Pakistan rejects report on fastest growing nuclear arsenal

Islamabad: Pakistan on Friday strongly rejected a report published by a US think tank, which claimed that Pakistan has the fastest growing nuclear arsenal in the world.

“The report is utterly baseless,” said Qazi Khalilullah, the foreign office spokesperson, Dawn reported.

“Such reports have the effect of diverting attention from the exponential increase in India’s fissile material stockpiles,” added the spokesperson.

The spokesman stated that as a nuclear state, Pakistan’s policy is characterised by utmost restraint and responsibility.

28 arrested on suspicion of illegal entry into Britain

London: A driver of a heavy goods vehicle and 27 people were arrested on suspicion of illegal entry into Britain, local police said on Friday.

Surrey Police's Roads Policing Unit and Surrey Police arrested the driver of the vehicle and 27 suspected illegal immigrants at 10.50 a.m. Friday morning, after they were found in the vehicle at a motorway service station in Surrey, southeast England, Xinhua reported.

Medical staff were sent to the scene to assess the health of the passengers and no serious health conditions were reported.


Three killed in Pakistan shelling in Jammu

Jammu: In the worst such incident in two weeks, three civilians were killed and nine injured when Pakistani military resorted to indiscriminate shelling on the Jammu and Kashmir border, police said.

The Pakistan Rangers went on the offensive in R.S. Pura sector of the international border in Jammu district around 1 a.m., an officer told IANS here.

The shelling left Subhash Chander, 45, and Bimla Devi, 42, both residents of Sai Khurd village, and Pawan Kumar, 55, who lived in Abdullian village, dead besides causing widespread panic.

Go for second baby for a super married life

New York: If marital satisfaction is what you miss the most after the first child, plan the second baby now to get the mojo back in your love life.

According to researchers from the University of Michigan, several married couples get stressed after the first child birth with the new and challenging duties staring at them.

But with the arrival of the second baby, the quality of married life slowly returns to where it was before the first birth.

India only external threat: Pakistani military

Islamabad: India is the only external threat for us, Pakistani military has told a senate defence committee.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Rashad Mahmood briefed the members of the senate about the threat, Dawn online reported on Friday.

According to the media report, the senate committee, led by Mushahid Hus­sain, was also infor­med that India had over the last couple of years purchased weapons worth $100 billion -- 80 percent of which were Pakistan-specific.

12 killed in China landslide

Beijing: At least 12 people were confirmed dead after their bodies were retrieved from the debris of a landslide that hit China's Yunnan province about a week ago, the authorities said on Friday.

The accident occurred on August 22 at a village in Funing county, Xinhua news agency reported.

At least 12 people went missing from several villages near the site of the landslide, according to the county's publicity office.

More than 200 rescuers, 11 excavators and four sniffer dogs participated in the rescue mission.


Three killed in indiscriminate Pakistan shelling in Jammu

Jammu : Three civilians were killed and nine injured on Friday in heavy and indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

"Three civilians were killed and nine injured in indiscriminate shelling by Pakistan Rangers in R.S. Pura sector of the International Border in Jammu district," a senior police officer told IANS.

Subhash Chander, 45, and Bimla Devi, 42, both residents of Sai Khurd village, and Pawan Kumar, 55, who lived in Abdullian village, were killed.

The injured have been shifted to a hospital.

Outpacing India, Pakistan may get 3rd largest nuclear arsenal: Report

By Arun Kumar

Washington : Far outpacing India in the development of nuclear warheads, Pakistan could have at least 350 nuclear weapons within a decade, making it the world's third largest nuclear arsenal, according to a new report.

Pakistan may be building 20 nuclear warheads annually, according to the report by two American think tanks, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Stimson Centre.

Indian man's tweet to Swaraj saves sister from traffickers

Abu Dhabi : A brother's tweet to Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj led to the rescue of his sister from human traffickers in United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report here said.

Dev Tamboli, a worker in Qatar, said his sister was held captive in Al Ain by a human trafficking gang last week, Xpress Abu Dhabi newspaper reported on Wednesday.

"Need help for rescuing my sister from UAE. She went to UAE for a job on 14th but now locked up in a room. Please contact," Tamboli tweeted to Swaraj on August 21.

Killings of journalists puts gun violence in US in focus

By Arun Kumar

Washington : As the killing of two journalists on live TV brought the issue of gun violence in America back into sharp focus, the White House renewed a call for Congress to pass gun control laws.

"This is another example of gun violence that is becoming all too common in communities large and small all across the United States," press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters Wednesday.

"There are some common sense things that only Congress can do that we know would have a tangible impact on reducing gun violence in this country," he said.