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Britain says no plans to axe Gurkhas
Kathmandu, Oct 20 (IANS) Dismissing growing speculation since last year that Britain may axe its band of Gurkha soldiers from Nepal due to a funds crunch, the British government said Wednesday that it had no such plans.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 5:09:58 PM

Afghan election body voids 1 million votes
Kabul, Oct 20 (DPA) Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission said Wednesday that it has thrown out 1.3 million ballots cast in the September parliamentary elections, thereby nullifying more than 20 percent of votes due to fraud and electoral violations.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 2:08:28 PM

Noted Pakistani musician shuts centre after threat
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) A well-known sarod player of Pakistan shut his newly-opened music training centre here after his 12-year-old son was threatened. He was told to 'stop teaching music'.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:42:32 PM

European Union to open anti-terror centre in Bangladesh
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) will set up a counter-terrorism centre in Bangladesh in order to provide special training to police and other law enforcement officials across South Asia on how to combat terrorism.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 12:32:21 PM

Bangladesh media slams Hasina stand on secularism
Dhaka, Oct 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's move to restore the word 'secularism' in the constitution while allowing political activity by religion-based parties has received mixed response from the media.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 11:32:53 AM

Pakistan tax evaders owe Rs.100 bn to exchequer
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Tax evaders in Pakistan owe a whopping Rs.100 billion to the national exchequer, officials said.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:58:23 AM

Pakistan panel to review criminal case rulings since 1947
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Pakistan is going to set up a commission that will allow people to file appeals on cases decided by courts since 1947, the year the country was born.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:55:43 AM

Death toll in Vietnam storms reaches 112
Hanoi, Oct 20 (DPA) At least 46 people were killed in the latest heavy rains to hit central Vietnam, taking the October death toll to 112, authorities said Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:45:37 AM

Ex-Pakistan president Farooq Leghari dead
Islamabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Former Pakistan president Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari, who dismissed Benazir Bhutto's government in 1996, is dead. He was 70.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 10:36:04 AM

US soldier in custody after Taliban prisoner's death
Kabul, Oct 20 (IANS) A US soldier is in custody after the death of a Taliban militant from gunshot wounds at a detention facility in Afghanistan's restive Kandahar province, Xinhua reported Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 4:09:36 AM

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