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Nobody cares for Pakistan’s heritage, laments daily


July 9th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 9 (IANS) Heritage? Who cares! That was the sarcastic comment of a Pakistani daily after a massive hoard of ancient statues and coins were found ... Read more...

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US, Pakistan relationship at its lowest ebb: Musharraf


January 15th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said the current bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington was at its lowest ebb, even lower than that after ... Read more...

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Judge who sentenced governor’s killer flees Pakistan


October 25th, 2011 - 11:02 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) Judge Pervez Ali Shah who sentenced to death the killer of then Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer has fled to Saudi Arabia after receiving death threats from ... Read more...

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China to freeze terror funds


October 24th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Oct 24 (IANS) China plans to freeze the funds of terrorist organisations following two attacks that have been blamed on the East Turkestan Islamic Movement whose cadres are said ... Read more...

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Four get death sentence for China terror attacks


September 15th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 15 (IANS) Four people involved in deadly terror attacks in China's Xinjiang Uygur region in July have been sentenced to death, a media report said Thursday.About 20 people ... Read more...

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‘China has changed its Kashmir policy’


September 15th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) Beijing does not treat Islamabad as its equal, rued a Pakistani professor who noted that China has changed its Kashmir policy and now supports a negotiated ... Read more...

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Pakistan will cooperate with China to defeat terror: Zardari


August 31st, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 31 (IANS) Pakistan will cooperate with China to defeat terrorism and secessionism, said Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari.Zardari Tuesday reiterated Pakistan's commitment to root out extremism and he ... Read more...

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China to hike anti-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan


August 3rd, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 3 (IANS) China will step up its anti-terrorism cooperation with Pakistan to ensure regional peace and stability, Xinhua reported Wednesday."China and Pakistan have forged excellent cooperation in anti-terrorism," ... Read more...

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China vows crackdown over Xinjiang attacks


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:11 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 2 (IANS) China has pledged to crack down on terrorists trained in Pakistan who killed a dozen people before seven of the attackers were slain by security forces ... Read more...

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China blames terrorists trained in Pakistan for Xinjiang attack (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Monday blamed terrorists trained in Pakistan for an attack in its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that left six dead and 15 injured. An expert said ... Read more...

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China blames Pakistan trained terrorists for Xinjiang attack


August 1st, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China Monday blamed terrorists trained in Pakistan for an attack in its Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region that left six dead and 15 injured.State-run Xinhua news agency ... Read more...

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South Park creators score a hit on Broadway


March 28th, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) “The Book of Mormon”-a satirical Broadway of the religious practices of Mormons- opened strongly on the weekend with several critics praising the show.The musical was dubbed ... Read more...

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Musharraf “seriously objects” to comparison with dictators Mubarak, Gaddafi, Ben Ali


March 27th, 2011 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 27(ANI): Former Pakistan military ruler Pervez Musharraf has objected to him being compared with the likes of Tunisia's Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and Egypt's Hosni Mubarak."I would like ... Read more...

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Probe into Bhatti’s assassination turning away from Taliban to personal enmity


March 10th, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 10(ANI): Pakistan Police have been attempting to change the course of their investigation into the assassination of Minorities Affairs Minister Shahbaz Bhatti after having failed to find links with ... Read more...

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Pak losing war on terror due to flawed strategy: Imran Khan


March 10th, 2011 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Mar 10(ANI): The war against terrorism is slipping from Pakistan's hands owing to their "flawed strategy" in this regard, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has said."We are losing the war ... Read more...

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Gilani assures international community against misuse of Pak’s blasphemy law


March 5th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 5(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has reassured the international community that his government is serious about stopping the misuse of the country's laws, including the one on ... Read more...

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Nawaz Sharif “in bed with anti-Pakistan elements”: Musharraf


February 8th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8(ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has accused Pakistan Muslim League-N chief Nawaz Sharif of providing political cover to religious extremists in the country."He [Nawaz] has close links ... Read more...

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Sherry Rehman working on ridding Pak of fundamentalism through liberal resurgence


January 29th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 29(ANI): Sherry Rehman, a progressive Pakistani parliamentarian attempting to amend the country's controversial blasphemy laws, says she is working on a liberal resurgence there.Rehman sees the current political crisis ... Read more...

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Islamic fundamentalists expanding their grip on Pakistani society: Report


January 21st, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Rawalpindi, Jan 21(ANI): The assassination of liberal Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer for his vocal opposition to the country's blasphemy law and the warm reception for his killer has exposed the rising influence ... Read more...

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Taseer’s assassination branded as beginning of ‘dark age’ in Pak by HR activists


January 5th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 5 (ANI): Human Rights activists and members of civil society have condemned Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer's brutal murder, branding it as the beginning of a 'dark age' in the ... Read more...

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Pak Punjab Governor’s assassination points to religious extremists’ mounting power


January 5th, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Jan 5(ANI): Pakistan Punjab Governor Salman Taseer's assassination has come out as an act that violently highlights religious extremists' tightening grip on the country.According to the Washington Post, Taseer was a ... Read more...

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Culprits behind Taseer’s assassination will be brought to justice: Gilani


January 5th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan 5(ANI): Condemning the assassination of Pakistan Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said the culprits would be brought to justice.Gilani also called on workers and supporters ... Read more...

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Pak teachers being killed in Balochistan: Human Rights Watch


December 14th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 14 (ANI): Human Rights Watch has warned that a number of teachers are being targeted and killed by militants in Pakistan's south-western province of Balochistan.The BBC quoted report by ... Read more...

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Pakistan - a rogue state with a rogue army (Comment)


December 4th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Amulya Ganguli Perhaps the most disturbing piece of information available from the latest Wikileaks disclosures is the United States' realisation about the durability of the links between the Pakistan Army and terrorists. ... Read more...

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Zia opposes transit facility to India (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 8 (IANS) Opposition leader Khaleda Zia has come out strongly against the government decision to allow New Delhi to use the Bangladeshi territory to take goods from one part ... Read more...

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Zia opposes transit facility to India


November 8th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's opposition leader Khaleda Zia has demanded that the government scrap all deals, including one on transit, with India.Zia claimed at a rally Sunday that India would ... Read more...

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Americans Stand Against Small 50 Member Church Burning the Quran


September 9th, 2010 - 3:14 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) As thousands of Muslims all over the world march in protest of the actions of one small Florida church, which has only 50 members, Americans everywhere are speaking ... Read more...

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Way Cleared for Controversial Mosque Near Ground Zero


August 4th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A unanimous vote was made on Tuesday by a New York City panel which rejected making a building near the World Trade Center in the the area ... Read more...

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No plan to attack Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi: ULFA


January 8th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, Jan 8 (IANS) The outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) Friday denied any plans to attack the Bangladesh High Commission in New Delhi and said media reports in both India ... Read more...

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US counter-terrorism chief warns of home grown radicals


December 10th, 2009 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 10 (IANS) Citing the case of David Headley charged with helping to plan Mumbai terror attacks, a top US counter-terrorism official has warned of the danger from home grown terrorists, ... Read more...

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Obama’s India-born adviser wins award


December 5th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) India-born Eboo Patel, a member of President Barack Obama's faith advisory council, has become the first Muslim to win the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Religion ... Read more...

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Three LeT men who planned to attack US mission held in Bangladesh


November 6th, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 6 (IANS) Three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, who had surveyed the area around the US mission in the Bangladesh capital and were allegedly planning to attack it, have been arrested. ... Read more...

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Pakistan Fashion Week kicks off defying Taliban with skin show


November 5th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): With models strutting down the catwalk in couture fashion that was elegant and racy, the Pakistan Fashion Week showed a completely new and different image of the ... Read more...

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Indian government respects religious freedom, but some states found wanting: US


October 27th, 2009 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 27 (IANS) A US government report gave top rating to the Indian government for doing its best to protect religious freedom, but criticised some state and local governments ... Read more...

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Next on terror hit list: Pak’s nuke installations


October 12th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct.12 (ANI): The audacious terror strike on the Pakistan Army's General Headquarters in Rawalpindi has once again raised concerns about the safety of nuclear establishments in that country, and experts ... Read more...

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