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Checking traffic violations in Srinagar the way Mahatma Gandhi would have (Letter from Srinagar) (With image)


September 10th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 10 (IANS) If you commit a traffic offence in this Jammu and Kashmir summer capital, don't be surprised if you are politely stopped, given a glass of water ... Read more...

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14 Pakistanis sign up for Hockey India League auction


September 9th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) The vastly experienced Sohail Abbas is among 14 Pakistan hockey stars who have signed up for the inaugural Hockey India League to be held from ... Read more...

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Pakistan shoots ‘Heer Ranjha’ on original sites


April 10th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 10 (IANS) Fans of eternal romances like "Heer Ranjha" will now be able to watch a new version on a Pakistani TV channel, which has shot a musical ... Read more...

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Jharkhand terror suspect taken to Delhi (Second Lead)


March 2nd, 2012 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
Ranchi/New Delhi/Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) A terror suspect, who was arrested in Jharkhand and on whose tip-off his two associates were arrested in the national capital, was handed over to ... Read more...

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LeT now targets local youths with passports: Police


March 2nd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 1 (IANS) Changing its strategy, the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrilla outfit has been trying to engage local boys, holding passports, after its foreign cadres started coming under pressure from ... Read more...

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Central contracts for Pakistan hockey players


February 18th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Pakistan Hockey Federation has approved performance-oriented central contracts for leading national players for a three-month period, starting Jan 1.The players will continue to receive ... Read more...

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Shakeel Abbasi to lead Pakistan hockey team, Sohail Abbas back


October 11th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Oct 11 (IANS) Shakeel Abbasi has replaced the ailing Mohammad Imran as the captain of the Pakistani hockey team for the tri-series in Australia.The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has ... Read more...

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Asian Champions Trophy: Goalie Sreejes stars in India’s win over Pakistan


September 11th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ordos (China), Sep 11 (IANS) India registered a sensational 4-2 victory over arch-rivals Pakistan via the tie-breaker to lift the first edition of the men's hockey Asian Champion Trophy here ... Read more...

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Pakistan drop seniors for Asian Champions Trophy hockey


August 19th, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) The Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) has dropped senior players Sohail Abbas, Rehan Butt, goalkeeper Salman Akber, Waseem Ahmed and Shakeel Abbasi from the 18-member squad for ... Read more...

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10 killed, 42 wounded in Kashmir bus accident


July 30th, 2011 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 30 (IANS) At least 10 passengers were killed and 42 were injured when a bus fell into a stream in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, police said. The bus was ... Read more...

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In exile, Husain wanted to destroy his paintings: Son


July 4th, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Forced to live away from India, M.F. Husain at one time wanted to destroy all his paintings, says his son Owais Husain who is hungering ... Read more...

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Thousands reach Kashmir base camps for Amarnath Yatra (Second Lead)


June 28th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 28 (IANS) Over 5,000 pilgrims Tuesday reached the Baltal base camp in north Kashmir and another 2,000 poured into south Kashmir's Nunwan base camp Pahalgam resort town ... Read more...

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Blast at Kashmir scrap dealer’s home, one killed


June 7th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 7 (IANS) One person was killed and two injured in a powerful explosion at the home of a scrap dealer in Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday afternoon, police said.The ... Read more...

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After Pakistan, ‘Coke Studio’ to rock India


May 20th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 20 (IANS) After wooing music lovers in Pakistan, "Coke Studio", a popular musical concept, now comes to India and it will bring together 45 musicians from different ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Rahat thanks Malik for support during detention


February 20th, 2011 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 20 (IANS) Beleaguered singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan telephoned Pakistani Interior Minister Rehman Malik from India Sunday and "thanked him for providing help during the legal troubles over the past ... Read more...

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Kashmir avalanche buries three


February 9th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Feb 9 (IANS) Three members of a family were buried alive when an avalanche hit an isolated village in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday.The tragedy took place in Thimran (Shangus) in Anantnag ... Read more...

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Terrorist-stone pelter nexus unearthed in Kashmir


December 19th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Dec 19 (IANS) Two modules of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizbul Mujahideen were busted Sunday in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, thus unearthing a nexus between the guerrillas and the stone pelters ... Read more...

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Making sacrifices, feeding poor, Indian Muslims mark Eid-ul-Azha (Roundup)


November 17th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) If there was sporadic violence in Kashmir Valley, there was also the heartwarming gesture of Muslims in a Maharashtra town deferring the traditional goat sacrifice as a ... Read more...

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Thousands offer Eid prayers amid sporadic violence in Kashmir


November 17th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Nov 17 (IANS) Thousands of Muslims offered Eid-ul-Azha prayers across the Kashmir Valley Wednesday even as youth at some places clashed with the security forces, pelting stones and raising pro-freedom slogans.Some ... Read more...

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Jammu and Kashmir Police arrests timber smuggler on stone-pelting charges


November 1st, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Srinagar, Nov.1 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir police arrested a timber smuggler for smuggling and instigating stone-pelting.The Deputy Inspector General, South Kashmir, Shafqat Ahmad Watali said that police succeeded in arresting Nazir Ahmad ... Read more...

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Zeeshan to lead Pakistan men’s hockey team in CWG


September 28th, 2010 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Sep 28 (IANS) Experienced defender Zeeshan Ashraf has passed a fitness test and will lead Pakistan in the Commonwealth Games hockey tournament in Delhi next month. Ashraf is at the helm of ... Read more...

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Two critically injured in continuing Kashmir violence


September 12th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 12 (IANS) A youth was critically wounded Sunday as security forces fired at protesters who attacked the house of a minister in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, defying the curfew imposed ... Read more...

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Butt, Akmal asked to hand over their mobile records


September 7th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has asked Pakistan cricketers Salman Butt and Kamran Akmal to hand over their mobile-phone-records during the Asia Cup as the two are ... Read more...

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Now, Pak selector says ’spot-fixing’ players ‘innocent till proven guilty’


September 3rd, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep 3(ANI): Pakistan selector Mohammad Ilyas insists that the PCB's decision to drop captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif does not prove that they are guilty of the charges ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Seven Pak athletes get two-year ban for failing dope test


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 23(ANI): Seven Pakistani track and field athletes, including a javelin thrower scheduled to take part in the Delhi Commonwealth Games, have been suspended for two years after being tested positive ... Read more...

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Curfew in Kashmir, shoe-thrower get hero’s welcome (Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Aug 18 (IANS) Curfew continued in most towns of the Kashmir Valley Wednesday with sporadic clashes reported between stone-pelting mobs and security personnel while the suspended policeman who threw a shoe ... Read more...

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Eight Pak athletes fail dope test, face two-year ban


August 15th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 15(ANI): Pakistan's athletics arena appears to be crumbling as eight more athletes have failed to clear the dope test, and face a two-year ban."Muhammad Imran (Army) who is a ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

India-Pakistan border guards meet at Wagah-Attari check post


August 9th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWagah, Aug. 9 (ANI): A meeting of the Border guards of India and Pakistan Rangers is underway to discuss various border-related issues at the Wagah-Attari joint check post.The ... Read more...

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Senior cop killed in Taliban suicide attack in Pakistan (Lead)


August 5th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Inspector General of the Frontier Constabulary (FC), Sifwat Ghayur, was killed in a suicide attack Wednesday in the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar, police said, ... Read more...

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Pak reserve keeper reveals fitness issues on Facebook


August 1st, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 1(ANI): Pakistan's reserve wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider has escaped punishment despite revealing details of his fitness problems on social networking site Facebook.Haider wrote on his profile page that he had ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Abbas overlooked for Pakistan’s CWG and Asian Games squads


July 29th, 2010 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, July 29 (IANS) Pakistan's hockey selectors Thursday ignored veteran drag-flick ace Sohail Abbas for the preliminary squad for this year's Commonwealth Games in Delhi and Asian Games in Guangzhou, China. A 25-man ... Read more...

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Pakistan-Afghanistan border trade deal challenged in court


July 24th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lahore, July 24 (IANS) A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court Saturday against the Pakistan-Afghanistan border trade deal, saying it will facilitate poppy and arms smuggling in the region, a ... Read more...

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Pakistan recalls senior players in hockey team


June 30th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 30 (IANS) Pakistan Wednesday recalled almost all of its previously discarded senior players in the national hockey team in a bid to bolster the team ahead of the year's two ... Read more...

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‘Gilgit Baltistan and Shafqat Inquilabi’ (Part 2)


June 13th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
(Cont.)In any case, naita jees of APHC have myopic view of the struggle and want to see everything with the lenses of religion. Apart from that their struggle is very heavily commercialised ... Read more...

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‘Gilgit Baltistan and Shafqat Inquilabi’ (Part 1)


June 13th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Dr. Shabir ChoudhryLondon, June 13 (ANI): For the first time in the past 63 years, rulers of Pakistani AdministeredKashmir were allowed to visit Gilgit Baltistan, area of the State which has ... Read more...

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