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Anti-Islam film protests in Pakistan turn violent, at least 19 killed


September 22nd, 2012 - 9:24 pm ICT by BNO News
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- At least nineteen people were killed and scores injured across Pakistan as widespread protests against the anti-Islam film turned violent, local media reported Friday.In the southern port ... Read more...

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Anti-Islam film protests grip Pakistan; one killed (Second Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was gunned down Friday when a demonstration against an anti-Islam film turned violent in Peshawar. Pakistan summoned a US diplomat to lodge an official ... Read more...

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One dead as Pakistan protests anti-Islam film (Lead)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was gunned down Friday when a demonstration against an anti-Islam film turned violent in Peshawar. US Charge D'Affaires Richard Hoagland was summoned to Pakistan's ... Read more...

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One dead in anti-Islam film protest in Pakistan


September 21st, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) One person was fatally shot while demonstrators set ablaze two cinema halls in Pakistan's Peshawar city during a protest against an anti-Islam film, police said.The demonstrators ... Read more...

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3 militiamen, over 20 militants killed in Pakistan clashes


August 25th, 2012 - 11:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) At least three militiamen and over 20 militants were killed in clashes between Pakistani troops and militants in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of Bajaur Saturday afternoon, ... Read more...

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Pakistan tycoon dares apex court chief justice


June 14th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) Pakistani tycoon Malik Riaz, against whom contempt of court proceedings have been initiated after he accused Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry of turning a blind ... 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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Gilani supports dual citizenship for MPs


May 28th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 28 (IANS) Days after the Supreme Court suspended a member of parliament over her dual citizenship, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he was in favour ... Read more...

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Thane shutdown to protest missing BJP corporator


March 4th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), March 4 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena Sunday enforced a shutdown in Thane city to protest the failure to locate a woman BJP corporator ... Read more...

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Bangladesh journalists protest couple’s killing


February 12th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 12 (IANS) Bangladeshi journalists Sunday warned of waging a movement for the resignation of the home minister if the killers of journalist couple Sagar Sarowar and Meherun Runi ... Read more...

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2G licence cancellation to affect banks


February 2nd, 2012 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) Major lenders including State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank have lent money to most of the telecom firms whose 2G licences will ... Read more...

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Stampede at Atif Aslam concert, three girls killed


January 10th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 10 (IANS) Three girls were killed at a stampede during a concert of popular Pakistani singer Atif Aslam in Lahore Monday night.The concert, organised by a well-known private ... Read more...

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No clash between Pakistan’s institutions: Zardari (Lead)


January 7th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 7 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari has denied any conflict between the government and the judiciary or the army, saying there is an evolution process going on, ... Read more...

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Dey killing: Woman scribe remanded in police custody


November 25th, 2011 - 6:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) A Mumbai court Friday remanded a woman reporter in police custody till Dec 1 in connection with the June 11 killing of the city's senior journalist ... Read more...

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Five Afghan army soldiers killed


October 19th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS) At least five Afghan army soldiers were killed Wednesday when their van hit a roadside bomb in western Afghanistan' Herat province, a media report said."An Afghan ... Read more...

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Zardari appoints close friend as PCB chief,Butt shown the door


October 12th, 2011 - 2:34 am ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 12 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has appointed close friend Chaudhry Zaka Ashraf as the new chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) replacing former Test cricketer ... Read more...

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Letter threatening Pakistani president found


August 27th, 2011 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) A letter threatening to attack Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has been found in the court's parking ... Read more...

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Court scraps 11 Kerala colleges’ medical entrance test


August 17th, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Aug 17 (IANS) The Kerala High Court Wednesday declared the entrance examination conducted by 11 private medical colleges as null and void and asked the state government to take ... Read more...

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Two foreign channels for kids get Pakistan’s nod


August 2nd, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) Two foreign satellite TV channels, Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, have been granted permission to air programmes in Pakistan, said a minister.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous ... Read more...

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India serious about talks, says Pakistani foreign minister


July 24th, 2011 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 24 (IANS) Pakistan's new Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who is set to visit New Delhi July 26-27, said India is "serious about the composite dialogue" and her ... Read more...

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Court seeks unedited recording of ‘obscene’ TV show


July 13th, 2011 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday asked private TV channel UTV Bindass to present before it unedited recordings of two recent episodes of its reality show ... Read more...

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One killed in Quetta bomb blast


June 7th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) One person was killed after a bomb exploded Tuesday near a police station in Quetta, capital of Pakistan's Balochistan province, Online news agency reported. A ... Read more...

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Pakistan human rights commission urges release of missing journalist


May 31st, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 31 (IANS/AKI) The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed grave concern over the disappearance of journalist Saleem Shahzad and over reports that say he might ... Read more...

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Musharraf offers olive branch to archrival Nawaz Sharif


April 17th, 2011 - 11:49 am ICT by ANI
Dubai, April 17(ANI): Former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has said that he wants to make amends with Pakistan Muslim League -N (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif, but pointed out that reconciliation was ... Read more...

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Government to form watchdog to monitor TV content


March 15th, 2011 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The government will constitute a panel headed by a retired judge to regulate television content in India, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni said ... Read more...

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PCB keen to ensure disgraced Pak trio ’sustain themselves financially’ during ban period


February 26th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Feb 26(ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) may have refused to back the tainted trio of Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir in their legal fight, but it is keen ... Read more...

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Aarushi’s parents lash out at CBI, Moily seek case’s review (Roundup)


December 31st, 2010 - 11:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) Even as union Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily, National Commission for Women chairperson Girija Vyas and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar Friday sought a review of ... Read more...

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Close Jinnah aide Zuberi passes away


December 13th, 2010 - 11:21 am ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec.13 (ANI): A close aide of Quaid-e-Azam, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, and well known journalist, M.A. Zuberi, passed away on Sunday. He was 90.According to the Daily Times, Zuberi was suffering from ... Read more...

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Nawaz-Musharraf ‘ten-year exile agreement’ expires


December 11th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec 11(ANI): The ten-year exile accord signed between former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has expired, a private TV channel has reported.Although Nawaz never ... Read more...

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‘Kayani doing backdoor politics after learning from Musharraf’s mistakes’: Wikileaks


December 1st, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 1 (ANI): Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is doing backdoor politics after learning lessons from former military ruler Pervez Musharraf's mistakes, according to whistle-blower website Wikileaks, a ... Read more...

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Pak’s blasphemy law is not God-given, but man-made: Salmaan Taseer


November 26th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 26 (ANI): Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer has said Pakistan's Blasphemy Law is man-made and not God-given, and that his meeting with blasphemy accused Pak-Christian woman- Aasia Bibi- is being politicised, ... Read more...

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Maharashtra BJP leader gets a taste of five-star arrogance


November 20th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 20 (IANS) Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and legislator Vinod Tawade got a taste of five-star arrogance outside a luxury hotel here Saturday afternoon.Trying to give bites to ... Read more...

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Militants blow up govt. school in Pakistan’s Mohmand Agency


November 16th, 2010 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 16 (ANI): Unidentified miscreants blew up a government primary school in Pakistan's Mohmand Agency, a private TV channel reported on Monday.According to reports, militants planted explosive material in the premises ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik backs ruling PPP to complete five-year term


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov 3(ANI): The Pakistan People's Party government would complete its five-year constitutional term, Interior Minister Rehman Malik.In an interview with a private TV channel in London, Malik said that all rumors ... Read more...

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US ambassador ‘justifies’ drone attacks in Pak as ‘part of war on terror’


October 30th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 30 (ANI): The newly appointed US ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron Phelps Munter, has termed drone attacks in its tribal region as part of their war on terror, as they ... Read more...

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