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Delhi government plans to hire 1,000 Urdu teachers


July 9th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The Delhi government plans to appoint around 1,000 Urdu teachers , an official said Monday."The government has sent a proposal for appointing around 1,000 Urdu ... Read more...

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Pakistani Taliban bans polio vaccination


June 17th, 2012 - 3:13 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 17 (IANS) Taliban militants have banned a polio vaccination programme in Pakistan over US drone attacks.The ban will adversely impact the already deteriorating health condition in North ... Read more...

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Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poems translated into German


May 27th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 27 (IANS) Works of noted subcontinental Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, globally recognised as one who believed in social reform and devoted his poetry to the uplift of ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh mosques double up as primary schools (With Image)


February 7th, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 7 (IANS) Amid the mushrooming convent schools, mosques still continue to be popular centres of learning at least up to the primary class level in Uttar ... Read more...

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Kolkata literary fest to honour Tagore


December 19th, 2011 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2012 will celebrate the 150th and centenary birth anniversaries of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, respectively, ... Read more...

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Washington University launches Urdu website


April 13th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) St. Louis based Washington University has launched an Urdu website featuring for the first time a web-based Nastaliq font that displays whether or not it is ... Read more...

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Indian stars enthral Pakistanis at Lahore peace fest


February 14th, 2011 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) Singing and dancing to the poetry of eminent Pakistani poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Bollywood stars Shabana Azmi and Ila Arun enthralled the crowd at the two-day Faiz Peace ... Read more...

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Sibal stresses on promoting Urdu


January 5th, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) A national strategy is needed to preserve the heritage of the Urdu language, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said here Wednesday."We need to preserve the past ... Read more...

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‘Dastangoi’ promoting harmony in New Delhi


December 12th, 2010 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Maryam YasminNew Delhi, Dec.12 (ANI): Dastangoi, which means to tell a Dastan or story being recited in the Urdu language, is witnessing the participation of scores of persons belonging to ... Read more...

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Pakistani newspapers apologise for publishing ‘fake’ anti-India WikiLeaks cables


December 10th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Dec 10 (ANI): Leading Pakistani newspapers, which had published fake WikiLeaks cables attacking the Indian Army for false propaganda, have acknowledged that their reports were unauthentic.The Express Tribune published an apology ... Read more...

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Pak media publish ‘fake’ WikiLeaks cables attacking India for false propoganda


December 10th, 2010 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI): The whistle blower website WikiLeaks is being exploited for propaganda purposes against India by Pakistani newspapers, which have published fake cables attacking the Indian Army.Citing the WikiLeaks ... Read more...

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‘Apologetic’ US in damage control mode amid WikiLeaks expose about Pak


December 1st, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): The United States has expressed its regret over the disclosure of confidential cables by whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which, among other things has revealed the tensions between the US ... Read more...

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Pakistan government investigating assets of cricketers (Roundup)


September 6th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
London/Islamabad, Sep 6 (IANS) The Pakistan government announced Monday that it will investigate the assets of past and present cricketers in the wake of three players Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif and Mohammed ... Read more...

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Government assures steps to promote Urdu


August 5th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) The central government will take appropriate steps to promote the Urdu language, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in the Lok Sabha Thursday. Mukherjee's assurance came after the ... Read more...

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Madarsas in Delhi to be provided computers


June 25th, 2010 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 24 (IANS) Outlining measures to promote the Urdu language in Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday said computers will be provided to madarsas to enhance the employment opportunities of ... Read more...

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Madhuri Gupta: A lonely woman exploited for her insecurities?


April 30th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) She was a lonely spinster with a taste for life's good and extravagant things. She also bore a grudge against her superiors. And when Madhuri Gupta ... Read more...

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Pakistani court frees pro-Taliban cleric’s sons


August 26th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 26 (DPA) A Pakistani court granted bail Wednesday to the sons of a radical cleric who mediated a failed peace pact to end a Taliban insurgency in the troubled ... Read more...

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Pakistani villagers rise up against Taliban, kill 11 (Roundup)


June 7th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 7 (DPA) Hundreds of people have risen up against Taliban fighters in a district in Pakistan's northwestern region, killing at least 11 as troops continued operations against the militants ... Read more...

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Hindi, Urdu teaching to be promoted in US varsity


June 3rd, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 3 (IANS) Indiana University in the US has been given a government grant of $119,999 to educate middle and high school teachers and students in Hindi and Urdu, ... Read more...

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Pakistan expands fight in Swat’s main town


May 24th, 2009 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (DPA) Pakistani troops gained ground in Mingora, Swat valley's main town, Sunday as they fought house to house in what the military called "the most important phase" of ... Read more...

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Suspected US missile strike kills eight in Pakistan (Lead)


May 12th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (DPA) A suspected US missile strike Tuesday in Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan killed at least eight people, officials and media reports said. Multiple missiles fired by US pilotless ... Read more...

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Pakistani cleric pledges peace after Sharia law approval


April 14th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 14 (DPA) Pro-Taliban cleric Sufi Mohammad pledged peace in the Swat valley Tuesday as the Pakistani government approved Islamic Sharia law for the troubled north-western region, to honour a ... Read more...

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PCB awaits ICL’s reply on its cricketers


April 7th, 2009 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, April 7 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is awaiting a reply from the Indian Cricket League (ICL) regarding the status of their players who had defected to the rebel Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Legislator killed in Pakistan bomb attack (Lead)


February 11th, 2009 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (DPA) A provincial lawmaker was killed and eight more people were wounded Wednesday in a blast in Pakistan's troubled northwest, as US Special Representative Richard Holbrooke visited the region ... Read more...

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Dilip Kumar to be conferred honorary doctorate by Urdu University


January 20th, 2009 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Thespian Dilip Kumar will be conferred with honorary doctorate by Maulana Azad National Urdu University here next month.Kumar, one of the greatest actors of Indian cinema, will be ... Read more...

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Urdu university educational programmes on AIR


January 6th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Jan 6 (IANS) The Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) will now offer distance education programmes for its students over state owned All India Radio (AIR).The directorate of distance education of ... Read more...

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Three security personnel, 13 Taliban killed in Pakistan


November 5th, 2008 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 4 (DPA) At least 13 Taliban militants and three security personnel were killed Tuesday in aerial strikes by government forces and attacks by Islamist insurgents in northwest Pakistan, officials and ... Read more...

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Strong aftershocks cause panic in Pakistan’s southwest


October 29th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 29 (DPA) Strong aftershocks caused panic in Pakistan's southwest where a pre-dawn earthquake killed at least 160 people, media reports said Wednesday.The strongest aftershock measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale ... Read more...

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Mayawati announces slew of projects for Muslims


October 13th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 13 (IANS) Wooing members of the Muslim community ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday announced a slew of schemes aiming to promote education among ... Read more...

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PCB chairman unhappy with coach Lawsons performance


October 10th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad , Oct 10 (ani): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) new chairman Ijaz Butt has said that he is unhappy with the performance of the national teams coach Geoff Lawson.There is a ... Read more...

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Pak still habours colonial designs over neighbouring Afghanistan


September 18th, 2008 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sept.18 (ANI): Pakistans desire to have a colonial like influence over neighboring Afghanistan is showing no signs of diminishing, believes a columnist for the magazine, Vanity Fair. According to Christopher Hitchens, ... Read more...

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Naseeruddin Shah or Victor Banerjee? Director Dholakia undecided


September 16th, 2008 - 9:23 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 16 (IANS) Director Rahul Dholakia is finding it tough to finalise the cast for his film on militancy in Kashmir, especially for characters based on real-life politicians. He just can't ... Read more...

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Pakistani ‘dictator’s’ wife comes to Scotland


August 23rd, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 23 (IANS) While former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf shuffles his choices in life after politics, an unnamed Pakistani dictator's wife still seems to be in the thick of things - ... Read more...

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Suicide bombing in Pakistani hospital kills 23 (Lead)


August 19th, 2008 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (DPA) At least 23 people, including two policemen, were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a hospital in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province (NWFP), officials ... Read more...

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Monsoon rain, flood kill more than 100 in Pakistan


August 5th, 2008 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Islamabad, Aug 5 (DPA) Monsoon rain and flooding wreaked havoc throughout Pakistan, killing more than 100 people overnight and causing widespread destruction, media reports said Tuesday. The majority of the casualties were ... Read more...

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