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Akhtar plans academy to provide quality fielders

Akhtar plans academy to provide quality fielders

Karachi, May 8 (IANS) Worried about poor fielding performance in the ongoing World Twenty20, Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has decided to set up an academy to train youngsters become quality fielders.

Pakistan's fielding nightmare began during the disastrous tour of Australia earlier this year and touched a new low when

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US mulls law to revoke citizenship of terror supporters

US mulls law to revoke citizenship of terror supporters

Washington, May 8 (IANS) Americans like Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani origin suspect in the failed Times Square bombing, who help terrorists could have their citizenship revoked under a bill introduced this week in Congress.

The proposed Terrorist Expatriation Act would authorise the State Department to revoke citizenship of anyone who supports

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Is Pakistan Army hindering peace with India? (Comment)

Is Pakistan Army hindering peace with India? (Comment)

The day after Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Yousuf Raza Gilani decided on initiating greater official interactions between the two countries while conversing in Thimphu, the Americans and the British were among the Western nations which issued warnings on fresh terrorist attacks on India.

Clearly, even as

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Pakistan still sees India as major threat, says top US general

Pakistan still sees India as major threat, says top US general

Washington, May 8 (IANS) Pakistan still sees India as its major thereat even as it has stepped up action against militants realising the 'very existential threat' posed by the Pakistani Taliban and some of its allies, according to a top US general.

'India is still seen as the major state-based threat,'

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US does not rule out Headley-Shahzad connection

US does not rule out Headley-Shahzad connection

Washington, May 8 (IANS) The United States has not ruled out a connection between two Pakistani Americans, key Mumbai terror plotter David Coleman Headley and failed Times square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, as it probes all angles of the case.

'Well, it could be - there have been multiple plots that

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Pakistan warned of ‘severe consequences’ of terror attacks from its soil

Pakistan warned of ‘severe consequences’ of terror attacks from its soil

Washington, May 8 (IANS) The United States has finally warned Pakistan that if a terror operation like the Times Square bombing attempt were to be successful and traced back to the country, 'there would be very severe consequences'.

The blunt warning came from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton who acknowledged

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Dialogue with India essential for regional peace: Pakistan

Dialogue with India essential for regional peace: Pakistan

Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani Friday emphasised the need for resolving outstanding issues with India, saying that dialogue is indispensable for durable peace and stability in the region.

During their meeting on the sidelines of the SAARC summit in Thimphu, Bhutan, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

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Shoaib Malik barred from playing at Hyderabad ground

Shoaib Malik barred from playing at Hyderabad ground

Hyderabad, May 7 (IANS) There seems to be no end to controversies surrounding Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik. Now the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has banned his entry into Gymkhana Cricket Grounds here.

HCA joint secretary D.S. Chalapathi confirmed to IANS Friday that Malik, who has been banned by Pakistan Cricket Board

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China to give Pakistan $180 mn to strengthen law enforcement

China to give Pakistan $180 mn to strengthen law enforcement

Islamabad, May 7 (IANS) China will give Pakistan $180 million for enhancing the capacity of its law enforcers, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said during a visit to Beijing Friday.

Malik was given the assurance during a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Meng Chiang, Online news agency reported.

The meeting was held in

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Five guerrillas, two soldiers die in Kashmir gunfight

Five guerrillas, two soldiers die in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, May 7 (IANS) Five separatist guerrillas and two Indian soldiers were killed in heavy fighting in a forest area in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said Friday.

The deaths took place late Thursday during a joint operation by the army and police in Sheikhpora's forest, some 80 km from

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