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Pakistan expresses concern over India-US nuclear deal

Wagah Border, Jan 30 (ANI): Pakistan ambassador to India, Abdul Basit expressed concern over India-US nuclear deal. Pakistan said that the deal, which was signed during President Barack Obama visit to New Delhi, would have a detrimental impact on deterrence stability in South Asia. Further, it termed the agreement a move for political and economic expediencies. Explaining his absence from New Delhi during Obama’s visit, Basit said he was on a private visit to Pakistan. Islamabad also opposed New Delhi’s bid for membership to the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and a permanent seat in the UN Security Council. However, Basit added that Pakistan wanted good relations with India. Jan 30, 2015
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India does not qualify for UNSC permanent membership: Pak Foreign Ministry

Islamabad, Jan 30 (ANI): Pakistan said given its track record of human rights violation in Indian-administered Kashmir, India does not qualify for the permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). Reacting on US President Barack Obama’s approval for India bring permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said the issue of Security Council Reform is of vital national importance for all the United Nations Member States. However, she said, a reformed Security Council should reflect interests of the wider UN membership, and in Pakistan’s view, “the idea of new permanent members creates new centers of power and privileges, and could make the UNSC even more undemocratic.” Aslam expressed concern over the continual rise of India’s defence budget, and its “massive acquisition of conventional weapons.” Jan 30, 2015
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Four-day car rally in Siliguri attracts visitors

Siliguri, Jan 29 (ANI): People thronged the four-day state sponsored car rally which is being held in Siliguri district of West Bengal. The third National Time Speed Distance (TSD) Himalayan car rally organised by tyre manufacturer JK Tyre in association with West Bengal Tourism department is witnessing participants traversing a 700-kilometer stretch through the northern parts of the state. 27 cars with 54 participants are taking part in the motorsport. The route apart from touching main tourist spots will also go through smaller towns to showcase the natural beauty of the state. Participants said the drive was full of adventures and hoped people from other states would also join in. The rally ends at the outskirts of Siliguri city in West Bengal. Jan 30, 2015
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Documentary premiered in Dharamsala cautions Tibetans against China's cyber attacks

Dharamsala, Jan 30 (ANI): A Tibetan digital security group called Tibet Action Institute premiered a documentary in Dharamsala showing China's unrelenting cyber attacks against the exiled community. The documentary titled "Tibet: Frontline of the New Cyber War" unfolds the pain of Tibetans living in exile and the problems facing them in maintaining online contact with their family members. The film cautions Tibetans against China's cyber attacks and details measures to counter those threats. The documentary also features researchers from The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto. A presentation was also made by Tibet Action Institute's Director of Technology and founder of the Guardian Project, Nathan Freitas to educate people about the Chinese mobile messaging app, WeChat. Jan 30, 2015
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Man with fake gun interrupts Dutch TV, is overpowered

A man armed with a fake gun disrupted Dutch television on Thursday evening when he forced his way into the building of public broadcaster NOS and demanded airtime before being overpowered by police. Jan 30, 2015