Thursday, February 17, 2011
The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday adjourned until next month a decision on whether the detained US national who killed two local men had diplomatic immunity in a case that has pushed ties between two allies toward a breaking point.
The Advocate General (AG) Punjab Khuwaja Haris told the court that the detained American possessed illegal weapons and equipment. He said there was no immunity for diplomats involved in serious crimes.
The Obama administration has piled pressure on
The world’s biggest food company Nestle on Thursday posted 34.2 billion francs ($35.7 billion, 26.3 billion euros) in 2010 net profits, strongly boosted by its disposal of stakes in eyecare group Alcon.
The sale of Alcon shares to Swiss health giant Novartis contributed 24.5 billion francs to Nestle’s bottomline, which reached more than three times the 10.4 billion francs it earned in 2009.
The Swiss-based group also issued a positive outlook for 2011, saying that it was starting the year with
Senator John Kerry, who conveyed United States’ profound sorrow to the Pakistanis over the loss of lives in shooting by an American consulate employee Raymond Davis, has expressed confidence in the two countries’ ability to repair current strains and move toward a trusting relationship.
“My hope is that we can stay focused on the strength of our relationship, on the possibilities for the future, learn the lessons of the past, but use it as a way of building an even stronger relationship as we go forward,” the influential lawmaker said in a statement on Thursday at the
Perfectionist Aamir Khan is all set to lend his voice for upcoming Yashraj film ‘Dhoom 3’. The talented actor, who is playing a negative role in the sequel to Dhoom2, has agreed to sing the theme song which will be picturised on him. The last time Aamir sang for a film was the chartbuster ‘Aati Kya Khandala’ for Jatin-Lalit in Ghulam.
Composer Pritam Chakraborty has set aside all his assignments from June to fully focus on the music of ‘Dhoom 3’. The over-committed music composer with a hit record for the last three years has been asked to
Hindu radical group Shiv Sena has threatened Pakistani cricket team two days ahead of the ICC World Cup and put a question mark on any final match which involves Pakistan.
“You all know Sena chief Bal Thackeray ‘s views. If the Pakistan team reaches the final (scheduled in Mumbai), whether to allow them to play, the Sena chief will decide,” Indian official news agency, Press Trust of India quoted Manohar Joshi as saying.
Joshi’s party has been vehemently opposing cricket ties between the two neighbours.
The former Lok Sabha Speaker’s statement comes a