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Pakistani daily criticises new contempt law


July 11th, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's new contempt law "for all practical purposes provides immunity to top holders to flout court orders", said a daily, calling it a bid to ... Read more...

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Thailand’s flood death toll rises to 112


September 19th, 2011 - 11:11 pm ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK (BNO NEWS) -- The death toll as a result from widespread flooding throughout Thailand in recent months has risen to at least 112 while two people remain missing, authorities said on ... Read more...

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Chinese officials take to blogging on local websites


April 27th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) Micro-blogging internet services have now become very popular among Chinese government officials, including policemen. However, the famous Twitter website has taken a beating and regional internet ... Read more...

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Zardari may get special US guards for security in backdrop of Taseer’s assassination


January 19th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 19(ANI): In the aftermath of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's assassination by his own police guard, a proposal to bring in special security guards from the United States for President ... Read more...

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Pakistan considering US guards for Zardari


January 19th, 2011 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 19 (IANS) Special security guards from the US are now being considered for Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari following the assassination of Punjab Governor Salman Taseer by one of his ... Read more...

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Sacked Afghan prosecutor says he was removed for not blocking corruption probes


August 29th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Aug.29 (ANI): One of Afghanistan's most senior prosecutors has said that President Hamid Karzai fired him last week after he repeatedly refused to block corruption investigations at the highest levels ... Read more...

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General Franco gave list of Spanish Jews to Nazis


June 21st, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 21(ANI): Spanish dictator General Francisco Franco had reportedly ordered his provincial governors to compile a list of Jews, which could have sent thousands to their deaths in the extermination camps ... Read more...

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Zardari’s key powers slashed as Pak Senate approves constitutional amendment bill


April 16th, 2010 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.16 (ANI): The historic 18th Constitutional Amendment bill, which would transfer President Asif Ali Zardari's key powers to the Prime Minister's residence, has been passed by the Pakistan Senate by ... Read more...

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Obama administration looking for ways to isolate Karzai


April 8th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8(ANI): The Obama administration is reportedly exploring ways of isolating Afghan President Hamid Karzai, by channelling aid and military support directly to Afghan provinces, amid concerns about his "troubling" ... Read more...

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Lanka government was concerned about Fonseka’s political ambitions long before arrest


February 12th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Feb.12 (ANI): The Mahinda Rajapaksa Government is said to have been concerned about former Army chief General Sarath Fonseka's political ambitions long before his arrest on Monday and even before he ... Read more...

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Qureshi denies issuing protocol directives for Musharraf in London


August 7th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug. 7 (ANI): Islamabad has not issued any directives to the Pakistan High Commission in London to give special protocol privileges to former Pakistan President General (r) Pervez Musharraf, the ... Read more...

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Will Zardari relinquish key powers to create balance of authority with Gilani?


July 8th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 8 (ANI): In an apparent bid to bolster the country's constitution and pull it out from the prevalent political pandemonium, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari may relinquish some of ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s new National Judicial Policy comes into force


June 1st, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) Pakistan's new National Judicial Policy came into force Monday aiming at clearing a huge backlog of 1.5 million cases in trial courts and close to 140,000 cases at ... Read more...

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Banking system of Nawab era in India


May 10th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by ANI
By Kamna HajelaLucknow, May 10 (ANI): Not many people today may have an idea how banking system, which also existed during the era of Nawabs, functioned and maintained its' routine transactions.In ... Read more...

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Pakistan lays down time frame for deciding cases


May 5th, 2009 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 5 (IANS) Pakistan's new National Judicial Policy mandates a three-month time frame for deciding criminal cases, while cases attracting the death penalty have to be resolved in six months. This ... Read more...

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Iran’s president denies reports on being sick


October 27th, 2008 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Oct 27 (DPA) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denied reports that he was sick, saying he had just caught a cold and been a bit tired."Like anybody else I might catch ... Read more...

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Argentina pushes proposal to nationalise pension funds


October 22nd, 2008 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Oct 22 (DPA) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has signed a bill to unify the country's pension system into a public regime, following 14 years in which workers could ... Read more...

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Unknown outfit claims responsibility for Pakistan blast


September 22nd, 2008 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 22 (IANS) An unknown organization calling itself Fediane Islam has taken responsibility for the powerful suicide bombing at the Hotel Marriott here that killed 53 people including the Czech Republic's ... Read more...

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Huge blast in Islamabad; 20 killed, toll may rise (Second Lead)


September 20th, 2008 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 20 (IANS) A powerful explosion rocked a luxury hotel in the heavily-guarded heart of the Pakistani capital Saturday evening, killing at least 20 people, even as a veritable Who's Who ... Read more...

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Food shortage to affect nine million Afghans this winter: NYT


September 19th, 2008 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.19 (ANI): At least nine million Afghans face the prospect of acute food shortage this winter due to a poor harvest this year. This looming food crisis in Afghanistan could force ... Read more...

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16 killed in clashes in Bolivia


September 15th, 2008 - 8:02 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Sep 15 (DPA) The Bolivian government confirmed Sunday at least 16 deaths in clashes in the Amazonian province of Pando as the army attempted to impose martial law.Local leaders said ... Read more...

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Bolivia expels US envoy, alleging anti-government activities


September 11th, 2008 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
La Paz, Sep 11 (IANS) Bolivia has expelled US envoy Philip Goldberg for anti-government activities, Spain's EFE news agency reported.Goldberg is accused of conspiring with “separatist-minded” provincial governors and instigating anti-government protests ... Read more...

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Karzai blames Britain for Taliban resurgence


September 8th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Sept.8 (ANI): Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai has blamed Britain for the resurgence of the Taliban and its growing activity in large tracts of his country. Interacting with a group of ... Read more...

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Zimbabwean opposition leader elected parliament speaker (Lead)


August 25th, 2008 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Harare, Aug 25 (Xinhua) Zimbabwean opposition party Monday won the vote for speaker of the first parliament since the disputed election in March, according to agencies. Lovemore Moyo of the main opposition ... Read more...

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Zardari will not be figurehead president: Pakistani paper


August 25th, 2008 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) His assertions to the contrary apart, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chair Asif Ali Zardari will not be a figurehead president if he is elected to the country's top ... Read more...

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PPP parliamentarians for Zardari as president


August 21st, 2008 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Parliamentarians belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have nominated party co-chair Asif Ali Zardari for next month's presidential elections, a party leader told reporters Wednesday evening."All participants ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s buddies in the line of fire


August 19th, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) With Pervez Musharraf stepping down as Pakistan's president, the axe is likely to fall on some of his cronies, including governors and judges, who are occupying key government ... Read more...

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Morales survives recall referendum in Bolivia


August 11th, 2008 - 10:46 am ICT by IANS
DPA La Paz, Aug 11 (DPA) Bolivian President Evo Morales has survived a recall referendum, according to exit polls cited by Bolivian media. Morales Sunday obtained 56.7 percent of the votes in the ... Read more...

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Pak-American female Qaeda suspect now in US custody


August 5th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): A Pakistani female terror-suspect said to be having links with top Al Qaeda functionaries and who had gone missing around five years ago from Karachi along with ... Read more...

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Deposed HC judges reject Pak Presidency offer to reinstate them sans seniority


May 14th, 2008 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad , May 14 (ANI): The deposed provincial high court judges have reportedly rejected a Presidency offer to reinstate them as judges at the cost of their seniority as compared to ... Read more...

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Musharraf ready for dilution of powers, but wants to stay President with dignity


May 4th, 2008 - 10:06 am ICT by admin
Islamabad , May 4 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has reportedly indicated that he would agree to diluting some of his powers provided he was allowed to stay on with dignity ... Read more...

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Musharraf ready for ‘reduced powers’


April 8th, 2008 - 8:44 am ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr.8 (ANI): A cabinet minister who has been mediating between the government and President Pervez Musharraf, has said the latter is ready to work with reduced powers. According to The Nation,a ... Read more...

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Afghans call for investments in women-related projects


March 7th, 2008 - 7:16 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Kabul, March 7 (Xinhua) Hundreds of Afghans Friday joined the UN in events across the war-torn country to call for greater investment in women-related developmental projects ahead of the International Women's Day ... Read more...

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Women play important role in nation-building: Study


February 28th, 2008 - 4:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Contrary to the opinions of policymakers, womens participation in nation-building plays an important role in achieving an equitable, peaceful and more prosperous society, says a new study.Most of ... Read more...

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Musharraf in a catch-22 situation as PML divided on poll issue


November 14th, 2007 - 10:16 am ICT by admin
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