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`Secularism' to be restored in Bangladesh constitution
Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) Bangladesh will shortly restore the word 'secularism' in its constitution. However, it will remain an Islamic state, allowing functioning of religion-based parties, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:44:58 PM

British tourist feared drowned in Nepal lake
Kathmandu, Oct 19 (IANS) A 48-year-old British tourist is feared to have drowned in a Nepal lake after workers failed to find him even a day after his boat accident.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 12:36:51 PM

Pakistan court given Times Square bomber's friends list
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A list of friends of Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-American who attempted to bomb Times Square in New York in May, has been submitted to a court in Pakistan's Rawalpindi city.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:35:29 AM

Dip in Pakistan's onion exports to benefit India, China
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian and Chinese onion exporters will get a major share of the global onion market this year as Pakistani exports are set to drop due to extensive damage to the crop caused by the heavy rains in the country, say experts.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:25:19 AM

Pakistan's flood victims reluctant to return home
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Many flood victims in Pakistan's Sindh province, who were displaced by the devastating deluge and shifted to urban centres, are reluctant to go back home, a media report has revealed.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:16:06 AM

Blood sport: 40 Chinkara gazelles killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A group of hunters, belonging to well placed political families, have slaughtered 40 Chinkara gazelles in Pakistan's Punjab province.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 11:11:37 AM

When did this Pakistani lawmaker actually graduate?
Islamabad, Oct 19 (IANS) A woman lawmaker in Pakistan's Punjab assembly holds a graduation degree that was issued in 1991, but she insists that she graduated in 1996.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:59:53 AM

Tokyo shares rise on US rally
Tokyo, Oct 19 (DPA) Tokyo stocks gained in mid-morning trading Tuesday as gains on Wall Street boosted investor sentiment, but the yen's strength weighed on the market.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010 10:12:36 AM

Malaysia, UAE vow to strengthen ties
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 18 (IANS/WAM) Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates Monday vowed to strengthen bilateral relations, particularly in the areas of economy, tourism and investment.

Monday, October 18, 2010 11:40:02 PM

Iran ready to include nuclear dispute in talks
Tehran, Oct 18 (DPA) President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's deputy Monday said that Iran would be willing to address the dispute over its nuclear programme in forthcoming talks, even though the Iranian leader has so far declined to discuss it with world powers.

Monday, October 18, 2010 10:49:51 PM

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