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Pakistan hopes to end polio in two years


June 1st, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Alhough natural calamities and militancy have hit the war against polio, Pakistan hopes to eradicate it from most parts of the country in two years.But ... Read more...

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‘Low chances of polio coming to India from Pakistan’


May 31st, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) Despite apprehensions, India is not at risk of the polio virus being exported from Pakistan, the Pakistani Prime Minister's Focal Person for Polio Shahnaz ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Kabul attack after Obama visit (Lead)


May 2nd, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 2 (IANS) Eight people were killed and 17 injured in suicide bombings and a gunbattle in the Afghan capital Wednesday, hours after US President Barack Obama's Kabul ... Read more...

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Pakistan dam develops cracks


February 21st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) A committee will probe the cause behind cracks that have appeared in a dam in Pakistan's Gilgit-Baltistan region.Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly Speaker Wazir Baig Monday constituted ... Read more...

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Karnataka man unknowingly dials Hina Rabbani Khar


February 13th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 13 (IANS) The mobile phone number of Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar will not be known to many people, including VIPs in that country. But a 22-year-old ... Read more...

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Vidhu Vinod Chopra urges reopening of theatres in Kashmir


December 13th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has written an open letter to the Jammu and Kashmir government to reopen theatres in the valley, which were closed in ... Read more...

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Pakistan renames women’s panel


July 1st, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 1 (IANS) Pakistan's National Commission on the Status of Women will now be known as the 'National Commission for Women' and it will be an autonomous body following ... Read more...

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Suicide blast rocks Kabul hospital


May 21st, 2011 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, May 21 (IANS) Casualties are feared after a suicide bomber blew himself up in the emergency ward of a military hospital in the Afghan capital Saturday, Xinhua reported.The attacker ... Read more...

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Pakistan faces “education emergency” with 10 per cent of world’s out-of-school children


March 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 9(ANI): Pakistan faces an "education emergency" that costs the economic equivalent of its flood disaster every year, a new education campaign has warned.The March for Education campaign, launched with the ... Read more...

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Haqqani network growing in Pakistan despite drone strikes


February 14th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 14 (IANS) The Haqqani terror network is flourishing in Pakistan despite a surge in US drone strikes and there are "no signs of it getting weak", an official said.The ... Read more...

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Sub-par round wins Arshad Ali Haryana Open golf title


February 11th, 2011 - 9:20 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Feb 11 (IANS) Arshad Ali brought home the first and only sub-par round of the tournament to sneak ahead of the early leaders to win the Haryana Open at the Golden ... Read more...

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Terror attack on Kabul supermarket kills 9


January 29th, 2011 - 12:40 am ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bombing in the Afghan capital of Kabul killed at least nine people on Friday, officials said. Foreigners were among the casualties.The attack took place at ... Read more...

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Asian Games squash: Successful day for India (Lead)


November 22nd, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
Guangzhou, Nov 22 (IANS) Indian men and women registered convincing wins and stayed on course for a semifinal berth in the squash team event at the Asian Games here Monday.The men's team ... Read more...

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‘Worst-ever flooding could destabilize Pak government in coming months’


September 6th, 2010 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Thata Sial (Pakistan), Sep 6(ANI): Pakistani officials, diplomats and aid workers have warned that while a civil unrest has so far been averted, the aftermath of the worst-ever flooding in the ... Read more...

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24 killed in suicide blasts in Pakistan (Second lead, Superseding earlier story)


August 23rd, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 17 people, including a former member of the National Assembly (MNA), were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque ... Read more...

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24 killed in suicide blasts in Pakistan (Lead)


August 23rd, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Aug 23 (IANS) At least 17 people, including a member of the National Assembly (MNA), were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque ... Read more...

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British couple killed in Pakistan


August 9th, 2010 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS) A Pakistani-origin British couple have been allegedly shot dead in Pakistan, when they went to resolve a dispute over their daughter's wedding. Gul Wazir and his wife reportedly travelled ... Read more...

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For Pak Education Minister, MNA’s holding fake degrees is a “small mistake”


July 2nd, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, July 2 (ANI): Pakistan Education Minister Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali does not attach much importance to the issue of scores of Members of National Assembly (MNA) having fake degrees, as he ... Read more...

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Dig into history, urban war, illicit love (IANS Books This Week)


June 10th, 2010 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Here are five new books to add to your reading list this week: 1. "The Begum's Secret": Written by A.K. Srikumar; Published by Penguin Books-India; Priced at Rs.299.For ... Read more...

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Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir protest Taliban act, call shutdown Tuesday


February 22nd, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 22 (IANS) Sikh organisations in Jammu and Kashmir have called for a general strike Tuesday to protest against the beheading of a Sikh by the Taliban near Pakistan's Peshawar ... Read more...

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Pak Army has scored `straight A’ in Waziristan operations: Ex-envoy


February 18th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.18 (ANI): Presentations often reveal as much about the thought processes and intellect and the professional competence of the presenter as the choice of words do his communication skills, says a ... Read more...

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PCB forms committee to probe Australia debacle


February 1st, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Monday formed an inquiry committee to evaluate the national team's pathetic showing on the tour of Australia. Pakistan was whitewashed in the three-match Test ... Read more...

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Three bomb attacks kill 15 in Afghanistan (Fourth Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
By Farhad Peikar Kabul, Dec 15 (DPA) Two suicide attackers killed 10 people Tuesday while another bomb in eastern Afghanistan killed four local workers and one Nepali man, officials said.In central ... Read more...

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India condemns Kabul blast incident as two Indians injured, diplomats’ houses damaged


December 15th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec.15 (ANI): India on Tuesday condemned the suicide car attack, occurred this morning near a hotel in Kabul which injured two Indians and partly damaged houses of three Indian diplomats ... Read more...

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India condemns Kabul blast, two Indians injured


December 15th, 2009 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 15 (IANS) India Tuesday strongly condemned the blast in the diplomatic area in Kabul that killed at least four civilians. Three residences of Indian embassy personnel were damaged ... Read more...

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Eight killed in Kabul diplomatic enclave bombing (Third Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 15 (DPA) Eight people, including four women, were killed and 40 were injured Tuesday in a suicide bombing in Kabul's diplomatic enclave, officials said. A Taliban spokesman denied involvement in ... Read more...

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Five killed in Kabul bombing (Second Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 15 (DPA) Afghan President Hamid Karzai said five people, including two women, were killed in a suspected suicide attack at the diplomatic enclave of Kabul Tuesday. Speaking to senior government officials ... Read more...

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Explosion rocks diplomatic enclave in Kabul (Lead)


December 15th, 2009 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 15 (DPA) A massive explosion rocked the diplomatic enclave of the Afghan capital Kabul Tuesday, causing unknown casualties and damage to several cars and houses, a police official said. The apparent ... Read more...

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Four killed, several injured in Kabul blast


December 15th, 2009 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Dec. 15 (ANI): A large explosion rocked Kabul's main diplomatic and government residential district on Tuesday morning killing at least four civilians and injuring several others.The blast occurred hours before President ... Read more...

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Blast rocks diplomatic enclave in Afghan capital


December 15th, 2009 - 1:26 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Dec 15 (DPA) A massive explosion rocked the diplomatic enclave of Kabul city Tuesday, causing unknown casualties and damage to several cars and houses, a police official said. The blast occurred ... Read more...

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‘Wary’ ISI shifts Peshawar office to “safe house” after terror strike


December 8th, 2009 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Dec.8 (ANI): Pakistan's premier intelligence agency, the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), has secretly moved its base from Peshawar to another safe location following last month's devastating bomb attack on its office ... Read more...

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‘In loss’ PCB approves 1.45 billion rupees budget for 2009-10


November 8th, 2009 - 2:52 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Nov.8 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) governing board has approved a budget of 1.45 billion rupees for the year 2009-10.The budget, which was delayed by five months, was approved in ... Read more...

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Taliban’s beheading expert running slaughter chamber nabbed in Swat


September 17th, 2009 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Sep.17 (ANI): Pakistan security forces have arrested one of the most wanted and dreaded Taliban commanders, Sher Mohammad Qasab, along with 16 other extremists from the Swat Valley.Qasab, who is ... Read more...

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Gang of car thieves led by woman busted


September 5th, 2009 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Police have busted a gang of car thieves headed by a woman, who would lure men travelling alone at night by asking for a lift after which ... Read more...

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Voting picks up after rocket fire dies down in Afghanistan (Third Lead)


August 20th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, Aug 20 (DPA) Turnout was low Thursday morning in Afghanistan's presidential and provincial elections as rockets hit southern and northern provinces, but more voters turned out in the afternoon, defying ... Read more...

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