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Dilshan named Sri Lanka captain for England tour
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Monday appointed Tillakaratne Dilshan as the national team's captain for all three formats for the upcoming tour of England in May.

Monday, April 18, 2011 6:31:42 PM

Pakistan's run-away wicketkeeper Zulqarnain plans to go home
Karachi, April 18 (IANS) Pakistan's run-away wicketkeeper Zulqarnain Haider is planning to return to his homeland Sunday from London after withdrawing his application for asylum in Britain.

Monday, April 18, 2011 5:22:42 PM

I've challenged myself with 'Dear Friend Hitler': Neha Dhupia
Macau, April 18 (IANS) After receiving accolades for her performance in the critically acclaimed film 'Phas Gaye Re Obama', Neha Dhupia is now looking forward to her forthcoming release 'Dear Friend Hitler', a film that has been in the news for its controversial theme.

Monday, April 18, 2011 4:41:53 PM

Arundhati walks with different comrades in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, April 18 (IANS) Booker prize winner and social activist Arundhati Roy walked with comrades of a different kind in Kathmandu Monday on her maiden visit to the Himalayan republic.

Monday, April 18, 2011 2:37:46 PM

Four dead in Bangladesh ethnic violence
Dhaka, April 18 (IANS) At least four people were killed and six villages of ethnic Buddhist minority tribals were burnt over a land dispute in south-eastern Bangladesh, officials said.

Monday, April 18, 2011 1:29:52 PM

My country should have no street protests: Bhutan PM (Interview) (Repeating for all needing)
Thimphu, April 18 (IANS) Bhutan's first democratic Prime Minister Jigmi Y. Thinley, who has completed three years in office, said the primary focus of his government was to evolve a culture where the people would never have to protest in the streets.

Monday, April 18, 2011 12:55:42 PM

Pakistan to tap foreign experts to head oil, gas firms
Karachi, April 18 (IANS) The goverment has decided to revamp the top managements at state-run oil and gas companies and 'candidates for the top posts at these companies will be selected from abroad', said a senator.

Monday, April 18, 2011 12:16:16 PM

An Islamabad-Istanbul train that will traverse 6,500 km
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) A cargo train that will cover a distance of 6,500 km from Islamabad through Tehran to Istanbul will be 'running in less than a year', an official said.

Monday, April 18, 2011 11:57:40 AM

Banned Pakistan outfit hoodwinks police to hold rally
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) Hizbut Tahrir, a banned Islamist outfit, managed to hold a demonstration Sunday in Rawalpindi by hoodwinking the police, a media report said.

Monday, April 18, 2011 11:30:45 AM

Growing population a bigger threat than terror: Pakistani daily
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) The rapid growth in the country's population is posing a threat that is bigger than terrorism, said a Pakistani daily that highlighted 'the lack of political commitment' to address this issue.

Monday, April 18, 2011 11:21:52 AM

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