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CIPs promoting well-being of low-income communities: WB

ISLAMABAD: The World Bank supported two land-mark Community Infrastructure Projects (CIPs) for promoting and improving the well being of low income communities in the country. The World Bank sources said, the Bank has supported two land-mark CIPs in Pakistan, one in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the other in Azad Jammmu and Kashmir…

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November 17, 2008

 

Bipartisan Parliamentary youth delegation arrives in China

BEIJING: A bipartisan youth parliamentarian delegation arrived here Monday from Pakistan on a week long visit to China. Talking to APP the leader of the delegation MNA Marvi Memon said the cross-party parliamentary delegation is representing all political parties including PPP, ANP, Pakistan Muslim League and Northern Areas. ” Sino-Pak relations were always very important…

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November 17, 2008

 

Pakistan brimming with investment opportunities: Malaysian newspaper

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is a country brimming with investment and trade opportunities, Malaysian newspapers have said. The reports published in major Malay and English language newspapers by an eight-member delegation of Malaysian and Brunien journalists, that returned from Pakistan's visit this week, termed Pakistan an attractive place for Malaysian business leaders. A report quoted Datuk Farida…

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November 17, 2008

 

Pakistan not to be used for attacks on other nations: Asfandyar Wali Khan

KARACHI: Chief of the Awami National Party (ANP) Asfandyar Wali Khan said that we have to assure international community that our land would not be used for attacks on them. He said that unless the policy of cooperation is adopted from both sides the issue would not be resolved. In an exclusive interview with Geo…

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November 16, 2008

 

U.S. will stop drone attack inside Pakistan: Gilani

KARACHI: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani hoped that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s administration would halt drones’ attacks inside Pakistan. Addressing the gathering here on Sunday, Prime Minister Gilani said change process is underway in the US, adding that the government was in regular contact with the new U.S. administration. To a question, Premier Gilani…

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November 16, 2008

 

People criticising IMF deal should bring money back: MQM chief

KARACHI: Chief of the Muttehda Qaumi Movement (MQM) Altaf Hussain said that those persons who are criticizing the government on getting loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should bring back their money from abroad to Pakistan. The MQM chief, in his telephonic address to the gathering of the North Nazimabad Residents Committee here on…

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November 16, 2008

 

Aftershocks jolt Balochistan quake-hit areas, cold intensifies

ZIARAT: Quake-stricken Balochistan areas continued suffering aftershock jolts, intensifying cold, while incidence of diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia including psychiatry cases were also inflicting heavy tolls among people. The government, global organizations, social and welfare setups making efforts for saving the quake-affected people from the intensifying cold in Ziarat, Wam, Varchome, Kan Bangla and other…

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November 16, 2008

 

Unknown assailants attack Ghalnai HQ, no casualties

PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen attacked Tehsil Headquarter Ghalnai with heavy weapons in Mohmand Agency but they escaped when security forces retaliated. According to security sources, no casualties were reported in the above incident.

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November 16, 2008

 

Security arrest two suicide suspects from Kot Lakhpat

LAHORE: Two suspect terrorists with suicide jackets and explosives have been arrested from Kot Lakhpat area. According to Kot Lakhpat police, names of the arrested suspect terrorists are Irfanullah Mehsud and Qari Hameed Gul. Irfanullah Mehsud belongs to Dera Ismail Khan and Qari Hameed Gul is from Afghanistan. One suicide jacket, two locally manufactured bombs…

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November 16, 2008

 

Cable operators stop Geo Networks transmission in Sindh

KARACHI: Cable operators discontinued Geo Network’s transmission in cities across Sindh including Karachi. Cable service providers blocked the transmission of Geo Network in a number of areas across the city Monday morning, without assigning any reason for the stoppage. Similar reports of stoppage of Geo’s channels are being received from different parts of Sindh including…

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November 16, 2008

 

Khawazakhela suicide attack kills two security personnel

SWAT: According to reports two security forces personnel have been killed in a suicide attack at a security check post in Khawazakhela on Monday. The area has been cordoned off by security forces after the attack.

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November 16, 2008

 

Early wickets key to win against India: Collingwood

INDORE: England all rounder Paul Collingwood said that taking early wickets would be crucial to bouncing back into the seven-match One-day International series against India. India lead the 7-match series one-nil after a huge 158-runs victory at Nagpur in the first match. Collingwood acknowledged that England needed to pull up its socks to beat India,…

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November 16, 2008

 

No shortage of talent in country: Wasim Akram

KARACHI: Former captain of Pakistan cricket team Wasim Akram said that children have a craze for cricket therefore there is no question of any dearth of talent in the country. These views were expressed by the former fast bowler during an exhibition match held under a private cartoon channel at the Hockey Club of Pakistan…

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November 16, 2008

 

Indian win toss, elect to bat in 2nd ODI

INDORE: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat in the second One-day International against England here on Monday. The rivals retained the same teams that played the first match at Rajkot last week, which India won by 158 runs to take the lead in the seven-match series. England: Kevin Pietersen…

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November 16, 2008

 

Russia to discuss missle defence program with U.S.

WASHINGTON D.C.: Russia is ready to discuss existing missile defence programs with the United States, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday (November 15), signalling an easing in Russia's outright opposition to U.S. plans. “We will not do anything until America does the first step,” Medvedev said about Russia's promised response to U.S. plans to deploy…

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November 16, 2008

 

California wildfires destroy at least 1000 homes

DIAMOND BAR: Wildfires hopped around Southern California on Sunday (November 16) as winds slowed flames that have destroyed almost 1,000 houses, forced tens of thousands to evacuate and turned some neighbourhoods into scenes resembling war zones. A blanket of towering, choking smoke blocked out the sun in much of the Los Angeles area and in…

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November 16, 2008

 

China subway collapse kills at least three, 17 missing

XIAOSHAN DISTRICT: At least three people were killed and 17 more were trapped when a half-built subway tunnel in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou collapsed, state media said on Sunday (November 16). The accident happened on Saturday (November 15) while construction workers were working on a new subway line in Xiaoshan District, in the…

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November 16, 2008

 

Endeavour docks with International Space Station

IN SPACE: Space shuttle Endeavour eased into a dock on the International Space Station on Sunday (November 16) to begin a series of missions to complete the 10-year-old orbital outpost. Shuttle commander Chris Ferguson gently pulsed the ship's steering jets to settle into a docking berth on the station's Harmony module at 5:01 p.m. EST…

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November 16, 2008

 

Congo rebel backs U.N. peace plan as fighting continues

JOMBA: Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda agreed on Sunday (November 16) to take part in U.N.-backed peace talks, but fighting between the army and rebels raged on in the east despite his declared support for a ceasefire. After meeting United Nations special envoy Olusegun Obasanjo at Jomba in Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province,…

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November 16, 2008

 

Car bomb kills three, injures 23 in Iraq

BAGHDAD: Three Iraqi civilians were killed and 23 others wounded when a car bomb exploded in Baghdad's central neighbourhood of Karrada on Saturday (November 15), police said. They said that the car was parked metres away from Baghdad's National Theatre, damaging more than 10 cars and shattering windows of nearby shops and houses. A witness…

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November 16, 2008

 

Plane crash kills seven of eight people in Canada

THORMANBY ISLAND: A small plane carrying eight people crashed on a remote island off British Columbia's southern coast Sunday (November 16) killing seven of the eight people on board. Rescue officials said one person survived and has been transported to hospital. The Grumman Goose airplane operated by Pacific Coastal Airlines went down on Thormanby Island…

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November 16, 2008

 
 
 
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