NEW YORK: India would maintain a restrained posture and has no intention of indulging in a “mud-slinging match” with Pakistan over the issue of Kashmir that has recently been raised by Islamabad.Read More »
REUTERS: A 10-month freeze on new construction in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank expires on Sunday, imperiling Middle East peace talks less than a month after their launch by the US President, Mr Barack Obama.Read More »
The first of three rescue capsules specially built to lift out 33 miners trapped since early August has arrived at the San Jose mine in Chile. The man-size steel capsule, which was delivered on Saturday, will be used to pull the miners out one by one once one of the three rescue holes being drilled reach the men. The government says that should happen by early November or earlier if all goes well.Read More »
LONDON: A government fund intended to provide subsidized heating to low-income Britons got some interest from an unexpected source: Queen Elizabeth II, who wanted help paying the bills at Buckingham Palace.Read More »
LONDON: From raising issues of child labour to pointing to the “agonisingly inefficient infrastructure”, the British media today launched a scathing attack on the poor preparedness for the Commonwealth Games (CWG) that will begin in New Delhi on October 3.The upcoming Games was given prominent display in all the major newspapers here, with some using photographs to illustrate their point.Read More »
NEW YORK: The India’s Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh has been honoured with the 2010 ‘World Statesman Award’ by a US-based interfaith coalition for his commitment to democracy, freedom, human rights and peace in the service of humanity.Read More »
BEIJING: Floods and landslides from the strongest storm to hit China this year have killed at least 54 people and left dozens missing since it struck earlier this week, officials said Thursday.
Typhoon Fanapi swamped south China’s Guangdong province after directly hitting the island of Taiwan on Sunday and killing two there.
MEDELLIN (COLOMBIA): Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes organised a concert in a violent district of his home city of Medellin, where turf battles among rival gangs have killed more than 1,600 people this year.Read More »
KATHMANDU: The Veteran Nepali Congress leader, Mr Sushil Koirala was today elected President of the country’s oldest democratic party, defeating his nearest rival and ex-premier, Mr Sher Bahadur Deuba by a margin of 335 votes, shortly before he was admitted to hospital for treatment of pneumonia.Read More »
NEW YORK: Pakistan has asked the international community, particularly the US, to intervene in Kashmir in resolving the contentious issue which is central to peace in the region. “The occupation cannot continue. The rights of the Kashmiri people cannot continue to be denied,” the Pakistan Foreign Minister, Mr Shah Mahmood Qureshi said yesterday.Read More »