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North Korea appears to have fired missile into sea: South Korea military

North Korea fired a missile into the sea off its east coast on Friday, the South’s military said, hours after the leaders of South Korea, Japan and the United States warned Pyongyang to end provocations or face more pressure. The projectile was fired from a region near the North’s east coast, a South Korean military official said by telephone. It was a short-range surface to air missile, another …

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http://www.riazhaq.com/2016/03/kulbhushan-yadav-can-ispr-compete.html The recent release of a 6-minute video confession of Indian intelligence officer arrested by Pakistan has been met by a furious disinformation campaign by the Indian government and… Kulbhushan Yadav: Can ISPR Compete With India's Spin Machine?

Mar 312016
 

Indonesia Will Defend South China Sea Territory With F-16 Fighter Jets April 1, 2016 — 6:00 AM CSTUpdated on April 1, 2016 — 8:14 AM CST Indonesia will deploy U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to the Natuna islands to ward off “thieves”, the defense minister said less than two weeks after Chinese coast… Indonesia will deploy U.S.-made F-16 fighter jets to the Natuna islands to ward off “thieves”

Mar 312016
 

India Kolkata flyover collapse: At least 20 dead A flyover under construction in the Indian city of Kolkata (Calcutta) has collapsed, killing at least 20 people and injuring nearly 100. More are feared trapped under the concrete and steel bridge, and rescue efforts are continuing all night. Images show residents using… India Kolkata flyover collapse: At least 20 dead

Mar 312016
 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markrog…sands-reserve-a-spot-to-get-one/#5daddc9b5cea Tesla began taking reservations today on the new Model 3 sedan, slated to arrive in late 2017 at a starting price of $35,000. Numerous Tesla stores around the globe saw lines with… Tesla's Model 3 Is Shown Off To The World, After 115,000 Reserve A Spot To Get One

Mar 312016
 
Anbang-J.C. Flowers-Primavera Consortium Determines not to Proceed with Its Proposal to Acquire Starwood

NEW YORK, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd., together with its partners J.C. Flowers & Co. and Primavera Capital Limited, (collectively, “the Consortium” ), today announced that the Consortium has determined not to proceed with its proposal to acquire Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) (“Starwood”). The Consortium issued the following statement: “We were attracted to the opportunity presented by Starwood because of its high-quality, leading global hotel brands, which met many of our acquisition criteria, including the ability to generate consistent, long-term returns over time.  However, due to various market considerations, the Consortium has determined not to proceed further.  We thank the Starwood Board, management team and its advisors for their efforts and support throughout this process.” About Anbang Insurance Group Anbang Insurance Group Co., Ltd. is a comprehensive insurance company, based in China, with a global network of over 35 million customers. Anbang’s business areas cover life insurance, property and casualty insurance, health insurance, pensions, banking and asset management. Anbang remains well positioned through the strength of our leading international franchises and their growth potential.  We look forward to continuing to execute on opportunities to meet our long-term value-driven strategic goals. About J.C. Flowers & Co. J.C. Flowers & Co. is a leading private investment firm dedicated to investing globally. Founded in 1998, J.C. Flowers & Co. includes, among others, a SEC registered investment adviser, J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC, that manages private equity funds, a broker dealer, J.C. Flowers Securities Co. LLC, [Read More…]

Mar 312016
 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markrog…sands-reserve-a-spot-to-get-one/#5daddc9b5cea Tesla began taking reservations today on the new Model 3 sedan, slated to arrive in late 2017 at a starting price of $35,000. Numerous Tesla stores around the globe saw lines with… Tesla's Model 3 Is Shown Off To The World, After 115,000 Reserve A Spot To Get One

Mar 312016
 

MANSEHRA: At least two seminary teachers were gunned down in a suspected case of honour killing in a village in Oghi, Mansehra on Thursday. An Oghi police officer told The Express Tribune the deceased have been identified as Qari Nisar Ahmad and Gulfeem Bibi. They were allegedly murdered by Shakirullah, Gulfeem Bibi’s brother. “Shakirullah suspected they were having an affair,” he added. According to the policeman, Azizullah, Ahmad’s older brother, was a seminary teacher in Battagram district. “Thursday morning, 26-year-old Gulfeem Bibi, who was a widow and also worked at the seminary, called Ahmad on his landline and asked him to visit her at once,” the official said. “He arrived at Gulfeem Bibi’s house and both of them had a long discussion.” As per the police official, Shakirullah noticed this and suspected they were having an affair. “He pulled out an AK-47 rifle and opened fire at them,” he said. “Both of them died on the spot.” A police official told The Express Tribune Shakirullah has been arrested. Cycle of violence Several cases of honour killing have been reported from across Hazara over the last few weeks. On March 18, a man gunned down his brother’s 22-year-old wife and her 17-year-old sister for tainting the family’s reputation in Sherabad village in Mansehra. In a separate incident, a brother killed his sister in Jaral village in Abbottabad over suspicion of being romantically involved with a boy from the same village. On March 24, a father gunned down his daughter for marrying a [Read More…]

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SWABI: The three-day International Conference on Next Generation Energy Technologies (ICONGET 2016) will start at Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology (GIKI) on Friday. The conference will be organized by GIKI and South Dakota State University (SUSU). Briefing the media about the event on Thursday, Professor Dr Muhammad Hassan Sayyad said about 250 distinguished scholars from leading universities of Pakistan would be participating in the moot. Those from other countries will also be a part of the event through video conferencing, he added. Sayyad said the aim of the conference was to bring scientists, engineers and technologists together to discuss and review environmental friendly, next generation energy technologies, industrial opportunities and energy conservation systems. “Pakistan is a developing country that has suffered a severe energy deficiency over the last few years,” he said. “No doubt, the need for alternative energy grows. The price of power and its demand has been increasing with the passage of time,” Sayyad said. The conference will provide an opportunity to young researchers to interact with scholars. Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st,  2016. The post GIKI: Alternative energy conference to be held appeared first on The Express Tribune.