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Asha compares Ravi Shankar’s looks to Tagore


January 31st, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 31 (IANS) When singing legend Asha Bhosle came face-to-face with 92-year-old sitar maestro Ravi Shankar after a long time here Tuesday, she couldn't help but compare his ... Read more...

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Kishtwar cyber cafe owners feel the heat after arrests


September 22nd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kishtwar (Jammu and Kashmir), Sep 22 (IANS) The arrest of three youths from Kishtwar and detention of over a dozen in connection with the email claiming responsibility for the ... Read more...

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Pakistan to face Sri Lanka and England in UAE


June 21st, 2011 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, June 21 (IANS) Pakistan's cricket chiefs have voted in favour of United Arab Emirates (UAE) as the venue as they plan to conduct most of their 'home' matches in ... Read more...

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17 Indian Arrows players among 25 probables for Olympic qualifiers


June 3rd, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The Indian Arrows team once again formed the nucleus of the Olympic outfit as their 17 players were among the 25 probables for the second ... Read more...

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Crime trail leads to illegal Bangladeshi immigrants, 140 deported


May 26th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) "I was born and brought up in Midnapore in West Bengal. I have come here to earn a living. I am not a Bangladeshi," pleaded ... Read more...

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Headley wanted assignment in Kashmir


May 26th, 2011 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 26 (IANS) David Coleman Headley, a self-confessed key plotter of the Mumbai terror attack, wanted an assignment in Kashmir after completing training in Pakistan-based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) ... Read more...

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4 Bangladesh doctors to be tried for faking autopsy report


March 28th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) A Dhaka court Monday ordered the trial of four government doctors who suppressed evidence of the rape and flogging of a teenaged girl and faked her ... Read more...

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Three arrested for murder, robbery


March 24th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Three men, including a Bangladeshi, involved in several cases of murder and robbery were arrested here, police said Wednesday.Anurag Verma, 24, Yashpal Kumar, 25, were ... Read more...

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US scribe to depose on Dhaka trial he covered 35 years ago


March 14th, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 14 (IANS) Veteran American journalist and writer Lawrence Lifschultz will depose before Dhaka High Court about a military court trial that he reported in 1976 before being expelled ... Read more...

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Mumbai terror attack inspirer Naik spreading ‘hate messages’ via satellite TV in UK


February 12th, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 12 (ANI): Zakir Naik, a Islamic preacher whose sermons had allegedly acted as inspiration for the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, has reportedly been broadcasting hate messages into British homes via ... Read more...

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Dhaka court orders trial in raped, flogged girl’s death


February 11th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 11 (IANS) A court here has ordered reopening of the case of a teenage girl who was raped and then flogged to death under a clergy's edict last month, directing ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi rape victim was whipped to death, court told


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 10 (IANS) The teenager who died after she was raped and whipped a 100 times following a fatwa by local clerics had suffered "heavy wounds" all over her body, said ... Read more...

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Body of girl raped, whipped to be exhumed


February 7th, 2011 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 7 (IANS) The body of a teenaged girl who was raped and whipped more than 100 times following a fatwa by a Muslim cleric last month is to be exhumed, ... Read more...

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Teenager raped, whipped to death in Bangladesh


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Feb 3 (IANS) A teenager in Bangladesh died after being raped and then whipped 100 times following a fatwa by local clerics this week, a media report said. The Dhaka High ... Read more...

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Bangladesh to probe stock market crash


January 25th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Jan 25 (IANS) The Bangladesh government Tuesday formed a three-member committee to probe into the causes behind the collapse of its stock markets twice in this month.The committee headed by ... Read more...

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Kaneria barred from joining Pakistan team in UAE


November 7th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Nov 7 (IANS) Pakistan's preparations for the Test series against South Africa in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) received a setback when the country's cricket board Sunday refused ... Read more...

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Man held for supplying fake notes from Bangladesh


November 5th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 5 (IANS) A man involved in bringing fake currency notes into India from Bangladesh has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad district but his two aides managed to escape, police ... Read more...

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Bangladesh HC rules ‘no one can be forced to wear burka’


October 5th, 2010 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Dhaka, Oct 5 (ANI): A Bangladesh High Court has ruled that the country is secular and that no one should be forced to wear the 'burka', or a full Islamic headdress.According to ... Read more...

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Brit lawyer advised PCB boss Butt to retract ‘England match throwing’ comments


October 1st, 2010 - 4:21 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Oct 1 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ijaz Butt withdrew his 'England match throwing' comments after discussing the pros and cons of the case with his British lawyer.In the first ... Read more...

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Bangladesh wants ex-president prosecuted, punished


August 25th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Aug 25 (IANS) Bangladesh's longest serving president Hussain Mohammad Ershad had captured state power by illegal means and he should be prosecuted and punished, a senior government law officer told ... Read more...

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Taleban power struggle raises fears of violence in Afghanistan


April 23rd, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.23 (ANI): Two senior Taleban military commanders are locked in a bitter power struggle, which insiders claim has split the insurgents' leadership council and could lead to violence in parts of ... Read more...

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MCC to sponsor Pak’s ‘home’ Test series against Australia in England


April 13th, 2010 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.13 (ANI): The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) would be sponsoring Pakistan's 'home' Test and one-day series against Australia in England in July.This is the first time in the MCC's 233-year old ... Read more...

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‘Unfazed’ Mullah Omar appoints two new deputies following Baradar’s arrest


March 24th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Mar. 24 (ANI): Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar has named two new deputies to succeed his arrested military chief, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.The BBC quoted a senior Taliban leader as ... Read more...

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Quetta Shura may prevail despite arrest of 7 of 15 top Taliban leaders


February 26th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kabul, Feb. 26 (ANI): After the arrest of seven of 15 top leaders of the Quetta Shura, the Afghanistan Taliban may have come under intense pressure, but the formation of other ... Read more...

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Wasim Akram included in probe panel


February 8th, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Feb 8 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has included former skipper Wasim Akram in an inquiry committee formed last week to probe the national team's poor performance in Australia. The six-man ... 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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Pak parliamentary committee on sports and PCB engaged in ‘vitriolic’ war of words


January 9th, 2010 - 3:13 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Jan. 9 (ANI): Pakistan's parliamentary committee on sports has called for the immediate dismissal of "unfit" PCB Chairman Ijaz Butt and others in the top management, following the national side's dismal ... Read more...

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Underfire Butt writes letter to Zardari to explain his absence during NA’s meeting


December 19th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Karachi, Dec. 19 (ANI): In a bid to safeguard his chair, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt has written a letter to President Asif Ali Zardari explaining his absence from ... Read more...

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Pre-arranged meeting kept me away, PCB chief tells Zardari


December 19th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Dec 19 (IANS) Under fire, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt has told President Asif Ali Zardari he could not attend a parliamentary panel meeting on the participation of ... Read more...

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Two minor girls drown after car plunges into canal


June 16th, 2009 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, June 16 (IANS) Two minor girls drowned after the car in which they were travelling with their parents fell into a canal near Ghaziabad Tuesday afternoon, police said. Police officer Kamal ... Read more...

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PCB asks Yousuf to obtain ICL’s response over his resignation


May 21st, 2009 - 5:14 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, May 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has asked middle order batsman Mohammad Yousuf to table the ICL's response over his decision to quit the rebel league.Yousuf met PCB officials ... Read more...

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Man sentenced to 10 years jail for raping niece


May 13th, 2009 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) A city court Wednesday sentenced a man to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment for raping his minor niece, terming his act as "diabolic and barbaric". "The word 'mama' ... Read more...

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Pak media criticises PCB for unprofessional handling of ODI series


April 28th, 2009 - 5:53 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Apr 28 (ANI): Pakistani media has blasted the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), organising the ongoing five-match one-day international (ODI) series in the United Arab Emirates, for failing to handle the 'home ... Read more...

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Eight militants caught with arms, explosives in Dhaka


April 13th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 13 (IANS) Eight Islamist militants, including three who were trained to be suicide bombers, have been nabbed in the Bangladesh capital and huge quantities of arms, ammunition, explosives and propaganda ... Read more...

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Brit MP asks Afghanistan to explain release of Taliban commander


March 13th, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar.13 (ANI): The release of a former Guantanamo Bay Taliban detainee has not gone down well with a parliamentarian in Britain, who is now demanding an explanation from Kabul on ... Read more...

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