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Sri Lankan Tamil party seeks support to form eastern province government


September 9th, 2012 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (IANS) The main Tamil political party in Sri Lanka Sunday initiated talks with opposition parties to reach a majority to form a government in the eastern ... Read more...

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Plane crashes in eastern China, casualties unknown


November 8th, 2011 - 7:09 pm ICT by BNO News
LISHUI, CHINA (BNO NEWS) -- A plane crashed near a city in eastern China on early Monday evening, state-run media reported on Tuesday, but only few details were released. It is unknown ... Read more...

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Bomb strapped to horse wounds two Colombian soldiers


July 12th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, July 12 (IANS/EFE) Two soldiers were wounded when suspected members of the leftist FARC guerrilla group set off a bomb planted on a horse in a jungle area in ... Read more...

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To take part in South African festival, circumcise


December 22nd, 2010 - 10:06 am ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 22 (IANS) Believe it or not, men are allowed to take part in a South Africa harvest festival only if they are circumcised. This is an effort to prevent the ... Read more...

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Pak media community denounces ‘drone attack’ like gag order


July 11th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 11 (ANI): Pakistan's Punjab province government's gag order on media has received a huge criticism from the country's media fraternity with the Council of Pakistan Newspapers and Editors (CPNE) describing ... Read more...

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Politicians criticise Pak Punjab Govt’s ‘media ban’


July 10th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 10 (ANI): Pakistan Punjab province government's decision to impose a ban on the media has received wide scale criticism from various quarters, particularly politicians.Though several Members of the Provincial Assembly ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Govt’s new ‘nikah’ clauses to increase forced marriages, say campaigners


July 9th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 9 (ANI): The Pakistan Punjab province' government's decision to include eight new clauses in the 'nikah' form has evoked severe discontent among people, as they believe that the new sections ... Read more...

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Pak lie nailed: puts JuD in banned groups list but orders no ‘restrictions’ on its activities


July 6th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, July 6 (ANI): Pakistan continues to bluff India and the world over action against the Jamaat-ud-Daawa (JuD), as even though the terror group has been included in the Punjab province ... Read more...

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NWFP Govt. wasted millions in procuring ‘inefficient’ explosive scanners


May 16th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 16 (ANI): Despite being rendered 'ineffective' by not only certain concerned agencies within the country, but also by several foreign security agencies, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (North West Frontier Province) government ... Read more...

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Petitions refilled in Pak SC against JuD chief Hafiz Saeed’s release


July 7th, 2009 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 7 (ANI): The Pakistan Government and the Punjab province Government on Tuesday re-filed the petitions against the release of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, after removing the objections.The federal ... Read more...

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Militants slaughtered 18 of their own wounded men: Pakistani army


July 1st, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Militants killed 18 of their own wounded men whom they could not take along while retreating from an area in the restive Swat valley, the Pakistani army ... Read more...

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Taliban fear still haunts Buner govt. employees


June 2nd, 2009 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
Buner (Pakistan), June 2 (ANI): Despite the Pakistan Government's declaration that peace has been restored in Buner, many government employees are reluctant to come back and resume their duties out of ... Read more...

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Rebel attack foiled, president returns claiming victory


May 17th, 2009 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, May 17 (DPA) The army foiled a last-ditch, predawn attempt by Tamil rebels using boats to breach military defences Sunday, killing at least 70 fighters and destroying a six boats, a ... Read more...

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700 Taliban fighters killed in Pakistan: Rehman Malik


May 11th, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) About 700 militants have so far been killed in the ongoing military operation in northern Pakistan, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Monday, saying the operation would "continue ... Read more...

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Swat residents asked to evacuate


May 5th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) The residents of Swat in Pakistan's troubled northwest were Tuesday asked to move to safer areas as the Pakistani military seemed to be opening a third front ... Read more...

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Only provincial government can appoint Sharia judges: Minister


May 4th, 2009 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The provincial government in Pakistan's troubled northwest alone can appoint judges under the Sharia laws imposed in the region, a minister asserted Monday. "Only the NWFP (North West ... Read more...

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Taliban says Swat accord ‘dissolved’


May 4th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) The controversial peace accord with the Taliban in Swat in Pakistan's troubled northwest has been "dissolved" due to the ongoing military operations in the area against the ... Read more...

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Taliban,TNSM discards Darul Qaza


May 3rd, 2009 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar: The TNSM and the Taliban's Swat chapter have discarded the creation of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) by the North West Frontier Province government."We reject this Darul Qaza and further consultation ... Read more...

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NWFP Govt. announces establishment of Darul Qaza in province


May 3rd, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar,May 3 (ANI) : The North West Frontier Province government has announced the establishment of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) in the Malakand region of the province."The government announces the establishment of ... Read more...

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Pak Government moves to tighten noose around Taliban


April 24th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, April 24 (ANI: In the wake of reports emanating from Pakistan that the North West Frontier Province government has made up its mind to launch a military operation in case ... Read more...

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Taliban extends authority in Pakistan’s north-west


April 22nd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 22 (DPA) Taliban militants in Pakistan's north-western Swat valley extended their authority over another district after the government last week allowed Islamic sharia law to be imposed in the ... Read more...

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Swat peace deal collapses


April 9th, 2009 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 9 (IANS) A deal between the Pakistani government and the Taliban to restore peace in the Swat Valley Thursday collapsed with a radical cleric withdrawing from the pact he ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing at Pakistan mosque kills 22 (Fourth Lead)


April 5th, 2009 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 5 (DPA) At least 22 people were killed and dozens injured Sunday when a suicide bomber blew himself up at a Shia mosque in Pakistan's Punjab province, government officials ... Read more...

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Teenaged girl flogged by Taliban in Pakistan


April 3rd, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) A 17-year-old screaming, burqa-clad girl was whipped by Taliban fighters in Pakistan's restive Swat Valley for coming "out of her house with another guy who was not ... Read more...

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NWFP Govt. planning to induct Taliban militants into police, levies


March 14th, 2009 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
Mingora (Pakistan), Mar. 14 (ANI): The North West Frontier Province Government is planning to induct Taliban militants into the police or Levies forces, as part of its rehabilitation policy. I have ... Read more...

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Lahore attackers were home-grown terrorists, say editorials (Lead)


March 4th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 4 (IANS) The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team is proof that "the writ of our state is threadbare" and signals the requiem for international sporting events in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Writ of Pakistani state threadbare: media


March 4th, 2009 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 4 (IANS) The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team is proof that "the writ of our state is threadbare" and signals the requiem for international sporting events in Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Taliban announces indefinite ceasefire in Swat (Second Lead)


February 24th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The Taliban Tuesday declared an indefinite ceasefire in Pakistan's restive Swat region where Islamabad has allowed the militant group to impose Shariat (Islamic law). The outlawed Tahreek-i-Taliban Swat (TTS) ... Read more...

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Taliban declares indefinite ceasefire in Swat (Lead)


February 24th, 2009 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) The Taliban Tuesday declared an indefinite ceasefire in Pakistan's restive Swat valley where Islamabad has allowed the Taliban to impose Shariat (Islamic law), Geo TV reported. Maulana Fazlullah, leader ... Read more...

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Taliban release kidnapped official in Pakistan (Lead)


February 23rd, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (Xinhua) The Taliban in northwest Pakistan Sunday released a government official after holding him hostage for several hours. The District Coordination Officer (DCO) of Swat, Khushhal Khan was transferred ... Read more...

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Taliban to review Pakistani government’s truce in Swat


February 22nd, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 22 (DPA) A Pakistani government official claimed that a "permanent ceasefire" was reached with militants in the troubled Swat valley, but the Taliban said their Shura council would decide once ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban pooh-pooh permanent peace deal claims


February 22nd, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.22 (ANI): Hours after the North West Frontier Province government claimed that it has reached an accord with the Tehrik-e- Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for a permanent ceasefire in the Swat ... Read more...

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Pak Government-Taliban deal in Swat adds to Indias worries: Antony


February 20th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Defence Minister A.K. Antony today said that the accord between the Pakistan Government and the Taliban in the Swat region has added to Indias worries.Reacting to ... Read more...

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Taliban, Islamist leader begin talks in Swat


February 19th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 19 (IANS) The talks between an Islamist group and Taliban's Pakistan chief Maulana Fazlullah for the restoration of peace have begun in Swat, where Islamabad allowed the Taliban to impose ... Read more...

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Sharia-deal with Taliban has full backing of Zardari, Gilani: Fazl


February 19th, 2009 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb. 19 (ANI): Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl chief Fazlur Rehman has said the sharia-deal between the NWFP government and the TNSM in Malakand division enjoyed the complete backing of President Asif Ali ... Read more...

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