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Pastor calls off Quran burning

Terry Jones, the pastor of a Florida church who had threaten to burn Quran on 9/11 anniversary in New York has called off his plan permanently.
In an interview with NBC TV pastor said: “We will definitely not burn the Quran, not today, not ever.”
According to CNN Jones arrived in New York..

Pastor’s call an act of terrorism: Imam

MAKKAH: The Imam of the Grand Mosque in Makkah on Friday termed US pastor’s threat to burn copies of the Holy Quran as an act of terrorism. He said that it would also create ill will among communities.
Delivering his Eid sermon, Sheikh Saleh Bin-Humaid also called the move an act of aggression ..

New Yorkers Want Mosque Moved: NYT

NEW YORK: If we go by a survey conducted by the New York Times, a majority of New York City residents are against the proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero. They want it to be relocated to a less controversial site farther away from ground zero in Lower Manhattan.

Pak to release 100 more Indian fishermen

LAHORE: The Pakistani authorities would release hundred more Indian fishermen on Sunday. They had been detained in the Malir Jail, Karachi along with 342 other Indian fishermen over alleged charges of ‘illegal entry in Pakistani waters’. According to a report in Daily Times the released Indian ..

UNICEF Executive Director visits Pak flooded areas

CHARSADDA DISTRICT: UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake’s two-day visit to Pakistan, which wraps up today, has reflected the unprecedented scale of emergency the country faces, with more than 17 million people affected by floods caused due to exceptionally heavy monsoon rains.

India raises Pak flood aid to $25 m

NEW DELHI: (AMN) India on Tuesday decided to increase its humanitarian aid to Pakistan’s flood victims. External affairs minister S.M. Krishna told the Lok that the assistance would go up to $25 million. The amount is five time more as announced earlier by the government of India.

Nirupama in Sri Lanka to asses work in Tamil area

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Foreign Secretary Nirumapa Rao will begin a three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Monday. During the visit she will see directly the utilisation of Indian economic and humanitarian aid in the Tamil-speaking Northern Province.Earlier India had announced that a senior official from the ..

Pakistan need more help for flood victims: UN

NEW YORK: – The surging Indus River in Pakistan continues to inundate more areas and swell the numbers of people in need of humanitarian assistance, the United Nations reported Friday, saying another 1 million people have been displaced by floods in the southern province of Sindh during the past ..

India -Afghanistan to combat terrorism effectively

NEW DELHI: (AMN) India and Afghanistan on Wednesday renewed their resolve to effectively combat and defeat the menace of terrorism. They also emphasised the need to ensure that terrorist and extremist groups targeting Afghanistan and other countries in the region must be denied safe havens and ..

Afghan Foreign Minister briefs Manmohan

NEW DELHI: (AMN) Afghan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul on Tuesday briefed the Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh about latest developments in Afghanistan and India’s aid Programme in the country.
Rassoul understood to have discussed the Prime Minister on the efforts to bring about peace in the ..

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SC slams Centre for ‘lethargy’ over upkeep of Taj Mahal

AMN / NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today criticised the Central Government and its authorities for their, wh ...

India, Nepal to jointly promote tourism

AMN / KATHMANDU India and Nepal have decided to promote tourism jointly. This was decided at the 2nd meeting ...