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US says Iran's missile test may have violated UN resolution

Washington : "Strong indications" showed that Iran's test of a new precision-guided ballistic missile on Sunday violated a UN Security Council resolution, the White House said on Tuesday.

"We've got strong indications that those missile tests did violate UN Security Council resolutions that pertain to Iran's ballistic missile activities," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest during a daily press briefing, Xinhua reported.

Top Pakistani leaders knew about Osama's presence: Ex-minister

New Delhi: The top Pakistani leadership knew about the presence of Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, in their country long before the US killed him in a midnight raid in May 2011, former Pakistan defence minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar has revealed.

The then president Asif Ali Zardari, then army chief Ashfaq Parvez Kayani and other top officials all knew that bin Laden was in Pakistan, Mukhtar, who was defence minister then, told news channel CNN-IBN in an interview, the channel said in a statement.

Protesting Palestinian students appeal to Mukherjee against Israel

By Arvind Padmanabhan

Ramallah (Palestine): A sudden congregation of hundreds of angry students at Al-Quds University near here to condemn alleged aggression of Israeli forces, led to cancellation of an event that was to be attended by President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

Honorary Palestinian doctorate for President Mukherjee

By Arvind Padmanabhan,

Ramallah (Palestine): President Pranab Mukherjee was on Tuesday conferred an honorary doctorate by the Al-Quds University at Abu Dees near here and also inaugurated an Indo- Palestine Centre for Excellence in ICT.

During the event, India also gifted 30 computers to the Centre, and announced an India chair to promote studies about its country.

The proposed inauguration of the Jawaharlal Nehru Secondary School for Boys was cancelled because of some protests in the area by university students against Israeli forces.

Iran parliament approves law to implement n-deal

Tehran: Iran's parliament on Tuesday approved a legislation which asks the government to implement the recent nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the world powers.

Based on the legislation, the Iranian administration was urged to take "proportional measures" in implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed in July, Xinhua news agency reported.

The agreement was reached by Iran and the P5+1 group, namely the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany.

Google dedicates doodle to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

New Delhi: Internet search giant Google on Tuesday paid tributes to Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan on his birth anniversary.

The doodle showed the musician singing, his left hand raised to make the letter "l" in the word Google.

Born on October 13, 1948, Khan was primarily a singer of qawwali, the devotional music of the Sufis.

The singer died of a cardiac arrest at the age of 49 on August 16, 1997.

Last week, another Pakistani singer Ghulam Ali cancelled his concert in Maharashtra after Shiv Sena threatened to disrupt it.

Trustee of 'little India' in Jerusalem meets President Mukherjee

By Arvind Padmanabhan

Ramallah (Palestine): For more than 800 years, a little enclave in Jerusalam has been the symbol of India in this part of the world and this institution's trustee, who holds an Indian passport, called on President Pranab Mukherjee with his family here on Monday.

The legend goes that the revered Indian Sufi saint Wali Baba Fariduddin Ganjshakar, who was born in 1173 as a direct descendant of Omar, the second caliph of Islam, came to Jerusalem as part of an 18-year journey to holy lands.

'Pakistan using anti-terrorism laws against clerics'

Islamabad: The Pakistani government is using anti-terrorism laws against the ulema (religious scholars), Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman has said.

Religious seminaries were being linked with terrorism. The clerics and students were the victims of anti-terrorism laws, Dawn online quoted Rehman as saying while addressing the Mufti Mehmood conference on Sunday.

India will support Palestine cause, engage with Israel: Mukherjee

By Arvind Padmanabhan

Amman : India will continue to support separate statehood for Palestine while also engaging with Israel to forge an independent and long-standing bilateral relationship, President Pranab Mukherjee said here on Sunday.

Continuing his meetings with the Jordanian leadership on the second day of his visit here, Mukherjee was candid in saying India's relations with Palestine and Israel can't be clubbed, while emphasising that this also does not also does not mean the support for a separate statehood stood diluted.

Music has no boundaries: Tribute to Ghulam Ali by radio station

New Delhi : He may have missed a chance to perform in Mumbai following Shiv Sena's protest, but the songs and melodies of Pakistani ghazal maestro Ghulam Ali will transcend across the border with a special musical tribute on a radio channel on Sunday.

Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM will be playing songs by Ghulam Ali, who has regaled music lovers across the globe over the past 45 years.

One can expect hits like "Chupke chupke raat din", "Hangama hai kyon barpa", “Teri yaad yaad yaad” and “Hum tere shahar mein” on the show, which will be hosted by radio jockey Sayema.