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China bans palm-reading assessment in schools
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) Authorities in a China city have prohibited schools and kindergartens from carrying out palm-reading tests, conducted to ascertain children''s intelligence and professional aptitude.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:03:33 PM

Electricity from India will ease power crisis: Pakistani PM
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) A number of initiatives, including importing electricity from India, will help resolve Pakistan''s energy crisis, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 12:01:33 PM

Pakistan has 700,000 new tax-payers
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan has 700,000 new tax-payers Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said, adding that the government was taking steps to improve the state of the economy.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 11:41:43 AM

New poll panel chief after consensus: Pakistani PM
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan''s new Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) would be appointed after all political parties arrive at a consensus on this, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 11:33:53 AM

Americans know little about Pakistan: Students
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistani students who visited the US under an exchange programme and studied in various institutions there said after returning that Americans know very little about Pakistan.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 11:01:53 AM

Pakistan cardiac drug that killed over 100 tainted: Report
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) One of the heart medicines that caused over 100 deaths in Pakistan''s Punjab province was contaminated, said a media report citing a British laboratory report.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:51:43 AM

Pakistan''s blasphemy laws misused: Daily
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Pakistan''s blasphemy laws are not only being misused as a "weapon against minorities" but also being used to settle personal scores amongst Muslims or grab property, said a leading daily.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:39:03 AM

Peaceful Afghanistan critical for Pakistan: Gilani
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) Peace in Afghanistan was critical for peace and security in Pakistan, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:37:55 AM

China to rate films for the first time
Beijing, Feb 1 (IANS) Ratings for movies have existed in countries like the US and Japan for years. Chinese audiences, however, have been left in the dark when it comes to film content, with some parents forced to leave movies early when their children become frightened by violent adult content.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:11:24 AM

13 die in drone attack in Pakistan
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed Wednesday in a US drone attack in Pakistan''s northwest, a media report said.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012 10:10:33 AM

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