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Pakistan ready for talks, awaits India's first step: Sharif

Nov 25, 2014

Pakistan ready for talks, awaits India's first step: Sharif

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (IANS) Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Tuesday said Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India but New Delhi will have to take the first step, the Geo News reported. Speaking in the Nepal's capital city, where he reached Tuesday to attend 18th Summit of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Nov 26-27, Sharif said India cancelled foreign secretary-level talks. Earlier in the day, Sartaj Aziz, advisor to Prime Minister Sharif on national security and foreign affairs, on his arrival here denied that there were any plans for a Modi-Sharif bilateral #Ajax #Chrome #Crime #Firefox #Foreign policy #India #Multimedia #News #NewsTracker #Opera #Politics #science
NHRC notice to Punjab over five infants' death

Nov 25, 2014

NHRC notice to Punjab over five infants' death

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) The NHRC has issued notice to Punjab over the deaths of five babies in a Ludhiana hospital due to alleged lack of medical facilities, a statement said Tuesday. Taking suo motu cognizance of a media report, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Punjab principal secretary of health and family welfare department, seeking a report within two weeks. Citing media reports, the NHRC said five newborn died at Mother and Child Hospital in Field Ganj, Ludhiana Nov 23 due to lack of medical facilities. #Ajax #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Economy #Firefox #Foreign policy #ians-photo #Multimedia #Politics #science #Sports
Extended Iran nuclear talks leave bomb investigation in limbo

Nov 25, 2014

Extended Iran nuclear talks leave bomb investigation in limbo

VIENNA (Reuters) - A stalled U.N. watchdog investigation into allegations Iran conducted atomic bomb research looks unlikely to be revived by the decision to extend wider nuclear talks, diplomats and experts say. While negotiations continue on a deal to curb Iran's uranium enrichment capacity -- to lengthen the time needed should Tehran ever decide to assemble nuclear weapons -- the International Atomic Energy Agency is still trying to conduct a separate, but related, inquiry into weapons research suspicions. #Brazil #China #France #India #markets #Middle East #opinion #Technology
President chronicles decade of '70s in a book

Nov 25, 2014

President chronicles decade of '70s in a book

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Drawing from personal diary extracts, conversations with key personalities and vital secondary literature, President Pranab Mukherjee has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in a book that will be released in December, the publishers said Tuesday. The book titled "The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Years" (Rupa) will be released Dec 11. "The book focuses on one of the most fascinating periods in the life of this nation, the decade of the 1970s. #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Foreign policy #ians-photo #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Opera #Politics #Religion #Sports
China ready to hold fresh border talks with India

Nov 25, 2014

China ready to hold fresh border talks with India

Beijing, Nov 25 (IANS) China welcomes India's newly-appointed special representative on border talks, Ajit Doval, and expects a new round of parleys soon, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday. Doval, the national security advisor, was appointed to the role by the Indian government Monday. "We are willing to hold a new round of special representatives' talks on border issues at an appropriate time, and push forward the settlement of the problem based on the principles and consensus reached by both sides in previous talks," Xinhua quoted spokeswoman Hua Chunying as saying #Business #Chrome #Cinema #Crime #Economy #Firefox #NewsTracker #Opera #Politics #Religion #science
HC orders release of former DU VC Deepak Pental

Nov 25, 2014

HC orders release of former DU VC Deepak Pental

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Hours after former Delhi University vice chancellor Deepak Pental was sent to Tihar jail in a plagiarism case, the Delhi High Court Monday ordered his "immediate release". Pental was sent to jail by a trial court, but the high court ordered his release. #Cinema #Economy #ians-photo #Multimedia #NewsTracker #Politics #Religion #science #Sports
U.S. authorities need to build trust on race issues: U.N. rights chief

Nov 25, 2014

U.S. authorities need to build trust on race issues: U.N. rights chief

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. authorities need to tackle a "deep and festering" mistrust in some sectors of the population and examine how race relations affect law enforcement, the U.N.'s human rights chief said on Tuesday. About a dozen buildings in surburban Ferguson, Missouri, burned overnight and police fired tear gas at protesters angry that a grand jury had cleared police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug #Arabic #Argentina #Business #facebook #France #Italy #Latin America #markets #Mexico #opinion #Technology #United Kingdom
Pope Francis berates Europe over treatment of immigrants

Nov 25, 2014

Pope Francis berates Europe over treatment of immigrants

London, Nov 25 (IANS) Pope Francis Tuesday said the European Union (EU) has aged and grown tired and criticised Europe over its treatment of immigrants. In the first papal address to the European parliament in a quarter of a century, the 77-year-old pontiff berated Europe for its treatment of immigrants, for the hordes of young unemployed, for its treatment of older people and for its failure to see clearly, the Guardian reported. #Economy #ians-photo #India #Multimedia #Opera #Religion #Sports #Technology
Hope SAARC Summit will lead to concrete outcomes: Modi

Nov 25, 2014

Hope SAARC Summit will lead to concrete outcomes: Modi

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) As he embarks on his second visit to Nepal to attend the SAARC Summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that he hopes the meet will lead to concrete outcomes, especially with regard to connectivity projects between the eight South Asian neighbours. In a departure statement prior to leaving for Kathmandu to attend the 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, Modi said he was looking forward to holding bilateral talks with the South Asian leaders on the sidelines of the two-day summit and to review the progress in bilateral relations with Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala #Ajax #Chrome #Cinema #Crime #Firefox #Foreign policy #India #News #Opera #Sports
Congress writes to president over Chhattisgarh surgeries

Nov 25, 2014

Congress writes to president over Chhattisgarh surgeries

New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Accusing the Chhattisgarh government of trying to "cover up" the botched sterilisation that led to the death of at least 13 women, the Congress has written to President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it favoured a CBI inquiry in the matter. K.C. Mittal, who heads the Congress' legal and human rights department, has written to the president, alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state lacked "will and courage" to conduct an independent investigation #Ajax #Business #Chrome #Cinema #News #Religion #Sports #Technology