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Police start probing Mumbai violence (Lead)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 12 (IANS) Mumbai Police have started probing Saturday's violence during a Muslim procession which left two dead and 100 injured, including 45 policemen, a police official said Sunday."We ... Read more...

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Journalists assaulted in Bangladesh


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 22 (IANS) At least five reporters were Sunday assaulted by interns at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital when they went to cover an agitation by the doctors.The interns ... Read more...

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Clean chit for 2 porngate BJP ministers, censure for one


March 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 19 (IANS) A panel that probed porn viewing in the Karnataka assembly by three Bharatiya Janata Party ministers Monday reportedly gave the clean chit to two and ... Read more...

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More legislators involved in Karnataka porngate


March 8th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 8 (IANS) Several Karnataka legislators have viewed porn clips in the assembly and not just three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ministers who quit over the issue Feb ... Read more...

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Karnataka porngate probe reduced to BJP show


February 29th, 2012 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 29 (IANS) An inquiry into three Karnataka ministers allegedly viewing porn in the assembly has been reduced to a ruling Bharatiya Janata Party affair with opposition parties ... Read more...

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BJP revives Karnataka legislature TV plan after ’sleazegate’


February 28th, 2012 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 28 (IANS) Left embarrassed by its ministers viewing porn in the Karnataka assembly, the Bharatiya Janata Party government is reviving a three-year old plan for the ... Read more...

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Two hurt as rocket hits Pakistani journalist’s home


February 5th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 5 (IANS) A rocket slammed into the house of a journalist in Pakistan's restive North Waziristan tribal region, injuring two children. Pakistani forces and suspected Taliban rebels ... Read more...

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How to boost innovation: Key points


November 15th, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Here are some key innovation initiatives announced Tuesday:Prime Minister Manmohan Singh launched the India Innovation portal that will serve as an information repository for ... Read more...

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6 injured in rocket attack at Pakistani governor’s meet


October 11th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Suspected Taliban militants Tuesday fired rockets at a jirga or council of elders in a Pakistani tribal region when the governor of northwestern Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa ... Read more...

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No licence to any Indian channel: Pakistani minister


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) No licence has been issued to any Indian or Indian content channels, a Pakistani minister has clarified.Minister for Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan Monday informed ... Read more...

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Shun yellow journalism, Pakistani media told


July 10th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 10 (IANS) Pakistan's Urdu press and electronic media need more editorial control unless they want to meet the fate of the News of the World, a daily said ... Read more...

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PEMRA fines two TV channels for promoting terrorism, blood and gore


January 12th, 2011 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan.12 (ANI): The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has imposed a fine of one million rupees each on two private TV channels -- SAMAA and Waqt TV -- for projecting ... Read more...

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PML-N, MQM tear each other apart with no-holds barred remarks


December 30th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 30 (ANI): The war of words between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has intensified with leaders of both parties launching personal attacks against ... Read more...

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Tainted Pak cricketers admit having received money from bookie Majeed, says PCB


September 4th, 2010 - 10:23 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.4 (ANI): The three Pakistani cricketers under the scanner for spot-fixing, have admitted before the Scotland Yard inquiry that the British currency recovered from their hotel rooms was actually given to ... Read more...

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Regrouped LeJ planning terror strikes across country, warns Pak intelligence


May 18th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 18 (ANI): Pakistan intelligence agencies have warned that the banned terror group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) has reorganised itself and may carry out attacks on prominent Shia leaders and top police officials ... Read more...

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Shashi Tharoor’s resigns over IPl row?


April 19th, 2010 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor appears to have resigned after a flurry of Congress party and senior ministers' meetings held against the ... Read more...

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Government to promote education act through TV


March 17th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The government will take the help of private TV channels to reach out to the masses and popularize an act that makes education compulsory for all children ... Read more...

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No new channels till formation of regulatory body: Soni


October 24th, 2009 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni Friday said no more TV channels would be allowed to go on air till the formation of a regulatory ... Read more...

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Militants could target Pakistani media: Security official


October 16th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 16 (IANS) The offices of Pakistani print media organizations, private TV channels, the National Press Club here and press clubs across the country will be the next target of ... Read more...

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Doordarshan turns 50, Soni invites Shyam Benegal


September 15th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) As Doordarshan turned 50 Tuesday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni lauded the national broadcaster for catering to remote areas neglected by private TV channels and ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to have TV boom, but government to keep an eye


September 8th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 8 (IANS) Bangladesh may soon witness a boom in private television channels, but the government has said it will formulate a policy to watch the content and curb what the ... Read more...

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Pak Interior Affairs Adviser says Taliban should prove their leaders are alive


August 10th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug.10 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani's Adviser on Interior Affairs, Rehman Malik, has challenged the Taliban to prove that its leaders are still alive, in the wake of ... Read more...

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Private TV channels in Pakistan set for strict monitoring


June 20th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, June 20 (ANI): The Pakistan People's Party government has finally set up a complete infrastructure to monitor private channels in the country and have hired a private company for this purpose.Federal ... Read more...

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Polls conclude with about 355 million registered voters exercising their franchise


May 13th, 2009 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 13 (ANI): The five-phased general elections for 2009 came to a close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday with roughly 355 million registered voters participating in an exercise that is ... Read more...

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Pak Govt. directs media not to air banned outfits statements


December 12th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Dec.12 (ANI): The Pakistan Government has directed public and private TV channels not to air statements by banned Pakistani outfits, a private TV channel reported on Thursday. The Daily Times ... Read more...

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Dhaka is 400 years old, celebrations begin


November 27th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 27 (IANS) Bangladesh Thursday began three-year-long celebrations to mark the establishment of its capital city Dhaka, which will turn 400 years old in 2010.Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed, who performs the ... Read more...

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Pakistani TV cameras trained on US polls


November 3rd, 2008 - 11:31 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 3 (IANS) Every morning, Pakistan wakes up to television programmes on the US election. The discussions, analysis and forecasts continue through the day till midnight talk shows, with news channels ... Read more...

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Now, resdisover Nehru’s idea of India in DVD


June 28th, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) The government has embarked on a fresh drive to encourage the people, especially students, to rediscover Jawaharlal Nehru's concept of a modern secular India that is at ... Read more...

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Musharraf urged to stop acting ‘petulant, childish’


June 14th, 2008 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 14 (IANS) President Pervez Musharraf should desist from acting in a "petulant, childish manner" and accept the new reality that he was only a figurehead in the new dispensation, an ... Read more...

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New draft law may take Afghanistan back to Talibanisation Kabul


April 16th, 2008 - 7:47 pm ICT by admin
, Apr.16 (ANI): The Afghan Parliament is to take up new legislation banning the wearing of make up by women, men and women talking to each other in public, men wering T-shirts ... Read more...

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New draft law may take Afghanistan back toTalibanisation


April 16th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin
Kabul, Apr.16 (ANI): The Afghan Parliament is to take up new legislation banning the wearing of make up by women, men and women talking to each other in public, men wering ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman orders probe into closure of private TV channels in Pakistan


April 8th, 2008 - 12:42 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr 8 (ANI): Pakistan Information and Broadcasting Minister Sherry Rehman has condemned the illegal closure of various TV channels in Karachi and directed PEMRA Chairman to investigate the matter. According to ... Read more...

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Criminal report on Bihar legislator sought


February 18th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by admin
Patna, Feb 18 (IANS) The central government has sought a report on the cases pending against Bihar legislator Anant Singh, official sources said here Monday. He faces over two dozen criminal charges. ... Read more...

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Fears of low voter turnout in Pakistan despite campaign


February 17th, 2008 - 11:04 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) By Devirupa Mitra Rawalpindi, Feb 17 (IANS) Pakistan's voters, worried after a spate of suicide bomb blasts at political rallies and outside party offices, may stay away from Monday's polls even as ... Read more...

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Pakistan polls will be rigged, says veteran journalist


February 17th, 2008 - 10:04 pm ICT by admin
By Muhammad Najeeb Islamabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Hours before Pakistan goes to crucial elections, a veteran journalist has accused the Pervez Musharraf regime of planning to manipulate polls and said he was threatened ... Read more...

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