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Sri Sri gets Paraguay’s highest civilian award


September 14th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 14 (IANS) Spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been honoured with Paraguay's highest civilian award.He was conferred the National Order of Merito de Comuneros Thursday in the ... Read more...

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Pakistani politicians told to submit asset details


August 13th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 13 (IANS) The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has directed elected representatives in Senate, National and Provincial Assemblies to submit the details of their assets by Sep 30, ... Read more...

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Pakistan concerned over Muslim deaths in Myanmar


August 7th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari Tuesday expressed deep concern over the loss of life and property of Rohingya Muslims in ethnic clashes in Myanmar.The clashes took ... Read more...

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19 injured in Afghan mosque blast


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least 19 people were injured in Afghanistan when a powerful bomb exploded during Friday prayers in a mosque, a media report said.According to ... Read more...

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Rehman Malik takes oath as senator


July 28th, 2012 - 1:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 27 (IANS) Rehman Malik, advisor to Pakistani prime minister on interior affairs, Friday took oath as a senator, weeks after he was forced to step down over his ... Read more...

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Top Pakistani Taliban leadership eliminated: Malik


June 26th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 26 (IANS) The top leadership of the Pakistani Taliban has been eliminated, says Rehman Malik, the prime minister's advisor on interior affairs.Speaking to the media outside the ... Read more...

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Italy does not need EU help: Monti


June 13th, 2012 - 8:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 13 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has denied that his country requires any bailout from its European partners."We wanted (sic) to show with actions in our ... Read more...

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No delay in liberlising visa regime: Pakistani envoy


June 5th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) Pakistani High Commissioner Shahid Malik Tuesday ruled out any delay in signing an agreement on liberalizing the sub-continental visa regime due to the suspension ... Read more...

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Gilani calls off visit for Queen’s diamond jubilee


June 2nd, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Prime Minster Yousuf Raza Gilani has cancelled his plan to visit Britain and attend the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, following his busy engagements, Online news ... Read more...

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Pakistani Senate passes human rights bill


March 9th, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) Pakistani Senate Friday unanimously approved the Human Rights Bill, 2012, which prohibits intelligence agencies from illegally detaining any citizen, the Dawn News reported.The Pakistani parliament's upper ... Read more...

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US vows to ‘get tougher’ on trade enforcement


March 8th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 8 (IANS) US Trade Representative Ron Kirk has said Washington will "get tougher" on trade enforcement against the so-called "unfair trade practices" of its partners around the ... Read more...

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North Korea’s n-activity suspension modest first step: Clinton


March 1st, 2012 - 2:12 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) North Korea agreeing to suspend its nuclear activities is "a modest first step", said US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday."Today's announcement represents a modest first ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s poll panel is now independent


February 21st, 2012 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Senate has passed a constitutional amendment bill, providing an independent Election Commission and a neutral interim government set-up to oversee polls, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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External force trying to take away Balochistan: Rehman Malik


February 11th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that some "external powers" were conspiring to detach the Balochistan province from Pakistan by creating a volatile situation there.Malik ... Read more...

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Strike over attack on family of Pakistan politician


February 4th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 4 (IANS) A strike was observed Saturday in a southwestern Pakistani province against the killing of wife and daughter of an assembly member earlier this week.Balochistan assembly member ... Read more...

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43 Pakistanis held by pirates released: Minister


January 18th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Tuesday told the Senate that 43 Pakistani nationals taken hostage by pirates in four different incidents have been released by ... Read more...

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US House passes massive defence budget


December 15th, 2011 - 10:02 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) US House of Representatives Wednesday passed a massive defence budget, after making changes that the White House called would not constrain the administration's counterterrorism efforts.The ... Read more...

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Afghan policy under review: Pakistan


December 13th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 13 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Tuesday said the government was reviewing its policy on Afghanistan because a "prosperous, stable and peaceful" neighbour was in the ... Read more...

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Pentagon policy chief to step down


December 13th, 2011 - 8:51 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 13 (IANS) US Under Secretary of Defence for Policy Michele Flournoy has decided to quit the job, the Pentagon said Monday."Flournoy has today announced her intention to step ... Read more...

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Khar speaks to Hague on NATO strike


December 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Friday apprised British Foreign Secretary William Hague about the NATO air strikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.Khar received a phone ... Read more...

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Pakistan senate calls for unity against foreign aggression


December 2nd, 2011 - 10:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 2 (IANS) The Pakistan Senate Friday passed a unanimous resolution which said that in case of foreign aggression, the nation would stand united for the country's defence.The resolution ... Read more...

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US House approves faster green cards for Indian IT workers


December 1st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a move that may allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to obtain the so-called green cards faster, the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Mitt Romney is backed by Kelly Ayotte


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:49 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New Hampshire, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) "Joe and I are here today to endorse Governor Romney for president because we know that with his experience he will make sure that we get ... Read more...

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96-year-old Spanish man dies just after voting


November 21st, 2011 - 9:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 21 (IANS) A 96-year-old man died Sunday shortly after casting his vote in the Spanish general election, a media report said.The man, who voted in the Hortaleza area ... Read more...

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Quit, says SMS sent to 150 Pakistani MPs


November 20th, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 20 (IANS) As many as 150 Pakistani parliamentarians have received anonymous SMS messages that threatens they will be killed if they don't quit, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said.Malik ... Read more...

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Italy’s new government wins confidence vote


November 18th, 2011 - 7:26 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 18 (IANS) Italy's newly appointed Prime Minister Mario Monti and his government won the confidence vote in the upper house of parliament here Thursday.The Senate backed the new ... Read more...

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Pakistan oil firm runs up massive dues


November 5th, 2011 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 5 (IANS) Government organisations like the national air carrier and the railways are among the customers who have run up Rs.168 bn dues with the Pakistan State Oil ... Read more...

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Pakistan mulls protection fund for media


November 1st, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 1 (IANS) Pakistan is planning to provide health insurance for journalists as well as a protection fund for media personnel who die while performing their duty.Minister for Information ... Read more...

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West Virginia governor Earl Ray Tomblin talks about his future plans


October 5th, 2011 - 10:21 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Charleston, W.Va., Oct 5 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Democrat Earl Ray Tomblin won the West Virginia governorship race by using a strategy that might turn out to be the obvious in 2012. Tomblin distanced ... Read more...

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Pakistan can’t develop drone technology on its own


September 15th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) Pakistan right now does not have the capability to develop drone technology indigenously, a minister said.Minister for Defence Production Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi said in a written ... Read more...

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Rs.500,000 salary for 150 PIA officials


September 15th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 15 (IANS) More than 150 officials of national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) are getting a monthly salary of Rs.500,000 or more, the Senate has been told.Defence Minister ... Read more...

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Wisconsin recall elections to have effect on Presidential elections


August 10th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wisconsin, Aug 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Labor unions and Democrats in Wisconsin and throughout the United States were left disappointment on Tuesday when four incumbent Republicans survived recall votes. Six recall votes took ... Read more...

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Minnesota shutdown finally ends


July 20th, 2011 - 10:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Minnesota, July 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The state government shutdown in Minnesota is finally over after more than a fortnight. The thing came to its culmination when the Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton appended ... Read more...

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Mexico bans discrimination against disabled


May 29th, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, May 29 (IANS/EFE) Mexican President Felipe Calderon has passed a new law to provide anti-discrimination protection to people with disabilities.Calderon said that for the first time "the ban ... Read more...

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Gilani learnt about Osama raid at 2 a.m.


May 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) Pakistani Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani told Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani about the US operation against Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden at ... Read more...

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