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William Dalrymple sad over Hyderabad shedding its past


September 11th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Sep 11 (IANS) Historian and writer William Dalrymple is sad that Hyderabad has shed much of its past and called for a major effort for conservation and to popularize ... Read more...

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Drone strike kills five more in Pakistan


August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Sunday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, said media reports.... Read more...

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Arms cache unearthed in J&K;


August 4th, 2012 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Aug 4 (IANS) A cache of arms and ammunition have been recovered from a remote mountainous forest area in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, an army official said Saturday.Security ... Read more...

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23 injured in Lahore blasts


August 2nd, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 2 (IANS) At least 23 people were injured in eastern Pakistan's Lahore city Wednesday night when two bombs went off at a market, police said.The blasts took place ... Read more...

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Pakistan may launch anti-terror operation


June 8th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 8 (IANS) The Pakistani government may launch a major anti-terror operation in the country after Friday's deadly bus bomb attack, a media report said.Information Minister of Khyber ... Read more...

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Four kids dead in Lahore hospital fire (Lead)


June 7th, 2012 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) A massive fire broke out Thursday in the children's emergency ward at a government hospital in Lahore, killing at least four children and injuring 21, officials ... Read more...

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Four kids die in Lahore hospital fire


June 7th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (IANS) At least four children were killed and 17 injured Thursday in a fire that broke out at a government hospital in Pakistani metropolis Lahore, Geo News ... Read more...

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22 language centres shut down in Pakistan


May 11th, 2012 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 11 (IANS) At least 22 language teaching centres have been closed in Pakistan's Peshawar city after a ban on the admission of foreigners, a media report said Friday.More ... Read more...

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Kids with mother tongue English a minority in British schools


March 23rd, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) Children whose mother tongue is English are now in the minority at more than 1,600 schools across England, and Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati and Tamil are among ... Read more...

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RGV’s 26/11 movie goes on floors


March 16th, 2012 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's most ambitious film on 26/11 Mumbai attacks finally goes on floors Friday and it will be shot in four different languages ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Pakistan drone strike


March 13th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least eight people were killed Tuesday in a drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, media reports said.According to Xinhua, most local media reports said ... Read more...

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Osama’s compound in Pakistan razed


February 26th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 26 (IANS) The three-storey compound of the slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan is being demolished.The white mansion, where the militant leader took refuge, sits ... Read more...

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Mamata has betrayed Muslims on Urdu: Rights group


February 13th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 13 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has betrayed the Muslims by not keeping her election promise of introducing Urdu as the second official language in ... Read more...

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Militants kill three policemen in Pakistan


February 2nd, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 2 (IANS) Three policemen were killed by Taliban militants in northwest Pakistan.The militants attacked them when they were patrolling in Lakki Marwat area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province ... Read more...

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Kashmir education minister cheated for son’s exam? (Lead)


January 30th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar/Jammu, Jan 30 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for senior Congress leader and Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Peerzada Sayeed, a newspaper in Srinagar Monday carried the facsimile of an ... Read more...

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Kashmir education minister cheated for son’s exam?


January 30th, 2012 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Jan 30 (IANS) In a major embarrassment for senior Congress leader and Education Minister Peerzada Sayeed, a local newspaper Monday carried the facsimile of an answer sheet in two ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi spreads public health awareness


December 11th, 2011 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Dec 11 (IANS/WAM) Abu Dhabi's municipal body has launched an awareness campaign to explain the importance of maintaining public sanitation in the city's streets and neighbourhoods.The drive's objective ... Read more...

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Pakistan bans offensive words in texts


November 21st, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Islamabad, Nov 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority’s list of offensive words surprisingly includes "JESUS CHRIST." The list will come into force on Monday (21st of November 2011) but ahead of ... Read more...

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Pakistan steps into absurdsville by banning words: Daily


November 21st, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 21 (IANS) Pakistan has stepped into "absurdsville" by moving to block some 1,500 words from text messages, said a daily.Daily Times editorially said Monday that it seems ... Read more...

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Chief justice of Pakistani Kashmir attacked


October 25th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 25 (IANS) Ghulam Mustafa Mughal, the chief justice of the Pakistani Kashmir high court, was injured Tuesday when gunmen opened fire at him.Mughal came under attack when he ... Read more...

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Hyderabad to host seminar on Islamic art, culture


October 24th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 24 (IANS) A three-day international seminar on Islamic art and culture will be inaugurated by Vice President Mohammed Hamid Ansari here from Nov 25, organizing secretary Khalid Saeed ... Read more...

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US visas for Indians rise


October 24th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Underlining the burgeoning India-US relationship, the US mission has issued over 490,000 non-immigrant visas to Indian tourists, students and businessmen in the last year, an ... Read more...

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10 militants among 15 killed in Pakistan clash (Lead)


September 18th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 18 (IANS) Ten militants and five securitymen were killed Sunday during a clash at a checkpost in northwest Pakistan, Xinhua reported.Fighting erupted when militants attacked the checkpost in ... Read more...

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29 injured as train derails in Pakistan (Lead)


September 10th, 2011 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 29 people were injured when a passenger train derailed Saturday in eastern Pakistan, Xinhua reported.The accident occurred around 5.00 a.m. at Sara-e-Alamgir village in ... Read more...

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10 killed in Pakistan bus accident (Lead)


September 6th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) Ten people, among them four women, were killed and several others were injured when their bus fell into a deep ravine in southern Pakistan Tuesday, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Zardari pulls up Sindh minister


August 24th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has told a provincial minister, who asked Interior Minister Rehman Malik not to make frequent visits to violence-hit Karachi, that he ... Read more...

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19 NATO tankers torched in Pakistan


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 22 (IANS) Nineteen NATO oil tankers went up in flames Monday afternoon after gunmen opened fire at the vehicles in southwest Pakistan.The attack occurred around 2.30 p.m. in ... Read more...

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Six policemen killed in Karachi attack


August 20th, 2011 - 6:05 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 20 (IANS) At least six policemen were killed and 50 others were injured early Saturday when a police vehicle was attacked by militants in Pakistani port city of ... Read more...

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Five policemen among six killed in Peshawar blasts (Lead)


August 11th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Six people, including five policemen, were killed and 28 others were injured Thursday in bomb attacks in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar city, Xinhua reported.Five policemen were killed ... Read more...

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Two blasts in Peshawar, three injured


August 11th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 11 (IANS) Three people were injured in a suicide blast at a checkpost in northwest Pakistan's Peshawar city Thursday, Xinhua reported. This followed another blast near the same ... Read more...

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Blasts near Pakistan checkpost


August 10th, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 9 (IANS) Three blasts were heard Tuesday night near a security checkpost in southwest Pakistan, Xinhua reported.The explosions occurred around 9.30 p.m. near a checkpost in Panjgur district ... Read more...

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An Urdu speaking parrot in Britain


August 8th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) A parrot in Britain has learnt to speak in English and Urdu as well after the bird's owner trained him to utter Islamic phrases.Two-year-old African grey ... Read more...

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Journalist shot, succumbs in hospital


August 5th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) A journalist, working with an Urdu TV channel in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad, was shot dead by unidentified assailants here, police said Friday.Police said that Mohammad ... Read more...

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Deploy army in Karachi, demands MQM chief


August 4th, 2011 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 4 (IANS) Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain has demanded that the army should be deployed in violence-hit Karachi.Hussain Wednesday said the army as well as ... Read more...

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Two kids killed in Pakistan bombing (Lead)


August 1st, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) At least two children were killed and three other people were injured Monday in a blast in Pakistan's Quetta city, Xinhua reported.Urdu TV channel Samaa said ... Read more...

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