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UAE, Kazakhstan to sign customs pact


May 23rd, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 23 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kazakhstan will sign a customs agreement that is expected to help stop illegal trade practices and protect economic, social and cultural ... Read more...

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Antony meets Indian diaspora in Omam


May 18th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, May 18 (IANS) Defence Minister A.K. Antony, on a two-day visit to Oman, said at a meeting with Indian expatriates here that New Delhi was committed to consolidating bilateral ties ... Read more...

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Indian assistance to Afghanistan will continue: Antony


May 18th, 2010 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
Muscat, May 18 (IANS) India Tuesday said its economic and development activities in Afghanistan would continue, despite terrorist attacks on Indians there, till peace returns to the war-ravaged nation. Indian Defence Minister ... Read more...

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India, Oman armies to hold joint military exercise in 2011


May 18th, 2010 - 6:56 pm ICT by ANI
Muscat, May 18 (ANI): Enhancing bilateral relations between India and Oman, visiting Defence Minister A.K. Antony has said that both countries will jointly take part in a military exercise in India ... Read more...

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Gaza’s car industry: A tale in four parts


May 16th, 2010 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
By Saud Abu Ramadan Gaza City, May 16 (DPA) You can get a brand new BMW in the impoverished Gaza Strip, but it'll come in pieces which you'll have to weld together.And you'll ... Read more...

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Ex-MI chief, top cops given clean chit over hosing down of Bhutto murder site


May 5th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 5 (ANI): The three-member fact finding committee formed by Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani to investigate the hosing down of the assassination site of former Prime Minister Benazir ... Read more...

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‘Allegation against Musharraf of Benazir’s murder ridiculous’


May 2nd, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Karachi, May 2 (IANS) Ruling out any involvement of Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf in the assassination of former premier Benazir Bhutto, his spokesperson has said the allegation was "ridiculous". Rashid ... Read more...

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Musharraf’s close aide, PPP information secretary hold ’secret’ meeting on UN report


April 20th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.20 (ANI): Former President General Pervez Musharraf's close aide Rashid Qureshi reportedly held a secret meeting with Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Information Secretary Fauzia Wahab and discussed the UN enquiry ... Read more...

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Pak government contemplating action against Musharraf’s kin in Benazir murder case


April 20th, 2010 - 12:30 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr.20 (ANI): Following the UN commission's enquiry report over former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination, the Pakistan government is contemplating action against some of former President General Pervez Musharraf's close ... Read more...

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Pak suspends officials blamed in UN’s Bhutto assassination report


April 19th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 19(ANI): The Pakistan Government has suspended eight officials, including former City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz, who were responsible for on former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's security at her ... Read more...

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Pak cricketers’ financial assets to be scrutinised following match fixing allegations


March 8th, 2010 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar. 8 (ANI): Pakistan's National Assembly Standing Committee on Sports has decided to scrutinize the financial assets of Pakistani cricketers in the wake of match fixing allegation."We are very much ... Read more...

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12 killed, 27 injured in Iraq attacks


March 4th, 2010 - 11:09 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 4 (DPA) At least 12 people were killed and 27 injured Thursday in separate attacks in Iraq, amid a spike in violence ahead of country's March 7 parliamentary elections. Five were ... Read more...

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Stray incidents of violence by Maoists on R-Day in Orissa (Lead)


January 27th, 2010 - 1:10 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 26 (IANS) The Republic Day celebrations mostly passed off peacefully in Orissa Tuesday, apart from few stray incidents of violence by Maoist rebels, police said. "The Republic Day celebration was peaceful ... Read more...

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12 killed in suicide attack targeted at Pakistan’s ISI (Second Lead)


December 8th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
Multan, Dec 8 (IANS) At least 12 people, including three children, were killed in Multan city Tuesday when a suicide bomber blew up a mini truck stuffed with explosives near a ... Read more...

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Four Chhattisgarh Maoists held in Madhya Pradesh


September 27th, 2009 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Sep 27 (IANS) Four suspected Maoists who had allegedly crossed into Madhya Pradesh from Chhattisgarh have been detained in Shahdol district, police said Sunday. The four - Ramnath, Lalsai, Roopsai and Sunao, ... Read more...

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Taliban, Punjab militia uniting to open ‘unmanageable’ fronts for Pak Army : Experts


May 29th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): With a relatively unheard of terror group, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Punjab (TTP) having taken responsibility for Wednesday's terror strike in Lahore, fears have been raised about an increasing ... Read more...

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First female minister appointed in Saudi Arabia


February 15th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Feb 15 (Xinhua) Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz has appointed the first-ever female deputy minister in the oil-rich kingdom.Norah al-Faiz became deputy education minister for women's education, local ... Read more...

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Mumbai attack: Pak officials discuss Indian dossier


January 10th, 2009 - 10:38 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad/New Delhi, Jan.10 (ANI): Senior officials of the Pakistan Government met here on Saturday to review and frame a response to the dossier of evidence provided to Islamabad by the Indian ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh OBC’s creamy layer limit hiked


October 19th, 2008 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Saturday raised the income level for determining the creamy layer among other backward castes (OBCs) to Rs.500,000."We have raised the creamy layer from ... Read more...

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Give BJP a chance to set things right in Karnataka: Advani


May 3rd, 2008 - 6:56 pm ICT by admin
Bangalore, May 3 (ANI): Holding the Congress Party responsible for spiralling inflation, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate L K Advani on Saturday appealed to electorate of Karnataka to give ... Read more...

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Balochistan govt withdraws all politically motivated cases against Akhtar Mengal


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by admin
Quetta, Apr 22 (ANI): The new Balochistan government has reportedly withdrawn all cases, including those of sedition, against detained former Balochistan chief minister Sardar Akhtar Mengal.But his Balochistan National Party ... Read more...

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Unregistered cellphone SIM cards spurring terror activities in Pakistan


March 31st, 2008 - 7:26 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Mar 31 (ANI): Over 1.6 crore unregistered SIM cards of mobile phones of various cellular phone companies in Pakistan are being held by terrorists, dacoits, carjackers, kidnappers and obnoxious callers, ... Read more...

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Death toll in Lahore twin blasts reaches 28 (Update)


March 11th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Mar 11 (ANI): The death toll in the two bomb explosion that took place in Lahore this morning reached 28 with 200 others inured. Two bombs ripped through a federal police ... Read more...

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13 FIA officials among 25 killed in Lahore twin blasts (update)


March 11th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Mar 11 (ANI): At least 25 people including 13 Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) officials were killed and over 200 others were injured when two bombs that ripped through a federal police ... Read more...

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Top Taliban commander Dadullah arrested in Pakistan


February 11th, 2008 - 9:34 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 11 (ANI): Pakistani security forces have captured and wounded a top Taliban commander, Mullah Mansoor Dadullah, in a shootout on Monday, days after Islamabad denied the presence of Afghan rebels ... Read more...

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Pakistan police reconstructing Rawalpindi suicide bomber head


February 5th, 2008 - 9:50 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Feb 5 (ANI): The authorities in Pakistan on Tuesday were reconstructing the severed head of a suicide bomber found at the site of an attack on a military bus that left ... Read more...

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Benazirs will names Zardari as next PPP chief


February 5th, 2008 - 5:16 pm ICT by admin
Karachi, Feb.5 (ANI): Pakistan Peoples Party (PPPs) martyred Chairperson Benazir Bhutto's will was issued on Tuesday afternoon. The will dated October 16 says that she was proud of the PPP leadership and desirous ... Read more...

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Benazir portraits fly in the sky in Varanasi


January 14th, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by admin
Varanasi, Jan.14 (ANI): Several ardent fans of former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto in Varanasi have paid their heartfelt tributes to the assassinated leader on the occasion of Makar Sankranti and Lohiri festivals ... Read more...

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Pak agency not sharing evidence with team investigating Benazirs killing


December 31st, 2007 - 1:31 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Dec 31 (ANI): Investigators probing into former Prime Minister Benazir Bhuttos assassination are facing problems in collecting forensic evidence, as Rawalpindi Police had washed the crime scene on the very first ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda, Taliban behind Rawalpindi blast


November 14th, 2007 - 8:13 am ICT by admin
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