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Despite two peaceful summers, peace is fragile in Kashmir (Kashmir Newsletter)


September 21st, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Sep 21 (IANS) For the last two weeks, street protests against an anti-Islam video have erupted at many places in Kashmir. Though by far and large peaceful, the ... Read more...

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U-19 World Cup: India pip Pakistan to enter semis (Lead)


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Townsville (Australia), Aug 20 (IANS) India set up a semi-final clash against New Zealand after pipping arch-rivals Pakistan by one wicket in the Under-19 World Cup cricket here Monday. India ... Read more...

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ISI has a budget of $300-400 million, 4,000 employees


August 8th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) Pakistan's shadowy Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency has an annual budget of $300-400 million and despite drastic reductions in personnel "is now assumed (to have a) ... Read more...

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Pakistani daily criticises outdated law


July 31st, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 31 (IANS) Two men being hauled up for having soft drinks by the police under a Ramzan law has been criticised by a leading Pakistani daily that rued ... Read more...

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Family kills pregnant Pakistani woman in Britain


July 10th, 2012 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 10 (IANS) A court in Birmingham held the husband, in-laws and a relative guilty of killing a six-month pregnant Pakistani woman as they believed she was possessed by ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan share U-19 Asia Cup after tied final


July 1st, 2012 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 1 (IANS) India Under-19 captain Unmukt Chand led from the front with a magnificent 121 in the thrilling tied final against Pakistan as both the countries shared ... Read more...

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Pakistan does volte-face, says Surjeet Singh, not Sarabjit, to be released (Lead)


June 27th, 2012 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 27 (IANS) Pakistan did a volte-face Tuesday night and said that instead of releasing Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was sentenced to death for spying, another Indian ... Read more...

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Beyond champagne chic: a peek into Indian diplomacy


June 25th, 2012 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) Indian diplomacy is 50 percent protocol, 30 percent alcohol and 20 percent T.N. Kaul (India's legendary foreign secretary in the late sixties), so goes the ... Read more...

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India lost 26 soldiers in Siachen in one year


April 30th, 2012 - 9:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) India lost 26 of its soldiers manning the world's highest battlefield in Siachen glacier in the last one year, parliament was informed Monday."The number of ... Read more...

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Pregnant Pakistani woman killed by in-laws in Britain


April 25th, 2012 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) A 21-year-old Pakistani woman, who was pregnant, was allegedly smothered to death by her husband and his parents, who later claimed she may have been killed ... Read more...

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Ajmer agog with impending Zardari visit


April 8th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 8 (IANS) Surrounded by the Aravali mountains, this pilgrim city of 800,000 people is agog this Sunday as its people eagerly looking forwrd to the visit of ... Read more...

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Zardari may be gifted flowers instead of sword at Ajmer


April 4th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 4 (IANS) Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari may be gifted flowers at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti instead of the sword that is customarily ... Read more...

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Zardari fourth Pakistani leader to visit Ajmer


April 3rd, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 3 (IANS) President Asif Ali Zardari will be the fourth Pakistani head of state or government to visit the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti here ... Read more...

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When Zia-ul Haq was punished in Shimla


March 2nd, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 2 (IANS) He was a Pakistani dictator feared by many, but there was a time when Zia-ul Haq found himself at the receiving end. The incident dates back ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s apex court suspends Zardari lawyer


January 17th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) An attorney of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari has been temporarily suspended by the Supreme Court, a media report said Tuesday.The legal licence of Babar ... Read more...

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Don’t need trust vote, not opposing any institution: Gilani (Lead)


January 13th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 13 (IANS) Embattled Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday said that he does not need vote of confidence and asked parliament to decide whether there would ... Read more...

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Pakistan governance has been a failure: Fatima Bhutto


September 30th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuiram, Sep 30 (IANS) The system of governance in Pakistan has been a failure but it is absurd to call the country a failed state, Karachi-based writer and columnist ... Read more...

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39 held in Pakistan for serving food in Ramzan


August 7th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 7 (IANS) At least 39 people running restaurants and roadside eateries in Pakistan's Faisalabad city were arrested for serving food during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan, a ... Read more...

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PPP a party of the masses, says Pakistani PM


June 25th, 2011 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 25 (IANS) The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is a party of the masses and has always "confronted dictators" to uphold the rule of law in the country, ... Read more...

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Crossover cinema must relate to people: Om Puri (Interview)


June 11th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, June 11 (IANS) One of the first Indian actors to work in international movies, Om Puri feels crossover cinema has a bright future if made on "relatable issues". ... Read more...

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Pakistani leadership under attack over Shahzad killing


June 1st, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 1 (IANS) A former Pakistani diplomat has moaned the lack of leadership in Pakistan while paying tributes to slain journalist Saleem Shahzad."The ruling elite has become almost ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan begin Siachen talks


May 30th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 30 (IANS) India and Pakistan Monday began a two-day dialogue here aimed at resolving the dispute over the Siachen Glacier, the world's highest battlefield, where both countries ... Read more...

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India, Pakistan to resume Siachen talks Monday


May 30th, 2011 - 2:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) India is expected to press Pakistan to authenticate the 110-km actual ground position line (AGPL) along the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro ridge in Jammu and Kashmir ... Read more...

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Name new law minister, Pakistan court to government


April 15th, 2011 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court has told the Pakistan government to name a new law minister to attend a judicial panel meeting after Babar Awan quit to argue ... Read more...

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Pakistan minister offers to quit for Zulfiqar retrial


April 13th, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 13 (IANS) Pakistan's Law Minister Babar Awan offered to resign in the Supreme Court Wednesday, a media report said.Federal Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Babar Awan made ... Read more...

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Zulfikar Bhutto had blamed US for his ‘horrible’ fate


April 8th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 8(ANI): Though ignored by Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari in his reference seeking to reopen the case of slain former Prime Minister and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali ... Read more...

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ZA Bhutto case being reopened to rectify a historic wrong: Gilani


April 4th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 4(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that the reopening of the Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto case was aimed at rectifying a historical wrong."The decision to re-open the case ... Read more...

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Congress ‘dummy’ candidates become official


March 30th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) It's the season of Congress' dummy candidates becoming official to contest the April 13 Tamil Nadu assembly polls.The latest one is Syed Zia Ul-Haq who had ... Read more...

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‘Cricket diplomacy’ to go a long way in improving frosty Indo-Pak ties: Pak official


March 30th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Mar 30(ANI): The 'cricket diplomacy' over Wednesday's high-voltage Indo-Pak World Cup semi-final clash will go a long way in overcoming the differences in the frosty relationship between India and Pakistan, ... Read more...

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Bal Thackeray attacks PM for cricket diplomacy


March 28th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 28 (IANS) Problems between India and Pakistan have continued despite cricket match invitations, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray said Monday, while attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for ... Read more...

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India-Pakistan home secretaries to meet ahead of Mohali match


March 26th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) As Indian and Pakistani cricketers gear up for the high-voltage World Cup semi-final clash, likely to be viewed by their prime ministers, the home ... Read more...

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Previous India-Pakistan encounters in cricket-diplomacy


March 26th, 2011 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's invitation Friday to Pakistani leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Yousuf Raza Gilani to witness the India-Pakistan World Cup semi-final at ... Read more...

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Asma Jahangir urges rivals India and Pakistan to bring common people closer


March 16th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinWagah, Mar 16 (ANI): Terming India and Pakistan's exchange of views initiative or "people to people contact" as being meant for the privileged classes, Pakistani human rights activist Asma ... Read more...

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Pak Army responsible for country’s existential confusion: Mira Sethi


March 14th, 2011 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14(ANI): Pakistan's existential confusion is the outcome of the "grand strategic designs" of its army, which advocates an anti-India ideology, shelters jihadists and cows liberal civilian politicians, Mira Sethi, ... Read more...

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A Pakistani law that felled a minister and a governor


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 3 (IANS) Pakistan's blasphemy law, which carries a death sentence for the person who insults the Prophet, has caused the killing of a minister who was a Christian ... Read more...

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