ISI must de-link from terror groups: Obama

Washington: US President Barack Obama who is very concerned about Pakistan intelligence ISI’s link with Terror groups has warned the country to delink itself from all such anti social, terror groups

Tomas Transtromer awarded Nobel Prize in literature

Stockholm : The 2011 Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Tomas Transtromer, a Swedish poet whose surrealistic works about the mysteries of the human mind won him acclaim as one of the most

Steve Jobs passed away

Silicon Valley: The world morns the death of Apple co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs who died today. He was 56 years old. He had been battling cancer and other health issues for several years and had a rare form of pancreatic cancer. Apple announced his death late on Wednesday night without giving a specific cause

Pak is my twin brother, India my friend: Zardari

New Delhi: “Pakistan is a twin brother, India is a great friend”, said Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an attempt to dismiss all apprehensions. During his interactions after delivering the

UN should adopt anti-terror convention

New Delhi: India put forth the view of adopting a Comprehensive Convention against International Terrorism which would provide a legal base for the fight against the global menace. Addressing the ongoing 66th session of the UN General Assembly, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman K Rahman Khan termed terrorism as a “scourge of humanity” and a global problem that has spared no country or region in the world be it “New York, London, Abuja or Mumbai.” “India believes that adoption of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) would provide a solid legal basis for the fight against terrorism. In our view the U.N. global counter-terrorism strategy is incomplete in the absence of such a comprehensive convention,” Mr Khan said. “Terrorism endangers the very foundations of the continued existence of democratic societies,” said Member of Parliament Moinul Hassan Ahamed at a UNGA session on ‘Measures to eliminate international terrorism’. According to him terrorists have become globalized, recruiting in one country, raising funds in another and operating in others. They have developed global logistical supply chains and transnational financial support systems. Nations are also obliged to ensure that their territories are not used for terrorist establishments, training camps or as launch pads for terror acts against other states, he added

US protest’s David Barsamian ban in India

New York: Prominent authors, journalists, academicians, lawyers and filmmakers strongly protested the ban of David Barsmian in India. The noted US based broadcaster and writer was denied entry into the country

Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki killed

Sanaa: As per an official statement released by the Yemeni government, U.S.-born al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed. He was targeted and killed near the town of Khashef which is

China to launch its space lab

Beijing: China will launch its first miniature space laboratory today (Thursday). The Tiangong -1 space capsule will be launched at 9:16 pm from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in the north-western province of Gansu. Mission controllers took their position at the Beijing Aerospace Flight Control Center for the countdown

Saudi woman whipped for driving

Saudi: A Saudi woman has been sentenced to 10 lashes for defying the kingdom’s prohibition on female drivers. This is the first time a legal punishment has been metted out for a violation of the longtime ban

Bill to cut all aids except neuclear weapons funding to Pak:US

Washington: Texas lawmaker and member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ted Poe has introduced a resolution (No HR 3013) in the House of