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Aziz accuses India of acting like 'regional superpower' 24.8.2015 Times Now: Home

Aziz accuses India of acting like 'regional superpower'Pakistan's National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz has accused India of acting like a regional superpower, saying it was imposing its agenda in violation of Ufa agreement that scuttled the NSA-level talks. He said Pakistan was not responsible for the cancellation of the first-ever NSA-level talks.


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Nuclear power Pakistan knows how to defend itself: Sartaj Aziz - Times of India 24.8.2015
Nuclear power Pakistan knows how to defend itself: Sartaj Aziz Times of India ISLAMABAD: Holding that as a nuclear-armed country, Pakistan knew how to defend itself, Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs and national security, has accused India of acting like a regional superpower, a media report said on ...
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Newspapers underwhelmed by reopening of UK embassy in Tehran 24.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Beware Iran, warn the Times, Telegraph and Mail, arguing that restoration of diplomatic links is too soon after the ‘flawed’ nuclear weapons deal

The reopening of the British embassy in Iran was not been greeted with much enthusiasm by some newspapers.

The Times warned foreign secretary Philip Hammond, who went to Tehran to watch the raising of the union flag, that “he should not get carried away” and urged “extreme caution.” It said:

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Pak a nuclear power, we know how to defend ourselves: Sartaj Aziz - Hindustan Times 24.8.2015 Google News India
Pak a nuclear power, we know how to defend ourselves: Sartaj Aziz Hindustan Times A file photo of Sartaj Aziz, the key adviser on foreign policy to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. (AFP Photo). Share. Pakistan's National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz has accused “Modi's India” of acting like a regional superpower and said ...
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'What is dangerous for the world is the Pakistan army's behaviour' 24.8.2015 Rediff: Intl News
'The obsession of the Pakistan army with India leads to several destabilising things. Support for the Taliban in Afghanistan. Support for groups like the Lashkar-e-Tayiba, that have attacked India. Every time you get an attack like that there is a possibility of a war. And then the build up of the their nuclear arsenals. Chances of a nuclear weapon landing in the hands of a terrorist group, or a nuclear war breaking out, are tiny. But they are higher here than anywhere else in the world.'
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Summer thaw: British embassy in Tehran reopens after 4 years 23.8.2015 Hindustan Times: World
The British embassy in Tehran was reopened by the country's foreign secretary Philip Hammond on Sunday, nearly four years after it was closed following an attack by hardliners, Iranian state TV reported.
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Iran says it shot down reconnaissance drone as officials unveil updated missile 22.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
  • Officials do not identify source of drone or specific timing
  • Country showcases short-range ballistic missile at ceremony

Iran’s official IRNA news agency said on Saturday the country’s military had shot down a reconnaissance drone in western Iran near the border with Iraq.

IRNA quoted Colonel Farzad Fereidouni, a local air defense system commander, in a report as saying the unmanned aircraft was shot down in recent days after it “confronted” the air defense missile system. He did not say which country the drone belonged to, or give specifics on the timing.

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Government considering feasibility of atomic plants in Himachal Pradesh: Jitendra Singh 21.8.2015 ET: Power
Government is mulling over the feasibility of setting up atomic energy plants in states including Himachal Pradesh, Union minister Jitendra Singh today said.
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Russian firm Rosatom to provide reactor equipment for KKNPP unit 3 21.8.2015 ET: Power
To take forward the work on unit 3 of KKNPP, India has signed a contract with a Russian firm to produce critical reactor equipment.
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Stress laid on harnessing solar and wind energy 21.8.2015 Star of Mysore
Stress laid on harnessing solar and wind energy
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India’s nuclear programme has social relevance: Dr. Jitendra Singh 21.8.2015 Govt of india: PIB
The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that India’s nuclear programme has a huge social relevance and is specifically meant for peaceful purposes. He was interacting with some of the country’s top nuclear scientists during his one day visit to India’s premier Atomic Energy plant at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu, today.
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'Our people are disillusioned over peace with Pakistan' 21.8.2015 Rediff: Interviews
'Pakistan's capacity to carry a normal relationship with India doesn't exist.'
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Iran's top security council holds back on nuclear deal review 20.8.2015 DNA: Recent Columns
The secretary of the Iranian Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) indicated on Thursday that it has nearly finished examining Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers but will announce no conclusion before the US Congress does. The SNSC and parliament are both perusing the text of the July 14 pact mandating Iran to curb its nuclear work in exchange for a removal of sanctions, mirroring Congress which has the right to approve or reject it in a vote to be taken by Sept. 17. "We are in the final stages of examining the deal in the Supreme National Security Council," SNSC secretary Ali Shamkhani was quoted as saying by the Tasnim news agency. "The results will be announced around the same time that the P5+1 announces theirs," he was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA, referring to the six global powers that reached the diplomatic breakthrough with the Islamic Republic. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the ultimate power in Iran to clear or sink the deal, has so far ...
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Iran asks India to clear oil dues within two months 20.8.2015 TOI: India Business
Iran has asked India to pay, within the next two months, the dues on account of oil supplies that have accumulated since 2013 with sanctions on the country blocking payment routes.
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Wind energy in Belguim's Flanders region booms 20.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Before the end of 2015 at least 80 new wind turbines will rise up, increasing capacity by a third, reports De Standaard

Wind turbines are under construction everywhere. In the coming months they will be unmissable along Flemish roads, as an unprecedented building boom breaks out, a survey by De Standaard and green power companies reveals.

The result of the boom has been a sharp increase in wind power capacity in Flanders. Late last year the counter stood at 604 megawatts. Already during the second half of this year, 195 megawatts will be added. In comparison, the smallest nuclear reactors in our country – Doel 1 and 2 – each have a capacity of 433 megawatts.

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Iran asks India to clear oil dues within two months 20.8.2015 Sify Finance
Iran has asked India to pay, within the next two months, the dues on account of oil supplies that have accumulated since 2013 with sanctions on the country blocking payment routes.
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Congress does not have votes to block deal, says Nancy Pelosi 20.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

House minority leader says Republicans will not be able to veto the deal in the House, as Senate also seems secure for Barack Obama

Barack Obama has enough votes to get the Iran deal through the House of Representatives, despite Republican efforts to block the historic nuclear accord, the minority leader, Nancy Pelosi, has said.

With a Senate vote looking increasingly secure for the president, Pelosi’s comments suggest it is now extremely unlikely that Congress will halt the deal.

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Iran asks India to clear $6.5 billion oil dues in 2 months 20.8.2015 ET: Foreign Trade
Iran has asked India to pay within two months $ 6.5 billion in past oil dues, partly in rupees and rest in dollars or euros, a top official said.
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Pak PM Sharif inaugurates construction of China-backed power plant 20.8.2015 Rediff: News
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday inaugurated construction work on a China-backed USD 10 billion (approximately Rs 654 crore) nuclear power plant in Karachi.
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Australia could be reliable supplier of uranium: Anil Kakodkar, ex-chairman, Atomic Energy Commission of India 20.8.2015 ET: Power
Kakodkar said importing uranium from Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, Russia would accelerate electricity production from nuclear reactors even as India's three-stage programme is going on.
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