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Gilani grants Rs.6 bn for overcoming power crisis
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has ordered the finance ministry to release Rs.6 billion ($66 million) to the water and power ministry for overcoming the crippling electricity crisis in the country, the Geo News reported.

Friday, March 30, 2012 1:37:15 PM

Gilani''s son in Rs.7 bn drug scam?
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A Rs.7 billion ($77 million) "drug quota allotment" scam allegedly involving Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani'' son has surfaced in Pakistan, Geo News reported.

Friday, March 30, 2012 1:30:14 PM

Syria appreciates BRICS stand on sovereignty
Damascus, March 30 (IANS) Syria has appreciated the BRICS leaders'' stand at their New Delhi Summit Thursday respecting the sovereignty and independence of states.

Friday, March 30, 2012 1:03:45 PM

35 militants killed in Pakistan
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) Security forces Friday gunned down 35 militants in northwest Pakistan''s upper Orakzai areas while one troop was also killed, the Geo News reported.

Friday, March 30, 2012 12:51:24 PM

''Indians'' hack Pakistan government website
Islamabad, March 30 (IANS) A section of Pakistan''s Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) website was hacked Friday, with a media report describing this as the handiwork of ''Indians".

Friday, March 30, 2012 12:48:14 PM

Fire breaks out in Mumbai warehouse
Mumbai, March 30 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in a scrap warehouse in northeast Mumbai''s Mankhurd area early Friday but there was no human casualties in the incident.

Friday, March 30, 2012 7:42:39 AM

Iran wants n-talks in Istanbul
Istanbul, March 30 (IANS) Iran has said it wanted the negotiations on its nuclear programme to take place in Istanbul.

Friday, March 30, 2012 4:06:59 AM

Kuwait, Lebanon hold talks
Baghdad, March 29 (IANS/WAM) Kuwait and Lebanon held talks Thursday on the sidelines of the 23rd Arab summit in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:37:16 PM

BRICS voices concern over slow pace of IMF reforms
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The BRICS group of five emerging economies Thursday voiced concern over the slow pace of governance and quota reforms in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:48:49 PM

Pakistan Railways'' top official arrested
Islamabad, March 29 (IANS) The Pakistan Railways'' General Manager has been arrested by the country''s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here over embezzlement and corruption charges, Geo News reported Thursday.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:18:36 PM

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