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Twin blast Benazir convoy kills 150 people and 500 injured.

News Type: Event — Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:28 AM IST
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Naresh kumar sagar

Twin blast Benajir convoy kills 150 people and 500 injured.
Bhutto wept as she emerged from a plane that brought her from Dubai to Karachi. At the airport, she climbed aboard the roof of a truck and began a triumphant procession through Pakistan's largest city.She said that our agenda is for the Poor and our agenda is for peace and prosperity to the country.Her homecoming after self imposed exile of eight years after she fled for corruption charges in year 1999 for money Laundering by her country,Spain and Switzerland as her accounts were frozen.An amnesty agreement with president Musharaff to trade off deal she landed to participate in parliament election.

With parliamentary elections due in January, she hopes to campaign for a third premiership. Political analysts call it risk her popularity by tie-up deal with unpopular military ruler, President General Pervez Musharraf.

Celebratory procession t…

Putin visit to Iran- Olmert's in Moscow

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is scheduled to fly to Moscow on Thursday. Putin and Olmert the two leaders are expected to discuss an arms deal that Russia is to sign with Syria and Russia's role in Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking efforts.

President George W. Bush said Wednesday that he wanted to get a report directly from Putin about his visit to Iran and warned that a nuclear-armed Iran could trigger World War III.

Olmert "will be very clear on the Israeli position that in no way can Iran achieve nuclear capability, that Iranian nuclear capability threatens the world, including Russia," Israeli government spokeswoman Miri Eisin said Thursday.

Olmert's one-day visit was announced only after Putin had returned from Iran, where he vowed Tuesday to support Iran's pursuit of nuclear energy and warned "outside forces" - hinting at the United States - against using force against Iran.

Belarus to Build Nuclear Power Plant

Belarus' president pledged Thursday to begin construction of the country's first nuclear power plant next year, news agencies reported.

Alexander Lukashenko said the plant would help guarantee the ex-Soviet republic's national security.

The project "is dictated not by some political ambitions, but by the necessity to ensure the country's energy security in case of a decrease in gas and oil resources, supply problems or the increase in energy carriers' costs," Lukashenko was quoted by ITAR-TASS news agency as saying.

Nuclear Power plant would take four to eight years at an estimated cost of $2.5 billion to $2.8 billion.

Belarus' Soviet-style economy has long been propped up by cheap energy resources from Russia. Moscow this year sharply hiked prices for oil and gas, angering Lukashenko and prompting him to threaten to walk out of the economic union the two nations are moving toward.

This announcement likely to anger some environmentalist Belarusians deepl…

Russia, India to develop 5 th genration fighter plane

Russian Military-Technical Cooperation said on Thursday.

"We have signed an agreement on cooperation in the development and production of an advanced multi-purpose fighter aircraft," the spokesman said. "This document will allow our countries to implement a project that envisions equal-share financing and engineering efforts in the creation of a fifth-generation fighter."

Russia and India also signed an agreement on joint production of spare parts for Su-30 Flanker fighters.Last week, Moscow and New Delhi signed a $1.6 billion contract for the supply of 40 Russian Su-30 fighter assembly sets to India by 2010 as a compliment to the contract on licensed production of 140 Su-30MKIs in India, which was signed in December 2000.

Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who attended the signing ceremony on Thursday together with his Indian counterpart, A. K. Antony, praised the current level of bilateral military-technical cooperation.

"Russian-Indian military-technic…

Race row - London museum cancelled a talk Noble Laureate

Race row sparks on comments Noble Laureate

18.10.2007 14:57:51 Race row - London museum cancelled a talk Noble LaureateScience Museum in London has cancelled a talk schedule by a Nobel Prize-winning scientist.


(live-PR.com) - Dr James Watson to lecture on Friday who is in Britain to promote his new book "Avoid Boring People- Lessons From A Life In Science".



Doctor James Watson Nobel Prize-winning scientist from the United States who said, "That black people are less intelligent than whites".Dr Watson is quoted as saying he was inherently gloomy about the prospect for Africa because he says, "All our social policies are based on the fact that their intelligence is the same as ours, whereas all the testing says not really".

Doctor James Watson, won the Nobel prize for medicine in 1962 as one of three people who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for medicine for his part in discovering the structure of DNA.

Science Museum, due to host Watson on a visit to Britain publi…

New Five members UN Security Council

18.10.2007 06:21:33 Libya, Burkina Faso and Vietnam, Costa Rica and Croatia have been elected non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council for 2008-2009, the UN General Assembly announced on wednessday.


(live-PR.com) - Crotia and Costa Rica in third roound voting and West African Burkina Faso,Libya and Vietnam easily obtained a two-thirds majorityin first round voting on Tuesday, after being endorsed by regional groupings to stand unopposed for the five non-permanent seats available for African and Asian nations of United Nation Security Council.



The new non-permanent members will replace Congo, Ghana, Peru, Qatar and Slovakia in the UN Security Council, when the countries' mandates expire on December 31.

U.S. had labelled Libya as a pariah state after Gadhafi came to power in a 1969 coup and turned his country against the West. Gadhafi Libya was the target of U.S. airstrikes in 1986, in his bunkers and thereon subject to sanctions.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan…

Indian tailenders scripted win by 2 wickets on Australians

Indian tailenders scripted win by 2 wickets on Australians

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India won the last ODI with two wickets at Mumbai with an excellent efforts from the tailenders batsman. Australians have won the series with 4 -2 lead and is winner of future world cup a trophy for this series.

Australia, won the toss and elected to bat first but Indian bowling dominating the game and Murli karthik with six wicket haul restricted the Aussies to merely at total of 193 in 41.3 overs,with an average of 4.65 runs per over.

Skipper Ricky Ponting half century was only the grace which the world champions exhibited. Economical and penetrating bowling made the champions score a moderate total 193 runs.

The best of world's best batting line up, the Indian batsman, openers and Middle order did not look confident in front of speedsters of Bret Lee and Johnson and Bracken.Robin Uthappa the new find held the fort with Tail enders Harbhajan. Zahir Khan with Murli Karthik played well un…

British writer Doris Lessingwon the Nobel Literature Prize

Swedish Academy described Lessing as "that epicist of the female experience who with scepticism, fire and visionary power has subjected a divided civilisation to scrutiny." Lessing has covered a multitude of topics.

Her "The Golden Notebook", is best known work elated her as a feminist icon back in 1962.Doris May Taylor born in Khermanshah, in what is now Iran, on October 22, 1919, Lessing spent her adolescent on a farm in Southern Rhodesia, what is now Zimbabwe, where her British parents moved in 1927, she later said, a "hellishly lonely" upbringing.

She married Frank Wisdom,in 1939 by whom she had two children before their divorce in 1943.

She then married a German political activist called Gottfried Lessing, but divorced again in 1949, when she fled to Britain with her young son and the manuscript of her first novel, "The Grass Is Singing."A searing examination of racial oppression and colonialism, it was published the following year to immediat…

म्यांमार - इंडिया बॉर्डर ओं उअव्स vigil

Myanmar-India border on UAVs vigil

Ground patrolling and aerial surveillance by unmanned small aircraft along the India- Myanmar border have been intensified.India Government has deployed security forces along the border areaseven as Un-manned Air-borne Vehicles (UAVs) have been pressed intoservice for constant aerial survey.

Un-manned Airborn Vehicles (UAVs), the Defence source, said the aerialsurvey would be intensified if there is the possibility of moreviolence incidents in the neighbouring country in the days to come.

The Assam Rifles, on job in 398-km Manipur-Myanmar border, is at vigilto ensure that pro-democracy activists and students from that country do not infiltrate illegally into India following the military crackdown there.

Both ground patrolling and aerial surveillance by unmanned small aircraft along the border have been intensified.

Lt. Gen. M.S. Dadwal, commander, 3 Corps, who visited the border town of Moreh, held talks with Assam Rifles officers on tightening security.

I…

Palestinian statehood-Unity effort

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Palestinian Statehood the Unity Efforts

13.10.2007 22:26:07 Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says his side is close to an agreement with Israel on a document on Palestinian statehood. At the same time, he said it is not a done deal."And nothing will be agreed until everything is agreed," said Erekat.


(live-PR.com) - "Our administration in Gaza is temporary." We have said all the time that we are ready to discuss all the issues on the negotiating table Ahmed Yousef adviser to Ismail Haniya.



Norway's Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Store, said Norway intends to maintain contact with Hamas at the envoy level, but its ministers do not plan to meet with the Gaza government's representatives.

Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert is fervently courting Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas as a "partner for peace", various successive voices continue to speak out against efforts to sideline the democratically elected Hamas government which can bring little or no succe…