|Polish LOT Dreamliner grounded in Bangkok following power problems
11/6/2013 4:09:00 PM
Washington, Nov. 6 (ANI): A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Poland's LOT airline was grounded in Bangkok.
The plane, which was due to land in Warsaw, was grounded on Tuesday due to a power supply problem.
According to Fox News, the plane's passengers would be flown to Poland on other aircraft on Wednesday.
LOT could not be reached for further comment.
The state-owned Polish airline, which has struggled for years with huge operating losses, has had several problems
|Musharraf 'free man' as surety fee submitted
11/6/2013 4:09:00 PM
Islamabad, Nov. 6 (ANI): Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf has been granted bail in the fourth and last case against him and he can now walk free in the territory having submitted two surety bonds of 1,00,000 rupees each.
Musharraf had been granted bail in the case of Lal Masjid cleric Abdul Rasheed Ghazi's murder and was required to submit the bonds.
According to Dawn, Musharaf's lawyer Ilyas Siddiqui said that the former army strongman would approach the Sindh High
|India-China joint training exercise 'Hand In Hand' begins
11/5/2013 3:29:00 PM
Chengdu (China), Nov.5 (ANI): The India-China joint training exercise ' Hand in Hand' aimed at enhancing counter terrorism skills got underway on Tuesday at Miao'ergang, south of Chengdu in China.
This is one of the major ongoing bilateral defence cooperation endeavors between the two countries and is the third in the series.
The exercise commenced with an opening ceremony. The exercise was declared open by Lieutenant General Yung Jin Shan in the presence of Lieutenant
|Afghan Taliban urges Pakistan to prevent further US drone strikes post Mehsud killing
11/3/2013 11:22:00 AM
Islamabad, Nov. 3 (ANI): The Afghan Taliban has urged Islamabad to prevent any further US drone strikes in the country.
The call from Afghan Taliban came as it described the killing of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Hakimullah Mehsud as a big loss.
According to the Daily Times, Mehsud, who was under a five million dollars US government bounty, was killed when a drone targeted his car in the North Waziristan tribal district of Pakistan, near the Afghan border.
|US envoy admits mistakes of West `prolonged Afghan war`
11/2/2013 3:05:00 PM
Washington, Nov. 02 (ANI): The U.S. envoy to Afghanistan has said that mistakes committed by the West in Kabul have prolonged the bloodshed in the war-torn nation.
Obama's special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, James F Dobbins, also said that sidelining Iran and Russia despite their support towards intervention by America and Britain in 2001 was wrong, as these two nations will play a crucial part in rebuilding Kabul after the departure of Nato troops post-2014, the Independent
|Singapore's Straits Times website hacked by Anonymous
11/2/2013 12:20:00 AM
London, Nov. 2 (ANI): Hacking group Anonymous has reportedly targeted its latest attack on Singapore's main newspaper, The Straits Times.
The hack-attack comes days after a person claiming to be part of Anonymous posted an online video threatening to hit out at the country's infrastructure, protesting against Singapore's new licensing regulations for news sites.
According to the BBC, the hacker, dubbed as The Messiah, said that the newspaper's report on the video was
|Pak Taliban denies 'any contact' from govt. for peace talks
11/1/2013 4:11:00 PM
Islamabad, Nov. 01 (ANI): The Pakistani Taliban has reportedly denied of any contact made by the government for peace talks.
Tehreik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said that the government is only making announcements by media, but any meeting or discussion on issues have not yet taken place, Dawn News reports.
The statement came just a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said a process of dialogue to initiate peace talks had been started.
|Pak court postpones Musharraf's bail hearing to Nov 4 in Lal Masjid case
11/1/2013 2:37:00 PM
Islamabad, Nov. 01 (ANI): A Pakistani court has adjourned the hearing of the bail plea filed by former president retired General Pervez Musharraf to November 4 in the case related to the killing of cleric Ghazi Abdul Rasheed.
Meanwhile, Musharraf 's trial in the Lal Masjid raid case has also been postponed to November 11 following a request from the counsel for more time to present other important evidences, Dawn News reports.
Islamabad's additional district and sessions judge
|India ranks lower than Bangladesh in world prosperity index
11/1/2013 11:44:00 AM
London, Nov. 1 (ANI): India has scored lower than Bangladesh in Legatum Prosperity Index that assessed global wealth and wellbeing in 142 countries.
India has been ranked 106th, while Bangladesh stands ahead at 103rd position.
According to the LPI report, India dropped 15 places in overall prosperity and in the personal freedom sub index, scored100th, due to a drop in the tolerance of immigrants and a drop in civic choice variables.
The Safety and Security sub-index dropped
|Pak condemns drone strike in North Waziristan for violating nation's sovereignty
10/31/2013 5:18:00 PM
Islamabad, Oct. 31 (ANI): Pakistan has condemned the recent drone strike in Miramshah, saying it violated the sovereignty of the nation.
The Dawn quoted Foreign Office spokesman Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, as saying that drone strikes were negatively affecting the war against terrorism and hindered the peace process in the nation.
Chaudhry also blamed the drone strikes for creating adversely affecting the bilateral relations between Pakistan and the United States.
He said that the
|Durga Temple set on fire in Bangladesh
10/31/2013 5:18:00 PM
Lalmonirhat (Bangladesh), Oct.31 (ANI): Unidentified criminals set fire to a Durga temple in Kakina Rajbari area of Bangladesh's Lalmonirhat District yesterday.
A Daily Star report said that the temple was set on fire at around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, and a portion of it was gutted.
According to the paper, Kaliganj Upazila Parishad Chairman Mohammad Nuruzzaman, Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Golam Rabbi and police visited the spot on Thursday morning, and assured the local Hindu population
|Jubo League man hacked to death by party rivals in Bangladesh
10/31/2013 5:18:00 PM
Pabna (Bangladesh), Oct.31 (ANI): A Jubo League activist was hacked and stabbed to death by rivals near the town's judge court area yesterday.
The incident triggered violent factional clashes that left two other activists injured, reports the Daily Star.
The deceased was identified as Geda Hossain,alias Geda Babu, aged 38.
He was resident of Mondolpara Village and an activist of Pabna municipality unit Jubo League.
An armed gang, allegedly belonging to the rival Jubo
|Planned BNP blockade to affect 20 lakh Bangladeshi school children
10/31/2013 5:18:00 PM
Dhaka, Oct.31 (ANI): The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party's (BNP) planned three-day bockade from Monday is likely to affect around 20 lakh school children, who are all set to appear for their Junior Secondary Certificate and Junior Dakhil Certificate examinations.
According to the Daily Star, the BNP plans to intensify its street agitation in the coming weeks to realise its demand for a non-party election-time government.
About 30 lakh primary and ebtedai students may also
|62 pc South Koreans still regard Japan as military threat
10/31/2013 4:06:00 PM
Tokyo, Oct. 31 (ANI): A majority of South Koreans consider Japan as a military threat, according to a recent survey.
The poll conducted by Seoul-based think tank Asan Institute for Policy Studies, revealed that 62 percent said they feel militarily threatened by Japan.
According to Japan Times, the survey results likely reflect soured ties over territorial and historical issues between Japan and South Korea.
It also reflects Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's eagerness to allow
|Nawaz says Pak, India must end 'tit-for-tat' policy
10/31/2013 2:53:00 PM
Islamabad, Oct. 31 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said Islamabad and New Delhi should put an end to their tit-for-tat policy to ensure development in both nations.
Sharif said the two South Asian neighbours have wasted precious resources over the years for fighting against each other, which rather could be utilized for improving education, economy and infrastructure, the Daily Times reports.
He further said that India should have no objection to third party intervention
|Hamid Ansari meets Cuban President Raul Castro in Havana
10/31/2013 1:46:00 PM
Havana, Oct 31 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari met Cuban President Raul Castro during his two-day state visit to the country.
During the meeting with Castro here yesterday, the two countries inked four agreements to strengthen bilateral ties.
Ansari arrived in Cuba on Tuesday to hold talks with that country's leadership on bilateral and multilateral issues.
The two countries signed an agreement on cooperation in broadcasting between India's government run
|Mumbai faces biggest threats from climate change of all cities in world
10/31/2013 10:53:00 AM
Washington, Oct. 31 (ANI): India is among the 'extreme risk' countries where economic impacts of climate change will be most felt by 2025, according to a report.
In its sixth annual Climate Change Vulnerability Index, risk consultancy firm Maplecroft revealed the countries most likely to suffer from the effects of warming climates by 2025.
The report revealed that Bangladesh, Guinea-Bissau and Sierra Leone have the most 'extreme' risk rating.
Of cities around the
|Hamid Ansari inaugurates cultural festival of India in Cuba
10/30/2013 4:38:00 PM
Havana, Oct 30 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, who is presently in Cuba to boost bilateral and multilateral ties between the two nations, inaugurated a three-day cultural festival of India in the Latin American country.
Thousands of visitors thronged to witness the classical fusion performance Nrityarupa that skillfully blended ancient Indian classical dances.
Visitors at the festival were excited to have a glimpse of Indian culture.
It is a great opportunity for
|Imran Khan's party threatens Pak govt. to choke NATO routes to Afghan
10/30/2013 4:12:00 PM
Islamabad, Oct. 30 (ANI): Former cricketer Imran Khan's party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has threatened to choke NATO supply routes to Afghanistan, in case the federal government fails to announce a schedule of talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) by November 7.
PTI is planning to mount pressure on the centre to compel the U.S. to shut down its drone strikes in the tribal regions of Pakistan, the Express Tribune reports.
The PTI lamented the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz
|Christian killed in Karachi over false blasphemy accusation
10/30/2013 4:12:00 PM
Islamabad, Oct. 30 (ANI): A 58-year-old Christian, who worked for over 30 years at the Liaqatabad Gold Market in Karachi, was murdered by a fellow worker over a false blasphemy accusation.
Professional rivalry or blasphemy? A member of the Liaqatabad Jewelers Association said, I have been seeing Boota Masih working in this market from past 3 decades, he was an honest worker, no complaint was ever reported against him, had never seen him even speaking against anyone ever.