including two policemen, were killed and 14 injured when a suicide bomber targeted a police official in Pakistan's port city of ... Read more...

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Dialogue important for peace in Baltistan: Malik


March 10th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 10 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has stressed the importance of dialogue to solve the deteriorating law and order situation in Gilgit- Baltistan, the Dawn News reported.Malik ... Read more...

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Devotees throng saint’s Dargah (With Images)


March 5th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 5 (IANS) Thousands of men, women and children gathered at the Khanyar shrine of Muslim saint and scholar Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani in summer capital Srinagar Monday to ... Read more...

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Pakistan Senate polls come under cloud, says daily


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) The transparency of Pakistan's Senate polls have come under question after "charges of horse-trading and vote-buying" marred Friday's elections, said a daily.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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Jharkhand terror suspect taken to Delhi (Second Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi/New Delhi/Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) A terror suspect, who was arrested in Jharkhand and on whose tip-off his two associates were arrested in the national capital, was handed over to ... Read more...

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Jharkhand terror suspect taken to Delhi (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, March 1 (IANS) A terror suspect, who was arrested in Jharkhand and on whose tip-off his two associates were arrested in the national capital, was handed over to Delhi ... Read more...

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Fresh snowfall likely in Kashmir Valley


February 18th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 18 (IANS) With fresh western disturbances (WD) approaching the Kashmir Valley, the weather office here Saturday forecast another spell of moderate to heavy snowfall beginning Monday."Another WD is ... Read more...

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Snowfall forecast in Kashmir in early February


January 31st, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 31 (IANS) Moderate to heavy snowfall has been forecast in the Kashmir Valley and the Ladakh region in the first week of February.A western disturbance is approaching Jammu ... Read more...

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Srinagar sees coldest night in 16 years, more snow expected (Lead)


January 14th, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 14 (IANS) The night temperature in Srinagar Saturday touched the lowest in 16 years at 7.8 degrees Celsius below the freezing point as intense cold gripped the valley, ... Read more...

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No power: Kashmir valley freezes in darkness


January 8th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 8 (IANS) The power situation in Kashmir Valley remained critical for the third day Sunday after two transmission lines got snapped, leaving the region plunged in darkness with ... Read more...

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US forecast of impending mega quake worries Kashmiris


December 10th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 10 (IANS) It is like the doomsday prophecy for the Kashmir Valley. Intense debate Saturday followed an American seismologist's predictions of a magnitude-9 earthquake.Local newspapers carried front page ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s ‘ghost’ schools worry donors


October 30th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 30 (IANS) The World Bank and the European Union have voiced concern over the existence of "ghost" and closed schools in Pakistan's Sindh province and absenteeism of teachers ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Tajikistan road to cost Rs.2 bn


October 19th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A road that would connect Pakistan with Tajikistan is estimated to cost Rs.2 billion.The proposed road between Gilgit-Baltistan and Tajikistan would open up new avenues ... Read more...

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Pakistan launches 4,500 MW dam project


October 19th, 2011 - 4:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Tuesday laid the foundation stone of a 4,500 MW hydro-electric dam project in the country's picturesque Gilgit-Baltistan region.The Diamir-Bhasha ... Read more...

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Pakistan seeks road connectivity to Central Asia


October 10th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS)Gilani said he will discuss the project with officials of the two countries during his upcoming visit to the SAARC summit in the Maldives next month.The project ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants road connectivity with Tajikistan


October 10th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 10 (IANS) Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he would take up the Pakistan-Tajikistan road project with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.Gilani was talking to Gilgit-Baltistan Governor ... Read more...

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Common man must not be troubled: Northern Command chief


September 26th, 2011 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 26 (IANS) The Indian Army's Northern Command chief has asked the troops deployed along the Line of Control between India and Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure ... Read more...

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USAID to give $155 mn for education in Pakistan


August 16th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 16 (IANS) The US government's aid agency USAID has pledged $155 million for enhancement of education in eastern Pakistan's Sindh province that is currently reeling under a ... Read more...

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Six killed in Karachi violence


July 24th, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 24 (IANS) Six people were killed and many injured in various firing incidents in different parts of Pakistan's Karachi city, Geo News reported late Saturday.Unidentified men opened fire ... Read more...

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Middle-aged widow raped in Haryana


June 25th, 2011 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ambala (Haryana), June 25 (IANS) A middle-aged widow was abducted and allegedly later raped by four unidentified youths in this Haryana district, police said Saturday."The victim and her son, residents ... Read more...

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Pakistan assemblies need `adults only’ sign for full house: Daily


June 21st, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 21 (IANS) Assemblies in Pakistan just need to "put up an `adults only` notice at the entrance and hope it will ensure a full house", said a leading ... Read more...

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20 sleeping pilgrims killed by truck in Gujarat (Lead)


June 9th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, June 9 (IANS) Twenty pilgrims were killed early Thursday near a Gujarat town when a truck ploughed into them while they were sleeping by the wayside, police said.The pilgrims ... Read more...

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Nomadic goatherds keep date with Kashmir meadows


June 2nd, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 2 (IANS) The annual tryst of the hardy, nomadic Bakarwals with the lofty Kashmir meadows has begun with thousands of sheep and goats being herded across the Pir ... Read more...

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Two LeT militants killed in J-K encounter


April 24th, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Army troops shot down two militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror oufit during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban District.According to reports, the two militants, who ... Read more...

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No flood threat in Kashmir Valley


April 19th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, April 19 (IANS) Water levels in most rivers in the Kashmir Valley have risen following continuous rains over the last three days, but the weather office here Tuesday discounted ... Read more...

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Kashmir in for another spell of snow, rain


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 23 (IANS) Kashmir Valley is in for another spell of inclement weather with rain and snow likely at many places. Heavy snow and landslides have been predicted in the higher ... Read more...

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List of 31 convicted in Godhra case


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The following is the list of 31 people convicted in the Godhra train burning case: 1. Haji Bilal 2. Razzak Kurkur 3. Shauqat Pitadi 4. Salim Zarda 5. Jabir Binyamin Behra 6. Abdul ... Read more...

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Three Kashmir terrorists killed in gunfight (Lead)


February 8th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 8 ( IANS) Three guerrillas were killed by security forces in a gunfight in the Ramban-Banihal area along the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday, police said, adding ... Read more...

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Vaishno Devi got 8.7 million devotees in 2010


January 4th, 2011 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Jan 4 (IANS) About 8.7 million devotees visited the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu and Kashmir last year.This was conveyed by temple officials to Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra and ... Read more...

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With 29 members, PML-N tops list of 105 ‘fake degree-holding Pak parliamentarians’


December 3rd, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 3 (ANI): Around 105 current and former Pakistani politicians, belonging to different political and religious parties, used unfair means to become members of parliament.These politicians have now been exposed, as ... Read more...

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US drone strike kills four in North Waziristan


November 26th, 2010 - 10:57 pm ICT by ANI
Mir Ali, Nov.26 (ANI): Pakistani intelligence officials said a suspected US missile strike killed four alleged militants in Pir Kali village in North Waziristan.It's the latest in a barrage of attacks ... Read more...

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Army organizes cycle expedition in Srinagar


November 21st, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Nov.21 (ANI): The Indian Army on Sunday organized a cycle expedition from Srinagar to the Poonch District to commemorate the Poonch Link Up Day.General Officer Commanding 15 Corps, Lt. Gen N. ... Read more...

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Kashmir gets season’s first snowfall, early winter chill


October 22nd, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 22 (IANS) The Kashmir Valley received the season's first snowfall in the tourist resort of Pahalgam Friday. As the minimum temperature in Srinagar dropped all of a sudden, the early ... Read more...

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