• Military court to hear Malala attack case
    10:37 PM

    Islamabad, Jan 15 (IANS) The 2012 attack on Nobel Peace Award winner and child activist Malala Yousafzai case would be heard at military court in Peshawar when it formally starts functioning for speedy trial, media reported Wednesday. Pakistan federal government has decided to refer two high profile terror cases to

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  • Do not play with fire, Hasina warns BNP-led alliance
    8:03 PM

    Dhaka, Jan 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday sternly warned the BNP-Jamaat-e-Islami combine against “playing with fire”. Besides sounding the warning, she made clear the government’s firm resolve to foil a campaign of sabotage and restore peace amid an indefinite nationwide transport blockade called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party

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  • Khaleda’s adviser put under ntensive care
    7:29 PM

    Dhaka, Jan 15 (IANS) Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser Reaz Rahman who was shot Tuesday night has been put under intensive care Wednesday. The former diplomat was shifted to post-operative room Wednesday evening after he had been operated upon at Dhaka’s United Hospital, reported. Doctors said

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  • Three militants arrested in Assam
    1:10 PM

    Guwahati, Jan 14 (IANS) Three militants, including one from a Bodo militant group that was behind the massacre of adivasis in December, were Wednesday arrested in Assam, the army said. Acting on a tip-off, the army’s Red Horns division arrested a top leader of the anti-talk faction of the National

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  • India-Pakistan World Cup clash big business for South Australia
    10:58 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) It is a measure of the heady attraction of an India-Pakistan cricket contest that South Australia, whose capital is Adelaide, has consciously bid for this World Cup match at the famed Adelaide Oval next month. The province with a gateway as its emblem, and which

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  • Imran faces protest at Peshawar school
    10:57 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) Cricketer-turned-Pakistani politician Imran Khan and his wife faced protests Wednesday when they visited the school in Peshwar where terrorists massacred over 140 children Dec 16. Families of the children who were massacred shouted slogans against the Tehreek-e-Insaf leader as he reached the Army Public School, the

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  • Help Pakistani Hindus register marriages, says court
    10:35 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court wants the government to take early action so that Hindus in Pakistan overcome the hurdles they face in registering their marriages. The apex court has ordered the federal government to ensure that the draft of the proposed Hindu Marriage Registration Bill was laid

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  • Lahore wedding hall collapse kills seven
    9:35 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) At least seven people, including the bride, were killed when the roof of a wedding hall collapsed in Pakistan’s Lahore city, the media reported. The roof came down when a wedding ceremony was on Tuesday night, Dawn online reported. The dead included another woman and two

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  • Musharraf indicted in Akbar Bugti’s murder case
    9:25 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan’s Quetta city Wednesday indicted former president Pervez Musharraf in a case related to the murder of Balochistan leader Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti in 2006, Dawn reported. Despite the ATC’s repeated orders, the former military dictator did not appear in the

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  • Suspected terrorists held after Afghan police raid
    9:06 AM

    Kabul, Jan 14 (IANS) A suicide bomber blew himself up and 17 suspects were detained after Afghan security forces launched an operation in the capital Kabul, police said Wednesday morning. “Following a tip-off, the Afghan National Police (ANP) carried out an operation in eastern Kabul at around 7.00 p.m. Tuesday,”

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  • Bangladesh violence toll rises to 17
    8:11 AM

    Dhaka, Jan 14 (IANS) The death of four more people Wednesday has taken to 17 the number killed in an opposition-called indefinite blockade demanding fresh elections in Bangladesh. The four, including a child, were burnt to death in Mithapukur in Rangpur district, Xinhua reported. They died when opposition activists torched

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  • Pakistan SC wants Hindu marriage bill’s draft approved
    7:37 AM

    Islamabad, Jan 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered the Nawaz Sharif government to ensure that the proposed Hindu Marriage Registration Bill’s draft is presented before the cabinet for final approval in two weeks, a media report said. The directions came Tuesday when Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, chief of

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