Asia

Public tension must be controlled in India, Pakistan

Washington, Dec. 6: Inflamed passions across India and Pakistan must be controlled to prevent another war between India and Pakistan.

“People of both the nations will have to control inflamed public passion and manipulative politicians too,” Austin Bay reports in his column for the Washington Post.

“Statesmen will have to confront the terrorists responsible for the heinous crime,”Bay comments.

Large scale public anger can be witnessed across India after the deadliest terror attack to have ever hit India, shook Mumbai last week.

There are fears that India could attack Pakistan and Indian and Pakistani media reflect this speculation in their war of words.

China wants India and Pakistan to be good neighbours

China wants India and Pakistan to be good neighboursBeijing, Dec. 5:China has said that it would like both India and Pakistan to tone down tensions and function as good neighbours of the country.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao said “Both Pakistan and India are good neighbors of China.”

He urged India and Pakistan to work together.

“We sincerely hope that India and Pakistan will step up co-operation and dialogue and jointly safeguard peace and stability in East Asia, which is in the interest of both countries and the region,” Jianchao said during a press briefing.

Pakistan demands Chenab water compensation from India

Lahore, Dec. 5: Pakistan has demanded compensation from India for the latter allegedly stopping the flow of water of the Chenab River.

Pakistan’s Water and Power Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf told journalists after the 32nd Annual Convention of Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers of Pakistan, that New Delhi must compensate Islamabad for the misuse of water flows.

The Daily Times and The News quoted Pervaiz as saying that Pakistan had registered its protest with India at every level, including the offices of the prime minister and the president, and had made it clear to New Delhi that it wanted water in compensation, adding, “We are waiting for India’s reply.”

Acid attacks commonly used to terrorise Pak women

Washington, Dec 1: Acid attacks are commonly used to terrorise and subjugate women in many parts of Asia, including Pakistan, the New York Times has said.

Naeema Azar, whom Nicholas Kristoff interviewed, and who had once been an attractive, self-confident real estate agent, had acid thrown at her, blinding her and burning most of her face.

Shahnaz Bukhari, a Pakistani activist who founded an organisation to help such women, has helped her, the Daily Times reported.

Naeema’s huband, Azar Jamsheed, who disfigured her, escaped and has never been arrested.

Pakistan does an about turn, not to send ISI chief to India

Islamabad, Nov. 29: The Pakistan Government has done an about turn on its earlier promise to send Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Director-General Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha to India in connection with the probe into the terrorist strikes in Mumbai.

After a late night meeting between Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani and Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, it was decided that a representative of the intelligence agency would travel to India.

"A representative of the ISI will visit India, instead of its Director General Lt. Gen. Shuja Pasha, to help in investigating the Mumbai terrorism incident," a spokesman for the Prime Minister''s House said.

Sharp, Enel to build solar-cell power plants in Italy

Being idols takes more than just looks in JapanTokyo- Japanese home electronics company Sharp Corp and Italy's largest power company Enel SpA plan to launch a joint venture to develop a number of photovoltaic power plants by the end of 2012, Sharp said Thursday.

The joint business was expected to start in spring, and it plans to build power plants mainly in southern Italy with a total output capacity of 189 megawatts, using thin-film solar cells, the Japanese company said.

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