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Eminent Bengali writer passes away


September 4th, 2012 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Eminent Bengali writer and Sahitya Akademi award winner Syed Mustafa Siraj died at a city hospital Tuesday after a brief illness, family sources said.Siraj, 82, was ... Read more...

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Olympics: Saudi Arabia girl attracts attention in judo


August 4th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 4 (IANS) Wojdan Shaherkani became the centre of attention at the judo arena as the first woman to represent Saudi Arabia at the Olympic Games.Shaherkani's Olympic journey lasted ... Read more...

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Indian Muslims split over wedding age ruling


June 8th, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Kolkata, June 8 (IANS) A Delhi High Court ruling that a Muslim girl can marry once she attains the age of puberty has sharply split the community, with clerics ... Read more...

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Congress asks Akhilesh to act against BSP leaders


May 18th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 18 (IANS) Calling for stringent action against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders found involved in graft, the Uttar Pradesh Congress Friday told the Samajwadi Party government that ... Read more...

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Pakistan disappointed over Bangladesh’s appeal against Asia Cup result


March 26th, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 26 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and senior cricketers expressed their disappointment over Bangladesh's decision to challenge the result of the recently concluded Asia Cup which was ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to protest against Cheema’s obstruction


March 25th, 2012 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 25 (IANS) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) will lodge a complaint with the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) over the collision between Mahmudullah ... Read more...

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Maudany denied bail in Bangalore blast case (Lead)


January 3rd, 2012 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the bail plea of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman Abdul Nazir Maudani, an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast case.An ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

West Bengal hooch deaths rise to 167 (Lead)


December 16th, 2011 - 5:46 pm ICT by IANS
Diamond Harbour (West Bengal), Dec 16 (IANS) More people continued to die in West Bengal after consuming spurious liquor with the toll mounting to 167 Friday afternoon. Nearly 100 ... Read more...

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Haqqanis deny killing Rabbani: BBC


October 3rd, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 3 (IANS) The Taliban-affiliated Haqqani network in an audio response to the BBC has denied its involvement in the killing of ex-Afghan president Burhanuddin Rabbani.Afghan officials blamed ... Read more...

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Senior Haqqani leader captured in Afghanistan: NATO


October 1st, 2011 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Oct 1 (IANS) A senior leader of the Haqqani network has been arrested in Afghanistan by the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the military alliance said in ... Read more...

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Bangladesh Cricket Board director questions Shakib’s axing


September 18th, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Sep 18 (IANS/CMC) Bangladesh Cricket Board director Enayet Hossain Siraj has questioned the axing of Shakib Al Hasan as captain, as the authorities begin shopping for a new skipper ahead ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing kills 34 in Peshawar funeral (Second Lead)


March 9th, 2011 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 9 (IANS) At least 34 mourners were killed and 42 injured Wednesday in a suicide attack at a funeral near Pakistan's Peshawar city, media reports said.The blast ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

List of those sentenced in Godhra case


March 1st, 2011 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) Of the 31 people convicted in the 2002 Godhra train carnage case, 11 have been sentenced to death and 20 to life imprisonment.Those sentenced to death are:Ismail Sujela ... Read more...

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Noose for 11, life for 20 in Godhra train burning (Third Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) A special court Tuesday sent to the gallows 11 people and gave life imprisonment to 20 others for the February 2002 burning of a train coach in Gujarat's ... Read more...

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Godhra train burning: death for 11, life for 20 (Second Lead)


March 1st, 2011 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, March 1 (IANS) A special court here Tuesday sent to the gallows 11 people and gave life imprisonment to 20 others for the February 2002 burning of a train coach in ... Read more...

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List of 31 convicted in Godhra case


February 22nd, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (IANS) The following is the list of 31 people convicted in the Godhra train burning case: 1. Haji Bilal 2. Razzak Kurkur 3. Shauqat Pitadi 4. Salim Zarda 5. Jabir Binyamin Behra 6. Abdul ... Read more...

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‘Drunk’ Sami faces investigation over hotel brawl


December 16th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec 16(ANI): Pakistani fast bowler and Karachi Blues captain Mohammad Sami is under investigation after being accused of brawling and damaging hotel furniture while drunk, Karachi City Cricket Association (KCCA) President ... Read more...

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‘Pakistani leadership lives in self-delusion’


November 19th, 2010 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
By Meenakshi Iyer New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Pakistan is a victim of many delusions - a country where the army and civilian leadership "live in perpetual self-delusion" and take on "jihadist ... Read more...

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PDP chief Maudany arrested, brought to Bangalore (Night Lead)


August 18th, 2010 - 1:21 am ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram/Bangalore, Aug 17 (IANS) People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Abdul Nazir Maudany was arrested Tuesday for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Bangalore bombings. He was brought to the Karnataka capital late ... Read more...

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PDP leader Maudany arrested, asks followers to remain peaceful (Third Lead)


August 17th, 2010 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17 (IANS) People's Democratic Party (PDP) chief Abdul Nazir Maudany was Tuesday arrested for his alleged involvement in the 2008 Bangalore bombings. As he was being taken to Bangalore, he ... Read more...

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Gautam Ghose’s ‘Moner Manush’ Is An Indo-Bangladeshi Joint Venture


August 4th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 4, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Renowned Bengali film director Gautam Ghose is ready with his latest venture titled Moner Manush (The Man of the Heart), which is an Indo-Bangladeshi joint venture. ... Read more...

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Zoom TV to start ‘Crime & Bollywood’ drama series


June 19th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) After producing several chat shows, biography shows and countdown programmes on Bollywood, lifestyle and entertainment channel Zoom is entering the fictional space with a new drama series ... Read more...

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Kerala daily to serve as Indian community link for Abu Dhabi police (Lead)


June 14th, 2010 - 9:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 14 (IANS/WAM) Siraj Malayalam, a Kerala-based daily here, will serve as a media conduit to the Indian community in the UAE for the Abu Dhabi Police. Siraj, which has an ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Truck ploughs into school, one killed, 25 injured


April 27th, 2010 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) A school student was killed and 25 others were injured Tuesday after a speeding truck ploughed into a school in Uttar Pradesh's Farrukhabad district, police said.Of the 25 ... Read more...

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Ragpickers arrested for robberies


April 12th, 2010 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Four ragpickers have been arrested for their involvement in a number of robberies in the national capital, police said Monday. "The accused were identified as Siraj, 27, Nizam ... Read more...

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Pakistan offers to talk to Taliban to stem India’s influence: NYT


February 10th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 10 (IANS) Pakistan has offered to mediate with Taliban factions in return for a friendly Afghanistan and ways to stem the growing Indian presence there, the New York ... Read more...

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Pakistan rebuffs US on Taliban crackdown: NYT


December 15th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) Demands by the US for Pakistan to crack down on the strongest Taliban warrior in Afghanistan Siraj Haqqani, whose fighters pose the biggest threat to American forces, ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Kashmir Tulip garden gears up to lure tourists


December 1st, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal BhatSrinagar, Dec 1 (ANI): Preparations are in full swing in the renowned tulip garden of Srinagar ahead of the seasonal Tulip festival.Authorities in the region are busy planting saplings ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi film bags top honour at London fest


July 16th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 16 (IANS) Bangladeshi filmmaker Murad Parvez's directorial debut "Chandragrahan" won the top award at the Rainbow Film Festival held in London. An adaptation of Syed Mustafa Siraj's literary work "Ranighater Brittanto", ... Read more...

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Pak Taliban eyes new allies in wake of renewed US offensive


July 10th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 10 (ANI): Increased pressure from the US and the Pakistani Army on the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and al Qaeda may force them to join hands with the militant Sunni radical ... Read more...

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Mehsud rejects Mullah Omar’s appeal of stopping terror activities in Pak


June 20th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, June 20 (ANI): In yet another incident which proves that fissures in the Taliban are getting wider, the Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud has rejected the calls of the Taliban's ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Pakistan hits Taliban amid Swat valley exodus (Second Lead)


May 7th, 2009 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 7 (DPA) Pakistani jets strafed militant positions in the troubled Swat district Thursday as civilians struggled to flee the escalating conflict, officials and locals said. The fresh fighting came as ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Tulip festival begins in Kashmir


April 8th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal ButtSrinagar, Apr 8 (ANI): Seven-day long tulip festival being held here has given a boost to tourism in Kashmir.One of the largest tulip flower garden in Srinagar, 'Siraj ... Read more...

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Maudany - topic of war of words between Kerala’s rival fronts


March 23rd, 2009 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, March 23 (IANS) The new found closeness between the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), led by Abdul Nasir Maudany, is the topic of war of ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Holi scuffle claims life in Delhi, two arrested


March 12th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Two people have been arrested and two minors detained after a young man was killed in a scuffle over Holi celebration here Wednesday, the police said Thursday. Siraj ... Read more...

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